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UK Franchise Opinion and News

Franchise Opinions highlights the latest opinions, news and trends in UK franchising. The authors, all experts in franchising, are happy to share their advice and views with you.


Internationalisation of franchise networks - part 1

Article by Grégoire Toulouse Taylor Wessing

After a successful development of his network on his domestic market, a franchisor can rightly be tempted by seeking new growth drivers through international expansion. International expansion can prove to be very profitable for the franchisor provided that it is well and carefully prepared and planned in advance.

The following developments aim at giving franchisors a general overview of the most important legal issues to be taken into consideration once the choice of growth through internationalisation has been taken.

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Internationalisation of franchise networks - part 2

Article by Grégoire Toulouse Taylor Wessing

This fourth and final section looks at pre-contract disclosure and registration requirements, the choice of applicable law and overriding mandatory rules, the choice of jurisdiction, and lastly, tax and foreign tax issues.

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Franchising, law and the north/south divide - is there much of a difference?

Article by Martin O'Neill WJM

Franchising (or rather “business format franchising” as we know it) generally means the same thing in Scotland as it does in England. Neither jurisdiction has a body of “franchising law” as such.

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Franchise resales - what additional legal documents are needed?

Article by Martin O'Neill WJM

Prospective franchisees sometimes have the choice between buying an existing trading business from a franchisee, or starting a new business with the grant of a franchise from the Franchisor.

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How can I identify a good franchise business from a bad one?

Article by Richard Holden Lloyds Bank

So how can you back a thoroughbred franchise investment rather than losing your money betting on a nag?

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I don’t have any money to invest but can I still buy a franchise?

Article by Richard Holden Lloyds Bank

The simple fact is that every business needs money when starting up, whether it’s to buy equipment, set up a work place, or pay for that very first marketing campaign. For anyone investing in a franchise it’s no different – there are always going to be costs to consider, for buying the licensing rights to the franchise and covering the business set up and operating costs. To find out what options are open to you...

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Why directors and officers liability insurance is more important than ever

Article by Maurice Logie Moreland Insurance Brokers

Directors and officers of businesses and franchises are, in general, very acutely aware that they have statutory duties and responsibilities, but it would be wholly understandable if they sometimes felt encircled by the forces of self-seeking ill will.

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What are the top franchises in the UK? How do I know which is the best franchise?

Article by Suzie McCafferty Platinum Wave

According to the BFA NatWest survey, there are more than 900 franchise models operating in the UK alone. The real question to ask yourself is not which one is the best, but which one is the best for me?

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Which franchise will make me rich!?

Article by Bill Hendrie The Franchise Development Centre

The first point that I would make here is that a franchise does not make you rich. You have to make yourself rich. The franchise model is merely a vehicle that may allow you to become rich if you have an aptitude for what you are doing and work hard at it.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a franchise from a new franchise company?

Article by Tony Urwin Ashtons Franchise

The first thing to be aware of is that there is ‘no certain thing in business’. Making a success in any business, whether a franchise or not, is down to hard work and some luck. You should therefore not be lulled into a sense of false security when investigating any franchise, whether new or well established.

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