2013 was the year that 800,000 people were lifted out of fuel poverty – by a change in the definition.
Taxpayers took a hit of at least £230m through the sale of a stake in Lloyds Banking Group, the National Audit Office said on Wednesday, in a report that contradicts government claims that it a made a profit on the privatisation of the bailed-out institution.
Pay expectations of senior City workers below board level have leapt in 2013, amid predictions of a 44% bonus increase for senior staff.
HSBC has played down the prospect of spinning off its UK business in a separate stock market listing in a move that would undo its takeover of Midland Bank 20 years ago.
Manufacturing will grow faster than the overall UK economy next year but much-needed business from overseas markets is looking shakier, according to an industry report published on Monday.
Britain's strongest growth in more than three years has provided a foretaste of the looming general election battle as the Conservatives and Labour clashed over the state of the economy.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to be broken up by the Government into a 'good bank' and a 'bad bank' with the go-ahead to be given within the next few weeks, the Chancellor has disclosed.
The EU's financial services chief has defended the right to cap City bankers' lavish bonuses in the face of a legal challenge from Britain over new pay rules.
Higher than expected inflation is a problem for George Osborne.
The International Monetary Fund is urging George Osborne to boost spending on Britain's infrastructure despite revising upwards its forecast for UK growth by more than for any other developed country.