down to see full list; previous
month's (August 2015) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st September
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
UK firms owed billions in unpaid invoices.
According to research by the Asset Based Finance
Association (ABFA), the extent of overdue payments
to smaller firms in the UK is increasing. Unpaid
invoices now amount to more than £67 billion,
a rise of 8% compared to 2014 figures, and 36%
more than in 2011. The manufacturing and construction
sectors are among those with the highest levels
of unpaid invoices. Construction firms typically
wait 107 days for invoices to be paid, and are
owed more than £7 billion, equivalent
to 16% of the sector's annual turnover. However,
Jeff Longhurst, Chief Executive of the ABFA,
said that firms need to recognise that their
unpaid invoices are an asset and can be the
key to unlocking critical and affordable funding.
more about the research at: http://www.abfa.org.uk/news/101/UK-SMEs-owed-GBP-67bn-in-unpaid-invoices
are now most likely to start a business
with less than £1,000. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/entrepreneurs-are-now-most-likely-to-start-a-business-with-less-than-1000/
Millions of 'businessfolk' on the other hand,
have been starting up with less than £1,000
thirds of SMEs positive over business growth.
That will be all of those successful 'businessfolk'
who have started up with less than £1000
and avoided taking out an official start-up
you're worried about TTIP then you need to know
about CETA. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-youre-worried-about-ttip-then-you-need-to-know-about-ceta-a6671886.html
Yet more significant news being studiously
ignored by Ingerlandt's Israeli-American mainstream
faces massive crackdown in London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11899018/Uber-faces-massive-crackdown-in-London.html
wins coveted Enterprising Britain Award 2015.
to insolvency process introduced. Changes
that will reform the insolvency process, improving
transparency and strengthening the regulation
of insolvency practitioners by the Insolvency
Service, are to be introduced from 1st October
2015. The reforms are being introduced under
the Deregulation Act 2015 and the Small Business,
Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Under the
changes, the way in which insolvency practitioners
are authorised to practice will be reformed,
and the process for reporting to creditors about
the appointment and release of administrators
will also be simplified. In addition, insolvency
practitioners who intend to charge fees on a
'time-and-rate' basis will have to agree their
fees (and any subsequent fee alterations) with
creditors in advance of carrying out any work.
Other changes to be introduced relate to the
process for disqualification of company directors.
The threshold at which creditors in England
and Wales can commence bankruptcy proceedings
against individuals will rise from £750
to £5,000. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the reforms at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/modernising-and-strengthening-insolvency-processes
to increase number of British dairy farmers
direct contracts. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19814
brothel keeper made £500,000 in three
years just yards from local police station.
This isn't exactly a surprise. The police
are too busy these days, making pricks of themselves
at their filming locations.
savings per year from switching off a single
London turns down chance to host start of
2017 Tour de France one day before contract
was due to be signed because it 'does not offer
value for money'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252960/London-turns-chance-host-start-2017-Tour-France-one-day-contract-signed-does-not-offer-value-money.html
London of course, is much more accustomed
to pouring £ billions of taxpayers' money
into the operations of corporate crooks and
any real, profitable benefits to its huge, small
business community, are totally irrelevant.
Rights Act 2015 comes fully into force.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will come fully
into force on 1st October. The Act consolidates
most existing laws relating to business-to-consumer
contracts for goods and services, such as the
Sale of Goods Act, the Supply of Goods and Services
Act, and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
Regulations. The Act covers consumer rights
when goods (including digital content) are faulty,
how services should match up to contractual
information provided to the consumer by the
trader, and unfair terms in business-to-consumer
more information about the Act, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consumer-rights-act-2015
outlines measures under the Enterprise Bill.
The Department for Business (BIS) has published
a series of policy papers that outline various
measures which will be introduced under the
Enterprise Bill. The measures include the appointment
of a Small Business Commissioner to intervene
on behalf of small firms in disputes over late
payment with larger commercial customers, further
powers to enable funding of new broadband projects,
and a requirement that insurance companies make
payments for undisputed claims to firms within
a reasonable time. The measures also provide
for an extension of red-tape-cutting targets
to include the actions of regulators, quality
control of apprenticeship training programmes,
and the simplification of regulatory advice
for business. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the Enterprise Bill at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/enterprise-bill
urged to promote local foods. Defra is urging
food producers and retailers to provide more
information on food labels about where in the
UK the food has originated from. This follows
a survey carried out in June 2015 on behalf
of East of England Co-op. The survey revealed
that 79% of adults believe it is important to
buy locally sourced food. Vegetables and meat
were the products which survey respondents were
most likely to buy if a locally sourced alternative
was available. (EnterpriseQuest)
read more about the research, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-call-for-food-labels-to-meet-growing-consumer-demand-for-local-produce
business minister Anna Soubry wants late paying
firms challenged in person. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-business-minister-anna-soubry-wants-late-paying-firms-challenged-in-person/
Top Ten ways to lose customers.
Ten Commandments of great customer service.
ways to make your customers feel good.
must-know lessons from design-driven brands.
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refurbish bikes to help fund community projects
in Malawi. http://www.springwise.com/prisoners-refurbish-bikes-help-fund-community-projects-malawi/
Sounds like a good probationary activity
for the world's bankers, too.
billboards stop London's litterers. http://www.springwise.com/interactive-billboards-stop-londons-litterers/
'Why didn't £650 survey spot £165,000
subsidence hell?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11891118/Survey-failed-to-spot-165000-subsidence-hell.html
You might as well ask how hundreds of thousands
of British houses built on flood plains have
got past their surveys, as well.
software: If you use AVG's free software, it
will sell your data. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/anti-virus-software-if-you-use-avgs-free-software-it-will-sell-your-data-10515043.html
Jumping on the bandwagon, is it?
New revolutionary concept allows restaurant
customers to donate a meal when buying food.
