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LATEST! 31.03.2016
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's February 2016) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st March 2016

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

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


31.03.2016: Millions of households face council tax rises of up to £58 in biggest increase since 2008. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12207799/Millions-of-households-face-council-tax-rises-of-up-to-58-in-biggest-increase-since-2008.html

Stop the privatisation of the Land Registry petition. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-privatisation-of-the-land-registry?bucekt=blast2

Revealed: Britain is third worst country in EU for nanny state regulation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12207571/Revealed-Britain-is-third-worst-country-in-EU-for-nanny-state-regulation.html And 'red tape' of course. With Ingerlandt's (non-Brussels) 'one out, two in' rule.

Complaints about Vodafone rocket in UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35925146

PPI complaints rise 6pc as consumers continue to win compensation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/30/ppi-complaints-rise-6pc-as-consumers-continue-to-win-compensatio/

Average house price could be much lower than currently believed, say statisticians. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/30/average-house-price-could-be-much-lower-than-currently-believed/ NEVER! Bogus regime house price stats to go with their bogus employed/unemployed/entrepreneur/start-up/self-employed stats? As we keep saying, there are grasping estate agents' asking prices; and there are actual selling prices. And never mind the crap which regularly appears in regime propaganda.

The worst place to have bought property this century. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/29/the-worst-place-to-have-bought-property-this-century/ Apart from any of the 40 countries 'liberated' by American terrorists and the Coalition of Evil, that is.

Independent report. Boosting enterprise in more deprived communities. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/boosting-enterprise-in-more-deprived-communities

Pension scams study finds almost 90% of people would miss warning signs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/30/pension-scams-study-finds-almost-90-of-people-would-miss-warning-signs/

America cannot police the world anymore. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/donald-trump/12207194/Donald-Trump-and-Barack-Obama-agree-America-cannot-police-the-world-anymore.html If we substitute the word 'terrorise' for the word 'police' we will be getting to a more global interpretation of this latest crap from just another Nazi propagandascheisewriter. And what good news for the world that would be. For humanity as much as for new business - for everyone.

Revealed: how Associated Press co-operated with the Nazis. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/30/associated-press-cooperation-nazis-revealed-germany-harriet-scharnberg (And in Ingerlandt, The Daily Mail and The Mirror.) This isn't 'news'! Why do you think the world's non-aligned, independent press keeps referring to American, British, French and Israeli media as Nazi propaganda? Old habits don't just die hard; in this case, they haven't died at all! Next thing you know, someone will 'discover' US Big Corp were suppliers By Appointment to the Nazis.

50 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Small Business. http://www.about.com/money/topic/bizmistakes?utm_content=6351717&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Avoidable Networking Mistakes That Make You Look Amateur. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/fl/5-Avoidable-Networking-Mistakes-That-Make-You-Look-Amateur.htm?utm_content=6351717&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

The About Guide to Starting a Business. http://www.about.com/money/topic/startabusiness?utm_content=6351717&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

4 Ways to Easily Stay on Top of Business News and Trends. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/bestpractices/fl/4-Ways-to-Easily-Stay-on-Top-of-Business-News-and-Trends.htm?utm_content=6351698&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Name-your-price hotel rooms. http://www.springwise.com/name-price-hotel-rooms/?utm_campaign=335886_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7766,2V1FMX,MO40,1

Chef incubator offers rent-free space in return for revenue share. http://www.springwise.com/chef-incubator-offers-rent-free-space-return-revenue-share/?utm_campaign=335886_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7766,2V1FMX,MO40,1

Transparency platform protects renters against scams. http://www.springwise.com/transparency-platform-protects-renters-scams/?utm_campaign=335886_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7766,2V1FMX,MO40,1

Contactless kiosks can take immediate payment for anything. http://www.springwise.com/contactless-kiosks-can-take-immediate-payment-anything/?utm_campaign=333345_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,757L,2V1FMX,MHBS,1

K2 March News: http://zc1.campaign-view.com/ua/viewinbrowser?od=11287eca661ee3&rd=12561886074f6810&sd=12561886074f86d5&n=11699e4bf08c198&mrd=12561886074f86c9&m=1

30.03.2016: Buy-to-let landlords should face new affordability tests, Bank says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35917720

House price crash could leave savers without cash to fund retirement, Bank official warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/29/house-price-crash-could-leave-savers-without-cash-to-fund-retire/

Don't demonise second-home owners – it's us that keep country villages from going under. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/12206821/Dont-demonise-second-home-owners-its-us-that-keep-country-villages-from-going-under.html

Report reveals extent of business crime. http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/small-businesses-voice-crime-concerns Almost one in four (24%) small business owners do not report any crimes committed against their business to the police, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Almost half (46%) of firms also believe reporting the crime would not achieve anything positive, while 38% do not think it would lead to a prosecution. In the last two years, 66% of FSB members have been victims of cyber crime and 48% have been victims of non-cyber crime. The research also identified that a third of small firms believe business crime is increasing.

Mike Cherry, National Chairman at FSB said: "Crime affects all businesses, but it impacts smaller firms the hardest as they cannot absorb the unexpected costs. The fact that businesses are not reporting crimes shows a real breakdown in trust and confidence in the police". (EnterpriseQuest)

Row erupts over ‘undemocratic’ selection of new Federation of Small Business Chairman. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/row-erupts-selection-new-federation-small-business-chairman/ It could be worse. They could have selected a fagging war criminal endorsed by the banks and American/Israeli state terrorism.

Over-zealous attacks on Israel 'anti-semitism by proxy', says Labour MP Chris Bryant. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/over-zealous-attacks-on-israel-are-anti-semitism-by-proxy-labour-mp-chris-bryant-says-a6957451.html No it isn't. On the other hand, defending mass-murdering, land-thieving war criminals is 'terrorism by proxy', as countless, decent Jews and all normal human beings have long maintained - but been totally ignored by the country's Semitic, hate-spitting and cowardly pro-terrorist propaganda. And anti-British interest, lickspittle politicians - who prefer to see supermarket shelves lined with produce from Zitrael than from their own hard-pressed farmers.

Brexit 'would trigger exodus of British expats from Europe'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12206186/Brexit-would-trigger-exodus-of-British-expats-from-Europe.html

Translation table explaining the truth behind British (verbal) politeness becomes internet hit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10280244/Translation-table-explaining-the-truth-behind-British-politeness-becomes-internet-hit.html What's that fundamental criticism of the internet? That it's somewhat detached from reality? Listening to Bear Grylls' The Island last night suggested a somewhat different take on British 'politeness'.

MORE INTERNET TRICKERY. Fake five-star reviews for worthless products can be bought for as little as 85 pence each from a number of fake review companies prominently listed on Google's search engines, an investigation by the Sunday Times has found.

For the investigation the newspaper launched a shoddy and ineffective lie detector phone app called Spot the Faker! for iPhone and Android handsets and then marketed it by buying dozens of fake reviews for £120. Many of the fake review firms stole the identities of celebrities and athletes to post them from, and the investigators identified more than a hundred apps that had used the fake review service. http://ezinematters.com/

Essential Selling Skills - One Day Course, 5th May 2016, Holiday Inn, Cambridge. http://www.healthcourses.co.uk/courses/

29.03.2016: MPs warn too few people understand the new state pension. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/mps-warn-too-few-people-understand-the-new-state-pension/ That's the whole point. It's like multiple tariffs for essentially, just the one commodity. Makes it easier to confuse dumb plebs and prepares them for much fleecing at a later date. By ministers, the Treasury and HMRC in this case.

Tesco's cutesy fake farm names are an insult to the British countryside. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/12205698/Tescos-cutesy-fake-farm-names-are-an-insult-to-the-British-countryside.html And fill their shelves with produce from the terrorist and apartheid state of Israel. Of which Tesco are major supporters.

Council offers entrepreneurs Shops for a Pound. http://enforbusiness.com/news/council-offers-entrepreneurs-shops-pound-201611357 Now we're cookin'. The idea isn't new. But a council with balls, is.

France dethroned as world's wine king as Italy and Spain take control. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3512616/French-whine-France-dethroned-world-s-wine-king-Italy-Spain-control.html Another excuse for more futile strikes, impairing the crippled national economy still further. Good news for English wine producers, though.

