The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson comes across as pretty credible when making speeches, but he can be let down by his friends. Last month he made a major speech in Parliament to overcome public scepticism and persuade the EU to allow cultivation of Genetically-Modified crops.
Uncertainty ended on 8th May when Council leader Peter Rankin and Jonathan Owen gave Traders a thumbs-up for the future.
Tesco have blamed poor sales on the economic recession but US analysts say that’s wrong.
Retailing is tough and everyone is toughening-up – even the John Lewis Partnership, much-admired owners of Waitrose.
News emerged from the ‘Big Four’ Supermarkets in March – Morrisons are going online and Tesco have bought-into ‘Giraffe’.
Owen Paterson has told the FSA to investigate claims that regular warnings of horsemeat entering the food chain were ignored.
The revelation that up to 29% of the meat in economy beefburgers is horsemeat was great news for everyone who likes a good joke.
Starbucks paid only a paltry £8.5 million in corporation tax on £3 billion of sales over 14 years.
Amazon, despite employing 15,000 people and enjoying estimated sales of £3.9 billion in the UK last year it paid just £1.9 million in tax.