Not to mention restaurant profits.
rise of retro photo and video apps: From Hipstamatic
to the VHS Camcorder. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/the-rise-of-retro-photo-and-video-apps-from-hipstamatic-to-the-vhs-camcorder-10500964.html
Having watched some of the most appalling
picture loss and breakdown at yesterday's World
Cycling Championships in Richmond, USA, I would
have thought a return to pre-World War Two filming
technology would have been a major improvement.
That this is the country which has sold the
world (and the UK government above all) assorted
internet, dummyphone and software crap, comes
as no surprise!
Court fee rise will disadvantage SMEs chasing
late payments from big business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/court-fee-rise-will-disadvantage-smes-chasing-late-payments-from-big-business/
your buy-to-let? Here are some tricks to cut
your tax bill. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/capital-gains-tax/11890979/Selling-your-buy-to-let-Here-are-some-tricks-to-cut-your-tax-bill.html
said my riverside home would never flood!
to get details of your credit rating for free.
Community: recommendations for a high quality
photo printer. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
home businesses that pay. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/a/75-Home-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=20150926&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
rules for choosing a winning business name.
Government launches nationwide survey of self
Which is tantamount to an official admission
that all previous 'surveys' aren't worth diddly
squat. Which they aren't. Well. Apart from giving
the regime a bit of extra (bogus) credibility
in the run-up to the recent elections.
of England concerns over buy-to-let boom.
VAT Pitfalls to Avoid When Running a Small Business.
reality advertising network links brands with
keeps drunken users safe and sensible. http://www.springwise.com/app-drunken-users-safe/
night bus tickets provide shelter for Londons
homeless youths. http://www.springwise.com/charity-bus-tickets-provide-shelter-londons-young-homeless-night/
I'm trying to do is help other people achieve
their dreams". http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/24/michelle-mone-defends-use-of-government-car/
This is the regime's latest 'business guru'
on her recent appointment while doing the rounds
in an official, chauffeur-driven Jaguar. Which
kinda follows on from another regime business
guru who promised to save the High Street. And
the country's apprenticeship structure. Etc.
Etc. Or, just the latest dose of bollox.
people are burdened with stifling levels of
That's the whole idea, ranging from student
loans to business start-up loans: fodder generation
for the regime's puppeteers - the banks.
phone customers facing bill shock. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/11887187/Mobile-phone-customers-facing-bill-shock-as-Ofcom-triples-spectrum-charges-for-operators.html
to launch vehicle emissions probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34352548
Who's going to be in charge of this PR exercise,
then? Top Gear? Or the Chilcot enquiry? I was
having a word about all of this with one of
our members who makes a decent living out of
trading cars online. Was he worried? About as
much as FIFA; the IOC; the IAAF; the IMF; the
banks generally; American war criminals; and
the list goes on.
are top of insurance claim list. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34335903
Ahead even, of second-hand, log-book loan
BMWs with fake performance and emission data?
And after all that investment by Big Corp in
dumbing down the world's plebs. Next thing you
know, 'the public' will be questioning online
reviews and what they read in 'the papers'!
tips for growing your home business.
7 free business name generators.
sailboat is a co-working space at sea.
That's just what's needed for all those millions
of refugees displaced by the Coalition of Evil,
so that they can arrive in the UK ready-made
entrepreneurs to help swell the regime's bogus
roofing panels are an affordable, eco-friendly
app helps patients choose the best suited medication.
These should go down a bomb in the world's
#1 hypochondriac nation, France; where the majority
of the population starts each working week more
doped up than Lance Amstrong (or their own athletes)
ever was - or were/are.
SMEs are owed billions in late payments and
the figure is climbing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-are-owed-billions-in-late-payments-and-the-figure-is-climbing/
And every late-payer almost certainly voted
recently, for the 24% Regime.
remains most complained about broadband provider,
says Ofcom. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/ee-remains-most-complained-about-broadband-provider-says-ofcom/
goods fly past the posts: sales forecast to
reach £4.4 billion in 2015. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19771
And let's not forget the exponential growth
in online sales of performance-enhancing drugs,
too. So that every lycra-clad monkey down at
the local fitness centre can ape the media's
doped-up sports personalities.
than half of products bought for more than £20
are now bought online for home delivery.
Like performance-enhancing drugs.
people should be given emotional support to
encourage them to downsize. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/11885825/Elderly-people-should-be-given-emotional-support-to-encourage-them-to-downsize.html
Alternatively, elderly folks' homes could
benefit from multi-generational occupation as
one usually finds in the rest of the world.
(Also a very good scenario for anyone raising
young winkles without the stress and cost of
finding a good childminder; finding and paying
for a decent old folks' home; setting up and
running a home business; reducing personal debt
levels; regular, decent cooking; and even -
a solution to the UK's housing shortage. If
there really is one.)
with all of that is that there's no money in
it for the all the parasites who live off the
UK's Ponzi housing marketplace.
most common causes of debt. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/seven-most-common-causes-of-debt/
twist on crash-for-cash scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/crash-for-cash-fraudsters-demanding-money-at-accident-sites/
ten items targeted by burglars. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/24/top-10-items-targeted-by-burglars/
to block emails and unsubscribe from spam with
a single click: Gmail rolls out simple tools
to help you take control of your inbox.
Benefits of Using Small Business Debit Cards
and How to Get One.
UK homes of great writers and poets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/11885955/Literary-lodgings-former-UK-homes-of-great-writers-and-poets.html
'China must be our number two export market'.
That's what Da P.M. was saying about Russia
when he visited there 4 years ago. Before
he decided to concentrate on the Libyan invasion
and murderfest instead. Followed by Syria. And
Iraq. And the Ukraine.
fees leave us paying out £334m each year
on 'misleading' 0% credit cards.
That's why the banks put Cameron and his
regime of fags back into power.
pledges better broadband for UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34324046
Yet another 'pledge'?
Anywhere Office can help solve the
UKs productivity problems.
