down to see full list; previous
month's (October 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st November 2014
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
Three things business leaders want in Autumn
2014 statement. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/autumn-statement/11262100/Three-things-business-leaders-would-like-to-see-in-the-2014-Autumn-Statement.html
Hardly representative of the overall
business community but hey, ho, it's only the
media . . .
to 13,000 working as slaves in 'Bongo Bongoland'
Then you can add over 2 million self-employed
'entrepreneurs', tied to pisspot start-up loans
and a raft of tied Government benefits and allowances,
not able to earn even the minimum wage.
to offer customers video banking. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30260765#
It seems UK banks are going to offer their
customers every gimmick under the sun their
space cadets can dream of - except manning counters
transfer companies under fire. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/nov/29/money-transfer-companies-remittances-tessa-jowell
There are actually some very good and competitive
money transfer companies around. Some of the
worst offenders are the banks although of course,
the Government won't be going there.
homeless is better than working for Amazon'.
That's pretty much what the Government has in
micro-nation builders. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/meet-the-micronation-builders-selfappointed-leaders-have-created-independent-territories-complete-with-flags-anthems-and-crowns-9890805.html
I would have thought that the present Government
would fall into this category. Building on the
foundations laid by 'Baby Butcher' Blair and
his cohorts of fagging war criminals.
new property boom in the US - treehouses.
Housing stock for knuckle-scraping Usadists
returning from their latest terrorist activities
in the Middle East. Will our American-aping
politicians follow suit and offer this latest
development to Amazon employees and destitute,
British self-employed entrepreneurs?
US has no higher an upward rate of social mobility
than medieval England. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854440/There-no-American-Dream-one-professor-believes-national-ethos-illusion-country-no-higher-rate-social-mobility-medieval-England.html
Perfect. That tallies exactly with the majority
of Britain's politicians who have received a
'medieval' education and who look constantly
to the US for ideas. And cash suppositories.
Almost half of self-employed cannot afford to
pay into a pension. http://enforbusiness.com/news/almost-half-self-employed-cannot-afford-pension-201411172
Something which won't be appearing in
any official press release from the Government;
or announced by any of its teams of 'entrepreneur'
cronies. Still, it's one way of combating 'illegal
immigrants' taking the country's jobs and business.
Pay British workers and ersatz entrepreneurs
even less than the world's economic refugees.
bargain hunters say Black Friday is all a con.
Like anything which comes from the USA. Except
Harley Davidson motorbikes.
Monday: 5 ways to protect yourself against fraud.
retailers blow sales with irrelevant offers.
Sounds like the composition of official statistics
for 'entrepreneurial' Britain.
waste five days a year waiting for slow computers.
That's more crap American, digital technology
for you. Add more days wasted on social media,
slow internet connections (probably what this
article means, anyway), slow public transport
and roads, slow schooling, slow work rates,
slow payments . . . .
7 free business name generators. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/Free-Business-Name-Generators.htm?nl=1
measuring instruments get a digital makeover.
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/28/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
celebrities call for Black Friday boycott.
Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Etc.
Etc. Forever the publicity-seekers, eh? I would
have thought burning their passports would have
been a more significant gesture. Especially
as that would have entailed consequential, personal
attend Black Friday sales scuffles. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/28/black-friday-sales-police-attend-supermarkets-amid-scuffles
Especially those where there was media exposure.
Black Friday: here's how to get your Christmas
gifts for free. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11256091/Forget-Black-Friday.-Heres-how-to-get-your-Christmas-gifts-for-free.html
release: new proposals to tackle late payment.
Earlier proposals having historically, only
made matters worse as successive governments
awarded notorious late payers with knighthoods.
release: Government launches support to help
small business Do More Online. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-support-to-help-small-businesses-do-more-online
It seems that 2 million sole proprietorships
and small businesses (39% of the small business
community) don't have an online presence. Those
being the ones that are actually busy and making
new business is biggest worry for SMEs.
SMEs which aren't worrying about winning new
business are the Government's 'Do More Online'
practitioners who don't have businesses of any
consequence at all but do post anonymous comments
on business weener websites and contribute massively
to the Government's burgeoning numbers of unemployed
companies hit with £39 million of Ofgen
Early warning of another price hike, then.
Can't they be hit repeatedly with a length of
2" x 4", instead?
expert calls for chicken boycott. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/27/dirty-chicken-scandal-campylobacter-eight-out-10-uk-birds-supermarkets-asda
Not the same 'expert' who was calling for
consumers to choose supermarket chicken over
'farm' chicken because it was cheaper and tasted
just as good? I also find academics and 'experts'
who suddenly jump on media bandwagons because
a national scandal can no longer be averted,
just as 'disgusting' as the problem they have
suddenly identified. Especially when the problem
has been common industry knowledge for generations.
media told to simplify terms and conditions.
blocked piracy sites more than double. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30234790#
£30 seat-on-stick that fits in your pocket.
Or, you could use a classy shooting stick
with the addition of a rubber plug for the pointy
end if you want to use it on a hard or slippery
corrects users' posture while they're walking.
plugin turns emails into printed greetings cards.
Christmas cards for your business. http://www.fineart-international.com/search.asp?ids=265&mode=sub
use, disposable and customisable redline breathalyzer
phones overtake cash and wallets as top targets
for muggers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2851987/Mobile-phones-overtake-wallets-cash-target-muggers-official-crime-report-reveals.html
UK growth powered by consumer spending.
Good to see the country's future assured
by many safe pairs of hands!
business investment in surprise fall. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30205565#
We're not surprised. Politicians, hacks and
blackouts would have severe economic consequences.
What, with all that cheap oil now available?
So, as a home business, running everything on
the cheap (including a start-up loan and a Government
mentor), how are you going to cope with power
blackouts? Do you have a Plan B? Or even a Plan
release: business population estimates, 2014.
Just 'estimates'? Is that, in this day and digital
age, the best this Government can do? Still,
for the happy, clappy brigade and the purposes
of political propaganda, all the movement is
'up'. If you don't care to look too closely
at say, 'The
largest contribution to the increase between
2013 and 2014 was from unregistered sole proprietorships
(increasing by 192,000 or 14%).'
there's handy for you. I thought that all new
business activity was supposed to be registered
these days? (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/)
Otherwise, how can the Government tell if they've
got a new business or not? Not that it's bothered,
of course. As long as it can 'live the lie'.
disappearing benefits of self-employment. (Article.)
banking culture will take a generation to change,
says report. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30190753#
The ex-mayor of London (the non-American one)
suggested hanging a couple of bankers a day
until they upped their game. That wasn't a 'generation'
ago. It's politicians and Wankminster, sponsored
by the banks, that need changing first.
providers misleading over speeds. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/26/broadband-providers-misleading-over-speeds/
Hardly news, is it? In fact, why doesn't
the country's equally dishonest, lying media
make an announcement when their advertisers'
broadband IS running at claimed speeds?
million customers overcharged in official gas
meter scam. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30214471#
followed by consoles, top list of Christmas
Hardly a surprise.
Mail universal delivery service in peril.
That much was evident the moment Wankminster
decided to pimp Royal Mail and designate it
to the rubbish bin of all its other stolen and
wasted taxpayers' assets.
and stonewalling Wankminster. https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/ttip-dd-ask/
(In case anyone still believes Britain is
must reveal when they are getting paid by advertisers,
ASA rules. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/26/vloggers-must-tell-fans-paid-adverts-asa-rules
and B&B owners warned fraudsters will target
their annual EU payments. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11254952/Farmers-and-BandB-owners-warned-fraudsters-will-target-their-annual-EU-payments.html
Which fraudsters would these be? The Government
and their highwaymen, the HMRC?
rabbits culled and sold to France for £1
Not a bad earner for a small, local, home business
but they could equally have gone some way to
reducing the near 400,000 tons of fresh/frozen
poultry meat imported into the UK every year,
mainly from the Netherlands. Unfortunately,
Dummyphone Man doesn't know much about rabbits,
even though they were a cheap and delicious
staple diet until just one generation earlier.
