Thames Water boss sacked as record leaks continue

Thames Water boss sacked as record leaks continue

Thames Water boss Steve Robertson has been sacked for failing to turn round the embattled firm while a record leaks problem continues to plague the UK’s biggest water company. Former telecoms executive Mr Robertson is stepping down with immediate effect with company chairman Ian Marchant taking temporary control. A source closed to the company said …

Government crackdown on mis-sold funeral plans

Government crackdown on mis-sold funeral plans

The government is cracking down to stop high pressure bullying tactics being used to sell funeral plans to vulnerable people ‘in a highly emotional state’. A spokesman for the Treasury said there were ‘widespread concerns around the conduct of funeral providers’ and particularly of the sales tactics they use to get customers to sign up …