down to see full list; previous
month's (September 2015) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st October 2015
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,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
Millions face insurance bill increase this week-end.
reveals exact scale of website cyber-attack.
And why should the public believe this version
any more - or any less - than previous versions
of what happened?
in consumer credit fuels debt fears.
banks to offer money and debt advice.
That's good news for the country's millions'
of 'entrepreneurs' with start-up loans who can't
make ends meet.
standing desks: This office workstation lets
you work lying down. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11963320/Forget-standing-desks-This-office-workstation-lets-you-work-lying-down.html
According to London's American mayor, Boris
The Buffoon, that's what people working from
home do all the time, anyway. (And eat
loans: there are better options. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/payday-loans-from-specialist-cards-to-credit-unions-there-are-better-options-a6715926.html
Academy charged EE customer or a service he
didn't subscribe to. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/mobile-academy-charged-ee-customer-for-a-service-he-didn-t-subscribe-to-a6715951.html
Sounds like one of those 'services' run by
a regime guru.
triple first graduate shocks friends by becoming
yoga teacher. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3296549/Cambridge-graduate-triple-turns-banking-job-40-000-salary-teach-yoga.html
I had a friend at school who went on to obtain
a Cambridge double first in modern languages
but then ended up working for the rest of his
life as a refuse collector. A lifestyle choice
in his case, admittedly, but more than a passing
indication of how little commercial value there
is to a modern languages degree. I had literally
hundreds of translators on my books once upon
a time and no more than a handful actually possessed
a language degree at all.
tourists flock by the busload to sample fish
and chips and a pint of IPA following their
President's visit to David Cameron's local.
Looks as if Da PM has finally done something
which is of some benefit
the vast majority (99%) of the country's business
community. Instead of merely fagging
for American Big Corp and Friends of Israel
all the time.
tax crackdown will hit US firms. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/30/global-tax-crackdown-is-another-reason-to-avoid-us-stocks/
Which is a major reason why clandestine. anti-taxpayer,
anti-small business, anti-consumer TTIP negotiations
with the EU's political pimps are so important
to the Americans.
build tiny cabin from SCRAP for just £1,000
so they can save for a deposit. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3296493/That-s-one-way-property-ladder-Couple-built-cabin-scrap-just-1-000-save-deposit.html
Including a bedroom and a home office! That
would sell for quarter of a £ million
to create a cohesive online-to-offline customer
challenges you forgot to plan for when you launched
your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/6-challenges-you-forgot-to-plan-for-when-you-launched-your-business/
Mapped: how new tax will add £73 to
your annual car, household and medical costs.
on course to become next house price bubble
fatality, warns UBS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11963302/London-on-course-to-become-next-house-price-bubble-fatality-warns-UBS.html
to be granted powers to view everyone's internet
problems: Personal insolvency cases rise.
'taskforces' raked in an extra £109m this
year - here's how. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11941248/HMRC-taskforces-raked-in-an-extra-109m-this-year-heres-how.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM58398&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Pfi_New&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Pfi_New_2015_10_28&utm_campaign=DM58398
Still some way to go to match the £20
billion in 'legal' (HMRC brokered) corporate
tax avoidance alone. The present regime not
wishing to be tardy in showing its gratitude
to those who restored it to minority power.
does the UK trade with? In 90 seconds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11963793/Who-does-the-UK-trade-with-In-90-seconds.html
In other words, and as usual, if we add up
the combined total of the UK's exports to all
the EU's member states, one is left wondering
why the present regime and its propaganda waste
any time on America and Israel at all, at all.
(Plus they are countries which don't speak English,
anyway. Well. Not like the Irish, the Germans,
the Dutch or the Scandinavians, for example.)
not interested in trade deal with post-Brexit
UK, senior official warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11962287/US-not-interested-in-trade-deal-with-post-Brexit-UK-senior-official-warns.html
Certainly not after all those clandestine,
anti-small business, anti-consumer TTIP negotiations,
credit rating could be cut by two notches if
it leaves EU, warns S&P. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11963978/Britains-credit-rating-could-be-cut-by-two-notches-if-it-leaves-EU-warns-SandP.html
food trade expect to advance, thanks to China-Europe
rail link. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/20070
Sounds like the signal for NATO (Northern
Axis of Terrorist Oppression) to start bombing
again. Which country to send the 'terrorists'
to, though? Belarus? Or Kazakhstan?
energy supplier before winter to save £100s.
reveals widespread shortage of digital skills.
A survey carried out by charity Go ON UK has
revealed that nearly one quarter of the UK's
population lack basic digital skills. The digital
skills measured by the survey include communicating
online, transacting (including buying and selling
goods online) and creating basic digital content.
Rachel Neaman, Chief Executive of Go ON UK,
highlighted the problems that this lack of skills
was causing firms that are recruiting staff.
She said: "Almost all jobs are advertised
online only and are applied for online. I think
that recruitment systems and HR departments
need to be much more mindful that these skills
are not as common as we think."
more about the survey results at: http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2015/10/19/digital-skills-remain-a-struggle-for-quarter-of-uk-charity-warns-recruiters.aspx
home-chefs causing panic in restaurants.
It's not just the prices of French 'home
restaurants' which are causing the panic. The
truth is that for years, the standards of cuisine
at the majority of restaurants in France has
been absolute crap. You will find street food
of the highest quality in London, for example,
more easily and more cheaply than booking a
reservation at many, Michelin-starred eateries.
Plus, the French and the Parisians especially,
are at least twenty-five years behind with popular
trends. 'Supper clubs', often labelled pop-ups
these days, have been thriving all around the
world for decades - and a jolly fine dining
experience they can be, too.
fizz trumps champagne in blind wine tasting.
It's been doing that for years. Not that
you'd notice from the media's personality chefs
and foodie programmes.
accent is a product of early settler's heavy
That will be a lot more urine-soaked meat
on its way to the UK from Australian docks,
then. Not to mention the comic opportunities
now available to the Australians after recently
being tagged a bunch of 'shackle-dragging cheats'
by a nation of, yet again, underachieving pissheads.
home workers fear getting fat. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uks-home-workers-fear-getting-fat/
You Entrepreneur Material? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/tp/Are-You-Entrepreneur-Material.htm?utm_content=5419278&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
'Business success' used to be dogged, hard
work but I see that all of that has changed
since dummyphones, social media and fashionista
'entrepreneurs' came along.
Surprising Traits of the World's Most Successful
Until the next batch of the 'world's most
successful entrepreneurs' come along. Much more
useful would be '8 surprising traits of the
world's self-employed who can afford to pay
all their bills and still have some cash left
to save at the end of each month.'
story vending machines encourage reading.
Does this mean vending machines will now
be replacing teachers?
have affordable, premium essentials delivered
to hotel. http://www.springwise.com/travellers-essentials-delivered-hotel/
As used to be the case before booking hotels
on the internet became all the rage.
Official release: UK confirmed as one of the
top places in the world to do business.
