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LATEST! 30.06.2015
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (May 2015) Viewpoint

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


30.06.2015: The 10 Highest-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/30/the-10-highest-paying-work-from-home-jobs/ This makes a welcome change from the media's usual suggestions of envelope-stuffing, data input, mystery shopping and dog-walking.

HMRC updates VAT MOSS requirements. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agent-update-issue-48 HMRC has announced that micro-firms registered with the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) can continue to establish a consumer's location using information supplied by their payment service provider (such as PayPal) after the 30th June deadline. Under HMRC's original guidance, UK firms selling digital services to consumers in other EU member states were expected to obtain between one and three pieces of evidence to show how they have identified a consumer's location from July 2015. But HMRC has now announced in its latest Agent Update that the deadline had been extended indefinitely. (EnterpriseQuest)

Companies House launches online search service. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/launch-of-the-new-companies-house-public-beta-service Companies House has announced that all public digital data held on the UK register of companies has been made freely accessible via its new public beta search service. The search service will provide public access to over 170 million digital records on companies’ financial accounts and details of directors and secretaries during the life of a company. Planned features, which will be available at a later date, include details of disqualified directors, previous company names and details of dissolved companies. (EnterpriseQuest)

CMA published online reviews guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/online-reviews-and-endorsements-advice-for-businesses The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reported on its call for evidence about online reviews and endorsements. It concluded that both are helpful to consumers, but raised concerns about firms leaving bad reviews of competitors and consumers threatening negative feedback to win discounts. The CMA has published guidance summaries about online reviews and endorsements for firms to ensure they comply with consumer protection law. (EnterpriseQuest)

Half of households receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/11706143/Half-of-households-receive-more-in-benefits-than-they-pay-in-taxes.html That will be all those 'home businesses' putting the national economy into overdrive.

How the internet still fails disabled people. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/29/disabled-people-internet-extra-costs-commission-scope

Scamwatch: phishing messages. Criminals are targeting Britons with bogus emails and calls ... http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/scamwatch-phishing-messages/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk5%26pLid%3D361755 Not very popular in any respect, the Brits. I wonder why that might be?

Uber managers arrested in France over 'illicit' taxi service. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33313145 With the Tour de France upon us once again, it is time for the French to embark on their annual frenzy of hypocrisy.

Egg shortage raises weekly shop price fears. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11706650/Egg-shortage-raises-weekly-shop-price-fears.html

UK’s national sperm bank ‘recruits just five donors’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11706863/UKs-national-sperm-bank-recruits-just-five-donors.html . . . I do the jokes around here!

How to take a holiday without abandoning your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-to-take-a-holiday-without-abandoning-your-business/

Cross-channel ferries cancelled as striking port workers close Calais again. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/cross-channel-ferries-cancelled-striking-port-workers-close-calais-again

Design student’s app is a guide to disabled access on London’s Tube. http://www.springwise.com/design-students-app-guide-disabled-access-londons-tube/

Smart oven knows what is inside and how to cook it. http://www.springwise.com/smart-oven-cook/ Now all we need is an app for dumbwalkers to show them what an oven is.

29.06.2015: UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers, says leading treasury expert. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/28/uk-tax-policy-dictated-by-big-companies-not-ministers-treasury-adviser Something which has been common knowledge for twenty years - and a treasury 'expert' has just smelt the coffee.

UK school leavers 'the worst in Europe for essential skills', report says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11704551/UK-school-leavers-the-worst-in-Europe-for-essential-skills-report-says.html Which is why the present regime is turning the country's unemployable youth into self-employed entrepreneurs, of course.

Save '£700' a year by outsourcing your household bills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11680428/Save-700-a-year-by-outsourcing-your-household-bills.html

Surge in theft of paving slabs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142700/Surge-theft-paving-slabs-thieves-posing-workmen-high-viz-jackets-target-rural-properties-brazen-daylight-raids.html

Britain sends 2 mile anti-migrant fence to France. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142100/Britain-sends-2-miles-fence-France-stop-migrants-hiding-lorries-boarding-Channel-Tunnel-trains.html A two mile fence would have been a nice little earner for a local, French workshop but unfortunately, the country is now on its two-month summer holidays. Plus, the British specification includes gaping holes to allow a steady stream of illegals to continue entering the country and fuelling regime supporter workforces.

Paris' Gare du Nord (the Shitpit of Europe) to get a £1 billion facelift. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3142317/Station-described-squalor-pit-Europe-1bn-facelift-Plans-Paris-Gare-du-Nord-include-overhead-concourse-Eurostar-terminal-s-twice-big.html Any work going for British subbies? No. I thought not. Plus 5 years of travel disruption for Eurostar travellers. In addition to normal trade union fascista activity.

Small Talk: Half the workforce could be freelance soon, but ministers haven't noticed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/sme/small-talk-half-the-workforce-could-be-freelance-soon-but-ministers-havent-noticed-10351716.html

28.06.2015: Tax experts urge Government to stick up for British entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/tax-experts-urge-government-to-stick-up-for-british-entrepreneurs/ That's a big ask for a regime which fags exclusively for the Americans and the Israelis.

Right to rent: all landlords must check immigration status or face £3,000 fine. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11683858/Right-to-rent-all-landlords-must-check-immigration-status-or-face-3000-fine.html Why not, indeed? The self-employed are already unpaid tax collectors; community police; and now, immigration officers. That's a full house.

Ministers could force train companies to pay compensation for 15 minute delays. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11701802/Ministers-could-force-train-companies-to-pay-compensation-for-15-minute-delays.html

Fraud risk for pensioners cashing in annuities. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/27/fraud-risk-for-pensioners-cashing-in-annuities/

Mortgage misery for 3 million households. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3141178/Mortgage-misery-3million-households-punitive-standard-variable-rates-pay-extra-4billion-year.html

80% of top UK brands at risk from online trolls. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/80-of-top-uk-brands-at-risk-from-online-trolls/

Who are you going to call to prevent a hack attack? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/who-are-you-going-to-call-to-prevent-a-hack-attack-10349631.html

12 unique business ideas. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/ss/12-Unique-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150627 In Ingerlandt, a 'unique' business idea is one which makes a profit. (As opposed to fraud and theft by Big Corp, the banks and the government.)

CNET Community: Would you by an all-in-one desktop computer? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

France bans the Silver Cross (proper) pram. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11703772/France-bans-the-Silver-Cross-pram.html Too difficult for the French to 'drive', apparently. As their road casualty statistics confirm.

27.06.2015: Google’s mobile tweak hurts small, UK companies. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/googles-mobile-tweak-hurts-small-uk-companies/ Who'd have thought it?

Small businesses waste millions of days on accounting every month. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-businesses-waste-millions-of-hours-on-accounting-every-month/

Exporting SMEs expect sales increase in year ahead. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/exporting-smes-expect-sales-increase-in-year-ahead/

French cabbies want Uber off the streets. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/french-cabbies-want-uber-off-the-streets--but-that-particular-boat-has-sailed-10346053.html The whole world wants all French strikers off the streets. But what is the French regime going to do about it?

Scamwatch: phishing messages. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/scamwatch-phishing-messages/

3 ways successful salespeople win the sale. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/3-ways-successful-salespeople-win-the-sale/

5 areas every start-up should consider outsourcing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/5-areas-every-startup-should-consider-outsourcing/ (If they can afford it.)

What sport can teach your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/what-sport-can-teach-your-business/ Is the example of a game of professional, doped-up cheating and corruption the best possible sporting example for businesses to follow?

Ten quotes to help you gain perspective in business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/ten-quotes-to-help-you-gain-perspective-in-business/

Lessons for retail: what you can learn from an accountant. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19382

26.06.2015: Workers '£95 a week worse off'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/25/workers-95-a-week-worse-off/ They should turn their hands to being self-employed entrepreneurs and home businesses, then. And be totally broke and in debt, instead.

Debt plan firms failing the vulnerable, says FCA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33267508 Like 'millions' of home businesses groomed by the regime's cronies and failed bank managers.

Call to cut pre-payment meter charges by Ofgem. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33271315 That should help the regime's millions of self-employed home businesses without two ha'pence to rub together.

BT aims to shut down traditional phone network to help it battle US tech giants. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/11696314/BT-aims-to-shut-down-traditional-phone-network-to-help-it-battle-US-tech-giants.html That's a new twist on failing to provide consumers with the service they have been paying for. And the end of the piss-poor broadband access shaggy dog story?

But does this mean that BT will also be distancing itself from cheating, corrupt professional football? Or will that remain an Affinity 'thing'?

0800 calls soon to be free from mobiles - but there's a catch. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/24/0800-calls-soon-to-be-free-from-mobiles-but-there-s-a-catch/

What does the taxman know about you, your finances and your lifestyle? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11697816/What-does-the-taxman-know-about-you-your-finances-and-your-lifestyle.html And there are still plebs out there who believe that the age of the internet brought them 'freedom'.

'Colossal' fall in demand for luxury homes in parts of London, data reveals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11697582/Colossal-fall-in-demand-for-luxury-homes-in-parts-of-London-data-reveals.html Is this the Rusky Revenge for sanctions against Russia? Now who's going to start whining first?

Britain will have 'generation of pensioner landlords', experts predict. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11697289/Britain-will-have-generation-of-pensioner-landlords-experts-predict.html Some 'experts'. This has been going on for five years. (Not American 'guru' advisers to the regime again?)

