December 31, 2019 / 1:28 AM / 6 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Dec. 31

Dec 31 (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

- The UK government is to publish next month its response to a consultation on policing social media companies such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google after Britain leaves the European Union.

- David Sefton, the chairman behind the restructuring of Iconic Labs Plc, has resigned from the company's board.

The Guardian

- The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' union has started the process of balloting its members for new strikes against the South Western Railway franchise in February.

- The UK government said the national living wage for over-25s would increase to 8.72 pounds an hour from 8.21 pounds from the start of April.

The Telegraph

- Energy bills have increased by an inflation-busting 40% in the past five years – saddling U.K. households with an average annual cost of 1,813 pounds, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

- Sir David Jones, who saved Next Plc from collapse in the late 1980s, has died aged 76.

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