Until supermarket and American fast food franchise
advertising came along, persuading the lumpenproletariat
to part with a £1 for a shiteburger; or
the going rate for two rabbits from a country
market, which should feed a family of four for
at least a couple of days.
chickens: 70% affected by food bug. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30227342#
for cash' scams to avoid. http://hotsearch.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/protect-yourself-from-crash-for-cash-scams/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl8%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D309432
stick connects to the internet even when its
record sales hbit 18-year high. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30216638#
do women in business really think the challenges
to communicate when disaster strikes. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27502/continue-communicate-disaster-strikes/?utm_source=Business+Matters+Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+News+update&utm_content=info%40homebusiness.org.uk
business location maps. http://www.custom-maps.co.uk/location-maps/
Three-quarters of UK's multi-millionaires are
now self-made. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11251904/Wealth-is-good-and-the-UK-has-lots-of-it.html
housing market cooling rapidly. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/25/tougher-rules-for-getting-mortgages-help-to-cool-housing-market
That should stem the numbers of modern, self-made
tips for buy-to-let investors. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/25/10-tips-for-buy-to-let-investors/
is endemic in the food and drink industry -
and it's costing you money. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/fraud-is-endemic-in-the-food-and-drink-industry--and-its-costing-you-money-9882710.html
The message has been repeated over and over
again for years and years. Grow your own or
buy locally grown and produced; buy direct from
producers wherever possible. Cut out the supermarkets.
(Even then, especially if allied to the disgusting
lack of hygiene and food prep knowledge in the
average domestic kitchen, there are certainly
no guarantees.) But at least the balance has
changed. Unfortunately, modern consumers are
todays' Pavlovian dogs. They see a big ad on
telly or the internet and off they go, tails
wagging and yapping into their dummyphones.
card firms probed on fears they encourage borrowers
to stay in debt. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2848966/Credit-card-firms-probed-fears-profit-keeping-borrowers-debt-longer-offering-credit-don-t-want.html
Another 'astonishing' Dummyphone Man revelation.
of cashback, air miles and 0% credit card deals?
Lottery ad banned for being irresponsible.
Out of the same stable as The Daily Express
and Channel 5, this advertising falls almost
into the same catgory as Red Bull-drinking Americans
who thought they would be able to fly. Still.
Today's media is almost totally responsible
for and dependent upon subscriber-morons.
opens professional cuddling shop - and gets
10,000 customers in first week. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-opens-professional-cuddling-shop-gets-10000-customers-in-first-week-9870211.html
Errr, that's 10,000 emails in a week, not
customers. Quite a 'normal' distortion for the
home improvements make you the most money?
sharing frugal tips on Facebook became a full-time
it illegal to fly a drone in the UK? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11253358/Is-it-illegal-to-fly-a-drone-in-the-UK.html
did Cameron cosy up to tax-dodging US internet
Because he was born to fag; he was raised
to fag; he was educated to fag; and he has a
degree in fagging. And if it wasn't Cameron,
it would be another fag.
Black Friday is a black day for Britain.
To be followed by Cyber Monday and Small
Business Saturday within just a week, when every
advertising punch-drunk consumer who started
out with some spare cash finds they probably
spent it all on Black Friday. Good game, good
game. As promoted by British political and media
dickheads whose imagination doesn't extend beyong
aping anything they see in the USA.
TTIP will hurt the NHS and Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/were-already-pouring-9bn-of-nhs-money-into-big-business--and-ttip-will-make-it-worse-9882087.html
That's why Britain has a government of brown-nosing
fags. To do as they're told.
is the US import Brits are most thankful for.
And how many British jobs has that created?
lets anyone set up an online marketplace in
48 seconds. http://www.springwise.com/platform-lets-set-online-marketplace-48-seconds/
phone for young children that straps onto their
Dumb 'em down young.
Slow economic growth to be prolonged, says Bank
What, again? Or, haven't we escaped the
last period of slow economic growth yet?
service sector optimism falls. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30187300#
to protect taxpayers from direct debt recovery.
New safeguards have been announced by HMRC to
protect vulnerable taxpayers from the planned
system for Direct Recovery of Debts (DRD). The
introduction of DRD would allow HMRC to collect
money owed for tax and tax credit debts directly
from the bank accounts of individuals and firms
that owe £1,000 or more in tax, if they
have repeatedly ignored attempts to make contact.
The announcement came following a consultation
which was held in May 2014. New measures to
protect vulnerable taxpayers will include guaranteed
face-to-face visits by HMRC officers, a County
Court appeal process, and a time limit of 30
days between accounts being put on hold and
money being taken by HMRC, if the debtor hasn't
paid the outstanding tax. This is in addition
to guarantees which had already been made, such
as a minimum of £5,000 always being left
in debtors' accounts. (EnterpriseQuest)
policy restricts training of freelancers.
Freelancers are missing out on the training
they need as a result of Government policy discouraging
firms from training self-employed workers, according
to a report published by the Skills Commission.
Government policy states that if a firm is providing
training to a freelancer, it can be used by
HMRC as evidence of a freelancer's 'employment
status'. If a freelancer is judged to have the
status of an employee, this has cost implications
in terms of the employer's National Insurance
contributions. Firms have therefore become reluctant
to include freelancers in staff training schemes.
The number of people working on a self-employed
basis has risen in recent years, and the report
argues that 'the skills system in the UK is
not adequately matched to the modern structures
of work in 2014.'
the Black Friday pitfalls. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/24/beware-the-black-friday-pitfalls/
due? Don't delay, file today! http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27393/self-assessment-due-dont-delay-file-today/
to deliver via local Post Offices. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30178203#
over fake offshore bank. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-30178169#
bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office
Under Theresa Mayhem and her team of scrotes,
it's more a case of how bad do you have to be
to win a Home Office contract.
most affordable cities in Britain for renting.
For the Government's new generation of home
businesses which can't afford mortgages any
Brits have our failings but we know how to shop.
becomes first city in Europe to ban street advertising.
Is it because the French have to give all
their money to the present socio-fascist regime
and can't afford to shop any longer?
7 key elements of a clear value proposition
for networking. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27402/7-key-elements-clear-value-proposition-networking/
organised sport is good for your bank balance.
So is 'going to church'. Traditional, 'non-fake'
forms of social interaction.
beat graduates in jobs race. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2848218/Apprentices-beat-graduates-jobs-race-University-leavers-three-times-likely-unemployed-year-finishing-course.html
They also beat graduates in establishing successful
businesses. Mind you. Who wouldn't?
frying pan for Dummyphone Man. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11245936/How-to-make-perfect-steak-idiot-proof-frying-pan-launches.html
Next week, we will be testing an app for
in sales of 'posh' pies for Dummyphone Man.
Grandma would have been flattered.
Global business confidence at five-year low.
By contrast with 'Small business confidence
grows' only six weeks ago! http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29197510
leading Christmas shopping spending in the UK.
Never mind. Theresa Mayhem and The Scrote
Office did try their hardest.
agent wars could make it harder to sell your
magazine websites for young women are filling
a gap in the market. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/how-magazine-websites-for-young-women-are-filling-a-gap-in-the-market-9878618.html
Community: what can I do to ensure my data is
clean before moving it to a new PC? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=11/21/2014
fires help reduce blood pressure, research finds.
Something which every 'home business' has
known since Fred Flintstone starting fashioning
and selling stone axeheads from his living room.
Before researcher-gatherers stumbled across
Dummyphone Man and found they could sell him
Bongoland' Britain placed on energy 'watch'
More good news for 'home businesses' which
have been encouraged to take THE (supposedly)
cheap route to starting and running a business.
need to feel the austerity pinch too. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/23/pensioners-need-to-feel-the-austerity-pinch-too/
And still more good news for the country's silver
surfers propping up the small business economy,
with up to 40% of start-ups, self-employed,
home businesses, freelancers and even apprentices,
coming from this age group recently.
the other hand, let's spread 'austerity' around,
I agree. So hands up media propaganda hacks.
And the rest of the Government's privileged
'hoodies', fags, cronies and taxpayer-financed
mates at the same time. Let's see how they would
all manage on a basic, 'Bongo Bongoland' British
pension. For the next twenty or thirty years.
Bongoland' Britain's over-40s frozen out of
home loans. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30175365#
Like pensioners in other words.
'kitchen business' couple who helped transform
the way we shop. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30095454
fake fur even worse than the real thing?
sneer at the white van driving flag waving man.
