Mortgage plans

Tesco is likely to expand into mortgages, according to finance director Andrew Higginson. Speaking at a Reuters summit, Higginson added that Britain's top grocer had no plans to offer current accounts, but expected to grow its financial services.

Salt and fat alert

The Trading Standards Institute has highlighted huge variations in the amount of fat and salt found in products often eaten by children. A particular mix of such foods could lead to recommended levels easily being exceeded.

United Biscuits sale

United Biscuits has reportedly put itself up for sale. Reports suggest that the company has sent out confidential financial packs to potential buyers.