Construction company Carillion collapsed with debts of £1.5 billion. How does that compare with other UK corporate failures?
Overend Gurney & Co, a bank, collapsed in 1866 with £4 million in liabilities (£400 million at today’s prices).
Polly Peck failed after a fraud probe with £100 million in debts (£217 million).
Barings Bank failed in 1995 after rogue trader Nick Leeson ran up £827 million of losses (£1.55 billion).
MG Rover failed in 2005, leaving behind £1.4 billion of debt (£2 billion).
Northern Rock was saved in 2007 after the government provided emergency loans to the tune of £27 billion (£35.7 billion).
A petition called for homeless people not to be removed from the streets of Windsor for the royal wedding in May. Which areas have the most recorded rough sleepers?
|Brighton and Hove||144|
Forest of statistics
Plans to plant a 62,000-hectare forest across the north of England were announced. How do we compare with Europe for trees?
|UK FOREST COVER|
|EUROPE’S MOST DENSELY FORESTED|
Women on top
Which organisations have a ‘reverse’ pay gap — they pay men less than women?
|Yellow Dot Ltd||-80.6%|
|Arnold Clark Finance||-15%
|Campbells Prime Meat Ltd||-13.1%
|Hambleton District Council||-12.1%|
|Diageo GB Ltd||-9.8%|
|Commission for Equality
and Human Rights
|SSE Energy Supply Ltd||– 3.8%|