These would be the white vans manufactured in
Poland, would they? Or the Hyundai 4x4 pickups?
talking into 'American' dummyphones? On their
way to have a can of Australian Fosters with
Engerlandt - suppliers to Israel's Nazi-terrorist
New computer spying bug discovered. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30171614#
Roll up! Roll up! For your daily dose of
web data powers plan for police. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30166477#
The American police, would this be? Our police
being too busy with their media duties at the
Still more IT glitches for RBS customers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30141671#
Again. Once more. Ad infinitum.
(Perhaps the wasters should be given another
business in the countryside: what you need to
firms lack interest in overseas expansion.
Over a third of representatives at small firms
say they have no interest in exploring overseas
markets, according to a recent survey conducted
by KPMG and YouGov. The main barriers to overseas
expansion cited by survey respondents included
the complexity of legal issues, a lack of tax
incentives, and not having strong enough networks
with overseas organisations. For medium-sized
firms, 20% of respondents said they had no interest
in expanding overseas. According to the research,
small and medium-sized firms in the North East
are the most reluctant to trade overseas, with
only 47% of firms expressing an interest in
doing so, compared with 80% in London. (EnterpriseQuest)
Community: Help! What can I do to ensure my
data is clean before moving it to my new PC?
reasons to give thanks you're an entrepreneur.
offers travel recommendations based on time
of year. http://www.springwise.com/app-offers-travel-recommendations-based-time-year/
network for army vets to help curb growing numbers
of suicides. http://www.springwise.com/social-network-army-vets-curb-growing-suicides/
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/21/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
retail sales rose by 0.8% in October as prices
tax schemes, including entrepreneur's relief,
losing the Treasury '£ billions'.
That's what happens when you start using
foreign terminology (like 'entrepreneurship')
which comes from a country which doesn't understand
business and is permanently on the scrounge.
Or a government run again, by public school
fags who only know how to lie and steal.
with internet access to pass 3 billion next
(Around 40% of the world's population. Minus
35% with UK-levels of dial-up connection speeds,
which reduce this claim to one of academic interest
to find the best Black Friday deals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11244515/Where-to-find-the-best-Black-Friday-deals.html
to prevent annoying PPI calls. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/20/how-to-prevent-annoying-ppi-calls/
to net £100s using refer-a-friend deals.
reasons to 'shop small' this holiday season.
foreigners get rich from privatised British
public services. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/revealed-how-the-world-gets-rich-from-privatising-british-public-services-9874048.html
Who needs to worry about the EU or 'terrorism'
when our country continues to be ruined by bent,
public school fags?
you want to sell your home, ditch the wood floor
for carpets. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2840815/Sarah-Beeny-s-tips-want-sell-home-carpets-good-photos-online.html
Venice bans wheelie suitcases. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2842400/Venice-bans-wheelie-suitcases-noise-pollution-canal-bridges.html
A glimmer of hope, at last. Wheelie suitcases
and dumbwalking cause more travel chaos than
any so-called threat of 'terrorism'.
Nestle marketing a smart food that can replace
Insider reports suggest that Nestle have just
bought Red Bull's database and initial trials
are due to start with Americans (and fat pigs)
who believe they can fly.
playground business earns him suspension threat.
For selling junk food? That'll earn him a gong
renovation made easy by snap-on insulation and
solar panels. http://www.springwise.com/green-renovation-easy-snap-on-insulation-solar-panels/
offers loyalty points without all the cards.
of the funniest parodies of start-up life and
propaganda announcement: dedicated 'champion'
for self-employed announced. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/27440/self-employed-get-dedicated-champion-government/?utm_source=Business+Matters+Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+News+update&utm_
I can see that's made a major splash in the
dumb media; so it's no business as usual, then?
Or are we waiting for some more hooky statistics
taken from an ambiguous sample group of 309
should I pay US tax? asks tax-dodger, the American
Mayor of London, Little Engerlandt County, the
good 'ole USA. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/21/why-should-i-pay-us-tax-says-boris/
Oh. My. God!!! (Repeat endlessly.) Guys.
You didn't know that the Mayor of London was
an American? Perhaps less time spent reading
Israeli-American propaganda? Anyway. Boris the
Buffoon's defence will be (it is widely expected)
that he will pay his US taxes when American
diplomats in London pay their congestion charges
and parking fines. (£8 million plus, so
far.) Although their defence is expected to
be that as they are living in an American colony
anyway, thieving is OK and London should be
grateful it isn't being liberated by knuckle-scraping
2014: more than £1 million to be spent
every three minutes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11241385/Black-Friday-2014-More-than-1m-to-be-spent-every-three-minutes-as-Amazon-pledges-40pc-discounts.html
the Government's subsidy rate to US Big Corp.
should get faster and cheaper 4G data, claims
When? After Ofcon achieve 'faster and cheaper'
operators agree to increase coverage to rural
Another propaganda statement which by definition
gives the lie again, to all earlier promises
to do the same thing. It's why ex-telecomms
men make excellent politicians.
delay for £11 billion smart meter rollout.
Latest announcement for the Government's daily
digital cock-up programme managed by state-of-the-art
serial failures, Crapita.
fined £56 million over IT meltdown.
I thought IT meltdowns were what Dummyphone
Man was paying for these days?
blow to bankers' challenge to bonus cap.
Wankminsters' psycopaths, fags and finance sector
rent boys will be most upset.
threat to Royal Mail's universal parcel delivery
tops ranking of best place to do business.
Singapore as not in London, Little Engerlandt
and according to claims by Boris The Buffoon
and David 'Da PM' Cameron.
flu: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Germany
and Netherlands. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/19/bird-flue-ukraine-bans-poultry-imports-uk-germany-netherlands
That's not the plan! They're supposed to
be grateful for all those £ billions they've
borrowed to buy NATO weapons of mass destruction,
and feeding their plebs with contaminated, western
supermarket food is part of the deal. That's
the trouble with the Ukrainians. Once a Rusky,
always a Rusky.
murder industry giant considers bid for NHS
service contract. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/international-arms-firm-lockheed-martin-in-the-frame-for-1bn-nhs-contract-9871247.html
And Little Engerlandt's Israeli-American hate
preachers point accusing fingers at threats
from the EU? Still, with dumb BBC presenters
now talking 'trash' American and doped-up US
football appearing at Wembley, it looks as if
the American colonisation of Britain is almost
electric bike will fit in your backpack.
uses vibrations to guide users around Paris.
. . . straight to the red light district.
turns smartphones into a Polaroid camera.
. . . for taking unblurred selfies in the
red light districts of Paris.
Post Office facing pre-Christmas strike action.
Mail six-day delivery under threat. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/19/royal-mail-suffers-drop-in-profits/
So the reasons for privatisation weren't
true after all? Now there's another surprise
from Wankminster's scrotes.
grocery sales fall for first time on record.
changes 2015: funding a new business. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/19/pension-changes-2015-funding-a-new-business/
It would probably be riskier than investing
in a Ponzi or pyramid scheme. Especially with
the Government as a player.
£3.5 billion mobile phone theft racket.
firms still failing to make clear their cheapest
landlords tied to big breweries win historic
yet to pay compensation to thousands of customers.
Advisor couple fined £100 by a hotel for
a bad review. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30100973
Apprentice contestants aren't actually talented
businesspeople at all. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2839021/Nick-Hewer-says-Apprentice-contestants-not-talented.html
Is this a joke? Is there anyone out there
who ever seriously thought they were? Apart
from media morons, members of Government and
weener business websites.
like FAKEbook. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2839547/More-like-FAKE-book-nearly-quarter-fashion-luxury-ads-social-media-website-hawk-counterfeits.html
Wow! Another surprise. Not.
energy from living crops be the next sustainable
power source? http://www.springwise.com/energy-living-crops-sustainable-power-source/
Now there's an idea for a home business sideline.
Multi-tasking cannabis production.
offers 400 sizes to fit all women - from just
5 measurements. http://www.springwise.com/jeansmaker-offers-400-sizes-fit-women/
release: Consultation outcome. Alternative dispute
resolution for consumers. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/alternative-dispute-resolution-for-consumers
Proposed changes to business rates could benefit
small firms. http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/6705009/NEWS
Local authorities could have greater flexibility
to offer business rate discounts to small local
firms, under a proposal put to the Chancellor
by the Local Government Association (LGA) in
November 2014. Business rates are currently
set by central government, meaning local authorities'
ability to offer local discounts is restricted.
