FSA makes it simple

An FSA simplification plan will cut red tape, saving businesses and the public sector about £195m a year, say officials. Consumer protection will improve because businesses that find it easier to obey the law are more likely to comply.

£13m Co-op divi

About 1.4 million Co-operative Group members will share a £13m payout from the recently relaunched membership scheme. The divi is based on trading across all its businesses.

Careful cooking

A quarter of cooks preparing Christmas dinner will have to take allergies, food intolerances, diabetes and high blood pressure into account this year, according to research by the FSA. A fifth of meals will include a vegetarian option.