According to the World Bank collating various
countries' press releases, that is. So you will
probably get a more accurate assessment from
a tramp pissing in the wind.
release: Open consultation. Late payment and
'grossly unfair' terms and practices: changes
to the regulations. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/late-payment-and-grossly-unfair-terms-and-practices-changes-to-the-regulations
press release. EU holiday boost to British tourists
cheaper holiday calls and tougher consumer
have more money in their pockets than ever before.
is heading for another 2008 crash: heres
in a name? Shoppers prefer businesses with full
marks in spelling. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/whats-in-a-name-shoppers-prefer-businesses-with-full-marks-in-spelling/
Someone's found (British?) shoppers who know
about spelling, have they? Now there's novel
of online dating scams jumped 16pc last year,
say police. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11960852/Cost-of-online-dating-scams-jumped-16pc-last-year-say-police.html
are you most likely to be burgled? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/28/where-are-you-most-likely-to-be-burgled/
voted the UKs favourite delivery company
by Which? members
reveal their Top Ten dream jobs.
Well. A thousand or so dumbwalking dickheads
bailiffs to be reigned in by new bill.
court fines online reviewer for slamming restaurant
before it had opened. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/28/dijon-court-fines-review-loiseau-des-ducs-restaurant
Cash management skills 'stubbornly low'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34651828
Big Corp will be pleased: their investment
in producing nations of consumer dummies has
been worthwhile after all.
paper deadline looms - what you need to know.
restricts fee waivers for ending contracts.
phones: Data roaming charges will be abolished.
Well. Let's say they're talking about getting
A Round Tuit.
cover 'clearer and stronger'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34649400
text message firm Help Direct UK fined £200,000.
To scrap business records checks. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hmrc-to-scrap-business-records-checks/
fears are holding back entrepreneurial Brits.
Yet just a few days ago, the ONS was claiming
record numbers of Brits are running businesses.
want to repay £100,000 to Bank of Mum
and Dad'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11955463/We-want-to-repay-100000-to-Bank-of-Mum-and-Dad.html
scam victims recover nothing, says RBS.
social media a pyramid scheme enabler? http://thelondoneconomic.com/news/is-social-media-a-pyramid-scheme-enabler/21/10
4 launches search for unusual businesses.
best fish 'n chips shops. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/best-uk-fish-and-chip-shops-revealed-in-oscars-of-fish-frying-industry-a6710601.html
into direct selling for extra cash. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/buying-into-direct-selling-for-extra-cash-1.2397663
the best sort of 4x4 or SUV for me to survive
to house-swap holidays. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/9635850/Guide-to-house-swap-holidays.html
shelving unit grows 21 vegetables at once.
delivers app-rented cars to customers at arrivals.
jewelry subscription service. http://www.springwise.com/luxury-jewelry-subscription-service/
banking platform teaches schoolchildren about
paint set teaches users about color theory.
links college applicants with successful mentors.
who was bombarded with nuisance cold calls day
and night wins the right to charge the firms
responsible £60 for EVERY phonecall they
Avalanche of Tory red tape on business could
leave Government out in the cold. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11956429/Avalanche-of-Tory-red-tape-on-business-leave-Government-out-in-the-cold.html
We've been saying it for years - and it's
not just the Tories who are guilty. Red tape
is like a drug for governments. It creates jobs.
The costs are minimal. And they can pretend
they are doing something about it.
Sunday trading hours and let the market decide
when we want to shop. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11955700/Scrap-Sunday-trading-hours-and-let-the-market-decide-when-we-want-to-shop.html
A proposal based on the antiquated notion
that 'shoppers' somehow have a choice in what
and when they buy. Next thing you know, someone
will be suggesting that the country, with its
'24% regime' of bankers' and murder industry
fags, is a democracy.
are using higher wages to pay off credit card
That's going to bugger up the country's 'economic
extended my entire mortgage without my permission'.
won't regulators act on my £48,500 property
fraud loss?'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11943552/Why-wont-regulators-act-on-my-48500-property-fraud-loss.html
UK house price 'to hit more than £320,000
in 2020'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/26/average-uk-house-price-to-hit-more-than-320-000-in-2020/
bill plan will promote cold-calling. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3291027/Energy-bill-plan-promote-cold-calling-Households-forced-choose-new-deal-year-allowing-companies-phone-offering-deals-switch-suppliers.html
demand major US internet companies prove their
speed claims. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/27/authorities-demand-major-us-internet-companies-prove-their-speed-claims
The same 'authorities' which 'discovered'
Lance Armstrong was doping, one supposes. Or,
what everyone has always known since the internet
(or Lance Armstrong) kicked off. Still, it gives
'the authorities' something to pretend they're
earning their crust while turning a blind eye
to all the remaining scams which continue to
the Poundshop, here's the 25p shop. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3289971/After-Poundshop-99p-shop-s-25p-shop-Businesswoman-20-sets-new-bargain-store-selling-supermarket-brands-pennies.html
15, arrested in Northern Ireland in connection
with TalkTalk cyber attack. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3290486/Boy-15-arrested-Northern-Ireland-connection-TalkTalk-cyber-attack.html
So it's not a gang of Russian Muslim terrorists
as claimed by the regime's hate-preaching Semitic
media, then? But a star pupil of Barclays Bank's
TV advertising campaign, instead!
family business is big business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/why-family-business-is-big-business/
Barclays customers hit by computer
We mentioned Barclays' computer glitches
weeks ago and that some designers with basic
computer, numeracy and literacy skills to work
on the banks' websites wouldn't go amiss. Although
one does appreciate that that would put them
out of sync with their advertising campaign
aimed at dummyphone inadequates.
winter could see power prices double, Ian Marchant
'If not, it's a good excuse for doubling prices,
anyway,' he added.
honey in my front garden will add £4,000
to my insurance'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/buildingsandcontent/11936630/Selling-honey-in-my-front-garden-will-add-4000-to-my-insurance.html
Cole: 'Ive bought five homes, you cant
lose with property. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11950220/Andy-Cole-Ive-bought-five-homes-you-cant-lose-with-property.html
(Who's Andy Cole? Because you can lose with
Passivhaus building standards could allow people
to heat their homes using power emitted by their
That's good news for all those old folk and
home business 'entrepreneurs' who can't afford
to keep warm. Because once they have saved up
enough money to pay for a home which meets Passivhaus
standards, they will have been dead for fifty
years. (Which might also be enough time in which
to get a half-decent internet connection.)
sports stars caught doping in Britain face being
JAILED under proposed new crackdown. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3288835/Cheating-sports-stars-caught-doping-Britain-face-JAILED-proposed-new-crackdown.html
'Caught' being the operative word, of course.
Upon which assorted governing bodies and the
country's criminal, two-faced media can be counted
upon for their fullest co-operation. Not.
TalkTalk attack: 'Urgent action needed' on cyber-crime.
Or, in 'plebspeak' how can Big Corp and
the banks further shirk their responsibilities
to their customers despite using inherently
flawed and unfit-for-purpose operating systems?
now, the penalty for filing your tax return
too early. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11950784/And-now-the-penalty-for-filing-your-tax-return-too-EARLY.html
£25,000 payout spark new PPI claims spree?
duty hikes trigger high-end property market
energy firms charge the most in Europe - why?
on new pension scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/24/warning-on-new-pension-scam/
Community: please help me keep my Windows 10
system running like a champ. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
best businesses for stay-at-home mums or dads.
essential home office checklist. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/yourhomeoffice/fl/Home-Office-Checklist-for-Home-Business-Owners.htm?utm_content=20151024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
steps to childproofing your home business.
Big increase in cold call complaints but very
few fines. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34618167
Yup. That sounds like a UK watchlapdog not
at work all right.
