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BusinessTalk: Pop star-turned-businessman Andy Pickles

In the latest edition of Business Talk TV, we meet the former chart-topper who wants to help Britain reduce its skills deficit.

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BusinessTalk TV: The continued rise of the discounters

The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that Brexit hasn’t fuelled food price inflation and the march of the discounters is continuing.

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BusinessTalk TV: £100bn wiped off shares as value of Yorkshire’s top companies plummets

Yorkshire’s leading companies saw their share prices plunge as more than £100​bn was wiped off the FTSE 100 within minutes of the market opening following Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union.

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BusinessTalk TV: Co-op CEO Richard Pennycook

The Co-op has announced plans to invest more than £11m in new stores and funeral homes across Yorkshire creating 250 jobs.

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Video: Morrisons profits down but customers returning says new boss

Morrisons is celebrating its first positive sales quarter in four years and said customers are returning following a complete overhaul by chief executive David Potts.

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BusinessTalk TV: The Leeds Digital Hub

Over the last 18 months, the Leeds Digital Hub has provided a home for fast growing firms in the region. But how has the hub stimulated economic growth?

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BusinessTalk TV: Should firms get behind International Women’s Day?

IN THE latest edition of Business Talk TV, we ask the question: When will we achieve gender equality in the workplace?

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BusinessTalk TV: Who really profits from zero hours contracts?

New legislation has come into force to protect workers on zero hours contracts who fear they might be forced to sign an agreement that places limits on who they can work for.

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BusinessTalk: Morrisons beat City expectations for Christmas

Morrisons beat expectations for Christmas trading, reporting a first period of positive underlying sales since 2012.

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BusinessTalk TV: How did the big retailers fare over Christmas?

So how did the retailers fare over Christmas? It’s been a mixed bag so far with disappointing sales for Next but some good results for John Lewis, who are due to open a store in Leeds.

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BusinessTalk TV: How firms can curb domestic violence

Domestic violence is a crime which affects one in four women and one in six men and costs the UK economy around £1.9bn a year.

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BusinessTalk TV: How will economy fare in 2016?

The UK economy performed well during 2015, but will the storm clouds gather in 2016?

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BusinessTalk TV: Will interest rates rise here? And when?

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates from record lows. Is it inevitable that the Bank of England will follow suit? And will consumers’ feel the pinch?

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Business Talk TV: Impact of the Autumn Statement on Yorkshire Businesses

The Chancellor laid out his spending plans in the Autumn Statement yesterday in one of the most comprehensive and detailed spending reviews ever seen.

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BusinessTalk TV: What can be done to halt the Morrisons decline?

Morrisons today insisted it ​i​s “moving at pace” to turn around trading as it revealed another slide in sales. But what can be done to halt the decline?

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BusinessTalk TV: Helping regenerate our cities

OFFICE space comes in all shapes and sizes, and not all of it in the form on new-build Grade A blocks.

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BusinessTalk TV: Singing the praises of our FDs

FINANCE Directors are the unsung heroes of business. If they didn’t keep a tight grip on expenditure, firms would soon go the wall.

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BusinessTalk TV: How football clubs score with local firms

Football clubs can’t survive without a fan base. Growing numbers of clubs are also realising that they need to work in partnership with local firms to create broader economic benefits.

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Video: Could Morrisons fall into foreign hands?

TROUBLED supermarket chain Morrisons could be swallowed up by an overseas firm, according to a leading Yorkshire-based analyst.

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BusinessTalk TV: Are banks giving small firms a fair deal?

ARE small firms getting a fairer deal from the banks? And are Yorkshire companies feeling more confident after the General Election?

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