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...."Cars could also run hypervisors that allow virtual environments and enable third parties to access car data in a safe and secure way," says FIGIEFA's Mr Pattemore. Several other industry bodies - Cecra, FiA, ADPA, Leaseurope and others - agree, saying that an "in-vehicle interoperable, standardised, secure and open-access platform" would be preferable to preserve a competitive market. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... As a result, customers have been paying £1. 4bn a year more than they would in a fully competitive market, the CMA found. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....While traffic has now fallen back to usual levels, the company has seen a strong year-on-year growth in the UK. “Inventions to reduce pollution exposure have a rapidly growing market, but are also in a competitive marketplace,” Dobbing adds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....While traffic has now fallen back to usual levels, the company has seen a strong year-on-year growth in the UK. “Inventions to reduce pollution exposure have a rapidly growing market, but are also in a competitive marketplace,” Dobbing adds. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
...."Cars could also run hypervisors that allow virtual environments and enable third parties to access car data in a safe and secure way," says FIGIEFA's Mr Pattemore. Several other industry bodies - Cecra, FiA, ADPA, Leaseurope and others - agree, saying that an "in-vehicle interoperable, standardised, secure and open-access platform" would be preferable to preserve a competitive market. ...
Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:23:42 AM
....Interventions in the energy market by successive governments have pushed up prices, but not secured supplies, peers found. A House of Lords committee said the interventions have led to an opaque, complicated and uncompetitive market. ...
Energy companies have 'abusive relationship' with customers, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:21:30 PM
....As a result, customers have been paying £1. 4bn a year more than they would in a fully competitive market, the CMA found. ...
Link cash machines may start charging because of row about network fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 01:10:13 PM
....A spokesperson for Link confirmed changes were under discussion, saying: “Link is reviewing its commercial model to ensure that it remains the ATM network of choice for as many card issuers and ATM providers as possible. “At present, all UK ATM and all major card issuers are connected to Link … We operate in a competitive market and there are other ATM networks in the UK available for card issuers and ATM operators if our commercial offer becomes unattractive. ...
Consumers urged to switch energy supplier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 11:19:07 AM
....Consumer groups, meanwhile, welcomed the increase but said the majority of households were still paying over the odds. Which? said it wanted to see a much more competitive market. ...
Men 'pay £101 more' for car insurance than women image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:00:47 AM
....In general, the typical comprehensive car insurance premium stood at £767, rising by 14% - or £95 - in a year, it said. James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), said: "Motor insurance remains a highly competitive market, with motorists shopping around for the best deals. ...
John Lewis to cut staff bonus after pound’s Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:25:01 AM
.... He said a near-20% drop in the value of the pound had yet to affect most businesses because they had bought currency six months to a year in advance. But he warned that would now begin to unwind: “My view is quite a lot of [the increased costs] will be absorbed by retailers as we are in an increasingly competitive market place with excess of retail space. ...
Sainsbury's reports record Christmas sales of more than £1bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:30:30 AM
....As with Aldi it does not give like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new store openings and are therefore a better comparison. The company said it was "incredibly encouraging" that it achieved "its most successful festive trading period ever" in such a competitive market. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... Yet, as Lenin put it, quantity has a quality all of its own and the last 10 years have seen the emergence of a class of superpowers driven by old-school scale economics – especially Facebook, Google and Amazon – who have gained control over their respective domains and seem unlikely to be dislodged soon. Generally, as you gaze out across the main internet ecosystem, you see less of a competitive marketplace than a succession of globally dominant firms as far as the eye can see, followed by a tired group of companies fighting over the few crumbs left over. ...
Passport stolen on holiday? Don’t expect your travel insurer to pay up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:38:37 AM
....A spokesman adds that consumers who buy from comparison sites should be aware that policies will often be categorised as “good value” for a reason. “The cover they get will not be as wide as they might assume due to pressure on premium prices within this competitive market. ...
Millions of British Gas and SSE customers urged to switch NOW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 04:22:00 PM
...."In June the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned in June that 70 per cent of people were on the more expensive default standard variable tariff, costing consumers £1. 4billion more than a competitive market. ...
Ofgem energy league table could save users hundreds of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:52:30 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned in June that 70% of people were on the more expensive “default” standard variable tariff, costing consumers £1. 4 bn more than a competitive market. ...