EU negotiators appear to break environmental
pledge in leaked draft. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/23/ttip-eu-negotiators-appear-to-break-environmental-pledge-in-leaked-draft
There's no such thing as an EU TTIP 'negotiator':
just collaborators, quislings, colluders and
cyberattack boss receives ransom demand.
Wot - like a telecomms bill?
cyberattack: am I liable for fraud losses if
I don't inform my bank? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11949848/TalkTalk-cyberattack-am-I-liable-for-fraud-losses-if-I-dont-inform-my-bank.html
abandon the shopping list in favour of impulse
says Co-op report. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19922
grocery delivers huge potential. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19924
landlord fined almost £90,000 for 'substandard'
basement let. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11950099/London-landlord-fined-almost-90000-for-substandard-basement-let.html
has probably never been a better time to re-mortgage.
Given the fact that the average Brit isn't
going to make enough money, or keep pace with
rising prices, to buy their home outright.
the UK's best place to live? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/23/wheres-the-uks-best-place-to-live/
habits and behaviours thats stop people finding
Like those of stereotype, arse-lickin' webbie
and social media gobshites without their own
pot to piss in, in other words.
French 'home business': husband pimps wife out
to 2700 men over 4 years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3285500/Wife-forced-sex-2-700-men.html
What now remains to be seen is just how many
French politicians actively supported the husband's
Know your household appliances? Test yourself
on running costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11943882/Quiz-Know-your-household-appliances-Test-yourself-on-running-costs.html
home remote captures favorite home scenes.
interface lets those with disabilities access
smart tech. http://www.springwise.com/device-connects-disabilities-smartphones/
bus shelters are recharge hotspots. http://www.springwise.com/upgrade-bus-shelters-recharge-hotspots/
Independent shops declining at disastrous
Not to worry. Now that Ingerlandt's Chief
Fag to America (and Israel) has been photographed
downing a pint in an English pub with the Chinese
PM, the vast majority of the country's businesses
(99%), including shops, can expect a flood of
new money. Can't they? Which they could
have expected for years if it hadn't been for
Chinese tourist visa restrictions by the present
visit: Foreign Office condemned by MPs for putting
trade deals above human rights. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/foreign-office-condemned-by-mps-for-prioritising-trade-deals-over-human-rights-a6704946.html
Except when Ingerlandt engages in trade deals
with 'human rights' violators such as the USA,
Israel, the Ukrainian puppet regime or Saudi
Arabia for example. Not to mention of course,
trade deals with 'human rights' offenders such
as Iraq, Libya, Syria and the 'Arab Spring'
countries before they fell out of favour with
the Americans and its NATO (Northern Axis of
Terrorist Oppression) cronies for jeopardising
continuing trade deals in favour of increasing
trade deals with the Chinese and the Russians,
official: how Britain's banks are ripping us
Surely this isn't news? No wonder the media
spends so much time on propaganda, football
and regurgitating what was on telly last night.
of us aren't saving any money at all. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/22/millions-of-us-arent-saving-any-money-at-all/
That's because Britain is a nation of entrepreneurs
and paying off its start-up loans; a dummyphone;
a crap internet connection; a Sky subscription;
a big telly on which to watch Sky (and Dragons'
Den and The Apprentice); and a set of log-book
loan British Mon's Wheels (BMW) with lo-profile
most accident-prone jobs and industries.
Otherwise, the risks of being self-employed.
customer data at risk following 'significant
and sustained' cyber attack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11949468/TalkTalk-phone-network-hit-by-significant-cyber-attack.html
is tax-free, European court rules. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11948222/Bitcoin-is-tax-free-European-court-rules.html
a street's smell significantly reduce its house
south-east London coffee shop ordered to remove
its sign (because it counts as 'trespassing'.)
makes a comeback - and this time, it isn't the
dealers who are at it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/columnists/james-foxall/clocking-makes-a-comeback/
needs cultural bridges, not boycotts
letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others.
Then let Israel and its western propaganda
start building those cultural bridges. Instead
of supporting terrorism, murder, ethnic cleansing,
apartheid and theft. Not to mention the small
matter of competing with European businesses
on an uneven playing field. So - perhaps a few
humanitarian and commercial bridges first?
simple steps to starting an online business.
best ways to make money blogging for beinners.
platform uses big data to assess loan credibility.
lets users swap skills without money. http://www.springwise.com/timebank-platform-lets-users-swap-skills-without-money/
platform for amateur soccer terms. http://www.springwise.com/analytics-platform-amateur-soccer-teams/
CBI says leaving EU would have serious consequences
for Britain. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/cbi-says-leaving-eu-would-have-serious-consequences-for-britain/
bank accounts will save you up to £260
a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11946298/The-big-banks-will-not-be-broken-up-competition-watchdog-set-to-rule-in-their-favour.html
you owed money by your bank? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/21/are-you-owed-money-by-your-bank/
town most affected by the new buy-to-let tax.
website branded worst for online shopping.
ways to make sure you get paid on time.
to stop being a 'shoebox' business owner.
collect human waste for fuel. http://www.springwise.com/monthly-serviced-toilets-collect-human-waste-fuel/
history transformed into printable newspaper.
Majority of small businesses are born global,
not local. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/majority-of-small-businesses-are-born-global-not-local/
is Black Friday 2015? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/20/when-is-black-friday-2015-UK/
gadgets off standby could save Brits £600m.
on how to spot fake online reviews.
Errr: you find them on the internet?
build a pub between their houses for £80
for somewhere new to drink. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11943054/couples-build-pub-between-houses-homebrew.html
helps optimize emotion in web content.
company encourages compliments at traffic lights.
filter system cleans up any inbox. http://www.springwise.com/email-filter-system-cleans-inbox/
Most people have had one of those ever since
the internet was invented. It's called 'delete
anything which comes from America.'
UK consumer confidence climbs to its highest
level in at least four years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11937093/UK-consumer-confidence-climbed-to-its-highest-level-in-at-least-four-years.html
grocery sector seeing its first 'green shoots
of recovery'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11941312/UK-grocery-sector-seeing-its-first-green-shoots-of-recovery.html
firms hope for banks' stranglehold to be smashed
than 12 million fall into UK digital skills
would pay up to £1.65bn to access premium
mobile & broadband service. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/consumers-would-pay-up-to-1-65bn-to-access-premium-mobile-broadband-service/
Or, as existing providers are hoping, pay
£1.65 billion more for the same crap.
With the regime's complicity guaranteed, of
ways to avoid identity theft. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/19/five-ways-to-avoid-identify-theft/
warns of severe skills shortages.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has
issued a warning about the severe skills shortage
in the building industry. The FMB's 'State of
Trade Survey' for the third quarter of 2015
has revealed that 60% of small construction
firms are struggling to hire bricklayers, a
significant increase on the 49% of firms reporting
difficulties in the second quarter of 2015.
Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: "We
urgently need to boost our workforce by convincing
people - in their thousands - to return to our
industry or join us for the first time. Key
to this is the need to address the severe shortfall
in apprenticeships. The number of construction
apprenticeships is insufficient and the ongoing
uncertainty surrounding the proposed Apprenticeship
Levy is exacerbating the problem. What is very
concerning is the fear that the proposed Apprenticeship
Levy could deter employers from taking on apprentices
at a time when we need them most." (EnterpriseQuest)
more information, go to: http://www.fmb.org.uk/news-publications/newsroom/press-releases/2015/october/growing-skills-shortage-threatens-pms-plans-for-home-ownership-151012
one in four UK adults do not have basic online
Whereas the remaining three out of four UK
adults don't possess the literacy skills to
apply basic online skills.
googletranslate goes wrong. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/china/11274952/Lost-in-translation-hilarious-mistranslated-Chinese-signs.html
At best, googletranslate was never 'right' unless,
like a bank loan or an overdraft, you didn't
really need it. And you don't have to travel
to China to see just how bad translations can
be. France is as good a starting place as any.
to structure your presentation for maximum impact.
Things Your Small Business Website Needs for
Better Mobile Performance.
Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Business Website.
of iPhone apps to be removed from Apple App
Store for illegally collecting your private
will warn you if governments start spying on
Facebook a US government spying tool anyway?
content gets past ad-blockers. http://www.springwise.com/sponsored-content-gets-past-ad-blockers/
cup gives the illusion of flavored water.
Apprenticeships expansion 'devaluing brand'.
Well - after the regime and its webbie teaboys
(and gals) devalued the 'entrepreneur' brand,
they had to move onto something else to dumb
reforms 'open door for scams', concludes committee
of MPs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34549300
Quick on their feet, are our MPs!
reform rip-offs 'could be new PPI scandal'.
targets 1,114 'fake reviewers' in Seattle lawsuit.
in line for compensation over false appliance
efficiency ratings. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11938104/Consumers-in-line-for-compensation-over-false-appliance-efficiency-ratings.html
Friday sales forecast to top £1bn but
experts warn retailers that discount day could
hurt profits. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3277286/Black-Friday-sales-forecast-1bn-experts-warn-retailers-not-benefit.html
made me sign a gag order before it would return
£2,000 of my own money'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11927100/Barclays-made-me-sign-a-gag-order-before-it-would-return-2000-of-my-own-money.html
to avoid insurance premium hikes. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/17/how-to-avoid-insurance-premium-hikes/
from entrepreneurial families would rather start
their own business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/children-from-entrepreneurial-families-would-rather-start-their-own-business/
launch new TV advertising campaign to support
and empower women. http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/tv/avon-challenge-customers-make-up-own-mind-launch-new-television-ads-882623.html
one man hopes to put delicious fruit back in
our hedgerows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/grow-to-eat/free-apple-or-pear-in-every-hedge/
Mobile operators hit customers with 80% price
hike after premium-rate call charges are made
A further post-election surprise (not) by
yet another trough of regime donors and supporters.
proof the online review that made you book your
holiday may be FAKE: Investigation reveals an
entire industry is dedicated to generating bogus
appraisals for cash. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3276617/Disturbing-proof-online-review-book-holiday-FAKE-Investigation-reveals-entire-industry-dedicated-generating-bogus-appraisals-cash.html
Are there really so many morons out there
that this is actually news? Or are fake postings
in the media being counted as real people these
You can have a version like this: The
cost of foreign holidays has plummeted just
in time for the Britain's half-term break.
one like this (same rag, same day): Your
half term holiday just got more expensive as
pound sinks against the euro. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/612519/Half-term-holidays-more-expensive-pound-sinks-against-euro
(Although the £ has not 'just' sunk
against the euro at all: it's been going down
for the past five months.)
Economy-Proof Business Ideas.
aboard with the artisans: sew up a hand-made
discount to the festive crafts fair. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/all-aboard-with-the-artisans-sew-up-a-hand-made-discount-to-the-festive-crafts-fair-a6697206.html
creates instant chatroom for any website.
Report system for drivers improves road safety.
device translates tail wags into chinwags.
city gets wi-fi bins. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34539197
Consumers have been asking for them in London
Small Business Saturday team announces its largest
UK bus tour. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-business-saturday-team-announces-its-largest-uk-bus-tour/
Another annual propaganda opportunity for
da PM to be photographed buying a couple of
lamb chops from his local butcher. Or will he
be advised to be photographed taking a selfie,
'on-the-go' as footfall falls. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-34548799
MPs' rebellion to sink Sunday trading hours
end of 'free' banking. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11937451/Banks-told-to-make-hidden-charges-clearer-or-introduce-flat-fee-for-current-accounts.html
There never was anything such as 'free' banking
other than in the advertorials of the country's
'face 6.3% annual rent rise'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34548141
Tory MP Philip Davies says UK law requiring
homes be fit for human habitation is an unnecessary
Court rules minicab-hailing app Uber is lawful.
admits second theft of customer accident details.
Community: please help me understand how hackers
get passwords. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
that can arise over running a business.
Gmail trick that gives you unlimited 'one per
person' vouchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11928711/The-Gmail-trick-that-gives-you-unlimited-one-per-person-vouchers.html
speech: Supporting business and fighting anti-Semitism.
Supporting business and fighting discrimination
- not just 'anti-Semitism' - appear noble political
values. Especially for a regime which is supported
so substantially in turn, by the country's Friends
of (the terrorist state of) Israel. Now that
the post-election acknowledgements have been
made, perhaps ministers could turn their attention
to the remaining 99% of the business community
and the daily hate-preaching and discrimination,
disinformation and propaganda practised by the
'Semitic' media? Or would that be too much of
an impediment to their post-political prospects?
Number of UK businesses hits record levels.
Assuming everyone's definition of a UK
'business' is coming from the same page, just
how many of those 'businesses' are achieving
a minimum living wage?
cheques written a year by typical adult in 2024,
says Payments UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34538767
Especially by adults who are also 'UK businesses'.
business numbers hit record numbers confidence
is key to success says FSB. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/as-business-numbers-hit-record-numbers-confidence-is-key-to-success-says-fsb/
So it's not a dummyphone, a crap internet
connection, social media, illiterate postings
on a forum for morons, an official start-up
loan, an ex-bank manager for a business failure
mentor, watching Dragons' Den or The Apprentice,
a second-hand, log-book loan BMW and taking
selfies? Does that mean the regime's
Gobbo-gurus have got it all wrong up to now?
power supplies enough for winter, says National
An assurance from the National Grid? That
should keep millions of pensioners through to
home businesses warm and broke for the next
Grid warns of 'brown-outs'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3275091/National-Grid-warns-brown-outs-supplies-prevent-potential-total-black-outs.html
In other words, when is a blackout not a blackout?
Like, when is a UK entrepreneur not an entrepreneur?
(When they have to do business.)
Builders' Finance Fund: Only £1m allocated.
The regime's donors from the construction
industry will be pleased.
will have to take in older relatives.
Clearly the 'home business entrepreneurs'
of the future, taking over from residential
homes and providing a welcome boost for the
regimes' cronies dubious business start-up figures.
Daily Mail ads briefly linked to malware.
I thought there was a golden rule which has
applied to all media rag advertising (every
bit as much as our
politicians' favourite porn sites) since
the year oink, oink. Never click on any ad.
Except for the Close Ad tab.
risk' after Halifax, Bank of Scotland flaw spotted.
