G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 despite firm's 88m loss on London gamesG4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid 1.19m, up 170,000 on last yearCompany lost 88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security , following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total 1.19million in 2012, up 170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an 88million loss on the London 2012 contract. The security giant failed to provide the 10,400 guards needed during this summer's main event and the military was forced to step in
Now give up your 240,000 pension, angry Lloyds shareholders tell ex-bank chief who presided over disastrous rescue of HBOSHBOS saddled with 238billion of debt had to be bailed out by LloydsCampaigners say pension should be paid to ordinary investors who lost outLloyds had to be bailed out with 20.5billion of taxpayers’ money in October 2008, weeks after its takeover rescue of HBOS By James Salmon PUBLISHED: 23:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 11 April 2013 Lloyds shareholders called for former HBOS chief executive Andy Hornby to give up his 240,000 pension Furious Lloyds shareholders last night led calls for disgraced former HBOS chief executive Andy Hornby to give up his gold-plated pension worth more than 240,000 a year.
16m pay bonanza for five British Gas bosses: Windfall came just weeks after inflation-busting price increases Chief executive Sam Laidlaw is handed 5million Figures emerge in Centrica's annual report showing British Gas made 606million profitOfgem predict the average gas and electricity bill will rise to 1,420 by end of next year was 1,188 and customers have seen their prices double over the last seven years. A total of 2.5million families are estimated to live in ‘fuel poverty’, which means they have to spend more than 10 per cent of their income on their energy bill
Inflation index 'has cheated us for years': Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures ONS admitted its Retail Prices Index measure was 'inadequate'RPI dictates how much Britons' household bills go up each yearThe measure has been swapped for the 'improved' RPIJ, said ONS .
Employers 'reluctant to hire over-50s' as they can't force them to retire at 65Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work due to 'ageism' Since October 2011 no worker can be forced to retire at the age of 65 By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Ageist market: Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work as bosses fear they may continue to work into their 70s and beyond Unemployed people in their 50s are finding their desperate hunt for a job ‘made worse’ by a key Government rule change, a damning report warned yesterday. Before the change, a boss could ask a worker to leave from the age of 65, known as the ‘default retirement age’, as long as they had been given six months’ notice
Revealed: One in four of the UK's top companies pay no tax while we give THEM millions in credits tax year, about nine per cent of the total tax take. In comparison, income taxes raised 151 billion (32 per cent of the total), while VAT raised 98 billion (21 per cent). The companies who got a credit from the taxman were Experian, RSA Insurance Group, security group G4S, telecoms firm Vodafone, aerospace and defence group Rolls-Royce and engineering company IMI.
Tied in knots by elf 'n' safety: Schoolboy, 13, excluded for wearing traditional version instead of a clip-on Teenager Max Richmond says children need to learn how to wear one Headteacher says clip on ties supports health and safety of youngsters HSE said it was a 'myth' that health and safety bans traditional school ties By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 [headerlinks] Max Richmond was put into isolation for a day after he refused to wear a clip on tie Most children have been scolded by a teacher for their scruffy uniform and told to straighten their tie. But one schoolboy has been punished for refusing to wear a clip-on tie because he wants to wear a smarter traditional one – which breaches 'health and safety rules'.
‘I found a live snail in my hospital dinner’: New mum, 20, tells of supper horror on maternity wardAngel Crawford was tucking into her dinner at Aberdeen Maternity Unit when she spotted the molluscSnail believed to have made way onto plate via a packet of frozen peas The model and musician has vowed never to eat hospital food again By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:21 GMT, 23 January 2013 A young mother has spoken of her shock at finding a snail in her hospital dinner shortly after giving birth. Angel Crawford, 20, recoiled in horror after spotting the mollusc while eating her mashed potato at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. The model and musician, who was recovering with new baby Aimee, has vowed never to eat hospital food again
Gary Lineker quits Twitter 'because it was wasting too much time' By Hanna Flint PUBLISHED: 18:33 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 20 January 2013 Full time: Gary Lineker deleted his Twitter account for 'personal reasons' Gary Lineker has mysteriously quit Twitter, claiming he is closing his account ‘for personal reasons’. The Match of the Day host, who joined the social networking site last year, quickly became one of Britain’s most popular users with 1.3million followers. However, he signed off at 7.20pm on Friday with the cryptic message: ‘I’m leaving Twitter for personal reasons.
'I kept asking doctors, “Am I going to die”' Horror of pretty factory employee scalped by conveyor belt after being dragged in by her hair and scarfKelly Nield was dragged into machinery at factory in North Wales in 2009Recalled how she coughed up blood and thought she would not survive Company forced to pay 60,000 fine after admitting it was at fault By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:53 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 18 January 2013 Injuries: Kelly Nield had her hair ripped out while working at a factory; she is pictured before the accident A factory worker who suffered life-changing injuries after being dragged into a conveyor belt has spoken out about her horrific ordeal.