What the Sunday Papers Said
Monday 28 October 2013
The Independent on Sunday: Absence of UK division’s boss adds to woes at Serco
The head of the Serco division that is responsible for UK Government contracts is currently absent from work, adding to the group’s leadership crisis. On Friday, group chief executive Chris Hyman shocked the market as he announced his resignation. UK and Europe chief Jeremy Stafford has also not been working since the start of the month and there is no indication of when he will be back.
The Sunday Times: Revenue chief to be slammed over Google’s tax avoidance
Britain’s top tax inspector will come under fire from MPs this week for allowing Google and other multinationals to use “immoral” tax-avoidance ploys. Jim Harra, director-general of business tax at HM Revenue and Customs, is one of three officials who will be grilled by the Commons Public Accounts Committee. They are expected to be accused of allowing foreign companies to ride roughshod over the tax code.
The Mail on Sunday: South African billionaire puts BHS on shopping list
The Bhs department store chain, owned by Sir Philip Green, has been sized up as a potential takeover target by South African billionaire Christo Wiese. The chain is one of several retailers on a list of possible British acquisitions being considered by Mr Wiese, who has a personal fortune of £2.2bn. He has formed an alliance with former Asda chief Andy Bond to look for opportunities.
The Sunday Telegraph: RBS set to climb into black under new chief executive
Royal Bank of Scotland is set to report third-quarter profits of more than £400m, reversing a loss last year of £1.2bn. The taxpayer-backed lender’s return to profit will be the first set of results overseen by new chief executive, Ross McEwan, although the figures are likely to be overshadowed by continued speculation about a break-up. RBS will report its results on Friday.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination
I Am Bread could actually be a challenging and nuanced title
- 1 Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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