Under the LGA proposal, all responsibility for
setting and collecting business rates would
lie with local authorities, allowing greater
flexibility for local authorities to offer reduced
rates to local high street firms, new start
ups and firms using local suppliers. If the
proposal goes ahead, local authorities will
also be able to link business rates to turnover,
including that from e-commerce, to create more
fairness between high street and online retailers,
and to encourage new start ups to trade on the
high street. (EnterpriseQuest)
tell HMRC to pick up pace of tax investigations.
Not to be confused with picking up the pace
of a crackdown on Big Corp tax evasion, where
our fagging ones remain as compliant and accommodating
housing costs will push millions into poverty.
'could ruin house prices'. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/17/reckless-vote-will-make-your-home-worth-less-tories-tell-rochester-voters
than 1.4 million will fund Christmas with payday
digital service firms unaware of changes to
VAT rules. http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/NewsReleases/Pages/
Almost two thirds of UK small firms providing
digital services, such as apps and e-books,
to consumers in other EU member states are unaware
of the VAT rule changes that will take effect
on 1st January 2015. The new rules make their
supplies subject to VAT in consumers' home countries,
rather than in the UK, which is currently the
case. This lack of awareness was revealed by
a survey of 150 digital service providers carried
out by KPMG. In contrast, most large digital
service firms are fully aware of the changes.
The majority (75%) of respondents would consider
increasing their prices by up to 5% to compensate
for the additional costs of complying with the
new rules, and more than one in five would consider
no longer supplying to other EU member states.
of the worst financial red tape tie-ups.
Blue named world's tastiest cheese. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11232600/Bath-Blue-named-worlds-tastiest-cheese.html
And will our supermarkets be stocking this
latest example of British excellence alongside
their imported produce from the Nazi State of
exchange trips are becoming passe for UK schoolchildren.
Fake friendships on Arsebook being the order
of the day at the expense of useful, sound,
extensive and highly beneficial relationships
which can span generations. The closest the
country's plebs have ever been able to get to
developing their own 'old boys' network. Obviously,
a much too healthy state of affairs to be tolerated
by our pupil-shagging educationalists.
English cowboy builder story. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837455/Pawnbroker-helped-launder-9million-gang-rogue-builders-scammed-elderly-life-savings-celebrated-one-victims-died.html
to get a bed in advertising. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2838157/How-bed-advertising-Designer-creates-houses-homeless-using-billboards-pay-advertising-fees.html
It won't work in Britain. There's no money
in it for bent politicians.
getting stung shopping online. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/536107/Stay-safe-online-avoid-fraud-theft-christmas-shopping
blocks timewasting sites until users get some
This should put the entire internet under
reasons why running a small business beats working
for a big company. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/27360/5-reasons-running-small-business-beats-working-big-companies/
As written by someone working for a big company
who wants to supply finance to small businesses.
Nonsense, in other words. (Shows potential as
a Government guru, though.)
your personal branding matters. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27258/personal-branding-matters/
your own appliances and save a small fortune.
Cameron's comic turn as he warns of looming
second, global crash. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/16/david-cameron-third-eurozone-recession-g20-warning
But on the other hand, Mr Cameron does keep
assuring British voters that they are enjoying
a world-beating economic recovery. So we'll
be OK because our politicians don't tell lies
and we believe them!
asking prices fall by 1.7%. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/17/house-asking-prices-fall-by-1-7/
business travellers are spending record amounts
in the UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11234152/International-business-travellers-are-spending-record-amounts-in-the-UK.html
productive are you when working from home?
speed adverts targeted by Which?
could start to close, warns Waitrose boss.
tenants get closer to toasting a new deal.
considering 'sanctions' against Israel over
murderous spread of settlements. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11234137/EU-considering-sanctions-against-Israel-over-settlements.html
What, send the bombers in followed by thousands
of knuckle-scraping Usadists like against terrorist
Israeli Settlers (IS) in Iraq? Still,
it would be progress to see the EU and Britain
above all, focus on the welfare of its own populations
for a change. Mr David 'My values are Jewish
values' Cameron to note.
far would you go to get your own back on an
annoying neighbour? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/11229655/Vengeance-in-bricks-and-mortar.html
celebrity chef banned from butcher's federation
for saying British beef is best. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837245/French-celebrity-butcher-expelled-saying-British-beef-best.html
The man is almost right and unusually for
a media personality, he also has the courage
to speak the truth. On the other hand, French
chefs have rather more discreetly, been making
this admission for donkeys' years. (When they're
not eating them.) In fact, French beef is typically
so bad that it isn't fit to be served anywhere
other than a Wetherspoons.
of the best cheeses for Christmas. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/christmas-food-and-drink/11223763/Six-of-the-best-cheeses-for-Christmas.html
A nice selection, thankfully free of the
mediocre French fromage overdose one
is normally subjected to by British TV chefs.
charities win £25 million mini-bus deal.
Surge in small business closures as more than
half fail to survive more than five years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-2801698/Small-businesses-close-despite-improving-economy-HALF-fail-survive-five-years.html
'Despite an improving economy'? I don't think
this hack lives on the same planet as 95% of
the country's population, let alone small business
community. And - I would venture to suggest
- that the casualty rate is FAR more than just
over 'half' because the vast majority of start-ups/self-employed/home
businesses which can't make it, just drift into
obscurity. And THAT is despite more and more
self-employed people working for peanuts. Still.
The Government just loves it when a plan comes
together. Aided and abetted by no shortage of
its bullshitting cronies.
Britain snubs international campaign on jobs
and wages. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/g20-summit-britain-snubs-international-union-campaign-on-jobs-and-wages-9863481.html
Someone's got to stay at home and watch repeats
of repeats and repeats again of World War I
and II propaganda. In the absence of the country's
current and future lack of any moral, ethical
and economic compass, they can all pose as the
shrinking 'tide' of unemployed home businesses
at the same time.
workers key to Britain's economy boost.
Hardly surprising when Britain's pension regime
is the second worst in Europe and a state pension
won't even cover the cost of most retired folks'
energy bills. Plus this trend was first identified
several years ago, so it's hardly 'news'. And
throughout history, getting old folk and children
to stay at home to 'man the machines' almost
for free while the able-bodied go off to invade
other countries, is also another characteristic
of 'Nazi' government. While 'Da PM' is on the
families to miss out on child tax breaks because
they do not have internet access. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/no-internet-no-child-tax-break-200000-families-likely-to-miss-out-because-they-do-not-have-access-to-the-web-9863485.html
That's another very 'Nazi' type of situation
for households to find themselves in. Especially
as many won't have access to the internet through
no fault of their own.
backs TTIP. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30073357#
Another predictable blow to European and British
consumers and small businesses but hey, ho,
it's what Cameron and his fellow-fags were elected
to do. (And not by the plebs, in case anyone
out there still believes in Santa Claus.)
you're fronting a drive to boost UK exports,
there's no point in being invisible. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/if-youre-fronting-a-drive-to-boost-uk-exports-theres-no-point-being-invisible-9862734.html
UK exports by small firms are always having
to cope with the country's car crash of a reputation
for placing propaganda before national prosperity.
(That's British, not American prosperity, I'm
talking about.) But that really isn't on the
Big Corp marketing agenda for modern, Dummyphone
Man anyway, so nothing is going to change anytime
and more people are finding you can bank on
peer-to-peer lending. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/more-and-more-people-are-finding-you-can-bank-on-peertopeer-lenders-9862726.html
Use your pension to reduce your tax bill.
investment vs leaving it to the 'pros'.
£100,000 in shares and take an annual
income: how long till you're bust? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11210093/Invest-100000-in-shares-and-take-an-annual-income.-How-long-till-youre-bust.html?WT.mc_id=e_3676477&WT.tsrc=email&etype=personalfinance&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_PFi_New_2014_11_12&utm_campaign=3676477
Anne demands end of live horse meat exports.