'They' have been saying this for over twenty
years. For as long as 'BT' have been promising
face 10pc price rises as weak pound hit retailers'
Office 2016 released. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/microsoft-office-2016-released-updates-for-word-powerpoint-excel-and-outlook-all-revealed-as-software-updated-for-windows-10-10513093.html
yourself from balance transfer disaster.
butcher's that started as Henry VIII-era market
stall is Britain's oldest family business.
rise of the walk-in larder. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244038/The-rise-walk-larder-Number-growing-bespoke-kitchens-pantry-latest-middle-class-have.html
Not so much 'the rise' as going back in time.
Before slavering property developers, builders
and estate agents began selling 'walk-in larders'
as first-time-buyer housing.
value of being customer centric.
to - name your brand. http://www.springwise.com/how-to-name-your-brand/
Business School calls for Refugee-camp entrepreneurship.
I don't remember any dopy academics proposing
'refugee-camp entrepreneurship' just after the
Second World War when millions of refugees from
around the world turned their hands to running
successful businesses. Perhaps 'entrepreneurship'
wasn't the fashion in those days? And 'war'
was very much out of favour.
Housing bubble fear over UKs £200billion
buy-to-let borrowing: Homes market could be
hit by interest rate rise and interference by
the Government. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244032/Housing-bubble-fear-UK-s-200billion-buy-let-borrowing-Homes-market-hit-rate-rise-interference-Government.html
prices up by £20,000 because of Help To
Buy scam. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3243395/House-prices-20-000-higher-George-Osborne-s-Help-Buy-scheme.html
Which is the whole idea, of course. All part
of the regime's sustained attack on the country's
independent, middle classes.
towns where you're most likely to go bust.
out of ten 'pay more in tax than they get in
Unless they're British start-ups and 'entrepreneurs',
shun France, land of red tape, unemployment
and poor housing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11880391/Refugees-shun-France-land-of-red-tape-unemployment-and-poor-housing.html
Of course, if one ignores the propaganda
headline and reads the article itself, it shows
that Ingerlandt barely appears on the graphs,
too. Whereas Sweden and Austria between them,
welcome around a hundred (100) times as many
refugees as the UK. Which historically, is pretty
much as it has always been. (The rantings of
Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, fascist media apart.)
which somewhat mysteriously doesn't appear on
the charts at all, shouldn't worry too much
at this being a 'slap in the face' as one of
its regime's ministers suggests. It should be
much more worried instead about businessfolk,
especially French businessfolk, shunning their
country - while its moral beacon, Francois 'Shagger'
Hollande nails his attachment for his fonctionnaires
and Israeli and American terrorists to the mast
instead. (The era of 'proper' Frenchmen like
Jacques Chirac being well and truly dead.)
stole £1.75m by doctoring company accounts
with Tipp-ex. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11880508/Bookkeeper-stole-1.75m-by-doctoring-company-accounts-with-Tipp-ex.html
MOSS compliance threshold to be introduced.
Small firms and sole traders that provide digital
services to consumers in European Union (EU)
countries may become exempt from the VAT Mini
One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) requirements following
the introduction of a threshold for compliance
by the European Commission (EC). Currently traders
must charge VAT on their services at the rate
applicable in the consumer's home country. This
is complex, and creates an administrative burden
for smaller firms that have to charge VAT on
consumer sales at a variety of rates. As a result,
the EC has announced plans to exempt the smallest
firms from the requirement to comply with VAT
MOSS rules so that the burden of red tape does
not discourage them from selling their services
are top of the menu as consumer confidence returns.
Loan Fund announced. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/run-your-local-with-15-million-pub-loan-fund
The Department for Communities and Local Government
has announced plans for a Pub Loan Fund of £1.5
million. The new fund will enable communities
to apply for small loans to help them take over
and run local pubs at risk of closure. Loans
may be used for legal fees, refurbishment or
feasibility studies. The fund is not yet open
for applications. (EnterpriseQuest)
proposes Lib Dems focus on start-up allowance
for new business owners. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/farron-proposes-lib-dems-focus-on-start-up-allowance-for-new-business-owners/
to clamp down on bogus training courses.
of iPhone apps affected in major attack.
is still offline. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3243151/Skype-status-problem-preventing-users-making-calls.html
Oh, for the good 'ole days of jack-plug telephone
exchanges run by skilled telephone operators.
And a family pic, once a year, in the post.
not to do when using social media for business.
for the modeling industry bypasses agencies.
obstacles create temporary urban skatepark.
10 most popular adverts of all time. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/these-are-the-10-most-popular-adverts-of-all-time--Z1ahMV7O8l
Making money on the side: the legal nightmares.
scammed into handing over £1million to
bogus caller. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11878125/Business-scammed-into-handing-over-1million-to-bogus-caller.html
on countryside fear as team set up to speed
new housing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/greenpolitics/planning/11877659/War-on-countryside-fear-as-team-set-up-to-speed-new-housing.html
dodgy student landlords. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/20/scamwatch-dodgy-student-landlords/
reveals UK businesses do not have control of
print costs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/survey-reveals-uk-businesses-do-not-have-control-of-print-costs/
Widersehen, Pet is tv's best. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3242602/Auf-Wiedersehen-Pet-ITV-s-best-Comedy-drama-tops-poll-channel-s-greatest-shows-beating-Thunderbirds-Coronation-Street-second-third.html
This is the series about self-employed, unemployed,
illegal British immigrants sponging off the
Germans, is it?
HMRC flexes new powers on contract and freelance
workers in £5.5bn raid. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11865618/HMRC-uses-new-powers-on-contractors-I-was-told-to-pay-30000-within-90-days.html
That's even more unhappy 'entrepreneurs'
who were duped into voting for the '24% Regime'.
do the new self-employed actually do? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/19/what-do-the-new-self-employed-actually-do/
productivity lags behind rest of G7.
That will be all those self-employed signing
Osborne to push for 'new era in UK-China relations'.
