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.
Lidl in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Sales at the chain have risen 18.9% in the past three months. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian.
Public sector borrowing recorded a surplus of �0.2bn in July, its first July surplus since 2002. Reaction on the currency markets has been limited, however, the pound rising slightly to �1.2958, a 0.4pc fall for the session.
China's largest commercial property company has ditched plans to buy Nine Elms Square in south-west London after a clampdown by regulators in Beijing on overseas investment.