I'm always cynically amused by countries
such as France or Italy where eating horse meat
('man's friend') is traditionally viewed as
acceptable yet documentaries showing the similar
SE Asian trade in dogs (also 'man's friend')
for consumption, attract squeals of outrage.
Just like a couple of alleged executions by
Middle East resistance fighters provoke massive
outpourings of condemnation and sympathy; while
at least 50,000 Libyan civilians murdered by
NATO's flying cowards, receives no mention whatsoever.
And we could go on and on.
your possessions earning their keep. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/15/get-your-possessions-earning-their-keep/
Britain has 7th highest debt of G20 countries.
Could be worse. Let's celebrate and get bladdered.
housebuilding bounces back despite cooling property
Killer' Cameron, supporter of Israeli and US
terrorism, compares Russia to Nazi Germany.
That will go down well when eventually and
inevitably, Britain ends up licking Russian
arse again just as it did at the end of the
Second World War. Latterly, and £ billions
of lost business later, there will be those
who don't do propaganda and who won't want to
insult all the lives sacrificed in the fight
against Nazism: almost half a million British.
But 25 million, maybe more, Russians.
compares Cameron to a Nazi. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/11231248/France-compares-David-Cameron-to-far-Right-leader-following-his-fury-at-the-EU-budget.html
It looks as if the only opinion which is
siding with Da PM's view of history at the moment,
is Engerlandt's Israeli-American, Nazi criminal
the other hand, given the parlous state of Europe's
'old' economies, perhaps the endless amount
of time spent on all their murderous pasts could
be harnessed instead, into some productive business
of today in order to ensure a peaceful and prosperous
tomorrow? (And no, I don't believe in flying
Power faces sales ban and Ofgem investigation.
That will get them worried.
supplier you've never heard of attracting 36%
of energy switchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11223049/Energy-deals-the-supplier-youve-never-heard-of-attracting-36pc-of-switchers.html
7 biggest supermarket rip-offs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11229157/Seven-biggest-supermarket-packaging-rip-offs.html
hackers trick Dummyphone Man with fake apps.
end of computer hacking? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2834592/The-end-computer-hacking-Software-searches-new-unknown-viruses-automatically-REPAIRS-damage.html
Row tailor fears overseas threat. http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2014/nov/14/savile-row-tailoring-foreign-buyout-threat-hong-kong
lets anyone print their own clothes at home.
best fish and chip restaurants revealed.
Fish 'n chip 'restaurants'? That's almost
a contradiction in terms. The only plaice in
Britain where you will find fish 'n chip restaurants
is in London - where, as this list confirms
- you can't buy decent fish 'n chips anyway!
Masterchef semi-finalist opens restaurant in
garden shed at bottom of garden. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2834392/It-s-Mastershed-Former-semi-finalist-TV-s-Masterchef-opens-restaurant-wooden-hut-end-garden.html
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/14/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
shop now to avoid chaos later, warns Transport
Doncha just love living in a Third World
bills: 3 million overcharged last year.
Equals more funds for political parties.
And more gongs for energy sector cockroaches.
cost of shirts on plebs' backs. http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/apr/bangladesh-shirt-on-your-back
Plus there's the cost of jobs lost over here.
Still. Hey ho! Let's do some dumbwalking instead.
Get bladdered. And vote for the Kippah Party.
battle with eBay over fake watch. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/jessicainvestigates/11227942/EBay-Money-Back-Guarantee-my-battle-over-fake-watch.html
are buying puppies online which may have entered
the country illegally. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/corrupt-vets-are-helping-to-smuggle-farmed-puppies-into-uk-9859753.html
Who cares? If they're coming from East Europe,
the real issue is: can they do plumbing?
companies selling 'ISIS (Israeli Settlers In
Syria) hunting kits' online to Red Bull victims
who thought they could fly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2833897/American-company-selling-ISIS-Hunting-Kits-online-470-65-claiming-patriots-asking-them.html
Oh. My. God. (Repeat 50 times.) Cool. (And again.)
company sells in-car homing pigeons to replace
sat-nav to Red Bull victims who thought they
could fly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2831580/Mystery-homing-pigeons-navigate-solved-Birds-use-gyroscope-brain-guide-study-finds.html
Awesome. Oh. My. God. (BBC takes note.)
users warned over iOS bug. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2833691/US-government-issues-warning-Apple-users-iOS-bug-lead-rogue-apps-steal-user-data.html
The downward evolution of 'Made in Hong Kong'
of the 1960s to Made by the USA (sort of), 21st
Century Digital Crap.
voted best country in the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/germany-named-best-country-in-the-world-9858762.html
Oh, dear. Engerlandt County (of the USA),
loses to Germany again. Still more repeats of
repeats of repeats of WWI and II films and propaganda
then. As BMW sales to the unemployed continue
to rise. That'll show them.
Coalition of Evil's Afghan legacy: opium production
at a record high. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/just-as-britain-withdraws-from-afghanistan-opium-production-hits-record-high--gyxXBs1iPg
Another Usadist/Engerlandt fag-boy strategic
success story. On the other hand, it will give
the UK's start-ups and home business entrepreneurs
a potential extra sideline when their allowances
and loans run out. If there are any drugs left
over from financing the world's terrorist activity,
to bootstrap your business from the ground up.
idea. Worried by the prospect of winter blackouts?
From South Africa, solar school backpacks to
provide evening light for pupils' homework.
idea: Shoes with GPS for ultra-thick schoolchildren
who might get lost on the way home. http://www.springwise.com/trendy-shoes-gps-parents-track-kids/
Particularly suitable for little winkles
wearing England football strip and whose 'heroes'
can't even make a ball find its way into the
back of a net.
very good business idea. Platform gives businesses
green supply chain recommendations. http://www.springwise.com/platform-businesses-green-supply-chain-recommendations/
& PissPoor rate Twatter as junk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30048344#
What is amusing about this are all the digital
dickheads who have rated Twatter as a business
tool. Well. For 'tools', perhaps.
Housing market dip 'only temporary'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30024257#
Christmas shop in three hours. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2832287/How-men-Christmas-shop-three-hours-Poll-finds-two-thirds-buy-presents-time-3-manage-ten-minutes.html
day lenders: what you need to know. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/pay-day-lenders-what-you-need-to-know-9854159.html
of consumers at risk from goods not returned
under manufacturers' recall. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2832374/Millions-dangerous-electrical-devices-lurking-homes-consumers-failed-return-products-manufacturers-recalled-faults.html
launches loan service for SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/26978/paypal-launches-loan-service-smes/
coolest hacks and tricks in Google search.
apps that don't use data roaming. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/11226657/Travel-apps-that-dont-use-data-roaming.html
who can't afford organic food should simply
eat less. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/vivienne-westwood-says-those-who-cant-afford-organic-food-should-simply-eat-less-9857214.html
million Britons go a week without eating vegetables.
In the not-too-distant past when the country's
wasters weren't subsidised by the working taxpayer,
households would buy veg at the local market
first, followed perhaps, by a night out at the
cinema if the budget allowed. Today, the priorities
are a dummyphone, a big telly, an internet connection,
a playstation, a daily packet or more of fags,
eating out at McDonalds, a BMW with personalised
number plates and a case of lager every night.
Oh, and I forgot. An entrepreneur's start-up
loan. Then - and only eventually - the modern
shopper might get around to buying some pre-packed
taters and carrots. Imported from the Nazi gulags
guide to best value, autumn city breaks.
16-year-old entrepreneur who already has 500
red hot business of divorce celebration.
essentials of negotiating the best price for
your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27243/six-essentials-negotiating-best-price-business/
back from a social media disaster. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27136/bouncing-back-social-media-disaster/
Or, just don't 'do' social media. With the
time you save, you can concentrate on making
more money or if not, simply enjoying yourself.
Unless you're a sad troll, of course.
personality traits all entrepreneurs must have.
National Business Awards 2014 winners. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/11223684/National-Business-Awards-2014-the-winners.html
businesses to benefit from relaxed alcohol rules.
to launch UK broadband and tv services.
worst for rural calls. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28758595
tips to secure your iPhone from hackers.
