After the lower than expected readings from the UK's manufacturing PMI and mortgage approvals, the Sterling lost some ground against the dollar, euro and yen.

GbpUsd: fell from  1.6375 to 1.6246 dollars per pound

EurGbp: fell from 0.8771 to 0.8829 pounds per euro

GbpJpy: fell 135 pips to 151.40 yens per pound.