'Can seller take the cooker, fridge and curtains – after we've exchanged?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11691738/Can-seller-take-the-cooker-fridge-and-curtains-after-weve-exchanged.html

The secret lives of phone sex workers. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/25/phone-sex-workers-secret-lives-phil-toledano-photography

New service offers on-demand breakups. http://www.springwise.com/service-offers-on-demand-breakups/

Plugin helps local bookstores steal customers back from Amazon. http://www.springwise.com/plugin-helps-local-bookstores-steal-customers-amazon/

Cookie lets users pay pennies to replace ads with their own photos. http://www.springwise.com/cookie-lets-users-pay-pennies-replace-ads-photos

Transform Your Business -- And Your Life -- With Two Simple Letters. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/tp/Transform-Your-Business-And-Your-Life-With-Two-Simple-Letters.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150625

Scam targets new businesses. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/new-scam-targets-those-who-have-recently-registered-a-business/

Weekend Larf: Amazon 'still not paying fair share' of tax - while letting taxpayer subsidise low pay. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/amazon-still-not-paying-fair-share-of-tax/ And does anyone believe the present regime is going to do anything about it? Oh, yes, look. Someone's raised their hand. Why, it's Father Christmas.

25.06.2015: Just over half saving enough for retirement. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/24/56-saving-enough-for-retirement/ And if we were talking about the self-employed, I would be amazed if more than a quarter are saving enough for retirement. Only for the regime to thieve most of it, anyway.

Savers cashing in their final-salary pensions see payouts fall. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11693372/Savers-cashing-in-their-final-salary-pensions-see-payouts-fall.html Every little bit helps to subsidise US Big Corp, the banks and Israeli/American terrorism.

New £400 service to help you make pension decisions. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/24/new-service-helps-pension-decisions/

Eurostar delays: make sure you claim compensation. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/24/eurostar-delays-make-sure-you-claim-compensation/ I think the EU should pass a law allowing frustrated travellers to sue French fascist trade unions directly for losses incurred.

Bank of England in flexibility plan for credit unions. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33255761

'Phishing' scam cost London woman nearly £50,000. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33257129

Smart wooden dolls let kids communicate from afar without screens. http://www.springwise.com/smart-wooden-dolls-kids-communicate-afar-screens/

Platform lets broadcasters create content for every screen. http://www.springwise.com/platform-lets-broadcasters-create-content-screen/

Why every business needs a Business Dashboard. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/why-every-business-needs-a-business-dashboard/

10 ways to cut business costs. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/management/ss/10-Ways-to-Cut-Business-Costs.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150624

10 ways to improve your small business cashflow. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/creditloans/fl/10-Ways-to-Improve-Your-Small-Business-Cash-Flow.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150624

5 website conversion rate optimatisation tips. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/dailyoperations/fl/5-Website-Conversion-Rate-Optimization-Tips.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150623

Book shelf competition. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/book-shelf-competition/

24.06.2015: Ofcom to probe phone and TV firms that won't let you leave. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/23/ofcom-to-probe-phone-and-tv-firms-that-wont-let-you-leave/ A probe into why Ofcon has taken so long to launch their probe, might be more useful.

Third-party sellers and Amazon: a double-edged sword. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/23/amazon-marketplace-third-party-seller-faustian-pact

TTIP is a corporatist scam and not a real free trade deal, says Ukip’s Douglas Carswell. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ttip-is-a-corporatist-scam-and-not-a-real-free-trade-deal-says-ukips-douglas-carswell-10338335.html This has been common knowledge amongst the educated, political pimps and crooks alike since TTIP was first being conceived behind closed doors. With the help of much smoke and mirrors from members of the present political regime, the criminal media and principal beneficiaries, American Big Corp.

UK to hit record number of startups as more aspiring entrepreneurs go it alone. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-to-hit-record-number-of-startups-as-more-aspiring-entrepreneurs-go-it-alone/ Any projections coming from an organisation whose business it is to promote, errr, start-ups, is likely to make this sort of prediction. As everyone knows, any monkey can start a business but what really does count, is who and what is left standing after three years. And then again, in five years' time. For which statistics are conspicuous by their absence.

Bearing in mind it was only recently that an article appeared in The Telegraph which suggested over 600,000 people were registered as businesses for tax purposes only; plus a 'carrot and stick' benefits regime offering 'entrepreneurism' as an escape from the dole (or having it stopped) but ultimately designed to merely reduce the numbers of claimants; plus the growth in the so-called phenomenon of 'silverpreneurs', also driven by economic necessity rather than freedom of choice; 700,000 'self-employed' on zero-hour contracts; plus yesterday's news from HMRC that more than 2.5 million people are submitting self-assessment forms needlessly - and one is really tempted to ask - just how many genuine, business start-ups are there or have there been?

Of course, it would be quite simple to find out. But, somehow, I don't think we'll be going there. Which kind of half-answers the question anyway.

Private rents in Britain are the highest in the EU. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/private-rents-in-britain-are-the-highest-in-the-eu-10340664.html Good to see that Britain is #1 in the EU for something.

Gumtree 'bogus landlord' wanted after scam nets £30,000 in property deposits from prospective tenants. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/gumtree-bogus-landlord-wanted-after-scam-nets-30000-in-property-deposits-from-prospective-tenants-10339901.html

Consultation on EU cross border e-commerce. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contract/opinion/150609_en.htm The European Commission is consulting on ways to remove contract law barriers that discourage consumers in the European Union (EU) from buying goods online from traders based in other EU countries. Although 50% of consumers in the EU shopped online in 2014, only 18% purchased goods from a retailer in another EU country, and just 12% of EU retailers sold goods online to consumers located in other EU countries. The consultation is open to individuals, organisations and public authorities. It closes on 9th September 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

Windows 10 price: Microsoft’s new operating system might not be as free as it seemed. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-10-price-microsofts-new-operating-system-might-not-be-as-free-as-it-seemed-10339562.html

Amazon pay-per-page? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11694482/Amazon-pay-per-page-A-wake-up-call-for-lazy-writers.html

Hackers steal data using pitta bread. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33229424

What information does Google hold on me? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11652314/What-information-does-Google-hold-on-me.html

Eurotunnel closed, tyres set ablaze, and migrants leaping on lorries - chaos follows Calais strike. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/travel-chaos-deepens-as-striking-french-workers-close-port-of-calais-and-invade-channel-tunnel-10339040.html The 'benefits' of membership of the Coalition of Evil continuing to filter down to the general public, we see?

The man who grows trees into chairs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33161109

Official release: Policy paper. Alternative dispute resolution for consumers. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alternative-dispute-resolution-for-consumers

Free subscription to MLM News Global newsletter. http://www.mlmnewsglobal.com/ Some really serious insider news here.

23.06.2015: Inquiry into needs of 'everyday entrepreneurs'. http://www.acs.org.uk/parliamentary-group-launches-everyday-entrepreneurs-inquiry/ The All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group has launched an inquiry into the needs of 'everyday entrepreneurs' to ensure that their positive contribution to the economy is recognised. The inquiry will also establish what further Government support is needed to remove barriers to growth and develop a new generation of skilled entrepreneurs. Simon Danczuk MP, Chairman of the Group, said that while the word 'entrepreneur' is typically associated with high tech IT or engineering firms, British entrepreneurial spirit is rooted in local shops or everyday enterprises. The inquiry, which will be open until 17th July 2015, will take both oral and written evidence from stakeholders. The findings of the inquiry will be submitted to the Department for Business (BIS). (EnterpriseQuest)

Any visiting Martian who may have believed all the propaganda which has been circulating about small businesses the past few months could be forgiven for asking why there is any need for an 'inquiry' into the 'needs of everyday entrepreneurs' - when our leaders are already so intertwined, so much the One Nation, with 99% of the country's business community.

Report reveals micro-business is thriving. https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/the-second-age-of-small Research carried out by the RSA has revealed that micro-business is thriving. The RSA's 'Second Age of Small' report indicates that the number of firms with nine or fewer employees has increased by 1.5 million since 2000 and that micro-firms (excluding sole traders) in health, education and social care have experienced the fastest growth. Micro-firms are also creating and gaining more financial value from innovation for every pound spent on R&D compared to larger firms. (EnterpriseQuest)

Era of cheap labour coming to an end, says Bank of England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11692299/Era-of-cheap-labour-coming-to-an-end-says-Bank-of-England.html Which means that everyone will be able to afford a hike in interest rates.

Nearly one in four self assessment tax returns are 'unnecessary'. http://economia.icaew.com/news/june-2015/more-than-2point5-million-filling-in-unnecessary-tax-returns More than 2.5 million taxpayers who submit self-assessment returns are doing so needlessly, HMRC statistics have revealed. More than 11 million people submitted self-assessment returns for 2014/15. However, 8% of taxpayers who use self-assessment have no more than £50 to pay and 16% owe no tax at all. The number of 'unnecessary' self-assessment returns has been linked to an increase in individuals registered with HMRC as self-employed and a decrease in self-employment income. In response, an HMRC spokesperson said: "If you don't think you need to be in self-assessment contact us, and if we agree, we'll take you out of the system." (EnterpriseQuest)

So do this mean that the regime's cronies have over-estimated the country's actual numbers of 'self-employed entrepreneurs' (and unemployed) by 25%? As 'one' does.

