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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

UK 'now less appealing' to rich Chinese

The UK has slipped down the list of preferred destinations for Chinese millionaires considering moving overseas, a report suggests.While the US remains the favourite place to settle, Canada now ranks second pushing Britain into third spot.The survey found around half of those millionaires quizzed were mulling a move abroad.Pollution, …

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Advertising Standards to get tough on gender stereotypes

There should be stronger regulation of advertisements which show men failing at simple household tasks and women left to clean up, says the body that oversees UK advertising.The Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed its approach to ads that feature stereotypical gender roles.It concluded that ads that mock people for …

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US calls for smaller deficits in new NAFTA talks

The US government says trade deficits and market access will top the agenda as it renegotiated trade terms with Mexico and Canada. US President Donald Trump has described the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a “disaster” and ordered fresh talks earlier this year. The objectives have been …

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Train punctuality to be measured accurate 'to the minute'

Train passengers will soon be able to judge the punctuality of their journeys with much greater accuracy.From Tuesday, the industry trade body, the Rail Delivery Group, is publishing average national punctuality statistics to the minute, not just to within five or 10 minutes of planned arrival times.From next spring …

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Chatbot docs

Could health apps and chatbots eventually replace your traditional doctor? “Let’s talk about how you’ve been feeling over the past 30 days,” says Joy. “This will help me get a sense for your current state.” Joy probes a bit deeper, asking a series of questions: Do I feel hopeless? …

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Car insurance premiums in record rise, says ABI

Motorists are being saddled with the fastest year-on-year rise in insurance premiums since records began five years ago, the industry has warned.Average car insurance premiums have gone up by 11% in the past year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).The typical bill for an annual policy is …

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Netflix now has 104 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix shares surged on Monday after the video streaming firm said it had about 104 million subscribers.The US company said the better-than-expected number was a sign that investment in new shows and movies was paying off.Netflix has produced shows such as 13 Reasons Why, about teen suicide, political drama …

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Gender stereotypes to be banned in British ads

Tough new rules on gender stereotyping in advertising are being introduced to end outdated expectations of women cleaning and washing while men struggle to do basic domestic duties. These stereotypes can be harmful and help drive “unfair outcomes” particularly for younger people, according to research cited by the Advertising …

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