Reshaping of aged care business hits UK results at Bupa

Evelyn Bourke, group chief executive, Bupa

UK revenue and underlying profit both fell at Bupa last year as it reshaped its aged care business following the sale of 132 care homes. Revenue across its UK business, which includes health insurance and dental practice segments, fell 10% to £2,537m during the year ended 31 December 2018 (2017: £2,807m), while underlying profit dived…

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