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Wednesday newspaper round-up: International air fares, executive pay, Asos

(Sharecast News) - International air fares are likely to keep climbing from their current highs over the next 10-15 years, with the cost of sustainable fuels expected to drive up ticket prices, according to the global airlines body Iata. Extraordinary demand for travel since the Covid pandemic has led to steep fare rises on many routes, and Iata said consumers could expect to pay more as airlines increase the usage of scarce "greener" jet fuels in response to government mandates to cut aviation's carbon emissions. - Guardian Companies at the centre of the cost of living crisis have paid millions to their chief executives as households struggle with soaring bills. Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer were joined by National Grid in handing huge pay packets to their bosses, according to annual reports released on Tuesday. - Guardian

Fears of a Labour tax raid after the next general election have prompted some business owners to accelerate plans to sell up, a new survey has found. Two thirds of UK owners of businesses with a turnover of at least £5m are preparing plans to exit their firm, according to research by wealth manager Evelyn Partners. - Telegraph

Lloyds Banking Group has threatened to put the owner of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph into administration after the breakdown of talks with the Barclay family, the owner of the newspapers. A restructuring and advisory group has been lined up as receivers. Sources indicated that insolvency practitioners from the firm could be appointed within days if talks are not resumed and an 11th-hour deal struck. - The Times

Suppliers to Asos have started to sever ties with the troubled retailer after credit insurers withdrew cover amid concerns over its falling profits. Asos - founded in 2000 under the name As Seen On Screen, selling imitations of clothes worn by television and film celebrities - was regarded as a trailblazer for fast-fashion thanks to its focus on twentysomething, smartphone-savvy shoppers and its swift service, which helped it to steam ahead of bricks-and-mortar rivals. - The Times

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(Sharecast News) - Britons must accept that their country was now involved in the Middle East conflict, Tobias Ellwood said. The former defence minister warned that "nobody was in full control" of the growing conflict as more and more countries were sucked in. Ellwood also said that Tehran's strike had taken the conflict into a "new dangerous territory". - Sunday Telegraph
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(Sharecast News) - Everton has paid about £30m in interest charges to an opaque lender associated with a tax exile, corporate records suggest. The charges appear to have reached about £438,000 a week, according to the troubled Premier League club's most recent set of accounts, a figure more than three times the reported wages of the Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - New post-Brexit UK border controls coming into force later this month will cost British businesses £2bn and fuel higher inflation, according to a report warning that UK-EU trade will be damaged as a result. With less than a month before the introduction of new checks on animal and plant products from 30 April, the insurer Allianz Trade said the controls agreed under Boris Johnson's Brexit deal could add 10% to import costs over the first year. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian

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