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Payment practices could be moving to the heart of corporate social responsibility following UK government action, says expert

FOCUS: Large businesses that force their suppliers to accept lengthy payment terms or continually pay suppliers late could face serious reputational damage following the latest announcements by the UK government. 17 Apr 2015

Target agrees to pay 'up to $19 million' in settlement over data breach costs

Target will pay up to $19 million to MasterCard and banks to settle claims from those companies that it should foot the bill for costs they sustained following a data breach the US retailer suffered in 2013. 16 Apr 2015

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Latest data shows UK shop vacancy rates 'back to 2010 levels'

The percentage of UK shops left lying vacant fell to a rate last seen in 2010 last month, reflecting "the wider positive news on consumer sentiment and spend", according to the Local Data Company (LDC). 15 Apr 2015

New Scottish 'licensing and public health' proposals largely unworkable, expert says

Scottish police and local authorities could issue 'Drinking Banning Orders' (DBOs), preventing certain individuals from entering pubs or clubs for up to two years, even if that individual has not committed an offence, under proposals introduced to the Scottish... 08 Apr 2015

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