PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Feb 7

Feb 7 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

** UK PM Rishi Sunak is poised to mount a mini-reshuffle as he appoints a Conservative Party chairman and confirm Nadhim Zahawi's successor.

The Guardian

** Consumers could be using a new digital pound as an alternative to cash by the end of the decade under plans being drawn up by the Bank of England and the Treasury.

** A health union leader has described Rishi Sunak as deluded for suggesting NHS staff should abandon their campaign to secure a bigger pay rise this year.

The Telegraph

** Manchester City are facing the threat of relegation from the top flight after being charged by the Premier League with more than 100 alleged breaches of its financial regulations.

** Strike-breaking rail managers in the UK were paid 50 pounds ($60.19) an hour on top of their salaries to work on the front line during walkouts over Christmas.

Sky News

** Alphabet Inc's Google has launched its own artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, in answer to the wildly successful ChatGPT.

** A two-day strike by postal workers planned for later this month has been called off following a legal challenge by Royal Mail. ($1 = 0.8308 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)