The FT analysis makes grim reading for chancellor George Osborne ahead of his 19 March budget. Photograph: Getty Images. Put away the champagne.
LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland said it had handed shares worth up to 18.25 million pounds ($30.5 million) to directors under a long term incentive plan, risking a political backlash.
THE heavy geopolitical overtones to the flash point on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine has global commodity markets working overtime on the consequences the crisis could serve up to global energy, minerals and agriculture trade flows.
Aga Rangemaster has posted a �700,000 profit for 2013, 47 per cent lower than the previous year, due to pension costs and factory closures.
Coastal towns damaged by storms and flooding will be able to bid for a share of a �64m regeneration fund, ministers have said. The Coastal Communities Fund was set up to pump government money into depressed coastal areas across the UK.