31st May 2013
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12 signs you're being scammed. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/31/12-signs-youre-being-scammed/
Careful here because a couple of these
'signs' are also characteristics of perfectly
genuine companies; scam-avoiding tips can be
just as misleading sometimes as scams themselves;
and of course, were scam-detection always such
a simple affair, we wouldn't have heard of Bernie
Made-Off, sub-primes, PPI; tax-avoidance by
Big Corps and hundreds of other 'legitimate'
and 'official' frauds which are still lurking
in the woodwork.
one and only thing that has ever consistently
struck me about the most successful cons and
conmen, is just how plausible they always seem.
button returns to Windows 8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22714048#
How about a return to Windows 98 and a refund
for all the crap which has come along since?
invasion has cost every UK household £2000.
So far. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/30/afghan-war-has-cost-households-2-000/
Multiply that by all the other so-called 'wars'
since WWII (37 'victim' nations; 30 - 40 million
dead); then again by the number of other countries
wasting their taxpayers' money in similar fashion
(well, the US actually but with a few Corporal
Countries like Engerlandt County for gofers);
and as we have been saying, T.W.A.T (The War
Against Terror) is very, very big business.
Question is, who's trousering all that money?
(OK, rhetorical question - although it's not
the EU.) Now imagine all that finance having
been invested in non-murderous business activity,
instead. And bish, bash, bosh. No more global
crisis. Thriving national economies and small
business communities; and a jolly good time
to be had by all.
I agree that terrorism should be dealt with
definitively and urgently. None of this liberal,
pinko poncing about we've had so far. We can
start with the succession of 'New Labour' governments,
'Baby Butcher' Blair and his Brownshirts; Labour
Party (W.C. - War Criminal) activists; Conservative
Party members who voted for terrorism; turncoat
Liberals; the media (pro-terrorist propaganda);
and investors in terrorism such as the banks.
Churchill once said, the country must bear 'a
collective responsibility'. So there's a lot
Midlle Eastern food. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/12492
buying up the world? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22717939
Sssshhh. They've been doing that on the quiet
for years. They've got money to spare because
they work and don't do 'wars'. But don't tell
the English tabloids.
great airport currency rip-off. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/30/the-great-airport-currency-rip-off/
I usually wait until I get to my country of
destination and generally, change my money at
a local Post Office. IF, that is, it offers
a money exchange service although in bigger
towns, there shouldn't be a problem. Best rates,
usually. Avoid at all costs, exchanging money
in the street.
wi-fi charges revealed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10088591/Airport-Wi-Fi-charges-revealed.html
Sounds important but not a major issue. I
travel almost on a weekly basis and the vast
majority of travellers I see may well have their
laptops and notebooks open but when you watch
them closely over a longer period of time, they
are just pretending to work. Nothing is actually
happening. (The French are the worst if not
downright comical, in a country where pretending
to work is a national sport - and the only one
which they don't dope for. Unless it's the fonctionnaires
of course, in which case they don't even bother
price wars, starting with an offer of £1.95
a month. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10088541/Broadband-price-war-breaks-out-with-1.95-a-month-offer.html
barns for sale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/10087224/Charming-converted-barns-for-sale.html
What is it with Brits and barn conversions?
Biggest money pits in the world. Barns were
built for housing ambinules and farm stuff.
(And our two, abandoned cats left behind by
holidaymakers.) Not modern people. For the same
money as a conversion you can usually buy two
properties, ready-to-go. One to live in. One
Today is Tax Freedom Day. (The rest of the
year, we have been working for the taxman; or,
Big Corp/banks; or, bent politicians and government.)
using Help To Buy scheme to mislead buyers.
Bank of England chief to devalue sterling by
as much as 15%. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10086652/New-BoE-chief-Carney-will-devalue-sterling-Pimco-warns.html
If (IF) that does actually happen will investors
and businesses who have shunned the euro be
receiving compensation for following the advice
of bent politicians and UK tabloids? (Not that
I would advocate in investing in the euro, either.
But after that, the options become increasingly
limited; a list of the world's most competitive
countries just below, six entries down, might
new finance watchdog gave £400,000 to
Conservative Party. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333068/Goldman-Sachs-banker-hand-picked-Osborne-job-new-finance-watchdog-gave-400-000-Tory-party.html
Just another day at the Government's offices,
then? Perhaps that's why the new Bank
of England chief is considering a devaluation
of sterling? Because the Government is already
as bent as nine-bob notes.
consumers prepared to pay for good online content.
firms opting not to use lawyers. https://research.legalservicesboard.org.uk/wp-content/media/In-Need-of-Advice-report.pdf
More than half of small firms are handling their
own legal matters because they are concerned
about the cost of seeking external help from
law firms, according to research by the Legal
Services Board (LSB). The research, which surveyed
over 9,700 small and medium-sized firms in England
and Wales, revealed only 13% of respondents
stated that lawyers were a cost-effective way
to resolve legal problems, despite 38% having
faced a significant legal problem in the past
to avoid paying bedroom tax: get it re-classified
as a study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/how-to-avoid-paying-your-bedroom-tax--get-it-reclassified-as-a-study-8636700.html
Or a home office even.
house prices seeing modest rise. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22713290#
remains king in UK shops. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22703189#
And it's because people don't have as much cash
as they once did, that UK shops are suffering.
Well. It's one of the reasons, anyway.
Portas plan could drain High Street. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/mary-portas-plan-could-drain-high-street-8636735.html
if not surprising to note just how anti-Portas
the media has become, almost overnight, as they
finally realise that the whole thing was just
a stunt in the first place. It's a pity that
after all these years the media doesn't have
any staffers who know a thing about business
and could make the right noises when these official
ideas, like turds, are first floated. A year
ago. Any time. Instead of just writing column-miles
of shite about football and unknown wannabes'
and has-beens' bum-cracks.
and more people reliant on food banks. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/30/many-people-reliant-on-food-banks/
Ten Most Competitive Countries in the world.
(The UK comes in at 18th; just behind Ireland.
No sign whatsoever of the tabloids' Engerlandt
of EU knowledge costs British travellers.
Something else we can blame the media for. Still.
Plenty of places left in the Sarah Palin Geographical
Society & Snuff Club.
have immigrants ever done for Britain? http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/29/immigration-uk-cultural-icons_n_3352601.html
Apart from 'immigrants' helping win the Battle
of Britain, I'm always amused by the 'Thatcherites'
who offer this redoubtable lady as a prime example
of Britishness while forgetting - or not realising
- that her governments comprised a significant
number of highly capable, Jewish, East Europeans.
Unfortunately, in my view, they got a lot of
things wrong especially for the small business
community; but that doesn't mean they were any
less anxious to do their best for the country.
Unlike the rag-bag of fags for America which
one finds in a pretence of 'power' today.
Europe still the largest market for exporters.
Almost 40% of members of the British Chambers
of Commerce (BCC) are actively exporting their
goods and services in 2013, compared with 32%
in 2012, according to a BCC survey. The survey
also revealed the EU remains the largest market,
with 87% of respondents who export trading in
the region. Potential future growth markets
favoured by current exporters include Brazil,
Russia and Qatar, and the majority of respondents
stated that ease of finding overseas customers
and distributors were the factors most likely
to encourage them to export.
irrevocable truth which won't be getting a mention
in Engerlandt County's 'patriotic', fascist
release: small construction firms get cash boost.
Mail to launch new 'click 'n collect' service
for online retailers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/29/royal-mail-in-click-and-collect-bid/
trailing on vocational training. http://money-news.money.aol.co.uk/article/2013/05/28/uk_trailing_on_vocational_training
Yet another Thatcher-era 'legacy' when in
1981, the Industry Training Boards were closed
down. However, Britain has since become a world-leader
at clickin' and fummin' - which suits the country's
hate-preaching tabloids down to the ground.
