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.
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.
Men in Britain enjoy an average of 40 minutes' more leisure time a day than women, new figures suggest. They had six hours and nine minutes of free time per day in 2015, compared with five hours and 29 minutes for women, according to the Office for ...