PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Jan 7

The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

U.S. software company HP Inc had no written record of how it calculated the damage from the alleged financial improprieties worth $5 billion at Autonomy, a lawyer for Mike Lynch, Autonomy's founder, claimed on Monday.

The Guardian

British finance minister Sajid Javid has pledged to use his first budget on March 11, to kickstart a decade of renewal for the economy.

London transport authorities do not expect the 18 billion pounds ($23.71 billion) Crossrail line to open before autumn 2021.

The Telegraph

Audit firm RSM has been forced out of the group of firms challenging the Big Four auditors following almost 10 million pounds ($13.17 million) in errors in its own accounts over two years.

Sky News

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) is leading a Series C fundraising by Swedish digital doctor app Kry in a 117 million pounds deal.

Merlin Entertainments, owner of Madame Tussauds and Legoland is hunting for an independent chairman weeks after finalising a 6 billion pounds ($7.90 billion) takeover.

$1 = 0.7593 pounds Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom