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Friday newspaper round-up: Forecourt owners, fake reviews, BuzzFeed

(Sharecast News) - Forecourt owners in the UK are adding to soaring inflation for consumers by charging many businesses that rely on diesel more than necessary at the pumps, campaigners have claimed. The pump price for diesel is about 10% higher than for petrol, even though the wholesale market price is lower, reigniting concerns that forecourt owners are profiteering at the expense of diesel drivers. - Guardian Facebook groups offering fake reviews on the likes of Amazon, Google and Trustpilot are persistent despite regulators' demands that tech platforms do more to tackle the issue, according to an investigation by a consumer group. Groups on the social network with thousands of members offer free products in exchange for reviews, said the consumer group Which?, despite past interventions by UK regulators. - Guardian

The City watchdog is clearing the way for millions of buy-to-let landlords and flat owners to claw back billions of pounds lost in secret building insurance commissions. Leaseholders will be defined as customers of buildings insurance under new rules planned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that will give homeowners new grounds to claim for thousands in wrongly charged fees. - Telegraph

Over-50s are dropping out of the workforce because of "ageist" companies, MPs have claimed. A report from the Labour-led Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee blamed businesses for the recent exodus of older workers, saying unfriendly policies were the cause rather than a wave of early retirement. - Telegraph

BuzzFeed News, the lossmaking website that once won a Pulitzer Prize, is closing as its parent company seeks to cut costs by slashing 15 per cent of its workforce. The business has gone through "more challenges than I can count in the past few years", Jonah Peretti, 49, BuzzFeed's chief executive, said. - The Times

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(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian

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