Is it worth getting paid to save energy with the demand flexibility service? LUNCH MONEY

The nights have well and truly drawn in but across the country, people are being urged to turn their lights off, switch off the TV and not cook their dinner some evenings.

Why are we so eager for people to sit in the dark – and get paid to do it?

On this episode of Lunch Money, Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce discuss the demand flexibility scheme, how households can earn a bit of extra money by saving energy – and who can and can’t join in.

Richard Hunter, of interactive investor, looks at why gold has soared to a record high even as inflation is falling.

And finally, Richard talks us through his watchword for investors in 2024: Maturity – what the individual letters of the acronym stand for and why they matter.