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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

M&S axes 'cauliflower steak' after criticism

Marks & Spencer is to stop selling its controversial “cauliflower steak” after some shoppers labelled it wasteful and ridiculous. One cauliflower slice wrapped in plastic was being sold for £2.50 as part of the shop’s veggie range – despite a whole one being much cheaper in supermarkets and greengrocers. …

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Canada files WTO complaint against US over trade rules

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization, accusing the US of breaking international trade rules.The complaint challenges the ways the US investigates products for subsidies and below-cost sales in the US.The US called the claims “unfounded”.The action comes amid disputes between the two countries over …

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Chinese business chiefs pay £12,000 for dinner with David Cameron

Fancy dinner and a photo with David Cameron?That was what was on offer recently for wealthy business figures at an event in China – as long as they stumped up about £12,000.Mr Cameron featured on social media adverts for the Shanghai International Ball and Leaders’ Forum, which took place …

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US Congress targets Apple over iPhone slowing

Apple is set to face a grilling in the US Congress over allegations it slowed older phones to encourage consumers to purchase newer models. The head of the Senate’s commerce committe, Senator John Thune, has written to Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook to demand an explanation for why Apple …

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Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell criticises 'hostile' regulator

The former boss of BHS has accused the pension regulator of a “hostile and deliberate” act by launching an investigation just days after his takeover, a court has heard.Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green, said the investigation had weighed on the firm.The Pensions Regulator …

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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over data breach

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a data breach in 2015.Hackers gained unauthorised access to the personal data of more than three million customers and 1,000 employees during a cyber-attack.The fine is one of the largest ever issued by the ICO.The retailer …

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Ex-BHS owner accuses regulator of 'hostile' act

Dominic Chappell has told a court that The Pension Regulator carried out a “hostile and deliberate act” against BHS when it served him with an investigative notice. The document, known as a “section 72 notice”, was given to Mr Chappell shortly after his purchase of the retailer for a …

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