■ Profits will be down from last year
■ Subdued sales expected ahead of the general election
■ Strong cash conversion
Shares in Partnership Assurance tumbled 5 per cent on news that its individual annuity sales fell by almost 50 per cent in the third quarter
Sales volumes are surging ahead at specialist plastics manufacturer Victrex, but with 97 per cent of sales bound for export markets, foreign exchange translations remain a bugbear.
Workspace is selling off some non-core assets and using the cash to fund development projects in the core business.