UK inflation will quadruple to about 4% in the second half of 2017, a leading think tank predicts.
The business lobby group the CBI calls to extend free childcare and maternity pay in Autumn Statement.
MPs on the Health Committee question the government's claim it is putting an extra £10bn into the NHS in England.
Surveyors warn of a "dire shortage" of housing in the UK, which is continuing to drive up prices.
The UK's construction sector had its weakest quarter for four years in the three months after the Brexit vote, official figures show.