Would this be regime-approved online banking
fraud? Or one of the more haphazard, amateur
fraud victims is over 65. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/15/one-in-three-fraud-victims-is-65-or-over/
Mones lingerie firm publishes £388,000
losses on eve of admission into House of Lords
as new business tsar. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/michelle-mones-lingerie-firm-publishes-388000-losses-on-eve-of-admission-into-house-of-lords-as-new-business-tsar/
uniform prices raised by supplier contracts,
says CMA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34537127
speed of cloud adoption is accelerating.
makes home appliances smart. http://www.springwise.com/smartplug-uses-bluetooth-control-home-appliances/
enables anyone to host an e-bike infrastructure.
songs, curated by real people. http://www.springwise.com/daily-song-recommendations-real-people/
map shows credit scores by postcode. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-3273996/How-neighbours-manage-money-Interactive-map-reveals-average-credit-scores-postcode.html
to Fakebook. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3274749/Welcome-Fakebook-75-people-admit-making-lives-exciting-social-media.html
Government closes Broadband Voucher SME scheme
after it runs out of money. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/government-closes-broadband-voucher-sme-scheme-after-it-runs-out-of-money/
(Funds needed to murder Syrians, Iraqis,
Afghans, Palestinians and Somalis, instead.)
buy-to-let investors confess to £50m of
unpaid tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11931468/10000-buy-to-let-investors-confess-to-50m-of-unpaid-tax.html
SMEs to vote in favour of UK staying in the
Cameron defends 'starter homes' that only the
richest can afford. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-defends-starter-homes-that-only-the-richest-can-afford-a6693751.html
sees biggest rise in house sales in Britain.
nation: Britain's cafes elbow out shops, pubs
and payday lenders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11931103/Latte-nation-Britains-cafes-elbow-out-shops-pubs-and-payday-lenders.html
told to ignore 'lax' victims of cyber-crime.
. . . as this would clash with 'lax' policing
duties while filming.
release. Business population estimate for the
UK and regions: 2015 statistical release.
missed business opportunities. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/14/famous-missed-business-opportunities/
cash in piggy banks: one in 12 workers store
money at home rather than trusting more conventional
Sounds like the good 'ole days! Which is
why the regime and the banks are working on
a cashless society, of course.
to work less and earn more. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/worklifebalanceathome/fl/How-to-Work-Less-and-Earn-More.htm?utm_content=20151014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
recognizes appliances and monitors their power
urban apartments let users move to new city
via app. http://www.springwise.com/movable-urban-apartments-affordable-millennial-lifestyles/
handyman via text or Facebook Messenger.
House prices rising fastest in England.
Plumbers chief Charlie Mullins resigns from
Business for Britain over EU exit campaign.
over new state pension top up scheme.
release: Impact assessment. Small Business Commissioner.
tricks that make you spend more.
crime set to become Britan's most common crime.
Community. What you need to know before buying
your next laptop. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
desk for office power naps. http://www.springwise.com/convertible-desk-office-power-naps/
button can be programmed to request anything.
get free accommodation at Dutch care home.
New review to give consumers better financial
didnt think TTIP could get any scarier,
but then I spoke to the EU official in charge
of it.' http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/i-didn-t-think-ttip-could-get-any-scarier-but-then-i-spoke-to-the-eu-official-in-charge-of-it-a6690591.html
shoppers remain loyal to local stores. A
survey carried out by AXA Business Insurance
has revealed that more than 60% of British shoppers
have long-standing relationships with their
local stores. Of those surveyed, 25% said that
they knew their local retailers by name, and
18% considered the staff in high street shops
to be friends. More than half of
survey participants felt that by supporting
their local retailers, they were supporting
the local community as a whole. Hairdressers
have the most loyal customers, with 55% of participants
saying they are committed to their usual stylist.
However, 88% of shoppers said that they are
not as loyal to their local supermarket. Better
value products would tempt 64% of shoppers elsewhere,
and 25% admitted that they would switch if a
different supermarket opened closer to their
further information, go to: http://www.axa.co.uk/newsroom/media-releases/2015/Brits-stay-loyal-to-local-stores/
changes may force personal service companies
to close. Up to 45,000 personal service
companies (PSCs) may be forced out of business
as a result of proposals by HM Revenue &
Customs (HMRC) to introduce legislation preventing
contractors from claiming tax relief on travel
and subsistence expenses. From April 2016, contractors
working through employment agencies will no
longer be able to claim tax relief on these
expenses, as they will be deemed to be working
under the supervision, direction or control
(SDC) of the agency. Ambiguities in the definition
of SDC have also led to concerns that all temporary
contractors will potentially fall under the
SDC rules. According to a members poll
by the Association of Independent Professionals
and the Self-Employed (IPSE), around 20% of
contractors fear that the new rules will damage
their business, while 75% believe that accepting
contracts outside their local area will not
be viable if they cannot claim for travel expenses
in future. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the tax changes at: http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012245contractor_tax_relief_ban_sink_45000_pscs.html
10 worst areas in Britain for earning the living
to take part in Global Entrepreneurship Week
Start-Up event. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hundreds-to-take-part-in-global-entrepreneurship-week-start-up-event/
bogus ISAs and bonds pushed by fraudsters.
fiver a week could make your child a millionaire!
to succeed in business as an introvert.
tips for better small business networking.
scheme widens access to creative careers.
Craigslist for truck drivers. http://www.springwise.com/roving-craigslist-truck-drivers/
monitor lets parents keep an eye on teen drivers.
death and life of the great British pub.
Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax despite
£35m staff bonuses. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/oct/11/facebook-paid-4327-corporation-tax-despite-35-million-staff-bonuses
All I can say is that it's a good job that
the vast majority (99%) of the UK's business
community can be hounded by the regime's HMRC
fags to Big Corp to make up the difference needed
by the country's economy!
told to investigate garden bridge contract as
campaigners claim companies were lined up before
tenders were issued. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268311/Police-told-investigate-garden-bridge-contract-campaigners-claim-companies-lined-tenders-issued.html
Could this be why London (aka 'Boris the
American Buffoon') pulled its bid to host the
next start of the Tour de France because it
would rather spend the money on 'infrastructure',
instead (of local, small business interests)?
million Britons invited to top up state pension.
Designed to be particularly attractive to
women and the self-employed. Look further? Or
another regime money-grubbing scam designed
to make up for tax evasion losses by their Big
Peston: 'Parents - sell your homes to help children
buy property'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11925545/Robert-Peston-Parents-sell-your-homes-to-help-children-buy-property.html
A typical statement from a grotesquely overpaid
hack who has contributed to the state of the
country's housing market which makes it so difficult
for the young to buy a property. I'm sure that
at £400k p.a., though, Mr Peston's children,
for whom he expresses so much concern, should
have their own places by now. My £5-a-week,
Second World War immigrant parents bought me
my first property as a reward for passing my
Eleven Plus, for example, and it all kicked
off from there. It took another couple of years
of evening and weekend work (after homework)
to knock the place into shape (with Dad's help),
mind you. Instead of playing with talking plastic
shite, watching telly, taking selfies and getting
pissed. And developing the attitude that people
who work for what they want, shouldn't be forced
to 'sell up' to help pay for an economy propped
up by lying, thieving, murdering public school
fags and quislings and their gutless, Israeli-American
as a supposed business journalist, what are
Mr Peston's views on TTIP - the clandestine,
anti-consumer, anti-small business trust being
organised by American Big Corp and its European
political fags, which drew an estimated 250,000-strong
protest in Berlin alone yesterday? (And
as not generally reported by Ingerlandt's craven
Israeli-American media which Mr Peston works
farmers' market organisers 'upset' at Rugby
World Cup closure. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34488791
what would it mean for your EU holiday home?
mail victims lose more than £1,000 each.
