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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

Abramovich drops Chelsea's £1bn stadium plan

Chelsea have ditched plans to build a new 60,000-seater stadium due to what they call an “unfavourable investment climate”.  The club, who finished fifth in the Premier League and therefore failed to qualify for the Champions League, said plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge had been put on hold indefinitely. …

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City watchdog seeks cap on rent-to-own prices

The country’s financial watchdog has proposed a package of measures to help consumers who are facing high-cost credit charges. One of the main suggestions is a cap on prices in the household goods rent-to-own sector, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) saying a consumer renting an essential such as …

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Poundland and Thameslink in 'chocolate' tweet spat

A train company that compared its service to Poundland cooking chocolate in a bizarre tweet has been threatened with legal action by the discount retailer. The spat on social media erupted after a disgruntled passenger named Kevin tweeted an image of a departures board showing cancelled trains with a …

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UK consumer confidence continues to struggle

Consumer confidence increased in May but was still in negative territory, according to an index. GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index rose two points this month, but positive feelings about personal finances were not enough to cancel out concerns about the wider economy, keeping the overall score at minus seven. Joe …

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'Pitiful' excuses for male-only boardrooms revealed

Leading companies in the UK have been described as “pitiful” and “patronising” after coming up with feeble excuses to explain why they have not promoted a single woman to their corporate boards. One company claimed that women would not understand the “extremely complex” issues covered during board meetings, while …

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RBS bosses grilled by investors on branch closures

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses have been berated by shareholders at a tense AGM in Edinburgh. Investors asked the bank’s executives to review or stop the closures of 162 branches across England and Wales. These were announced earlier this month and they follow December’s news that a further 259 …

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Ocado moves up to FTSE 100 as M&S avoids relegation

Marks & Spencer has avoided relegation from the FTSE 100 as online grocery retailer Ocado moves into the elite group of UK-listed firms, it has been confirmed. Online gambling company GVC Holdings will join Ocado in its promotion, while South African private healthcare provider Mediclinic International and security company …

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Top bosses warn PM 'time is running' out over Brexit

Theresa May has been told by the leaders of some of Europe’s biggest companies that “clarity and certainty” is needed over Brexit because “time is running out”. Following a meeting at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, the business bosses issued the prime minister with a warning that “uncertainty causes …

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