Eurozone business growth at four-year high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33235438 That's confused the economists and the pundits. It will be Greece getting out of trouble, next.

The 'night-time economy' is worth £66bn to the UK and must be treated with respect, says new report. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11692161/Clubs-and-bars-are-vital-revenue-generators-for-UK-economy-not-hotbeds-of-binge-drinking-and-drug-abuse.html

VAT refund rules changed by HMRC. http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2413537/hmrc-changes-vat-reclaims-interpretation Rules on reclaiming VAT following registration have been changed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), meaning that some firms could lose money that they had expected would be refunded to them. Previously, traders that already held stock and assets prior to registering for VAT could reclaim the full amount of VAT paid in respect of those items retrospectively. However, VAT can now only be reclaimed on a pro-rata basis. A spokesman for HMRC said: "Where a business has goods and assets on hand at its date of VAT registration, an adjustment ought to be made where these have already been used. Where such adjustments have not been made, the business should do so on their VAT return or make a voluntary disclosure to HMRC." Anyone waiting for their VAT registration to come through could also be penalised by the new rules if they buy stock and assets prior to registration.

UK property sales dipped in May. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33238673

'Disabled should band together to bring living costs down'. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-33228757 So should lots of 'groups', living in 'Bongo Bongoland' Britain.

Tesco tops list for supplier complaints. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11691879/Tesco-tops-list-for-supplier-complaints.html That'll be another burglar's bagful of knighthoods for Tesco executives, then.

Millions lost to cash transfer trick. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33223290 A variant on this is putting your cash into a High Street bank account.

What does it mean to have Business Skills in the 21st Century? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/what-does-it-mean-to-have-business-skills-in-the-21st-century/ If that's all there are to 21st century business skills, it's little wonder there are so many unemployed, self-employed 'entrepreneurs' around.

Stand up for service. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/stand-up-for-service/ Might it not be an idea to start with some basics, first?

Leading criminal barristers’ chambers loses £250k to crooked accountant. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11691905/Leading-criminal-barristers-chambers-loses-250k-to-crooked-accountant.html You've gotta laugh. Of course, the man's got it made now.

How passport hustlers work. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelvideo/11687510/How-passport-hustlers-steal-your-documents.html Peanuts. Passport 'hustling' on an official and massively lucrative scale in the UK is led by the regime's Queen of Incompetence, Theresa May, and her teams of brownshirts at The Scrote Office.

Trending: tattoo fixers who erase your body ink mistakes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11675478/Meet-the-tattoo-fixers-who-erase-your-body-ink-mistakes.html

22.06.2015: Small business confidence in 'robust' pick up. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33218255

Taxman steps up war on dodgers with more raids. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/taxman-steps-up-war-on-dodgers-with-more-raids-10335380.html

Millions facing junk mail deluge. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133755/Millions-facing-junk-mail-deluge-Secret-Royal-Mail-plan-deliver-marketing-letters-shoppers-simply-click-product-online.html

'How a £90 will by Barclays lost half my house'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11678261/How-a-90-will-by-Barclays-lost-half-my-house.html

I got a mortgage aged 92: tide turns for older borrowers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11686590/I-got-a-mortgage-aged-92-tide-turns-for-older-borrowers.html

Plan to scrap pension advice costs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/21/plan-to-scrap-pension-advice-costs/

Fashion apps continue the trend for mobile swiping. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11687149/Fashion-apps-continue-the-trend-for-mobile-swiping.html

How the phone holds the key to your finances. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/21/how-your-phone-holds-the-key-to-your-finances/

Four in ten vow never to return to same used car dealer after feeling they were ripped off with a poor car or given terrible customer service. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133834/Steer-clear-Four-ten-vow-never-return-used-car-dealer-feeling-ripped-poor-car-given-terrible-customer-service.html#ixzz3dlLur8LS

Taxes on holidays double in seven years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133885/Taxes-holidays-double-seven-years-Average-person-pays-62-rises-air-passenger-duty-VAT-blamed.html

21.06.2015: 'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11686199/Its-time-to-hold-physical-cash-says-one-of-Britains-most-senior-fund-managers.html Which will not be an easy thing to do when the country's economy is based on placcy consumerism and Conservative party donors and supporters paying their illegal immigrant labour below the National Minimum Wage.

Pension freedom flaw: 750,000 savers lose 9pc in four months. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11685944/Pension-freedom-flaw-750000-savers-lose-9pc-in-four-months.html That will be doubles all round for the regime's fags for the finance sector.

£1bn pension freedom figure is not the whole truth. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/20/1bn-pension-freedom-figure-is-not-the-whole-truth/ So our politicians have been lying again? There's 'novel' for you.

Is this the end of the road for High Street estate agents? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11688660/Is-this-the-end-of-the-road-for-high-street-estate-agents.html You'd have thought so but there still seem to be more estate agents' offices per square mile than other kind of business, other than junk food. Perhaps when interest rates start to go up?

Businessman urges entrepreneurs to join government backed schemes. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/businessman-urges-entrepreneurs-to-join-government-backed-schemes/ Successful businessmen and women going back to visit their old schools has been going on for generations. The only fly in the ointment is being part of a modern 'government-backed' scheme for doing so and thus losing all your 'street cred'.

1 in 5 start-ups begin as second jobs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/1-in-5-start-ups-begin-as-second-jobs/ I'd have thought it was more than that.

Stay-at-home mothers fall to a record low as the number of house-husbands doubles in two decades. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3130149/Stay-home-mothers-fall-record-low-number-house-husbands-doubles-two-decades.html#ixzz3dfx5DAEY

5 Excuses for Not Starting Your Own Business and How to Get Over Them. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/Why-Are-You-Putting-Off-Starting-Your-Own-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150620

7 Simple Steps to Increasing Sales Conversions Online. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/dailyoperations/fl/7-Simple-Steps-to-Increasing-Sales-Conversions-Online.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150621

5 Website Conversion Rate Optimization Tips. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/dailyoperations/fl/5-Website-Conversion-Rate-Optimization-Tips.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150621

20.06.2015: Scam sparks Scots fraud haven fears. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33193553 This clearly poses a threat to London's 'fraud haven' status. No wonder the English are worried.

Official release: Closed consultation. Late payment: challenging 'grossly unfair' terms and practices. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/late-payment-challenging-grossly-unfair-terms-and-practices

The great motor insurance swindle. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132083/The-great-insurance-swindle-Motorists-hit-1billion-rip-firms-hide-huge-rises-premiums.html

Phone and TV firms 'won't let customers leave', says regulator. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11687884/Phone-and-TV-firms-wont-let-customers-leave-says-regulator.html And this has been going on for how long? What the industry needs is 'a regulator'.

Generation gap will leave future pensioners £3,000 a year worse off. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/generation-gap-will-leave-future-pensioners-3000-a-year-worse-off/ And so the marketplace for the country's self-employed and small businesses shrinks still further. As planned. And as predicted.

Video and photo platforms to dominate social media by 2020. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/video-and-photo-platforms-to-dominate-social-media-by-2020/

More cabbies to accept cards in bid to rival Uber. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/19/more-cabbies-to-accept-cards-in-bid-to-rival-uber/

The table that shows you should always hold gold. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/gold/11685592/The-table-that-shows-you-should-always-hold-gold.html Unless you're a British self-employed 'entrepreneur', of course. In which case you can't afford to buy any. (Plumbers and plasterers excepted.)

Offices in houses and the best tea breaks – welcome to working life in Tehran. http://www.theguardian.com/world/iran-blog/2015/jun/19/working-in-iran-tehran-office-politics

A shepherd's tale. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132104/A-shepherd-s-tale-magical-memoirs-Lake-District-shepherd-gloriously-evoke-England-s-fast-vanishing.html

Cattle farmer, 70, caught growing £50k of cannabis because he thought it would be more lucrative than beef. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132255/Cattle-farmer-70-caught-growing-50k-cannabis-thought-lucrative-beef.html#ixzz3dZeRb2Wl

Pet owners are a happy breed: Living with an animal makes you richer and healthier. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132245/Pet-owners-happy-breed-Living-animal-makes-richer-healthier.html#ixzz3dZfB5vWJ Obviously the difference between a home business making a loss or a profit. And why I've got three dogs. Thankfully, no Tory minister has spotted this as a get-rich-quick scheme - yet.

19.06.2015: RBS payments failure 'unacceptable'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33182798 Just about everything about modern banking is 'unacceptable'. So can we start hanging bankers regularly now?

Retail sales growth slowed in May. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33181792

'Gentle' rise in UK housing market activity. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33182175

Fake online reviews prompt probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33184207 Another 'fake' probe, is this?

Currency mistakes costing holidaymakers £127 a year. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/currency-mistakes-costing-holidaymakers-127-a-year/ Still more 'online recommendations' at work?

Save money by haggling on the High Street. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/save-money-by-haggling-on-the-high-street/

Gift cards: shoppers losing millions. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/gift-cards-shoppers-losing-millions/

Energy bills remain our biggest gripe. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/energy-bills-remain-our-biggest-gripe/

When hiring freelancers can work for your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/when-hiring-freelancers-can-work-for-your-business/

My commute to work earns £5 a day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11667879/My-commute-to-work-earns-5-a-day-meet-the-sharing-economy-moneymakers.html

Refugee Week: The Huguenots count among the most successful of Britain's immigrants. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/refugee-week-the-huguenots-count-among-the-most-successful-of-britains-immigrants-10330066.html And the French complain about the British taking over parts of their country!