Scottish Jews finally have their own tartan after a 300 year wait. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3512176/Scottish-Jews-finally-tartan-300-year-wait.html Nice-looking bit of schmatta. Could be a tidy little earner.

Donald Trump says UK and Europe are not safe places following Brussels terror attacks. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-says-the-uk-and-europe-arent-safe-places-after-brussels-terror-attacks-a6955951.html Donald Trump and his Reds Under The Bed Party are obviously overlooking the fact that the US is a 'no-go' region where the chances of being killed by an American policeman are currently, 10 times greater than the risk of becoming a terrorist fatality anywhere in Europe - much less the UK. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/29/media-must-report-police-violence-towards-disabled-people Then of course, there are America's home-brewed social media terrorists, armed to the teeth by the rabid US murder industry and committing mass-shootings on an almost daily basis.

Whereas Donald Trump also forgot to mention the 40 countries invaded and 10 million dead, terrorised and murdered by successive US regimes and it's crawling ass-lickers like Little Ingerlandt, since World War 2 alone.

So come on y'all Yanks. It's quite safe to travel to and spend your bog-roll dollars across the pond.

Social media and your finances - a warning... http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/28/social-media-and-your-finances-a-warning/

28.03.2016: Campaigners have apologised after wrongly including the names of two business leaders among 250 signatories to a letter backing exit from the EU. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35906110 Brexit is no country for dumb plebs who believe their daily diet of media propaganda, lies, disinformation and conspiracies, is going to change.

BOE 'ready to clamp down on buy-to-let loan market'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/27/fears-of-buy-to-let-property-crash-behind-latest-report-into-int/

Landlords rush to avoid extra tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/26/landlords-rush-to-set-up-new-companies-to-avoid-added-stamp-duty/

Britain must defend its Christian values against terrorism, David Cameron says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-easter-message-2016-christian-values-christian-country-a6954996.html So the country's state mantra moves on from 'Everyone can be an entrepreneur' to 'Let's defend Christianity'. Well, I don't think we have many problems there. Every dumb pleb in the country now exclaims 'Oh, my God' by default. Invasions, genocide, crimes against humanity, pillage, rape, torture, destruction and theft are just as rife as they were during the Crusades; the targeting and destruction of the Knights Templar; the Beziers massacre; the Inquisition; the Star Chamber; witch hunts; the persecution of alternative religions; the invasion and destruction of the African, Chinese, North and South American peoples; empire-building; slavery. And dumb, backward natives who were once subjugated with beads and mirrors, are exploited today with bits of talking plastic. Just like the Christian values of All Our Yesterdays, a Bible in one hand, a loaded pistol in the other - today's list is endless.

(Mind you, the last time Ingerlandt's war criminal Prime Minister was expounding his 'values', they were 'Jewish'. Which means perhaps, we should add 'two-faced liars and hypocrites' to the rest of his long list of Christian qualities.)

'How my partner's will on scrap of paper saved my home'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/how-my-partners-will-on-scrap-of-paper-saved-my-home/

5 Home Businesses Ideas You Can Start Fast and for No Money. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/ss/5-Home-Businesses-Ideas-You-Can-Start-Fast-and-for-No-Money.htm?utm_content=6351666&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term= How boring - and unprofitable. How about 5 traditional 'home business' favourites like mugging; prostitution; burglary; busking and begging?

Why Owning Your Own Business Is Better Than Being Someone Else's Employee. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startingadvice/a/The-Advantages-Of-Owning-Your-Own-Business.htm?utm_content=6351666&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Become a Highly Paid Expert While Keeping Your Day Job. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/New-and-Noteworthy/fl/How-to-Become-a-Highly-Paid-Expert-While-Keeping-Your-Day-Job.htm?utm_content=6351666&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

27.03.2016: Bank of England to be granted new powers over landlords. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/24/bank-of-england-to-be-granted-new-powers-over-landlords/

Baby boomer vs Gen Y: homebuying in 1982 compared to 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/baby-boomer-vs-gen-y-homebuying-in-1982-compared-to-2016/

Brits don't consider themselves 'in debt' until they owe £45,000. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/26/brits-don-t-consider-themselves-in-debt-until-they-owe-45-000/

The tricks companies use to keep spamming you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/the-tricks-companies-use-to-keep-spamming-you/

Aldo Zilli: A lot of British mums can't cook. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12204551/Aldo-Zilli-A-lot-of-British-mums-cant-cook.html Which is why cookbooks are enjoying such huge popularity. Unfortunately, a lot of British mums can't read, either.

How to take back your privacy on Facebook. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/18/five-tricks-to-take-back-your-privacy-on-facebook/ Don't do Facebook x 5.

The healthiest pizza delivery service ever. http://www.springwise.com/healthiest-pizza-delivery-service-ever/?utm_campaign=332941_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,74WD,2V1FMX,MG4N,1

Booking a neighborhood handyman is eco-friendly and better value. http://www.springwise.com/neighborhood-handyman-booking-eco-friendly-better-value/?utm_campaign=332191_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,74BJ,2V1FMX,MDZ3,1

Swedish town gets an unmanned convenience store. http://www.springwise.com/swedish-town-gets-unmanned-convenience-store/?utm_campaign=330711_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,736F,2V1FMX,M9SB,1

Button can order anything from delivery pizza to groceries. http://www.springwise.com/button-order-anything-delivery-pizza-groceries/?utm_campaign=330711_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,736F,2V1FMX,M9SB,1 That will go down well with drunken, incoherent morons studying at university.

On-demand service could be Uber for blood collection. http://www.springwise.com/demand-service-uber-blood-collection/?utm_campaign=330711_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,736F,2V1FMX,M9SB,1 Expected to go down a bomb in countries currently being targeted by the Coalition of Evil, especially Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Yemen.

26.03.2016: Ernst & Young warn SMEs of declining revenues and possible closures. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/ey-warn-smes-declining-revenues-possible-closures/

Business performance of smaller firms improves. http://economia.icaew.com/news/march-2016/smes-improve-business-performance Smaller firms have improved their performance in the last three years, according to a Kingston Smith study of 1,000 small firms. The study found that 62% of small and medium-sized businesses continued trading after three years, while two thirds have improved their turnover, profitability and staff numbers. Actively managing existing customer relationships and building relationships with potential customers were identified as the best ways to win new business by 85% of respondents. While only half of businesses believe they are successful at face-to-face networking, it was the highest rated way of meeting new contacts and improving business relationships. (EnterpriseQuest)

EU referendum: 250 business leaders back exit, say campaigners. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35901811

Disappearing pinta: Are the milkman's days finally numbered? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35821337

Queensland bricklayer has more than $590m in bank account, court hears. http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/mar/26/queensland-tradesman-has-more-than-590m-in-bank-account-court-hears

Questions of Cash: Will money laundering rules mean banks stop us paying £15,000 into our accounts? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/questions-of-cash-will-money-laundering-rules-mean-banks-stop-us-paying-15000-into-our-accounts-a6952881.html

6 Reasons Every Small Business Should Have a Website. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/onlinebusiness/fl/6-Reasons-Every-Small-Business-Should-Have-a-Website.htm?utm_content=6351644&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Five Effective Ways to Build Website Traffic. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/marketingadvertising/ss/Five-Effective-Ways-to-Build-Website-Traffic.htm?utm_content=6351644&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

25.03.2016: Shoppers shun the high street amid cold and wet weather. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/24/shoppers-shun-the-high-street-amid-cold-and-wet-weather/

Santander named Business Bank Of The Year. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/santander-named-business-bank-year-2/

Which? brands police chief's online fraud comments as 'astonishingly misjudged'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/24/which-brands-police-chiefs-online-fraud-comments-as-astonishingly-misjudged/ They don't make coppers like they used to any more. Too busy hamming it up for their TV series while making deluded and infantile observations about national security.

Virgin Media Business & Sir Richard Branson launch search for UK & Ireland best business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/virgin-media-business-sir-richard-branson-launch-search-uk-ireland-best-business/

British start-ups see pen, paper and whiteboards as the key to collaboration and creativity. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/start-ups-see-pen-paper-whiteboards-key-collaboration-creativity/

According to statistics 69% of consumer internet traffic will be video based by 2017. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/the-power-of-periscope/

Vinyl sales reach 1980s levels. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/24/vinyl-sales-reach-1980s-levels/

British brewer wins two-year battle against French Champagne makers to call his beer Champale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/12203364/British-brewer-wins-two-year-battle-against-French-Champagne-makers-to-call-his-beer-Champale.html And all because the French champagne association - like the fawning, Anglophile French media - can't tell its 'champs' from its 'cons'.

