Our lead story focuses on the views of CFOs as the cabinet “ramps up” preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa May’s proposed EU exit deal, while letters are being sent to 140,000 firms updating them on what they should do.

In addition, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors launched a joint statement: “Businesses have been watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than practical steps that business needs to move forward.”