LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights are illuminated on South Moulton Street on December 15, 2010 in London, England. Despite the global economic downturn and cold weather, high street ... more 
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights are illuminated on South Moulton Street on December 15, 2010 in London, England. Despite the global economic downturn and cold weather, high street retailers have generally been experiencing good Christmas trading which has been attributed in part to January's rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) less 
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