Should you buy your Christmas tree this weekend? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... A four-foot-sixer can be passed off as 6ft if it has grown a long spindle, but that’s unfair on buyers, says Mitchell, who talks darkly of rival chains’ behaviour. It’s a viciously competitive market out there. ...
Asda sales tumble in third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:47:41 PM
.... . Asda, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart, is battling to retain its place in a fiercely competitive market amid more store openings from German discounters Lidl and Aldi. ...
Theresa May's Nissan intervention was remarkable gesture, says ambassador image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:58:57 PM
. Theresa May’s “remarkable” intervention to personally reassure Nissan that Britain would remain a competitive market helped secure new investment at the firm’s Sunderland plant, the Japanese ambassador in London has said. ...
300 jobs at risk at online bike retailer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 02:37:02 PM
....Major job losses at such a successful and respected company will shock many people. But in a very competitive market the new owners were never going to sentimental about Northern Ireland jobs. ...
Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:13:04 PM
.... . "Second, we must deliver deeper connectivity now in areas of deep need, and support a competitive market for delivery. ...
Government axes plans for pensioners to sell retirement income image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 02:44:00 PM
.... Critics said the market was set to be a "mis-selling time bomb" amid fears pensioners would be worse off after selling annuities. The Treasury said there wouldn't be enough buyers to create a competitive marketplace for sellers. ...
How one boy's story helped 'cut living costs for disabled people' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:02:13 PM
.... . "This can only be good for companies and their shareholders and, at the same time, produce more competitive markets and improve the lives of disabled people. ...
Treasury carries out major U-turn on pension annuities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:56:21 PM
.... That measure took effect in April 2015. The Treasury said it was scrapping the plans because it had become increasingly clear that “creating the conditions to allow a vibrant and competitive market to emerge, with multiple buyers and sellers of annuities, could not be balanced with sufficient consumer protections”. ...
EU's net neutrality guidelines get published image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 07:02:35 PM
.... . For smaller ISPs, which might have struggled to convince the tech firms to pay for faster access, it should ensure a more competitive market. ...
Asda has worst quarterly sales drop blaming food deflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 12:11:18 PM
....In June, Walmart said the UK supermarket's chief executive, Andy Clarke, would be stepping down to be replaced by the head of Walmart's Chinese business, Sean Clarke. Walmart said Sean Clarke's experience would allow him to "reposition the business" in a competitive market. ...
Most delayed flights from UK airports revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 01:35:51 AM
....The British Air Transport Association, which represents UK airlines, said aviation across Europe had seen "huge turmoil" in the past year. Chief executive Tim Alderslade said: "UK airlines need to provide good customer service to attract passengers in the highly competitive market in which they operate. ...
Ofgem energy shake-up 'doesn't go far enough' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:32:40 AM
....However, critics have said it is impractical for most people to check every few weeks whether they were getting the best possible deal. "It can be difficult - people don't have the time to do these things, but unfortunately, that's the nature of a competitive market," the director of energy supply at industry body Energy UK, Audrey Gallagher, told the BBC. ...

BT's customer service is dire, but it has provided a decent broadband network
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.... In effect, Openreach could become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT, with much greater freedom in how it invests in the network, and the deals it does with its wholesale customers. The functional separation of BT that already exists, which was brought in a decade ago in the UK, has created a hugely competitive market, with BT retail having the lowest market share of any incumbent. ...
Royal Mail revenues rise 1% in 'quieter period' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 07:01:56 AM
....But that was offset by 13% growth in revenue and volumes in its European parcels network, GLS. Ms Greene said: "We continue to face the challenges caused by the current low inflationary environment and our highly competitive markets. ...
Business news: Ted Baker, Betfred, Premier Farnell and Virgin Active image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of June 2016 08:14:00 AM
.... . Chairman Valerie Gooding said being part of a larger group would leave it better positioned in “an increasingly competitive market”. ...
Walmart’s China boss to replace Asda chief Andy Clarke image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 07:30:00 AM
....Burnley will become deputy chief executive. Walmart International’s chief executive David Cheesewright said: “Sean is one of our most experienced global executives, and through his leadership we will build upon the momentum of Project Renewal [a programme to modernise stores, overhaul its product range and reduce costs] to reposition Asda in a very competitive market place. ...
