The five disgraced former directors of failed carmaker MG Rover are to receive an £11 million-plus payout.
Their windfall will bring to £42m the amount of money they have extracted from the collapsed company in one of Britain’s biggest business scandals.
The five – John Towers, Nick Stephenson, John Edwards, Peter Beale and Kevin Howe – will share the payout from the winding up of MGR Capital, a car finance operation that was kept separate from the rest of the group.
Mr Towers, Mr Stephenson, Mr Edwards and Mr Beale are expected to collect about £2.5m each from their latest pay day. Mr Howe, who was chief executive, is expected to collect about £1.4m.
The sums are said to have provoked fury in Birmingham, where MG Rover was based until it collapsed in 2005.
Lloyds Banking Group, in which the government holds a 43% stake, owns half of MGR Capital and is also in line for an £11m-plus windfall.
Source: Sunday Times