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LATEST! 31.07.2015
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (June 2015) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st July 2015

By way of explanation. The term 'home business' consists of two words. 'Business' is the second one; it's there to qualify and support the word 'home' and all that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently, we also list below, items which are of interest and value to the home. Whether in its context as an office or as a part of your family and lifestyle but always directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment that running a business from home, in its entirety, can bring.

For a current, multi-part overview of starting and running a business from home, go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm


31.07.2015: Is the Calais crisis costing the UK £250m a day in lost trade? http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/30/calais-crisis-cost-uk-250m-a-day-trade The problem is, it's not a one-off. French thug labour disruptions are as perennial as nuclear-resistant weeds, year in year out, ever since they betrayed and executed Joan of Arc. A more sobering thought is just how much is all of this costing the French economy which in turn, is being bailed out ad infinitum by EU taxpayers. It's 'Greece' all over again - but this time, on a truly massive scale.

Internet use linked to depression. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/30/heavy-social-media-use-linked-mental-health-issues-teens_n_7901616.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk6%26pLid%3D369065 I must admit I certainly get depressed when I see all the crap there is on the internet. And the British regime is pretending to use it to produce successful businessfolk!!!

Bankruptcies at lowest level since 1990. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/30/bankruptcies-at-lowest-level-since-1990/

EDF loses 266,000 UK customer accounts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33717916 They may not be getting the message, though. I had a re-programmed digital meter installed on the electricity post next to my house in France and now, about three months later, I have just received a second quality control telephone call from a whining babbler asking if everything went OK. I'm all right but my live-in partner, who relied upon a home, kidney dialysis machine, died seven weeks ago when the electricity supply failed. Which I pointed out to the first caller on behalf of EDF about eight weeks ago, who said he would get someone to look into the matter. (And no, they haven't been on strike. I don't think - although it's hard to tell, sometimes.)

Research and analysis. Small Business Survey 2014: home-based and family-owned businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/small-business-survey-2014-home-based-and-family-owned-businesses

Wales offers best staycation value. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/30/wales-offers-best-staycation-value/

Pension exit fee consultation starts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33717252

Barter booms in cash-strapped rural Greeze since Nazi occupation. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/greece-debt-crisis-news-barter-is-booming-in-rural-areas-as-cash-dries-up-10427713.html That would explain why there is so much bartering in rural areas in other parts of the EU, as well. 'Nazi' governments.

Do we still need boycotts when you can send an angry tweet? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jul/30/do-we-still-need-boycotts-companies-social-media Below, just one headline - as not reported by the vast majority of the West's Israeli/American terrorist propaganda and Twatter alike, suggests the answer.

(Of course, the Israeli/American owned and controlled social media and propaganda would love you to just send a tweet. It's why social media was invented.)

Israel accused of killing 75 children during day of 'carnage' and war crimes in Gaza war. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/amnesty-international-accuses-israel-of-war-crimes-during-black-friday-of-gaza-war-10424085.html There's an unusual thing! Now - where haven't I read that so far?

Illegal West Bank settlement in Beit El torn down - as Israeli government approves plans for 300-unit neighbourhood 'swarm' in the same area. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/illegal-west-bank-settlement-in-beit-el-torn-down--as-israeli-government-approves-plans-for-300unit-neighbourhood-in-the-same-area-10425348.html 'Swarming' Israeli paedo-terrorists and murdering illegal immigrants land-grabbing again? To grow produce on free land, with thieved water and apartheid, slave-labour to compete with EU farmers? All adding to the confusion of the protesting French - and spreading: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180169/Now-Belgians-Farmers-destroy-cargo-milk-blockade-roads-set-fire-xxxx-protests-food-prices-spreads-France-Europe.html - who then dump, waste and obstruct everything that comes their way, thus making matters even worse?

Asked to comment on 'swarming', Israeli murderer-immigrants, David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain's '24% Regime' and arms-dealer to the Israelis, commented, 'My values are Jewish values'.

'Those who suffer racism must not suffer in silence.' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/antisemitic-incidents-in-britain-have-risen-by-50-per-cent-in-the-last-year-report-finds-10426542.html It appears that every time these days that the West's Israeli/American media discusses racism, it's actually about the rise of anti-Semitism. Perhaps the solution is simply twofold. Let the world's decent Jewish majority take out and dispose of their Israeli trash which is the root cause of growing anti-Semitism. (Or, 'anti-terrorist sentiment.) And when we talk about 'racism' let's talk equally about the blacks, the Muslims and 'swarming' economic refugees, as well.

That being said, the world should consequently be able get on with some honest, productive business, for a change.

Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/a/How-To-Know-If-You-Are-Ready-For-Entrepreneurship.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Entrepreneurs%20-%20Persado%20Test%20-%20Group%202&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150730

Insurance startup helps clients donate to charity for free. http://www.springwise.com/insurance-startup-give-clients-money-donate-charity/

This app will call for real time help in emergencies. http://www.springwise.com/this-app-real-time-help-emergencies/

30.07.2015: Small firms ‘relying’ on friends and family to stay afloat. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/small-firms-relying-on-friends-and-family-to-stay-afloat/ And after all the scams, the dead wood, the empty promises, crap websites, dummyphone apps, the social media, micro-gurus no-one has heard of and Dragon's Den the government and its cronies have organised for them! Ungrateful bastards.

BBC looks to 8 – 14 years olds for the next generation of entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/bbc-looks-to-8-14-years-olds-for-the-next-generation-of-entrepreneurs/ Is it going to identify the little buggers with manners and respect, and who do reeding, riting and summs, as well?

Prepare for broadband price hike as UK gears up to have 100% connectivity. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/prepare-for-broadband-price-hike-as-uk-gears-up-to-have-100-connectivity/ They have been banging this particular jungle drum for twenty years; and it still outperforms 'broadband' for getting the message across. Namely, where have all the earlier bungs to telecomms' wasters gone?

BT increases charges: how to escape the £12 price rise. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11767153/BT-increases-charges-how-to-escape-the-12-price-rise.html

London's homeless tours guides a hit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11770660/Londons-homeless-tour-guides-experience-booking-surge.html

Uber faces legal action in the UK over workers' rights. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11770173/Uber-faces-legal-action-in-UK-over-drivers-working-rights.html

Car repair bills are like a lottery. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33690473

Shocking hidden costs of moving house. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/29/shocking-hidden-costs-of-moving-house/

Calais crisis: French police claim they overwhelmed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11769718/Calais-crisis-live.html The French police are 'overwhelmed' the moment they have to issue more than one fine per car, per day. Perhaps the previous French regime should have born all this in mind before sticking their shit-stirring snouts into 'The Arab Spring' countries and their subsequent murderous invasion of Libya and assassination of their old mate, Colonel Gaddafi. Countries which at the very least, weren't prone to producing millions of displaced refugees all heading for Europe just because France was desperately trying to re-assert its influence in the region. (Amply aided and abetted by the rest of the EU and The USA, of course.)

How to spot an email scam - before you click on it. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/29/how-to-spot-an-email-scam-before-you-click-on-it/

LinkedIn to send less emails. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33684762 Too late. Just as with emails in general, anything which originates from the States gets deleted automatically.

Younger people would rather bank with Google. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/29/younger-people-would-rather-bank-with-google/

Retired footballers' strange jobs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/11770291/The-strangest-retired-footballers-jobs.html I suppose an 'honest' living would be 'strange' for a footballer.

10 low-cost ways to promote your business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/marketing/a/bizpromotion.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=
smbinfo&utm_content=20150729

5 no-cost marketing tips. http://marketing.about.com/od/marketingtipsandadvice/a/nocostmktg.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=
smbinfo&utm_content=20150729

How to make trade shows work for your business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/fl/How-to-Make-Trade-Shows-Work-for-Your-Small-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150729

This app will find the nearest recycling point for almost everything. http://www.springwise.com/app-find-nearest-recycling-point/

Personalized bargain app gives customers 60 seconds to grab deals. http://www.springwise.com/personalized-bargain-app-customers-60-seconds-grab-deals/

Top 10 business ideas from Food & Beverage over the last 12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-ten-food-beverage-2015/

29.07.2015: Three in four small business owners believe in luck. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/three-in-four-small-business-owners-believe-in-luck/

Home ownership is an 'empty promise' as house prices in England and Wales hit record highs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11767445/Home-ownership-is-an-empty-promise-as-house-prices-in-England-and-Wales-hit-record-highs.html What future lies ahead now for Britain's much-acclaimed (by government propaganda) home business 'phenomenon'?

Record number of pensioners using homes as 'cash machines' to fund retirement. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11765565/Record-number-of-pensioners-using-homes-as-cash-machines-to-fund-retirement.html

British SMEs trading globally & looking beyond continent for growth. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/british-smes-trading-globally-looking-beyond-continent-for-growth/

Ofcom calls for easing of rules on phone contract switches. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/28/ofcom-calls-for-easing-of-rules-on-phone-contract-switches/

Smarter working set to save British businesses £1.6bn. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smarter-working-shortcomings-set-to-cost-british-businesses-1-6bn/

AMAZON PRIME DAY: MARKETING SUCCESS OR ETAILER FAIL. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19549

Android bug: Phones and devices have 'dangerous' security flaw leaving 950m open to hacks. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/android-phones-and-devices-have-dangerous-security-flaw-leaving-950-million-open-to-hacks-10421236.html

Banks' credit and debit card processing fees to be capped. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/28/banks-credit-and-debit-card-processing-fees-to-be-capped/

Victims of card fraud: will your bank treat you fairly? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/28/victims-of-card-fraud-will-your-bank-treat-you-fairly/

Framework for changes to IR35 announced. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/intermediaries-legislation-ir35-discussion-document HMRC has published details of proposals to improve the effectiveness of the IR35 tax rules, which were introduced in 2000 to prevent people avoiding tax by working through an intermediary such as a Personal Service Company (PSC). HMRC is proposing various options for change, such as treating some people who work through a PSC as direct employees and requiring them to be taxed as such. HMRC is inviting views about how such an approach would work in various situations, and whether the proposed IR35 reforms would achieve their objectives. The deadline for responses is 30th September 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

Father who used Tesco wifi while he had pot of tea in store cafe was accused of ABUSING the service by using it to run his business. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3176703/Tesco-says-dad-abused-wi-fi-Father-criticises-supermarket-making-feel-like-criminal-accused-using-connection-run-business.html#ixzz3hDLtI5db

Expats reveal the British foods they miss the most when living abroad (and tea doesn't even feature in the top five!) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3177146/Expatriates-reveal-British-foods-miss-most.html#ixzz3hDNGb2v5

App turns freelancer’s irregular income into a steady salary. http://www.springwise.com/app-turns-freelancers-irregular-income-steady-salary/

Good deed tracker rewards users with kindness points instead of likes. http://www.springwise.com/good-deed-tracker-rewards-users-kindness-points-likes/

5 tips for amazing networking from MOO. http://www.springwise.com/5-tips-amazing-networking-moo/

Personalized healthy fast food offers via Bristol store’s app. http://www.springwise.com/personalized-healthy-fast-food-offers-bristol-stores-app/

28.07.2015: Liberation fraud 'triples' following pension freedoms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33681488 At least it's 'liberation' which is only resulting in fraud - and not mass-murder and war crimes, as in the ongoing 'liberation' of Iraq. Etc. And still more 'good news' for tomorrow's retirees drawn from the country's 'millions' of self-employed entrepreneurs!

