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‘Seven fewer’ McVitie’s Digestives in packs because of Brexit

The company said the value of sterling has made ingredients more expensive and it did not want to damage the quality of the biscuits

Funeral price war takes its toll on Dignity’s financial health

That is how Dignity, the UK's biggest quoted funerals provider, is addressing its investors after a profits warning that has caused the share price to halve

Sky sources: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities

Sky News can reveal that private analysis of Carillion's pension deficit on a Section 75 - or full buyout - basis has concluded that it was as high as £2.6bn, a far higher sum than the £587m accounting deficit referred to by its former chief executive in a High Court witness statement

Retailers suffer worst December since 2010 – ONS

However, many analysts said the decline in sales reflected shifting consumer habits rather than the squeeze on living standards from higher inflation and weak wage growth

Carpetright shares slump after profit warning on weak trading

Shares in the specialist carpet and floor coverings retailer slumped as low as 48% after the company said it had adjusted its full year outlook because of a slump in demand during its sales season since Boxing Day

Carillion drafted in BHS pension chief days before collapse

Sky News has learnt that Independent Trustee Services (ITS), which is run by Chris Martin, was appointed‎ earlier this month to help safeguard the interests of more than 28,000 pension scheme members at Carillion

UK-France summit: Emmanuel Macron says UK must pay for post-Brexit City deal

Speaking alongside the Prime Minister during his first visit to Britain since being elected, the French President insisted he was "here neither to punish nor reward" over Brexit

Emirates deal hands lifeline to Airbus superjumbo

It comes days after the European aircraft maker said it would have no choice but to close production of the model if the deal fell through, despite interest in smaller orders from others

Evian to use 100% recycled plastic bottles by 2025

The company says it plans to become what it calls a "circular brand", with all the plastic it uses being "kept within the economy and out of nature"

Ministers set up Carillion collapse task force to support companies and workers

The construction and outsourcing giant, employing 43,000 people including 20,000 in Britain and engaged in a variety of public sector contracts, went into liquidation earlier this week


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