It's much easier selling copy to carrot-IQ plebs
by blaming millions of back-door Moldavian grannies
initiative to tackle youth unemployment.
With French president Francois Hollande making
most of the noise, isn't it time for European
youth to consider doing what 'illegal immigrants'
do? Go and get jobs where there are some to
be had even if it means going abroad for a few
years? Which after all, is what generations
of Europeans have been doing since they first
started empire-building; and what I and my mates
and peer-group did fourty years ago even though
employment prospects were much better then.
one other problem faced by today's youth is
that they don't know anything useful. A fact
which has been recognised for a long time, too.
Once parents and schools get that into their
heads and do something about it, we've got somewhere
to start. Even one's own business which governments
today regard as a quick fix for minimising the
embarassment of unemployment; in reality however,
it's an option which needs a plethora of skills.
In fact, forcing people and youngsters especially,
into self-employment, the hardest 'job' of all,
because there's nothing else going will only
cause further difficulties. Starting with the
word 'FAILURE' in big capitals across their
CVs when after a few months, like 90% of all
start-ups, they find themselves in terminal
is also ironic that France should wish to be
seen taking the lead on youth unemployment when
it is arguably the worst offender of all, with
an administrative, educational and social model
stillborn in the Napoleonic era. The population
and the country's political leaders like to
think that babbling in Froglish, owning a smartphone
and a new car makes them modern; the rest of
the world however, which ultimately pays their
bills, doesn't agree.
High Street shops still struggling one year
Naturally. Government and media-backed so it
was nothing more than a publicity stunt, a parody
of business activity designed to impress and
amuse carrot-IQ plebs. Just like The Apprentice,
Dragons' Den, etc.
can't just blame the internet for High Street
shops closing down; the real reasons behind
the collapse. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10084175/The-real-reason-our-shops-are-shutting-up.html
as we and other professional and trade groups
have been saying all along. Unfortunately, it
would be a big job sacking entire local councils,
councillors and politicians to achieve the necessary
turnround. Still, if needs must . . .
home improvement chain to open DIY outlets in
Definitely a land of opportunity; plenty
of construction jobs going in Afghanistan; and
in Iraq; and in Libya; and in Syria; if anyone
fancies their chances?
childrens' arts and crafts sales soar. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/12399
Note: 'Childrens' as opposed to 'kids'. Baby
goats don't have any spending power.
Ikea reveals Brits are embarrassed by their
That's no excuse for the genocide of millions
of garden gnomes, though. Totally tasteless
advert; plenty of opportunities for get-up-and-goers
to earn some money garden-tidying. (Sort of
Bob-A-Job for adults.)
pupils create a sausage recipe for Waitrose.
That's the way to do it! I'll be trying some,
that's for sure.
for current accounts could be next financial
scandal, warns watchdog. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10085360/Paid-for-current-accounts-may-be-next-scandal-watchdog-warns.html
gripes running at 7,000 a day, claims Ombudsman.
tells cafe owner she owns £1 billion in
It was later disclosed that the demand should
have been sent to ex-HMRC boss, Mr Hairnet,
who has cost this country many times that amount
and who has just taken up a lucrative position
as a retirement 'Thank You' with a firm of American
tax-dodging accounting specialists.
latest offers. http://newsletter.raileurope.co.uk/public/read_message.jsp;jsessionid=0;apw69?sigreq=944124078
Post Office workers set to strike. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/28/post-office-workers-set-to-strike/
tips for micro-budgets. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/b/2013/05/23/marketing-tips-for-micro-budgets.htm?nl=1
young jobless are setting up in business.
Unfortunately, the rate of survival remains
about the same if not worse. (The Government
and the media don't do outcomes.)
lenders 'out of control'. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/28/payday-lenders-out-of-con_n_3344361.html?1369719787&icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D182540
Can't be having that! It's what the banks are
laws to protect park home owners. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22677508#
ranked 'happiest' developed nation once again.
Back in the UK, a Government Minister believes
that building battery housing on green fields
is the formula for happiness. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331847/Houses-better-green-fields-Ministers-explosive-claim-unveils-new-plans-concrete-countryside.html
Well, for bent politicians, councillors and
property developers, yes, it certainly is.
Maasai - about to trademark. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22617001
Maasai as in Africa-land south of Europeville.
For the benefit of the Palin Fan Club. (I'm
surprised US Big Corp haven't thieved the name
already actually, although they'll probably
do that after the next phase of bombing and
terrorism in the region.)
accountancy firm Deloitte give job to ex-HMRC
Now there's a surprise!
Reserve forced offline. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22680297#
the growing business of online reputation management.
Engerlandt and France obtain EU concession for
increased arming of Syrian extremist insurgents.
All profits to go to Eastern Europe and China.
The justification for terrorising and murdering
defenceless civilian populations in far-off
places has always been economic or strategic/economic.
Ultimately, there is no other reason. Killing
people on a systematic basis is big business.
Except in the case of our Fagging Government,
in which case it's big business for China; or
Eastern Europe; or the U.S.A. In the meantime,
British M.P.s (Murdering Pigs) get up on their
soapboxes to support and defend 'jobs' in the
country's bloated arms (sorry, 'defence') industry,
conveniently forgetting that the era which put
the 'Great' into Great Britain was called Pax
And thus we became a highly successful nation
of 'shopkeepers' and entrepreneurs, long before
a bunch of inbred, public school inadequates
decided to fish out the term from their favourite,
Sunday wank-rag tabloids. And decided to destroy
instead, the country's overall economic prospects.
shops could close by 2018. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/28/1-in-5-shops-could-close-by-2018/
Now THAT'S what this Government is talking about!
on your neighbours, urges ex-MI5 head. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10083058/Spy-on-your-neighbours-says-former-MI5-head-Stella-Rimington.html
Good news for home-businesses, having neighbours
being encouraged to scrutinise and 'shop' their
every move. Still, it lets the country's police
and security forces off the hook to concentrate
on compiling 'dodgy dossiers' (lies) to justify
government war crimes, preaching hatred, allowing
known nutters to run around freely to justify
the Coalition of Evil's lucrative 'war on terror',
and committing the 'suicide' of prominent British
scientists with Gillette G5 razors plus half-a-kilo
of sleeping tablets.
your way to profitable trading. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/10079374/Tweet-your-way-to-profitable-trading.html
Really? The global economy bears witness
to the actions of the biggest collective of
tossers in the world yet the media still insists
on printing rubbish like this. Just one saving
grace is the concluding observation to this
article which says, 'treat it as a hobby'. That's
OK; although I do know of many hobbies which
are a lot less mental than 'trading'.
in debt' business success story. (Sort of.)
Texting drivers face £90 fine. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/09/texting-drivers-will-face-90-fine/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D181321
For a trend which is widely considered to
be more dangerous than drink-driving, this falls
in the same category as judges who admire burglars
and Prime Ministers who hug hoodies. In the
meantime, anyone self-employed who makes a mistake
in completing their self-assessment, faces a
possible prison sentence.
danger of 'buy now, pay later' shopping.
The way governments run countries, in
immigration check plans to be watered down.
falls out of love with home improvements.
that cost us £3.5 billion a year.
Quote from article: ' . . . scammers
often prey on vulnerable people.' Who'd have
firms see a sales surge. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/402796/Online-only-firms-see-a-sales-surge
of fraud stifling Nigerian dotcom growth.
No worries. Plenty of jobs going for internet
fraudsters as UK government gurus.
most common small print catches - and how to
avoid them. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/27/the-most-common-small-print-catches-and-how-to-avoid-them/
Business Minister to take two months parental
Oh, I'm sure he could continue to run the
country's business affairs from home. Like '5
million' other British home businesses. There's
even a couple of official, Mickey Mouse Government
guides that explain how to do it.
earning more than Premier League footballers.
