Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is scrambling to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking, after last week MPs  rejected her deal for a second time and voted to delay Brexit.

In a bid to get more MPs to back her deal she warned over the weekend that failure to support the deal would mean “we will not leave the EU for many months, if ever”.

The EU will decide the terms and conditions of any extension. Legally, the UK is still due to leave the EU on 29 March.

British companies look set to cut investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 because of Brexit, even if Prime Minister Theresa May gets a deal to ease the country out of the bloc, employers group the British Chambers of Commerce said.

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The accounting black hole at Patisserie Valerie has swelled to £94m, more than double a previous estimate, according to a new report by its administrators KPMG.

After it fell into administration in January, the cafe chain was found to have overstated its cash position by £30m and failed to disclose overdrafts of nearly £10m.