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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

Newcastle takeover: Mike Ashley meets Amanda Staveley over £300m bid

Media playback is not supported on this device Newcastle’s owner Mike Ashley and British businesswoman Amanda Staveley have met for the first time to discuss the sale of the Premier League club. The duo met in an Indian restaurant in London last week, BBC Newcastle understands, after the investment …

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Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 2020

Household water bills in England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 to 2025, the regulator Ofwat has pledged.A forthcoming price review will give water companies less wiggle room to recover the costs of debt and equity from customers, the regulator said.Ofwat was …

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Sheffield Uber suspension lifted by city council

The suspension of Uber’s licence in Sheffield has been lifted by the city council.It took the action last month after the company failed to respond to its requests. Uber said the correspondence had been sent to the wrong address.The council has lifted the suspension following “productive discussions” and “satisfactory …

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Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures.The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%.Real earnings, which take into account the cost of living, fell by …

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Turning a new year’s resolution into reality: Become your own boss through franchising

Aspirations of business-ownership can progress to reality thanks to The National Franchise Exhibition, coming to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 and 17 February. Franchising has long presented an accessible route to owning a business, offering the backing of an established brand with a tried-and-tested blueprint for setting up and running …

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls-Royce.The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car …

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MPs seek close ties to nuclear body after Brexit

More than 100 MPs have called on the Government to retain as close a relationship as possible with the body which regulates the nuclear industry across Europe after Brexit. They have signed a Parliamentary amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill dealing with the Government’s intention to leave the European …

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Satellite firm Avanti plots $550m debt deal

The London-listed satellite company Avanti Communications will take a big step towards shrinking its mammoth debts on Wednesday when it unveils plans to hand bondholders a $550m equity stake. Sky News has learnt that Avanti, which is one of a number of stock market-quoted businesses wrestling with a glut …

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