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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - August 16

Aug 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the
business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified
these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. 
    The Times
    Heathrow airport will extend its cap on passenger numbers
for another six weeks as the aviation sector continues to
struggle to cope with demand. https://bit.ly/3C80NIQ
    The Guardian
    Two of the UK's biggest energy suppliers, Centrica  CNA.L 
and Octopus Energy  have thrown their weight behind a plan being
debated in the industry to devise a fund that could freeze
customer bills for two years. The companies together support a
scheme that would create a multibillion-pound facility to spread
the cost of an emergency funding package over a decade. https://bit.ly/3w5XIoX
    The Telegraph
    Britain's autumn COVID vaccination campaign will use a new
omicron-specific jab as default after the country became the
first in the world to authorise a variant vaccine. The next
stage of the rollout will see 26 million people invited to get a
fresh dose, starting in September, with the over-50s, healthcare
workers and the vulnerable all eligible. https://bit.ly/3dzr20H
    Sky News
    The board of Ted Baker  TED.L  is preparing to recommend a
110p-a-share offer from Authentic Brands Group (ABG), run by the
prominent businessman Jamie Salter. Sources close to the
retailer said an announcement about a deal could come as early
as Tuesday morning. https://bit.ly/3ST6Oir  

 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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