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Capita shares plunge after warning on profits

Capita shares have plunged over 40% after the outsourcing firm warned on profits and announced a major shake-up.New chief executive Jonathan Lewis said the company had become "too complex" and "driven by a short-term focus" and needed to change...

Byron outlets set to close in burger chain rescue plan

As many as 20 Byron outlets will close in a rescue plan for Byron, the struggling burger chain, approved by lenders and landlords. Simon Cope, Byron chief executive, said the company voluntary arrangement meant "a number" of restaurants would...

Top Sandwich Franchises Trending Today

What are the top sandwich franchises to own? A selection of tasty ingredients bookended by slabs of bread, the sandwich is one of the most popular dishes in the UK. According to British Sandwich Week, between us we manage to consume an impressive 11.5 billion sandwiches a year. That’s enough to go around the world about 44 times – more...

Rescuing child brides

All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape.They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic...

Global brew

Media playback is unsupported on your device It is fair to say that businessman Tran Qui Thanh is a colourful character.One of the most successful business owners in Vietnam, every year his company -...

What are the advantages of a franchise?

The advantages of buying a franchise Purchasing a franchise is a great way to start a business without having to build it from the ground up. In the UK today, there are thousands of different franchise opportunities covering a range of industries. Following a boom in the franchise industry in the 1980s and ’90s, countless brands offering franchise opportunities became...

Can cars be used as mini power stations?

The feasibility of using electric vehicles as mini power stations will be tested using government funding of almost £10m.During the trial involving 1,000 car charging points, electric vehicles will feed power back into the national grid. It is seen...

Ministers play down leaked Brexit study

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ministers have sought to play down the leak of a government document predicting an economic hit from Brexit.According to BuzzFeed, the report concluded growth would be lower...

Car Wash Franchises Review

Review of the Car Wash franchise sector Since the first customer bought the very first automobile, cars have been washed, polished and waxed on a regular basis. As the rate of car ownership increased and the automobile became within reach of the average worker, increasing numbers of professional car washes began to spring up along our roadsides and in petrol...

'Too worried to sleep'

The universal credit system could leave up to one million people exposed to benefits sanctions once fully rolled out, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.Dr David Webster, from the University of Glasgow, estimates...

HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A city in the north of England is setting up a new currency which rewards people who do good acts that benefit society.A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. Like, Engage, Share.You can read another World Hacks report on a digital currency in Liverpool here. Source: BBC

What is the history of the Krispy Kreme Donut Franchise?

History of the Krispy Kreme Donut Franchise Although it’s one of the smaller food franchises on the high street – the brand has 824 branches around the world, down from a peak of 987 in 2014 – Krispy Kreme is still a household name, especially among those with a weakness for sweetness. Having grown slowly and steadily over the years,...

Krispy Kreme Donut Franchise Review

Krispy Kreme franchise review Although it’s one of the smaller food franchises on the high street – the brand has 824 branches around the world, down from a peak of 987 in 2014 – Krispy Kreme is still a household name, especially among those with a weakness for sweetness. Having grown slowly and steadily over the years, the Krispy Kreme...

Self-assessment tax deadline still looms for two million

More than two million people face a last-minute rush to complete self-assessment tax forms before a deadline.Some 11.8 million people, primarily those with more than one source of income and the self-employed, are required to complete returns.Most have met...

Fitness app Strava lights up staff at military bases

Security concerns have been raised after a fitness tracking firm showed the exercise routes of military personnel in bases around the world.Online fitness tracker Strava has published a "heatmap" showing the paths its users log...

Burger King fast food franchise review

Review of the Burger King Fast Food Chain franchise opportunity Although Burger King has never reached the global dominance and almost universal brand recognition of its main rival McDonalds, the fast food chain is still a staple in many of the towns, cities and service stations across the country. In fact, the UK alone is home to around 500 Burger...