Consumer groups reacted angrily yesterday as energy firm SSE announced it was cutting gas bills by 4.1 per cent cut - but not for another 95 days.
Oil traded near the lowest level in almost six years as OPEC's warning that prices may surge without new investment in production failed to shift the market's focus from more immediate signs of a global supply glut.
Britain's construction companies will need an extra 224,000 workers over the coming five years as growth returns to the industry across the whole country for the first time since the financial crisis.
The UK is expected to post its best annual growth since before the recession when official gross domestic product (GDP) figures are published today.
SHARES in Flybe Group nosedived nearly 26 per cent yesterday after the Exeter-based budget airline said it would only break even before tax in its financial year ending in March.