Activist investors failed in their attempts to force Barclays to phase out funding for fossil fuels at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday.
Protesters have demanded that Barclays pulls all its funding for fossil fuels as the bank held a vital vote to determine the future of its environmental strategy.
Profit at Barclays fell by more than 42% in the first three months of the year, as the bank took a major hit from the coronavirus crisis, it revealed on Wednesday.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has dismissed calls for the Government to ramp up the level of support it is providing for small businesses.
The board of Barclays should withdraw support for its chief executive Jes Staley over his links with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, an activist investor has demanded.