U.K. Business Secretary says spotlight ‘now firmly on’ Glencore as only FTSE 100 co. without woman on board after Antofagasta names former Chilean minister Vivianne Blanlot. * ‘I have been assured by the company that they are looking to rectify this soon,’ Cable reported as saying * NOTE: Women Fail to Get Top Jobs as FTSE 100 Seeks Boardroom Balance NSN N307ZL6S972C <GO> * NOTE: Glencore Last Bastion of Men-Only U.K. Board on Antofagasta Hire NSN N35MUI6K50XY <GO>
The number of women on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies has reached 20.7 percent, compared with 17.3 percent last year, though most are only being appointed to non-executive roles, a report showed today.
The U.K. must focus on cutting delays in its high-speed-rail project and speed up some of the line’s stages to keep costs and uncertainty down, according to a report by HS2 Ltd. chairman David Higgins.
Mass immigration to Britain is due to a “wealthy metropolitan elite” who want cheap labor and services, Tory Home Office Minister James Brokenshire said, in a direct clash with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on leaving the European Union is damaging investment in the U.K., Business Secretary Vince Cable will say in a renewed attack on his party’s coalition partners.