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EU stages anti-trust raids on consumer electronics firms

Published on December 6th, 2013 | by The GC Team

The European Commission has announced it has staged “surprise inspections” at several consumer electronics firms across Europe on suspicion they were engaging in anti-competitive practices. The Commission said it “has grounds to suspect that the companies ... Read More


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Chancellor confirms 2% cap on business rates

Published on December 5th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Chancellor George Osborne has, as expected (see story of 4 December on this website), capped business rates at 2% in his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor said he would encourage small businesses on to the high streets ... Read More


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CI(H) appeals for better margins for members

Published on December 4th, 2013 | by The GC Team

CI(H) Chairman Robin Millwood (pictured) has accused manufacturers of not being able to link their discount structure with the buying group’s members’ overheads and expressed the hope that suppliers would “wake up” in 2014. Speaking at ... Read More


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Countdown to Small Business Saturday

Published on December 4th, 2013 | by The GC Team

The Forum of Private Business has announced that 40 local councils have answered its call to offer free parking on Small Business Saturday UK, 7th December 2013. The FPB wrote to every local council earlier this ... Read More


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