PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Sept 15

From Reuters - September 14, 2017

Sept 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

-BBC and other broadcasters will be told to publish information on the social backgrounds of their employees in a bid to break the middle-class stranglehold of the media.

-The head of Britain's media watchdog Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has hit out at the government's decision to ignore its advice on 21st Century Fox Inc's 11.7 billion pound ($15.68 billion) bid for Sky Plc after ministers rejected its recommendations.

The Guardian

-Unions have ramped up the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May over public sector pay by demanding a 3.9 percent rise for 1 million National Health Service staff plus an extra 800 pounds ($1,072.08) to make up for lost earning power during austerity.

-MPs on two parliamentary select committees have challenged Sports Direct International Plc over claims it is deliberately under-paying couriers by mislabeling heavy items, including bicycles, as lightweight packets to avoid paying the fair delivery cost.

The Telegraph


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