Conservatives and liberals reject calls for mandatory risk evaluation. Plus the rest of the weekend's news.

The European parliament is split over legislation intended to protect workers from over-exposure to the sun, according to Saturday's Independent. The paper reports that conservatives and liberals are against rules forcing employers to evaluate the risks to their staff working outdoors. Socialists and Greens want construction workers and others working outside to be informed of the risk. The 732-member assembly is due to vote on the bill on Wednesday.

Housebuilder George Wimpey is expected to report a 27% fall in first half pre-tax profits to £115m, the Sunday Telegraph reports. This is against £158.8m for the same period last year.

Also reported over the weekend:

  • Lakshmi Mital, Britain’s richest man announced plans to turn Mittal steel into a family dynasty to rival Ford
  • Metals group Ferro Metals hopes to raise £85m by floating on the alternative investment market by the end of the month, valuing the business at £170m