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In the papers today - 12 January

Business leaders from 17 of Britain's largest companies have formed a taskforce to develop radical ideas on tackling climate change. Chaired by BT chief executive Ben Verwaayen, the taskforce also includes Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy, Shell UK chairman James Smith, RWE Npower chief executive Andrew Duff and Rolls-Royce chief executive Sir John Rose - Financial Times
A row has broken out between the partners behind London's 'Shard of Glass' project. It is understood that property tycoon Simon Halabi is incensed that partners Irvine Sellar and CLS are trying to charge him £28M for project management fees on the Shard and a neighbouring office block - Financial TimesFerrovial has called off the sale of its stake in a £1bn property vehicle that owns many of the properties around Britain's biggest airports. After buying BAA last year it had planned to sell off its 50% stake in the Airport Property Partnership - Financial TimesChancellor Gordon Brown does not fly abroad for his holidays, preferring to spend them in the UK. He drives a small car, composts his kitchen waste, has insulated his home and runs energy efficient appliances, he told Sky News this week - The GuardianThe European Union yesterday warned Russia that it must guarantee the reliability of all future oil and gas supplies to Europe or risk the loss of energy contracts and a scaling down of political contacts. Disputes between the two countries have disrupted gas supplies to the EU - The GuardianThe Treasury has yet to calculate what motoring taxes would be reduced if the government pressed ahead with its plans to introduce pay-as-you-drive road pricing. The number of people signing the petition on the Number 10 website calling for the proposals to be scrapped has now topped 260,000 - The Daily TelegraphTwo out of three university students graduated with a top degree last year. The Higher Education Statistics Agency revealed that a record 172,000 or 60% of students gained a first or upper second-class degree last summer, 6,700 more than the previous year - The Daily TelegraphAn announcement on the full cost of the 2012 Olympic Games has been delayed for two months following a Whitehall dispute over the bill and who should pay for any overspend. Delivery partner CLM has been asked to look again at the costings and suggest an appropriate contingency fund - The TimesRailway companies have accused the government of an anti-competitive and restrictive bidding process for the East Coast Main Line railway. As few as four groups are expected to submit expressions of interest in the £1bn franchise - The Times

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