A measure of confidence in the UK's creditworthiness has been slashed by another major ratings agency in the wake of the mini-budget, piling further pressure on the under-fire pound.
The UK's biggest mortgage lenders will urge the chancellor to extend a government home loans initiative which helps first-time buyers get onto the property ladder.
The country has been put on notice that the chances of gas shortages this winter have risen markedly, prompting a contingency plan to prioritise heating.
"Stealthy" freezes to tax and welfare thresholds will outweigh any benefits people will get from the government's plan to cut taxes, according to economists.
The National Grid's electricity system operator and gas system operator will release one of their regular winter outlook reports later.
The taxpayer support for household energy bills could cost up to £140bn in an "extreme" scenario, an energy market expert has warned.