Powerful Video Marketing Trends in Online Marketing.
your call to action in marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/fl/Optimizing-Your-Call-to-Action-in-Marketing.htm?utm_content=20151011&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness
the event planning business never declines.
to start a self-catering business. http://restaurants.about.com/od/catering/ht/How-To-Start-A-Catering-Business.htm?utm_content=20151008&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
Amazon launches handicraft store. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34485684
annoying email mistakes even smart people make.
'Smart' people? What's with the excuse for
idle, impolite morons?
10 tips to improve your digital marketing.
things to remember about your small businesss
motor expenses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/5-things-to-remember-about-your-small-businesss-motor-expenses/
access to funds shouldn't hinder entrepreneurs.
Perhaps this fact should be pointed out to
the regime and its start-up loan scheme?
to make £50,000 from doing the things
you love. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11921712/How-to-make-50000-from-doing-the-things-you-love.html
small business ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/a/small-business-ideas.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
type of business should you start? http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/businesstype.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
5 small business trends of the decade. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/management/a/businesstrendsdecade.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=
app for teens is inaudible to adults. http://www.springwise.com/communication-app-teens-inaudible-adults/
makes interesting conversations easy to publish.
sanitizes shopping cart handles in between uses.
concrete helps prevent flooding. http://www.springwise.com/porous-concrete-helps-prevent-flooding/
bank gives kids tangible rewards with virtual
card helps tap millennials market. http://www.springwise.com/members-card-helps-tap-millennials-market/
subscription service plans surprise trips.
Tory donors, business leaders and senior politicians
back campaign for Britain to leave EU. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/11920590/Tory-donors-business-leaders-and-senior-politicians-back-campaign-to-leave-EU.html
No-one who knows what they're talking
about and with the country's best interests
at heart, in other words. And 'business
leaders'? Just what section of the 99% majority
of the country's business community do any of
these tossers speak for?
construction takes an unexpected tumble as repair
jobs dry up in a wet August. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11921388/UK-construction-takes-an-unexpected-tumble-as-repair-jobs-dry-up-in-a-wet-August.html
In other words, reports just a week ago that
the construction industry was enjoying a boom
- were just more lying regime propaganda?
risk rises as UK energy crisis deepens.
Fuel for bombers, fighters and tanks enagaged
in murderous invasions being much more important
than fuel for the national wellbeing.
England's top buy-to-let hotspots. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11918909/Essex-and-Hertfordshire-named-top-buy-to-let-hotspots.html
The trick is to identify 'hotspots' before
they become 'hotspots'.
launch £33MILLION legal battle against
Royal Bank of Scotland after claiming bad advice
wrecked their booming property business.
bonne vie... for FREE! British couple quit their
jobs and spend three years house-sitting around
France while wealthy homeowners are on holiday.
Sounds a bit like the average British teenager
to me. Wealthy parents or not.
owners in Morocco face fines if guests are unmarried.
airport wi-fi much slower than on the tube.
London's got 'wi-fi', has it?
mayor of Calais calls for ten-year prison sentences
for anyone caught breaking into the Channel
Tunnel after repeated mass invasions by migrants
heading for Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3266255/Hardline-mayor-Calais-calls-ten-year-prison-sentences-caught-breaking-Channel-Tunnel-repeated-mass-invasions-migrants-heading-Britain.html
And what sentences would the mayor of Calais
propose for French terrorist trade union thugs
on her patch who have been making repeated attacks
on 'the national infrastructure' for years?
Much less the 'infrastructure' and economies
of hundreds of thousands of small European business
affected by her 'collabo' cowardice and hypocrisy.
the old out of their homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/11920395/Letters-Its-wrong-of-the-Government-to-hound-old-people-from-their-homes.html
Well - look on the bright side. If they lived
in the Middle East or Africa, they could be
murdered in their homes by this government (and
its terrorist mates), instead. Not such good
news for all those 'silverpreneur', 'home-based'
entrepreneur statistics which were used in the
regime's re-election propaganda a few months
ago, though. What enterpreneurial trend or phenomenon
are the regime's webbie tea-boys (and girls)
going to come up with next?
ministers agree to build camps in Africa to
send illegal immigrants. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265262/EU-ministers-agree-build-camps-Africa-send-illegal-immigrants-Theresa-orders-game-deportations.html
Sounds like plenty of work coming up for
the regime's favourite building companies (donors).
Good game, though. Send all the 'illegal immigrants'
back to where they came from to begin with.
Before the Coalition of Evil destroyed their
homes, their economies, their countries. And,
with the regime's plans to extend their terrorist
activities into Somalia now that Vlad The Bad
has muscled in on their Syrian job creation
schemes, it looks as the gravy train will continue
to roll for a while yet. All paid for by the
taxpayer and the small business community, of
paying bills and shopping around on the toilet.
Something to do with consumer creditworthiness
tale of entrepreneurial success gone wrong.
British cowboy builder story: Bullying builder
has left me scared to go out after his bill
rocketed from £3,000 to £21,000.
trendy eco-tourism can be BAD for wildlife because
it makes animals too comfortable with humans.
New starter homes unaffordable, says Shelter.
Seems like a good time for some clueless
hack to commend home businesses as a 'lo-cost'
same-day delivery a first for UK high street.
real cost of having your identity stolen.
release: Consultation outcome. Small Business
Commissioner role. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/small-business-commissioner-role
Google rotting your BRAIN? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3263670/Is-Google-rotting-BRAIN-adults-search-answers-without-trying-remember-25-immediately-forget-ve-out.html
'nested folders' glitch lets users hide useless
Or, you could simply 'hide' the useless iPhone
under the wheels of a passing lorry?
to get hold of an iPhone 6s without breaking
the bank. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-3262093/What-cheapest-way-buying-iPhone-6s.html
Retrieve one from under the wheels of a passing
'sharing economy' business helped me to buy
my own flat. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11906443/My-sharing-economy-business-helped-me-to-buy-my-own-flat.html
police say crime against tourists is down 17%
as officers arrest 4,000 thieves at Eiffel Tower,
Louvre and other landmarks. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3264518/Paris-police-say-crime-against-tourists-falls-17-cent.html
Paris 'landmarks' at the same time, have
reported a 17% drop in profits.
City watchdog launches probe into 'mortgage
prisoners' who can't move home because lenders
prevent them from switching or remortgaging.
medieval craftsmanship to cutting-edge technology
the sensational winners of the first
ever Rural Business Awards. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/from-medieval-craftsmanship-to-cutting-edge-technology-the-sensational-winners-of-the-first-ever-rural-business-awards/
co-founders named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
UK 2015 winners. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/transferwise-co-founders-named-ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-uk-2015-winners/
of shoppers hit by rip-off fees when they buy
items from abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11914724/Millions-of-shoppers-hit-by-rip-off-fees-when-they-buy-items-from-abroad.html
internet use could be raising your blood pressure,
US study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/excessive-internet-use-could-be-raising-your-blood-pressure-us-study-finds-a6685161.html
and RBS face trial by Twitter as online banking
technology fails them. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/trial-by-twitter-for-big-banks-as-technology-fails-them-a6684001.html
A somewhat fanciful notion that Twitter has
any meaningful impact on a bunch of crooks subsidised
by the taxpayer with the help of a regime of
fagging war criminals.
hikes the cost of line rental and increases
voicemail charge by 500%. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/sky-hikes-the-cost-of-line-rental-and-increases-voicemail-charge-by-500-a6683941.html
It's an expensive business exposing all of
those crooked, cheating, doped-up sports the
rest of the media, sponsors and governing bodies
have been protecting - when you're trying to
manage the reputation of your own team of professional
cyclists. The 'collateral' losses need to be
made up somehow.