Only a few decades late but hey, even with
the Chinese economy now supposedly running out
of steam, better late than never.
is going to build Britain's homes? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shortage-of-skilled-workers-holding-back-efforts-to-tackle-britains-housing-crisis-10509296.html
It does make one wonder if there are really
so many 'Polish plumbers' in the UK as Ingerlandt's
fascist, hate-preaching media would have the
ad blocker withdrawn. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34302253/peace-ad-blocker-withdrawn-after-maker-marco-arment-says-success-doesnt-feel-good
Community Windows 10 forum: what are the disadvantages?
business opportunities for retirees.
1. Emigrate to anywhere. 2. Emigrate to Germany
and pretend to be an economic refugee. (Which
you will be, coming from Ingerlandt.) 3. Take
out a regime Silverpreneur Start-Up Loan - and
don't pay it back.
part-time businesses anyone can start today.
Best Business Ideas for Working For or With
Bank of England may cut rates, says chief economist.
In other words, the economy is well and truly
firms are about to go bust - and that's a good
to back business with new Enterprise Bill.
As opposed to not having backed the vast
majority of businesses before, at all.
join forces with Amazon to help SMEs go global.
I thought that was what the internet generally
was supposed to do?
release: Small Business Survey 2014: businesses
led by women and ethnic minorities. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/small-business-survey-2014-businesses-led-by-women-and-ethnic-minorities
of renters think they will never afford own
renters' arrears 'at worst level since 2012'.
Lewis: 'Best money decision? Setting up £80
website that made more than £100m'.
lets users share accounts without revealing
New small business commissioner to clamp down
on late payments. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/11871324/New-small-business-commissioner-to-clamp-down-on-late-payments.html
Hasn't the regime got any new jokes?
businesses reveal surge in growth and optimism
for next 12 months. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-businesses-reveal-surge-in-growth-and-optimism-for-next-12-months/
people should sell off the family home - says
So much for the aspirations of the country's
'silverpreneurs' - much less family traditions
and leaving behind a small inheritance. What
will the FCA's next suggestion be to compensate
for the country's Ponzi housing market which
they have helped to develop? Pimp your granny?
refusing to repay card fraud victims based on
'a hunch'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11869596/Banks-refusing-to-repay-card-fraud-victims-based-on-a-hunch.html
retail sales up 0.2% in August. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34276417
out of ten small firms will vote to quit EU.
complaints to water companies are about bills.
8 Types of Shopper and what they want
from e-commerce. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19763
target rugby fans. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/17/fraudsters-target-rugby-fans/
raises risk from pension scams. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/17/financially-confident-people-most-vulnerable-to-pension-scams/
blocking firm fined for making cold calls itself.
it really like to run a father-and-son business?
folio lets users draw on real paper and save
to the cloud. http://www.springwise.com/smart-folio-saves-handwritten-notes-cloud/
Entrepreneurs help boost UK economy.
Business costs 'rising 5.7% above inflation'.
switching current accounts. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/16/millions-switching-current-acounts/
quarter of all SMEs have no human contact with
their bank. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/three-quarter-of-all-smes-have-no-human-contact-with-their-bank/
Six providers lose 100,000 households to ground-breaking
green energy scheme. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/big-six-providers-lose-100000-households-to-groundbreaking-green-energy-scheme-10504449.html
best and worst British brands for customer service.
to protect yourself form LinkedIn-based scams.
Romania, book-reading commuters travel for free
on public transport. http://www.springwise.com/romania-book-reading-commuters-travel-free-public-transport/
10 unbreakable rules of cashflow.
quick ways to improve your cashflow right now.
this you'll never master your cashflow.
Half of UK cash in black market or overseas,
says Bank. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34257278
Just think of how many more people the regime
could bankrupt, starve, maim and terrorise,
how many more Big Corp interests it could grease
and how much more waste there would be if it
could get its stinky pinkies on that money.
No wonder it wants to do away with cash and
force the banks into increasingly jeopardising
their customers' money with internet and dummyphone
banking. (If banks actually need to be
'forced' into what comes naturally to them,
end of free banking will come within five years.
If one adds up the combined cost of banking
cock-ups and the taxpayer subsidies which have
gone into keeping the whole basket-case afloat,
then free banking has never existed.
may be biggest losers from buy-to-let tax changes.
in Scotland is profitable but risky. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/15/buy-to-let-in-scotland-is-profitable-but-risky/
broadband satellite dish for remote homes and
In the meantime, homes in towns and cities
with piss-poor broadband will get - a lollipop!
(To continue to suck it and see.)
revamps its seating and introduces free Wi-Fi.
It is hoped this will distract the passengers
from 'technical issues' leading to diversions,
delays and lost connections, trade union thug
activity, partially-working and filthy bogs,
various shortages of food and drinks in the
bars and the general antics of arguably, the
worst management in the world.
reporters don't like Croydon. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/france/11865656/French-brand-Croydon-dull-sad-and-monotonous-as-Rugby-World-Cup-base.html
I'm no fan of Croydon myself but French hacks,
like their British counterparts, aren't noted
for getting out much. Especially into their
Lifting each others' predictably asinine copy
is much easier.
ATM scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/15/watch-latest-atm-scam-in-action/
rip-off scandal. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3235016/Cost-calling-directory-enquiries-rockets-6-45sec-call.html
Another Cameron peerage about to be handed
you title yourself as an entrepreneur
you wont actually be one. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/if-you-title-yourself-as-an-entrepreneur-you-wont-actually-be-one/
Or, in the same vein, being referred to as
an 'entrepreneur' by a politician, a government
crony or in regime propaganda.
content platform lets users publish everywhere
at once. http://www.springwise.com/digital-content-platform-lets-users-publish/
app provides underserved clients with immediate
legal advice. http://www.springwise.com/video-app-underserved-clients-legal-advice/
bookstore only stocks one book a week. http://www.springwise.com/japanese-bookstore-stocks-book-week/
text messages for overshoppers. http://www.springwise.com/motivational-text-messages-overshoppers/
bot is an on-demand PA for offices. http://www.springwise.com/messaging-bot-on-demand-pa-offices/
button lets users buy presents without knowing
recipients size. http://www.springwise.com/gifting-button-lets-customers-buy-presents-knowing-recipients-size/
New Ombudsman service for commercial disputes
new scheme to help firms use alternative dispute
resolution (ADR) to settle commercial disputes
has been announced by Ombudsman Services. The
Ombudsman Services Business to Business ADR
scheme includes the Small Business Service.