David Cameron: UK property no safe haven for 'dirty money'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33684098 ???????????? (Blood money is OK, though.)

'Wankminster' makes 700 attempts a day to access porn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parliament-computers-made-250000-attempts-to-access-pornography-at-palace-of-westminster-10418449.html It's good to see our politicians have their fingers on the pulse. If not of the nation, then of their knob-ends.

Estate agents urge more housebuilding. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33675129 I wonder why that would be?

Eurozone outlook improves, claims IMF. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33669031 As in 'IMF fresh from lending money to countries which can't even afford to repay the interest.'

Gift cards for old mobile phones offer launched. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33675472 I'd rather keep my old mobile phone, thank you. It's fifteen years old and still going strong.

Argos launches new nationwide trade-in service for unwanted gadgets. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/argos-launches-new-nationwide-trade-in-service-for-unwanted-gadgets/

Official release: Transparency data. Business Advisory Group. (BAG). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-advisory-group I see the country's vast majority (95% or 99% depending on how near the elections are) of businesses (SMEs) are as comprehensively represented as always. Not one, single bum on a seat.

Crackdown on dodgy apprenticeship providers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/27/crackdown-on-dodgy-apprenticeship-providers/ Nothing changes, then?

The top 5 things that start-up SMEs need to consider when first starting out. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-top-5-things-that-start-up-smes-need-to-consider-when-first-starting-out/ I could probably give you 50 other 'things' to top this list.

Battle over 'secret sauce' hits French restaurants. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/27/battle-over-secret-sauce-hits-french-restaurants/ Is this the 'secret sauce' which makes third-rate French cyclists climb mountains faster than whole teams of the best 'doped-up' (non-French and according to the French) bike riders in the world? Without any questions from the French media's infantile panels of dopers and charlatans posing as experts on why the French can't win anything? Except by cheating and then pretending not to? I thought that was called Asterix the Gaul's 'magic potion'.

France balloon festival breaks world record. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11765561/France-balloon-festival-breaks-world-record.html That will be all the doped-up hot air coming out of the French during the Tour de France. They should try breaking the world record every year at around the same time. It will be about the only thing they are ever likely to win - apart from the World (doped-up) Hypocrisy Championships.

Swiss helicopter 'steals' French lake water for their thirsty cows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/11765748/Swiss-helicopter-shocks-French-lake-bathers-by-stealing-water-for-thirsty-cows.html I was listening to the report about this incident on French radio this morning. The French Maire suggested he was going to bill the Swiss for stealing the water.

Does this mean that businesses which have had their livelihoods stolen by striking, criminal French thugs can claim their losses through the French courts?

French farmers blockade border roads in protest against cheap imports. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/27/france-farmers-border-roads-protest-imports-germany-spain Well - there's French 'original' for you!

Operation Stack: British hauliers lose an estimated £3.75 million as a result of French criminal action. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/operation-stack-businesses-in-kent-count-the-cost-after-m20-was-turned-into-giant-lorry-park-10419768.html And of course, what is the British regime doing about all of this? Oh, yes. They're trawling porn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parliament-computers-made-250000-attempts-to-access-pornography-at-palace-of-westminster-10418449.html

The IT guide to working from home this summer. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-it-guide-to-working-from-home-this-summer/ Subject to the network not going down. Or, if holidaying in France, the network going on strike. Which is a bit like normal spasmodic not-working, with knobs on.

5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Home Office. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/5-steps-to-creating-the-perfect-home-office/ Here we go again. Running a business from home is about catering for your individuality. So my 5 'Perfect Home Office' requirement for this summer when my 'home office' moved outdoors as it does every summer (and like most home businesses, which change all the time), was to put up the outdoor showers; re-connect the deep-bore pump because of the particularly dry weather since May; replace the cracked stones in the barbecue pit; decide on which country's network to use for coverage of the Tour de France; and buy a good, second-hand Defender TD5. Jeez.

Liar, Liar: How to spot when someone isn’t telling the truth in business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/liar-liar-how-to-spot-when-someone-isnt-telling-the-truth-in-business/

Why every entrepreneur needs a mentor. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessmentoring/a/valueofamentor.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=
list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150727
There are 'mentors'. And there are 'mentors'. Or, in the UK's case, thousands of common-as-muck, retired ex-bank managers from a disgraced, incompetent and criminal industry. Which is why the British government launched a mentoring scheme. To correspond with its own lack of values and under-achievement.

7 of the Funniest Parodies of the Startup Life & Entrepreneurship.
http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/lifestyle/tp/7-of-the-Funniest-Parodies-of-the-Startup-Life-amp-Entrepreneurship.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150727

Plugin lets viewers search video clips for relevant content. http://www.springwise.com/plugin-lets-viewers-search-video-clips-relevant-content/

AI tool turns complicated legal contracts into simple visual charts. http://www.springwise.com/ai-tool-turns-confusing-legal-contracts-collaborative-graphs/

27.07.2015: Victims of fraud suffer blow after private firm running £2million-a-year Government hotline goes bust. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174688/Victims-fraud-suffer-blow-private-firm-running-2million-year-Government-hotline-goes-bust.html#ixzz3h0fp7tEq

Film and TV stars join forces to save their local bank branch as Barclays customers face a devastating wave of closures. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3174341/Oh-no-Barclays-Closures-upset-customers-one-set-epic-PR-disaster-TV-stars-t-save-local-branch-safe.html#ixzz3h0ewL6aI

Fraudsters 'had access to personal data of 30,000 Barclays customers for SEVEN years'. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/593698/Barclays-personal-data-details-fraud-identity-bank

How to learn what you CAN do yourself to save and make money. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-3174372/Cooking-car-repairs-investing-DIY-budget-tight-thing-need-pay-skills-learn.html#ixzz3h0eUOeXY

Living on a houseboat. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11735888/Living-on-a-houseboat-a-cheap-housing-alternative.html

The Power of Print is a UK Seminar taking place on Tuesday 3rd November 2015, in the historic surroundings of Stationers' Hall in London, from 10:00 - 17:30. After the day's seminar we will hold a special evening dinner and be joined by a distinguished speaker, this will take place from 18:30-22:30. http://www.twosides.info/Book-now

Five Simple Mobile Squeeze Page Strategies to Build Your Email List. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/Five-Simple-Mobile-Squeeze-Page-Strategies-to-Build-Your-Email-List.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150726

Email Marketing Best Practices to Get Your Emails Opened and Clicked On. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/Email-Marketing-Best-Practices-to-Get-Your-Emails-Opened-and-Clicked-On.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150726

26.07.2015: Small business commissioner to target late payments. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33667024 It would be wonderful if the culture of late payments to small firms could be resolved, not just in the UK but all around the world. What's the betting though, that this proposal, like all earlier proposals, will simply drift into oblivion? Can't be upsetting political party donors and sponsors, after all.

'Criminals' driving up UK house prices. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33662174 Aided and abetted by estate agents?

Eurotunnel warns of lengthy delays due to 'migrant activity'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-33662489 Not striking, criminal thugs, this time? Just refugees displaced by the Coalition of Evil? And French political incompetence and cowardice.

Barclays security scandal affects 13,000 customers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3173866/Security-breach-shambles-Barclays-Fraudsters-personal-financial-details-13-000-customers-seven-years.html (So far.)

Fish and chips are back on the menu as Britons opt for traditional fare. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11759218/Fish-and-chips-are-back-on-the-menu-as-Britons-opt-for-traditional-fare.html So - all those tens of millions of 'illegal immigrants' are 'Britons' now, are they? The only problem is, where do you get a decent piece of cod these days?

Police receive 250 allegations a week relating to Gumtree site. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3173968/Stabbed-ambushed-travellers-campsite-robbed-life-savings-Victims-Gumtree-muggings-tell-ordeal.html

Professional gamers to face doping tests. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/video-gamers-to-be-tested-for-doping-after-player-admits-we-were-all-on-adderall-10415509.html And who's going to administer these tests in the appropriate manner to avoid any financial inconvenience, mainly to the American mafia? USADA? (The US Approved Dopers Agency.)

25.07.2015: eBay and PayPal users face huge tax crackdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11762074/Ebay-and-Paypal-users-face-huge-tax-crackdown.html

Big banks raise rates. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11762045/End-of-cheap-mortgage-boom-as-big-banks-raise-rates.html

Housing market is hotting up, banks say. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33649663

House prices set to rise 10% annually. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/24/house-prices-set-to-rise-10-annually/ Are there any guarantees coming with all these predictions? Like just before the last financial crash?

