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Tech giant fined £872m over illegal Apple payments

Smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been fined £872m (€997m) for paying Apple to turn down offers from rivals. The fine, which represents almost 5% of the technology company’s revenue over the last year, was announced by European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday. She said the company’s deal …

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First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead’s franchisee caring Clare

First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead franchisee Hot on the heels of topping the Elite Franchise 100 list at No 1 – Home Instead Senior Care is celebrating another ace achievement thanks to its Wimbledon franchisee. Wimbledon and Kingston owner Clare Jefferies has achieved two Outstanding ratings in …

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What is the relationship between a franchisor and franchisee?

What is the difference between a franchisor and franchisee? The franchise has helped to shape the modern business landscape. Without franchises, there wouldn’t be McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, KFC, Europcar or Burger King and high streets in our towns and cities would look very different. The franchise model has …

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Labour: Hand over Carillion documents

Labour is preparing to force a binding vote in the Commons requiring ministers to hand over their risk assessments for Carillion before the company went bust. The shadow business secretary has told Sky News she suspects departments did not follow correct procedures after the infrastructure company issued profit warnings. …

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Fund boss: Brexit won't be as bad as feared

One of Britain’s most important investors has told Sky News that “Brexit won’t be as bad” as predicted,  but says the global economic system “needs to change” because people are losing faith in capitalism. Martin Gilbert is co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen, Europe’s second largest fund manager. The …

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