UK - Child obesity caused by poor diet could lower life expectancy for the first time in over a century, Food Standards Agency chairman John Krebs claims.
He describes the current situation as a “public health timebomb” with children growing up today having shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Legal & General director of corporate annuities Dennis Canham said the “fast living, fast food” generation would see a decline in mortality rates.
“The next generation and their coach potato syndrome must have an impact on health.”
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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