Asda replaces CEO with Walmart's China chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 11:11:27 AM
....Walmart said: “Andy Clarke has decided the timing is right to step aside from his role with the company. Sean’s leadership will allow Asda to build upon the momentum of project renewal and reposition the business in a very competitive market place. ...
Tesco to sell Giraffe restaurants and Turkish stores image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 11th of June 2016 07:34:00 AM
....5 per cent stake in the Turkey business Kipa, a market it entered in 2003. Lewis admitted it had faced a “particular strategic challenge” as a small regional player in a competitive market. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell at sharp end of investor revolt at WPP AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 08:19:14 AM
....He said the company would consider how share plans might play out after WPP’s market value doubled in five years, triggering the big payout. He also said WPP had to pay the rate needed to get the best people in a competitive market. ...
Former Asda boss backs new Guess How Much! discount store image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of June 2016 02:06:05 PM
....com/cgbKmwVX9m. The stores, between 8,000 and 10,000 sq ft, will enter a highly competitive market in which the likes of B&M, Home Bargains and Poundstretcher are all expanding. ...
Lloyds share sale could happen in Autumn, say experts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of June 2016 03:43:00 PM
.... However, dividend payments from Lloyds shares could reward longer-term investors. Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, said: “Lloyds operates in a mature, well-regulated, competitive market that is unlikely to offer much by way of earnings growth. ...
Giorgio Armani revenues hit by China slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:03:09 PM
....The Milan-based group, whose products include accessories, cosmetics and furniture, and the more affordable Armani Exchange range, said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation edged up 1% to €513m last year, from €507m in 2014. Despite the slowdown, the firm said its cash reserves of €640m allowed it to step up investments in its brands to “further strengthen its competitive market position”. ...
Oil prices can provide a slippery picture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 08:36:31 AM
.... The steepest part of this increase occurred after 17 April, when Opec failed to agree on a new price target and persuade the Saudi, Russian and Iranian governments to coordinate the output cuts that would be required to achieve any such target. Now that all of the main oil producers are unequivocally committed to maximising production, regardless of the impact prices, oil will continue to trade just like any other commodity (for example, iron ore) that is in oversupply in a competitive market. ...
The price is right. How much should you charge for your product or service? image
.... They design limited-edition travel system pushchairs stocked by House of Fraser and independents. Bauer says the firm’s original price of £375 (including VAT) per pram proved cost prohibitive for a new business entering such a strong, competitive market so they set a special introductory price of £225 (including VAT) per pram. ...
Competition watchdog objects to Land Registry sell-off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 04:17:14 PM
.... Failing that, the organisation should be split into two with the register of properties remaining in public hands while a commercial arm was spun off. Kirkpatrick warned: “History shows that it can be very difficult and time-consuming to solve problems arising from privatisations that give rise to anti-competitive market structures. ...
The Guardian view on the big banks: shake them up, please | Editorial image
.... And that the market isn’t working. In a competitive market, customers move from bad to good and the bad either raise their game or go out of business. ...
The new era of monopoly is here image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 01:15:11 PM
....For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income – and how the economy functions. One, emanating from Adam Smith and 19th-century liberal economists, focuses on competitive markets. ...
Argos profits slump 36% as shoppers buy fewer electrical goods image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 09:46:20 AM
. Profits at Argos slumped by more than a third in the past year as shoppers bought fewer TVs, iPods and cameras and the chain was forced to cut prices in a highly competitive market. ...
City news: British car industry, Network Rail, Argos profits and high street sales image
....Owner Home Retail Group, which is being bought by supermarket Sainsbury’s for £1. 4billion, cut its prices in a fiercely competitive market so while sales were fl at at £4. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-16 competition entry: Bluebell Digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 07:58:43 AM
....In just under two years, Bluebell Digital has grown from nothing to a thriving digital marketing business serving a wide range of diverse clients from local companies to other startup businesses. We have helped to launch an international-calling tech business, building up its brand on social media to more than 2,000 followers and getting customers to sign up to the service in this competitive marketplace. ...
IPO process needs improving, says FCA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:22:42 AM
.... Advising on share and debt issues made up about a quarter of revenue earned by so-called universal banks and generated gross fees for lenders of about $17bn (£12bn) in 2014, the FCA said. Its report painted a picture of an uncompetitive market dominated by big operators and beset by potential conflicts of interest. ...