That's because they're obviously funnier than
a diving footballer. (Question: Heard the one
about the English footballer who scored a goal?
Fruit farmers fears for loss of East European
seasonal migrant labour. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/25/migrant-jobs-fruit-farms-kent
Another body blow to the country's home and
small businesses from hate-preaching fascist
politicians and tabloids. There never
seems to be the same outcry though, when the
country's national sport of doped-up cheating
and money-laundering recruits its players from
abroad. Pretending to support football (or a
club), is very much part of the English propaganda
B&Bs at risk from budget chains. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/402610/B-Bs-at-risk-from-budget-chains
And yet another threat to British home businesses.
Local councillors on the other hand, will be
bending over in eager anticipation.
lenders breaking pledges on reform. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/may/26/payday-lenders-break-reform-pledges
founder's vision for a cashless world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/10079532/Square-is-the-shape-of-things-to-come-says-Twitter-founder-Jack-Dorsey.html
I had plenty of daft ideas when I was younger,
too. Then I grew up.
the bureaucrats, the aparatchiks and the fonctionnaires
will love the idea. It means they will be able
to monitor every penny in circulation before
putting it into their black market economy of
inflated salaries for no work, jobs without
a purpose, strikes on full pay and generally
impeding the wellbeing of national and global
to dispute your credit record. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/26/how-to-dispute-your-credit-record/
boss says UK should fix its tax policies if
it wants more cash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/10080894/Google-boss-UK-must-fix-tax-policies-if-it-wants-more-cash.html
Too true. But as we keep saying, it ain't gonna
happen. It would radically change the face of
politics and government and our ruling classes
just can't be doing without their bungs.
mi-selling compensation broke the rules.
As we were saying.
air-fare rip-off says Which? http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/402634/Stop-air-fare-rip-off-says-Which
cheaper to holiday abroad than staycation. Say
Thomas Cook. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/25/staycations-and-holidays-abroad-whats-the-real-cost/
Now there's a surprise! Like so many things,
it can be true. It depends on what you're looking
to get from a holiday; and whether you care
or not about supporting your own country.
wars in central France as good life turns sour
for Brits. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10080341/Yurt-war-in-rural-France-as-British-families-find-the-good-life-turned-sour.html
I am frequently amused by 'modern man' expressing
a desire to get closer to nature and then setting
up 'yurts' and cabins (complete with internet
connectivity and dummyphones) in western Europe.
Why not Mongolia? Or Serbia? Do it properly.
'The rot has set in if we opt for Tesco over
our local grocers'. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/24/high-street-tesco-grocer
My dear. Plebs have been opting for Tesco
in preference to local grocers for almost an
entire generation. Where have you been? In fact,
where have the media been? Helping the process
along, as it happens. Sucking up to the responsibilities
which come with all that advertising revenue.
Killing Jobs. Killing Businesses.
charges its UK customers more than it does the
rest of Europe. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2330639/Ikeas-70-UK-surcharge-Flatpack-giant-makes-pay-Europe.html
Now there's a novelty. Like the rest of UK prices,
then? From petrol and diesel, through to energy,
rail fares, cars, food, you-name-it.
of Britain's self-made millionaires. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/10-of-britains-self-made-millionaires/
I've waited almost a day for the content
on this page to appear but so far, I'm seeing
nothing. You? A cryptic message from the Gods,
Community: Help! USB Flash suddenly became write-protected.
Thanks to Dave, it's no longer cool to be 'posh'.
Or a public school fag, as the plebs would
say. It's even less cool to talk - and behave
- like a British TV presenter laying on a regional
dialect with a trowel and trying to be kindergarden
funny at the same time. Could be one of the
reasons why British businesses, suffering as
much from an identity as a morality crisis,
are having so much trouble getting signatures
abroad will cost more as value of sterling plummets.
The value of the pound sterling has been plummeting
for some years now but it's good to know the
tabloids have got the message eventually. Every
cloud has a silver lining though, and as one
of the stories on 21.05 (just below) pointed
out, staycationing is back in 'vogue' bringing
with it a lot more work and money for local
fact, if it wasn't for 'posh' plebs jetting
off to spew up their money abroad all the time,
the UK's economy would be in a far better state
altogether. Nothing like a bit of national,
patriotic solidarity, eh? And blaming Big Corp
for keeping their money out of the country,
workers going out of business as a result of
rising rent and energy costs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2330280/Maybe-sex-doesnt-sell-Prostitutes-going-business-struggle-rising-rent-costs-energy-bills.html
Thus bringing a totally new meaning to the
expression 'hard up'.
pensioner who lost thousands to cold-calling
I have been investigating scams like these for
twenty years and if there's one common denominator
among the vast majority of bogus business or
financial opportunities, it's that they all
advertise or are, or have been featured in the
media. From the old homeworking favourite of
envelope-stuffing to sophisticated stock market
trading, it's always the same. Solution? Shut
down the media; who in the long run, have made
more money out of scams than any individual
- even Bernie Made-Off (with the money).
which there is as much likelihood of course,
as expecting the media to report the truth generally.
restarted direct debits under investigation.
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/this-weeks-discounts-deals-and-freebies/
and most expensive places to buy petrol.
5 Tips for boosting your credit rating.
warns of 'bailiff boom'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/charity-warns-of-bailiff-boom/
Bank halts new business lending. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22651713#
Bank rolls out talking cashpoints. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22636794#
are the day of the week when muggers steal the
most phones. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/unhappy-mondays-its-the-day-of-the-week-when-muggers-steal-the-most-phones-8630047.html
I don't think they'll be stealing mine. I
ain't got one. Well, I borrow one when travelling.
But it's a 10-year-old Nokia. It's still fit
for purpose, though.
migration to the UK has fallen by a third.
- it's not Engerlandt's hate-preaching tabloids
and the National Fascist Party 'wot done it',
then? Nor has it anything to do with the present
Government, either. It's as simple as a decline
in the volume of work available. Even Aussie
illegal immigrants, working for cloned Aussie
tabloids and tending bars, are buggering off
back home, as recent stories have pointed out.
Not that that will mean any more work for us.
Nor any improvement in the country's economic
conditions. So who can tabloids and politicians
retail revolution is customer-led and no-one
knows where it is heading? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10077210/The-retail-revolution-is-customer-led-and-no-one-knows-where-it-is-heading.html
Customer led? Or customer directed? Plebs buy
what they are shown to buy. Simple as.
shoppers' reducing food bills. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/smart-shoppers-cutting-food-bills/
course in car boot sales. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/402069/Crash-course-in-car-boot-sales
Energy bills could overtake mortgage repayments
by 2025. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/23/energy-bills-could-overtake-mortgage-repayments-by-2025/
to tell if a £1 coin is fake. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/22/how-to-tell-if-a-1-coin-is-fake/
Apparently, fake £1 'are not entirely
worthless'. In other words, they are worth more
than £1 coins in legitimate circulation
left to the devices of the Bank of England and
successive governments for a couple of decades.
winning current account war. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/23/nationwide-winning-the-current-account-war/
tightens security after spate of hacking.
bad day for EU tax cheats. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/a-bad-day-for-tax-cheats-eu-to-crack-down-on-those-seeking-to-escape-heavy-bills-8627960.html
£1 trillion of extra revenue is being
bandied about, which will go a long way towards
the supply of grants, subsidies, tax breaks
and political suppositories for the next wave
of corporate tax cheats. All to be tacitly condoned
by bent governments from around the world on
the basis that the alternative would be Big
Corp sodding off elsewhere with the accompanying
loss of thousands of jobs. With unemployment
figures rising nonetheless, we can all see that
that is clearly true!
the meantime, 'carrot-IQ' 'fuckin' plebs' will
continue to use the products of services of
tax-cheating Big Corp, regardless. Because they've
seen it on telly; or some glossy magazine for
artificially-created non-entities; to be like
their 'mates' - inevitably unemployed or bankrupt
or both. It's just a matter of time and the
equation will always remain the same; Big Corp
gets richer; plebs get poorer.