Regulator capped mis-selling payouts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33647312 Hands up anyone who's surprised.

Dismay over rising energy complaints. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33651913

BT to increase prices of landlines, broadband and calls by almost 7% from September with line rental up £1 a month. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-3173488/BT-increase-prices-landlines-broadband-calls-7-September.html#ixzz3gptjprCg

Police confront London rickshaw driver attempting to charge a family £206 for 'three-minute ride'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3173226/They-foreign-tourists-blatantly-ripping-Police-confront-London-rickshaw-driver-attempting-charge-206-three-minute-ride-shocking-video.html Not studying to be a lawyer, is he? On the other hand, that's less than council 'gurus' (consultants) normally get so it's not that bad. At least you're getting something for your money.

Three 'no win. no fee' law firms named and shamed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3173592/No-win-no-fee-law-firms-sued-Stockport-Council-named-shamed.html

Free small business support thanks to pilot initiative. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/free-small-business-support-thanks-to-pilot-initiative/

In Spain, shared fridge helps residents tackle food waste and hunger. http://www.springwise.com/spain-shared-fridge-helps-residents-tackle-food-waste/

Traveling caravans are micro-offices in the Dutch forest. http://www.springwise.com/traveling-caravans-micro-offices-dutch-forest/

Block web access for all apps, except for the ones that need it. http://www.springwise.com/tool-blocks-web-access-for-apps/

Diners can give a free burger to a friend by sharing code on social media. http://www.springwise.com/diners-give-free-burger-friend-sharing-codes-online/

24.07.2015: Two thirds of people will not receive new full rate state pension. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11757046/Two-thirds-of-people-will-not-receive-new-full-rate-state-pension.html The writing has been on the wall for years - if not in the regime's propaganda. And it's going to get worse, as Big Corp's noose around the necks of the little people tightens, with the self-employed, preferred targets.

Northern Rock customers miss out on £258m mortgage compensation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11757508/Northern-Rock-customers-lose-out-on-258m-mortgage-compensation.html As we were saying . . .

Right-to-buy will hit affordable homes, say campaigners. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33641869 That's been the case for years. (Is this a Weekend Larf?)

Half of landlords say they will make tenants pay more rent to cover Budget tax break cuts. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/half-of-landlords-say-they-will-make-tenants-pay-more-rent-to-cover-budget-tax-break-cuts-10410819.html Not another 'surprise'.

UK retail sales volumes dip in June. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33634297 There seems to be a lot of 'dipping' going on at the moment. I blame those Ruskies, meself.

Stealing from contactless payment cards is easy. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/23/stealing-from-contactless-payment-cards-is-easy/ That's the idea, isn't it?

Foil-lined wallet 'cuts contactless card fraud risk'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33637492

More SMEs seek alternative finance than a bank overdraft. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/more-smes-seek-alternative-finance-than-a-bank-overdraft/

Green Deal scheme to end, government announces. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-33638903

Interest rate change text alert for savers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33635038 Or, alerts for dumbwalking morons.

Scamwatch: holiday taxi scams. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/23/scamwatch-overpriced-taxis/

A nicely-presented bagful of small and home business ideas. http://www.skylineoffices.co.uk/small-business-ideas.php

Tips for Selling Your Website Without Getting Ripped Off.
http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/internetmarketingandseo/a/tips-sell-your-website.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150723

5 of our favourite ways to make money from home. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/fl/5-of-Our-Favorite-Ways-to-Make-Money-From-Home.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150723 Mine's growing cannabis.

23.07.2015: House prices: Renting to overtake home ownership among young, says PwC. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33621047

Housing ladder starts to collapse for under-40s. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/housing-ladder-starts-to-collapse-for-under-40s/ All part of the rewards for being a young 'entrepreneur' in Ingerlandt!

Verdict on ‘abuse’ of SMEs delayed again. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/verdict-on-abuse-of-smes-delayed-again/

Current account switching isn't going to plan. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/22/current-account-switching-isnt-going-to-plan/ Whose plan? The banks'? I think it would be fair to say they are very happy indeed with the way their plan is proceeding.

200,000 on mail scam 'sucker' list. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/23/200-000-on-mail-scam-sucker-list/

Freelancers face new tax clampdown – from their employers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11753563/Freelancers-face-new-tax-clampdown-from-their-employers.html Another dip in the regime's fake 'employment'/'entrepreneur' statistics to come?

Regime poised to allow banned pesticides to be used in British fields. Petition: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/ban-bee-killing-pesticides-for-good-937d4563-7694-41a8-a642-65e6b0e51453

Small scale solar energy subsidies set to end. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33619017 Not so many bent politicians on the take with solar energy as there were/are with wind farms so this move is not unexpected. Now fracking, on the other hand . . .

France offers angry farmers emergency aid. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33621278 More 'responsible' governance from the French regime which doesn't see Thug Law by French trade unions, importing produce from the Terrorist State of Israel nor the embargo by the Russians, as contributing to its latest balance of incompetence.

GRAVY TRAIN COMING (http://ezinematters.com/)

Those marketeers for multi-national companies whose products are deemed unsafe, unhealthy or over-priced can celebrate the result of the recent EU vote on the secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) between the USA and Europe.

The European Parliament voted last week in favour of the agreement by a majority of 436 to 241 This agreement includes the right for corporations to sue governments for trading losses, if these are a result of government legislation, even if the legislation has been put in place to protect the public's safety, health or their pockets.

The amount of money potentially involved has caused some cynics to wonder if a large number of MEP's have taken large cash bribes to support what is seen as the most indefensibly anti-consumer agreement ever conceived, particularly as it will be the country's taxpayers that will pick up the cost of any compensation awarded, plus legal fees.

The agreement binds the USA and European member states, and could well give those who oppose the UK's membership the most persuasive reason for pulling the UK out of the EU.

And of course, we know it's a gravy train because Ingerlandt's Israeli/American media has given virtually no space to this latest, dangerous carve-up of consumer rights and healthy competition. Plus of course, ALL of The 24% Regime's fags voted for the new deal so that's a cast-iron guarantee that TTIP will be as bent as all its predecessors have been.

Still, let's get back to Top Gear, shall we?

The campaign to save the British banger starts here. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-campaign-to-save-the-british-banger-starts-here-10405299.html

How to rake in £17million a year without leaving your spare room: First-ever eBay rich list ranks the top 30 Brits who've made their fortunes on the site. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3170820/How-rake-17million-year-without-leaving-spare-room-eBay-rich-list-ranks-30-Brits-ve-fortunes-site.html#ixzz3ge0Fc8aj

Britain is the eighth most indebted country in the EU. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3171088/Britain-eighth-indebted-country-EU-owes-1-600-000-000-000.html#ixzz3ge2CPzIN

8 Apps for Keeping Your Business Afloat During Your Vacation. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/bizcalculators/ss/8-Apps-for-Keeping-Your-Business-Afloat-During-Your-Vacation.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150722

22.07.2015: A third of today's 35-year-olds will be renting in retirement. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/21/a-third-of-todays-35-year-olds-will-be-renting-in-retirement/ From 'a nation of shopkeepers' to 'a nation of homeowners' to 'a nation of tenants'. All 'entrepreneurs', mind you. A vision of 'Tomorrow's World' from a regime of fags and war criminals.

Growing demand for smaller homes. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/21/growing-demand-for-smaller-homes/

Could rip-off pension fees take extra £10,000 from your retirement? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/21/could-rip-off-pension-fees-take-10-000-from-your-retirement/ I don't think the regime has finalised the full extent of the rip-off yet.

Loan shark fear amid payday lending crackdown. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33592180 Conservative Party spivs and donors will be pleased.

Adverts mask real broadband costs, says Citizens Advice. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33612314 Isn't that precisely what they are supposed to do? After all, the telecomms industry's political donors didn't back The 24% Regime in order to tell the truth about their crap products.

Car insurance premiums on the rise, says AA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33607268

French thugs block access to Calais tunnel with wall of burning tyres. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11753227/French-ferry-workers-block-access-to-Eurotunnel-with-pile-of-burning-tyres.html A favourite ploy of French trade union terrorists - inflicting misery on people who can't defend themselves - with bronchial problems and asthmatics, especially children and the elderly, this time. Whereas the inert cowardice of the French government and the EU which allows this kind of criminal activity makes them no better than thugs themselves.

Britain has stopped eating sausages - a bag of fat, chemicals and hepatitis. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2015/jul/21/why-britain-has-stopped-eating-sausages Brits have turned to eating industrially-reared poultry, instead. Or, the same thing with beaks. On the other hand, isn't there an app out there which shows idle, dumbwalking morons how to find local butchers who make their own sausages? Assuming that making his own sausages would be too much of a cultural and intellectual leap for Dummyphone Man?

10 lessons for business success from the Royal Marines. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/10-lessons-for-business-success-from-the-royal-marines/ This is 'success' as in 'the Middle East' for 1000 years, is it?

The science of selling. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-science-of-selling/ Not much to do with dummyphones and social media, in other words.

Walkability app shows users the greenest routes in the city. http://www.springwise.com/walkability-app-shows-users-greenest-routes-city/ Including those where the Ingerlisch regime is going to allow fracking.

Sustainable, heated rug is a mite-killing carpet for asthma sufferers. http://www.springwise.com/heated-rug-mite-killing-carpet-asthma-sufferers/ (Does not work with asthma induced by French thugs burning tyres.)

The new Francophone Scrabble world champion doesn't speak French. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/french-scrabble-world-champion-winner-doesnt-speak-the-language-10404448.html That's hardly a problem for a language with such a tiny vocabulary. Or, in the words of the regime's Alternative National Anthem: 'Moi, et moi, et moi et moi et moi.'

21.07.2015: Self-employment numbers fall. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/july-2015/statistical-bulletin.html According to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen by 131,000 compared to a year ago. In March to May 2015, there were 4.47 million people in the UK who were self-employed, down from 4.6 million during the same period in 2014. Chris Bryce, Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) said: "Today's figures show a significant fall in the number of self-employed people working in the UK. This sector is absolutely crucial to the economic success of the UK, and government should consider ways it can better support people who work for themselves." (EnterpriseQuest)

Not an announcement which has been seen doing the rounds of the regime's normal propaganda channels? But that's OK - now that it has won the election. Further 'falls' in 'self-employment' (statistics) to follow?

