March 30, 2018 / 12:15 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - March 30

March 30 (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

- UK government has warned that it could block Melrose Plc's 8 billion pounds ($11.22 billion) takeover of GKN Plc on public interest grounds after shareholders voted to approve the deal by a narrow margin.

- American prosecutors fined Barclays Plc $2 billion on Thursday as the bank agreed to settle claims that it fraudulently mis-sold toxic mortgage products before the financial crisis.

The Guardian

- The pay of BP Plc's chief executive, Bob Dudley, jumped by almost 13% last year to $13.4 million bringing it closer to the $19.4 million pay package shareholders rejected two years ago.

- UK's equalities watchdog has insisted it will pursue companies that submit inaccurate figures on their gender pay gaps after multiple firms appeared to file questionable information.

The Telegraph

- Savings hit a record low last year as families faced rising prices and stagnant incomes in 2017. Just 4.9 percent of earnings were set aside by Britons, the Office for National Statistics said.

- Fitness brand Under Armour Inc said personal details of around 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal nutrition app and website were accessed in a breach earlier this year.

Sky News

- Facebook Inc is to end its partnerships with several large data brokers who use personal information to help advertisers target people on the social network.

The Independent

- Women earn on average 223,000 pounds less than men over the course of a lifetime, according to new research published ahead of next week's deadline for businesses across UK to divulge their gender pay gaps. The analysis has been compiled by the Young Women's Trust ($1 = 0.7132 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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