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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

Ofcom sets out limits for mobile auction

The UK’s communications watchdog has imposed a limit on the amount of mobile spectrum that companies can win in an upcoming auction.Ofcom will make available more mobile spectrum later this year to provide better support for 4G and 5G services.It said that in order to “safeguard competition”, it will …

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Pearson sells 22% stake in Penguin Random House

Shares in Pearson have risen after the company said it was selling a 22% stake in book publisher Penguin Random House.The sale, to its joint venture partner Bertelsmann, is expected to raise about $1bn (£776m) and Pearson said it would return £300m to shareholders.After the deal, Pearson will still …

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Taylor Review: UK should end cash-in-hand economy

The author of a government review into work practices is calling for an end to the “cash-in-hand economy”.Matthew Taylor, whose report is out on Tuesday, said cash jobs such as window cleaning and decorating were worth up to £6bn a year, much of it untaxed.The review also recommends that …

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Air India: No chicken in cattle class

Air India has stopped serving non-vegetarian meals to its economy class passengers on domestic flights.The cost-cutting measure comes as the government considers ways to privatise the debt-laden national carrier. Critics have suggested the move is discriminatory and will make very little difference to the airline’s bottom line. But Air …

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Guiding lights

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is updating its image with a number of new achievement badges aimed at encouraging young women into science and technology.My memories of the Girl Guides involve marshmallow toasting, tying knots and being assessed on my table-laying skills for a badge …

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