Barclays boss hopes to avoid more stormy weather

After 12 turbulent months, Jes Staley will be keen to focus on the bank’s corporate performance and dodge further scandals

Barclays will be hoping to avoid another bombshell announcement that could overshadow its full-year results, coming up this week, for a second year running.

The British banking giant is expected to report a 36% drop in annual profits to £2.8bn, with earnings hit by bad debt provisions during a global pandemic. However, its spin doctors will find it much easier to control that narrative than another corporate scandal or investigation involving its chief executive, Jes Staley.

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