Theresa May pledged on Wednesday to give Parliament an opportunity to vote on the final Brexit bill.
In a concession to pro-European Conservatives, who have been threatening to vote down key Brexit legislation, the prime minister said both UK houses of parliament would get to vote prior to Brexit in March 2019.
Some 20 Tory MPs were expected to rebel against the government on Wednesday night, by demanding an amendment to the Brexit bill to call for a “meaningful” vote on Brexit.
Sterling was 0.21% and 0.31% higher against the dollar and euro respectively as at 1255 GMT.
Earlier on Wednesday, data showed the number of new UK jobs had fallen more than expected. However, the pound benefited from data showing UK wage growth had risen to 2.3% in October from 2.2% in the prior month.
On Tuesday, inflation surprised on the upside, rising to 3.1% in November versus October´s 3% reading.