Ryanair to simplify baggage charges as overhaul continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 04:25:19 PM
.... The neutral colour scheme dispenses with the trademark bright yellow overhead lockers and bulkheads of old, and adds less harsh LED lighting. O’Leary conceded that the airline had placed “overzealous” restrictions on baggage in the past and that offering the cheapest fares was no longer enough in a competitive market. ...
M&S boss out to arrest slide image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:02:00 PM
....M&S food sales rose 4 per cent as its new store opening programme performed ahead of expectation, while there was no change in like-for-like sales. Rowe said food had “outperformed” in a competitive market and had grown its market share to 4. ...
Manager generates almost half her firm's revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 01:06:54 PM
....“The fact that she has been with the business since its second month makes her success story all the sweeter, and her achievement all the greater,” says Langley. “She has significantly contributed to the successful establishment of the business in a very competitive market. ...
UK shoppers gain as prices fall again in March image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:01:21 PM
....It was a slower rate of annual deflation than February, when non-food prices fell by 3%, but it was the 36th month of consecutive falls as consumers continue to shop around for bargains. Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “Despite consumer confidence remaining at zero, a relatively benign economic environment and a fiercely competitive market will see retailers continue to respond to their customers with prices and promotions to maintain market share as the spring season kicks off. ...
Big six's hearts warmed by watchdog as standard tariff payers left out in cold image
.... What will happen if most people decide the best place for a marketing missive from an energy company is the bin? The CMA doesn’t say, despite endorsing the statistic that customers have been paying £1. 7bn a year more than they would in a competitive market. ...
Millions could see cut in energy bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 07:40:12 AM
....They follow an 18-month investigation into the energy market by the CMA which found that, in total, customers may have been paying about £1. 7bn a year more than they would in a competitive market. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 07:23:23 AM
....On Thursday, the CMA said that in total, customers may have been paying around 1. 7 billion pounds a year more than they would have done in a competitive market. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 07:23:23 AM
....The CMA said that between 2012 and 2015 customers may have been paying around 1. 7 billion pounds a year more than they would have done in a competitive market. ...
It's time for the super fund industry to be used to change disadvantaged lives image
.... The impact areas that active and non-active investors are likely to invest in relate to children, issues affecting young people, clean energy, homelessness, Indigenous peoples, education and health. And most investors expect competitive market rates of return from their impact investments, along with well-documented evidence of social impact. ...
What would Brexit mean for everyday life in the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 12:02:06 AM
.... The government has said that the loss of the safeguard of this legislation would result in a rise in bills, but others believe it’s not that clear-cut. One industry expert, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “Once in place, it doesn’t seem likely that phone operators would go back on those changes because, in a competitive market, they would have no incentive to be the one to put charges up. ...
Energy switching in UK sees 15% rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:16:31 AM
....Earlier this year Ofgem accused the energy companies of overcharging many of their customers. But for the industry, Energy UK said there was a competitive market. ...
Who will be crowned as BAE’s next king? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 09:00:13 AM
.... In July, the CMA said that households had been charged £1. 2bn a year more than they would have been in a competitive market – cheery news for punters, less so for shareholders. ...
Sell-off silver lining: Mortgage rates to plunge within days image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 06:19:29 PM
.... “When swaps fall it can provide lenders with some leeway to cut fixed rates, as it reduces the cost of funding,” Mr Hollingworth said. This would combine with a “hyper-competitive market” to bring down rates. ...
npower and EDF only shamed energy giants NOT to cut bills after wholesale price plunge image
....com director of consumer policy, Ann Robinson, said: “This is yet another demonstration that the energy market is broken. "In a healthy, competitive market, drops in wholesale prices – which make up around half of bills – would be passed on. ...
Tesco store staff to get 3.1% extra pay – but cuts to bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 02:23:27 PM
....“This is a real law of unintended consequences,” said Eamon O’Hearn, GMB national officer. “Osborne’s push for the national living wage has given businesses the opportunity to review their pay arrangements and in the current competitive market, to shift much of the burden on to low-paid staff. ...
Scottish Power to cut gas prices by 5.4% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 12:49:42 PM
....com’s director of policy, Ann Robinson, said: “This is yet another demonstration that the energy market is broken. In a healthy, competitive market, drops in wholesale prices – which make up around half of bills – would be passed on. ...