The true cost of food waste. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19329 I would wager that 3 out of 10 prospective UK home businesses could finance their start-ups with the money they could save from economising on food waste alone.

Over the counter Chinese medicine to be introduced to UK chemists. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/over-the-counter-chinese-medicine-to-be-introduced-to-uk-chemists/

Lift-off for entrepreneurs at Africa’s largest business expo, SAITEX. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19316

Official release: Speech. Happy customers are good for business. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/happy-customers-are-good-for-business Oh, good. This means the 24% regime's new Business Secretary will be supporting consumer boycotts of the terrorist state of Israel - whose thieving, murdering approach to 'business' he was endorsing only a couple of weeks ago. And the banking industry. And the telecoms industry. And the energy industry. And the transport industry. And the NHS. And government departments themselves, bogged down by useless American technology. Ad infinitum. Otherwise, the vast majority of plebs who didn't vote for the Secretary's minority regime are going to think that this is just another load of political bollox.

Official release: Research and analysis. Small Business Survey 2014: data for all businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/small-business-survey-2014-data-for-all-businesses

18.06.2015: Broadband too slow for millions. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33164725 Just the job for the regime's Digital Dickhead programme, internet banking and running up bills for things without a purpose. (Other than running up bills.)

More businesses act on Late Payment Act. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/more-businesses-act-on-late-payment-act/

Retired homeowners make billions from property boom. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/17/retired-homeowners-make-billions-from-property-boom/ Not to worry. The regime will soon take it all back - and more - with Inheritance Tax.

Are these Britain's cheapest houses? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/17/are-these-britain-s-cheapest-houses/

Which? awards. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3129018/Aldi-beats-Lidl-win-best-supermarket-year-running-VW-takes-title-best-car-maker-Sony-named-best-audio-visual-brand-awards.html And no second-hand, log-book-loan British Mons' Wheels (BMWs) with low profile tyres.

Hacking alert over 1000s of apps. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3128961/Darmstadt-University-Technology-highlights-mobile-apps-flaw-data-storage.html

101 ways to market your small business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/a/101-small-business-marketing-ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150617

How to nail your in-store marketing in a small store. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-to-nail-your-in-store-marketing-in-a-small-store/

4 ways to finance your small business that don’t involve a bank loan. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/4-ways-to-finance-your-small-business-that-dont-involve-a-bank-loan/ And - you have the two most common methods of all. Family and friends. Or, the best way, you generate and save up the money yourself.

The mum who's earned a fortune from diy envelopes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3128624/If-want-discover-make-11m-Sara-s-got-licked-Meet-mum-s-earned-fortune-DIY-envelopes.html

Dads struggle to find work/life balance. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/dads-struggle-to-find-work-life-balance/ Probably because they have been watching too much doped-up, cheating, corrupt, criminal footie and they've lost their sense of values. Or, they are living in a modern battery house and they don't have a back garden or shed in which to do something useful.

Interactive tool helps entrepreneurs share their journey. http://www.springwise.com/interactive-tool-helps-entrepreneurs-share-journey/

Smart friendship bracelets teach teenage girls how to code. http://www.springwise.com/smart-friendship-bracelets-teach-teenage-girls-code/

17.06.2015: Forget about France and Spain – Kent has been named Europe's top spot for a family holiday. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/forget-about-france-and-spain--kent-has-been-named-europes-top-spot-for-a-family-holiday-10324761.html A development which will be totally lost on our politicians, who will be jetting off as always, to the terrorist state of Israel instead.

The new banks that aren't covered by the UK's safety net. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-3127042/Are-savings-protected-new-banks-aren-t-covered-UK-s-safety-net.html Until such time there's a run on the banks in which case, dumb punters will find that a 'UK safety net' is a really a pie in the sky.

Natwest/RBS customer payments go missing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11680363/NatWest-customer-payments-go-missing.html Just a glitch, it is claimed. Just one of the endless run of daily glitches, it seems. Very re-assuring.

RBS payment failure could last days. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33162855 As we are suffering yet another online banking failure and customers are reacting to this latest of serial cock-ups with fury, does this mean that banks will start opening High Street branches again?

Sharp slowing in house price growth. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/16/sharp-slowing-in-house-price-growth/

The High Street stores most open to haggling. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11665342/The-High-Street-stores-most-open-to-haggling.html

Can’t pay, won’t pay – how unpaid invoices damage SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/cant-pay-wont-pay-how-unpaid-invoices-damage-smes/

8 technology threats of the future. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/8-technology-threats-of-the-future/

First class stamps face price cap. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127263/First-class-stamps-face-price-cap-Royal-Mail-fix-SLASH-charges-delivering-post.html

Why only a fifth of us would prefer to buy a new build home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127302/Too-small-no-character-poor-quality-fifth-prefer-buy-new-build-home.html

The only way is NOT Essex. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3126769/The-Way-NOT-Essex-Tory-minister-slams-reality-TV-wannabes-says-young-people-need-job-not-fame-ahead.html The Minister has a perfectly valid point, although the regime itself has profited handsomely from its personality linked propaganda. Well. According to 24% of the country's voters, that is. Although it is interesting to note that there is no further mention of everyone becoming an 'entrepreneur' any more. And watching dumb reality shows like The Apprentice or Dragons' Den.

Ferrari-driving teenage trader who said he turned £2,000 into £21million is charged with six counts of fraud. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3126178/Teenager-pictured-170-000-Ferrari-said-turned-2-000-21million-charged-fraud-driving-without-L-plates.html#ixzz3dIBLQcHs The regime is refusing to comment however, on rumours that the young fraudster is about to be offered a ministerial post.

16.06.2015: Microbusinesses 'owed £16.9bn in late payments'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/microbusinesses-owed-%C2%A3169bn-late-payments-201511270 (A follow-on story to 'Two-thirds of SMEs 'owed up to £15,000 in late payments'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/two-thirds-smes-owed-%C2%A315000-late-payments-201511267)

Is your business ready for Ofcom’s new ‘UK Calling’? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/is-your-business-ready-for-ofcoms-new-uk-calling/

Review of Universal Credit published. http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/UC-FINAL-REPORT.pdf Self-employed individuals making a claim for Universal Credit may face unnecessary administrative burdens, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation. Universal Credit will require self-employed claimants to report their income on a monthly, rather than annual basis. Although this may simplify the payments system, self-employed claimants could find themselves worse off because of monthly fluctuations in earnings, compared to employees whose salaries or wages are fixed and likely to remain stable over time. One of the recommendations made in the report is that if the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to avoid unfair treatment of self-employed claimants, it should change the income reporting requirement to an annual basis, in line with annual tax returns. (EnterpriseQuest)

Scottish Government awards almost half of contracts to smaller firms. http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/More-support-for-enterprises-d44.aspx and http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/2411686/scottish-government-sme-spend-way-ahead-of-westminster The Scottish Government is awarding significantly more contracts to small and medium-sized firms than the UK Government, official statistics have revealed. Figures released by the Scottish Government earlier this month reveal that smaller firms in Scotland are awarded contracts worth almost half (46%) of the total public procurement budget. In contrast, in 2013/14, the UK Government awarded contracts worth just 26% of its budget to small and medium-sized firms. (EnterpriseQuest)

Calls for reform of trading standards. http://www.tradingstandards.uk/extra/news-item.cfm/newsid/1755 The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has written to the Skills Minister recommending that there should be a strategic review of the structure of trading standards across Great Britain. The CTSI describes the current trading standards system as ‘broken’ and highlights the differences in staffing between local authorities, with some trading standards departments having more than 50 officers, while others have just one part-time officer. The CTSI claims this is creating a 'postcode lottery' for consumers, which can be exploited by rogue traders. The CTSI is also proposing that fewer, larger trading standards authorities should be introduced to replace the current 200 local authority services. (EnterpriseQuest)

Quality of life around the world revealed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/uk-16th-in-the-world-for-quality-of-life-says-new-index-10321223.html

Roundup weedkiller banned from French garden centres over 'probable' link to cancer. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roundup-weedkiller-banned-from-french-garden-centres-over-probable-link-to-cancer-10319877.html Every so often, the French do something really sensible and commendable. While Ingerlandt simply continues to fag for American/Israeli terrorists and Big Corp as usual.

People think internet is more important than insurance. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/16/people-think-internet-is-more-important-than-insurance/

Is £300 insurance discount actually illegal 'fronting'? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11622911/Is-300-insurance-discount-actually-illegal-fronting.html

Man spends crowdfunding money on himself. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/15/man-spends-crowdfunding-money-on-himself/ Is that like bent, fagging politicians spending taxpayers' money on themselves and their mates?

What happens to a business when the owner falls ill? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/legal/what-happens-to-a-business-when-the-owner-falls-ill/

Holiday booking fraud: don't fall victim. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/14/scamwatch-holiday-booking-fraud/ Isn't that what the internet is for, though? Finding victims?