The Northern Business Exhibition! 14th & 15th April 2016, Event City, Manchester. Free ticket registration: http://www.northernbusinessexpo.com/tickets/

Twitter turns 10: What's next for the service that changed how we communicate? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/20/twitter-turns-10-the-service-that-changed-how-we-communicate/ 'Changed how we communicate'? It might have changed the way the media (propaganda), politicians, terrorists (CIA) and sad sheeple pretend to communicate. But for the rest of the world, it has been business as usual.

Facebook and Twitter could lead to a mental health timebomb. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3508630/Facebook-Twitter-lead-mental-health-timebomb-Experts-warn-social-media-leaves-addicts-trapped-endless-cycle-depression.html Don't people who feel the need to use social media frequently, have mental issues already? Apart from those who are just cynically exploiting the latest perceived trend for dumb plebs.

24.03.2016: Council Tax is now the biggest source of debt problems. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/23/council-tax-is-now-the-biggest-source-of-debt-problems/

Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35877074 That's a very sexist conclusion. ALL talent, regardless of gender, is held back by the 'old boys' network. Unless you decide to work for yourself or run your own business. Supposedly - because an even nastier combination of factors could conspire against you, ranging from bent politicians and local councillors to the taxman, to banks to poor payers, to local masonic groups/Friends of Israel.

'I'm 56 with £100,000. Will buy-to-let provide a comfortable retirement?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/special-reports/im-56-with-10000-will-buy-to-let-provide-a-comfortable-retiremen/ No.

Android Pay release date: Google will let UK users pay with their phones ‘in the next few months’. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-android-pay-release-date-uk-phone-bank-card-launch-a6947616.html

The end of the PAC code? How new rules could take the hassle out of mobile switching. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/phone/the-end-of-the-pac-code-how-new-rules-could-take-the-hassle-out/

Pigeons monitor air pollution in London. http://www.springwise.com/pigeon-patrol-monitors-air-pollution-london/?utm_campaign=329511_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7293,2V1FMX,M6H3,1

New airplane eliminates jet lag. http://www.springwise.com/new-aeroplane-eliminates-jet-lag/?utm_campaign=329511_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7293,2V1FMX,M6H3,1

App streamlines lunch hour dining. http://www.springwise.com/app-streamlines-lunch-hour-dining/?utm_campaign=329511_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7293,2V1FMX,M6H3,1

Eco-friendly cement made from burnt clay. http://www.springwise.com/eco-friendly-cement-made-burnt-clay/?utm_campaign=327581_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,70RH,2V1FMX,M0SN,1

AI financial advisor makes 80 year projection. http://www.springwise.com/ai-financial-advisor-makes-80-year-projection/?utm_campaign=327581_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,70RH,2V1FMX,M0SN,1

23.03.2016: Ofcom tells BT to improve its business services. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35869222 To which BT have given Ofcon the finger just as they have to every other request to get their act together.

Millions of home owners to receive letter this week from British businessman persuading them to back 'Brexit'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12200391/Millions-of-home-owners-to-receive-letter-this-week-from-British-businessman-persuading-them-to-back-Brexit.html One is left wondering whether or not in this age of The Digital Dickhead, £ millions spent on a mailshot could have been put to better use. Like heating homes and saving thousands of lives (below), for example? (Even if certainly not on the Twatterzone where recipients of a letter wouldn't have got past the first OMG, LOL, eleven assorted characters and a hashtag.)

Cold homes caused 9,000 deaths in England and Wales last winter. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12200820/Cold-homes-caused-9000-deaths-in-England-and-Wales-last-winter.html That's terrorism on a serious scale by the energy companies, industry lapdogs and the Nazi regime. Difficult to pin this on millions of Muslim 'migrants', though, so it isn't a story which will be making the headlines in regime propaganda. Time to start dropping a few £ billions' worth of bombs, though? Or is that likely to be detrimental to the welfare of the country's '5 million' (bogus) home businesses?

Payouts to 'Buy as You View' customers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35871214

National house price gap widens. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35870720

This is Britain's ideal home. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/22/this-is-britain-s-ideal-home/ It doesn't look 'ideal' to me. You couldn't even get a JCB through that garage door! And the price! Perhaps that's why 5 million Brits live abroad?

Secret trick that can get you a cheaper mortgage: Avoid computer rejections by writing a letter to a credit reference agency. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-3505194/Secret-trick-cheaper-mortgage-Avoid-computer-rejections-writing-letter-credit-reference-agency.html

'Fraudsters stole £8,083 from my account to buy booze'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/fraudsters-stole-8083-from-my-account-to-buy-booze/ Government digital entrepreneurs, surely?

Our teenagers need social skills, not social networks. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/22/teenagers-social-skills-not-social-networks-work-ncs The lady tells it as it is. Unfortunately, today's yoof have nothing but social inadequates leading the way: politicians, teachers, so-called 'celebrities'; footballers. It's pretty bad, really. Even entrepreneurial role-models have become tired, sad jokes.

French linguist brands his fellow countrymen as 'lazy' over increasing use of English words and phrases in the language. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3505369/French-linguist-brands-fellow-countrymen-lazy-increasing-use-English-words-phrases-language.html Oh, my God. Awesome. The man is perfectly right, of course. Just as the English, led by the media, have adopted trailer-trash American. And babbling. If you don't have anything intelligent to say, just talk as fast as you can. Cool.

5 Fresh Ideas for Spring Cleaning Your Small Business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessmanagemen1/fl/Fresh-Ideas-for-Spring-Cleaning-Your-Small-Business.htm?utm_content=6302422&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Stop Being a "Shoebox" Business Owner. http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/createarecordssystem/fl/How-to-Stop-Being-a-Shoebox-Business.htm?utm_content=6302422&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

22.03.2016: BT and other broadband companies could be banned from charging householders for landlines they do not use. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/12200344/BT-and-other-broadband-companies-could-be-banned-from-charging-householders-for-landlines-they-do-not-use.html

'Exceptional measures' to provide more support for farmers. The European Commission is to take 'exceptional measures' to provide more support to European farmers. Confirmed measures include doubling intervention ceilings for skimmed milk powder and butter and allowing voluntary agreements on production of dairy produce and supply, for a limited time only and subject to safeguards protecting the internal market. The Commission will also consider allowing member states to provide individual farmers with up to €15,000 of aid each year, adjusting Rural Development Programmes to make them 'more responsive' to sector problems, and introducing an export credit scheme.

These exceptional measures are, according to the Commission, in recognition of the depth and duration of the current agricultural crisis and the considerable efforts of member states to support their farmers. They will complement the €500 million support package made available in September 2015, which was intended to help farmers with cash flow, reduce market instability and address supply chain problems.

Read more about the exceptional measures at: http://www.farminguk.com/News/European-Commission-activates-exceptional-measures-to-further-support-farmers-in-crisis_39035.html

And: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-806_en.htm

That will be all those sanctions against Russia starting to bite, then?

Overworked HMRC won’t snare as many tax dodgers as it had planned. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/overworked-hmrc-wont-snare-many-tax-dodgers-planned/ 'Persecution of the self-employed and small businesses will continue as normal, however,' assured an HMRC spokespersonthing. (SPPG). 'This will help finance the HMRC's usual creative tax avoidance resources in support of US Big Corp', the SPPG added.

Bank current account fees are the norm, says Moneyfacts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35865420

Ryanair and EasyJet urge action over French strike. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35860121 The whole of working France urges action when tiny minority, French trade union barons lead their member-sheep out onto the streets for their daily strikes. Unfortunately, the country's pleas fall on the deaf ears of terrorists, arse-lickers, cowards and faux-elitists who wear their treachery and incompetence as modern war criminals and murderers wear the Legion d'honneur.

