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FCA confirms insurance add-on products are often poor value for consumers

Selling insurance policies as an "add-on" to purchasers of other financial services or products such as cars and mobile phones often lead to consumers purchasing poor value, unnecessary products, the financial services watchdog has confirmed. 29 Jul 2014

UK government confirms initial contracts for difference subsidy budget as scheme receives EU approval

Renewable energy projects will be able to compete for a share of over £200 million in subsidies from this autumn after a key part of the UK government's electricity market reform (EMR) programme received EU state aid approval. 28 Jul 2014

Salmon farmer fined €20m for failing to notify Commission of acquisition plans before closing deal

A Norwegian salmon farmer and processor has been fined €20 million by the European Commission for failing to notify it of its plans to acquire a minority stake in a rival company before closing the transaction. 24 Jul 2014

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