Supermarket price war 'hitting food supply firms'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33592415 That's just British food suppliers and farmers which the price war is hitting, is it? And not imports from Israel, grown and manufactured on land thieved from its murdered, rightful owners and for which British High Street supermarkets appear to have more than a passing, commercial affinity?

Budget effect ‘will make consumers poorer’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/budget-effect-will-make-consumers-poorer/ Fortunately, most 'consumers' are now illegal immigrants displaced by British terrorist activity, so ordinary, idle plebs should still be able to afford a case of beer to help them watch the country's corrupt, cheating, national game every weekend.

A bit of fizz in UK summer alcohol and leisure sales. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33592172 There you go!

The hidden threat to buy-to-let. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/20/the-hidden-threat-to-buy-to-let/

Small Business Saturday 2015 launched. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/get-involved-is-the-message-as-small-business-saturday-2015-is-launched/

Small firms ignoring unpaid invoices. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/4795.shtml A poll carried out by YouGov has found that almost a third of micro-business owners wait four weeks or longer after their payment deadline before chasing unpaid invoices. Only 28% of business owners take the recommended action of sending a late payment reminder seven days after an invoice becomes overdue. The poll also revealed that 13% of micro-business owners had to wait at least a year for an outstanding invoice to be paid. (EnterpriseQuest)

2-in-5 of us are victims of data breaches. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/20/two-in-five-of-us-are-victims-of-data-breaches/ That's the regime's Digital Dickhead programme doing its benchmarking for you.

Fifth of small business owners take no more than a week off. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/fifth-of-small-business-owners-take-no-more-than-a-week-off/ And that's only to go and sign on!

Click-and-collect rail station plan shrinks. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33597033

Gold price falls to five-year low. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33590480 This clearly calls for another large-scale terrorist invasion by the Coalition of Evil.

Scottish Business Exhibition 2015 dates announced - Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November. Free ticket registration: http://thescottishbusinessexhibition.com/tickets/

Is this £8,000 micro house the future for London's Generation Rent? http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/news/ps8000-micro-house-future-londons-generation-rent Perfect for housing illegal immigrants and which includes a 1000% profit margin, too! (If built by Polish plumbers.) There might even be a few left over to house the country's tens of millions of home business entrepreneurs currently working out of the boots of their log-book loan BMWs.

Travel etiquette: how to avoid offending the locals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11182620/Travel-etiquette-how-to-avoid-offending-the-locals.html Keep your mouths shut and British passports well hidden.

Paris to let cyclists skip red lights. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33446899 As always, then? How about motorists as well? And cycling and driving on the left-hand side of the road? And changing direction or stopping without warning? And cycling or driving while talking into a dummyphone? And driving too quickly? Not cycling too quickly, though, or they'd be in the Tour de France, where the last French doper who won a Tour was thirty years ago. (Although all French dopers can rely on work from the French media.)

French president urged to intervene in bitter row between nudists and Saudi royal family. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11750940/Francois-Hollande-urged-to-intervene-in-bitter-row-between-Saudi-royalty-and-French-nudists.html At least the French have got 'a sense of priority'. On the subject of criminal trade unionists ruining peoples' livelihoods and the country's economy, there has been not a peep!

France's staggering debt levels are far more worrying than ours. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11750178/Frances-staggering-debt-levels-are-far-more-worrying-than-ours.html As we were just saying . . . but using the worst possible example for a yardstick is nothing to crow about.

Northern Irish farm exports potatoes to Middle East. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11747400/Northern-Irish-farm-exports-potatoes-to-the-Middle-East.html Whereas Israel exports potatoes to Ingerlandt! And Ingerlandt exports falling bombs and murderers to the Middle East.

Start-up protects businesses against online fraud. http://www.springwise.com/startup-protects-small-businesses-online-fraud/

The 10 most common start-up mistakes. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/Top-10-Business-Mistakes-When-Starting-A-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150720

3 things you can only learn by failing. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/fl/3-Things-Only-People-Who-Have-Failed-Understand.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150720

20.07.2015: Lord Young: It’s never been easier to start a small business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/lord-young-its-never-been-easier-to-start-a-small-business/ What a load of bollox, even allowing for the present regime's propensity for puerile propaganda. I would have thought that Lord Young is old enough to remember the days, 65 years ago or so, when millions of post-war refugees (like my parents), kicked off literally penniless with scarcely a working grasp of the language, to start their own businesses. (Not that Lord Young himself has ever had any meaningful contact with small business start-ups and growth.)

No loans, mortgages, overdrafts or credit cards, (no bank accounts in many cases); no 'mentors' (or any business support whatsoever); no phones - let alone dummyphones; no internet, no social media, very few cars or vans, no insurance, no VAT or business registration, no hounding by the taxman or other assorted, official spammers and scammers. Believe me, it only went downhill after that.

Yet a significant number of those businesses not only survived but became household names. Whereas the more humble, modest majority contributed to the country's wealth, created jobs and developed a business environment which allowed many others to follow in their footsteps. Until a rash of recent governments with their entrepreneurial visions provided by self-styled American 'gurus' and the internet came along and made nothing but start-up statistics the currency of their day, wrapped up in enough propaganda about red tape, new posts, initiatives and programmes to have made Lenin blush with pride.

Of course, what Lord Young's propagandashitewriters are probably depending upon is that the audience they are addressing won't know about 60 years ago and so he will be on pretty safe ground with the majority of Forums for Morons. And his 24% Regime's business backbone of Fags For Israel.

First-time buyers scramble for homes as supply crisis continues. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11749949/First-time-buyers-scramble-for-homes-as-supply-crisis-continues.html Where are first-time buyers getting the money from to be able to afford new homes?

Scams Awareness Month: protect yourself from online scams. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/19/scams-awareness-month-protect-yourself-from-online-scams/ Perhaps we should have one day a week (at least) as an Internet Free Day?

Rail delays: Passengers to get cash compensation. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33583904 As complicated and long-winded as the regime's 'never been easier to start a small business' propaganda. Or its latest Inheritance Tax proposals. Which will come into effect in several years' time after you're dead and spent all your hard-earned cash on care fees in the meantime. And repaying the Start-Up Loan you took out to launch yourself as a 'silverpreneur'.

In a digital world, village life is still the best network. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/11749722/In-this-digital-no-mans-land-even-a-fleeting-human-connection-makes-life-better.html It has been quite noticeable recently how mainstream hacks have been stumbling upon the real world occasionally.

Peter Layton: the 78-year-old entrepreneur glassblower breathing life into a dying industry. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/11747612/Peter-Layton-the-78-year-old-glassblower-breathing-life-into-a-dying-industry.html

5 tips for building mobile landing pages. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/Mobile-Landing-Page-Best-Practices.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150719

19.07.2015: PPI compensation is becoming 'a bit of a lottery'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33567564

Free parking could save the High Street. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/society/11747831/Free-parking-in-town-centres-to-save-the-high-street.html

The death of the weekly shop. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3166213/The-death-weekly-shop-Half-homes-given-regular-trip-town-superstores-favour-smaller-local-stores.html

How to beat the new car tax rates. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/columnists/alex-robbins/how-to-beat-the-new-car-tax-prices/

Inheritance tax: how the UK compares to other countries. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11745104/Inheritance-tax-How-the-UK-compares-to-other-countries.html

Is this the end of spam emails? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3166313/Is-end-spam-emails-Number-nuisance-messages-fall-lowest-level-12-years-fraudsters-turn-alternative-methods-hacking.html

CNET Community: What can I do myself to speed up a slow computer? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

Don't Let Fear of Failure Stop You From Starting a Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startingadvice/a/startingfear.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=
email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150718

15 Seasonal Business Ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/fl/15-Seasonal-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150718

What Type of Business Should You Start? http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/businesstype.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=
email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150718

18.07.2015: Interest rates to rise: Do I need to fix my mortgage immediately? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11746236/Interest-rates-to-rise-Do-I-need-to-grab-a-fixed-rate-immediately.html

Official press release: Javid launches new drive to cut red tape. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/javid-launches-new-drive-to-cut-red-tape If all of the regime's earlier 'red tape' press releases were to be believed, it beggars belief that there is any red tape left to be cut.

Under siege from 60 million nuisance calls and texts a day. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/17/under-siege-from-60-million-nuisance-calls-and-texts-a-day/

Tax man saves just £500,000 from a target of £285m as IT project stalls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11746820/Tax-man-saves-just-500000-from-a-target-of-285m-as-IT-project-stalls.html Yet another demonstration by the taxman to emphasise why he is fit for collecting taxes from Big Corp.

Amazon gets fresh with UK rivals in grocery deliveries. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/amazon-gets-fresh-with-uk-rivals-in-grocery-deliveries/

Diving farmers grow food in underwater greenhouses. http://www.springwise.com/diving-farmers-grow-food-underwater-greenhouses/ An unusual 'home business' earner for homeowners who bought houses on flood plains. On the other hand, does that mean that the regime's cronies can add another 5 million 'home businesses' to the country's 'entrepreneur' and 'start-up' statistics?

Woman, 42, set up her home as a shop to sell counterfeit Gucci and Ralph Lauren clothes, knock-off perfume and illicit tobacco worth £3,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165053/Woman-42-set-home-shop-sell-counterfeit-designer-clothes-perfume-illicit-tobacco-worth-thousands.html#ixzz3gAsToj6O

The Anuga Food Fair, Cologne, 10 - 14.10.2015. http://www.anuga.com/anuga/index-2.php

Lithuanian compact loader manufacturers looking for distributors. http://www.afa-industri.com/

17.07.2015: Interest rates may rise at turn of year. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33560035

Guarantor lending 'as damaging' as payday loans, warns charity. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33555764

Businesses are increasingly contingency-conscious. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19524

What Women Want: 5 Factors to Consider when Targeting the Female Consumer. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19519

Competition & Markets Authority: supermarket pricing is ‘confusing’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/supermarket-pricing-confusing-according-to-cma/ Is this a joke? It's 'policy'; the norm. It's practised by all big business - from energy suppliers to telecomms providers to financial products to white goods manufacturers. It's called Confusapleb. It's like giving consumers enough rope with which to hang themselves.

