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GSK reaches agreement to divest Lucozade and Ribena for £1.35 billion

Issued: Monday 9 September 2013, London UK – LSE Announcement
GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) today announced it has reached agreement to sell its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd (SBF), the Japanese consumer goods company, for £1.35 billion in cash.  It is expected that the transaction will be completed by the end [...]

Anti-badger cull rally takes place

As licences come into force to cull badgers in two pilot areas in England, a rally is held in London led by rock star Brian May.
See more on the BBC web site.

Badger culls to go ahead this summer

The pilot culls will last for 6 weeks and will be repeated annually for four years.
Two pilot badger culls to tackle the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) will go ahead this summer in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson confirmed today.
Speaking at the National Farmers Union (NFU) annual conference, Mr Paterson announced [...]

Video - Olympians race across London. Commuting during the 2012 Olympic Games

Olympians Sally Gunnell and Chris Boardman share their tips on how employees can get around London quicker and easier during Games time

With some businesses offering employees flexi time and Sunday trading hours being extended during the Olympics it’s easy for employees to overlook something as simple as getting around during the Games.
With this in mind [...]

Freelancer Wins Seven Year Battle with HMRC in Significant IR35 Ruling

Tribunal cites lack of ‘mutuality of obligation’ as key to ruling in favour of taxpayer.
A seven-year battle with the taxman has ended in victory for PCG member Mark Fitzpatrick.
The long running IR35 dispute reached a conclusion when a tribunal cleared Mark of using his limited company MBF Design Services (MBF) to avoid tax, in reference [...]

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