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The transport secretary has said motorists should “carry on as normal” when it comes to buying fuel, after BP closed some of its petrol stations due to supply issues. The energy giant said tens of forecourts in its 1,200-strong network were experiencing shortages – blamed on the nationwide lack of HGV drivers – while rival
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Energy supplier Green has become the latest victim of the crisis engulfing the sector as it collapsed, blaming “unprecedented market conditions and regulatory failings”. Green, which has more than 250,000 customers and 185 staff, confirmed that it would cease trading a day after Sky News revealed that it had lined up advisers to oversee a
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Taxpayers will help pay for the operating costs of a US-owned fertiliser manufacturer amid the ongoing energy crisis – just weeks after the government announced it was cutting Universal Credit and raising National Insurance contributions. In a deal brokered by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, the UK Government will provide “limited financial support” towards CF Fertilisers’
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Northern Ireland has indicated it will follow many of England’s incoming COVID-19 rules on international travel, as holiday firms experience a surge in bookings. The country’s traffic light system for international travel will change from 4 October with a single “red list” of destinations and a “simplified process” for travellers for the rest of the
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