Osborne’s killing our pubs, warns Wetherspoon. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/osbornes-killing-our-pubs-warns-wetherspoon/ Where are all the country's cowboy builders going to hang out now? Anyway, the Chancellor's vision is a country of private members' clubs to accomodate the dicks who voted for his 24% Regime.

Shoppers flood back to town centre after vandals smash up pay and display machines. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11743186/Shoppers-flood-back-to-town-centre-after-vandals-smash-up-pay-and-display-machines.html

The resurgence of street food. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19515

Body Shop at Home consultant turns over £3 million a year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3162637/Mother-reveals-makes-3MILLION-year-selling-Body-Shop-products-parties.html

British pensioners abroad lose £3 billion since 2007. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/16/british-pensioners-abroad-lose-3-billion-since-2007/

Sky broadband customers presented with a bill for piracy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11743362/Sky-broadband-customers-accused-of-piracy.html

Country reputation survey. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/canada-unveiled-as-the-country-with-the-best-reputation-in-survey-on-global-perceptions-10392817.html

Why email marketing isn't going away anytime soon. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/salesmarketing/a/Basics-Of-Email-Marketing.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150716

E-commerce site launches soccer shirt vending machines in Brazil. http://www.springwise.com/e-commerce-site-launches-sports-kit-vendors-brazil/

Guilt-ridden travelers can donate 1 percent of every dollar they spend to charity. http://www.springwise.com/guilt-ridden-travelers-donate-1-percent-dollar-spend-charity/

16.07.2015: £2,000 hit for contractors who use limited companies to pay less tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11738901/2000-hit-for-contractors-who-use-limited-companies-to-pay-less-tax.html Does this also mean we will be seeing revised statistics for the numbers of 'genuine' businesses the UK is supposed to have?

Electricity blackouts risk up, says National Grid. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33527967 That's good news for the regime's Digital Dickhead Programme.

Banks have improved customer satisfaction despite UK businesses failing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/banks-have-improved-customer-satisfaction-despite-uk-businesses-failing/

Britain's independent retailers experiencing sales 'roller coaster'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11741849/Britains-independent-retailers-experiencing-sales-roller-coaster.html

How will Apple Pay change the way SME’s work? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-will-apple-pay-change-the-way-smes-work/

Take advantage of Amazon Prime Day without joining. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/15/take-advantage-of-amazon-prime-day-without-joining/

UK households risk debt crisis by switching credit cards, warns Moody's. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11741872/UK-households-risk-debt-crisis-by-switching-credit-cards-warns-Moodys.html The UK began its 'debt crisis' when dumb plebs were persuaded to adopt the American fashion of paying for everything with a bit of plastic instead of proper money, hard cash. Now, like all American legacies, all the country has to look forward to is a severe dose of the clap.

A rate increase is round the corner, and it won't be pretty for many. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/a-rate-increase-is-round-the-corner-and-it-wont-be-pretty-for-many-10389383.html

Iran hopes to welcome 20 million tourists a year following nuclear deal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/middleeast/iran/11741074/Iranians-more-than-eager-to-welcome-tourists.html. The trick will be to keep the adjacent terrorist state of Israel and its nuclear weapons of mass destruction under control. If that can be achieved, preferably with applied sanctions and regime change, good news from the Middle East could trickle down to every small business around the world. I'd also expect a similar bounce in trade with Russia before too long, as Obama has just taken the first step in trying to thaw relations there. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/11740700/Barack-Obama-praises-Putin-for-help-clinching-Iran-deal.html

The problem is that our 24% regime of Fags for Israel don't appear to be on message yet and announced today that restrictions on exports to Israeli terrorists by the British murder industry, have just been lifted! And observers wonder how our ruling classes managed to piss the biggest empire in history up the wall, in under a generation.

Woman in £21m pyramid scheme fraud ordered to pay back just £1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11742710/Woman-in-21m-pyramid-scheme-fraud-ordered-to-pay-back-just-1.html

Scamwatch: European motoring fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/14/scamwatch-european-motoring-fraud/

The Evolution of Online – ‘The Internet of Things’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/the-evolution-of-online-the-internet-of-things/

From salaried to solo in 7 steps. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/financingsolonh.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150715

The business risks and rewards of doing what nobody else is doing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/the-business-risks-and-rewards-of-doing-what-nobody-else-is-doing/

Educational site lets anyone watch live-streamed professional coding sessions. http://www.springwise.com/educational-site-lets-watch-live-streamed-professional-coding-sessions/

15.07.2015: Apple Pay UK launch - how and where to use it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/11736823/Apple-Pay-UK-launch-how-and-where-to-use-it.html

Independents could lose out with new trading hours. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19485

Sunny-side up for family finances. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19483

Online retail sees female self-employment rise by more than a quarter. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/online-retail-sees-female-self-employment-rise-by-more-than-a-quarter/

Why are women more likely to become insolvent? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11739148/Why-are-women-more-likely-to-become-insolvent.html

Misleading telecoms advertising – what to watch out for as Ofcom takes action. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/misleading-telecoms-advertising-what-to-watch-out-for-as-ofcom-takes-action/

How to Create Mobile Optimized Squeeze Pages. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/How-to-Create-Mobile-Optimized-Squeeze-Pages.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150714

14.07.2015: Greek entrepreneurs rush to leave troubled country for London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/11736596/Greek-entrepreneurs-rush-to-leave-troubled-country-for-London.html London is still attracting all the (soured) cream then?

Employers warn of skills emergency. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-33478930 That is writing which has been on the wall for decades - and ignored for the same length of time. It's more economically attractive for employers and governments alike to rely on cheaper, better-qualified, imported labour, leaving sub-skilled thickos to become the country's millions of 'self-employed entrepreneur' start-ups, armed with their latest dummyphones, half a dozen social media accounts - and no customers.

Fresh crackdown on rates rules despite outcry from businesses. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/fresh-crackdown-on-rates-rules-despite-outcry-from-businesses-10384240.html The 24% Regime. 'Friend' of the country's small businesses.

Chancellor to consult on devolving Sunday trading laws. http://www.acs.org.uk/budget-chancellor-to-press-ahead-with-harmful-and-unnecessary-sunday-trading-changes/ George Osborne has promised to consult on whether Sunday trading laws should be decided on a local basis. In supporting documents published as part of the Summer Budget, Mr Osborne explained that the consultation will 'ensure that local areas have a greater say over their own economies'. In contrast, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has warned that relaxing Sunday trading laws would 'displace trade from small stores' and described plans to do so as 'unnecessary, complicated and harmful'. At the time of writing, consultation details have not yet been released. (EnterpriseQuest)

Funding initiative for small building firms. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100-million-boost-for-small-housebuilders Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced a new £100 million fund to help small and medium-sized building firms invest in new projects, recruit skilled workers and become more competitive. The Housing Growth Partnership was launched on 6th July 2015 and will receive £50 million from Lloyds Banking Group, which will be matched by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It is expected to make around 50 individual investments of between £500,000 and £5 million each. (EnterpriseQuest)

Consultation on income tax change for farmers. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/income-tax-extension-of-averaging-period-for-farmers HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is consulting on how to introduce changes to income tax rules that will allow farmers to average their profits over five years. The proposed changes were confirmed in the Summer Budget and will take effect from April 2016. Currently, farmers' profits can only be averaged over two years. The consultation closes on 7th September 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

Man arrested over 'attempt to sell baby' in shopping centre. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11735420/Man-arrested-over-attempt-to-sell-baby-in-shopping-centre.html Yet another of the regime's 'home business' success stories.

Spy drone 'caught builders working without planning permission'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/greenpolitics/planning/11736149/Spy-drone-caught-builders-working-without-planning-permission.html

Man arrested after charging iPhone on London Overground. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/11737063/Man-arrested-after-charging-iPhone-on-London-Overground.html

'Slip and trip' accidents cause surge in liability fraud. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33504868

Car hire firms to act on customer complaints. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33509683

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Dealing with entrepreneurial setbacks. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/a/Dealing-With-Entreprenurial-Setbacks.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150713

7 things businesses should never do on social media. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/a/what-not-to-do-when-using-social-media-for-business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150711

Smart dial for the home shows a shift away from screens. http://www.springwise.com/smart-dial-home-shows-shift-screens/

Tiny sapphire disk enables eternal, fireproof data preservation. http://www.springwise.com/tiny-sapphire-disc-enables-eternal-fireproof-data-preservation/

Affordable, palm sized drone is perfect for beginners. http://www.springwise.com/affordable-palm-sized-drone-perfect-beginners/

13.07.2015: 'We earn £47,000. Can we get into buy-to-let and retire at 50?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11724160/We-earn-47000.-Can-we-get-into-buy-to-let-and-retire-at-50.html Yes. But not in Ingerlandt.

The senarios where you could still pay inheritance tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11732353/The-scenarios-where-you-COULD-still-pay-inheritance-tax.html

British drivers face higher petrol prices after Brussels renews push for eco-friendly fuel. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11733743/British-drivers-face-higher-petrol-prices-after-Brussels-renews-push-for-eco-friendly-fuel.html So it looks like all the scammers and their political rent-boys who jumped on the wind turbine gravy-train are eyeing up a new moneyspinner. Of course, it's not just British drivers who are going to be faced with renewed costs. Every taxpayer in the EU will have to foot the bill, as always. Especially if water-hungry corn has to be imported from slash-and-burn Amazonian forest farms. Some eco-friendly footprint that's going to be.

