- First half pre-tax profits at CEPS fell after a steady start to the year.

CEPS said trading across all of its businesses declined through the second quarter and remains challenging.

Overall revenue was unchanged at £7.9m but gross profits feel from £868,000 in 2010 to £811,000.

Operating profits fell to £162,000 from £258,000 and pre-tax profits dropped to £85,000 from £177,000.

At 1:15pm: [LON:CEPS] share price was -3.5p at 23.5p

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