Public sector net borrowing in July (excluding nationalised banks) was in surplus by �184m. City experts had expected a �1bn deficit.
Provident Financial has issued its second profit warning in two months. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA. Provident Financial. Doorstep lender Provident's chief quits after profit warning.
Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK's seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures.
Ford is the latest car company to launch an incentive for UK consumers to trade in cars over seven years old, by offering �2,000 off some new models.
Theresa May must commit to George Osborne's pet project aimed at bolstering northern England to avoid the UK becoming a “one-trick pony”, the former chancellor has said.