Ahead of Boris Johnson’s likely election this week as prime minister, EU countries are understood to be wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster.

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The board of global bank Standard Chartered is considering asking its chief executive Bill Winters to take a pay cut after the bank’s largest shareholder put pressure on directors to close down a row over his pension.

Last year, Standard Chartered’s CFO Andy Halford revealed in an interview with Financial Director, the bank’s efforts to overcome challenges: https://www.financialdirector.co.uk/2018/04/24/standard-chartered-cfo-on-surviving-billion-dollar-rap/

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Zero-hours and “gig economy” workers who have shifts cancelled at short notice could be paid compensation under new government plans aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.