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Northern Rock shareholders to appeal court decision

Former Northern Rock shareholders are to appeal today’s High Court decision that the Government does not have to compensate them. Former shareholders in nationalised bank Northern Rock will appeal today’s High Court decision, which found that the Government has no obligation to compensate them. A group of shareholders led by hedge fund SRM Capital, a […]

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