Phillip Hammond has confirmed the government is ending its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme. The "flagship" policy was introduced by George Osborne in the autumn of 2013 that was intended to get thousands of Britons on the housing ladder.
A survey for a business lobby group suggests some companies have reduced recruitment and may cut staff hours in future. 02:07, UK, Friday 30 September 2016.
The competition watchdog has launched a review of price comparison websites to investigate public awareness of how they earn their money and the level to which they actually benefit consumers.
'Real concerns': Sadiq Khan wants clarity over the roles overseas money plays in London's housing market. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian.
Consumers see it as the right time for big purchases such as furniture and electrical goods. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA. Katie Allen.