This will cause outrage:
The loss is down from £24.3bn in 2008 – a record for a UK company. Despite the loss, RBS said it will be paying out bonuses to reward staff for a record year for its investment banking business. Stephen Hester, RBS\’s chief executive, has said that on pay the bank is a prisoner to market rates.
This will cause less:
The senior managers who presided over one of Britain’s worst hospital scandals, in which up to 1,200 patients died, have all escaped being disciplined, it has emerged.
No one on the board at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has faced censure and all of them were either paid off, walked into another job or allowed to remain in post. The man who ran the hospital trust received a large pay-off despite his part in the scandal.
Martin Yeates, the former chief executive, left the trust “by mutual agreement” with a pay-off of £400,000 and a pension worth £1.27 million, it has been alleged.
We English have always got in a tizzy over money….that dreaded \”trade\” thing. Less so over fuck ups in the public services which kill people.
We\’re not the most balanced of people at times.