BUSINESS LIVE: Britvic agrees £3.3bn takeover; Marston’s to quit brewing; Ocado expands Japanese partnership

Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are Britvic, Marston’s, Ocado, ITM Power, Unite Group, Plus500 and Ferrexpo.

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Mortgage misery led voters to turn against Tories

Tory voters lost faith in the ability of Rishi Sunak’s party to manage the housing market ahead of the election, figures reveal.

A results breakdown shows the Conservatives haemorrhaging support to Labour and the Liberal Democrats in seats with the most mortgage holders.

Grant Thornton mulls private equity deal to drive growth

Grant Thornton is seeking a private equity investor to buy into the 100-year-old business.

The accountancy giant is exploring a potential deal by which the UK company’s audit arm would remain majority-owned by its 220 partners, the Sunday Times reported.