YOU trust Apple more than the government? Poll
reveals people would rather give their data
to a brand than politicians. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3263011/Do-trust-Apple-government-Poll-reveals-people-data-brand-politicians.html
wine investment fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/07/scamwatch-wine-investment-fraud/
bakers fined for working too much and vent fury
at 'criminal record for baking bread'.
They should have formed their own 'syndicat'
and stoned the public, intimidated passers-by,
lit hundreds of carcinogenic fires, contributed
significantly to individual and the country's
national debt, terrrorised and dropped bombs
on childrens' homes and hospitals - and they
would have received full media and official
backing and acclaim, instead.
reasons your business must accept credit.
Online Payment Services to Help Small Business
Owners Get Paid. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/ecommerce/tp/onlinepymt.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
Affordable Mobile Processing Solutions: Take
Credit Cards Anywhere. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/Home_Business_Toolbox/tp/4-Affordable-Mobile-Processing-Solutions.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
RETAIL SALES GROW FASTER THAN EXPECTED
slashes payments terms to 14 days for small
Cameron says home ownership boost will drive
Britains 'turnaround' decade.
British 'home ownership' that had already
been achieved by the Thatcher government - 30
years ago? And everything seemed to be all right
- until the latest Tory regime of Big Corp fags
and war criminals came along?
for complaints: no thanks were
best fish 'n chip shops. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/Best-fish-and-chip-restaurants-2015/
Great British Bake Off effect! Engineer enjoys
business boom after wannabe bakers rush to restore
vintage food mixers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3261782/The-Great-British-Bake-effect-Engineer-enjoys-business-boom-wannabe-bakers-rush-restore-vintage-food-mixers.html
to 24-year-olds spend more on food than any
other age group, says research. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/16-to-24-year-olds-spend-more-on-food-than-any-other-age-group-says-research-a6678596.html
And this is the 'jobless' generation without
two pennies to rub together, is it? Even when
I was doing a bit of hod-carrying and rolling
in it at their age, the idea of going out to
eat was almost alien and a home-based diet of
jacket potatoes with baked beans three times
a week, was almost obligatory. Mind you, the
home budget wasn't being blown on talking plastic
shite, crap telecomms connections, a car and
getting bladdered every day, either. No wonder
the regime needs to give them a taxpayer-funded
bung to help them start up with their own barrer!
loves this American tourists random observations
about England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11914645/Everyone-loves-this-American-tourists-random-observations-about-England.html
cyclists 'the most active in the world'.
the exception of a few notable success stories,
this is a boat which has been almost completely
missed by the UK's business world.
to stop seling Kindle as book sales surge.
And another trend which has gone largely
warning labels on smartphones to prevent digital
addiction, say researchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11914851/Put-warning-labels-on-smartphones-to-prevent-digital-addiction-say-researchers.html
Ten Innovation Report for October. http://www.springwise.com/top-ten-innovation-report-for-october/
3D printed jewellery the future? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/85712/shaping-the-future-3d-printed-jewellery.html
adventures in the great outdoors. http://www.springwise.com/crowdfunding-adventures-great-outdoors/
printing marketplace only sells high quality,
curated items. http://www.springwise.com/curated-marketplace-lets-customers-3d-print-products-home/
label shows sustainability infographics on packaging.
builds incredible three-storey treehouse in
his garden. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/tools-and-accessories/grandfather-builds-incredible-treehouse-in-back-garden/
This could be the answer to the UK's supposed
housing supply and home office crisis. If enough
East European carpenters can be persuaded to
come over to do the work.
Councils keep £26bn business rates in
'devolution revolution'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/05/councils-keep-26bn-business-rates-in-devolution-revolution/
to National Minimum Wage.
Changes to National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates
came into effect on 1st October 2015. The NMW
rate for workers aged 21 or over increased from
£6.50 to £6.70; for 18 to 20-year-olds,
it increased from £5.13 to £5.30;
and for those aged 16 and 17, it increased from
£3.79 to £3.87. The NMW rate for
apprentices rose by 20%, from £2.73 to
£3.30, which is the largest ever increase
and exceeds the 3% rise proposed by the Low
more about the changes at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-introduces-largest-ever-increase-to-apprentices-wages
new rates are detailed at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
support for UK dairy farmers. The European
Commission has allocated £26.2 million
of financial support to help the UK's 'hard-pressed'
dairy industry. England's share (£15.5
million) will be in the form of one-off payments
to dairy farmers through the Rural Payments
Agency, which will average £1,820 per
farmer and be available in December 2015. Agencies
in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have
discretion as to how to distribute their respective
£3.2 million, £2.3 million and £5.1
million share of the funding.
more about the support at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eu-farming-support-package-allocations-announced
10 most common customer service fails by mobile
phone operators. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-10-most-common-customer-service-fails-by-mobile-phone-operators-a6680391.html
hotel adds free vinyl to room service menu.
entirely crowdsourced business venture.
water meter tracks individual appliances to
curb wastage. http://www.springwise.com/smart-water-meter-tracks-individual-appliances-curb-wastage/
helps estate agents retain their happy clients.
guide for starting an office.
checklist for your home office.
Half of Britains 4.5 million self-employed
are in low paid jobs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/half-of-britains-4-5-million-self-employed-are-in-low-paid-jobs/
Only what we've been saying for the past
FIVE years - so better late than never! Even
though 'half' is still being optimistic. And
there aren't 4.5 million 'real' self-employed
in Britain, either. Maybe 3.5 million? But -
as far as getting re-elected is concerned, then
job done, job done as the regime's propaganda
and webbie tea-boys (and girls) look the other
so alternative as SMEs get $5bn
loans from non-banks.
way we buy cars today - the rise of personal
Nothing to do with exhaust emission levels,
then? There's a surprise.
by smart watch? That'll do nicely'.
pasties made in America will NOT
be coming to Europe. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
and loneliness. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34383854
it still worth double paying for German engineering.
(. . . assembled by immigrant labour.)
Our high street is a fragile but still functioning
ecosystem - mainly because of the lack of predators.
be led astray by 0% credit cards. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/dont-be-led-astray-by-0-credit-cards-a6677971.html
Old Spike Roastery: The London coffee roasting
company providing housing and an income to the
part-time businesses you can start today.
- a really sweet business opportunity. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessopportunities/a/halloweenopps.htm?utm_content=20151003&utm_medium=
Jobs boom in construction as housebuilding drives
So the construction industry has resolved
its skills shortages overnight, has it?
granny flat boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258327/The-granny-flat-boom-Number-families-building-annexe-relatives-spurred-lucrative-tax-breaks-homeowners.html
to make a PPI claim? You may only have until
spring 2018. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11906071/Forgotten-to-make-a-PPI-claim-You-may-only-have-until-spring-2018.html
calls for 'complete overhaul' of bank accounts.
