UK public sector borrowing is at its lowest level since the financial crisis, the ONS revealed this morning, giving chancellor Philip Hammond more wiggle room to ease austerity measures in his November budget.
Protesters from Greenpeace have boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway, in an attempt to block its shipment of diesel Volkswagen cars from being delivered to the UK.
Losses have risen sharply at the gig economy food delivery firm, Deliveroo, according to its latest accounts. The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, made a worldwide loss of �129m in 2016, up from �30m in 2015.
A Co-op shop. The group also runs funeral homes and an insurance business. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA. Co-operative Group. Co-op profits fall as it offloads final stake in bank.
Car insurance costs are rising five times faster than inflation, taking average annual bills to �755, new figures from Consumer Intelligence shows.