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 is plotting further growth in its Premier Inn hotel chain even as tough conditions on the high street and rising costs hit its Costa Coffee arm in the UK.
Carpetright shares fell 6.36pc this morning after the flooring retailer said profits would be lower in the first half of this year and its chief executive warned of "volatile" trading conditions.
International service company Serco Group announced on Tuesday that it has reached agreement to acquire BTP Systems, a provider of satellite communication and radar engineering technical services to the US defence industry.
A new emission charging system for older, more polluting vehicles in London is just a “first step” and must be accompanied by wider measures such as a national diesel scrappage scheme, according to environment groups.