Sterling came under pressure on the foreign exchange market on Monday after a senior Bank of England official warned that a further rise in the pound would hinder efforts to boost exports and rebalance the economy.
Foreign currency specialist Travelex today became the latest High Street giant to reveal it is considering a stock market flotation.
Gatwick has raised the stakes in the battle for airport expansion in the South East by offering compensation to households likely to be most affected if the go-ahead is given for a second runway.
Labour is planning a �6bn tax raid on bankers and prime property owners to raise funds for new job creation schemes and other pledges.
The board committee that sets pay at the troubled Co-operative Group is expected to meet this week to discuss extending controversial retention payments to more members of the newly assembled top management team.