Retail Ready People Project. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/05/22/the-retail-ready-people-project-means-the-future-of-the-high-street-is-in-your-hands/
how good is 4G mobile? Early (advertorial)
draws in cash-strapped punters. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/22/poundcafe-draws-in-cash-strapped-punters/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl5%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D181319
Could be an interesting development for supper
clubs, pop-up restaurants or dining rooms to
take up. A bit of an insight here for you:
The best dining experience currently doing
the rounds, in my view. Beats Michelin-starred
eating out any time, with interesting, non-ponce
fellow diners to rub shoulders with in addition
to some impressively high standards of cuisine.
Offer: RAC Breakdown Cover just £29.99
a year. http://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/uk-breakdown/?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=content
Independent shops gaining appeal. http://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/one-in-three-call-for-more-independent-stores-on-uk-high-streets
A third of consumers would welcome more boutiques
and independent shops on their local high street,
while only one in five would like to see a greater
number of pop-up stores, according to research
by Udozi. The research also found that shoppers
buy from independent stores to support local
traders, to widen their choice of products and
to avoid buying mass-produced items. However,
60% of respondents said independent shops were
too expensive, while 10% were put off by their
lack of mobile and online presence. (EnterpriseQuest)
calls for more consistent broadband provision.
More consistent broadband provision is needed
in the UK to help business increase efficiency,
develop new services and reach new markets,
according to a new Ofcom report. The report
found there is considerable regional variation
in the provision of fixed and mobile broadband
services, and many rural areas have limited
or no Internet access. Ofcom has also pledged
to support the introduction of mobile broadband
coverage and 4G services, as well as helping
the Government roll out superfast broadband
services throughout the UK.
just a few weeks ago Ofcom were saying that
the UK had the best broadband in Europe.
issue damning verdict on HMRC aiding and abetting
tax fraud and evasion. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/may/22/mps-report-hmrc-fraud-error
Really. So what are our MPs and governments
going to do about it? After all these years.
Ways Of Staying Poor. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/21/do-these-20-things-and-youll-always-be-poor/
of UK beaches deteriorates. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/21/quality-uk-beaches-wet-weather
We really shouldn't expect our utilities
to do what they are being paid for, should we
now? Another Thatcher-era maul-up of snout-in-trough
corporate feeding at the expense of the public
and small businesses.
for NOT choosing a particular accountant.
Doesn't know which taxes pay for what.
2. Can't drive safely or responsibly; tendency
to inflict GBH on potential clients.
3. Has Twatter account.
4. Has propensity for twattering indiscreetly
and thus can't be trusted in matters of client
5. Socially challenged; carrot-level IQ.
Businesses 'do not understand EU data protection
Four in ten business owners do not fully understand
the proposed reforms to EU data protection rules,
a survey by the Information Commissioners
Office (ICO) has revealed. The majority of firms
were also unable to estimate the likely cost
to their business of the draft proposals. Certain
sectors, such as health and social services,
in particular, lacked awareness about the plans.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham
urged the European Commission to improve communication
with firms about the reforms, but added "businesses
and other stakeholders need to constructively
engage with the debate about burdens and the
importance of privacy rights, while the process
can still be influenced." (EnterpriseQuest)
industry suffering from skills shortages.
The construction industry is suffering from
skills shortages, according to 82% of respondents
who took part in the 2013 Skills Audit from
the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
The scarcity of quality training and insufficient
investment from Government and industry were
cited as the causes for the shortage. The report
suggests that the industry is not equipped with
the skills needed to carry out initiatives such
as the Green Deal, with 66% of respondents expressing
a need for green-focused training. (EnterpriseQuest)
back in vogue? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10069060/Staycation-back-in-vogue-claims-hotel-chain.html
Or necessity? Good
news for home businesses, though.
comedians stand up for the UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22462171.
to the talent shortage created by UK politicians
permanently standing up for the US.
now looks as if it might even be buying our
Queen's and the public's Royal Mail. Now there's
a surprise. I
wonder if it will be to a manufacturer of weapons
of mass destruction again?
British business to The Independent:
Why we need to stay in the EU. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/british-business-we-need-to-stay-in-the-eu--or-risk-losing-up-to-92bn-a-year-8622925.html
but is this on the agenda for the country's
'swivel-eyed loons', public-school fags, 'carrot-IQ'
tabloid aficionados and hoodies?
credit scam email warning. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22594283#
shops hitting record high. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/20/record-number-of-empty-shops
do I stop Gmail from updating? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/advice/10064872/How-do-I-stop-Gmail-from-updating.html
on a budget: fifty things to do for free (or
on the cheap.) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/familyholidays/10065710/Britain-on-a-budget-50-cheap-thrills.html
a 10 Step Small Business Marketing Plan
contracts must be clearer.
& S customer fears over contactless payments.
Portas accused of 'fabricating scenes' in seaside
Never! I don't believe it. (Who's Mary Portas?)
tourists must be more polite abroad, says Government
Spitting and talking loudly are a problem apparently
and harming the country's image.
obviously not seen the English abroad, then.
And that's just our public school-educated politicians.
marketing cheat sheets. (Downloads)
Ofcom clampdown on nuisance calls. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/17/ofcom-clampdown-on-nuisance-calls/
planning simpler phone numbers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22540999#
best and worst shops on the High Street.
will spend £11 billion a year more in
local, convenience stores by 2018. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/12220
Does that mean we didn't need the Mary Portas
(who she?) roadshow after all? Or Peter Jones
(who he?) 'saving the High Street' with the
administrative re-opening of 3 existing Jessops
official, premium rate phone line scam.
Nothing really new. The banks need every
penny donation they can get their hands on.
and RBS most expensive for foreign cash withdrawals.
second-hand book business success story.
marketing 101 (articles). http://sbinformation.about.com/b/2013/04/25/email-marketing-101.htm?nl=1
French elitism holding the country back?
Talk about stating the obvious. The UK is
it is a particularly French problem that despite
having murdered all its nobility and replaced
it with selective republicanism, as individuals,
the majority of the French are the biggest class
snobs in the world and even greater fans of
our Queen than the Brits themselves. Unfortunately,
the constitution won't allow them to have an
admirable national figurehead and consequently,
they have to settle for 'swivel-eyed loons'
singing (well, trying to sing; like 'work',
singing is something else the French don't know
how to do) the worst-sounding national anthem
in the world and blaming the Germans for not
having given them another sub for continuing
to live as total wasters.
just as with the UK, expecting a sea-change
would be like expecting the farm's fattest pigs
to vote for The Populist Sausages and Bacon
Party. So as always, it's the workers, the small,
local businesses which have to continue to struggle.
lack financial plans. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/18/one-in-three-lack-future-financial-plans/
Now there's a coincidence. Just as we were saying.
(Apart from 'swivel-eyed loons', of course.
They've always got plenty of plans. For our
nationalists are fascist scum', rants English
Can't say I've noticed but then again, I don't
believe what I read in English fascist tabloids,
either. On the other hand, this 'swivel-eyed,
loony' outburst will be a real boost for Scottish
tourism. Beautiful country. Great people. Official
site here: http://www.visitscotland.com/
EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013 - nominations
now open. http://awards.enforbusiness.com/nominations
end of free bank accounts? http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/17/is-this-the-end-of-free-bank-accounts/
There's nothing like an EU consumer benefit
proposal to provoke British criminal usurers
into throwing their toys out of the pram. Perhaps
another word in Dave Gofer's ear for some more
political spoiling tactics?
insurance arrangements to last longer. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/16/flood-insurance-deal-to-last-longer/
Europe would be bad for British business.
And Business warning over EU exit.