French strike: what to do if your flight is affected. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/French-strike-what-to-do-if-your-flight-is-affected/

French news sites block the adblockers, telling readers to uninstall or lose access. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/22/french-news-sites-block-the-adblockers-telling-readers-to-uninstall-or-lose-access Liberte, fraternite and egalite and all that French crap. And of course, whether these actually are 'news' sites, is another moot point - evidence of journalism having long since all but disappeared under a daily stream of ad-shite, whining, hypocrisy, hate-preaching and regime, American and Israeli propaganda. Like Britain's mainstream media.

21.03.2016: Self-employed missing out on national minimum wage. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/20/selfemployed-missing-out-on-national-minimum-wage/ I've been 'self-employed' on and off for about fifty years and my parents were self-employed before that as were their parents. During that time, we have missed out on a national minimum wage almost permanently. Just another instance of media reporting which can't tell the difference between a supposed 5 million British entrepreneurs and taxpayer-scrounging Googles?

New competition to find most inspiring LGBT entrepreneurs launched. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-competition-to-find-most-inspiring-lgbt-entrepreneurs-launched/ Forgive my ignorance - but what is 'LBGT'? Is this yet another 'French' abbreviation? (Can't be arsed to write in plain language.)

Drop in demand for government backed EFG loans call into question scheme viability. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/demand-for-government-backed-efg-loans-calls-falls/ More abbreviated goobledygook although we do know this one. 'EFG' stands for Enterprise Finance Guarantee which appears to have had just about as many takers as there are regime entrepreneur 'success' stories. (Having read of only one - as in ONE - in the past six months. Maybe even twelve months?)

House owners 'looking to home improvements as alternative to moving'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/20/house-owners-looking-to-home-improvements-as-alternative-to-moving/ That plus add-on, loss-making home businesses is clearly what's driving the continuing increase in house prices.

Easyjet and British Airways flights to be cancelled for hundreds due to France strikes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/easyjet-and-british-airways-flights-to-be-cancelled-for-hundreds-due-to-france-strikes-a6942496.html Now there's unusual. French fonctionnaire thugs on strike again. If they're not terrorising the Middle East and Africa, they're stopping Europe working.

BPS online application system launched. http://www.nfuonline.com/news/popular-now/bps-2016-online-application-capability-goes-live/ The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has launched its 2016 online application system, meaning that farmers in England and Wales can now check the progress of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims and edit their personal and business details online. The system can also be used to start a BPS claim. However, it will not be possible to completely submit a claim using only the system until it is updated by 'Release 2', which is expected to happen by the end of March. The RPA has also amended its guidance on the BPS and e-mailed farmers to inform them of the online application system's launch. (EnterpriseQuest)

Financial aid for flood-hit organisations in Northern Ireland. http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/index/media-centre/news-departments/news-dard/news-dard-100316-oneill-announces-new.htm The Agriculture Minister for Northern Ireland has announced an Emergency Financial Assistance Scheme for non-domestic organisations impacted by the recent flooding. The one-off programme will provide £1,000 grants to small businesses, farms and recreational and community building owners that have suffered severe flood-related damage or disruption. (EnterpriseQuest)

Rail passengers should get more help with compensation, says regulator. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35835752

How to get a great bank account whatever you earn. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/20/how-to-get-a-great-bank-account-whatever-you-earn/

Scamwatch: phishing fraud warning. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/20/scamwatch-phishing-fraud-warning/

Business Minister Anna Soubry urges Trading Standards crackdown on laser pens. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-minister-anna-soubry-urges-trading-standards-crackdown-on-laser-pens

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20.03.2016: How to see the terrifying things Google knows about you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/18/how-to-see-the-terrifying-things-google-knows-about-you/

Mapped: The world according to Internet connection speeds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/Mapped-The-world-according-to-Internet-connection-speeds/

Britain's best baking courses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/britains-best-baking-courses-classes-and-schools/

5 Simple Ways to Make Money Online. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/ss/5-Simple-Ways-to-Make-Money-Online.htm?utm_content=6302394&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Disadvantages of Cloud Computing. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/itmanagement/a/Cloud-Computing-Disadvantages.htm?utm_content=6302394&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Cheapest Domain Name Registrations - Domain Register. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/webhosting/tp/Cheapest-Domain-Name-Registrations.htm?utm_content=6302394&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

CNET Community: I'm being forced to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10! http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=33466141060&ch=2FED6740F9B4A8047116BB79672CE9DE&h=5e3420566ef29bfece3e4fa4068588fb&ei=sQl3VcCNZ That's online freedom and democracy for you. The next move will be to make it compulsory for everyone to join online social media. Even if they haven't got computers or reliable internet connections. Mark my words.

19.03.2016: 91% of UK businesses 'will no longer be competitive' by 2020. http://enforbusiness.com/news/91-uk-businesses-will-no-longer-be-competitive-2020-201611352

Web traders' tax breaks explained. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35843021

The British chef teaching France to cook. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/12198242/The-British-chef-teaching-France-to-cook.html An impossible dream?

Single mother who struggled to find work makes £1,000 a month after starting her own craft business on eBay. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3498494/Single-mother-struggled-work-makes-1-000-month-starting-craft-business-eBay.html

12 Unique Business Ideas. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/ss/12-Unique-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=6302372&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Find and Master a Niche Market. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/nichemarket/a/nichemarket.htm?utm_content=6302372&utm_medium=email&utm_source=
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7 Words You Need to Eliminate if You Want to Be Successful. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/New-and-Noteworthy/fl/7-Words-You-Need-to-Eliminate-if-You-Want-to-Be-Successful.htm?utm_content=6302372&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Online ratings turned into one reputation score. http://www.springwise.com/online-ratings-one-reputation-score/?utm_campaign=325623_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6Z93,2V1FMX,LUZ6,1

18.03.2016: Budget 2016: Growth forecasts cut for next five years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35822365. And Budget 2016: 'Wage growth to slow down', warns IFS. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35830754 So The Five Year Economic Plan 'A' by the country's regime of war criminals, murderers, thieves and liars, fagging for American and Israeli terrorists, the banks, the murder industry and US Big Corp economic migrants scrounging £ billions off the British taxpayer - hasn't worked?

So what is The Five Year Economic Plan 'B'? Step up the bombing of millions of defenceless civilians and create a few more million refugees?

Confidence among small firms at lowest level for three years, report warns. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/03/18/confidence-among-small-firms-at-lowest-level-for-three-years-report-warns/

AIMS Spring and Budget update. http://www.aims.co.uk/ImportantNews

Household debt binge has no end in sight. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/17/household-debt-binge-has-no-end-in-sight-says-obr/

Supermarkets lose over £486BN a year in purchases abandoned at self-scan. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/supermarkets-lose-486bn-year-purchases-abandoned-self-scan/ I wonder if there's any mileage in a business opportunity offering Digital Dickhead Detox Training? After the supermarkets, there's the banks, of course. Government departments. The education system. The NHS. The list is endless.

Losses due to card fraud and cyber attacks leap by 26%. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/03/17/losses-due-to-card-fraud-and-cyber-attacks-leap-by-26/

Aldi lauded for Increase in Sales of British Pork. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/23711

France plans to usurp Scotland as the home of the world's best whisky. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/whisky-wars-france-plans-to-usurp-scotland-as-the-home-of-the-worlds-best-whisky-a6935916.html They do a lot of talking, do the French . . . Bless 'em.

Estate agent hosts live house viewing using Periscope. http://www.springwise.com/estate-agent-hosts-live-house-viewing-using-periscope/?utm_campaign=324140_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6Y3W,2V1FMX,LQCX,1

Pension for artists provides long-term financial security. http://www.springwise.com/pension-scheme-artists/?utm_campaign=324140_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6Y3W,2V1FMX,LQCX,1

17.03.2016: BAD News. For the better informed business adviser. Welcome to the 2016 budget edition of BAD News (Business Advisers' News), with a summary of the most relevant and important measures announced by the Chancellor relating to business and self-employment. Key points include:

Taxation: From 6 April 2016, the higher rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) will be reduced from 28% to 20%, and the basic rate will be reduced from 18% to 10%.

The VAT registration threshold will increase in line with inflation to £83,000 from 1 April 2016.

Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NICs) will be reformed so that the self-employed continue to build entitlement to the State Pension and other contributory benefits, following the abolition of Class 2 NICs from April 2018.

A new £1,000 allowance for property income and £1,000 allowance for trading income will be introduced from April 2017. Individuals with property or trading income below £1,000 will no longer need to declare or pay tax on that income.