Belgium taking Facebook to court for tracking users around the internet. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/belgium-taking-facebook-to-court-for-tracking-users-around-the-internet-10321185.html

5 top tips for working from home. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/5-top-tips-for-working-from-home/

15.06.2015: Apprenticeships to receive legal protection. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33125799 Nothing like a bit of re-branding to cover up the regime's apprenticeship cock-up of the past five years. And with cheap-to-slave labour for the regime's donors and sponsors clearly being provided by 'illegal immigrants' these days.

Thousands of apprenticeships lost in key industries including construction and IT. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/thousands-of-apprenticeships-lost-in-key-industries-including-construction-and-it-10319597.html

Official press release. Government kick-starts plans to reach 3 million apprenticeships. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-kick-starts-plans-to-reach-3-million-apprenticeships These currently being referred to as 'youth entrepreneurs', we presume?

Britain beats America for female start-up bosses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11674292/Britain-beats-America-for-female-start-up-bosses.html Really?

Mobile banking has eclipsed branches and even the rest of the internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11672021/Mobile-banking-has-eclipsed-branches-and-even-the-rest-of-the-internet.html Fettling for the next banking catastrophe well under way, then? Anyway, if banks' customers aren't being given any choice in the closure of thousands of branches, then no matter how insecure, inefficient and user-unfriendly online banking is, they aren't going to get anything better. Even if they deserve it - which the majority don't.

Nationwide Building Society hit by payments problem. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33132106 Errrr . . .

Power cut? National hotline to be launched. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/14/ofcom-to-launch-contact-number-for-power-cuts/ Is that supposed to be some consolation? Or a warning of things to come? In which case, investing in a small generator and a box of candles will be a better bet.

French fury over 'fake' cheese in TV expose. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11674280/French-fury-over-fake-cheese-in-TV-expose.html Methinks the French doth protest too much. Like they did when Lance Armstrong's doping supposedly broke wind - yet they were unable to point at any previous French Tour de France winner who didn't do the same thing. (Or any other nationality for that matter.)

I have a great idea for a business. Now what do I do? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/a/I-Have-A-Great-Idea-For-A-Business-Now-What-Do-I-Do.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150613 Carry on looking for a 'proper' job.

The easy way to keep great business records. http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/businessaccountingrecords/fl/How-to-Keep-Great-Business-Records-The-Easy-Way.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150613

Start-up gives expats and students a fairer credit rating. http://www.springwise.com/startup-expats-students-fairer-credit-rating/

14.06.2015: More than 80,000 shops could close by 2017 without overhaul of business rates. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11671643/More-than-80000-shops-could-close-by-2017-without-overhaul-of-business-rates.html Which is precisely what this regime of corporate fags are hoping for.

The beginning of a gender-separated High Street? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-look-announces-stores-will-have-separate-entrances-for-men-and-women-10318117.html

Women's sport proves the best buy for business. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/womens-sport-proves-the-best-buy-for-business-10318471.html

Faulty appliances cause 12,000 fires. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33124925

Energy bills will go up and up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11673375/Amber-alert-bills-will-go-up-and-up.html

Pension freedom rip-offs to be curbed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11672320/Minister-pension-freedom-rip-offs-to-be-curbed.html

Why paying more doesn't always mean better quality. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/13/why-paying-more-doesnt-always-mean-better-quality/

Banned eBay forger back to his old tricks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11673346/Banned-eBay-forger-back-to-his-old-tricks.html

Antwerp introduces dumbwalker lanes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/antwerp-now-has-text-lanes-for-pedestrians-who-are-glued-to-their-mobile-phones-10317952.html

13.06.2015: HMRC demands £1m from scaffolder – over £11,000 unpaid tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11664541/HMRC-demands-1m-from-scaffolder-over-11000-unpaid-tax.html Perhaps they've got him confused with a doped-up, cheating, corrupt professional footballer?

Belowstandard and Pisspoors cuts UK outlook. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33117776 Better late than never. Professional pundits have been doing that for years.

Warning over smart meter roll-out. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33118642

Tories ready to give thousands of pensioners technology to block nuisance calls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11671591/Tories-ready-to-give-thousands-of-pensioners-technology-to-block-nuisance-calls.html I thought many pensioners already had 'the technology' to block nuisance calls. It's called 'poverty' which precludes them from even owning a 'phone.

Pension 'freedom' rip-offs to be curbed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11672320/Minister-pension-freedom-rip-offs-to-be-curbed.html The regime proposes visits from it faithfull armies of cowboy builder supporters to relieve pensioners of their money so they don't have any left over to buy rip-offs.

France launches multimillion-euro tourist drive to end rude reputation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11668695/France-launches-multimillion-euro-tourist-drive-to-end-rude-reputation.html Let's not confuse pig-ignorant Parisians with 'the French', firstly. I don't find 'the French' in general, particularly rude at all. However, they could all benefit from schooling which taught them how to talk clearly and precisely, instead of babbling. The meaning of emotional and social maturity. Effective communications. Facing up to responsibility. Not telling lies to shift blame. Some ambition in life which extends beyond being a leeching fonctionnaire and impediment to the French economy. The meaning of 'professional'. How to be 'professional'. How to use a telephone. How to use the internet. (Big list, innit? And I could go on.) Then, once the teachers have grasped all of this, they could pass their new-found skills onto their pupils and the efficacy of tomorrow's French workforce would be assured!

'A fraudster bought my camera - and eBay won't help me'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/jessicainvestigates/11667131/A-fraudster-bought-my-camera-and-eBay-wont-help-me.html

The best and worst places to buy euros. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/12/the-best-and-worst-places-to-buy-euros/

How to get a job as a seasonaire in a ski resort. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/features/11668616/How-to-get-a-job-as-a-seasonaire-in-a-ski-resort.html

12.06.2015: UK construction falls in April but new building rises. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33108732

Housing market grinds to a halt as sales hit lowest level since 1978. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11666634/Housing-market-grinds-to-a-halt-as-sales-hit-lowest-level-since-1978.html

Homeowners to be taxed more? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/10/is-it-time-to-charge-capital-gains-tax-on-homes/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D357630 That should make up for low housing sales levels. And to ensure home businesses in future, don't enjoy their 'entrepreneurial' activities on the cheap. Which was writ on the wall twenty years ago when home business activity (SoHo, for example) was first being identified as a separate animal. Even if it wasn't.

Payday loan complaints down by 45%, says Citizens Advice. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33097538 Nothing to do with half the payday loan companies closing down?

Amazon e-book operation in European anti-trust probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33092939 That will teach the Americans to stick their noses into corrupt European sporting activities - especially when they've got even more sporting corruption of their own.

London cabbies start Uber tax campaign. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33093678 Because we know London cabbies declare all their tips.

More than two-thirds of home businesses run by first time entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/more-than-two-thirds-of-home-businesses-run-by-first-time-entrepreneurs/ Isn't this one of last year's stories, with many of the findings suffering from closer scrutiny in the meantime? (Albeit not in The 24% Regime's propaganda - which might as well have written most of the conclusions.)

There used to be a time when credible statistics were left to government departments or large business groups with substantial numbers of members. Nowadays, just about anyone with an internet connection - a bit like 'two thirds of home businesses' - seems to be offering a huge amount of leverage to the national economy. Even if it isn't terribly apparent.

TTIP: Here's why MEPs have been protesting it, and why you should too. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ttip-heres-why-meps-have-been-protesting-it-and-why-you-should-too-10313239.html There haven't been many MEPs protesting at all. Corrupt American Big Corp has taken care of most of them.

Africa's Big Seven Expo (food and beverages) free registration. http://www.bricsatc.com/landing/visitor/africa-s-big-seven/27

Name badges for meetings and events. http://www.nicholashunter.com/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=All+Emails+June+15

Britain has spoken – and chosen a vicious murdering bully as its national bird. (The robbin'.) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/11/british-national-bird-robin-murderous-bully How appropriate, the rest of the world will be thinking.

Weekend Larf 1: BT broadband prices under fresh scrutiny. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33107592 So what happened to the last 'scrutiny'? Still. It's an expensive business supporting doped-up, cheating, corrupt sports.

Weekend Larf 2: National roaming Anywhere Sim card to tackle UK notspots. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33091991

11.06.2015: SMEs relying on friends and family for survival. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-relying-on-friends-and-family-for-survival/ That sounds about right to us: the usual, traditional arrangement despite this government, egged on by its wackoff nano-gurus, trying to 'digitalise' and re-invent the country's small business community.

Small businesses ‘at risk from cyber-crime’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-businesses-at-risk-from-cyber-crime/

Young trainers could be the solution to UK skills crisis. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/young-trainers-could-be-the-solution-to-uk-skills-crisis/ And not Dragons' Den panellists? Or American micro-gurus?

1,400 towns to lose banks by end of 2015. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/10/1-400-towns-to-lose-banks-by-end-of-2015/

Help on offer if debt firms fail. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/10/help-on-offer-if-debt-firms-fail/

Help to quit broadband contracts. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33083056

TTIP vote in European Parliament descends into chaos. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/watch-ttip-vote-in-european-parliament-descends-into-chaos-after-ukip-meps-spark-protest-10310457.html Ironic - because that is precisely what the adoption of TTIP and its bastard relatives will do to small businesses and consumers. Still, it's always a pleasure to see Europe's political pimps and fags turn tail and run. Even if they will be back.

