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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

Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive.Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m in cash by the time it went bust …

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South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms

South African prosecutors have called for two consultancy firms to repay $130 million (£94.4 million) they earned from the state power company, Eskom.McKinsey, and a local firm called Trillian, were paid the sum in 2016 for giving advice.Trillian was controlled by the Gupta family, whose closeness to President Jacob …

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Carillion fallout

The timetables of big UK building projects have been thrown into doubt by the collapse of Carillion.Major new hospitals in Liverpool and the West Midlands face further delays after the liquidation of the UK’s second biggest construction firm.Work has yet to restart on those sites, causing uncertainty among workers …

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Family of H&M child model moved house 'for security'

The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.”Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of …

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Outrage as Tesco makes changes to Clubcard

Changes to Tesco’s Clubcard rewards scheme have sparked fury among some shoppers who say the “simplified” scheme will mean they will gain less from their points. Some also criticised the supermarket giant for not giving customers – including about 16 million active Clubcard users – any notice prior to …

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