British Business - April 12

April 12 (Reuters) - 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

- Gas and electricity bills are likely to rise by a further 500 pounds ($650.95) this autumn, ministers have been warned, as the war in Ukraine weighs on wholesale energy prices. Link

- The historic Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff HARL.L that built the Titanic is to work on cruise liners again after winning maintenance contracts from Cunard and P&O Cruises. Link

The Guardian

- The west of England mayor, Dan Norris, has threatened to halt a popular e-scooter scheme if the Swedish company Voi Technology does not do more to sever links with Russia. Link

- BlackRock Inc BLK.N , the world's largest fund manager, has come under pressure to delay demands for debt interest payments from Zambia to prevent the crisis-hit African country's finances from spiralling out of control. Link

The Telegraph

- U.S. engineering and aerospace group Parker-Hannifin PH.N on Monday won EU antitrust approval for its 6.3-billion-pound ($8.20 billion) planned acquisition of Britain's Meggitt MGGT.L after pledging to sell a factory in the United States. Link

- Almost 500 container ships are stuck in congestion outside Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping's "zero Covid" policy wreaks havoc on global trade. Link

Sky News

- Chemicals and energy giant INEOS has offered to develop a shale gas test site in Britain to demonstrate to the government that extraction by fracking can be performed safely. Link

- Heathrow has admitted it is "stretched" as travel rebounds from the pandemic but staffing levels remain low, amid widespread delays at the UK's largest airport. Link

($1 = 0.7681 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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