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Pound hits 20-month low as Brexit vote pulled

Sterling fell by two cents to $1.2519, its lowest level since April 2017 - and also dipped by more than a cent and a half against the euro to just above €1.10 - as the PM outlined her position to MPs

Growth drops down a gear as demand for cars stalls

Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, down from 0.6% in the three months to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Shopping visits fall in run-up to Christmas

The 3.2% decline in footfall compared to the same month last year was the biggest for November, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard

Interserve shares plummet on recovery plan

Interserve said the plan, aimed at scaling back its debt pile, was likely to see a "substantial proportion" of its outstanding borrowing converted into equity, or shares in the company

Sir Rocco Forte: Brexit plan is like ‘locking yourself in jail’

He told Sky's Ian King that the draft Brexit agreement was a "disaster" - in contrast with a growing chorus of backing for the plan from other business leaders who are worried about the prospect of crashing out with no deal

Sir Martin Sorrell: ‘It hasn’t been an easy six months’

The businessman, who built WPP into the world's biggest advertising company over 32 years at the helm, was speaking after the announcement of a second big acquisition by S4 Capital, the venture that he set up soon after leaving

UK-focused stocks up as markets see chance of ‘no-deal’ Brexit fade

JP Morgan, the US investment bank, now sees the possibility of crashing out without an agreement at 10%, down from 20%, with the chances of "no Brexit" up from 20% to 40%

Toyota faces ‘stop-start’ production under no-deal

Tony Walker told MPs it was "unimaginable" that the company could implement new customs arrangements under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules overnight

Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit could see 10% shopping bill hike

The Bank of England governor set out his view of the expected impact of crashing out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement as he appeared before MPs on the Treasury select committee

Struggling DIY chain Wickes could be sold

Wickes has been hit by tough competition and higher costs amid a "challenging" consumer market and falling sales