George Osborne's tax and benefit changes have hit women almost four times as hard as men, according to new research which threatens to compound the Conservative Party's unpopularity among women.
Hundreds of level crossings are suspected of exposing the public to an unacceptable risk of death, an influential committee of MPs warns today in a report which calls on Network Rail to withhold bonuses from its executive directors.
The 91,000 staff of the John Lewis Partnership will receive an annual bonus worth 15% of their salaries. The bonus is the equivalent to almost 8 weeks' pay, but the bonus rate is lower than last year's 17%.
Ross McEwan, new boss of the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland, has been handed �3m in shares. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP.
A group of banks including taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has seized control of the loss-making gym chain LA fitness from its private equity owner since 2005, MidOcean Partners.