Britain's £100bn-a-year money-laundering problem: out of 14,000 tip-offs, police acted forcefully on seven. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/police-lack-resources-to-carry-out-moneylaundering-investigations-10309052.html Which is just one reason why, of course, Ingerlandt is eminently suited to hosting a doped-up, cheating, corrupt, football World Cup.

The Disadvantages of Working at Home. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/workingathome/fl/The-Disadvantages-of-Working-at-Home.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150610

6 Ways to Add Extra Time to Your Day Instantly. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/development/fl/6-Ways-to-Add-Extra-Time-to-Your-Day-Instantly.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150610

EU latest responses to Ingerlandt's criminal media's assorted bullshit. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm

10.06.2015: The 'work from home revolution'. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-work-from-home-revolution/ Which one would this be, then? The one which fizzled out 15 years ago?

'EU exit would threaten jobs' says Manpower. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33058006 Does that mean more bombing of defenceless civilians to increase the flow of immigrants for slave labour for The 24% Regime's donors and voters?

Building on greenbelt land has soared over five years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32998019 And still there's a housing crisis. Well, apart from Tory-voting extremists who want to spend at least £2 million on a new home.

Six fatal flaws strangling the pensions revolution. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3117538/Six-fatal-flaws-strangling-pensions-revolution-Money-Mail-investigation-reveals-major-failures-reforms.html

New show to delve into our secret shopping habits. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/09/robinson-targets-uks-shopaholics/

This latest scam targets your mobile phone. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/09/the-latest-scam-targets-your-mobile-phone/

How safe is it to pay for your shopping with your iPhone? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-3117398/How-safe-pay-shopping-iPhone-explain-Apple-Pay-service-works.html

CNET Community: how safe is public wi-fi? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

How ticket splitting can save you a fortune. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/09/how-ticket-splitting-can-save-you-a-fortune/

Official release: Speech to UK Israel business annual dinner. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-to-uk-israel-business-annual-dinner We'll also be seeing official releases of speeches made by a Minister from this country's minority regime to the UK Palestine business annual dinner? And the UK Iraq business annual dinner? And the UK Afghanistan business annual dinner? And the UK Iran business annual dinner? And the UK Syria business annual dinner? And the UK Libya business annual dinner? And the UK Yemen business annual dinner? And the UK Argentina business annual dinner? Not to mention China, Russia, India and just about all of Africa. Won't we? For the sake of good, universal commercial relations.

David Cameron: Don’t dare call us 'Great Shrinking Britain’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11661342/David-Cameron-Dont-dare-call-us-Great-Shrinking-Britain.html The mouse has roared. (But does this mean that Ingerlandt's final, remaining friends and business prospects are a bunch of thieving, murdering, Israeli terrorists?)

Africa to create TFTA - Cape to Cairo free-trade zone. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33076917 Queue: More French, American and British bombings.

Tesco is Britain's least favourite grocer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11661958/Tesco-is-Britains-least-favourite-grocer.html

'I'm a serial social entrepreneur.' http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/09/serial-social-entrepreneur-jen-hyatt-big-white-wall

8 reasons likeable people succeed. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/8-reasons-likeable-people-succeed/

The best niches for affiliate marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/affiliatemarketing/fl/The-Best-Niches-for-Affiliate-Marketing.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150609

Up-cycling power pack reuses the energy from discarded smartphones. http://www.springwise.com/up-cycling-power-pack-reuses-energy-discarded-smartphones/

09.06.2015: France is better than Britain but we're scared to admit it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11655310/France-is-better-than-Britain-but-were-scared-to-admit-it.html Whatever critics might say - and I'm certainly one of those - when the time comes to vote with their wallets, over half a million expat Brits would agree. And I'm one of those, too! (And despite the media's royal 'we' of being 'scared' I would say they are more responsible than any other factor for this trend.)

DVLA website crashes on launch day leaving motorists facing car hire fiasco. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11659674/DVLA-website-crashes-on-launch-day-leaving-motorists-facing-car-hire-fiasco.html And here we have today's latest development from the regime's Digital Dickhead programme!! Paperless driving licence: June 8 changes. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/08/paperless-driving-licence-june-8-changes/

Foxtons 'facing huge legal bill' after landlord is charged £616 to change light fitting. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11658257/Foxtons-facing-huge-legal-bill-after-landlord-is-charged-616-to-change-light-fitting.html Ah, yes, estate agents. At least one reason why houses are no longer homes and half the country can't afford to buy a property any longer.

How to spot the next housing market crash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11658364/Luxury-property-chief-on-social-housing-Armaggedon-and-how-to-spot-the-next-housing-market-crash.html Estate agents start going bankrupt? Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say.

A third of first-time buyers move back in with their parents. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/a-third-of-first-time-buyers-move-back-in-with-their-parents-10305095.html These will be 'familypreneur home businesses', then?

Small firms struggle to protect their copyright. http://www.fsb.org.uk/News.aspx?loc=pressroom&rec=8996 New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that small firms are struggling to protect their intellectual property and find it difficult to use the tools and services which have been put in place by the Intellectual Property Office. A quarter of small firms surveyed had suffered some sort of intellectual property violation within the last five years. A third of firms with intellectual property rights said that they had spent money on securing the rights within the last five years, with 22% of those spending more than £5,000. The most common forms of copyright theft include the unauthorised use of copyright-protected work on websites and the illegal use of trademarks. (EnterpriseQuest)

At least they are 'struggling'. Under clandestine trade talks between the USA and the EU (TTIP, TTP and TISA), the long-established tradition of American Big Corp thieving small firms' intellectual property will become enshrined in law, and 'struggling' will morph into the new 'terrorism'.

Who is the taxman targeting now? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/08/who-is-the-taxman-targeting-now/ On the other hand, we all know who the taxman isn't targeting.

Platform helps businesses find every journalist that’s ever tweeted about them. http://www.springwise.com/platform-helps-businesses-find-journalist-tweeted/

Why Two are Better Than One When it Comes to Insurance. http://www.springwise.com/aflac-insurance/

Tips For Surviving Your First Year in Business. http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/startupbiztips/a/Tips-For-Surviving-Your-First-Year-In-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150608

What Bootstrapped Startups Do Differently. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/fl/What-Bootstrapped-Startups-Do-Differently.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150608

08.06.2015: CBI cuts UK growth forecasts while warning of EU uncertainty. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33043493 And it was only 'yesterday' that the UK was enjoying an economic boom.

Slowdown in UK economic growth was a 'blip', says CBI. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/slowdown-in-uk-economic-growth-was-a-blip-says-cbi-10303761.html It's hard not to take the piss; really it is.

Chancellor is relying on credit card spending to maintain growth – TUC. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/chancellor-is-relying-on-credit-card-spending-to-maintain-growth--tuc-10303885.html

Half of over 55-year-olds face retiring in debt. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/07/half-of-over-55s-face-retiring-in-debt/ Still more 'business' to go around for Britain's allegedly burgeoning armies of self-employed entrepreneurs?

Tesco faces wrath of watchdog over mistreatment of suppliers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11657115/Tesco-faces-wrath-of-watchdog-over-mistreatment-of-suppliers.html Sure. 'Watchdog'? Or flyingwatchpig? For how many decades have supermarkets been abusing their suppliers?

Car hire industry says DVLA is 'rushing in' new rules. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32916968

1.5 million smart meters won't work when you switch energy supplier. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11643750/1.5-million-smart-meters-wont-work-when-you-switch-energy-supplier.html Anyone expect anything else from the latest installment of the regime's Digital Dickhead programme?

The plight of the asset-less 40-somethings who cannot get on the housing ladder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11656027/The-plight-of-the-asset-less-40-somethings-who-cannot-get-on-the-housing-ladder.html Perhaps they should go down the buy-to-let route instead and become their own tenants? Since the media seems to think it's such an easy thing to do these days.

The five worst places to keep your money. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/funds/11654514/The-five-worst-places-to-keep-your-money-and-the-alternatives-to-move-to.html Or, the single worst place to keep your money x 5 High Street banks.

The passwords we never change. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114675/The-passwords-never-change-One-five-people-haven-t-changed-phrase-use-decade.html

Labour to set up 'business forum' in effort to understand election defeat. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-to-set-up-business-forum-in-effort-to-understand-election-defeat-10302288.html

The UK's top ten comfort foods. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/the-top-ten-comfort-foods-that-cheer-britain-up-10303269.html Now all you have to do is to find somewhere or someone that can cook them properly.

Trending: beetroot. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3114451/Sales-beetroot-soar-1million-week-latest-healthy-superfood.html

Want to make money in property? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114485/Want-make-money-property-Buy-house-avocado-bathroom-Artex-ceilings-quadruple-investment.html

Can't book shops just go back to selling books? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3114575/Can-t-book-shops-just-selling-books-danger-forgetting-really-matters.html

Teabag turns any beer into a craft brew. http://www.springwise.com/teabag-turns-beer-craft-brew/

Yawning billboard makes everyone want a coffee. http://www.springwise.com/yawning-billboard-coffee/

Business Plans Made Simple. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/Setting-Up-Your-Business/fl/Business-Plans-Made-Simple.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150606 On the other hand, it is very 'modern' to ignore the need for a business plan altogether. Unless you live in a country where your business is likely to be assessed by people who have no idea of how to run a business. Such as Britain and its ex-bank manager business mentors.

