Hundreds of solar power jobs have been lost owing to planned cuts to subsidies, according to a survey that suggests thousands more jobs could be at risk industry-wide.
A further 333 jobs are saved at steel company Caparo, administrators PwC announce.
Interest of up to 4% will be paid on new Help to Buy Isas - accounts aimed at helping potential property buyers save for a deposit.
News Corporation, the media group headed by Rupert Murdoch, confirmed this morning that it had made an offer to take full control of BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster in which it has a 39 per cent stake.
China is considering a wealth tax on homeowners as it grasps at new weapons to halt a frantic rise in property prices that many fear poses the biggest threat to the Chinese economy.
It is a dilemma familiar to anyone still clinging to analogue radios or cathode-ray televisions: pay to go digital or wait until prices drop?