Energy bills in the first three months of 2024 are projected to increase before dropping later in the year, according to a closely-watched forecast.
The UK is no longer lagging behind in the G7 group of wealthy countries as revised figures show economic growth was bigger than first thought.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies' analysis that the UK's tax burden is the largest since the Second World War puts into historical context what has been clear since Boris Johnson became prime minister.
Number 10 has said scrapping the winter fuel allowance for all but the poorest pensioners is now "not happening".
Rishi Sunak is under growing pressure to provide support for millions of households expected to struggle with energy costs this winter.
The CBI hopes to persuade Kemi Badenoch to address its annual conference in November as part of the rehabilitation of what was for decades Britain's most influential business lobbying group.
Thousands of London Underground workers and train drivers at rail networks are set to strike in September and October.
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson have overseen the largest set of tax rises since the Second World War, according to economic analysis.
Unsecured creditors in Wilko face recovering as little as 4p in the pound of the money they are owed, according to the first estimate published by the collapsed retailer's administrator.
A British start-up which helps to forecast floods more accurately has raised £2m from a syndicate of prominent investors.