From April 2017, where the public sector engages an off-payroll worker through their own limited company, liability to pay the correct employment taxes will move from the worker's own company to the public sector body or agency / third party paying the company.

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) will review the impacts of moving employee NICs to an annual, cumulative and aggregated basis and moving employer NICs to a payroll basis.

The main rate of corporation tax will be reduced to 17% in 2020.

The self-employed: From 2018 businesses, the self-employed and landlords who are keeping their records digitally and providing regular digital updates to HMRC will be able to opt for pay-as-you-go tax payments.

Self-employed Working Tax Credit claimants will be able to access business support. The mentoring support offered on the New Enterprise Allowance scheme will be extended to self-employed Universal Credit claimants.

The DWP will trial face-to-face support from Jobcentre advisors for self-employed Working Tax Credit claimants.

Business rates: Small Business Rate Relief (SBBR) will be permanently doubled from 50% to 100% in England from 1 April 2017.

Business properties with a rateable value under £12,000 will qualify for 100% relief, while properties with a rateable value between £12,000 and £15,000 will qualify for tapered relief.

By 2022, local authority business rate systems will be linked to HMRC digital tax accounts so that business owners can manage their rates bills alongside other taxes in one place.

Business growth and support: Further steps have been announced for the allocation of the Local Growth Fund, including up to £1.8 billion allocated through a further round of Growth Deals with Local Enterprise Partnerships later in 2016.

The next round of the Coastal Communities Fund, for projects starting in 2017-18, will open for applications in summer 2016.

Employment law: A consultation will take place in May 2016 on how to extend Shared Parental Leave and Pay to working grandparents.

From October 2016 the main rate of National Minimum Wage for workers aged 21 to 24 will be set at £6.95.

The full Budget report and associated notices are available from HM Treasury at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2016-documents

Small businesses are the winners from Osborne's Budget. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35826260

Budget 2016: Small business welcomes tax changes. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35823970

Only a third of UK SMEs think the 2016 Budget will be good for business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/third-uk-smes-think-2016-budget-will-good-business/

Can you make money blogging? http://www.bloggermakemoney.com/can-you-make-money-blogging/

Sign & Digital exhibition, 19 - 21st April, NEC, Birmingham, pre-registration. http://favershamhouse.circdata-solutions.co.uk/RFG/publish/SDUK16/

MLM Start-Up conference, Las Vegas, May 20th. http://www.mlmlegal.com/srs2.html

Open consultation. Protections for small and micro businesses in non-regulated sectors. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/protections-for-small-and-micro-businesses-in-non-regulated-sectors

Former gang members launch guided tours in Panama. http://www.springwise.com/former-gang-members-launch-guided-tours-panama/?utm_campaign=322160_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6WKW,2V1FMX,LKDS,1

Free tattoos to cover self harm scars. http://www.springwise.com/free-tattoos-cover-self-harm-scars/?utm_campaign=322160_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6WKW,2V1FMX,LKDS,1

16.03.2016: BT misses 1,000 appointments a week. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/15/bt-openreach-misses-1000-appointments-a-week-as-patterson-defend/ They'll be getting up to HMRC standards at that rate!

The 10 cities with the worst mobile phone signal in the UK. http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/the-10-cities-with-the-worst-mobile-phone-signal-in-the-uk--W1zaTVkDK1Z?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

Amazon plans to let you pay by selfie. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/15/amazon-plans-to-let-you-pay-by-selfie/ From Man the hunter-gatherer (entrepreneur) to consumer-waster in the click of a button.

Construction of new homes must rise fivefold to meet Right-to-Buy pledge, MPs warned. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/construction-of-new-homes-must-rise-fivefold-to-meet-right-to-buy-pledge-mps-warned-a6933071.html

Tory Owen Paterson Wanted Pensioners To Pick Fruit To Tackle Immigration. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/03/14/fruit-picking-pensioners-owen-paterson_n_9457368.html?utm_hp_ref=uk That this buffoon was once a minister, highlights just how and why the British empire was pissed up the wall in the space of a generation. Mind you, with Boris Johnson and Theresa May being groomed by the media as potential future Prime Ministers, it is time to reflect on who is doing the real damage to the country.

5 Avoidable Networking Mistakes That Make You Look Amateur. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/fl/5-Avoidable-Networking-Mistakes-That-Make-You-Look-Amateur.htm?utm_content=6260601&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Tips for Successful Business Networking. http://humanresources.about.com/od/careernetworking/qt/tips-for-successful-business-networking.htm?utm_content=6260601&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Recycled plastic denim line could help clean up the oceans. http://www.springwise.com/recycled-plastic-denim-line-help-clean-ocean/?utm_campaign=321121_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6VS1,2V1FMX,LH74,1

15.03.2016: EU Referendum: CBI survey suggests most members favour staying in. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35803189

IOD reveals scale of bogus invoices. http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2016/march/survey-reveals-threat-of-bogus-invoices-high-among-cyber-risks-to-business/ An Institute of Directors (IoD) survey of 980 of its members has revealed that 72% have received bogus invoices, while one in eight have suffered damage to their business because of a cyber-attack. Furthermore, while 11% of businesses that have been victims of a cyber-attack have experienced a resulting financial loss, only 28% of cyber-attacks are reported to the police. The IoD said the findings "show the extent of social engineering and how the internet can be used to defraud business" and that "this is why human interaction with technology needs to be failsafe". (EnterpriseQuest)

MPs seek reform of contractor taxation. http://www.tax-news.com/news/Group_Of_MPs_Calls_For_Reformed_Taxation_Of_Contractors____70658.html An open letter to Chancellor George Osborne, sponsored by the trade body PRISM and signed by 55 MPs, has called for a strategic review of the taxation system for contractors and self-employed people. According to PRISM, around 1.6 million people in the UK do not fit clearly into current HMRC definitions of 'employed' or 'self-employed' workers. In the letter the cross-party group of MPs explains that: "We believe a well-run review will result in a more orderly market which sees the right workers get the right reliefs, greater tax compliance, and increased investment in jobs." (EnterpriseQuest)

'New death tax' will make cashflow problems worse for the bereaved. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/new-death-tax-will-make-cashflow-problems-worse-for-the-bereaved/

Avon to move headquarters to UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35808678

Airbnb asks neighbours to report guests for bad behaviour. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/14/airbnb-asks-neighbours-to-report-guests-for-bad-behaviour/

Plywood programming toy helps children learn about coding. http://www.springwise.com/plywood-programming-toy-helps-children-learn-coding/?utm_campaign=319529_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6UJT,2V1FMX,LCKC,1

Localized sharing economy app for neighbors. http://www.springwise.com/localized-sharing-economy-neighborly-sharing/?utm_campaign=319529_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6UJT,2V1FMX,LCKC,1 Having a chat over the garden fence got too difficult, did it?

Free wifi app for ridesharing taxi services. http://www.springwise.com/free-wifi-app-ridesharing-taxi-services/?utm_campaign=315604_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6RIS,2V1FMX,L0Q7,1

Payment button lets parents approve children’s online purchases. http://www.springwise.com/payment-button-lets-parents-take-control-childs-online-purchases&/?dm_i=3GJ2,6RIS,2V1FMX,L0Q7,1#8217;s|online|purchases|Financial+Services|Retail

Traveling buyer sells items via Pinterest. http://www.springwise.com/curator-goes-shopping/?utm_campaign=315604_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6RIS,2V1FMX,L0Q7,1

14.03.2016: Tim Farron: Stop fawning over Google and back UKs small business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/tim-farron-stop-fawning-over-google-back-uks-small-business/ Couldn't agree more, although the term is 'fagging', not 'fawning'. So why haven't the Lib Dems done anything about backing the UK's small businesses in the past? Or is this just another new, political trend which may be worth a few brownie points? (Plus half a dozen Shares and two Likes.)

Why George Osborne's Budget needs to give small businesses a leg up. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osbornes-budget-needs-give-7550655 Ah, yes, another small business topic which has recently entered the world of political and media awareness. Skills shortages. Learning time in recent years being replaced by acquiring dummyphone skills, getting bladdered every night, ordering takeaways, taking selfies and watching grotesquely overpaid economic migrants on telly, playing the national sport of professional cheatball. All as prescribed by the media.