I would have thought that even todays' dumb
consumers might have wondered if they should
be buying such absolute crap that all they do
afterwards, is worry about its security and
reliability? They'll be buying torn clothing
hanging off their arses next.
cards: how to avoid paying twice. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11215583/Contactless-cards-how-to-avoid-paying-twice.html
Don't use contactless cards. Use cash, instead.
courier couldn't find our house. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/nov/11/ikea-failed-delivery-extra-charge-courier
An increasingly common problem these days in
which a new breed of couriers seem to be undertaking
deliveries. Those who can't talk.
not for my child. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/further-education/11221224/Apprenticeships-changing-the-not-for-my-child-attitudes.html
The Dumb Brit syndrome perseveres. Many a successful
entrepreneur kicked off with an apprenticeship.
But modern mummy prefers to see her fat baby
goats playing computer games instead.
world's best markets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/11058827/The-worlds-best-markets.html
top tips for haggling. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/11214358/How-to-haggle-tips-and-advice.html
a buy-to-let investor; could I pay less tax
by setting up a company? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11221498/Im-a-buy-to-let-investor-could-I-pay-less-tax-by-setting-up-a-limited-company.html
Charles claims peoples' connection with the
countryside is dying. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/12/prince-charles-says-peoples-connection-with-countryside-is-dying
It's much easier to milk the country's plebs
if they're all cooped up in battery housing.
Especially if they spend all their time looking
at a piece of plastic and pretending to be a
homes cost £50,000 more than in the suburbs
or cities. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2830889/Countryside-homes-cost-50-000-suburbs-cities.html
And so they should. Only social inadequates
live in suburbs and cities.
solar panels earn you £650 a year?
I'm all for renewable energy but the flip
side could be losing much more than that in
the sale value of your home. The other problem,
like running a diesel car for example, owning
a well in France, or generating home solar energy
in Spain, is that once a government sees its
plebs making or saving money, it will introduce
a tax to skim off any financial advantage. I
strongly suspect that the majority of people
who claim such relatively modest savings from
a solar panel installation could have achieved
the same results by more switching off (or turning
down) and without any capital outlay.
to boil an egg, the Heston Blumenthal way.
Not being a celebrity chef or a mediatised food
critic - but having been a free range poultry
and egg producer for over ten years - there
is just one, major problem with this advice
for the lumpenproletariat.
How fresh are the eggs? Does the average pleb
even know how old their eggs are? Because it
does make a difference to cooking time. As
all good chefs know, you pick the best produce
you can afford. You get to know it. You stay
with it. (And after that, it all depends on
how soft and runny you - or your customer -
like their eggs.) Still. It all fills up column
out a niche as an SME. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/27053/carving-niche-sme/
of the funniest parodies of start-up life.
don't tax statements costing the taxpayer £5
million show what MPs spend? http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/12/why-dont-tax-statements-tell-us-what-mps-spend/
Answers to our US-designed, vote-rigging and
digital cock-up media questionnaire HERE.
(Oh, my God. Hi, guys.)
Because MPs are bent.
Because MPs can't count.
Because MPs are working for bent, tax-dodging
American Big Corp.
4. Because MPs are ALL of those things AND 'Friends
5. I'm an economics graduate and don't understand
One third of small firms at risk of closing.
Over 20% of decision-makers at small and medium-sized
firms say their business has shrunk in the last
quarter, and more than a third say they face
a medium to high risk of ceasing trading in
the next year, according to the latest SME Risk
Index published by insurance firm Zurich. Despite
this, concerns about overall business risk have
fallen to their lowest level since the Risk
Index began in 2012. Richard Coleman, Director
of small and medium-sized enterprises at Zurich,
commented: "It's clear that the wider economic
environment is a source of increasing concern
for SMEs even as their concerns over some of
the more specific risks reduce." (EnterpriseQuest)
to let local governments set their own business
courses beat law degrees in race for jobs.
Green Building Roadshow, London, 20th November.
announces payday loans cap. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30000472#
finance doubling year-on-year. http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/understanding-alternative-finance-uk-alternative-finance-industry-report-2014
Alternative finance, such as funding provided
via crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending,
is doubling annually in the UK, according to
figures published by Nesta in the UK Alternative
Finance Industry Report. The amount of funding
provided by the alternative finance sector grew
by 150% from £267 million in 2012 to £666
million in 2013, and is projected to grow a
further 161% to reach £1.74 billion by
the end of 2014. It is expected that the UK
alternative finance sector will have provided
funding to 7,180 small and medium-sized firms
by the end of 2014, equating to 2.4% of bank
lending to business. Alternative finance has
resulted in many small and medium-sized firms,
charities and community organisations being
able to raise finance which they may otherwise
have been unable to secure. (EnterpriseQuest)
working poses data security risk for business.
Remote working is putting businesses at risk
of data security breaches, according to a survey
commissioned by information security firm Imation.
The survey of office workers in the UK and Germany
revealed that a third of respondents had lost
unsecured mobile devices in public places, with
75% of mobile devices containing work-related
data. Almost half of respondents said that they
never encrypt the data they take out of the
office, 30% said they do not protect it with
passwords and nearly 10% said they do not protect
it at all. Only 6% said they were concerned
about losing business data when working remotely.
Less than 60% of respondents said their organisation
had a remote working policy, and where there
was a policy, more than one in four respondents
admitted to not having complied with it. (EnterpriseQuest)
great British cheese swindle. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11221320/Supermarkets-boost-profits-in-cheese-price-rip-off.html
that makes humans more stupid discovered.
Officially, at least. Otherwise it's been
acknowledged in practice for a long time and
is referred to as telly and/or internet addiction.
Best of British design. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2828873/From-Tube-map-E-type-Jag-original-iMac-best-British-design-does-Big-Brother-logo-really-deserve-place-list.html
The list includes the Big Brother logo, thus
findings (above) of the existence of a stupidity
shoppers hit the internet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2825531/Amazon-gears-busiest-sales-day-year.html
old is too old to start a business? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/famousentrepreneurs/tp/6-Famous-Entrepreneurs-Who-Started-Late-in-Life.htm?nl=1
your personal branding matters. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/27258/personal-branding-matters/
to keep up with the constant customer. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/27270/keep-constant-customer/
Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology.
third of mortgage borrowers will struggle if
interest rates rise. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/nov/09/one-third-would-struggle-to-pay-mortgage-on-two-point-rate-rise
spending forecast to be at highest for four
countdown: three business leaders; three key
the 100k-a-year plumber. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2826686/Skilled-workers-pay-soars-four-times-faster-inflation-Construction-industry-leading-way-ending-squeeze-salaries.html
£2500 a day by hiring out your home to
big brands. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11208875/Make-2500-a-day-by-hiring-your-home-out-to-big-brands.html
falls out of love with the car. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/09/france-car-ownership-sales-downturn
At least they've got a decent rail network
they can use, instead. When it's not
on strike. Mind you, the French never
were car posers, with incomprehensible, personalised
number plates stuck on samey, black town-tractors,
all financed with log book loans.
rely on us for good English grammar, says British
Bropaganda Corporation (BBC). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827798/Don-t-tune-good-grammar-says-BBC-Broadcaster-no-longer-bastion-correct-English-insider-admits.html
'Hi, guys. Oh, my God. We only speak American
and Israeli,' added a corporation TEAM spokestransneuterpaedoperson.
scams that target the elderly. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/10/postal-scams-that-target-the-elderly/
And last but not least . . . BBC TV licence
renewal reminders. Money for repeats of repeats.
Just like selling re-cycled, bent, rusty nails.
Except not so useful. (Until older folk get
to 74, whereupon it's free, I know. Except by
that time, they're all dead of boredom.)
foodie fad? Dripping. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2827773/The-latest-foodie-fad-Dripping-s-healthier-think.html
This might come as a revelation to tabloid
hacks who never get out. But dripping has remained
a cooking staple of decent kitchens since the
there no-one left in Britain who can make sandwiches?
Sure there are. It's only hate-preaching,
terrorist-supporting, criminal tabloid hacks
who aren't up to the job.
EU red tape damaging British economy, claims
Thus spake Theresa Mayhem, herself a leading
exponent of damaging the country's economy.
Since 'cutting red tape' has been a fundamental
promise of every government, and this Government
in particular, EVERY DAY since the year 'oink,
oink', why does this topic continue to grab
the headlines? Can't we just put it, together
with all the country's political tits, on Page
covered up construction blacklisting links.