This provides mediators to firms with up to
500 employees in relation to commercial disputes
worth no more than £500,000. Day rates
for mediators range from £450 and £1,750
per party, depending on the cost of the dispute.
There are also plans for the scheme to incorporate
adjudication and arbitration services in the
next few months. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the new scheme at: http://www.ombudsman-services.org/new-service-to-resolve-commercial-disputes.html
scheme's website is available at: http://www.ombudsman-services-b2b.org
in UK business optimism suggests 'turning point
is approaching'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2015/09/14/fall-in-uk-business-optimism-suggests-turning-point-is-approaching/
What's to turn? Assuming we're talking about
the vast majority of the country's businesses
- and not just the taxpayer-subsidised murder
industry. Doing very nicely out of Iraq and
Syria at the moment. And the taxpayer-subsidised
banks, of course.
strike was 'good' for the economy, survey finds.
Let's hope we have lots more of them, then!
(An Oxbridge or KGB annexe survey, by the way.
Say no more.)
demand better broadband for survival of their
It must be at least a week since I last heard
visits fall at sharpest rate in nine months.
Shop Report 2015 published. http://www.acs.org.uk/2015-local-shop-report-highlights-
The Local Shop Report 2015 has been published
by the Association of Convenience Stores. The
report reveals that there are now 51,524 convenience
stores in the UK employing over 407,000 people.
The sector was worth £37.7 billion in
April 2015, with growth of 5% over the last
year. The report also reveals that 25% of shop
owners work more than 70 hours per week on average,
and 20% take no holiday at all throughout the
year. However, 83% have provided support for
local charities or local events throughout the
the 24% Regime's ragbag of business weener websites
UK would be £11bn worse off without Google.
Q: Who says? A: Google.
could face energy bill hikes of £300 this
more UK bank branches could face closure.
Bank accused of ruthless loan pursuit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34207823
warning over inheritance tax limit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11855775/New-inheritance-tax-limit-thousands-will-miss-out-unless-they-make-this-change.html
charged over SMS 'cramming' fraud worth tens
of millions in US. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/15/men-charged-over-sms-cramming-worth-tens-of-millions-in-us
They'd be getting peerages in the UK.
with late paying clients? Here are five invoicing
mistakes to avoid. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/struggling-with-late-paying-clients-here-are-five-invoicing-mistakes-to-avoid/
three rules of persuasive presentations.
restaurants use to con you out of money revealed
by Spanish consumer group. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/tricks-restaurants-use-to-con-you-out-of-money-revealed-by-spanish-consumer-group-10500354.html
to write a bestselling cookery book? Dont
worry about making it any good. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/14/write-bestselling-cookery-book-recipes
A week of buying only British goods. How hard
can it be? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11858442/A-week-of-buying-only-British-goods.-How-hard-can-it-be.html
Corbyn sees mixed reaction from business lobby
If the man is provoking squeals of protest
from lying, thieving, murdering, war-criminal
and terrorist fags (blue-ties, red-ties and
yellow-ties) and their Israeli/American propaganda,
then he is clearly on a track which could be
beneficial to the country's majority - and not
just the banks, Big Corp and the murder industry.
Which in turn, should be good news for the vast
majority of the country's business community,
to get rick quick from the Rugby World Cup.
growth high on the agenda for SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/business-growth-high-on-the-agenda-for-smes/
announces Small Business Awards shortlist.
you lend money to friends? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/13/should-you-lend-money-to-friends/
Adwords Tips and Tricks for New Online Marketers.
Call centres are biggest gripe for British consumers.
10 best home business opportunities of now and
easy ways to find market trends and decide what
to sell on eBay. http://ebay.about.com/od/sellingeffectivel1/fl/Five-Easy-Ways-to-Find-Market-Trends-and-Decide-What-to-Sell-on-eBay.htm?utm_content=20150912&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
most important thing that's missing from your
business plan. http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/businessplan/fl/The-Most-Important-Thing-Thats-Missing-From-Your-Business-Plan.htm?utm_content=20150912&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
Nottingham, Bristol & Birmingham all beat
London in UKs startup growth statistics.
smartphone never runs out of space.
property rip-off: Passengers charged to retrieve
own items. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11859626/Lost-property-rip-off-Passengers-charged-to-retrieve-own-items.html
I remember forgetting my mobile phone and
leaving it behind on a London taxi many, many
years ago. The driver then called my club where
he had dropped me off just a few minutes earlier
and offered to return the phone - for £50.
(This was when £50 was still worth £50,
cash, money.) Just to put this fee of £20
into context. And the greed of London cabbies
when they protest about Uber drivers. Or Londoners
inherited £15,000 aged 20. When can I
buy a £350,000 house?'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/firsttimeinvestors/11849368/Ive-inherited-15000-aged-20.-When-can-I-buy-a-350000-house.html
When you receive another inheritance - or
what remains of one after the regime has lifted
40% of it for bungs for US Big Corp.
is giving out advice on how to set a good password.
A pity they can't set about dealing with
threats to the country's national security,
on the other hand. Perhaps,
like the police, they should do a telly series?
video camera automatically edits footage into
just the good bits. http://www.springwise.com/smart-camera-automatically-edits-footage-good-bits/
to improve your business reporting. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/ways-to-improve-your-business-reporting/
tips to help you overcome cold-calling anxiety.
local news platform only shows stories from
UK construction sector shrinks, following news
of fall in manufacturing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11857890/UK-construction-sector-shrinks-as-housebuilding-stalls.html
accused of hiding broadband failures. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/bt-accused-of-hiding-broadband-failures/
The whole world and its dog has known this
for centuries. What needs to be tackled are
the telecomms' industry's 'dogs' in Wankminster.
details of thousands of Lloyds customers feared
stolen after data storage device goes missing.
