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MPs have demanded to see the report of an alleged cover-up of a £1 billion fraud at HBOS Reading.
The investigators who looked into the allegations for Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) have been told they must hand over their findings to the prestigious Treasury Select Committee.
Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has confirmed it is to shed another 450 jobs in the latest stage of its £3 billion investment in re-organising its business.
The jobs affected will mainly be back-office roles and the bank said it would also be creating 225 new roles as part of the same scheme, giving net job losses of 195.
Financial experts are speculating that the government is about to re-start the privatisation of Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) with a multi-billion pound share sale.
Sources say that investors have been primed to expect the sale of up to £3 billion worth of the government’s 70.5% stake in the bank.