Unfortunately, the mindsets of public school-educated
political fags don't do 'British' business.
finger at Government also on tax avoidance',
says panellist. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/400198/Question-Time-Point-finger-at-Government-also-for-tax-avoidance-says-panelist
The casual buyer of an English tabloid might
be forgiven for thinking that this remark is
offered as something of a revelation. In fact,
far from it. It's just that common knowledge
isn't really a saleable commodity for propaganda
and porn peddlers. And so, back to tax evasion
by the UK's media moguls . .
threatening to take Euro crisis to a higher
As we warned last year. Not that the country's
socialists are bothered. They're on holiday
at the moment. For the next ten weeks.
cost British bubbly beats expensive champagne
to win international competition. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325392/Champagne-costing-135-beaten-international-award-BRITISH-bubbly-priced-20.html
This is not news any longer; the reputation
of English sparkling wines has become well established
over the past few years. A fact which does seem
lost though, on the media's foodie experts,
celebrity chefs and columnists. Not that that's
going to change the buying habits of the Brits,
either. Buy Foreign. Hang Up a St George's Cross
flag. Equals English patriotism.
Weekend, May 17th - 19th.
Official release: Winners of 'Best Councils
To Do Business With' Awards. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/best-councils-to-do-business-with-awards
million British families struggling with home
This will be based on 'The Apprentice,
Business Failure Model' no doubt. Spend first.
Babble, blame and analyse afterwards.
Then, sack the poor buggers who were
told to spend instead of the dickhead who ordered
them to do it.
poverty gap widens. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22552112#
Anyone out there started a home business after
having been reassured by the media's home business
'experts' that it's 'cheaper' to run a business
from home? Without taking rising and additional
energy costs into account? (Let alone a few
dozen other factors.)
Community: Can you imagine the world without
a cellphone? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=05/14/2013
I certainly can. And without the internet.
And without a telly. As is the case with a goodly
majority of the world's population. In fact,
I seem to remember that running a business and
a home was generally a much more rewarding experience
until these gadgets came along.
basics. Getting started. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/dailyoperations/a/Bitcoin-Basics-Getting-Started.htm?nl=1
facing further tax questions. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/15/amazon-tax-bill-new-questions
This is just the latest installment in the
shaggy dog story of corporate tax evaders being
brought to book. It ain't gonna happen. End
to challenge Google tax reporting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22551401#
Good to see our lickspittle MPs are as responsive
to media reporting as always; corporate tax
evasion having been aided and abetted by them
- our duly elected lawmakers - for the past
Just over 60 years ago, post-war 'austerity'
was considered to be forming nations with backbones
although the objective was to restore national
economies and not to continue to milk billions
of dumb plebs for corporate profit.
find the reference to difficulties in the US
particularly poignant after recent comments
by Lord Young, the Government's 'enterprise
czar', who suggested that if the UK managed
its entrepreneurs in the same way as the States,
there would be another 1 million businesses
in existence in the UK. He forgot to add the
word 'bankrupt'. Still. Lord Young's future
appearance in The Apprentice (sort of a Scrapheap
Challenge for babblers wearing suits) seems
hand-drawn maps. http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/may/15/hand-drawn-map-cartography-new-york
invents flat-pack truck for developing world.
This looks as if David Cameron might be able
to enjoy a little one-upmanship over Francois
Hollande by presenting some mechanical kit to
a starving, bombed-out African farmer rather
than a mere camel. In addition, starving Africans
can't eat mechanical beasts to give themselves
the energy for the long trek to the UK as illegal
immigrants. However, a special dispensation
will be granted to Lord Young's mates (aka members
of the CBI) to continue to recruit from a cheap
labour pool. Consequently, another million to
choose from who have learnt to drive a single
flat-pack offroad vehicle will clearly provide
this country with the specialised skills it
needs for the wellbeing of its corporate, economic
app giving consumers an ethical choice.
Well. All those consumers who can afford a dummyphone,
that is; made with exploited labour and precious
earth resources. Or Conservative-voting hoody
granny-killers, who have simply mugged someone
scammer who promised I could make money from
dog poo'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/16/the-scammer-who-promised-i-could-make-money-from-dog-poo/
Forrest Gump, was he called?
Phone scam targetting the unemployed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22529382#
and safety exemptions for the self employed
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
(IOSH) has expressed concern following proposals
to exempt self-employed people in low-risk sectors
who do not employ anyone from health and safety
rules. Richard Jones of the IOSH said the move,
which was announced in the Queens speech
last week, was "short sighted and misleading"
and implied that health and safety requirements
are unnecessary or dispensable for certain groups.
"There is also a case to suggest that exemption
will discourage self-employed businesses from
expanding and taking on staff," he added.
ways to get an interest-free loan. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/14/three-ways-to-get-an-interest-free-loan/
paid £100 to switch banks. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/14/get-paid-100-to-switch-banks/
sector growth hindered by bureaucracy. http://www.foodbev.com/news/red-tape-is-bigger-risk-than-cash-flow-f
A reduction in bureaucracy, regulations and
the introduction of simpler tax systems were
identified as key changes that would boost the
growth prospects of smaller businesses in the
catering sector, according to a survey by E.ON
UK. Smaller catering firms said overregulation
and excessive bureaucracy were greater issues
for their business than access to finance, and
were urging the Government to address these
Government's blitz on 'red tape' would this
the best time to start a business. http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/399348/Recession-is-the-best-time-to-start-a-new-business
More bullshit per square inch than I've seen
for many a year.
plunges down well-being league. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/14/uk-drops-down-economic-wellbeing-league
That's one way of slowing down immigration.
urged to allow more non-EU foreign fruit pickers.
Unemployed or not; skint or not, the sight of
Brits or some local youngsters fruit-picking
are long gone. Textin', watching telly and playing
video games seem to be more important.
New report makes recommendations for micro-business
In a new report "Growing your Business:
A report on Growing Micro Businesses" Lord
Young, special adviser on small business and
enterprise, has made a number of recommendations
for the Government to encourage micro-business
growth. The recommendations that have been accepted
by the Government include removing the age limit
for the Start-up Loans scheme from Summer 2013
and introducing a new Supporting Small
Business Charter to encourage business
schools to play a greater role in growing the
local economy and supporting local business.
comment on the article go to: http://www.cobwebinfo.com/new-report-makes-recommendations-for-micro-business-growth/#comments
Loans criticised for over-aggressive pitching
to students. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10051739/Start-up-loans-rapped-for-pitches-to-students.html
Start-Up Loan delivery partners and student
ambassadors have been criticised by Enterprise
Educators UK for over-aggressively promoting
loan finance to students. Enterprise Educators,
the organisation representing 98 universities
that teach and promote entrepreneurship, has
complained to the Start-Up Loans Company that
some of the delivery partners have promoted
and agreed loans with some students that they
would not have endorsed. They have also complained
that existing support schemes for students have
been "circumnavigated and disregarded"
by certain delivery partners. (EnterpriseQuest)
Government start-up loans the new PPI, we ask?
should 'revert to tradition'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/14/banks-should-revert-to-tradition/
What's that, then? Traditional thieving and
usury? And 'Call
to rebuild reputation of banks'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/14/call-to-rebuild-reputation-of-banks/
It seems our banker luvvies aren't happy
with all the banker-bashing that's been going
on. It's stopping bright young things from choosing
banking as a job. Pushing drugs is a more socially
acceptable career path, thus leaving just public
school fags to recruit from. Them - with ideas
above their station in life - what's got the
world into its mess in the first place.
Den Bannatyne is £122 million in debt.
Perfect. The Government will be making him the
new frontman for their business start-up loan
scheme without further delay.
on the road to recovery at last', say UK's bosses.
