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Goto Energy becomes 16th UK supplier to go bust this year

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Goto Energy has become the latest of a series of gas and electricity suppliers to go bust as the sector struggles to cope with record high gas prices. The collapse of the Kent-based renewable energy supplier, which wa...

UK’s biggest poultry supplier warns of big rise in price of chicken

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The owner of the UK’s biggest poultry supplier has warned that the cost of chicken is expected to rise by more than 10%, adding that food in Britain is “too cheap.” In a strongly worded intervention, Ranjit Singh Bopa...

UK energy crisis: will bills go up and should I switch supplier?

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In the past few weeks 10 energy firms have gone bust, and with suppliers likening recent events to the 2008 financial crisis, households could be in for a choppy ride. Twelve months ago, households with average energ...

New UK broadband rules will make it easier to switch supplier

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The UK media regulator, Ofcom, has introduced a new service to make it easier for customers to switch broadband supplier to get a better deal. Ofcom hopes that the new process, One Touch Switch, will encourage people ...

UK could face Christmas turkey shortage, says specialist supplier

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The UK could face a “national shortage” of turkeys in the lead-up to Christmas brought on by a lack of labour following Brexit, the chair of a farming association has said. Kate Martin of the Traditional Farm-fresh Tu...

UK energy crisis: will bills go up and should I switch to a bigger supplier?

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Five energy firms have gone bust in past two weeks, and with suppliers already likening recent events to the 2008 financial crisis, households could be in for a choppy ride. It looks as though they are only going onl...

Half a million homes to be given new energy supplier after two more go bust

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About half a million households will be moved to a new energy supplier after Utility Point and People’s Energy became the latest energy companies to go bust amid record energy market prices. The latest casualties brin...

US firm nears takeover of UK aerospace supplier Meggitt after rival pulls out

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British aerospace manufacturer Meggitt is a step closer to a takeover by US company Parker-Hannifin after rival suitor TransDigm said it would not make an offer. Ohio-based TransDigm said on Tuesday that it was pullin...

UK defence supplier Meggitt agrees £6.3bn takeover by US rival

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The British aerospace firm Meggitt has agreed a £6.3bn takeover deal from US rival Parker Hannifin, in the latest approach for a UK-listed company from an overseas buyer. The board of Meggitt, the FTSE 250 engineering...

UK monitoring sale of military supplier Ultra to firm backed by US equity

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The UK government has signalled that it is monitoring the sale of a key military supplier to a firm backed by US private equity amid concerns over the potential impact on national security. The business secretary, Kw...

UK school uniform supplier warns of Covid-related shortages

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Families are being warned of potential school uniform shortages as the supply of blazers and PE kits is interrupted by coronavirus-related production and transport delays. The school uniform market is the latest to be...

Sanjeev Gupta’s Jaguar Land Rover supplier asks for time to talk to buyers

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Part of Sanjeev Gupta’s metal empire that faces the threat of administration has asked its bankers to give it time to try to negotiate with four potential buyers. It is understood that Liberty Aluminium Technologies, ...

Primark supplier reportedly locks workers in factory to stop their anti-coup protest in Myanmar

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Garment workers in Myanmar who produce clothing for Primark were locked inside their factory by supervisors who tried to prevent them from joining anti-coup protests, testimonies given to the Guardian claim. Workers e...

Covid test kit supplier joked to Hancock on WhatsApp he had ‘never heard of him’

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Exclusive: chat suggests Alex Bourne may have downplayed links with health secretary in publicThe former neighbour of Matt Hancock who is supplying the NHS with millions of Covid test tubes joked to the health secreta...