Boots has been accused of forcing staff to abuse, for the company’s profit, an NHS scheme intended to help sick patients.
Boots is to cut up to 350 jobs in the UK as the pharmacy chain looks to reduce costs in its larger stores.
Vince Cable has become the most senior member of the government to criticise the billionaire boss of Boots for not paying UK taxes.
Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has accused the Tories of trying to orchestrate criticism of Labour after the boss of Boots suggested that Ed Miliband as prime minister would be a catastrophe.
Labour has launched a stinging attack on the billionaire boss of high street chemist Boots after he accused the opposition party of promoting policies that would lead the country to catastrophe.
Richard Baker has taken his first prominent City role since the private equity-backed takeover of Alliance Boots in 2007, succeeding Anthony Habgood as chairman of Whitbread.
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