Well, the CBI, actually. Or around 5% of the
UK's bosses. You don't hear what the rest might
be thinking because the UK's media can't be
arsed to find out. Easier to copy and paste
a press release and post links to bogus forums,
Facebook and Twatter.
set to introduce 1% internet tax. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323894/France-set-introduce-1-internet-tax-smartphones-tablets-raise-millions-digital-development.html
Another predictable move and a tax that's on
its way worldwide now that dummies everywhere
have become addicted to their bits of plastic.
It'll be a race next to see which government
can stick on the most tax. Based on its fuel
taxes record, Britain's favourite for gold.
are the UK's richest small towns? http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/14/where-are-the-uk-s-richest-small-towns/
And the worst payers, probably.
Boost for inbound tourism announced.
A new strategy to increase tourism to the UK
has been outlined by Culture Secretary Maria
Miller. The strategy, which would be partly
delivered via a partnership between the Government
and VisitBritain's GREAT marketing campaign,
is aimed at attracting 40 million overseas visitors,
creating an additional 200,000 jobs and generating
income of over £31 billion by 2020. Ms
Miller said the strategy would increase Government
engagement with the travel sector, build on
an already-improved international image and
identify ways to make it easier to travel to
the UK. (EnterpriseQuest)
are plenty of 'overnight' ways of making it
easier for bona fide visitors to travel
to and spend their money the UK. Just as there
are plenty of ways for illegal immigration to
be controlled rapidly and efficiently. Unfortunately,
there is one, major impediment to all of this:
it's called Theresa May and her band of advisers.
Then again, impeding the economic performance
of this country is a political mainstay of the
low fees halt a murder trial. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/399024/Interpreter-s-low-pay-halts-a-trial
Now this is what Ms May and her scrotes are
good at. Incompetence. Plus, providing hate-preaching
tabloids with five-year-old copy.
loans scheme age cap should go, says Government.
A totally predictable development. As people
generally have started to become more financially
aware, more independent and loan-free, a government
adviser who is also a big fan of illegal immigration
to keep down wages for uncompetitive British
businesses, has suggested boosting the flop
which was an official, taxpayer-funded loan
scheme for youngsters to start a business, by
removing the original age cap.
will be good news for taxpayer-funded banks
who haven't been lending to businesses as they
should; and who have also been taking a hammering
from payday loan companies in recent years.
It will keep Britain's 'fuckin' plebs' accustomed
to modern political and economic values of debt-for-life.
AND there might be enough take-up from a few
thousand no-hopers and Bob Hopers who haven't
got the nouse to raise a couple of grand of
working capital yet can be taken off the dole
statistics AND be sold through the country's
tabloid propaganda as the Dragons of tomorrow.
whammy. Gongs all round, chaps. Arf, arf.
Post Office current account for low-income customers.
Like home-business start-ups relying on a Government
start-up loan, support and advice.
mis-selling, 'not as bad as the banks', claims
chief executive. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10052564/SSE-mis-selling-not-as-bad-as-banks-chief-executive-Ian-Marchant-claims.html
And another gong for this man. He clearly
has a modern, well-orientated moral compass.
the EU won't solve Britain's economic problems,
says Boris Johnson. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10052646/Quitting-the-EU-wont-solve-our-problems-says-Boris-Johnson.html
All too true. The other big problem is that
although straw polls in the media suggest the
public want to get out, 95% of the country doesn't
even know what getting out would entail. The
only information they have at their disposal
has come from Peppa Pig - and the media. Not
noted for its honesty, courage, accuracy or
motives. (And I don't mean Peppa Pig.)
driving UK growth. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/399135/Services-driving-UK-growth
We're just about to emerge from the global
crisis smelling of shit 'n roses, then?
Post Offices facing mass closures due to falling
On that basis, will we be seeing the closure
of Parliament and the mass sackings of MPs?
Also, Royal Mail could be sold to a foreign
a euro property bargain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10047369/Time-to-buy-a-euro-property-bargain.html
A little more expansive and thorough than
most articles in the press on the subject but
the bottom line is clear. Tread very carefully.
A lot of the problems associated with the fall-out
from booming European housing markets of ten
years ago was dumb Brits moving in like flocks
of sheep, then having to abandon their properties
as the value of sterling continued to slide
against the euro and they found themselves without
work or sufficient income.
sales of D.I.Y. dental kits. http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/399032/Sales-of-DIY-dental-kits-soar-as-patients-cannot-afford-fees
Ah, yes, I remember those days of my youth
well. When my father insisted I pulled one of
his teeth because he didn't like the dentist.
Something about having just escaped the gas
chambers of the Second World War he wasn't about
to go off now to get gassed voluntarily. Anyway.
Barely had the rusty albeit well-oiled pliers
touched the tooth enamel, he was screaming blue
murder and I had to literally run for my life.
Even after he had calmed down he was complaining
for days afterwards about the taste of SAE 40
in his mouth.
to today and I would imagine demonstrating a
D.I.Y. dental kit on your market stall to passers-by
would cause a lot of interest. (He said. Tongue-in-cheek.)
Official release: How to grow your business:
live webchat with Lord Young. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/how-to-grow-your-business-live-webchat-with-lord-young
Monday, 13th May.
European petrol cost alert. http://money-news.money.aol.co.uk/article/2013/05/10/rising_european_petrol_cost_alert
grant scheme to boost childcare sector.
A £2 million grant scheme has been launched
by the Government to help launch up to 6,000
new childcare businesses. From 1st May 2013,
people aiming to set up a childcare business
can apply for a grant to help cover the costs
of training, liability insurance, mandatory
safety checks, equipment and premises. Grants
of £250 are available for individual childminders
and £500 for larger childcare providers
such as nurseries. (EnterpriseQuest)
construction sector data suggests UK avoided
double-dip recession last year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22484394#
Yet just last week, there was talk of avoiding
- or maybe not - a triple dip recession. Just
goes to show. You can't believe anything you
read in 'the papers' these days. As for the
construction sector, all the news we have seen
the past few months is that it continues to
slump . . .
'debate' counter-productive claims ONS Chief
As we were saying . . . Although our ONS friends
really shouldn't confuse a 'public debate' with
a few column-inches by eight tabloid scrotes
and some Magic Roundabout discussions by four
telly 'experts' all without proper jobs. Who
between them wouldn't be able to predict a 'bump'
even if a pallet of bricks fell on their heads.
opinions sought to improve apprenticeships.
Skillsmart Retail UK and the National Skills
Academy for Retail (NSAR) are encouraging employers
to provide their views in a consultation on
current apprenticeship content and delivery.
The consultation event, which takes place in
London on 17th May, will seek employer feedback
to gain insight into how apprenticeships can
be better developed to meet employer needs.
Cara Taylor of Skillsmart Retail UK said: "The
proposed changes are likely to have a significant
impact on retail apprenticeships". (EnterpriseQuest)
Does this mean that Messrs Jones and Portas
are no longer 'advisory' flavour of the day?
to boost your chances of a shop refund.
turns 9p meals into a publishing success story.
Good for her! A proper home business success
story for a change.
investigation into so-called horsemeat scandal,
Anyone surprised? OK, let's move on then. Got
all that life-deforming GM food to be eating,
doping guru threatens to spill beans to the
Interesting scenario; offering to disclose
all in the very medium which has been equally
responsible for all the cover-ups in the first
place. A lot of sportspeople claiming to be
'clean' have been keeping their fingers crossed
that these dealings will come to a head and
precipitate a Grand Opening Of The Can Of Worms
From Around The World. But Fuentes is a marked
man at the moment; as are another half-dozen
or so doping specialists. Will we see a result?
