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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.

Rail strikes hit Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western and Merseyrail

Fresh strikes are expected to cause more disruption for rail passengers in the latest 24-hour walkout over safety.RMT union members at Northern, South Western Railway, Merseyrail and Great Anglia are taking action for the third time in less than a week.The union says scrapping guards and introducing driver-only operated …

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Government to hold pensions talks with Carillion

The government will meet Carillion and the Pensions Regulator on Friday to discuss the services and construction company’s deficit. Carillion, which is one of the government’s biggest contractors, is struggling under £1.5bn of debt, including a pension shortfall of £587m.The company held talks with its lenders and advisers in …

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Will taps run dry?

Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, African penguins, sunshine and sea, is a world-renowned tourist destination. But it could also become famous for being the first major city in the world to run out of water.Most recent projections suggest that its water could run out as early as March. …

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Five things we've learnt from British shoppers

British retailers have published sales figures for the trading period up to and including Christmas, and while there have been record takings for some, the festive season proved gloomy for others. Consumers are continuing to alter their buying habits to factor in that American import Black Friday as well …

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Ex-BHS boss guilty over failure to provide pension data

Dominic Chappell, who was in charge of BHS when it went bust in 2016, has been found guilty on three charges of failing to provide information demanded by the Pensions Regulator.The watchdog accused him of neglecting or refusing to hand over information about BHS’s pension schemes.The schemes had 19,000 …

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May urges execs to lobby for City at Brexit summit

Theresa May has told top City executives they should “emphasise the benefits for Europe” of a Brexit trade deal that includes London’s financial centre. Downing Street released a statement after the PM and Chancellor Philip Hammond held talks with senior bosses of top institutions including Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds …

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Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel

The price of oil has hit $70 a barrel for the first time since December 2014.Brent crude climbed after members of Opec, the cartel of 14 oil-producing nations that accounts for 40% of the world’s output, said it would continue to limit supplies. The RAC, the motoring group, has …

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