In what may prove to be a decisive breaking of the Brexit impasse,  Theresa May has said she will meet Jeremy Corbyn today to try and can come up with a modified version of her withdrawal deal with the EU that can secure the backing of MPs.

The opposition leader says he wants a customs union and workers’ rights to be priorities.


Rachel Reeves, the chair of the House of Commons business select committee, has accused the Big Four accounting firms of “anti-competitive” behaviour by routinely underpricing their audit work.


Oil giant  Shell is leaving the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), in part because of the group’s opposition to a carbon tax or other prices on greenhouse gas emissions.

Meanwhile, ExxonMobil shareholders will not get a vote on whether the company should set targets for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions, following a ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).