The 'bank calls' suggesting to move the cash into the 'safe' account might steal your money. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/the-bank-calls-suggesting-to-move-the-cash-into-the-safe-account-might-steal-your-money-10381735.html You can tell immediately this is a scam because there are no such things as 'safe' bank accounts. Well, not from banks, anyway. My grand-daughter's got a pretty reliable piggy bank account in her bedroom Post Office, though. Guaranteed to mug me for £5 every time I stop by for a visit.

Budget insurance tax rise to push up cost of cover. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/12/budget-insurance-tax-rise-to-push-up-cost-of-cover/ I think we'll see a lot of Budget 'hidden costs' beginning to emerge now that all the fuss has died down in the regime's propaganda.

£80 'service fee' added by cheap flight website. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/12/80-service-fee-added-by-cheap-flight-website/

Forget French and Mandarin - Arabic is the language to learn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forget-french-and-mandarin--arabic-is-the-language-to-learn-10382690.html Oh, my God!!! English plebs are already struggling how to twatter with a 50 word mid-Atlantic trash vocabulary. Is Arabic anything like Essex Guttah-Talk?

12.07.2015: National statistics to be reviewed amid unease over growth forecasts. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/national-statistics-to-be-reviewed-amid-unease-over-growth-forecasts-10382172.html We've been mocking national statistics for years and only now are they going to be treated with the sceptisism they deserve? On the other hand, without 'official statistics', politicians would find it difficult to fuel their propaganda machinery and so we have already seen an increasing drift by the present regime to statistics furnished by crony, self-interest groups. Time to beef up that famous saying about 'lies, damned lies and statistics', I think.

Half a million home owners are 'property millionaires'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11733228/Half-a-million-home-owners-are-property-millionaires.html

This is how investors will beat the latest buy-to-let crackdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11730759/This-is-how-investors-will-beat-the-latest-buy-to-let-crackdown.html

Buy-to-let with your pension? Four tax traps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11730768/Buy-to-let-with-your-pension-Four-tax-traps.html

SMEs hit by 'double-whammy’ pressures of living wage and pensions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/enterprise/11732184/SMEs-hit-by-double-whammy-pressures-of-living-wage-and-pensions.html

The direct debit rule that could leave you with bank fees. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11722826/The-direct-debit-rule-that-could-leave-you-with-bank-fees.html

The Great British Cheese revolution. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11729100/The-only-whey-is-British-the-great-cheese-revolution.html It's only a 'revolution' because the British media, just like the French, are always twenty years behind what is happening in the real world.

The female entrepreneurs of the restaurant industry. http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/gallery/2015/jul/11/in-pictures-meet-the-female-entrepreneurs-of-the-restaurant-industry

Brushed off by The Dragons, the comb worth £65 million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3157004/Victoria-Beckham-Cara-Delevigne-fans-revolutionary-comb-Dragons-Den-brushed-entrepreneur-worth-65million.html Another Dragons' Den success story, then? Anthing they reject is bound to succeed?

The £25 million of wasted wedding gifts that end up on eBay. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3157011/The-wedding-gifts-end-eBay-Newlyweds-sell-two-thirds-unwanted-presents-online-25million-wasted-friends-family-year.html

British tourists warned over bogus traffic police pulling over and robbing foreign cars on the French Riviera. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3157035/British-tourists-warned-bogus-traffic-police-pulling-robbing-foreign-cars-French-Riviera.html#ixzz3faU6u5dQ Bogus?

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11.07.2015: Planning shake-up to get more homes built. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33472405 The wider view is that if more homes, affordable by plebs, are to be built, it's Conservative Party donors and politicians who need the 'shake-up'.

Three charts that show how poor productivity is in the UK – but is it because we’re just lazy? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/three-charts-that-show-how-poor-productivity-is-in-the-uk--but-is-it-because-were-just-lazy-10380200.html That's why the country needs more and more illegal immigrants.

Why is Britain losing tourist money to its European rivals? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/why-is-britain-losing-tourist-money-to-its-european-rivals-10379463.html That's easy. Answer: Theresa May and The 24% Regime.

Government sell-offs to hit record levels this year. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/10/government-sell-offs-to-hit-record-levels-this-year/ Just as one expects from alcoholics and druggies. Selling off the home contents and the family belongings to keep financing bad habits.

DVLA gives more time for car hire planning. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33475879

Water provider told to slash prices by 17%. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/10/water-provider-told-to-slash-prices-by-17/

How scammers plan to trick you. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/09/how-scammers-plan-to-trick-you/

How I learned to travel without depending on my iPhone. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/10/travel-without-iphone Like the vast majority of people in the world, then? But for a Guardian columnist, I guess that would be an achievement. Sad.

Parties have become the focus for conspicuous consumption. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/parties-have-become-the-focus-for-conspicuous-consumption-10379634.html

10.07.2015: Budget 2015: Squeeze to hit 13m families, says IFS. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33463864 That will teach them for not having voted for 'The 24% Regime'. Or, according to regime propaganda - life in Britain is on the up! There are even enough shekels left over to continue bombing the Syrians to encourage them to come our (and the EU's) way to provide still more cheap labour. In fact, there's a fresh batch of propaganda drop leaflets announcing the National Living Wage being printed as I write!

Taxman gets new US-style powers to raid tens of thousands of personal bank accounts to recover debts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11729659/Taxman-gets-new-US-style-powers-to-raid-tens-of-thousands-of-personal-bank-accounts-to-recover-debts.html

EU says Mastercard overcharges consumers and retailers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33457569

Homes to become more unaffordable. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/09/homes-to-become-more-unaffordable/ In Spivland Ingerlandt, that is. On the other hand, homes are eminently affordable in other parts of the world, not least of all just 'a stone's throw' away, across the Channel. So perhaps it's time for British homebuyers to become as global as the internet, telecommunications and modern travel are supposed to have made them?

London tenants to be hit with price hikes after landlords' Budget battering. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/london-tenants-hit-with-price-hikes-after-landlords-budget-battering-10377861.html

Co-op Food admits it double-charged 'hundreds of thousands' of customers in recent days. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11729140/Co-op-Food-admits-it-double-charged-hundreds-of-thousands-of-customers-in-recent-days.html

America is the best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/america-is-the-best-place-in-the-world-to-be-a-female-entrepreneur/

How advertising hi-jacked feminism. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11727478/How-advertising-hijacked-feminism.-Big-time.html As observed uniquely by advertisers.

The revolution of the cashless society and the dawn of connected commerce. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/the-revolution-of-the-cashless-society-and-the-dawn-of-connected-commerce/ Never mind Greece or even China. What's everyone going to do now?

The world's best tourist destination for 2015? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/ethiopia/11728849/The-worlds-best-tourist-destination-for-2015.html

34 essential web resources for entrepreneurs. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/tp/Essential-Web-Resources-for-Entrepreneurs.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150709

Irrigation optimization system helps farmers save precious water. http://www.springwise.com/irrigation-optimization-system-helps-farmers-save-precious-water/

Eco-friendly brick is made from recycled industrial waste. http://www.springwise.com/eco-friendly-brick-recycled-industrial-waste

Tracking tool analyzes competitors’ online strategies in real time. http://www.springwise.com/tracking-tool-analyzes-competitor-online-strategies-real-time/

Pub landlord installs fake bus stop outside his pub, doubles his takings. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pub-landlord-installs-fake-bus-stop-outside-his-pub-doubles-his-takings-10378400.html Hats off!

Watch what the tube strike really looked like in London... from a rickshaw. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/watch-what-the-tube-strike-really-looked-like-in-london-from-a-rickshaw-10378648.html That's not a proper rickshaw! It hasn't got an illegal immigrant pulling it.

09.07.2015: Budget 2015: Osborne unveils National Living Wage. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33437115 Or, if you're one of the country's self-employed 'entrepreneurs' - you will just get what you earn. As always.

Budget 2015: Buy-to-let tax break to be cut. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33447991

Stability fears over buy-to-lets. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/08/stability-fears-over-buy-to-lets/ Not to worry. Greed and stupidity normally overcome 'fears'.

Budget 2015: Millions to be hit by insurance price rises. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/11727567/Budget-2015-Millions-to-be-hit-by-insurance-price-rises.html

Budget 2015: bad news for under-25s. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/11726296/Budget-2015-Money-Saving-Expert-Martin-Lewis-verdict.html Aren't they suffering enough already from being forced into official 'entrepreneurship'?

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AO.com ousts John Lewis as Britain’s Best Retailer for customer satisfaction. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19457

Armed police swoop on suburban sex dungeon after noise complaints. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11726584/Armed-police-swoop-on-suburban-sex-dungeon-after-noise-complaints.html Let that be a lesson to all inconsiderate home businesses. The least you can try is to always offer the neighbours a freebie.

17 things to consider when choosing a business location. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/a/chooselocation.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=
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08.07.2015: European Parliament calls for TTIP transparency. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33422086 As far as the UK is concerned, the only group of politicians and its propaganda which isn't calling for transparency is the present regime of Fags For America (and Israeli terrorists.)

City watchdogs tighten rules for banks. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33434144 And who is going to believe them this time?

Peer-to-peer companies beat banks for customer satisfaction. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/07/peer-to-peer-companies-beat-banks-for-customer-satisfaction/ Basil Fawlty would beat the banks for customer satisfaction.

Energy customers paying too much. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33420734 A story which raises its head almost as regularly as government promises to cut red tape. And which makes about the same amount of progress.

The SMEs wish-list for tomorrow's Budget. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/the-smes-wish-list-for-tomorrows-budget/

Micro businesses failing to bill £11.3 billion a year. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/micro-businesses-failing-to-bill-11-3-billion-a-year/ Who says? 'FreeAgent – which provides a multi-award winning cloud accounting system for freelancers and micro-businesses.' That's all right, then. (It's nothing to do with the regime's armies of 'self-employed entrepreneurs' not having basic reeding, riting and add-up skills, perhaps? Or no credible, national business support network after the regime killed off Business Links, ostensibly to save a few bob? Except it couldn't count, either.)

