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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...
Japanese technology firm Fujifilm is to cut 10,000 jobs by 2020 at its Fuji Xerox subsidiary saying it faces an "increasingly severe" market.It is also plans to take a majority stake in Xerox and combine the US company into...
Marks and Spencer is planning to close 14 stores and cut hundreds of jobs.Six shops will close by April, including Birkenhead, Bournemouth and Durham. Staff have been offered jobs in nearby stores.The closure of another eight shops has been...
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...
Franchise UK Review of Sandwich Franchises 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...

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 violence, and social stigma.But...

Global brew

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Things fall apart

Pity today's clothes. Like unloved toys, they're being worn less often than ever.The rise of fast fashion retailers has meant that consumers can buy trendy clothes almost the second they're designed - and just as quickly move on to...
A man who fell and hit his head after "drinking all night" was correctly refused travel insurance cover, an ombudsman has said.Yet, another man who slipped over in a nightclub's toilets after a drink while on holiday should have...
Car manufacturing in the UK fell last year for the first time since 2009. According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 1.67 million cars left UK factories in 2017, a decline of 3%...
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...
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 in each of three different Brexit outcomes than if the UK had...
The eurozone's economy grew at its fastest pace for a decade in 2017, according to official figures.The economy of the 19-nation bloc grew by 2.5% last year, according to Eurostat, the strongest growth since the 3% rate seen in...
The UK's biggest accountancy firms are facing renewed scrutiny in the wake of the collapse of Carillion.Frank Field, the chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, asked whether KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY should be broken up in the...
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners could be at risk of losing their homes by ignoring how they will pay off their mortgage, a regulator has warned.Nearly one in five mortgage-holders has an interest-only home loan, meaning they would need...
Pizza delivery chain Domino's has credited the X Factor finals with helping it to achieve strong sales over the Christmas trading period.Domino's said it saw a 25% surge in sales on Saturday 2 December when the X Factor final...

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