Bass given go-ahead to buy Carlsberg-Tetley brewery

Margaret Beckett, President of the Board of Trade, has given the green light for Bass's acquisition of Carlsberg-Tetley's brewery at Burton on Trent. The brewery was put up for sale after Ms Beckett's controversially decided to block Bass's acquisition of Carlsberg-Tetley's UK brewing business.

Carlsberg-Tetley warned the decision would lead to substantial job losses and force it to sell off or close some breweries. Bass announced last month it would buy the Burton brewery and close two of its own breweries at Sheffield and Cardiff.