Brits ignorant about financial basics. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/07/brits-ignorant-about-financial-basics/ That's why The 24% Regime has turned them all into 'self-employed entrepreneurs'. (Also see above.)

HERA launches crowd funding to help women develop business skills. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hera-launches-crowd-funding-to-help-women-develop-business-skills/

Study signals concerns over online privacy among UK businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/study-signals-concerns-over-online-privacy-among-uk-businesses/

EE selling 4G smartphone for less than £50. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/07/ee-selling-4g-smartphone-for-less-than-50/ That will be another EE doorstop, then.

Bitcoin could destroy the global financial system, one of world’s biggest banks admits. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bitcoin-could-destroy-the-global-financial-system-one-of-worlds-biggest-banks-admits-10373003.html I can understand why bankers would be upset. That was their brief.

Hillary Clinton condemns anti-Israel boycotts as 'counter-productive'. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/07/hillary-clinton-anti-israel-boycott-bds-movement Not as 'counter-productive' as the terrorist state of America bombing, starving, thieving and boycotting millions of defenceless civilians around the world just since the Second World War. But what else would one expect the wife of one of the most murderous presidents in US history to say? 'Boycott us, too.'? Or for every exporter in the rest of the world to gain their business from murdering their neighbours' families; stealing their land and resources; starting up an export business underpinned by American, British, Canadian and French taxpayer funding and their weapons of mass destruction; and profit still further from a global Israeli-American propaganda machine to give them full-on lying support?

No, Mrs Clinton. There is a huge world of business out there which has none of these 'advantages' yet still continues to trade, regardless. Without sacrificing childrens' blood at the false altar of 'Oh, my God' shekel-worship.

Top Ten Innovation Report for July. http://www.springwise.com/top-ten-innovation-report-july/

Interactive app lets constituents help balance their city’s budget. http://www.springwise.com/interactive-app-lets-constituents-balance-citys-budget/ A bit too public-minded for the Brits, I would think. An interactive app linked to the supermarket's booze stocks, on the other hand . . .

Camera trap kit teaches kids about tech in nature. http://www.springwise.com/camera-trap-kit-teaches-kids-tech-nature/

Nutritious powder is made from freeze-dried expiring fruit. http://www.springwise.com/nutritious-powder-freeze-dried-expiring-fruit/ British media 'z'-listers do have a future, in other words.

07.07.2015: Osborne to 'relax' Sunday trading. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/07/osborne-to-relax-sunday-trading/

Cameron urged to tackle French 'thug rule' blocking British lorries at Calais. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3151213/Cameron-urged-tackle-mob-rule-militant-Frenchmen-causing-chaos-British-lorry-drivers-Calais.html With just the present dispute already costing Britain alone £1 billion - let alone the rest of Europe and above all, millions of honest, law-abiding, non-skiving French themselves who have to suffer this legalised, brownshirt fascism on almost a weekly basis - isn't it about time our fagging government simply blockaded all French imports into the UK for a corresponding period of time? Easily done and guaranteed to have the callow, pro-thug and pro-Israeli terrorist French regime roaring their eyes out overnight.

How to end the Calais farce? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3150452/How-end-Calais-farce-lorry-drivers-public-boycott-Channel-Tunnel-says-PETER-MCKAY.html Any regular traveller with any sense has been boycotting Calais for years anyway and it's made no difference. The problem is that French governments condone this kind of fascist, criminal activity. Ergo. Target the French government.

They might even organise another hashtag hypocrite 'manif' of 'millions' of dummyphone sheep to take to the streets in support of a decent cause, for a change. If someone could explain to them what that meant.

IR35 rated 'complex' by OTS. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/office-of-tax-simplification-complexity-index and https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-examines-support-for-self-employed The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has rated IR35 as one of the most complex taxes for both small firms and HM Revenue & Customs. It also estimates that abolishing IR35 would cost the Treasury up to £500 million. This figure was described as 'worrisome' by ContractorCalculator, which has welcomed David Cameron's announcement of an independent review into self-employment to be published next year. CEO Dave Chaplin said: "This review should educate policymakers about the steps they need to take to sustain and grow that competitive advantage by removing red tape and reforming overly complex tax legislation, such as IR35, that impacts negatively on contractors." (EnterpriseQuest)

Draft health and safety regulations for the self-employed. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111136980 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published draft regulations to remove certain self-employed people who do not employ others from the scope of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. If made law, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 will exclude the self-employed unless their work falls within a prescribed category or poses a risk to a third party. Prescribed categories include agriculture, construction, railways and work involving asbestos, gas or genetically modified organisms. The new regulations are expected to come into force on 1st October 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

Ofcom action plan to improve broadband. http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/smes-research-jun15/ Ofcom has published an action plan that sets out the next steps to improve broadband services for small and medium-sized firms. Almost half of firms surveyed on the regulator's behalf last year did not have access to a superfast broadband connection, rising to 84% in rural areas. In addition, 15% said that poor communication services were hampering business growth. Although superfast broadband coverage is expected to increase significantly over the next two years, Ofcom estimates that 18% of firms will still be without access in 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

Amazon launches its own ‘Black Friday’ with Prime Day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11720006/Amazon-launches-its-own-Black-Friday-with-Prime-Day.html

Elderly people most likely to be targets of phone scams. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-3151144/Elderly-people-likely-targets-phone-scams.html Does that mean that the younger generation are more likely to know that buying a dummyphone is all part of a scam? I wouldn't have though it, myself.

Preparing for a VAT inspection. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/preparing-for-a-vat-inspection/

How to make the most out of your next exhibition. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-next-exhibition/

Were you mis-sold a packaged bank account? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/were-you-mis-sold-a-packaged-bank-account/

Being unique is a good thing, isn't it? http://marketing.about.com/od/marketingplanandstrategy/a/beunique.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=
entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150706

6 questions your marketing strategy should answer. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/salesmarketing/a/6-Questions-Your-Marketing-Strategy-Should-Answer.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150706

Thought catcher automatically converts users’ ideas into actions. http://www.springwise.com/thought-catcher-automatically-converts-users-ideas-actions/

Travel-sized spread jars are hand luggage approved. http://www.springwise.com/travel-sized-spread-jars-hand-luggage-approved/

06.07.2015: Banks not liable in most vishing fraud, says Ombudsman. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33386934

Germany pleads with UK to remain in EU to fight red tape. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11718554/Germany-pleas-with-UK-to-remain-in-EU-to-fight-red-tape.html The man has obviously been on the wacky baccy.

London is now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-is-now-the-global-moneylaundering-centre-for-the-drug-trade-says-crime-expert-10366262.html Still more good news to justify all those war crimes against Afghanistan.

Businesses to lose out as HMRC changes rules on VAT refund. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/businesses-to-lose-out-as-hmrc-changes-rules-on-vat-refund/

'How will the eBay-PayPal split affect consumers?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/jessicainvestigates/11700636/How-will-the-eBay-PayPal-split-affect-consumers.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM28324&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Pfi_New&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Pfi_New_2015_07_01&utm_campaign=DM28324

'Our £300,000 house buying money was stolen'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11715616/Our-300000-house-buying-money-was-stolen.html

What adds most value to your property. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/04/what-adds-most-value-to-your-property/

My secret life as a busker. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/11700953/My-secret-life-as-a-busker.html

Customer feedback: Accentuate the positive (but don't ignore the negative). http://enforbusiness.com/news/customer-feedback-accentuate-positive-dont-ignore-negative-201511271

Need to Become an Expert on a Topic Fast? Try These 3 Tricks of the Trade. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/need-to-become-an-expert-on-a-topic-fast-try-these-3-tricks-of-the-trade/

05.07.2015: Inheritance tax to be scrapped on homes worth up to £1m. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33393480 For couples. For single people the increase will only be to £500,000. Or, what any successful, 'self-employed entrepreneur' can realistically expect to be worth after a Government start-up loan, a professional and a social failure of a bank manager for a business mentor and regularly watching Dragons' Den. Oh. And twattering, arsebookin' and taking selfies.

David Cameron unveils proposals to boost home ownership. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33393642 The 'latest' version, in other words, as the economy is now enjoying more 'home business entrepreneurs' than there are homes to stick them in.

Buy-to-let: chart shows the best way to make money. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11715793/Buy-to-let-The-chart-that-shows-the-best-way-to-make-money.html

Buy-to-let price war: lenders tempt new generation of landlords with ultra-low rates. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149088/Buy-let-price-war-Lenders-tempt-new-generation-landlords-ultra-low-rates.html#ixzz3ewtOBRZN The spivs and Shylocks can't really lend money to Greece any more - and there's never been a shortage of dummies in Ingerlandt.

Pension savers automatically being put into illegal schemes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11715504/The-pension-savers-being-automatically-put-into-illegal-schemes.html

Dreaming of escaping to a big house in the country? This is what it's really like. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11713914/Dreaming-of-escaping-to-a-big-house-in-the-country-This-is-what-its-really-like.html Modern city dwellers aren't suited to big, country houses. They're too lazy and stupid to do most of the work themselves and with slavery frowned upon these days, it's difficult to get enough extra help. Although those immigrant types look willing.

New research shows London shopping is cheaper than in many other major cities around the world. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149453/Something-declare-Shopping-trips-abroad-pointless-new-research-shows-goods-cheaper-London-major-cities-world.html

Now, British rail workers ape the French and vote for strike action. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/commuters-face-summer-of-delays-as-rail-workers-vote-for-strike-action/ Will anyone notice the difference?

Iceland makes blasphemy legal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/11717761/Iceland-makes-blasphemy-legal.html Oh, my GOD!!! (I thought uneducated American slappers and their cross-Atlantic botoxed clones had been practising blasphemy for decades?)

Robinsons discontinues classic squash for sugar-free formula. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11714189/Robinsons-discontinues-classic-squash-for-sugar-free-formula.html The final nail in the coffin of The British Empire. A good opening for someone though?

The new Wonga advert: ‘its name is worse than mud'. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jul/04/the-new-wonga-advert They'll be handling future advertising for the IMF and the ECB then?

