PRESS DIGEST-British Business - March 22

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March 22 (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

- Fiona McBain, chairwoman of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is stepping down, while the rebel director Amar Bhide making allegations of "governance violations" at the FTSE 100 company has been fired for breach of his employment contract.

- The Swiss government has ordered Credit Suisse Group AG to freeze the payment of deferred bonuses to its bankers, in a fresh blow to staff following the troubled lender's forced sale to rival UBS Group AG.

The Guardian

- Network Rail's chief executive Andrew Haines has compared the past year of train strikes to the Iraq war, saying rail leaders need to "build the peace" with workers in a way that British and U.S. victors over Saddam Hussein failed to do.

The Telegraph

- British finance minister Jeremy Hunt is preparing to delay a decision on when to increase the state pension age to 68, The Telegraph understands.

Sky News

- Delivery giant Just Eat has announced it is to axe 1,700 jobs as it ceases to employ its delivery riders and drivers.

The Independent

- Ofcom's chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes has written to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) to clarify rules on politicians presenting and appearing on TV programmes.

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)