The Chancellor has chosen measures today that should shove the recovery along and make it a bit easier for some companies to do business.
The happy news is we're living longer - the downside is that costs taxpayers much, much more.
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.
The Government has laid out its ideas on how to cut energy bills this winter - but the plan has been put together in haste.
The government appears set to change its mind on a decision to shelve plans to package cigarettes with stark health warnings.
Today's White Paper on Scottish independence may be 670 pages long, but many voters still say they have unanswered questions.
With prices going up, millions of the big 6's customers certainly feel the firms are making too much cash. How much are they really making?
Is the SNP asking Scotland's voters to back a future with higher taxes and fewer public services?
While the 'big 6' and the Government squabble, customers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations about price hikes.