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May calls for veg to be sold without plastic

Fruit, vegetables and other fresh foods should be sold loose instead of in plastic packaging, Theresa May is to tell supermarkets in a Government war on plastic waste. The Prime Minister is promising the Government will work with supermarkets to encourage them to introduce plastic-free aisles in which all …

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Marks & Spencer to stop selling 'cauliflower steak'

Marks and Spencer says it will stop selling its “cauliflower steak” after shoppers mocked the product.The veggie steak – two slices of cauliflower and a lemon and herb drizzle – was being sold for £2.Customers argued a whole cauliflower could be bought for £1 in its shops and raised …

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Apple pays extra £136m in tax after HMRC investigation

Apple has paid an extra £136m in tax following an “extensive audit” by HM Revenue and Customs.Apple Europe, a UK subsidiary of the company, agreed to pay a “corporate income tax adjustment” covering years up to 26 September 2015.It is the latest crackdown on Apple over tax: the European …

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It takes two to tango over Brexit, Hammond tells EU

The EU’s “relative silence” about the kind of post-Brexit relations it wants with the UK must end, Philip Hammond is to tell German business leaders.There is “little, if any signal” from the EU about its priorities for talks on future co-operation due to begin in March, the chancellor is …

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Labour's John McDonnell to attend Davos

Labour has confirmed that Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.Labour said that Mr McDonnell had been invited to attend the annual meeting.The conference, held in a Swiss mountain village, attracts some of the richest and most powerful people in the world.Mr McDonnell …

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M&S axes 'cauliflower steak' after criticism

Marks & Spencer is to stop selling its controversial “cauliflower steak” after some shoppers labelled it wasteful and ridiculous. One cauliflower slice wrapped in plastic was being sold for £2.50 as part of the shop’s veggie range – despite a whole one being much cheaper in supermarkets and greengrocers. …

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Canada files WTO complaint against US over trade rules

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization, accusing the US of breaking international trade rules.The complaint challenges the ways the US investigates products for subsidies and below-cost sales in the US.The US called the claims “unfounded”.The action comes amid disputes between the two countries over …

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