Unilever boss spurns London

New Unilever chief executive Paul Polman has dealt the government another blow by electing to remain resident in Switzerland rather than relocate to the UK’s less tax-friendly shores. Polman, who recently warned in a speech that British politicians need to recognise the importance of creating a climate “in which businesses can prosper and compete”, was appointed head of the consumer brands giant last year, replacing predecessor Patrick Cescau.