BT cannot be allowed to continue dominating the Openreach throne image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 09:13:04 PM
.... . The thriving competitive market which brought a decade of increased coverage, innovation and low prices, is waning. ...
The Guardian view on the Lloyds sale: better never than late | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 08:01:17 PM
....Back then, a Conservative government also exhibited a strong doctrinaire preference for private over public ownership. But after the mix of inflation, stagnation and strikes which had characterised Britain’s economic history in the 1970s, the privatisation argument had some appeal to middle-of-the-road pragmatists too, and especially for the likes of BA and Rolls, players in increasingly competitive markets, where commercial freedoms seemed important. ...
Fury as SSE delays snipping bills until after Easter  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 12:25:00 PM
....Will Morris, group managing director of retail at SSE, said: "When we announced our price freeze, we promised that we would not increase prices but would cut them if we could – and that’s exactly what we’ve done. "This is our third successive reduction in household gas prices and shows our commitment to getting prices as low as we can and to fight for customers in a fiercely competitive market. ...
SSE to cut gas prices by 5.3pc - but not until after Easter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... Will Morris, managing director for retail at SSE, said: "When we announced our price freeze, we promised that we would not increase prices but would cut them if we could – and that’s exactly what we’ve done. This is our third successive reduction in household gas prices and shows our commitment to getting prices as low as we can and to fight for customers in a fiercely competitive market. ...
Dixons Carphone to close 134 stores image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 08:24:50 AM
.... . "It has been a pleasing few weeks for which the team have fought hard in a competitive market place. ...
Mojo mentors: how Wall Street coaches help traders stay calm and make money image
....“It’s psychological, but I don’t put people on the sofa,” says Pilichowski. “When you come to a competitive market, it’s all about the emotions because there is nothing that the other guy doesn’t have. ...
Innovation Plan will underpin a new industrial revolution in UK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 04:00:20 PM
.... The rise of robotics not just in manufacturing but in everyday uses is predicted to transform the world   Photo: AFP/Getty Images. Britain is already committed to open, competitive markets and ranked the top country in the G7 for ease of doing business, according to the World Bank. ...
Silence from big six energy firms is deafening image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 06:59:05 AM
....on, this week. If this were a competitive market, which reflected the 45% fall in wholesale prices seen over the last two years, the average dual-fuel consumer in Britain would be paying £850 or so a year, rather than the £1,100 charged to most customers on standard tariffs. ...
Tens of thousands of disgruntled customers leaving these banks for better deal image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 05:14:00 PM
.... A spokesman for Bacs suggested the figures could also be a reflection of providers doing more to encourage customers to stick with them rather than switch. He said: "The number of switches we see is largely influenced by the activity of individual banks and building societies - and that includes not just incentives to switch but also incentives to remain with the existing banking provider, as they work to retain their customers in an increasingly competitive marketplace. ...
Hundreds of Bakkavor jobs at risk as Tesco axes mashed potato contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 03:50:24 PM
....The GMB union, which represents staff at three Bakkavor product plants in Park Royal, north-west London, said the £32m contract was equivalent to 16% of its turnover. Bakkavor said: “For some time the business has been impacted by difficult trading conditions in a highly competitive marketplace. ...
BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE is given the go ahead image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
....BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said: “It is great news the CMA has approved our acquisition of EE. The combined BT and EE will be a digital champion for the UK, providing high levels of investment and driving innovation in a highly competitive market. ...
BT cleared to buy EE despite fears of a bad deal for customers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 02:36:00 PM
...."Following the merger, BT will be able to offer bundles of telecoms, TV, broadband and mobile to its customers to compete better with rivals such as Sky and Virgin Media. Gavin Patterson, BT chief executive, said: "The combined BT and EE will be a digital champion for the UK, providing high levels of investment and driving innovation in a highly competitive market. ...
Watchdog says energy firms overcharging image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 09:06:43 AM
....Yet, prices had not fallen, he added. Energy UK, which represents the major energy energy companies, insisted that there was a competitive market of 34 suppliers and that people should switch for savings of hundreds of pounds. ...
BT-EE deal gets competition go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 07:24:27 AM
....". BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said: "The combined BT and EE will be a digital champion for the UK, providing high levels of investment and driving innovation in a highly competitive market. ...
Fuel surcharge, what fuel surcharge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 12:00:10 AM

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