With the full approval of Theresa Mayhem, one
scandal showing no signs of coming to an end.
delays are the worst for seven years. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/train-delays-are-the-worst-for-seven-years-9849301.html
Britons buying foreign homes as a means of getting
on the property ladder. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/mortgages/young-britons-buying-foreign-homes-as-way-of-getting-on-to-property-ladder-9849240.html
As we have been suggesting for over a decade
- although we would never have guessed the numbers
were as significant as this report suggests.
The other major considerations for buying abroad
of course, include properties with some elbow
room; gardens; civilised neighbours; low crime
rates; schools which offer an education. Effective
public transport. Non-repeat telly viewing.
And so on.
That would explain why these developments have
been ignored by the media. Which is far more
accustomed to circulating American and Israeli
propaganda; advertorials based on statistical
samples of around 250; and vacuous reporting
on last night's tv viewing with 15 'likes' on
Arsebook. And 12 'shares'.
up your home for less; buy secondhand. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/08/fix-up-your-home-for-less-buy-second-hand/
Conventional wisdom, isn't that? And don't let
an English builder near the place.
'Hi.' 'Oh, my God.' We won't be seeing any BBC
presenter-'guys' reporting on this, then. Oh,
my God. Hi. Innit, guys?
of occupations will be redundant in 20 years'
Our schools and yoof are onto it already!
By not occupying themselves whatsoever.
big earners. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827083/It-s-Noddy-big-earners-Memorabilia-expected-fetch-50-000-auction.html
4 Nazi propaganda crew evicted by Immigration
Street families. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2826989/CUT-Furious-Immigration-Street-families-evict-C4-crews-pelting-eggs-flour.html
A shame they only had eggs and flour.
08.11.2014: Official release: A UK
government campaign to cut EU red tape has saved
businesses over £200 million in the first
That will make a useful contribution to the
Government's annual £85 billion bung to
tax-evading American Big Corp. Even if the claim
of a £200 million saving sounds just as
improbable as the rest of the Government's claims
about its business-related under-achievements
so far. Still. Plenty of scope left for British
red tape; that of the much more precocious,
complains to statistics watchdog over Government's
women in work propaganda. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tuc-complains-to-statistics-watchdog-over-george-osbornes-claims-on-women-in-work-9847695.html
I don't think any employment professional trusts
any recent 'official' or officially endorsed
statistics for the workforce. Especially those
making claims for 'entrepreneurism', self-employment,
start-ups, home businesses and ad
revolution in Britain's energy market. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/power-to-the-people-a-revolution-in-britains-energy-market-9847890.html
million families claim water meters increase
size of bills. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-2823780/1-4-million-households-water-meters-say-add-extra-100-year-bills.html
10 worst High Streets in the UK? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/the-10-worst-places-to-shop-in-the-uk-9847129.html
ways borrowers are caught out. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11207315/10-ways-borrowers-are-caught-out-on-credit-cards-and-current-accounts.html
release: National Digital Catapult centre opens
in London's King's Cross. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/digital-catapult-the-opening-of-a-new-national-centre-in-kings-cross
A 'digital catapult', my arse. Mind you. At
least someone's got a sense of humour!
Community: How can I protect myself when using
unsecured public Wi-Fi networks?
Use a 'digital' contraceptive?
brings 3G to rural blackspots. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11215741/Vodafone-brings-3G-to-rural-signal-blackspots.html
things British travellers are tired of hearing.
I don't think this hack actually gets out
GPS jacket guides for ultra-dumb tourists who
can't read signs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2825027/Navigate-GPS-jacket-guides-tourists-cities-vibrating-sleeves.html
Sounds like a Dragons' Den 'success' story:
're-cycled sex toys business plan brings smiles
to panellists' faces'.
Christmas cards for your business. http://www.fineart-international.com/search.asp?ids=265&mode=sub
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/07/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
at risk of fraud after data theft. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/11/07/thousands-at-risk-of-fraud-after-data-theft/
I see the Government's 'let's all-go-digital'
objectives are progressing smoothly.
ways to improve your small business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/fl/10-Ways-to-Improve-Your-Small-Business.htm?nl=1
'Don't do digital' x 10.
your invention make you millions? http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/31/could-your-invention-make-you-millions/
As long as they can't be digitally stolen.
for victory in Dagenham. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenstovisit/11210714/Digging-for-victory-in-Dagenham.html
With non-digital spades.
rising French property taxes hit British buyers.
Two digits to the French, then.
small business quotes that will inspire you.
'Don't do digital' x 20.
More than 1 million over-50s could have to sell
homes to pay off interest-only mortgages.
With a significant proportion of home-based
start-ups, self-employment and even apprenticeships
having recently been fuelled by this age group,
(I have seen suggestions going as high as 40%)
hang on for a further dramatic decline in 'micro-enterprise'
numbers and profitability. (Not to be reported.)
rise in 'parentpreneur' businesses. http://blog.postofficeshop.co.uk/rise-parentpreneur-businesses/
start-up trials drone delivery service.
customers face new era of cyber-attacks.
Probably because they're not the most suitable
apples; and/or the cyber hasn't been allowed
to ferment for long enough.
launched on public procurement rules. http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/october/cabinet-office-consults-
A consultation has been launched to gather views
about how the Cabinet Office should change procurement
rules for public sector organisations, in order
to benefit small and medium-sized firms. The
Cabinet Office will receive new powers to set
procurement rules under the Small Business,
Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Bill. Proposals
from the Cabinet Office about how the powers
could be used include setting a time limit for
public sector organisations to complete procurement
tasks, and imposing a duty to make procurement
information available to potential suppliers
free of charge. The consultation closes on 13
November 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)
who earns £10,000 from entering competitions.
online shopping on the up, will e-retailers
have Christmas sewn up? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/27198/online-shopping-will-retailers-christmas-wrapped/?utm_source=Business+Matters+Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+News+update&utm_content=info%40homebusiness.org.uk
communities to be offered stakes in wind farms
and energy projects. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/local-communities-to-be-offered-stakes-in-wind-farms-and-renewable-energy-stations-9836134.html
It is hoped this will address the enormous
cost of de-commissioning these structures when
after a few years, bolts start falling to the
ground and subsidies run out.
mobility on the rise for the first time in generations.
The writing was on the bog wall when Australian
tabloids began to appear in Britain as a zero-cost
substitute for Izal toilet paper.
incidents at record high. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29935806#
Cooling property market hits UK construction
That was a rapid reaction!
shortages holding back housebuilding. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/04/construction-sector-skills-shortage-housebuilding
We'll just have to pay the East Europeans more,
then. Their life aspirations extending as they
do, beyond dummyphone-peering, social media,
and getting pissed every day.
that, the other major problem with the UK construction
industry is finding British workers who are
prepared to give an honest day's work in exchange
for an honest day's pay. It's much more lucrative
for them to scam the gullible public instead,
posing as small, independent builders. After
all, it's the only 'industry' I know which enjoys
regular TV series (Cowboy Builders, etc) dedicated
just to its crooks and misfits.
for good neighbours to defeat rogue traders.
Our busy police and enforcement officers being
too pre-occupied with self-promotional filming
and moonlighting for the criminal media.
made £2000 in a month selling our clothes
in a pop-up store. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11180264/We-made-2000-in-a-month-by-selling-our-clothes-in-a-pop-up-store.html
There is an interesting comment at the end
of this article which suggests that most pop-up
sites charge £70 - £120 for the
pitch. Which means that on £2000-worth
of sales for the month, even at the lowest rate,
that would have equalled a loss.
I was in the rag trade (many, many years ago),
party plan was a good bet. No pitch to pay for;
no early-morning freezing your nuts off on a
market stall. Just drop off the goods; then,
pick up your returns and drop off more stock
a week or two later. Plus the cash. Multiplied
by all the planners you had recruited. And £2,000
for the month wasn't anything exceptional. Even
in the days when £2000 was worth something.
you, that was before dummyphones, the internet
and social media came along. On the other hand,
The Direct Selling Association, which has been
around for a very long time indeed, is a good
place to go to for a feel of what could genuinely
be available. http://www.dsa.org.uk/
Which is why any mention of direct selling almost
never appears in the dumb media.
network loses almost half its speed in one year.
