Osborne eyes RBS sell-off after election

George Osborne wants to sell the Government's stake in RBS "as quickly as we can" after the general election.

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By John Ashmore

06 Mar 2015

The Chancellor admitted "regret" over not overhauling the bank more quickly, but told the Financial Times: "I did what I could to correct it."

He said the size of the taxpayer's 79% stake meant it could take a long time to dispose of entirely, but told the paper: "It’s certainly something I would want to get moving on in the summer after the election. I would want to see a review on a plan for disposal."

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