07.06.2015: Overseas promote Britain drive 'brings in £17 for every £1 spent'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/05/overseas-drive-brings-in-17-for-every-1-spent/ Is the regime suggesting it is going to stop bombing and murdering its potential overseas customers, then? That might even mean a little slice of the action for Britain's small businesses for a change, instead of just the American arms, banking and oil mafia all the time.

8,000 people at risk of losing their housing every week. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/06/8-000-people-at-risk-of-losing-their-housing-every-week/ That's good news for all the leeches and spivs who voted for the '24%' regime at the recent elections. Not such good news, on the other hand, for all those 'millions' of home businesses at increasing risk from the regime.

Official release. Open consultation. Purchasing goods and services: protection of small businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/purchasing-goods-and-services-protection-of-small-businesses

Garden thefts 'every eight minutes'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/06/garden-thefts-every-eight-minutes/ Still more hidden pleasures for home-based businesses. Unless one's 'home business' is actually doing the thieving.

Scammers impersonating Crimestoppers to steal info. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/05/scammers-impersonating-crimestoppers-callers-to-steal-info/ In the same vein, I heard tell that some rubbish 'reality tv' actors called around the neighbour's house last week pretending they were the police!

Fury as 95-year-old pensioner runs up £80,000 of credit card debt. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jun/06/credit-card-pensioner-95-debts-80000 What was he trying to buy with all that money, one has to ask? An official 'silverpreneurship'?

HMRC to use Google Apps instead of Microsoft software. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/hmrc-to-use-google-apps-instead-of-microsoft-software--despite-their-past-frosty-relationship-10301932.html 'It is hoped that this will preclude the traditional meetings between senior HMRC staff and Google when calculating corporate (luvvy) tax (deals),' confided an official fag for the 24% regime, 'as tables at Michelin-starred restaurants are not getting any cheaper!' he concluded.

Cash instead of vouchers for delayed rail passengers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11656474/Cash-instead-of-vouchers-for-delayed-rail-passengers.html

Ten tips on how to sell on eBay. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11654385/Ten-tips-on-how-to-sell-on-eBay.html

Britain's best beer festivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11651479/Britains-best-beer-festivals.html

06.06.2015: Buy-to-let returns 'will fall by 60pc in a year'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11653653/Buy-to-let-returns-will-fall-by-60pc-in-a-year.html

UK mobile payments projected to hit over £1.2bn a week by 2020. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-mobile-payments-projected-to-hit-over-1-2bn-a-week-by-2020/

Winners in 2015 FTA everywoman awards announced. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/winners-in-2015-fta-everywoman-awards-announced/

Yet another HMRC IT tax fiasco. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112968/Thousands-miss-marriage-tax-fiasco-Elderly-low-income-families-unable-claim-200-perk-HMRC-computer-disaster.html Pavlov found it easier to train dogs than this regime finds it to adopt a working IT solution.

Gambling magnate agitates against growing populist boycott of Terrorist State of Israel. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/05/sheldon-adelson-looks-to-stamp-out-growing-us-movement-to-boycott-israel First a British war criminal, now an American billionaire who makes money from peoples' addictions and it looks as if Israeli terrorism really is attracting some, errr, 'credible' backers. A real, class act. Plus of course, there are the craven 80% of the present British '24%' regime who are 'Friends' of Israeli terrorism and land theft. Let the boycotts continue and grow.

Danish politician calls for tax on English words. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/danish-politician-calls-for-tax-on-english-words-10300117.html It's a laugh-a-minute from this country of Islamophobe chicken-shaggers. It was a move to a cashless society last month. Now a tax on English words. They've clearly had the hump since the internet came along and Americans cornered the porn market, which for so long, together with watered-down bacon, was their major export.

Insulating your home will cost up to £2,500 more after EU ruling bans tax discounts on 'energy-saving materials'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112994/Insulating-home-cost-2-500-EU-ruling-bans-tax-discounts-energy-saving-materials.html#ixzz3cFrYmQWx Up to £2500 more? What are we talking about here? Insulating a mansion owned by someone who hasn't already taken advantage of insulation subsidies?

Where did my sheep go? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113006/Where-did-sheep-Farmer-s-despair-rustlers-sheepdog-steal-entire-flock-600-dead-night.html Thieving from farms is very much on the increase all around Europe but the usual suspects in Britain when it comes to sheep rustling is already writ on the urinal wall. 'Tories'. Or, 'sheep rustlers', as they are referred to in the country's history books.

Mo Farah's drug-storm trainer. The FIFA cesspit. Sex addict Tiger Woods. Cheating cyclist Lance Armstrong. Through all these scandals run one troubling thread... NIKE. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112999/Mo-Farah-s-drug-storm-trainer-FIFA-cesspit-Sex-addict-Tiger-Woods-Cheating-cyclist-Lance-Armstrong-scandals-run-one-troubling-thread-NIKE.html I see the mainstream media has finally picked up on Nike. All they have to do now is pick up on all the other principal Olympic sponsors, every Olympic games for the past fifty years, every Olympic discipline, every medal-winning athlete (especially athletes from the major, medal-winning countries) and all of a sudden, there will be chaos.

Well, in today's world of hashtag hypocrisy and online thought police, that is. Last week, I was listening to a fifty-year-old radio interview with two, iconic, French cycling champions. The subject of doping was freely and openly discussed in those days, including on air, as both winners talked about which stimulants they used and why. Fifty years later, an American doping agency and all the world's media parasites suddenly 'discover' that an American multiple winner of the Tour de France 'cheated' like all his predecessors whereas the rest of the world's sporting disciplines - especially football - escape even the most casual official scrutiny.

As we have pointed out repeatedly, the real cheats in the sporting world have always been and will remain - the sponsors, the organisers, the media and even the so-called anti-doping agencies. Everyone who knows what the truth is and has always been, but, who make a very great deal of money out of pretending otherwise. (And you have also got all the online posters, whether genuine or not, who seem to live in virtual worlds and who know absolutely nothing about everything.)

But with all the latest stench coming from the world of sporting hypocrisy, is the sponsorship of sporting activity still a good bet for small, local businesses? I reckon so. It beats Twattering any day.

Britain's regime hires firm to discover how popular they are on Twatter and Arsebook. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112343/Government-tweets-make-policy-ministers-hire-firms-popular-Twitter-Facebook.html You would have a thought that a government which has had an obligatory Digital Dickhead policy in place for some years now, would already have had a handle on its online popularity. If not, all it would take is a quick visit to the local pub. No wonder 60% of the country's small businesses (probably the profitable ones) don't have an online presence.

Self-employed (entrepreneur) sculptor responds to Versailles 'vagina' row. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/anish-kapoor-responds-to-versailles-vagina-row--did-i-say-that-i-dont-think-so-10301239.html I'm not surprised the French are upset, though. I know lots of French c**ts (mainly in government) and they don't look anything like this so-called work of art.

05.06.2015: Over four million Britons abandon workplace in favour of working from home, says study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/over-four-million-britons-abandon-workplace-in-favour-of-working-from-home-says-study-10298480.html Or, watching telly and eating cheese, according to Boris The Buffoon. Still 1 million short of the predictions made by BT 15 years ago, though. So - taking all such 'studies' as seriously as we do, we have still further evidence of the decline in home working and home business activity. Especially since the internet came along.

62% of UK SMEs have no insight in to health of their business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/62-of-uk-smes-have-no-insight-in-to-health-of-their-business/ Judging by their emails and websites, that's probably because 62% of Britain's SMEs can't even read and write. Asked to comment, the Minister for The Extremist Minority Party stated, 'This is excellent news and clearly confirms our recent election success.'

UK is drugs capital of Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11650795/UK-is-drugs-capital-of-Europe-reveals-EU-agency.html So - invading Afghanistan and murdering and injuring hundreds of thousands of its people to obtain a massive increase in opium and cannabis production, hasn't been a waste of time and money after all. Oh, good. And I'm sure all the drug-pushers in the UK voted for the '24%' regime in the recent elections, too. As they are in fact, the very epitomy of the country's modern-day armies of 'self-employed entrepreneurs' and 'home businesses'.

Homes for sale lowest for years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33003592

'Bongo Bongoland' Britain to be 1 million houses short by 2025. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11653052/Britain-to-be-one-million-homes-short-of-housing-its-people-by-2025.html That will help keep prices high and the '24%' regime's property-developer party donors nice and happy.

Penny-pinching Britain: consumers spend less in every consumer sector other than in home food. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19184

Government awards contracts to monitor social media and give Whitehall 'real-time' updates on public opinion. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-awards-contracts-to-monitor-social-media-and-give-whitehall-realtime-updates-on-public-opinion-10298255.html 'All the better with which to ignore that public opinion as we demonstrated with Iraq, criminal bankers, criminal politicians, the Royal Mail sell-out - the latest in the total sell-out of the country and its taxpayer-owned assets - and our mandatory national sport of doped-up, cheating, corrupt, professional football,' stated the regime's latest Ministerial appointment for the country's extremist minority. (2 likes.)

