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.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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