Or will a consortium of bent sporting interests
come up with a more 'interesting' proposition
than a single newspaper offering to buy this
is officially insolvent; get your money out
while you can. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100024476/spain-is-officially-insolvent-get-your-money-out-while-you-still-can/
And stash it all in an offshore tax haven
like this newspaper's owners? Or
any other serious suggestions for millions of
plebs and expat types who moved to Spain?
buyers easing UK's housing crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/10050205/Foreign-home-buyers-easing-housing-crisis.html
Over half of London's house sales are now
to 'furreners', apparently. So send 'em all
back. Millions of illegal immigrants arriving
by the back door, sponging off the country's
benefits system and stealing our jobs.
will we see our Government and UK Fascist parties
telling home owners not to sell their properties
to furreners? Just
as landlords have now become responsible for
doing the jobs of Government Ministers, policy
advisers, immigration and border controls and
Associations Resource newsletter. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ec0948bb8a32e26fd201c2a9&id=ba92bb268b&e=cf9ae972da
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/10/freebie-friday-this-weeks-discounts-deals-and-freebies/
places where you can get an overdraft for free.
Executive magazine: Is Your Home Or Business
At Risk Of Flooding? http://iexdistribution.com/ex/display.php?M=3208432&C=fcbaa9634e276b0ff0eb7ba3f543f825&S=38&L=31&N=12
looms for £1 home sales. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/10/deadline-nears-for-1-home-sales/
policies driving workers abroad. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/10/policies-driving-workers-abroad/
We've been saying this for the past couple
of years. However, it is much more profitable
for politicians and the media to blame immigration
rather than emigration for the country's woes
thus avoiding the effort it takes to reach and
maintain a realistic balance: let alone a significant
reduction in the highly lucrative bombing and
exploitation of defenceless countries which
leads to today's massive economic migration
issues. On the other hand, once the country's
native grafters, businesses, brains and money
have buggered off, unlike the quick deportation
of an illegal immigrant, it takes years maybe
even generations to get them back.
monthly e-commerce websites from £29.95
+ VAT. http://www.shopwired.co.uk/
The Sales Pitch survey. http://sg7.biz/mailer/surveys.php?id=4
For those of you who attended a supposedly educational
Slight rise in home repossessions by lenders.
fuel costs identified as main obstacle to growth
by 32% of small businesses. http://www.enforbusiness.com/news/rising-fuel-costs-%E2%80%9Cbarrier-growth%E2%80%9D-many-businesses-20139755
million loan fund launched for London SMEs.
accounts will be open to all in EU. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22436311#
gambling sites targetted to provide greater
consumer protection. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/08/offshore-gambling-sites-targeted/
best PC monitors. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/the-10-best-pc-monitors-8608351.html
ten biggest holiday rip-offs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/10043205/Italys-10-biggest-holiday-rip-offs.html
All brought about by the highly-publicised
£54 some Brits were charged for four ice
creams in Rome. As usual though, it's the following
posts which are much more informative than the
list itself. I've never found Italy taking particular
advantage of tourists; London is much worse,
in my view. But the bottom line is, tourist
traps can be found everywhere there are tourists.
Common sense alone should tell you that; and
to keep your cash in your pocket. Although for
modern plebs, I guess there should be a dummyphone
app for that, instead.
dummyphone users paying for just one out of
ten apps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10044079/British-smartphone-users-paying-for-just-one-in-10-apps.html
Ah. Perhaps that's the problem. Another old-fashioned
concept like 'common sense'. 'You get what you
grants Stornoway black pudding protected status.
Out-Frenching the French, eh? Way to go.
Appointments Over The Phone' courses. http://www.mlptraining.co.uk/course/6/Getting_Appointments_Over_The_Phone?utm_source=Merrehill&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8123gettapp
Views sought on new Growth Voucher programme.
Potential suppliers of the new £30 million
Growth Voucher programme announced in the 2013
Budget have been asked to submit ideas on how
the scheme should be delivered. The programme
will provide vouchers to small and micro-businesses
to help them access external advice to help
them grow. The Department for Business (BIS)
and the Cabinet Office have requested that individual
businesses, consortia and partnerships of two
or more organisations interested in delivering
the programme, submit outline proposals before
falling behind in global, economic race.
There must be a lesson here for other countries
which are also tempted to encourage illegal
immigration, terrorism, murder, slavery, theft,
fraud, extortion, protectionism, racketeering
all for a couple of hundred years then, instead
of putting away their ill-gotten gains wisely,
piss it all up the wall on whisky, heroin and
gambling. Exactly the same could be said of
France and Spain; and the US of A is hellbent
on following suit. But what goes around,
comes around. (Econ., LSD)
voted worst bank in Britain. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/08/which-bank-was-voted-the-worst-in-britain/
soar about 'new timeshares'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10042371/Complaints-soar-about-new-timeshares.html
'lordship titles' ad banned. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/08/18-95-lordship-title-ads-banned/
Spoilsports. They'll be banning ex-public
school fags from calling themselves 'Ministers',
adults failing to cut ties with home, says new
Co-operative report. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/12088
Poland infographic. http://world-or-poland.com/
events diary from HBA Life Member, Martin Gover
and Craig Y Nos Castle. https://twitter.com/craigynoscastle
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Online sales tax proposal approved by US Senate.
This will obviously make a major impact
on Britain's High Street too, as well as the
future prospects of online businesses in general
and I am - yet not - surprised to see that these
proposals have taken so long to get to this
stage. Clearly, American bricks 'n mortar businesses
haven't heard of Mary Portas and British micro-celebrity
TV series. Our politicians, their fake gurus
and advisers on the other hand, will be rubbing
their hands with glee at the prospect of apeing
the Yanks again, seeing new potential for milking
the common taxpayer still further. (Although
British tax laws will ensure that internet's
Big Corps will continue to pay little or no
tax as usual.)
using loans and savings to pay for groceries.
Perfect. Just what the bankers' political fags
in government ordered. The Fat Few have made
a killing from stuffing millions of plebs into
battery housing without gardens or allotments;
or garages; or sheds. Lent them £ billions
and £ trillions to do it. They don't even
own their own dummyphone, the big telly, three
second-hand cars; just a lifetime of debt. No
income nor any modest 'homely' means of generating
any money, though; nor of saving some money.
It's all been sold as 'progress'. Of being modern.
And the plebs are loving it. They'll all be
voting for the Party With Another Colour Tie
soon, to serve up even more of the same.
course, you could always try breaking free and
start your own business; become self-employed.
And this Government has even got a loan to help
you do that too!
unions plan for more members. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22432888#
Post Office staff go on strike today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22429907#
true cost of help at home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10036481/The-true-cost-of-help-at-home.html
are 'financially raping' small businesses.
'Screwing' is the word which is normally
used. Or status quo. Although
to qualify as a government adviser these days,
it suffices to state the obvious with just one
or two slight metaphorical adjustments.
UK business confidence is improving. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22423167#
to small firms has started to pick up. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/397336/Loans-at-last-to-small-firms
Now, just a five-year log jam to clear.
protection laws for online shoppers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320038/Online-shoppers-protection-faulty-goods-services-laws-finally-catch-following-advances-technology.html
websites merely directing consumers to suppliers
which pay a fee. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319828/Comparison-websites-accused-letting-families-direct-users-firms-pay-fee.html
of buy-to-let 'grandlords'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10036709/Rise-of-buy-to-let-grandlords-as-pensioners-seek-extra-cash.html
spending falls for fifth year in a row.
rural post boxes to be given protected from
next month. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397363/A-red-letter-day-for-our-rural-post-boxes
On the other hand, there won't be any postmen
left to undertake collections and delivery.
First Lady costing just one third of her predecessor.
That will make a big difference to a country
which is bankrupt yet has just started its annual,
three month summer holiday nonetheless. Plus,
these figures do come from a government which
has major problems with its sums but a very
long record of blaming everyone else for its
one could take the view that this is just the
latest PR exercise designed to impress 5 million
socialist intellectuals who, after 20 years
of superior education, don't even know how to
use a telephone or understand the word 'work'.
