The chancellor says the pace is picking up on Brexit talks and a deal could lift the economy.
Image copyright Getty Images One in six roads across England and Wales are in such a bad state they must be repaired within the next five years, according to local authorities. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey (ALARM) found that 17% of roads were in “poor” condition. The government is planning to invest £1.2bn […]
Image copyright Getty Images The Co-operative Bank has said a number of “credible” potential buyers have expressed interest since it put itself up for sale last month. It added, however, that there could be “no certainty that an offer for the bank will be made”. The bank, in which the Co-operative Group still has a […]
Image copyright Getty Images The future of struggling discount retailer Poundworld is in the balance after the main contender to buy the chain pulled out talks. Alteri Investors, whose website says it specialises in “challenging retail situations”, was in advanced talks with Poundworld’s owner TPG. Sky News, which first reported Alteri’s move, said TPG is […]