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In the papers today - August 30

Thames Water is to cut a quarter of its workforce over the next four years, but insists that workmen who are dealing with leaking pipes will not be affected. The company confirmed yesterday that it plans to make 1,200 staff redundant as part of a cost cutting programme, as revealed in The Times earlier this month.Back-office staff and middle managers are expected to bear the brunt of the job cuts, which are designed to make the water company more attractive to potential buyers ...

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