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New cake division at 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group has created a new cakes division following its recent bakery acquisitions.

Government reveals new sat fat pledge timeline

Saturated fat reduction is set to re-emerge on the government's nutrition agenda, with plans for the Responsibility Deal Food Network to draft new pledges later this year, BB can reveal.

Industry celebrates over government's tax U-turn

"This is a great day for bakers, no matter how large or small," Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs told British Baker, following the government's U-turn on pasty tax. The move, which would have seen 20% VAT slapped on all hot bakery products, prompted a nationwide campaign by bakers for the government to rethink its proposals. This included a rally of more than 500 bakers at Downing Street to deliver a petition with more than half a million signa-tures to the government.

New chairman at Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) has elected a new chairman – Paul Molyneux of Premier Foods.

Ginsters’ £100,000 government donation during ‘pasty tax’

Samworth Brothers’ director Mark Samworth has handed over £100,000 to the Conservative Party, at the same time the now-scrapped ‘pasty tax’ was announced.

'Pastygate' timeline highlights government u-turn

British Baker has compiled the key dates in the pasty-tax campaign over the past two months, which have shaped the government's decision to scrap its proposal for 20% VAT to be added to all hot takeaway bakery products.

Double win for Border Biscuits

Border Biscuits has scooped the top award of Business of the Year at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2012.

Government performs pasty tax u-turn

The government has performed a dramatic u-turn on its tax for hot pies and pasties.

Speciality Desserts goes French

Wellingborough-based Speciality Desserts has been sold to French manufacturer Européenne des Desserts (EDD).

Bakers keen to support workable VAT solution

The baking industry is keen to promote its alternative 20% tax solution to the government, saying it understands the government’s desire to reduce anomalies and raise revenue.

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