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.
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 supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful.
Protesters from Greenpeace have boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway, in an attempt to block its shipment of Volkswagen cars from being delivered to the UK.
The Co-op Group has severed its ties with the troubled Co-op Bank by selling its last remaining 1pc stake, while reporting a rise in sales on the back of its British-sourced food.