And tomorrow's digital fukc-up by the banks
will be . . .
plastic £5 notes will cost businesses
£236million for switching over cash machines
and equipment, claims expert. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3229921/New-plastic-5-notes-cost-businesses-236million-switching-cash-machines-equipment-claims-expert.html
to work 'is work', European court rules.
This news has made the regime's donors and
sponsors most unhappy, coming as it does, on
top of the country's recently introduced living
slave wage. More murderous bombings of civilians
in Iraq and Syria are called for to produce
a displaced refugee workforce which will happily
walk to work. ('Walking' not being defined as
'travelling'.) To help Ingerlandt's millions
of home-based entrepreneurs compete, the regime
is proposing a Cardboard Box Allowance to provide
cheaper home office accommodation.
dealt another blow over status of drivers.
Of course, Ingerlandt's 24% Regime has no worries.
Even if Uber drivers aren't really 'self-employed'
it still has MILLIONS of other unemployed 'entrepreneurs'
to go around.
and Facebook news: a page-turner for consumers?
warned to get ready for Generation Z. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19729
turns your phone into a credit card: Android
Pay launches in battle with Apple.
farmers forced to borrow money as global food
prices collapse. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/11856448/UK-farmers-forced-to-borrow-money-as-global-food-prices-collapse.html
farming apprenticeship scheme to help support
shortage of young farmers. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19735
5 business lessons from the Girl Scouts.
batteries charge at night to reduce electricity
manufacturer gives away 3D printing. http://www.springwise.com/electronics-manufacturer-3d-printing-files-product-parts/
accommodation comes with a free bookshop job.
lets readers digitize their bookshelf for free.
larf: Women's Institute orders stallholder to
cover up place names including Wetwang, Bell
End and Minge Lane to spare its ladies' blushes.
HMRC defends call waiting times of 47 minutes.
to Buy fails to stimulate new housebuilding
Not to worry. British and French war criminals
have decided to step up their bombings of Syrian
civilians which should boost still further the
numbers of displaced refugees looking for new
you'll be able to pay with a selfie. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/09/soon-youll-be-able-to-pay-with-a-selfie-mastercard/
unveils updates to help SMEs interact with customers.
can now use AdBlock on your iPhone. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/you-can-now-use-adblock-on-your-iphone/
beer: why micropubs are the toast of Britains
real ale revival. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/sep/10/small-beer-why-micropubs-are-the-toast-of-britains-real-ale-revival
lets readers digitize their bookshelf for free.
button makes any device smart. http://www.springwise.com/attachable-button-device-smart/
UK retail sales hit by late bank holiday.
bug could affect millions of users. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34192117
8 unbreakable rules of customer service.
Loyalty marketing ideas for your small business.
device keeps cars at a safe distance from cyclists.
tool helps companies improve their website content.
alert those with incontinence before they need
to go to the toilet. http://www.springwise.com/wearables-alert-incontinence-toilet/
cards for homeless people provide access to
vital services. http://www.springwise.com/gift-cards-homeless-people-provide-access-vital-services/
engagement platform brings the town meeting
network lets users trade their online time for
charitable gifts. http://www.springwise.com/social-network-lets-users-trade-online-time-charitable-gifts/
Europe to give struggling farmers €500m
in aid. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34171946
farmers block Brussels streets. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34171946
Will these same 'furious farmers' also be
going to protest in solidarity with their freres
conflict: France hopes to end Russia sanctions.
Quite how France is going to arrive at a
reconciliation with Russia after reneging on
its contracts, proposing the continued invasion
and bombings of Russia's Syrian allies and related
interests throughout the world, as well as its
support for Israeli terrorism, will be amusing
to watch. No matter how much French farmers
are squealing at the tightening effect of Russian
sanctions against members of the Coalition of
Evil. (Although French farmers' comments on
the billions of euros of their produce going
to waste at the hands of French trade union
thugs and criminals - their 'compatriots' -
have not been reported.)
the solution for French farmers would be for
their regime to permanently admit all the millions
of displaced refugees they have helped to create?
That would be a lot of extra business for them
and could save the rest of the EU's taxpayers
from having to bail France out once again. And
perhaps the Americans could be persuaded to
chip in as well, as it was all their idea in
the first place?
£8 million funding to boost rural tourism.
A further £8 million has been added to
the Growth Programme to help rural firms and
communities develop the economic potential of
their local area over the next six years. Rural
firms can apply for grants to help expand or
promote tourism in their region. Grants of up
to £35,000 are also available to firms
in specific Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
areas to help expand and develop new food processing
Office procurement target for small firms.
The Cabinet Office has announced plans to increase
the number of small firms being awarded or involved
in providing central government contracts. The
plans include a target to increase government
procurement from small firms by around £3
billion by 2020. The Crown Commercial Service
and each government department have been asked
to set out detailed plans demonstrating how
the target will be met. (EnterpriseQuest)
made easy with GreatBritishStore.com & UKTI.
And the 'exclusion' or sanction zones are
. . . ?
mobile advertising be consigned to history?
At last. Dumb plebs are starting to wake
SMEs urged to apply for £3,000 broadband
More money still for telecomms' scammers?
in five peer-to-peer borrowers rejected'.
'pulling out all the stops' to lure new customers.
And have they got any viable banking services
tips for businesses when faced with a cyber
man comes up with brilliant ploy for getting
revenge on spammers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11848311/British-man-comes-up-with-brilliant-ploy-for-getting-revenge-on-spammers.html
scam leaves another reader out of pocket.
to get rich dealing in modern art and vintage
hidden value of your intellectual property.
