Silence of billionaire Issa brothers fuels concerns over Asda takeover


Having prevented Sainsbury’s from merging with their big rival, in part because the couple allegedly owned too many gas stations, EG’s position as one of the world’s largest gas station owners is sure to raise issues, even though Asda’s gas pumps technically will. held in a separate facility.But while the brothers can find a way to appease the regulator on that front, they now face a series of other difficult questions that they seem reluctant to answer.

For a while, the secrecy behind the siblings added to their mystique. But now there is a danger that people will think they have something to hide.

Marston has no reason to call the time

If you’re not convinced the government has it for pubs, consider this little snippet: The Chancellor has cut subsidies for pubs stranded in level 3 lockdown areas to a third of what they were during the March lockdown.

With the most severe level of restrictions affecting the Northwestern areas exclusively, it mocks the so-called leveling program. The industry is reeling from the introduction of tougher measures such as the 10pm curfew and table-only service, barely getting back on its feet after the lockdown.


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