The latest addition to previous propaganda 'triumphs'
such as elitist politicians being filmed mixing
with peasants on trains; and offering a camel
to a starving African farmer. (Instead of the
more customary Socialist gift of a Renault Fellatio
complete with a full Executive Paranoia and
puzzles me though, is why should a First Lady
who is also an ardent, committed, socialist
media type on an astronomical salary, needs
to cost the French taxpayer anything at all?
Shops must change to beat the internet, claims
But first, so must central and local government's
attitude to shops. It's going to take more than
a new TV series featuring some unknown micro-personality
to change the spending behaviour of the country's
favourite antiques fairs and vintage markets.
lending company passes milestone. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/397194/Peer-to-peer-lending-firm-passes-key-milestone
internet success contradicts general economic
Still waiting to realise all those expert
predictions of twenty years ago that the internet
would be the future mainstay of the country's
economy. As it is, all we've got so far is a
snapped balsa-wood strut.
telephone calls are recorded and accessible
to US government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston
Not news. Just surprising the subject is
getting a public airing.
Official release: Making It Easier To Set Up
And Grow A Business. https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-it-easier-to-set-up-and-grow-a-business--6
The same cocktail of Impress-A-Tabloid-Hack,
Mickey Mouse solutions, despite the blurb in
this release which suggests that business start-ups
are failing faster than they are being set up.
It's always been a difficult juggling act but
by now, any government with the country's MAJORITY
business interests at heart would have started
looking for some working ideas. Not this time,
Great Business Ideas For 2013. http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1646-great-business-ideas-2012.html
Awareness Month: 27 common scams to avoid.
passengers pay more on Ryanair. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319142/Why-UK-passengers-pay-Ryanair-And-mans-victory-open-floodgates.html
to half of trains running late. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319065/Up-HALF-trains-running-late-failing-meet-tough-Government-targets.html
Yet another Thatcher vision of Snout In Trough
Britain realising its objectives. Millions of
ruined business meetings and working hours lost
each year to keep The Fat Few Fatter. Mind you.
There is one other country where the rail services
are even worse. Book a train in France and take
your chances on whether it arrives at all.
to enter recession. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22395899#
You wouldn't believe it though, looking at
the waste and incompetence of the country's
politicians and fonctionnaires. Still.
Yet another of our predictions come home to
negative and pessimistic helps get replies to
could make you mentally ill. http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/396961/Social-networking-site-Facebook-can-make-you-mentally-ill-warns-study
A fact which has long been evident; or is it
a pre-requisite of joining Facebook?
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/03/freebie-friday-this-weeks-discounts-deals-and-freebies/
and free things to do this May Bank Holiday.
at new five-year low. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22397601#
predict continued insolvency fall. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/03/experts-predict-insolvency-fall/
I supppose this is because economic conditions
are so tough that no-one can afford to declare
themselves insolvent any longer.
neighbours biggest deterrent to home buyers.
So. Are you and your 'home business' a nuisance?
It bears thinking about. A lot. The more successful
you become the more likely you will be to upgrade
and to move yourselves. At that point, shifting
your own property for a decent price might become
bills may have to rise a further 25%. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10030923/Electricity-bills-may-have-to-rise-by-25pc-to-stop-the-lights-going-out.html
spending £1.1 million a month on translators
and interpreters. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/396700/Councils-spend-43m-on-translators-and-interpreteurs-for-non-English-speaking-residents
I hope local councils are making every effort
to ensure this work is going to local, home-based
translators and interpreters and not to some
large US company. Like central government. Looks
as if this tabloid could do with a translator,
too. Not spotting the difference between an
'interpreter' and an 'interpreteur'.
Puerto: biggest cover-up in sporting history?
Scarcely a surprising result, bearing in
mind the implications and consequences of the
supposed investigation; a result which was very
much 'to order' despite the pretentious squawkings
of doping agencies, governing bodies and athletes
who came from the non-cycling sports embroiled
in the affair; offenders whose identities are
common knowledge within the professional sporting
world - all bar the signed confession.
like Armstrong and his team's Tour de France
victories, for example. Never actually caught
doping but the practice was always common knowledge
and so, convicted nonetheless. When the time
was right. Consequently, media posturing about
the Spanish judicial decision to destroy blood
bags is quite academic. For organisers and doping
agencies genuinely wishing to combat doping
in their own disciplines, there is The Armstrong
Precedent. A 'reasoned decision' will suffice.
Accompanied by an orchestrated media assassination
campaign. But we won't be seeing any more of
that, will we? Too much money at stake. Too
much hypocrisy to snow over. Too many grubby,
bent little officials, promoters, sponsors,
politicians and hacks to consider. Let alone
the sporting world's mafia.
for professional, self-employed sportsfolk who
are genuinely worried about flying shite sticking
to their reputations and perhaps devaluing their
future sponsorship and contractual potential,
they could always adopt the practice of posting
their blood values online. For closer scrutiny
by sports medicine professionals and fellow-competitors.
Rather than appealing to anonymous morons on
media forums, the Twatterati and the criminal
Email Marketing 101. http://sbinformation.about.com/b/2013/04/25/email-marketing-101.htm?nl=1
Relationship Management, ILEC, London, 3rd
July 2013. http://www.associationcongress.com/technology/index.asp?page=act2013§ion=programme&element=stream2&utm_source
access accounts disappearing. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/02/easy-access-accounts-disappearing/
travel rises by 5.9% worldwide. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22369230#
policing be sponsored by big business? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317803/Could-policing-sponsored-business-Crime-commissioner-considering-private-funding-force-help-cope-reduced-budget.html
Yes, of course, as we have been warning for
years. To be sponsored (owned) by American big
business, leaving local small business issues
as nothing more than profit and loss factors.
The next step after that will be policing by
US drones. It's all part of the UK's 'special
relationship' with 'em across The Pond.
Late tax return penalty to rise by £10
a day as from today. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/05/01/late-tax-return-bill-will-rise-10-a-day-from-today/
release: English business survey statistics
February 2013. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/english-business-survey-statistical-release-february-2013
facing bankruptcy after 18 months of bad weather
and rising costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/10028845/Farmers-will-go-to-the-wall-without-donations-warns-Prince-of-Wales.html
scammers taking advantage of misfortune.
The worse an economy becomes, the more commonplace
scamming activity becomes, too. Whether it's
officially licensed gambling or betting, or
fake gurus and mentors offering lucrative business
models, the bottom line is always the same.
The punter is there to make the scammer, the
promoter, money. It's invariably the sale of
'the plan', the 'system', the model which is
the success story and NOT what it pretends to
do - which is virtually academic. Then - apart
from all the traditional tell-tale signs of
a scam (this link will help: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features2.htm#7)
- beware these days of anything which claims
to, or has been endorsed by a micro-celebrity
or TV personality. Once again, these
people are no more expert in evaluating a good
business/opportunity or scam than appearing
in an ad for a payday loan company makes them
a Chancellor of the Exchequer. (And yes, you
can leave the jokes to me as well.)
job scam warning. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22356062#
complained about ads 2012. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/04/30/revealed-the-most-complained-about-ads-of-2012/
and mobile banking: your rights when something
goes wrong. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/04/30/online-and-mobile-banking-your-rights-when-something-goes-wrong/
things to loathe about Barclays PLC. http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/04/30/3-things-to-loathe-about-barclays-plc/
to complain about lifetime tracker payments.
I pay tax on my credit card cashback? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/creditcards/10027264/Will-I-have-to-pay-tax-on-credit-card-cashback.html
is Europe's problem child, says Germany.
Just as we warned a couple of years ago.
Unfortunately, with nothing but a crop of blamemongers
and C19th ersatz ideologists to lead the country,
it faces the same grim future as its much less
consequential neighbours from across the Channel,
where the economic solution remains instead,
the knockdown sale of taxpayers' assets to the
Lifestyle & Design Exhibition, Excel
London, 19th - 21st May 2013. http://www.interiorsldn.com/
Community: does it make sense to buy a PC with
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