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Unilever ‘could lose credit rating’ with purchase of GSK consumer arm
Deal could swell Unilever’s debt pile, says ratings agency Fitch

Joanna Partridge

18, Jan, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Google in $1bn deal to buy Central Saint Giles offices in London
Site will have space for 10,000 UK employees who will work under hybrid workplace model

Joanna Partridge

14, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Next cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff who are self-isolating
Unions express concern over policy as lawyers warn companies could face discrimination claims

Joanna Partridge

13, Jan, 2022 @6:52 PM

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Halfords sales slide as Omicron fears keep shoppers away
Bike retailer says impact of Covid on December figures shows virus remains a challenge for businesses

Joanna Partridge

13, Jan, 2022 @5:04 PM

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US inflation hits 7% for first time since 1982; cost of living squeeze continues – as it happened
Cost of living soars on both sides of the Atlantic, as US inflation jumps, and UK consumers face higher gas bills and hotel costs

Graeme Wearden

12, Jan, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Whitbread plans to offset rising costs with higher Premier Inn room rates
Group expects cost inflation for hospitality sector to reach between 7% and 8%

Joanna Partridge

12, Jan, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Centrica boss says high energy bills could last two years
Chris O’Shea says rising global demand for gas partly being driven by transition away from coal and oil

Joanna Partridge

12, Jan, 2022 @8:22 AM

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British Gas owner appoints Amber Rudd as a director
Former Conservative energy secretary joins Centrica board as non-executive director

Joanna Partridge

07, Jan, 2022 @6:52 PM

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Asda ditches pledge to sell only British beef over higher prices
Supermarket says 20% rise in price forced move to also stock cheaper Irish beef

Joanna Partridge

07, Jan, 2022 @1:08 PM

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France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Netherlands report record daily cases as Omicron surges – as it happened
France reports 332,252 new Covid cases as Italy, Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey all see record cases

Helen Livingstone (now); Nicola Slawson, Matthew Weaver, Damien Gayle, Tom Ambrose and Samantha Lock (earlier)

06, Jan, 2022 @12:30 AM

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Travel sector welcomes end of pre-departure Covid tests for England
PCR test requirement for arrivals to be lifted from 4am on Friday and follows calls for it to be scrapped

Gwyn Topham and Joanna Partridge

05, Jan, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Inflation adds £15 to Britain’s Christmas groceries bills
Rate hits 3.5%, with the return of shoppers to supermarkets pushing sales to £11.7bn

Joanna Partridge

05, Jan, 2022 @2:58 PM

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