People with problem debt could be given a six-week breathing space, the government has confirmed. It follows pressure from rebels in the House of Lords, who had threatened to vote down the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill later on Tuesday.
Whitbread says slowing growth at its Costa Coffee stores will recover as increasingly sophisticated British customers spend more on finer brews.
Carillion has been handed a lifeline by its lenders after agreeing new debt facilities, while selling part of its healthcare division to rival Serco.
The AA wants Bob Mackenzie to hand back the sum because of an alleged undisclosed physical altercation, Sky News learns. 11:45, UK, Tuesday 24 October 2017.
Sterling is still under the cosh on currency markets after Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe doubled down overnight on his more cautious approach on interest rates.