Hot food firms in the South are looking at the implications of the Chancellor's u-turn on his so-called 'pasty tax'. George Osborne had proposed a 20% tax on hot baked snacks including pasties and pies.
Now however the tax will only apply to cooked pies and pasties that are kept hot, but not those that are still warm after coming from the oven.
A hundred and forty new jobs have been created with the opening of a new department store in West Sussex. More than 1,300 people applied for the positions at 'John Lewis at Home' in Chichester, meaning nine applicants for each job. The store focuses on furniture and electrical products.