BONUSES: The boss of insurer Aviva bowed to shareholder pressure on Monday and waived a pay rise which would have taken his annual salary over the £1 million mark.
Chief executive Andrew Moss has rejected the 4.6 per cent rise awarded in March on his £960,000 annual salary.
Investor group Pensions Investment Research Consultants had called on shareholders to vote against Aviva’s executive pay report at its annual meeting on Thursday.
Shareholders stung banking giant Barclays on Friday with a third failing to support the bumper pay packages.
Charity highlights teen cancer risk
HEALTH: A quarter of young people with cancer visited GPs four times or more before their symptoms were taken seriously and they were referred to a specialist, a study revealed on Monday.
The Teenage Cancer Trust said its findings highlighted the “serious issue of delayed diagnosis” among 13 to 24-year-olds.
The trust launched its first ever teenage cancer awareness week on Monday aimed at educating young people, parents, teachers and health professionals about the signs of cancer in the age group.
Floods expected despite drought
WEATHER: The Environment Agency warned on Monday of localised flooding across parts of southern and eastern England, the Midlands and Wales as further heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the country.
The agency has set up a number of incident rooms and says it is checking defences against downpours forecast tomorrow.
Many of the areas at risk of floods are currently in a state of drought.