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Energy supplier websites crash as UK customers rush to send in meter readings

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The websites of several energy suppliers have crashed, as customers rushed to send in meter readings before prices rise by more than 50% at midnight. British Gas, EDF, E.ON, SSE and Scottish Power all appeared to be s...

Indian supplier to UK fashion brands agrees to pay £3m in unpaid wages

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India’s largest garment company has paid out an estimated £3m in unpaid wages to tens of thousands of workers, after two years of refusing to pay the legal minimum wage. Last month Shahi Exports, which supplies dozen...

Rust shooting: armourer sues guns and ammunition supplier

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Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who managed weapons and ammunition on the set of Rust, the western which saw live ammunition from the gun carried by lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin accidentally hit the film’s cinematograp...

‘Do star jumps’: energy supplier criticised over advice on keeping warm

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Britain’s third-biggest energy supplier has apologised and said it was “embarrassed” after it advised customers to keep their heatings bills low by “having a cuddle with your pets”, eating “hearty bowls of porridge” a...

UK faces legal action for approving firm accused of using forced labour as PPE supplier

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The UK government is facing legal action over its decision to keep using a Malaysian company accused of using forced labour as a supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS. Lawyers at the London-based...

Orbit becomes latest UK energy supplier to go bust

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Another UK energy supplier has gone bust, following the collapse of Bulb earlier this week, bringing the number of households affected by a supplier failure closer to the 4m mark. Orbit Energy confirmed it was the lat...

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 finansiële krisis, 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 finansiële krisis, 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. Die sakesekretaris, Kw...

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