British banks finally lending to small businesses.
accused of 'bully-boy tactics' after it emerges
HMRC can charge people if officers visit their
new fraud threat for SMEs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/07/scamwatch-new-fraud-threat-for-smes/
About time banking products carried a public
calls a thing of the past as Britons use smartphones
for everything but phoning. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11847773/Phone-calls-a-thing-of-the-past-as-Britons-use-smartphones-for-everything-but-phoning.html
warnings over satnavs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11847548/Safety-warnings-over-sat-navs-as-majority-of-drivers-admit-to-using-them.html
gangs infiltrated postal delivery services to
intercept drugs, say officials. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/criminal-gangs-infiltrated-postal-delivery-services-to-intercept-drugs-say-officials-10488954.html
At least that's not as serious as the lorry-fulls
of performance-enhancing drugs now being sold
over the internet to club athletes, gym-bunnies
and posers so that they can commute to work
faster than Bradley Wiggins. In the meantime,
the media and its personalities, combined with
sports' governing bodies, play at heroes and
demons, Bolt v Gatlin, and pious, hypocritical
figureheads like Sebastian Quo and Sep Blatter,
assume their mantles of sporting traditionalism
to ensure nothing changes.
Small businesses underprepared for Black Friday.
town where you can buy a house for just £5000.
a suckers' list? The simple mistake that guarantees
your place on cold-calling 'marketing databases'.
There are in fact, two simple mistakes. Owning
a dummyphone. And joining social media. That's
for Category 1 suckers. After that, simply having
an internet connection will do the trick.
scammers caught on tape. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34153962
Community: how long are laptops supposed to
Small Business Ideas for Making Quick Bucks
in the Fall. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/a/fallbizideas.htm?utm_content=20150905&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=
essential guide to setting prices.
10 traits of successful business owners.
Google Adwords Works to Grow Your Business Online.
High street sales fall after washout August.
strike dealt a heavy blow to London retailers.
urged not to rush property viewings. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/04/buyers-urged-not-to-rush-property-viewings/
new gazumping capital. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11816793/Revealed-Britains-new-gazumping-capital.html
research reveals link between unhappiness and
to replace laptops in the workplace within 10
year olds are the UKs hardest workers.
tips to make a fortune from home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3221228/How-fortune-home-Woman-makes-25-MILLION-year-eBay-reveals-tips-earning-cash-online-says-people-3-000-worth-items-just-lying-around.html#comments
Makes you wonder why everyone with a crap
internet connection isn't a multi-millionaire!
Money DOES buy happiness but it is cash in the
bank not a big house which makes life better.
Cash in your pocket is much better. Then
you don't have to worry about it getting lost,
thieved or going towards an incompetent, criminal
banker's bonus. Which of course, is why banks
and regimes want society to become 'cashless'.
UK's best 14 pubs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/11841280/The-Good-Pub-Guide-all-the-award-winners.html
20 best cities in the world for female entrepreneurs.
poverty through recycling. http://www.springwise.com/reducing-poverty-recycling/
wear uses inbuilt resistance to improve workouts.
lets travelers order fresh food to take on the
The UK is now largely foreign-owned. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/hamish-mcrae/once-a-nation-of-shareholders-the-uk-is-now-largely-foreignowned-10483884.html
Just think. All those tens of millions of
Russian, Polish, American, Indian and dozens
of other nationalities who sacrificed their
lives during the Second World War to ensure
'we' stayed 'free'. For a few hundred public
school fags to sell out for tuppence ha'penny.
one million face mortgage difficulties.
service sector growth slows; sterling continues
to slide. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34138330
poses threat to global economy. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34136747
And not 'swarms' of economic refugees being
bombed out of their countries by the Coalition
of Evil? Nor western bankers? Nor the IMF? You
can't trust anyone these days, that's the trouble.
is Europe's star performer while France lets
everyone else down. (Again.) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11841028/Spain-is-Europes-star-performer-but-France-lets-down-the-Big-Four.html
Is this the Spain which the European media's
'economic experts' were predicting would be
the Greece of tomorrow? Especially in French
and British propaganda? Whereas French 'stagnation'
is merely another form of Gallic 'status quo',
of course. Perhaps the country could spend less
time and money knob-polishing trade union thugs
and Israeli terrorists and invest in its businesses
and workers, instead?
scandal probe hit by setback as EU refuses to
hand over documents to MEPs. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/tax-scandal-probe-hit-by-setback-as-eu-refuses-to-hand-over-documents-to-meps-10483044.html
No 'underperformance' by the EU when it comes
to shafting the taxpayer.
plan to buy at least one more property.
Thus bringing them closer still to being
liable for Inheritance Tax.
10,000 shops left vacant for more than three
years as landlords struggle to fill units.
made £2.5m selling other people's junk
on eBay'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11840303/I-made-2.5m-selling-other-peoples-junk-on-eBay.html
children spoiling pub visits, says Good Pub
Guide 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11840886/Screaming-children-spoiling-pub-visits-says-Good-Pub-Guide-2016.html
Swarms of uncontrolled British brats are
spoiling the country's future, let alone just
pub visits. Tomorrow's dumbwalkers, cowboy builders,
bankers and supporters of cheating, doped-up,
celebrates buskers and lets fans tip them via
blogging platform recreates real-time typing
you can reserve restaurant tables with Twitter.
Use of zero hours contracts rises by 6%.
there's this version: 19% rise in people
on zero hours contracts recorded across Britain
over the last year. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/20-per-cent-rise-in-zero-hours-contracts-recorded-across-britain-over-the-last-year-10482370.html
Otherwise known as 'self-employment' of the
survey shows self-employed concern over pensions.
Now there's an almost unique beast: a survey
of the self-employed which isn't linked to 'start-ups'
but actually takes a long-term view. In fact,
I can't remember the last time I saw a survey,
or even an article, about the retirement prospects
(or lack of them) of the UK's self-employed.
