The Big Six energy provider EDF is to cut gas prices by 1.3%, the firm has announced.
The UK economy grew by 0.5% during the final quarter of 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.
Aer Lingus's board has recommended an improved 1.36 billion-euro ($1.52 billion) takeover offer from the owner of British Airways, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the airline said.
The new proposal by IAG is its third in sixth weeks. It is worth 2.55 euros per share, up from a previous 2.40 euros, and includes a cash offer of 2.50 per euros share and a cash dividend of 0.05 euros per share.
Aer Lingus said its recommendation is subject to being satisfied with how IAG proposes to address the interests of its two largest shareholders; budget airline Ryanair and the Irish government.
The Rangers board has agreed a £10 million loan deal with Sports Direct, it has announced to the Stock Exchange.
SSE is to reduce household gas prices by 4.1% on April 30 before extending its energy price freeze until at least July 2016.
It is the latest energy firm to announce a cut in gas prices.
British Gas announced a five per cent cut in prices, npower is to cut its standard tariff by an average of 5.1%, E.ON reduced tariffs by 3.5 per cent, and Scottish Power announced a 4.8 per cent drop in prices starting February 20.
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Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged homeowners to cash in on the gas price war and switch suppliers to get the best possible price.
As npower becomes the latest Bix Six energy firm to slash bills, with a cut of 5.1 per cent, the Lib Dem MP also urged SSE and EDF to follow suit and cut tariffs.
Ed Davey on @npowerhq "Competition is driving down prices... there's now more pressure on remaining companies to follow suit & cut prices."
Davey: "Don’t miss out - now is perfect time to check your tariff & find the best deal. Switching suppliers is quicker & easier than ever."
It comes amid plummeting wholesale costs, with Ofgem revealing prices have fallen by 19 per cent year-on-year.
More gas bill cuts could be on the cards if wholesale prices continue to fall, bosses at energy firm npower have promised.
Chief executive Paul Massara vowed that bills would be kept under review - and said the firm had cut tariffs as much as possible amid plummeting wholesale prices, while reflecting increasing costs elsewhere.
The announcement of a 5.1 per cent price cut by npower - the largest drop of the Big Six firms - comes as wholesale energy prices fall by around 19 per cent.
Today's announcement means we can get the benefits we are seeing in the wholesale market to our customers pockets as soon as possible.
We have balanced this wholesale price fall against increases in the other costs we are charged. If there are further falls in wholesale prices, we will keep these under review to see if we can cut further.
Energy giant npower has become the latest firm to announce a cut in gas prices.
From February 16, the supplier will cut its standard gas tariff by an average of 5.1 per cent - the biggest price cut of its competitors - benefiting its 1.3 million customers by around £35 a year.
It means more than half of the so-called Big Six energy firms have now reduced tariffs this month, in line with a sharp fall in wholesale costs.
SSE and EDF have not yet announced any changes.
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