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City Barclays

Barclays said it set aside £1.2 billion for litigation and conduct, including £700 million for payment protection insurance (PPI), but that there were no new charges for the mis-selling scandal.

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Schedule Update Advisory

SCHEDULE Update: The appearance by Sir Tim Barrow at the European Scrutiny Committee. (Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster) has been brought forward to 1030 from the earlier listed time of 1210.

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City Centrica

Commenting on Centrica’s planned job cuts, Matt Lay, a national energy officer for trade union Unison, said: “Staff quite simply will be devastated.

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Education Pensions

Jeremy Corbyn has sent “solidarity and thanks” to university workers as members of the University and College Union begin a month of walkouts in the latest stage of a bitter dispute over pensions.

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City Barclays

Jes Staley, group chief executive of Barclays, said: “2017 was a year of considerable strategic progress for Barclays.”

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Education Pensions

In his video message, Mr Corbyn also said: “Downgrading the pension scheme will affect recruitment, retention and ultimately our ability to offer world-class higher education.

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Education Pensions

New polling of undergraduates published by UCU shows that the majority (61%) support strike action by university staff, with nearly a fifth (19%) opposed.

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City Centrica

However, Centrica said that despite the impacts of warmer weather, customer losses and the UK prepayment cap, adjusted operating profit for its UK home unit was up 1% year on year.

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City Centrica

Centrica’s group chief executive Iain Conn said: “Our financial result in the second half of 2017 was weak, primarily reflecting poor performance in business energy supply and particularly in our North America business unit.

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The ramping-up of Centrica’s cost-cutting programme will result in the loss of 4,000 jobs on a like-for-like basis by 2020, the majority of which will be from its UK operations, accounting for both the home and business units.

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Schedule Update Advisory

News events and hearings we plan to cover today include::: Trial of two lorry drivers over M1 crash that killed eight people (plus stills):: KPMG to appear in front of the Business and Pensions committee (0915):: John McDonnell speech to  Resolution Foundation (0930):: Sentencing of Robbie McIntosh for attempted murder in Dundee:: Latest migration figures (0930):: Man due in court in Derby over robbery after 12-year-old girl was attacked:: Trial of City worker over fake porn pictures of a female colleague:: Ruling for former cop suing Essex Police for injury sustained in prank:: Sinn Fein London press conference  (1100):: Sentencing of Maserati driver who injured two police officers:: Sir Tim Barrow at European Scrutiny Committee (1030)

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Schedule Pictures

The Press Association Picture Desk plans to cover the following – some of this may be subject to change:NATIONWIDE: University and College Union (UCU) taking strike action at 61 universities over pensions dispute,READING: Trial of two lorry drivers over M1 crash that killed eight people.EDINBURGH: FMQs0900 LONDON: Photocall for the opening of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. The O2,1100 LONDON: Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald and Vice President Michelle O’Neill press conference.AUTO0945: SILVERSTONE: Mercedes Car LaunchSOCCER Europa League2005: LONDON: Arsenal v Ostersunds FKHORSE RACING1030 CHELTENHAM: Nigel Twiston-Davies stable visitRUGBY UNION1050 CO. KILDARE: Ireland training and press conference1000 BAGSHOT: Pennyhill Park: England training and Press ConferenceOLYMPICS2018 Winter OlympicsPS: Looking for the best pictures of the day: search for PABest in your picture system

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City BAESystems

BAE Systems chief executive Charles Woodburn said: “We delivered a good performance in 2017, consistent with our expectations for the year.

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Schedule Video

Good morning from PA Video. Here’s is our news video outlook for 22 February.

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Politics Statements

Here are the written ministerial statements to be made in the House of Commons today:

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City BAESystems

British defence giant BAE Systems is forecasting flat underlying earnings growth per share in 2018.

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City Barclays

Speaking after the results, Barclays bosses confirmed that a £127 million charge taken in its fourth quarter largely related to failed outsourcing giant Carillion, which collapsed into liquidation last month.

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Lords Brexit

Lord Callanan said the Government expects to table amendments before clause 11 of the Bill is debated at committee stage.

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City Barclays

Banking giant Barclays has posted a 10% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £3.54 billion, up from £3.23 billion in 2016.

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City Centrica

British Gas owner Centrica has blamed “significantly reduced profit” in its UK business for pushing group operating profits down 17% to £1.25 billion.

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