The government is planning to bring forward the date when people need to be 68 to draw the state pension, Chancellor George Osborne will announce in his Autumn Statement later.
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) is poised to axe more than 1,100 jobs in the UK as part of plans to lay off 27,000 employees around the world.
The UK government is expected to sell its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar rail service under a new infrastructure spending plan.
Shares in Standard Chartered slumped on Wednesday as the lender braced the markets for its first fall in profits for a decade. Investors were spooked by the profits warning, sending shares down more than 6 per cent to 1338.5p.
Supermarket giant Tesco blamed battered family budgets after posting another slump in UK sales today. Bosses said households' finances had taken a turn for the worse since the summer, shattering Chancellor George Osborne's claim that the economy was ...