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Booths up for sale after 170 years

For five generations, the Booth family has been selling tea and groceries across northwest England. Now, that 170-year history looks set to end, with the Preston-based chain looking for a buyer.
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Ombudsman may be able to help more small companies

Small business advisers have expressed cautious support for a proposal to extend the remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service to allow it to help more companies to resolve disputes.
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Self-employed Catalans go out of business as crisis hits their powerhouse economy

Catalonia is losing 40 self-employed workers a day as the region’s economy falters amid the political turmoil and companies move to other parts of Spain.
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Self-employment can be a sweet gig

Keen to become your own boss? Here’s how to make the ‘gig economy’ work for you
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Crisis looms for under-funded owners’ management companies

Owners’ management companies are required by law to have a sinking fund in order to be prepared for future large-scale expenditure
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Union stands up for (self-employed) bosses

A workers’ co-operative has joined forces with a trade union to create a new kind of service
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Tips for buying abroad in an uncertain market

Plus, how to make the most of fluctuating exchange rates
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Is the housing market about to crash? Here’s how to beat it

Prices slashed, offers scarce, outlook murky: 53% of Britons expect a housing crash in the next five years, but it’s not bad news for everyone
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Market outlook: tips for buyers and sellers

This year, the housing market is especially uncertain. But what isn’t? Home assesses whether you should gamble on an early move or hang on until spring
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Rangers won’t rush decision on new manager

Mark Allen, the Rangers director of football, has revealed that the Ibrox club will take its time to appoint a new manager after Pedro Caixinha was sacked.
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