Marks & Spencer has confirmed it will hold a second one-day Sale on Thursday.

M&S’s One Day Christmas Spectacular will offer shoppers 20 per cent off all clothing, home and wine, both in store and online. In addition, shoppers will also receive 20 per cent off Christmas cakes and puddings.

The discount offers will also be on top of the recent reduction in VAT on all applicable items.

The move follows M&S’ first one-day Sale on November 20.

M&S chairman Sir Stuart Rose said: “Our last One Day Christmas Spectacular went down really well with customers. We know that people are feeling the pinch and we want to give them a helping hand in the run up to Christmas”.

Many M&S stores across the UK will be opening early and extending their opening hours until midnight to give as many customers the opportunity to take advantage of the offer.

Debenhams today began a three-day Sale which is expected to be extended through the whole weekend.