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hive off

v.
To set something apart from a group: The CEO hived off the department into another division. The police academy hived the new recruits off during orientation.
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BIG companies are taking advantage of a tax loophole to hive off vital parts of the NHS.
Hoenig said that he would prefer banks to hive off risky activities such as trading and creating derivatives and eliminate any taxpayer subsidy for such businesses.
But Universal is now thought to be drawing up plans to hive off the record label along with other assets to help assuage regulators' concerns about its market dominance, according to press reports.
This idea had all the makings of a scheme to hive off the profitable parts to their rich pals in the private healthcare sector and leave the public to pick up the tab for costly treatment.
RETAIL giant WH Smith was last night said to be looking to hive off its news distribution arm - possibly through a stock market flotation.
As the councils hive off public services to private bodies, the questions will be posed is there, or will there, be a need for all the councillors we have at present?
We don't want it within a framework where you hive off the best parts of the NHS, just like you hive off the best parts of postal delivery or other essential services.
The move follows a series of disposals after the group's announcement a year ago that it would hive off its non-core interests to concentrate on international vehicle distribution.
Meanwhile rival FirstGroup has rejected pressure from a big investor to hive off its US bus division.
Posen said that the banks were being evaluated to find out if they required more capital or if they needed to hive off a backlog of loans.
Rupert Murdoch's company withdrew its offer to hive off Sky News as a separate company and said it was now ready to engage with the regulator instead.
The Conservatives have said that they'll hive off Radio 1.
In order to comply with competition regulations, Morrisons was ordered to hive off 52 sites.
64 billion) and unveiling plans to hive off half of its petrochemicals arm.
The newly appointed chief executive of troubled conglomerate Staveley Industries, Mr Chris Woodwark, was forced on to the defensive yesterday after a major institutional investor called on the company to hive off British Salt and start returning cash to shareholders.