15 – The number of global financial institutions downgraded by ratings agency Moody’s, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC.
600 – The number of people who have reserved homes through the government’s NewBuy scheme since it launched three months ago.
£170,000 – The amount that has been paid for the UK’s most expensive beach hut. The Dorset structure has no running hot water or washing facilities.
16 – The number of years since England last reached the semi-final of the European Football Championship.
£3.3m – The amount comedian Jimmy Carr has allegedly put into a Jersey-based, tax-avoidance scheme.
£2,709,896 – The amount that was paid to directors of the Financial Services Authority in 2011/12, a 10% drop compared with the £3,003,443 in 2010/11.
1,111 – The number of over-60s who contacted the Consumer Credit Counselling Service last year about their mortgage arrears.
12m – The number of NatWest and RBS customers that may have been unable to receive money or pay bills last Friday because of a major technical fault.