How household debt is becoming the new safety net. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/household-debt-becoming-new-safety-net-2/

Banks 'must do more to serve customers'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35785944 One of Ingerlandt's Big Three Shaggy Dog Scams. The other two being cutting red tape; and improving broadband access and speeds.

RBS faces fresh legal challenge over forcing good firms out of business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/rbs-faces-fresh-legal-challenge-over-forcing-good-firms-out-of-businesss/

Scamwatch: "Total Wipeout Tour" fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/13/scamwatch-total-wipeout-tour-fraud/

Top 20 farm visits, days out and getaways to make the most of the Spring break. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/british-breaks/top-20-farm-visits-days-7531905

The Magic of "Side Effect" Marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/The-Magic-of-Side-Effect-Marketing.htm?utm_content=20160313&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness

13.03.2016: School leavers have no business sense when they enter the working world, says skills provider. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/school-leavers-no-business-sense-7547652 Despite their parents all being unemployed 'entrepreneurs'? You'd have thought there would have been an app for that.

More than 8m UK adults have ‘problem debt’. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/12/8m-uk-adults-problem-debt-money-advice-service I'm quite sure that the present regime and its sponsors will see that as a major achievement.

'I thought I'd messed up my pensions tax relief - this is how to avoid a mistake'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/i-thought-id-messed-up-my-pensions-tax-relief---this-is-how-to-a/

Middle-class professional? Your lifetime tax bill could be £3.6m. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/middle-class-professional-your-lifetime-tax-bill-could-be-36m/ That's the cost of subsidising American Big Corp economic migrants like Google; and the 'special relationship' with the US murder industry and its terrorist, pinko politicians. And how about the UK's cheerleaders for the whole basket-case? The media.

Insurance tax increase 'would hit millions of households'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/11/insurance-tax-increase-would-hit-millions-of-households/ Yes. That's the idea.

Opera web browser introduces built-in ad-blocker. https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/simgad/611402241741468101

The Best Business Opportunities 2016. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/ss/The-Best-Business-Opportunities-2016.htm?utm_content=6260554&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Start a Small Business When You Have Virtually No Money. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/fl/How-to-Start-a-Small-Business-When-You-Have-Virtually-No-Money.htm?utm_content=6260554&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

10 Reasons Why Perfectionism is an Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/Productivity/fl/10-Reasons-Why-Perfectionism-is-an-Entrepreneurs-Worst-Enemy.htm?utm_content=6260554&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

12.03.2016: 75% of small business owners believe luck forms part of business success. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/75-of-small-business-owners-believe-luck-forms-part-of-business-success/

UK economic growth forecast cut by BCC. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35782031 There's unusual for you! Does that mean massaging the stats again?

ONS review: Stats need to get digital. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35786538 There's unusual for you - once more. Much whining and hiding behind excuses to try and mitigate the loss of credibility which the ONS has suffered in recent years. Since it became part of the regime's propaganda machine rather than getting on with its job. A bit like the country's police and security forces.

Debt map of Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3485645/Debt-map-Britain-live-one-indebted-areas-UK.html

Meet the corporations lobbying the hardest for TTIP and ending democracy. http://truepublica.org.uk/eu/meet-the-corporations-lobbying-the-hardest-for-ttip/

Meet Britain's oldest eBay seller who turned his hobby into a business making £100,000 a year. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/meet-britains-oldest-ebay-seller-7537365 The usual piss-poor tabloid reporting which can't tell the difference between turnover and a pie. The British media should stick to its usual fare of propaganda, hate-preaching, disinformation and celebrities no-one with a life has heard of.

Controversy as a pasty triumphs at the British Pie Awards. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12191345/Controversy-as-a-pasty-triumphs-at-the-British-Pie-Awards.html

Cannabis farm accidentally photographed in Rightmove estate agent advert. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10429749/Cannabis-farm-accidentally-photographed-in-Rightmove-estate-agent-advert.html

Paris is too dirty for the Japanese. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/paris-too-dirty-japanese-tokyo-7542884 Paris is too dirty for most people - including the Parisians. The 'council' prefers to spend its money on feting terrorists.

Artificial intelligence learns to block spam messages and comments. http://www.springwise.com/artificial-intelligence-learns-block-spam-messages-comments/?utm_campaign=313130_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6PM2,2V1FMX,KT9V,1 Whereas 'real' intelligence simply doesn't do (fake) social media.

Unused mobile data can be turned into monetary donations. http://www.springwise.com/unused-mobile-data-can-turned-monetary-donations/?utm_campaign=314218_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6QGA,2V1FMX,KWPV,1

Sponsored apps exchange free data for usage. http://www.springwise.com/sponsored-apps-exchange-free-data-for-usage/?utm_campaign=316981_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6SL1,2V1FMX,L4XJ,1

Solar smartphone screens can recharge batteries. http://www.springwise.com/solar-smartphone-screens-recharge-batteries/?utm_campaign=314218_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6QGA,2V1FMX,KWPV,1

Push-to-talk device lets smartphones operate off-grid. http://www.springwise.com/push-talk-device-lets-smart-phones-operate-off-grid/?utm_campaign=316981_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6SL1,2V1FMX,L4XJ,1

App lets travelers find places to crash at the last minute. http://www.springwise.com/booking-app-lets-users-find-hosts-last-minute/?utm_campaign=314218_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6QGA,2V1FMX,KWPV,1 Like park benches?

Eco wholesaler saves overstock from landfill. http://www.springwise.com/eco-wholesaler-saves-overstock-landfill/?utm_campaign=316981_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6SL1,2V1FMX,L4XJ,1

On-demand priests via scooters. http://www.springwise.com/on-demand-priests-via-scooters/?utm_campaign=313130_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6PM2,2V1FMX,KT9V,1

11.03.2016: Business bank accounts are costing SMEs £1bn a year. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/business-accounts-costing-enterprises-1bn-year/

SMEs 'returning to external finance'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/smes-returning-external-finance-201611346

Next London mayor 'must build 50,000 homes a year'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/next-london-mayor-must-build-50000-homes-year-201611350

Millions could see cut in energy bills. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35770754

Women 'six times more likely than men to be duped by online shopping fraud'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/10/women-six-times-more-likely-than-men-to-be-duped-by-online-shopping-fraud/

Court decides that Facebook 'Like' button is against the law in landmark ruling. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/court-decides-facebook-like-button-7532879

Spike in ransomware spam prompts warnings. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35773058

French winemakers threaten to block Tour de France after Chilean wine chosen as sponsor. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/12176691/French-winemakers-threaten-to-block-Tour-de-France-after-Chilean-wine-chosen-as-sponsor.html French winemakers would prefer to see the usual sponsors associated with cheating, doping, corruption and terrorism, instead.

Appalling cowboy builder who charged £7,900 to turn roof tiles over. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/10/appalling-cowboy-builder-who-charged-7-900-to-turn-roof-tiles-o/ One of the regime's 5 million 'entrepreneurs', no doubt?

The 5 most effective ways to save money. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/single-most-effective-way-save-7532577 This seems to have been written for people without a brain, as well.

3 Reasons Your Small Business Is Going to Fail. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/fl/3-Reasons-Your-Small-Business-Is-Going-to-Fail.htm?utm_content=6260510&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Do You Really Need a Business Plan? http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessplans/a/why-you-need-a-business-plan.htm?utm_content=6260510&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Simple Ways to Make Money Online. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/ss/5-Simple-Ways-to-Make-Money-Online.htm?utm_content=6208839&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Build a Website in 7 Steps. http://webdesign.about.com/od/beforeyoustartawebsite/p/build_website.htm?utm_content=6208839&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

10.03.2016: Press release. Sunday trading set to benefit economy to the tune of £1.5 billion. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/sunday-trading-set-to-benefit-economy-to-the-tune-of-15-billion

Sunday trading: Government defeated by rebels as Labour calls for bill to be withdrawn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sunday-trading-government-defeated-by-rebels-as-labour-calls-for-bill-to-be-withdrawn-a6921576.html

UK house price growth set to slow, says Rics. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35764233

'Hidden' service charges on the rise, says insurer. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35762763

Pets, debts and e-cigarettes: how millennials spend their paychecks. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/09/pets-debts-and-e-cigarettes-how-millennials-spend-their-pay-cheques

Anger at EE's Orange webmail problems. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35764834

How to sell on eBay. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/how-sell-ebay-best-time-7525341

Unusual places to work that aren't your office. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/07/unusual-places-to-work-that-definitely-arent-your-office/vrumi-canary-wharf-779/

09.03.2016: EU referendum: What does business think about Britain’s membership – and why? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/eu-referendum-what-does-business-think-about-britain-s-membership-and-why-a6892541.html 'One' - and certainly not the media - doesn't know what 99% of the country's businesses think of Britain's membership of the EU. As usual, the great majority haven't been asked.