Especially under the present regime.
fuels UK construction boom. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11838677/Housebuilding-fuels-UK-construction-boom.html
making life unbearable for tenants. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/02/landlords-making-life-unbearable-for-tenants/
'data breach': Dozens of customers' private
details sent to others via mass emails.
And for tomorrow's Digital Dickhead Programme
latest, we will be featuring . . .
cabbies launch discount fares. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/02/london-cabbies-launch-discount-fares/
town where sellers are trapped. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/02/leasehold-town-where-sellers-are-trapped-Cramlington-Northumberland/
payment jacket invented by British brand.
business loan 101.
desktop app could curb wasteful office printing.
Only 4% of tradespeople out of work. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/01/only-4-of-tradespeople-out-of-work/
It is true that East European tradesmen are
in very high demand, especially as more and
more of them have been leaving Britain's shores.
And leaving behind English cowboys, who don't
fall into the 'tradesmen' category at all. But
they will be good enough to pad out the regime's
bogus 'entrepreneur'/'self-employed' stats.
indicates extent of 'bogus' self employment.
Around 460,000 of the UK's 4.5 million self-employed
workers may be 'bogusly' self-employed, according
to a report published by Citizens Advice. Nearly
500 self-employed clients of Citizens Advice
were surveyed about how they work and their
employment status. The report concluded that
around 10% of survey respondents were actually
employed rather than self-employed. It found
that each individual was losing on average £1,288
a year in holiday pay and paying an extra £61
per year in National Insurance. (EnterpriseQuest)
look! What a coincidence. But not quite 'as
we have been saying' ad nauseam. We reckon the
regime's (and its cronies') numbers of bogus
self-employed are about double those suggested
by this report. (As not being nor about
to be reported by the regime's criminal propaganda.)
owners propping up their firms with personal
It's been going on for generations - but
in today's economic and political climate, chance
would be a fine thing. SME 'owners' with personal
funds are becoming increasingly rare.
rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting
small businesses and celebrities.
contactless spending triples in 12 months.
aka 'Brits have less and less cash in their
invoices on the increase. https://www.cifas.org.uk/Scam_warning_for_small_businesses
Cifas and Action Fraud have warned that small
firms should be aware of potential fake invoices
following a substantial increase in scams during
the first six months of 2015. Between January
and June this year, 749 firms reported invoice
fraud to Action Fraud, the UKs fraud reporting
centre. This is an increase on the 603 fraudulent
incidents reported in 2014. Despite the increase,
Cifas has warned that the true figure for 2015
may be substantially higher with many incidences
of this type of crime going unreported. Action
Fraud has advised that firms can protect themselves
against invoice fraud by ensuring that staff
are informed about the risks of fraud, establishing
two points of contact with suppliers to ensure
that all invoices are genuine, and reviewing
invoices to check for inconsistencies and/or
any further updates on ongoing banking fraud,
of bank accounting is deeply flawed, QC warns.
No peerage for this gentleman, then?
& local authorities should increase spend
with SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/government-and-local-authorities-should-increase-spend-with-smes-says-fmb/
(This coming from the Federation of Master
Builders.) We couldn't agree more. So what's
the FMB been doing about the historical and
growing contagion of cowboy builders which could
be discouraging government and local authorities
from risking their (OUR) money on local crooks,
rogues, bodgers and conmen?
trust bankers more than politicians.
Which just goes to show what absolute dross
British politicians are.
EU fluff on clandestine TTIP negotiations with
US Big Corp. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
in 4 retailers want to switch IT suppliers but
downtime fears prevent them from making the
textiles generated from customers emotions.
dating app rewards well behaved men.
very sexist! If I had a Twatter account, I would
be most upset.
NatWest customers locked out of online banking
following IT glitch. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/natwest-customers-locked-out-of-online-banking-following-it-glitch-10479642.html
The country's online banking fiasco
continues. It also seems that many Barclays
customers are having browser compatibility problems
- although this hasn't been widely reported.
to a quarter of Brits have wills that will end
in disaster. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/08/31/up-to-a-quarter-of-brits-have-wills-that-will-end-in-disaster/
And those that don't have wills at all, will
face a disaster as well. Called 'the taxman'.
promised transparency around TTIP
has been a sham. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/31/transparency-ttip-documents-big-business
That much should have been obvious the moment
'Da PM' said he was backing it.
farmer: Becoming a mother makes me fight harder
for British milk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11831205/British-milk-crisis-Becoming-a-mother-makes-me-fight-harder-for-milk.html
milk round forced to close after 114 years due
to supermarket price war. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11835290/Family-milk-round-forced-to-close-after-114-years-due-to-supermarket-price-war.html
everyone's passwords are terrible, government
survey finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/almost-everyones-passwords-are-terrible-government-survey-finds-10479547.html
And we need a government survey to tell us
that? How about a government survey to
tell it that its luvvy banks are 'terrible'?
who claimed she was 'allergic to Wi-Fi' gets
disability allowance from French court.
Where in France was she getting a wi-fi signal?
The article conspicuously failing to mention
where this phenomenon took place.
industry in Britain is worth up to £54bn.
for saving money without looking like a cheapskate.
What a load of rubbish! No wonder most British
consumers are up to their necks in debt!
French work less than the British and Germans,
but an attack on 35-hour working week has split
left and angered traditionalists. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-french-work-less-than-the-british-and-germans-but-an-attack-on-35hour-working-week-has-split-left-and-angered-traditionalists-10478999.html
This is before the working week gets crippled
for 50% of the year by the country's trade union
thugs. And another 25% of the year by endless
pastie was invented by cookery teachers in London.
That should get the culinary Twatterstazi
video platform is entirely dedicated to product
sensor system tracks mobile phones to provide
accurate wait times. http://www.springwise.com/airport-sensor-system-tracks-mobile-phones-provide-accurate-wait-times/
There's an even better way of dealing with
airport wait times: avoid French airlines, French
airports and anything which transits France.
(Unless they're racing pijjins.)
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