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Bakers to hand over 'pasty tax' petitions

Petitions with hundreds of thousands of signatures apposing the 20% VAT on hot food will be delivered to the Treasury this morning.

Bakery sets children doughnut challenge

Crieff-based Campbell’s Bakery has launched a competition tasking young bakers to ‘Design a Doughnut for Charity’.

Worshipful Company launches Baker’s Marque trial

Peter Gossage, Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, has visited four bakeries taking part in a three-month trial of its Baker’s Marque Warrant.

Contract loss burdens Rowe's employees

W.C.Rowe has announced that it will be making a number of redundancies following a major contract loss.

Pasty tax amendment defeated

A bid to overturn the changes to VAT charged on takeaway food, dubbed ‘the pasty tax’, was narrowly defeated in parliament last night.

James Hall strikes bread deal for Spar

James Hall & Co has announced a double partnership deal to supply Hovis and Roberts bread products to Spar stores in the north of England.

Greggs spends £1m on breakfast drive

Greggs is investing £1m in an integrated marketing campaign to promote its breakfast offering.

Tesco UK to invest £1bn in bid to revive profits

Tesco will be focusing on turning around declining UK trading profit with a £1bn investment plan for the next 12 months.

Pasty tax bill amendment backed by BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has backed an amendment to the Finance Bill that would scrap the government’s planned £50m ‘pasty tax’.

Healthy food sales boost M&S’ Q4 results

Healthy food ranges have helped Marks & Spencer gain a 0.8% increase in group sales in its fourth quarter 2011/12.

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