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.
Fixing Carillion (CLLN) won't be easy - possibly taking as long as five years - but at least the bombed-out construction and outsourcing group has made a start.
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.