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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Dec. 13

·2 min read

Dec 13 (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

- Serco Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Rupert Soames said there are "unintended consequences" from the growth of environmental, social and governance standards that could eventually force publicly quoted businesses to go private. https://bit.ly/3pQa7cF

- Fulham Shore, the operator of the Franco Manca and Real Greek restaurant chains, is expected to start paying dividends at its full-year results after strong trading. https://bit.ly/3s0MnFA

The Guardian

- Paris, London and Brussels have dropped talk of a trade war and appeared to settle a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licences, but angry French fishers threatened to go ahead with a pre-Christmas blockade of British goods entering Calais. https://bit.ly/3pQaq7j

- Goldman Sachs Group Inc will start training apprentices directly on its London trading floor for the first time next year, feeding into wider efforts to boost social mobility across the UK's financial sector. https://bit.ly/3GGtqMa

The Telegraph

- Purplebricks Group Plc could face a bill of as much as 30 million pounds ($39.76 million) after it put thousands of landlords at risk of being fined through a failure to follow basic tenancy law. https://bit.ly/3IMCEs8

- Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover have joined the "buy now, pay later" craze by investing in a start-up that promises to slash the upfront cost of car repairs. https://bit.ly/3dMiwYV

Sky News

- Walmart Inc-backed robotics and automation company Symbotic is finalising plans for a $4.5 billion merger with SoftBank Group Corp's special purpose acquisition company SVF Investment Corp 3. https://bit.ly/33pd1xy

($1 = 0.7545 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)