Britain's largest power generator is to pay a record penalty of �28m after it failed to meet a target on helping poor households save energy.
Oil prices hit a four-and-a half-year low in the wake of the decision by the Opec producers' cartel not to cut output. Brent crude fell $2.43 to $70.15 a barrel on Friday.
House prices climbed to another all-time high in November but the pace of growth in property values is continuing to cool, Nationwide Building Society has reported.
NEXT week's autumn statement is unlikely to include more shocks on pensions. NEXT week's autumn statement is unlikely to include more shocks on pensions.