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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

1p on income tax rate for Scots earning over £24k

Income tax for people in Scotland earning more than £24,000 a year will rise to 21p, the Scottish government has said. Holyrood’s finance secretary Derek Mackay made the announcement in his draft Budget for 2018-19 on Thursday, with higher rates of income tax also going up to 41p and …

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

The US Federal Reserve has agreed to raise interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017.Policymakers at the US central bank say the move, which was widely expected, underscores “solid” gains in the US economy.Officials also boosted their economic forecasts, projecting 2.5% growth in GDP in 2017 …

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Crisis-hit Interserve calls in company doctor

Lenders to the troubled support services group Interserve have forced it to parachute in a company doctor in return for a £180m funding lifeline. Sky News has learnt that a consortium of banks have demanded that the company, which manages the Ministry of Defence’s training base on Salisbury Plain, …

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DanTDM: the million-dollar jelly bean-eating gamer

Media playback is unsupported on your device How much could you earn by eating jelly beans and playing video games? Look at this year’s YouTube rich list and you might be surprised.British YouTuber Dan Middleton raked in $16.5m (£12.3m) this year, making him YouTube’s highest earner. Known as DanTDM, …

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BoE regulator to ditch gendered terms like 'chairman'

The Bank of England has set out plans to end the use of gendered language in policy documents. They include ditching “chairman” in favour of “chair” and replacing “grandfathering” – a term related to exemptions granted under new rules or contract terms – with “conversion”. There will also be …

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