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Publicity shy chemicals boss is UK's richest person

Jim Ratcliffe, a 65-year-old chemicals entrepreneur, is now the richest man in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. Mr Ratcliffe – previously described by the Rich List as “publicity shy” and having grown up “on a council estate in Greater Manchester” – has leapt up from …

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Another email about privacy and data? Here's why

“Updates to our privacy policy”, “Stay connected”, “Data law changes”: You have probably had lots of these emails recently from various companies and organisations – but what’s it all about? It’s to do with a huge shake-up of data protection laws, with a tougher European standard soon kicking in …

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Chocolate war: Waitrose accused of copying wavy bars

Waitrose has been accused of “crossing the line” by allegedly copying a premium confectioner’s design for a new range of chocolate bars. Hotel Chocolat said the supermarket chain’s recently launched Luxury Chocolate Bar own-label range looked very similar to the wavy shapes of its own slabs which are registered …

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PPF braces for Mothercare rescue plan

Britain’s pensions lifeboat has drafted in advisers to prepare for a rescue‎ financial restructuring at Mothercare that is certain to spark further high street job losses. Sky News‎ has learnt that the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is taking advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ahead of a crucial week for the …

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