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Investigation launched into vet sector | Ocado makes deal with Getir | Young workers want to move abroad

The UK’s competition regulator has issued three tips for pet owners amid concerns they are paying too much on vet bills and are not given enough information about treatment options.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said today it was launching a full market investigation into the UK’s veterinary sector.

It advised animal owners to:

  • Shop around for a vet and don’t always go to the closest
  • Ask the vet if there are other treatment options
  • Think about buying medication from places other than your vet if it’s not an emergency

Ocado has struck a deal with rapid grocery delivery service Getir to acquire its customers, after the latter pulled out of the UK. 

Customers who were using Getir are being sent emails urging them to switch to Zoom by Ocado. 

They also received a 25%-off discount and free delivery on their first Zoom by Ocado order.

Most younger workers want the chance to have a job in another country, research suggests.

A survey of 1,000 people aged 18-34 found half of respondents would be more likely to stay in a role for longer if they had the option to move overseas for a period of time. 

The young people cited a better quality of life, salary and benefits, and better work-life balance, as the main reasons for wanting to move overseas for work, according to employee mobility platform Jobbatical.

“A decade ago, candidates were searching for the most exciting office and work perks possible, but today the draw of international living, better quality of life and smoother work-life balance is top of the wishlist for ambitious, high-quality talent,” said Karoli Hindriks, co-founder of Jobbatical.

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