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.
LONDON (Reuters) - Discounter Lidl [LIDUK.UL] has leapfrogged upmarket Waitrose [JLP.UL] in Britain's competitive food retail market, industry data showed on Tuesday, a sign that cash-strapped shoppers are still having to count their pennies.
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.
Former Chancellor George Osborne has urged Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of England, from Liverpool to Hull.