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Unlocking Success: The Power of Employee Perks in Revitalising Workplaces

© BullRun / Adobe Stock A good work-life balance is something that modern employees strive for. They contribute significantly to your ability to recruit, retain, and inspire personnel. According to 64% of millennials, … Continue reading “Unlocking Success: The Power of Employee Perks in Revitalising Workplaces”


Next profit climbs to record high

High street clothing and homeware retailer Next has reported 5% growth in profit for the 12 months to the end of January 2024, to a record £918m. This is £3m above the company’s … Continue reading “Next profit climbs to record high”


Unilever to spin off ice cream brands

Unilever is planning to spin off its ice cream business, which includes the Wall’s, Cornetto, Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum brands. Around 7,500 jobs will also be cut as part of the restructuring. … Continue reading “Unilever to spin off ice cream brands”


Swisscom to acquire Vodafone Italy

Vodafone has agreed to sell its Italian operations to Swisscom for €8bn (£6.8bn) in cash. It follows a deal last year to sell Vodafone Spain to Zegona Communications plc. Margherita Della Valle, Vodafone … Continue reading “Swisscom to acquire Vodafone Italy”


AstraZeneca expands rare disease pipeline with Amolyt Pharma acquisition

Astrazeneca has agreed to acquire Amolyt Pharma, a clinical-stage biotech with a focus on rare endocrine diseases, for up to $1.05bn (£819m). This acquisition will enhance AstraZeneca’s late-stage rare disease pipeline, particularly its … Continue reading “AstraZeneca expands rare disease pipeline with Amolyt Pharma acquisition”


Apple fined €1.8bn for breaking EU streaming rules

The European Commission has fined Apple €1.8bn (£1.5bn) for not notifying iPhone and iPad users of cheaper music streaming options. The tech giant was found to have prevented app developers from informing iOS … Continue reading “Apple fined €1.8bn for breaking EU streaming rules”


KPMG fined over M&C Saatchi audit scandal

The accountancy regulator has fined KPMG and an audit partner over failures related to an audit of advertising agency M&C Saatchi. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) launched an investigation after M&C Saatchi found … Continue reading “KPMG fined over M&C Saatchi audit scandal”


The Rising Trend of Fuel Cards: A Game-Changer in Expense Management

In recent years, fuel cards have emerged as a game-changer in the realm of expense management, offering businesses a seamless and efficient way to control fuel-related costs. As companies strive to optimise their … Continue reading “The Rising Trend of Fuel Cards: A Game-Changer in Expense Management”


Ozan’s Strategic Alliance with Verifone Redefines Payment Terminals

The partnership of Ozan and Verifone brings together Ozan’s acquiring solutions with Verifone’s payment technologies, resulting in a brand new payment terminal: Verifone Eko Kasa POS. The terminal is highly dependable with no … Continue reading “Ozan’s Strategic Alliance with Verifone Redefines Payment Terminals”


Market for formula milk investigated as prices remain ‘historically high’

The UK’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into the high prices charged for infant formula. An earlier study found that average prices had gone up by 25% in just two years, increasing … Continue reading “Market for formula milk investigated as prices remain ‘historically high’”


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