The Bank of England is unlikely to be able to predict the next financial crisis, despite having learned from its "Michael Fish" moment, key staff have told MPs.
Ministers are set to give way over business rates and pay hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation to those worst hit by the tax following a revolt by Conservative MPs.
A rare Jane Austen fiver worth �50,000 has been handed to charity by an anonymous donor. The woman, known only as “J” gave the note away to “help young people” because she doesn't “need it at my time of life".
The new 12-sided �1 coin is set to launch next month, and Brits have until 15 October to use up any current coins they have lying around - before they become void later in the year.
It's a tribute to the sheer, awe-inspiring craziness of London property prices that a Mayfair flat for 'just' �500,000 is an eye-popping bargain.