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In the papers today - Tuesday 10 April

A solicitor whose firm specialises in compensation claims for sick miners made a personal profit of £16.8M in one year - The Times
Lord Browne, the chief executive of BP, is facing a shareholder revolt at this week's annual meeting over the size of the payoff he is to receive when he quits later this year. Institutional investors are thought to have told the company they will not support the renumberation package, which could see him receive £11M - The GuardianEurotunnel's complex restructuring, which has taken 18 months and an estimated £80M to engineer, could be blocked by a small group of long-standing shareholders, management at the cross-channel tunnel firm is privately admitting - The GuardianBritish Airways has been using maps which seem to place Stansted airport 40 miles out of position, it emerged yesterday. The airline is examining in-flight skymaps which appear to show Stansted airport, which is in Essex, on the far side of the Thames estuary in the rural parish of Stansted, Kent - The TelegraphThe creation of an exclusively non-executive board of directors at Thames Water has come under fire from a watchdog, over fears that it could limit the company's ability to cope with emergencies. The Consumer Council for Water, which protects the interests of customers, has raised concerns over plans to separate the board from executive management, with only the chief executive and chief financial officer attending board meetings. It fears that the separation of day-to-day management from the board would cause response to emergency situations, including droughts and 'significant customer service failures', to be too slow. -The TimesPlans to invest billions of pounds to shore up Britain's power and water infrastructure could be at risk from a lack of experienced engineers. Leading executives have raised concerns privately that the pool of top-level civil engineers employed within the utilities industries is set to fall, as the most knowledgable engineers, many with up to 20 years' experience, approach retirement.-The Times

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