I'm sure that with a regime of fags hand-picked
by the banks, this call will really have some
warned after increase in card identity theft.
beggars commuting to 'generous' north. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11908452/Beggars-commuting-to-the-generous-north.html
Now there's enterprising for you! Regime
'guru' appointments and knighthoods coming up!
Sugar says there's no such thing as real poverty
in 21st century Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/society/11909246/Lord-Sugar-says-theres-no-such-thing-as-real-poverty-in-21st-century-Britain.html
I actually know a significant number of 'self-employed'
and 'entrepreneur' types who don't have these
gadgets and struggle to feed their families
properly every week. Perhaps media Gobbo-entrepreneurs
should get out more?
Tunnel closed and services disrupted again.
A 'massive and co-ordinated invasion by a very
large group' apparently. Just like The Coalition
of Evil entering Iraq, then? Or Afghanistan;
or Libya; or Syria; or the Ukraine, etc; etc.
it comes as no surprise that the French are
alleging 'far-left' and 'anarchist' Brits are
behind the mayhem. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258421/Eurotunnel-services-suspended-migrants-storm-Channel-Tunnel.html)
'Zat is clearly taking work from our syndicats'
(French mafia criminals and thugs. Ed),
claimed an official spokesperson for the
socio-fascist regime. 'Our collegues, freres
et compatriots sont very much en colere.' Adding,
'We will be organizing a manif for demain to
decider on which jours to have our next greve
to fermer the Toonell encore,' he concluded.
Perhaps we should invite Vlad The Bad to spare
a few men from the Ukraine and Syria to bring
a bit of order to cross-Channel transport, as
well? (Although how he's got any money left
for international diplomacy after all those
crippling sanctions imposed on Russia by the
West's regimes, defies the imagination.)
call from the Technical Department of Microsoft'.
clampdown could add to London's travel costs
and traffic. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/uber/11904915/Uber-clampdown-could-add-to-Londons-travel-costs-and-traffic.html
need to know whats involved in the business
of dog walking. http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2015/oct/03/dog-walking-career-pay-prospects-job
I was stunned by the quality and the input
this question produced. No wonder Britain is
the best place in the world to start a business.
If you're a dog.
signs that it's time to quit your day job.
Ten ways of growing your business.
to find and sell to your target market.
a sales and marketing strategy.
your business technology current?
most valuable start-ups in the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/picture-galleries/11904378/These-are-the-most-valuable-start-ups-in-the-world.html
10 business ideas from Fashion & Beauty
over the last 12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-10-business-ideas-from-fashion-beauty-over-the-last-12-months/
to raise cash? It would COST us £90,000'.
farm stays. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/luxury-farm-stays-from-medieval-farmsteads-to-beatrix-potters-farm-a6676576.html
open, crowdsourced city-wide IoT network.
wind turbines for family homes learn wind patterns.
app notifies forgotten items and suggests cheapest
For all the cost-saving apps doing the rounds
these days, why is it that never before has
the world been in so much debt?
for cyclists automatically complains about potholes.
As a car driver and a cyclist of err, ages
and ages, the most critical app which is needed
for many modern cyclists - especially in London
- is one which teaches good manners, respect
for the law and other road (and pavement) users
and common sense. Then, they could bring out
a similar app for vehicle drivers to follow
their lead. Of course, I blame the internet,
myself. And Lance Armstrong.
spoon remembers which flavors consumers enjoyed
paint is cheaper and more energy efficient.
Even cheaper and more efficient is 'French'
paint: which never gets applied at all.
pop-up restaurant only serves home cooked meals.
I guess that in The Dark Age of the internet,
this would count as something 'new'.
leave management helps pregnant businesswomen.
granny, in other words? (What
would the world be like without IT and the internet?)
"Missing" workforce ramps up pressure
on labour markets. http://enforbusiness.com/news/missing-workforce-ramps-pressure-labour-markets-201511297
Does that mean that millions of dumbwalking
arsebookers, twatterers and selfie-takers don't
comprise a 'skilled' or 'talented' workforce?
Well, I never.
21 best high streets named ahead of public vote.
probes TV makers over energy efficiency test
It's all Lance Armstrong's fault, as we all
know. Long before the internet came along, no-one
trusted any manufacturer's claims, everyone
knew who was and wasn't cheating and none of
this would have been news. Mind you, there weren't
hundreds of thousands of bent scrotes duping
the public by pretending to be journalists in
those days, either.
release. Research and analysis. Enterprise pilots
in prisons: evaluation. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enterprise-pilots-in-prisons-evaluation
Britain's war criminal politicians hedging
their bets, are they?
Speech. British business successes. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/british-business-successes
(Regime propaganda statement, in other words.)
nearly slips out of top 10 in worldwide competitiveness
(As not reported by British propaganda or
referred to in regime speeches.)
of skilled workers affecting 1 in 4 businesses.
Once again - as not referred to in regime
dejected seaside towns need entrepreneurs to
reinvigorate them. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/britains-dejected-seaside-towns-need-entrepreneurs-to-reinvigorate-them/
That's because they need fewer entrepreneurs
and more businessfolk. (Also as not referred
to in official speeches or regime propaganda.)
just a rural issue as London business
also held back by slow broadband. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/not-just-a-rural-issue-as-london-business-also-held-back-by-slow-broadband/
Much as this has been common knowledge for
donkeys' years, it has almost never been reported.
I wonder why that would be?
hack exposes 15 million people's personal information.
How come crooks and hackers don't seem to
experience the same problems with crap internet
connections as do the public and the small business
community? And why are governments around the
world allowing internet scammers to make false
claims for their connectivity speeds and reliability?
billion Android smartphones can be hacked with
just a song. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11905382/One-billion-Android-smartphones-can-be-hacked-with-just-a-song.html
And no-one is asking how the public has been
lured into buying this crap? Unlike fake emission
tests for cars?
Right to 30-day refund becomes law. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34403005
account complaints jump by a third. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34401777
I guess at some stage the public will have
to accept that modern banking is just a political
and economic pig in a poke. Or should that be
a poke in a pig?
freelancers may be driven out of business by
restrictions on tax relief for work travel.
system discourages saving. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34393770
That's why the regime and its cronies have
been promoting 'entrepreneurship'. So you don't
make enough money to have to worry about saving
for a pension.
release: 'End in sight for roaming rip off',
says UK minister. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/end-in-sight-for-roaming-rip-off-says-uk-minister
Which 'end in sight' would it be this time?
to take the axe to red tape in boost for small
Which just leaves the conundrum of how red-tape
fanatics, the UK, are going to deal with theirs?
buy-to-let deal escapes George Osborne's landlord
online chat rooms. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/scamwatch-online-chat-rooms/
lose almost everything after Facebook removal
van scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11901286/Couple-lose-almost-everything-after-Facebook-removal-van-scam.html
will pay you to deliver packages. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/amazon-will-pay-you-to-deliver-packages/
That will be another 250,000 self-employed
'entrepreneurs' to add to the regime's employment
to extend 140 character limit? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/11900012/Twitter-to-get-rid-of-140-character-limit.html
The only problem is finding Twitter users with
more than a 140 character vocabulary.
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