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Serious Fraud Office Opens Airbus Probe

August 8th, 2016

Episode 795 of 1091 episodes

Airbus faces a criminal investigation in the UK over its use of third party agents. The BBC's Andy Verity fills us in on the possible implications. Also in the programme, Britain's top bosses have been given another bumper pay rise, taking home on average an extra 10% this year. We discuss whether it's time for workers to be given a say in executive pay, with executive headhunter John Purcell, and Peter Cheese from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In Kenya, the authorities are clamping down on loud music on public buses, amid concerns that it is giving people hearing problems. Michael Kaloki has been finding out more. The BBC's Dave Lee reports from Las Vegas, where Hillary Clinton has been gaining some unlikely support from the computer hacking community, which is gathering there this week. Plus Lucy Kellaway reflects on the art of looking authoritative in boring business meetings.

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