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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

Brexit paper 'leaked to undermine EU exit'

An assessment of the likely impact of various Brexit scenarios was leaked to undermine the exit talks, a Government minister has claimed. The study, obtained by BuzzFeed News, found the country would be worse off under every Brexit scenario modelled, with the much-vaunted benefits of new trade deals predicted …

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VW employee takes blame for exhaust test on monkeys

Volkswagen has suspended its public relations chief – at his own request – as it investigates experiments that saw monkeys exposed to diesel exhaust fumes. The company said its head of external relations and sustainability, Dr Thomas Steg, had stepped away from his duties and taken “full responsibility”. VW …

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'Too worried to sleep'

The universal credit system will leave around one million working people exposed to benefits sanctions for the first time, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.Dr David Webster, from the University of Glasgow, estimates that up to 350,000 people a year are currently facing benefits sanctions in the …

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Any Brexit deal will hit UK economy – government paper

The UK economy will grow more slowly outside the European Union, no matter what deal is struck with Brussels, a leaked government document suggests.The BuzzFeed News website reports the Whitehall analysis found growth over the next 15 years could be up to 8% lower than if the UK stayed …

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India ride-sharing firm Ola to enter Australia

India’s ride-sharing company Ola is entering the Australian market in what will be the firm’s first international venture. It plans to first launch in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and says it will soon start recruiting drivers.The Australian taxi-hailing app industry is dominated by Uber – Ola’s biggest rival in …

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HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A city in the north of England is setting up a new currency which rewards people who do good acts that benefit society.A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. Like, Engage, Share.You can read another World Hacks report on a digital currency in Liverpool here. Source: …

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Robo news

Would you care if a story you read in a newspaper or online was “written” by a machine rather than a stressed-out hack? Would you even be able to tell the difference? Welcome to the world of “robo journalism” – and it’s coming faster than you think.Squirrelled away at …

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