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Tampon tax: Call for abolition timetable as Tesco cuts price

Women should be told now when the tampon tax will be abolished, an MP has said, as the UK’s largest supermarket announced a price cut for the products.Tesco said its 5% reduction on the cost of women’s sanitary products would cover the VAT levied on these items.Labour MP Paula …

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Briton convicted in Germany of major cyberattack

A British man has been convicted of carrying out a mercenary cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom last year. The 29-year-old, who has only been named as Daniel K, received a suspended sentence of 20 months for attempted commercial computer sabotage. He was wanted in Germany after roughly 900,000 consumer routers …

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Bankers’ scourge Tyrie holds audit firm talks

Andrew Tyrie, the former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, has raised the idea of helping the world’s biggest accountancy firms deal with growing regulatory scrutiny. Sky News has learnt that Mr Tyrie has held talks in recent weeks with a number of the big four accountancy firms and …

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Spanish economy back to pre-crisis size

Spain’s economy grew by 0.9% in the second quarter thanks to improved exports and household spending.The growth figure, a first estimate from the National Statistics Institute (INE), suggests the country’s economy has finally grown back to the size it was before the credit crunch of 2008.Spain was bailed out …

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