Former Premier League football players among dozens of Brits 'conned' out of savings in £50million luxury seaview apartments scandal in UAE. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3143573/Former-Premier-League-football-players-dozens-Brits-conned-savings-50million-luxury-seaview-apartments-scam-UAE.html#ixzz3ewu7AX2b As opposed to grotesquely overpaid, professional fairies, duping large numbers of stupid fans who believed they had been watching 'beautiful', non-cheating, non-corrupt and non-criminal games of footie.

Traditional trader butchered by business rates. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149032/Traditional-trader-butchered-business-rates.html Not the internet, then?

British trucker blockades French trade union thugs - who then go squealing to the police. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148953/The-British-trucker-blockaded-French-quelle-surprise-went-squealing-police-rage-inducing-dispatch-Calais-frontline.html

04.07.2015: CBI says UK economic growth slows. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33385227

Eurozone economic growth speeds up. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33377130

EE tops broadband complaints list again. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/02/ee-tops-broadband-complaints-list-again/

Pre-pay meter energy users pay £226 a year more: Citizens Advice. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33369672

Savers hit as Bank cuts protection on deposits to £75,000 for first time since financial crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-of-england/11715807/Banks-to-cut-protection-on-deposits-to-75000-from-January.html

Moving abroad? You may have to pay 55pc tax on your pension. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11713094/Moving-abroad-You-may-have-to-pay-55pc-tax-on-your-pension.html

Uber suspends controversial UberPop service in France after executives arrested. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11715706/Uber-suspends-controversial-UberPop-service-in-France-after-executives-arrested.html On the other hand, the French socio-fascist regime is anxious to maintain its 'business' and political relationships with Israeli terrorists, murderers and thieves and trade union thugs and criminals.

Driving a car is getting cheaper and cheaper while trains and buses just keep getting more expensive. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/driving-a-car-is-getting-cheaper-and-cheaper-while-trains-and-buses-just-keep-getting-more-expensive-10363354.html

The 10 best business opportunities 2015. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/ss/The-Best-Business-Opportunities-2015.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150702 A far more sophisticated choice of opportunities than in previous years albeit accompanied by the usual naivete one associates with such choices.

5 reasons so many entrepreneurs fail. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/beyondstartup/a/Entrepreneurs-Often-Squander-Time-Money-And-Resources.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150702 If only there were just '5 mistakes'! Plus it does vary enormously from country to country. In Ingerlandt, for example, only one reason will suffice: anything which has been touched by the regime's stinky pinkies.

Interview: designing a successful start-up. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/a/Design-A-More-Successful-Startup.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150702

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Signing Up for Email Marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/Ask-Yourself-These-3-Questions-Before-Signing-Up-for-Email-Marketing.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150702

How to Get High End Real Estate Clients on the Internet. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/fl/How-to-Get-High-End-Real-Estate-Clients-on-the-Internet.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150702

Messaging system aims to connect users across generations. http://www.springwise.com/messaging-system-aims-connect-users-generations/

App shows users only the news they have time for. http://www.springwise.com/app-shows-users-news-time/

Tapping this app will get corporate donors to help the homeless. http://www.springwise.com/app-unlocks-donations-homelessness-corporate-sponsors/

Anyone can learn coding for free by completing projects for nonprofits. http://www.springwise.com/learn-coding-free-completing-projects-nonprofits/

In Mali, merchants have created an offline music sharing market. http://www.springwise.com/mali-merchants-created-offline-music-sharing-market/

03.07.2015: Current accounts now top target for fraud, say experts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33348702 So 'the experts' will be suggesting we outlaw internet banking then?

Buy-to-let could pose a threat to UK economy, warns Bank of England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11712384/Buy-to-let-could-pose-a-threat-to-UK-economy-warns-Bank-of-England.html Ooops. Just like the Greeks, it's a bit late to start worrying now about what the country's spivs have been getting up to. The writing has been on the wall for the buy-to-let Ponzi scheme for ten years now and the present regime, aided and abetted by every 'get-rich-quick' conman (and Tory voter) in the country, has milked the 'fashion' for every penny. Now, let's see who has got the money to pay the piper.

UK construction output accelerates, PMI survey says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33359476

House price growth at two-year low. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33359468

Fracking could hit house prices by 7%. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/02/fracking-could-hit-house-prices-by-7/ Could?! And why not the other 93%? On the other hand, there's plenty of gullible punters, egged on by councils, developers, estate agents, the media and successive governments who bought houses on flood plains so, once a sucker, always a sucker. The regime will be hoping.

Will phone payments make us spend more? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/02/will-phone-payments-make-us-spend-more/ Yes, that's the idea.

Smartphone porn use set to rise dramatically by 2020. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11712836/Smartphone-porn-use-set-to-rise-dramatically-by-2020.html

John Lewis to charge for click-and-collect. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11711534/John-Lewis-to-charge-2-for-click-and-collect.html

Google is ruining our memories, study claims. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11712613/Google-is-ruining-our-memories-study-claims.html Another successful operation by the US military then?

French air traffic control strike: travel chaos across Europe avoided as walkout called off. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/french-air-traffic-control-strike-travel-chaos-across-europe-avoided-as-walkout-called-off-10360796.html That's unusual for French air traffic controllers. Live coverage of the Tour de France is about to start plus they've only had one other strike this year.

Calais strike 'suspended'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/calais-strike-suspended-but-thousands-of-lorry-drivers-still-stuck-on-m20-in-kent-10359807.html Does this mean the fascist thugs and terrorists behind the strikes are themselves to be 'suspended'? In which case, I'm sure there are plenty of lorry drivers whose lives have been ruined, who would be happy to oblige.

02.07.2015: Press release. Government examines support for self-employed. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-examines-support-for-self-employed One could be forgiven for asking why it has taken the Government, the great, self-proclaimed mate of the country's 'self-employed entrepreneurs', so long to examine its non-existent support for the self-employed. On the other hand, it could be argued that all it was interested in were lashings of dodgy start-up figures from its online cronies to help its propaganda drive in the run-up to the recent elections.

Calls to 0800 numbers now free on mobile phones and landlines. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33330163

The balance of power is shifting away from property owners. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/01/the-balance-of-power-is-shifting-away-from-property-owners/

Holidaymakers should 'avoid Calais' as striking ferry workers block port. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11710137/Holidaymakers-should-avoid-Calais-as-striking-ferry-workers-block-port.html It's not just holidaymakers who use Calais - although one shouldn't expect too much from British media coverage of any subject even at the best of times. Calais has always been the sticking point for cross-Channel riff-raff and just about any other French port would be an improvement. (Although going via a Belgian, Dutch, Spanish, even Baltic port, will be quicker.)

HMRC warning over scam emails. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/01/hmrc-warning-over-scam-emails/

Why you need a break from your small business right now. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/development/fl/Why-You-Need-a-Break-from-Your-Small-Business-Right-Now.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150701

Tips for retiring abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11675986/Retiring-overseas-a-checklist-before-heading-for-your-dream-home.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM28011&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Exp_New_Man&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Exp_New_Man_2015_06_30&utm_campaign=DM28011

10 tips for reputation management. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/10-tips-for-reputation-management/

9 ways to not get media coverage. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/9-ways-to-not-get-media-coverage/

Why an idea is just the start. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/why-an-idea-is-just-the-start/

Top 10 ideas from Marketing & Advertising over the last 12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-10-ideas-marketing-advertising-12-months/

Smart device warns cyclists about upcoming road hazards. http://www.springwise.com/smart-device-warns-cyclists-upcoming-road-hazards/

01.07.2015: Consumers more buoyant ‘than at any time since early noughties’ http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/consumers-more-buoyant-than-at-any-time-since-early-noughties/ As were the Greeks when they were allowed to borrow and spend more money than they could afford to pay back.

Retail sales slow but growth outlook bright. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19417 That just about covers all the bases.

Research reveals the UK’s best and worst paid locations for one-person businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/research-reveals-the-uks-best-and-worst-paid-locations-for-one-person-businesses/ That will be Singapore and France.

Tens of thousands of self-employed workers and foster carers could see their state pension and other benefits threatened by changes to National Insurance payments. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pensions/article-3144775/Just-thought-taxman-couldn-t-infuriating-New-tax-shambles-threatens-pension-payouts.html#ixzz3ebGq2tWx

Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33325031 This has turned into the same, long-running shaggy dog story as BT's high-speed broadband connectivity.

Business Secretary urges business not to decide yet on EU vote. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33325656 Apparently, he still hasn't received a full set of instructions from the country's Friends of Israel.

Fraud fighters targeted by scams. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33326307

A guide to guaranteed business failure. http://www.cobwebinfo.com/a-guide-to-guaranteed-business-failure/ An amusing yet wry look at the Government's business start-ups philosophy.

Study shows UK businesses waste £14 billion a year on ineffective research. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/study-shows-uk-businesses-waste-14-billion-a-year-on-ineffective-research/

Amazon to offer one-hour delivery in London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11708501/Amazon-to-offer-one-hour-delivery-in-London.html Like the General Post Office (GPO) did in the C18th?

Startups on Growing an Ecommerce Business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/startups-on-growing-an-ecommerce-business/

Go Global but remember the VAT. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/go-global-but-remember-the-vat/

London exodus: have you moved out yet? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/29/moved-out-london-share-your-experiences

Solar lamp fits onto endless 3D printed accessories. http://www.springwise.com/solar-lamp-fits-endless-3d-printed-accessories/

Digital currency teaches kids about charity. http://www.springwise.com/crytpocurrency-exchanged-kids-drawings-spent-school-supplies/

Two sisters, aged 7 and 8 from Texas, have been taught an important lesson about enterprise after their lemonade stand was shut down by local police for breaching business regulations. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Government-regulations-shut-down-little-girls-6318753.php

Austrian brothel offers free sex in tax protest. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/us-austria-brothel-idUKKBN0OU0C720150617

With our usual gratitude and thanks to BAD News and Cobweb Info.

Len Tondel

 

 

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