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Former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is to stand down from his position as editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

Osborne took at the process in March 2017, after having held the country’s purse-strings from 2010-2016.

He juggled his newest media process with a number of different roles, together with a £650,000-a-year submit advising the funding fund BlackRock.

He could also be chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Last yr he used to be made chairman of a panel of advisers to Exor, which owns Juventus soccer membership and has primary stakes in Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler automobiles.

Mr Osborne left executive in 2016 after the Brexit referendum and he stood down as MP for Tatton in Cheshire in 2017.

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, the Evening Standard’s movement used to be about 800,000 day by day copies within the capital, however it used to be suffering due to an industry-wide decline in promoting revenues.

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Circulation figures printed in April recommended the paper’s readership had fallen through 11% as the United Kingdom entered lockdown. It is predicted to have misplaced much more readers since then.

Last month the {industry}’s auditor mentioned newspapers will now not have their gross sales figures routinely printed.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), which data and audits gross sales, normally publishes figures each and every month.

But ABC mentioned publishers had been rising eager about a “detrimental narrative of decline” in newspaper gross sales.

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