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Food distributors complain of lack of detail over Covid tests

image copyrightKrissy Fremont Smaller food delivery firms have complained that they still do not know whether they qualify for the new Covid test scheme to prevent their workers having to self-isolate. Daily testing for certain…

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Toy giant Mattel warns of higher prices as costs rise

image copyrightMattel Toy maker Mattel says it has to raise prices in the run-up to Christmas as the industry giant faces higher costs. The comments come after a rise in costs of raw materials and…

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Electric car charging prices ‘must be fair’ say MPs

image copyrightGetty Images People must be protected from excessive pricing for public electric car charging, MPs have said. Charging an electric car at home is much cheaper than using public charge points. This could put…

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Fully-jabbed from EU and US could avoid quarantine

image copyrightGetty Images Senior cabinet ministers are to discuss allowing fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US to avoid quarantine when they arrive in England. A review of the rules is due by 31…

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Tech giants’ profits soar as pandemic boom continues

image copyrightGetty Images Tech giants have reported soaring profits as consumers upgraded their devices and sought cloud storage during lockdowns. Apple’s profits nearly doubled to $21.7bn (£15.6bn) in the three months to 30 June as…

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IMF upgrades UK economic forecast

image copyrightHalfpoint Images The UK economy will grow faster than expected this year as it recovers from the Covid pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Economic prospects for rich and poor nations have…

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Morrisons’ shareholder will not back takeover bid

image copyrightPA Media Morrisons’ biggest shareholder says “it is not inclined to support” the £6.3bn private equity-backed takeover deal for the supermarket chain. It comes after the grocer accepted a takeover bid by a US…

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Tesco offers £1,000 joining bonus for HGV lorry drivers

image copyrightGetty Images Tesco is offering lorry drivers a £1,000 joining bonus amid a chronic shortage of drivers in the industry. The supermarket giant has deployed the recruitment incentive for candidates who join before 30…

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Vaccine access deepens divide between rich and poor nations

image copyrightHalfpoint Images Economic prospects between rich and poor nations have diverged further due to their differing access to Covid vaccines, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. In a new assessment of the global…

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Bid for better bailiffs as pandemic debts rise

image copyrightGetty Images A plan has been brokered to cut down on aggressive debt collection by bailiffs as warnings of a post-pandemic surge in debt problems intensify. The agreement should see a new independent new…

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