MORNING NEWS: Brexit, rents and business rates

In the news this morning, rising costs are reported to be forcing firms to consider leaving London. A combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, rising rental prices and high business rates are driving hundreds of businesses out of London, according to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Elsewhere, for anyone keen to get their hands on the RBS restructuring unit scandal report, it has apparently been leaked online and Britain is said to be ready for an interest rate rise.

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