News Sir Michael Wilshaw has vowed to tackle what he called 'a culture of casual acceptance' of low level disruption in schools

Schools will face “no notice” inspections of their pupils’ behaviour as from Monday.

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AstraZeneca paid its departing chief executive David Brennan up to £4.4m, on top of his pension pot totalling £14m, it emerged yesterday.

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AstraZeneca paid its former chief executive David Brennan up to £4.4m on top of his pension pot totalling £14m, it emerged yesterday.

Ex-AstraZeneca boss David Brennan waives right to bonus

The former boss of pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca has waived his entitlement to a 2012 annual bonus and has been denied performance-related share awards for the last two years, it emerged today.

Two people wrongly arrested because officials wrote down 'wrong numbers'

Two members of the public were arrested by police and wrongly accused of crimes because officials wrote down the wrong numbers, a watchdog revealed today.

Ulster Bank boss Jim Brown waives bonus after IT chaos

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said he was turning down this year's annual bonus after a computer meltdown left thousands of customers without access to cash.

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Vince Cable plans executive pay crackdown

Vince Cable moved to strengthen the hand of shareholders today by giving them powers to lead the crackdown on excessive executive pay deals.

University plagiarism soars by 20 per cent

Plagiarism is a growing threat to the integrity of Britain's higher education system, the head of the body set up to hear students' complaints warns today.

Thames water boss Martin Baggs doubles pay with bonus

The boss of Thames Water, which supplies customers in London and large parts of the Home Counties, has been awarded a bonus nearly equal to his annual salary following a year in which a hosepipe ban was announced and customer satisfaction "deteriorated".

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The boss of Thames Water has been awarded a bonus nearly equal to his annual salary after a year in which a hosepipe ban was announced and customer satisfaction "deteriorated".

Small talk: Don't give too much credit to bank claims on small-firm loans

For three years now, Britain's banks have insisted that only a tiny number of SMEs applying for credit are being turned down. The banking industry was at it again last week, crowing about data from the SME Finance Monitor, a quarterly survey of 20,000 small and medium-sized firms. Just one per cent said they had been turned down for credit over the 12 months to the end of the first quarter of the year.

'Fuel poverty fall' welcomed

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Investors look to ground corporate jet deal with Petrofac CEO and founder

Shareholders in Petrofac have been urged to vote down its accounts after it emerged that the energy services company is paying $1.4m (£900,000) to hire a corporate jet from an offshore trust linked to the chief executive, Ayman Asfari.

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