BoE Minutes, Jobless Data

The minutes of the last Bank of England's MPC meeting showed that the vote to leave rates on hold at a historically low 0.5% was unanimous.

Also just out in the news this morning, UK March jobless claims rose less than expected, increasing by 73,700 against expectations of 166,000.

Unemployment in the UK is now running at 6.7%, in line with analysts expectations.

The pound fell to $1.4550 and 88.75 pence against the euro on the news.