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People and Business: Buxton's bliss

ANDREW BUXTON, who stepped down as chairman of Barclays Bank last week, yesterday relinquished one of his duties as a member of the "great and good" by giving up the chairmanship of the Confederation of British Industry's Economic Affairs Committee. Nick Reilly, chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors, will take the helm.

Mr Buxton, a former Guards officer and a scion of one of Barclays' founding Quaker families, looked perfectly relaxed at his last committee meeting yesterday. He is obviously looking forward to being out of the limelight.