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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost their job, shake them by the hand and suggest that …

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History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people are employed by franchises and many franchising brands are household …

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Taxpayer to foot £199bn private finance bill

Taxpayers face a bill of £199bn for projects outsourced to private companies even if no new schemes are awarded public money. The National Audit Office found that the 716 existing deals under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and the successor, PF2, cost around £10.3bn in 2016-17, and costs of that …

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Bonuses for Carillion bosses are blocked

Bosses and directors of Carillion will not get bonuses or severance payments, the government has said. The Insolvency Service said no such payments had been made since the construction firm collapsed on Monday.The announcement comes as work on Carillion’s public sector construction sites is paused pending decisions about their …

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Carillion audit chair faces calls to quit Victrex

The Carillion director who chaired its audit committee for six years is under mounting pressure to quit‎ the board of Victrex, the listed polymer manufacturer. Sky News has learnt that a number of leading institutional investors plan to write to the board of Victrex to demand Andrew Dougal‎’s resignation …

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Tesco delays Clubcard changes after outcry

Tesco is delaying changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme after an outcry from customers over how it would reduce the value of some of its popular voucher offers. Britain’s biggest supermarket said on Monday that it had “simplified” the scheme, which offered shoppers the chance to redeem vouchers at …

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