How accidental entrepreneurs can change the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/07/how-accidental-entrepreneurs-can-change-the-world/

Getting passed over for promotion and 4 other signs you could be a successful entrepreneur. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/getting-passed-over-promotion-4-7517626

Landlords refusing to give deposits back - and this is why. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/landlords-refusing-give-deposits-back-7518397

Hacker reveals how he could take over any Facebook account and change its password. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/08/hacker-reveals-how-he-could-log-in-to-any-facebook-account-and-c/

Old computer? How to give it a new life in 42 minutes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/07/old-computer-how-to-give-it-a-new-life-in-42-minutes/

WADA ‘dismayed’ by latest doping allegations aimed at Russia. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/07/wada-dismayed-doping-allegations-russia I bet WADA are 'disappointed' - with a German broadcaster seemingly doing all the work which they are supposed to have been doing for the past fifteen years. Now, with tennis finally in the spotlight as well, albeit with just a single performer's ten-year-old doping habit having finally been 'discovered' (a la Armstrong), is it time for the rest of the sports' doping superstars to enter the limelight? Or aren't German broadcasters anxious to delve into their own country's super-doping history no more so than that of their Nazi bedfellows, the USA, where politics, money and medal counts out-trump truth every time?

7 Ways to Come Up with a Winning Business Idea. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/startup/a/businessideas.htm?utm_content=6208734&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Home Business Ideas for Retirees. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/fl/5-Home-Business-Ideas-for-Retirees.htm?utm_content=6208734&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

What to Do When Your Business Fails Miserably. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/New-and-Noteworthy/fl/What-to-Do-When-Your-Business-Fails-Miserably.htm?utm_content=6208734&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Seven things never to buy in bulk. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/08/seven-things-never-to-buy-in-bulk/

08.03.2016: Tens of thousands of bankers could be sent to jail or face limitless fines under tough new regulations being put in place today. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/bankers-sent-jail-face-limitless-fines-tough-new-regulations-put-place-today/ Better late than never. What now remains to be seen is just how many of the regime's puppeteers will actually receive token fines or jail sentences. One? Two?

VAT makes up half of small firms' unpaid tax. http://economia.icaew.com/news/february-2016/hmrc-collects-extra-billions-from-sme-vat Almost half of tax unpaid by small and medium-sized firms in the last financial year was VAT, a freedom of information request by insurance firm PfP has revealed. Investigations by HMRC compliance teams found that small and medium-sized firms underpaid tax by £7.7 billion in 2014/15. Of this amount, £3.5 billion (45%) was VAT. Commenting on the findings, PfP Managing Director Kevin Igoe described VAT investigations as "a rich seam" for HMRC, adding that "hardcore" tax evaders are causing problems for compliant firms. (EnterpriseQuest)

BIS and DCMS to review business access to broadband. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-announces-new-business-broadband-review The Department for Business (BIS) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are to conduct a joint review of business broadband following concerns raised by industry that existing services may be inadequate and too expensive to satisfy future demand.

The wide-ranging review will look to improve business access to broadband and will explore how Government can increase the level of affordable, high-quality fibre broadband available to business across the UK. Another priority will be exploring how to facilitate choice and competition in the market, with a view to delivering a better service at a reduced cost to business. (EnterpriseQuest)

Airbnb's most popular rental: a tiny cabin in the California woods. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/07/airbnb-most-popular-rental-california-cabin-kitty-mrache

London tourist sites suffer in wake of Paris attacks and Calais crisis. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-tourist-sites-suffer-in-wake-of-paris-attacks-and-calais-crisis-a6915661.html

Keyboard app for organizing events in Whatsapp. http://www.springwise.com/keyboard-app-for-organizing-events-whatsapp/?utm_campaign=311377_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6O9D,2V1FMX,KO1T,1

Big data program predicts what events are affecting businesses. http://www.springwise.com/big-data-program-predicts-events-affecting-businesses/?utm_campaign=311377_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6O9D,2V1FMX,KO1T,1

07.03.2016: Government promises to cut 'red tape' - the threat to democracy you don't see coming. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/threat-democracy-didnt-see-coming/

The company that promises to sell your house in 90 days - or buy it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/05/this-startup-promises-to-sell-your-house-in-90-days---or-buy-it/

First-time buyers: don't touch property crowdfunding products with a bargepole. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/06/first-time-buyers-don-t-touch-property-crowdfunding-products-wi/

Scamwatch: post fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/06/scamwatch-post-fraud/

Open consultation. Business impact target, growth duty and Small Business Appeals Champion. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/business-impact-target-growth-duty-and-small-business-appeals-champion

Five key technology trends businesses must embrace. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/five-key-technology-trends-businesses-must-embrace/

Facebook will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard with more profiles of dead people than living users by the end of the century, say experts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3479288/Facebook-world-s-biggest-virtual-graveyard-profiles-dead-people-living-users-end-century-say-experts.html Sounds a bit like Ingerlandt's 'self-employed' and 'entrepreneur' statistics!

Police investigate nationwide mobile phone scam after a couple were swindled out of £5,000 by conmen claiming to be from TalkTalk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3479089/Police-investigate-nationwide-mobile-phone-scam-couple-swindled-5-000-conmen-claiming-TalkTalk.html

Top 10 Threats to Small Businesses. http://aem.spsend.com/ViewAsPage.aspx?BlastId=18bd5daa-5ca9-40c7-85f2-8fa8ba8cde96&ContactId=de5966ee-6eb0-4803-8289-df1e406ab97e

10 bizarre micronations. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/Ten-bizarre-micronations/

06.03.2016: Why consumers get a raw deal from internet banking. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35422587

Why you can't afford a home in the UK. https://medium.com/@neweconomics/why-you-can-t-afford-a-home-in-the-uk-44347750646a#.b2tvf6wr4

Users who click 'like' on Facebook could be unwittingly aiding online scammers. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/users-who-click-like-on-facebook-could-be-unwittingly-aiding-online-scammers-a6913956.html

Jackson & Levine: meet the pair behind the coolest supperclub in town. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/jackson--levine-meet-the-pair-behind-the-coolest-supperclub-in-t/

The Magic of "Side Effect" Marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/The-Magic-of-Side-Effect-Marketing.htm?utm_content=20160306&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Business. http://www.about.com/money/topic/nameyourbusiness?utm_content=6208632&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Mental Shifts You Need to Make to Become an Entrepreneur. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/fl/5-Mental-Shifts-That-All-Successful-Entrepreneurs-Make-Early-On.htm?utm_content=6208632&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Be Productive Working At Home. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/homebusiness/a/stayonschedule.htm?utm_content=6208494&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

11 Time Management Tips. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/timemanagement/a/timemgttips.htm?utm_content=6208494&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Billboard rest-stop provides temporary bedroom for tired drivers. http://www.springwise.com/billboard-rest-stop-provides-temporary-bedroom-tired-drivers/?utm_campaign=306317_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6KCT,2V1FMX,K8JE,1

AI algorithm predicts startup success. http://www.springwise.com/ai-algorithm-predicts-startup-success/?utm_campaign=306317_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6KCT,2V1FMX,K8JE,1

Downloadable designer furniture can be made locally. http://www.springwise.com/downloadable-furniture-designs-made-locally/?utm_campaign=307697_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6LF5,2V1FMX,KCJ4,1

Workout machine for immobilized users. http://www.springwise.com/workout-machine-immobilized-users/?utm_campaign=307697_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6LF5,2V1FMX,KCJ4,1

A TripAdvisor for business to business products and services. http://www.springwise.com/tripadvisor-business-business-products-services/?utm_campaign=307697_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6LF5,2V1FMX,KCJ4,1

Smart alarm scares off porch pirates. http://www.springwise.com/smart-alarm-scares-off-porch-pirates/?utm_campaign=307697_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6LF5,2V1FMX,KCJ4,1

Jewelry e-commerce platform also educates customers. http://www.springwise.com/online-jewelry-marketplace-also-educates-customers/?utm_campaign=308929_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6MDD,2V1FMX,KG88,1

Timeshare for car leases via app. http://www.springwise.com/car-manufacturer-offers-drivers-sharing-app-car-leases/?utm_campaign=308929_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6MDD,2V1FMX,KG88,1

05.03.2016: HMRC 'failing to tell taxpayers of key changes to savings taxes'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35722328 That will be more knighthoods for the HMRC's management, then.

Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35724308

Facebook paid more by HMRC for adverts than social network pays in tax. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/facebook-paid-more-by-hmrc-for-adverts-than-social-network-pays-in-tax-a6911021.html

Serial entrepreneurs will be key to the success of UK economy. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/serial-entrepreneurs-will-key-success-uk-economy/ Not the same as the regime's 'millions' of unemployed 'entrepreneur' statistics fodder, in other words. Nor the weekly procession of Dragons' Den wannabes.

Official press release. Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-going-further-to-cut-red-tape-by-10-billion The regime (according to its own propaganda) has cut so much red tape so far, it makes one wonder where it all keeps coming from?

Official speech. Getting government off your back: our commitment to cutting red tape. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/getting-government-off-your-back-our-commitment-to-cutting-red-tape

Poor customer experience costs UK brands £234 billion a year in lost sales. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/poor-customer-experience-costs-uk-brands-234-billion-year-lost-sales/

The only truly free bank account. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35472850

Smart energy could save £8bn a year, say advisers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35722324

Windows 10 update deletes some programs without alerting users. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-10-update-deleting-apps-programs-fix-a6909526.html

Dragons' Den star who made a £23million fortune through her hotel bookings website is declared bankrupt. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3476761/Dragons-Den-star-dot-com-tycoon-declared-bankrupt-owing-4-5million.html That's what a Dragons' Den endorsement means, I suppose.

04.03.2016: UK services growth at near three-year low. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35715315

House price growth robust in February, says the Halifax. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35714443

Solar thermal schemes face subsidies threat. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/03/solar-thermal-schemes-face-subsidies-threat/

Home improvements that could damage your property's value. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/03/home-improvements-that-could-damage-your-propertys-value/

Getting the most from your current account. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35384755

7 Ways to Make Sure Customers & Clients Pay What They Owe You. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/cashflowmgt/a/7-Ways-To-Make-Sure-You-Get-Paid.htm?utm_content=6170323&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Simple program helps users build code using natural language. http://www.springwise.com/simple-program-helps-users-build-code-using-natural-language/?utm_campaign=302895_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6HPR,2V1FMX,JYQN,1

iPhone keyboard lets sellers quickly send pictures and links to products. http://www.springwise.com/iphone-keyboard-lets-sellers-quickly-send-pictures-links-products/?utm_campaign=304606_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6J1A,2V1FMX,K3PC,1

Modular handbags have detachable interiors. http://www.springwise.com/modular-handbags-detachable-interiors/?utm_campaign=304606_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-03-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,6J1A,2V1FMX,K3PC,1

03.03.2016: Customer spending power slows down for fourth consecutive month in UK. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/23488 (As not reported by regime propaganda.)

Being inside EU single market has delivered for UK consumers. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/eu-single-market-delivered-uk/

Press release. Government to tackle the small print. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-tackle-the-small-print

Open consultation. Improving terms and conditions. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-terms-and-conditions

Unpicking the current account banking 'con-trick'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35373929

Ad-blockers are 'a protection racket', claims Culture Secretary: John Whittingdale says software is depriving websites of 'legitimate income'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3473977/Ad-blockers-protection-racket-claims-Culture-Secretary.html We were wondering how long it would be before the regime came to the defence of its propaganda channels. The criminal media, banks and telecomms companies must have had a few words with their political fags over a glass of wine recently. A regime spokespersonthing has also suggested that it could become illegal to use shite-blockers because it is 'anti-Semitic and a threat to national security'.

Online shopping isn't just bad for the high street - it may be bad for you too. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/02/online-shopping-isnt-just-bad-for-the-high-street-it-may-be-b/

'Trolls' face criminal prosecution for fake online profiles. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35712772

The passwords most likely to get you hacked. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/01/the-passwords-most-likely-to-get-you-hacked/

Girl Power: International Women’s Day. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/girl-power-international-womens-day/

Home up for sale - complete with its own pub. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/03/02/home-up-for-sale-complete-with-its-own-pub/

VAT inspector pocketed £1.2million from her buy-to-let property empire while not paying tax in scam with her husband. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3473209/VAT-inspector-pocketed-1-2million-buy-let-property-empire-not-paying-tax-scam-husband.html A bent Nazi regime official?! Now there's unusual for you.

Entrepreneurs! It’s Important to Relax. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/entrepreneurs-important-relax/

11 Time Management Tips. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/timemanagement/a/timemgttips.htm?utm_content=6170289&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=
smbinfo&utm_term=

6 Ways To Be A Happier Small Business Owner. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/fl/6-Ways-To-Be-A-Happier-Small-Business-Owner.htm?utm_content=6170289&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Retro tech making a comeback: in pictures. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/01/retro-tech-making-a-comeback-in-pictures/

02.03.2016: UK housebuilders 'restricting the supply of new houses to keep prices unnecessarily high'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-housebuilders-restricting-the-supply-of-new-houses-to-keep-prices-unnecessarily-high-a6906016.html Isn't this common knowledge?

Government does not have a leg to stand on in criticising the delaying tactics of construction firms. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/government-does-not-have-a-leg-to-stand-on-in-criticising-the-delaying-tactics-of-construction-firms-a6906166.html

UK manufacturing growth slows as demand weakens. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35696451 The regime should go and terrorise, murder and bomb a few more million potential customers, then.

Tax authorities and immigration officers given power to hack into people's phones and computers. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/uk-spying-laws-give-tax-authorities-and-immigration-officers-power-to-hack-into-peoples-phones-and-a6905261.html It's an expensive business maintaing the economic migrant status of American Big Corp and the regime is making sure it continues to exploit the self-employed and small businesses for the £ billions it needs.

French firm to make British medals for first time. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/honours-list/12178882/Queens-honours-French-firm-to-make-British-medals-for-first-time.html I can just imagine the reaction in France if a British company was appointed to make French medals! But for Ingerlandt's Nazi war criminals - it's just business as usual. And more prime-time TV advertising appealing to the country's dummyphone zombies to start exporting.

Buy-to-let landlords set for debt shock in 2020. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/29/buy-to-let-landlords-set-for-debt-shock-in-2020/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D419926

Android Pay to launch in the UK next month. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/28/googles-rival-to-apple-pay-due-in-britain-next-month/

Paris's river revolution: the supermarket that delivers groceries via the Seine. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/01/paris-french-retailer-franpix-delivers-goods-by-boat-river-seine-transport-water-future-urban-logistics

01.03.2016: 1 in 4 Britons believe entrepreneurs are lazy for not wanting 9-5 job. http://enforbusiness.com/news/1-4-britons-believe-entrepreneurs-are-lazy-not-wanting-9-5-job-201611344

Big rise in consumer credit in January. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35686763

New online training hub for the self-employed. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has launched an online training hub for self-employed workers. The IPSE Academy offers courses from training providers, which have agreed to provide their products on a heavily subsidised basis, and includes training on topics such as using Photoshop and Amazon Web Services. Most courses are available online, meaning they can be accessed at convenient times and in a variety of formats. (EnterpriseQuest)

Read more about the IPSE Academy at: http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/4927.shtml

To visit the Academy's website, go to: https://www.ipse.co.uk/academy

Cold-calling firm Prodial hit with record fine. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35691969

Raspberry Pi becomes UK's best-selling computer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3469209/Raspberry-Pi-UK-s-best-selling-computer-8-MILLION-boards-sold-four-years.html

New measures to speed up house building in Scotland. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35687515

Andy Murray backs five UK crowdfunding start-ups. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35687892

Street beggar makes £500 a day despite having his own home, councillor reveals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12178026/Wolverhampton-street-beggar-makes-500-a-day-despite-having-his-own-home.html

 

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

Len Tondel

 

 

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