The Week: People news - Staff make record donations

Staff at WPP Group have donated more to US election candidates than any other British company, according to figures from the US Federal Election Commission.

WPP employees have donated a total of $656,527 (£335,202) to the candidates who are standing in the presidential, senate and congressional elections this year. The donations are split 52 per cent to the Republicans and 48 per cent to the Democrats.