Chancellor doubles Brexit funding for this year, announcing £2.1 billion to prepare for no deal. New immediate cash boost of £1.1 billion to prepare critical areas for EU exit on 31 October. A further £1 billion available to enhance operational preparedness this year if needed.
Two directors from the North-west banned for 16 years after lack of oversight led to a £7.6 million shortfall in monies being held for insolvent estates. Darren Dean Varden (54), of Bury, Lancashire, and Philip Andrew Nuttall (58), of Congleton, Cheshire, were directors of Varden