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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

Brexit: Be more patriotic about cheese, says Michael Gove

Michael Gove has hit back at claims the price of cheddar cheese will go up by 40% if Britain leaves the EU without a trade deal.The environment secretary said that would not happen if consumers started buying more British cheddar.”I am deeply concerned about your unpatriotic attitude towards cheese,” …

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Estate agents stretching the facts, say regulators

Estate agents are being warned to tell the truth on property adverts, after regulators said some of them were “stretching the facts”.The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), which writes the rules, said it would take enforcement action if things did not improve in 2018.It said any estate agent that …

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IMF downgrades UK growth forecast on Brexit uncertainty

The IMF has cut its UK economic growth forecast, blaming Brexit uncertainty.The Fund expects growth of 1.6% this year, down slightly from its previous forecast of 1.7%. It expects growth to slow further next year, to 1.5%.IMF chief Christine Lagarde said uncertainty over the Brexit deal was causing UK …

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Eni and Shell on trial in Italy over Nigeria 'corruption'

Two global oil giants, Eni and Shell, are to stand trial in Italy over allegations of corruption in Nigeria. The case involves the purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria for $1.3bn (£1bn) in 2011. The companies deny wrongdoing, saying they acquired the rights in accordance with Nigerian …

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Rail workers to stage 24-hour strikes in January

Rail workers are set to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in January over long-running disputes over the role of guards. The RMT union announced workers on Southern, South Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and the Isle of Wight’s Island Line will be involved in the …

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