'Oh, my God.' (Squared.) What a surprise.
connection more important than washing for Britons,
poll suggests. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/internet-access-more-important-than-washing-for-britons-poll-suggests-9839653.html
From a sample of only 2003, so one presumes
the poll might have taken place down at some
local university, where such a result would
indeed, be the norm. Together with pissing in
the kitchen sink.
only recently I saw a similar conclusion being
suggested for home and start-up businesses needing
a web site and social media. Well, I guess that
if your horizons don't extend beyond looking
at a plastic screen day in, day out, that might
be a possibility. On the other hand, for those
who get out more, maybe just take a look around
at all the commercial vehicles pulled up in
the parking areas of motorway watering holes,
construction sites, or trade suppliers - and
it's very, very rare to see even a url plastered
across a vehicle's side. (Let alone Arsebook
or Twatter logos.) Apart from all the motors
which are totally 'anonymous', then trading
names are commonplace. In which case, telephone
numbers, certainly. A few email addresses, maybe.
And a lot of them will be able to produce a
business card. Because In the real-time business
world, there are those who do - and get paid
for it. And there are those who just do fummin'.
5 Facebook scams. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/11205517/Top-five-Facebook-scams-revealed.html
face tax hike on French second homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11208522/Britons-face-tax-hike-on-coveted-French-second-homes.html
firms pay £18 billion for EU red tape.
Or, for a more accurate picture, we have
the EU response to the latest, errr, 'reporting'
from Engerlandt's hate-preaching media. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
also includes the CBI's assessment which, as
far as this Government and its propaganda is
usually concerned, represents the voice of the
UK's business community. http://www.cbi.org.uk/campaigns/our-global-future/factsheets/factsheet-2-benefits-of-eu-membership-outweigh-costs/
flaw discovered in Visa's contactless cards.
to seek advice from Bitcoin community.
This is known as a Treasury awareness
exercise as, after fifty years, it has managed
to reduce the value of the £ sterling
to just 'a bit' of what it used to be.
energy saving from new 'black box'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11196763/250-energy-saving-from-new-black-box.html
Apparently, this works by switching off the
electricity. Imagine that. Something which prior
to The Dummyphone Age, our parents and grandparents
used to do instinctively.
in injuries as dumbwalkers gawp at dummyphones.
Bent Ones destroy expenses paperwork. http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/530891/Parliament-accused-fresh-cover-up-expenses
I wonder how any self-employed person would
fare if they destroyed their records just prior
to an HMRC investigation? Well. I don't wonder
at all, actually. Just another 'day at the office'
for this nest of traitors, cowards and war criminals
who are viewed with such unanimous, global contempt.
'Bongo Bongoland' Britain's living wage raised
by 20p. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29873409#
I'll tell you what: no excuses now for anyone
pleading poverty when your invoices remain unpaid
after 90 days.
confidence slips in October. http://enforbusiness.com/news/consumer-confidence-slips-october-201411151
That would have been before they heard their
wages were going to go up by 20p.
your data safe? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/27101/data-safe/
the term 'cloud computing' a turn-off for businesses?
to boost your chances of success when starting
a business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/a/small-business-success.htm?nl=1
tips for raising your small business rates without
losing your clients. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/creditloans/a/raise-your-small-business-rates.htm?nl=1
why can't we see out of our windows? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/11199219/Condensation-why-cant-we-see-out-of-our-windows.html
Self-employed? You're stumbling into a pensions
The self-employed and pensions have been
'a nightmare' for more than a generation. So
it's nothing new. The real problem is the criminal
irresponsibility of this Government and its
web-based cronies promoting self-employment
or 'entrepreneurism' just to score a few propaganda
brownie points, without any concern for the
consequences of what they are doing. In fact
there are more than a handful of scammers who
are less-than-ignorant and very happy to take
full advantage of the situation.
there are plenty of sceptics out there who believe
that all this sudden reporting of self-employed
pension issues is to act as a stimulus to the
sale of lots more private pensions or investment
plans. Just like 'home business' or 'homeworking'
insurance policies; telecomms products; start-up
loans and 'enterprise' allowances morphing into
overdrafts, business loans and credit card borrowing.
As recently as twenty years ago, such marketing
was almost unknown and it was uniquely ourselves,
the Home Business Alliance, which had Cable
& Wireless and Commercial Union via brokers
Tolson & Messenger, as corporate members.
Whereas grants or loans for start-ups were unthinkable.
Fifty dubious 'surveys' by insurance, telecoms
companies and banks later and the Google page
rankings for 'home business' are absolutely
littered with offerings and advertorial, yet
almost devoid of any useful or original business
information. Thus somewhat compromising the
populist premise that starting and running a
business from home is a 'cheap' and easy option.
(Which it might arguably have been many years
ago. Before all the corporate cockroaches and
parasites moved in to milk the scene and help
decimate the numbers of non-assisted, British
self-employed from 4.5 - 5 million to less than
3 million today, despite current figures now
including everyone who is on the dole, school-leavers,
half of Eastern Europe and anyone who browses
back to pensions again and with 'Bongo-Bongoland'
Britain currently reduced to the second-worst
pension regime in Europe, whether or not safeguarding
your retirement is best achieved with anything
which is offered by this country, remains a
very iffy subject indeed: current Government
policy being to thieve the money which people
have contributed to their pensions all their
working lives, much less the typical self-employed
scenario of not having saved anything, or much,
towards a pension at all.
London property bubble about to burst? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/11199948/Has-Londons-luxury-housing-market-hit-its-peak.html
Oh, good. This should mean fewer botoxed,
tasteless, dumbwalking slappers cruising the
West End, repeating, 'Oh, my God' every few
much do you need to tell a buyer about your
aims to boost home-improvement with £27
million of price cuts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2816898/Prices-set-fall-Ikea-flat-pack-favourite-promises-27m-boost-home-improvers.html
That will come in handy when interest rates
rise, pushing up mortgage and loan repayments.
economy-proof business ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/fl/14-Economy-Proof-Business-Ideas.htm?nl=1
Depends upon whose economies we are talking
about. I wouldn't back even half of these ideas.
Only 1-in-5 self-employed workers has a personal
Not one of those subjects which gets an airing
in official press releases, The Dragons' Den,
The Apprentice and weener business websites.
devils in the UK's economic detail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2814940/Devils-Horrors-hide-financial-reanimation-economic-data-sleepless-nights.html
delay compensation open to millions of passengers.
best travel complaint letters of all time.
terrorism sparks official worldwide travel warning.
All the residual benefits, including mass
economic immigration, of 'empire' and 'Commonwealth'
for you, fanned in more recent history by full-on
fagging for the world's leading terrorist regime,
the USA (and Israel). You'd think the millions
of people from countries which have been bombed,
whose familes and friends have been starved,
mutilated, killed and displaced, their homes
and their possessions stolen and destroyed and
their futures ruined - would be more reasonable
than to want to fight back. Eh?
becomes Europe's #1 city break holiday destination.
There's a lot of Brits who have been buying
property there, too. Nonetheless, a surprising
development when one considers (according to
British hate-preaching media) that the entire
Polish population is working, on benefits and
living in the UK at the moment.
the rise of nano-breweries. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/video/2014/oct/30/nanobreweries-microbreweries-new-york-city-craft-beer-video
shoppers (women) swayed by pretty labels.
is an Isis-like distribution channel. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/amazon-is-an-isislike-distribution-channel-says-literary-agent-andrew-wylie-9831588.html
of British 'aid' goes to corrupt countries.
'Aid' isn't really the right word and never
has been. 'Leveraging political, strategic and
commercial advantages' are a better description
and it's been going on for thousands of years.
Today, giving bungs to countries is just one
part of the formula which also includes supporting
terrorist regimes and above all, Big Corp. With
the full complicity of the corrupt, criminal
media, of course.
only problem is that there are fewer and fewer
benefit trickling down to us'n plebs these days.
change has already ruined farmland the size
of France. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/un-report-climate-change-has-permanently-ruined-farmland-the-size-of-france-9831876.html
And then of course, there are the property
and land developers.
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