Name change call 

MPs have called on Heinz to scrap the name Farmers' Market from its soup range because they don't contain local ingredients. However, the claim is not misleading, according to Trading Standards. 

Pension crisis talks 

United Biscuits held talks with unions last week to avoid strike action over the plan by private equity owners Blackstone and PAI Partners to scrap its final-salary pension scheme. 

Energy loan scheme 

The Carbon Trust has launched an interest-free loan scheme to enable businesses to buy energy-efficient equipment. SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales can borrow up to £100,000, while Northern Ireland businesses are eligible for up to £400,000.

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