Government departments ill-equipped to purchase IT. http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/4430-civil-servants-uncertainty-over-sme-suppliers-risks-delaying-it-adoption Just over 30% of civil servants surveyed in April 2015 were unsure if they wanted to procure more IT services from small and medium-sized firms. Only 20% of almost 930 respondents to the techUK survey believed their department was capable of managing IT suppliers. In contrast, more than 75% of respondents viewed IT services as a necessity. There was widespread support for contacting suppliers before, during and after procurement, with just 18% viewing the current level of pre-procurement engagement as sufficient. (EnterpriseQuest)

This is hardly news. It would be more appropriate to ask if there is any government department at any time whatsoever, which has successfully bought IT. (Other than for their invariably American suppliers.)

WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact. (TISA). http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/03/wikileaks-documents-trade-in-services-agreement Yes, the British public has almost certainly never heard of TISA. Like TTIP, the British propaganda/media is very much onside with clandestine US/European trade deals which threaten the very existence of small businesses and view consumers as battery hens. (Although as even the most casual stroll around any supermarket will confirm, there are already a lot of those.)

The four pitfalls of buying and selling on eBay. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11644187/The-four-pitfalls-of-buying-and-selling-on-eBay.html

Comparison sites' shares plummet as watchdog begins investigation. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3111706/Comparison-site-shares-plummet-watchdog-starts-probe-Millions-wiped-value-named-inquiry-market-rigging.html This latest move has been forced on 'the watchdog' after what has been common knowledge for years, but has only recently been reported by the criminal media. (Like doped-up, cheating, criminal professional football, for example.)

It is no coincidence that in Britain we take five days to produce what French workers get through in four. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/high-productivity-or-low-unemployment-you-cant-have-both-10298511.html The '24%' regime's friends and party donors will just have to hire a better class of illegal immigrant, methinks. Perhaps re-word the propaganda leaflets which get dropped with the bombs killing their friends and families and destroying their homes?

Phone giant Orange pulls its products from the Terrorist State of Israel. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3111463/Phone-giant-Orange-condemned-Israel-miserable-decision-pull-products-region.html#ixzz3c9Ykto4N And that's a French company, coming as it does from a country where the socio-fascist government and media overtly support Israeli terrorism. Chapeau, messieurs.

Nine-year-old American girl who builds houses for the homeless. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3111720/Nine-year-old-girl-builds-makeshift-homes-homeless-grows-food-garden.html Bless her. Sounds like the sort of talent Bongo Bongoland Britain's construction industry could use.

04.06.2015: Property cash buyers at record high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32977217

Levels of UK household debt at record high. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/levels-of-uk-household-debt-at-record-high-says-think-tank-10295579.html

London named most popular city in the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-named-most-popular-city-in-the-world-10294402.html Except for pickpockets where Paris still holds first place.

Contactless drives 10% rise in card payments. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32995598

The tiny 5ft 1in mumpreneur who's now making big bucks out of designing smart clothes collections for small women. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3109790/The-tiny-5ft-1in-mumpreneur-s-making-big-bucks-designing-smart-clothes-collections-small-women.html#ixzz3c3rTPtfX

Hookers' fury as France makes paying for sex illegal, punishable by £1,200 fine. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3109799/Men-pay-sex-fined-1-200-new-rules-brought-France.html#ixzz3c3rzq7Wv In its latest attack on the country's self-employed, the French socio-fascist regime has turned its sights on the oldest profession in the world and suggested that socially inadequate Frenchmen wanting sex should follow the example of its brothel-crawling, champagne-guzzling politicians, instead. And simply force themselves on hotel staff, comforted by the knowledge that the law is on their side.

7 Big Marketing Mistakes Small Business Owners Make. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketplansample/tp/7-Big-Marketing-Mistakes-Small-Business-Owners-Should-Avoid.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150603

How to identify your target market. http://marketing.about.com/cs/brandmktg/a/target_market.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150603

TV dish advertising. http://www.springwise.com/costa-rican-tv-dishes-advertise-womens-startups-housed/

Investors host startups in their unused homes in return for equity. http://www.springwise.com/investors-host-startups-unused-homes-return-equity/

03.06.2015: UK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HITS HIGHEST LEVEL FOR NINE YEARS. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19135

THE NEW GLOBAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE: SMALL AND SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19174

Third of new UK businesses will start life as a pop-up. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/third-of-new-uk-businesses-will-start-life-as-a-pop-up/ So 95% won't be starting out as 'home businesses' in other words. As has also been claimed.

SMEs are focused on global aspirations rather than issues closer to home. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-are-focused-on-global-aspirations-rather-than-issues-closer-to-home/ Those that want to be 'clued up', that is. On the other hand, there is a significant contingent which thinks their businesses will evolve by watching Dragons' Den, Twattering, Arsebooking and subscribing to the '24%' regime's Digital Dickhead initiative.

Can the personal touch make the difference for online retailers? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/can-the-personal-touch-make-the-difference-for-online-retailers-10293287.html

Top 10 rags to riches success stories. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/02/top-10-rags-to-riches-success-stories/

Britain can afford to live with high debt 'forever', says IMF. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11644471/Britain-can-afford-to-live-with-high-debt-forever-says-IMF.html Just like all the other Third World countries which have received mafia money from the IMF.

Pushed into poverty. Thousands of children in Britain being forced to live on £1 a day. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/thousands-of-children-in-britain-being-forced-to-live-on-1-a-day-10292792.html Ah, but their parents are 'self-employed entrepreneurs'. And that's something to be proud of. Well. Anywhere in the world but in Ingerlandt, that is.

Lean start-ups 101. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/lifestyle/a/Lean-Startup-101.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150601

How to come up with a great business idea. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessideas/tp/How-to-Come-Up-With-a-Great-Business-Idea.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=list_entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150601

7 harsh truths that will make you a better entrepreneur. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/7-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-a-better-entrepreneur/

The science of successful negotiation. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-science-of-successful-negotiation/

Can entrepreneurship be taught in the classroom? http://www.cobwebinfo.com/can-entrepreneurship-taught-classroom/

Funniest small business name puns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/funniest-puns-in-small-business-names-revealed-10292359.html

Personal electroplater turns 3D printed objects to gold. http://www.springwise.com/personal-electroplater-turns-3d-printed-objects-gold

App sings babies back to sleep in their parent’s voice. http://www.springwise.com/app-sings-babies-sleep-parents-voice/ For multi-tasking parents too busy watching crooked, doped-up footie on telly while clutching their dummyphones at the same time.

Helpful travelers exchange chores for accommodation. http://www.springwise.com/helpful-travelers-exchange-chores-accommodation/

02.06.2015: Two-thirds of SMEs 'owed up to £15,000 in late payments'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/two-thirds-smes-owed-%C2%A315000-late-payments-201511267

Semi-detached homes drive property price rise. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32957509

How to build a rental home empire. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106632/How-build-rental-home-empire-stop-one-property-Invest-wisely-ll-surprised-s-possible.html Or, how family home values were destroyed by grasping spivs.

How to join the buy-to-let boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106600/How-join-buy-let-boom-10-tips-buying-renting-home-good-tenants-avoid-bad-ones.html All sounds like a good idea. Until interest rates go up.

How to be a good landlord. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106649/How-good-landlord-without-taken-ride.html

Tradesmen troubles reach an all-time high. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19106

World's 50 best restaurants. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/02/worlds-50-best-restaurants-list-spanish-eatery-reclaims-crown Accompampanied by the usual moaning from the French as once again, none of their eateries get into the Top Ten.

Official release: Guidance. Consumer law: more powers for enforcers. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consumer-law-more-powers-for-enforcers

01.06.2015: HMRC targets Etsy, eBay and Gumtree sellers – but when is your hobby taxable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11632478/HMRC-targets-Etsy-eBay-and-Gumtree-sellers-but-when-is-your-hobby-taxable.html

Now the taxman targets sellers on eBay and Amazon who make profits as small as £100. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3104484/Now-taxman-targets-sellers-eBay-Amazon-make-profits-small-100.html Lots of £100s add up. The regime has to sub its corporate luvvy deals somehow or the other. And its next, corrupt, Olympic or World doped-up football Cup bid.

UK manufacturing growth pace 'slowing'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32951546 And when was it supposed to have 'accelerated'?

Economic growth 'up several gears' - says CBI. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32949991 A bit like a modern road bike with 20 gears: you can change up gears several times to arrive at a net gain of one mile an hour; or, if you're unfit, your average speed will go down, instead.

Legal & General chief: Pensioners are stuck in oversized properties worth £820bn. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11639968/Legal-and-General-chief-Pensioners-are-stuck-in-oversized-properties-worth-820bn.html Perhaps the Legal & General chief hasn't heard of the 'home business' and 'silverpreneur' revolutions, where old folk are using their spare rooms as offices to help keep the country's economy afloat. Or better still, keeping lodgers.

The UK farm secretly growing wasabi, the world's most costly veg. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/11638355/The-UK-farm-secretly-growing-wasabi-the-worlds-most-costly-veg.html

How BitGold intends to become a new standard. http://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2015/may/31/bitgold-new-standard-digital-currency

Forget coffee: technology is taking tea towards the top table. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/technology-topics/11638452/Forget-coffee-technology-is-taking-tea-towards-the-top-table.html

Cowboy builder screws family for £140,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3104763/Family-pay-140-000-improvement-work-four-bedroom-dream-home-builder-did-THIS.html Voted for the Conservative regime at the recent elections?

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

Len Tondel

 

 

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