Today's fine for RBS pushes the bill for past bad behaviour over an enormous £4 billion.
It appears the Chancellor will announce a cap on business rate rises and a shift away from subsidising on-shore wind farms and solar energy.
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan admitted that it had failed to invest properly in systems for decades.
Earlier this week, E.ON said it did not expect to have to raise prices in the next 18 months "as a result of social or environment obligations".
But E.ON also warned, "There remains a risk, however, that increases in network charges or wholesale energy costs for example could force a price increase".
The announcement followed the Government's shake-up of green levies on Monday.
Energy supplier E.ON will increase prices by an average of 3.7% from January 18.
2% business rate cap officially announced. Good but not good enough. A tax rise is still a tax rise #AS2013
As it announced the closure of a further 62 stores and 427 job losses today, Blockbuster's administrators called on the Chancellor to take urgent action on business rates in his Autumn Statement later.
The ailing DVD rental chain - one of Britain's largest entertainment franchises in the '90s - has been plunged into administration twice this year and has failed to find a buyer.
Admistrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery said: "With the Chancellor’sAutumn Statement due later today Moorfields are urging the Chancellor to take urgentaction on business rates as retailers continue to struggle.
"Whilst the difficulties faced by ... Blockbuster are not solely due to the burden of business rates the group was paying a sizeable £3.8m on a turnover of £40m.
"Even if, as speculated, the rates increase were capped at 2% Blockbuster would have faced an increase of £75,000 on an already considerable £3.8m."
Blockbuster's administrators have announced the closure of 62 UK Blockbusters stores, with a further 427 job losses, and said the troubled DVD rental chain looks likely to close for good - with a total loss of 1,235 jobs.
– Blockbuster's administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery
We are today announcing the closure of a further 62 stores across the United Kingdom and a further 427 jobs as part of the effective phased closure as announced on 28 November.
Unfortunately we have still not received any acceptable offers so as a result we may be forced to close the remaining 91 stores affecting 808 employees.
John Lewis has launched an appeal to find a five-year-old girl who wrote to the retailer apologising for breaking a Christmas bauble.
The girl, known only as Faith, sent a handwritten apology to her local store in Cambridge after she said she accidentally broke the decoration on a visit to the shop.
Staff at John Lewis are keen to meet the youngster but baffled as to who she could be.
Store manager Dominic Joyce posted the letter and the appeal on Twitter:
He told the Daily Mail: "We’d like to thank her and because of her adorable letter maybe give her something from the store she would like."
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to cap increases to business rates in his Autumn Statement today and only a quarter of the public think the coalition understands the concerns of small business owners and entrepreneurs, according to the ITV News Index carried out by polling firm ComRes.
Only 26% of those questioned said the Government understood small business owners, while 66% thought the Coalition understood banks and big businesses.
The 1.7 billion euros (£1.4 billion) fines for eight major banks imposed by the European Commission for rigging benchmark interest rates is to be ploughed back into the EU's budget, says ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg:
Proceeds from bank fines go back to EU budget