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Boots 'truly sorry' for 'sexist surcharge' on pill

Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception. The high street chemist also announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives. Boots faced criticism after refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after …

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Blackstone takes reins at £600m events group

The exhibitions group which stages the Olympia Horse Show and World Counter-Terror Congress will be sold next week to one of the world’s biggest buyout firms for nearly £600m. Sky News has learnt that Blackstone will announce on Monday that it has acquired Clarion Events from rival Providence Equity …

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MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”.The emails regarded changes to the terms and conditions of the site.However they …

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Paysafe shares jump on bid approach

Shares in UK payments company Paysafe jumped 6.8% after it received a £2.9bn takeover approach from a group of private equity firms.Paysafe said a consortium containing Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners had made a 590p-a-share offer.The approach comes amid a wave of takeover activity within the payment processing sector.Earlier …

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Hammond held secret Brexit talks with Goldman

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has offered private reassurance‎s to one of Wall Street’s most powerful investment banks that he is pushing for a lengthy transition deal to help the City prepare for Brexit. Sky News has learnt that Mr Hammond addressed a meeting of Goldman Sachs’ board in London …

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Boots under fire over cost of contraceptive

Boots has been criticised for refusing to cut the cost of the ‘morning after’ emergency contraceptive pills. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is asking Boots and other pharmacists to cut the price of emergency contraception Levonelle. But Boots has said making the contraceptive cheaper may mean it is …

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