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Sing a song of six people

Fiona Russell-Horne

Winter is coming Well, it was nice while it lasted. Being able to get together with a few – a select few at that – friends and sit 2metres apart in our gardens, each quaffing our own bottles of Sainsbury’s special-offer Rioja and a Walkers Grab-bag of crisps – no …

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Covid-19 to cost Travis Perkins 165 branches and 2,500 employees

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins is to close around 165 branches across its business as a response to the continued challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, consequent lockdown and likely UK recession. The group issued a trading update and liquidity update this morning (June 15) to say that the actions, which …

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Covid-19 impact could cost 400 Marshalls jobs

Restructuring at paving and landscaping manufacturer Marshalls in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could see up to 400 people made redundant, a trading statement said today (May 13). Sales in the first four months through to 30 April were down 27% at £131 million (2019: £180 million). However, in …

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Secretary of State thanks merchants for critical support

The BMF has circulated to members a letter from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, personally paying tribute to them for working tirelessly during these challenging times and thanking them for their hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience …

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