The Fitch ratings agency has placed the UK on a negative ratings watch, causing sterling to fall sharply.
A "negative ratings watch" means that the country is on review for a potential credit downgrade.
More top news
Walter Leroy Moody became the oldest US inmate put to death since executions resumed in the US in the 1970s.
The solicitor for Jack Sargeant demands an explanation for delays in the QC investigation into the sacking of the late Carl Sargeant
Nine out of 10 local authorities in Britain are supplied by one of the major UK energy or oil firms, according to new research.