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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

Primark recalls flip flops over cancer fears

Primark is recalling thousands of men’s flip flops after discovering they contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical. The discount clothes chain is recalling three colours from it’s men’s Cedar Wood State flip flop range and offering a full refund to anyone who bought them. A Primark spokesman confirmed …

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Investment fund supermarkets face FCA probe

The City regulator is to examine whether savers get value for money from so-called investment “platforms” – otherwise known as fund supermarkets.Between 2008 and 2016 investors quintupled the amount of money they put into such platforms, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said.Companies such as Hargreaves Lansdown, Nutmeg and Interactive …

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Centrica oil and gas deal energises new future

Anyone seeking evidence of how Europe’s big utility companies are evolving should look at the announcement today from Centrica. The owner of British Gas is pooling its European oil and gas exploration and production assets with those of Bayerngas Norge, the Norway-based producer owned by the German multi-utility Stadtwerke …

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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun.The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement.But details as to how …

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Motorists could win £30m compensation from Europcar

French car hire firm Europcar has admitted that it may have to pay out as much as £30m to British motorists who were overcharged for car repairs.UK Trading Standards officers launched an investigation after its office in Leicester received complaints.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is also planning to launch …

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FTSE 100 opens higher as ITV boosted by McCall appointment

Shares in ITV rose 2% at the start of trade after the broadcaster said it had appointed EasyJet boss Carolyn McCall as its new chief executive.ITV’s previous chief executive Adam Crozier left in June, although Ms McCall will not take up new post until January next year.ITV was the …

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