down to see full list; previous
month's (August 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st September
way of explanation. The
term 'home business' consists of two words.
'Business' is the second one; it's there to
qualify and support the word 'home' and all
that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently,
we also list below, items which are of interest
and value to the home. Whether in its context
as an office or as a part of your family and
lifestyle but always
directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment
that running a business from home, in its entirety,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
Are you next on the taxman's hit list? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11092959/HMRC-targets-Are-you-next-on-the-taxmans-hitlist.html
bank customer service ratings. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29223073#
future of UK street markets. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27442765
English economy built on debt. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2757940/An-economy-built-debt-Bank-England-alert-confirms-high-levels-mortgage-debt-recession-worse.html
Which is why it really can't afford to lose
all those Scots who DON'T want to contribute
to English debt.
just now is a bit like someone contemplating
self-employment for the first time. That first
step towards being your own boss is usually
a worrying leap of faith, however well-researched
the decision may be. There really are no guarantees;
there will be plenty of risks and hard decisions;
at best, it will be hard work with plenty of
setbacks thrown in. But the reason successful
self-employed folk stay that way is because
they make a life quality decision. They appreciate
values which surpass those of money alone. Of
having emotional, historical (family business
above all), social, intellectual and hopefully,
material independence. Rather than fagging for
Big Corp, the banks and the USA.
I'm sure the majority of Scots know all this,
watchdog bans three copycat websites. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/17/advertising-standards-authority-ban-copycat-websites-government-passport-ehic-premium
lie on motor cover forms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29227185#
another bungled Government PFI scam costing
the taxpayer billions. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/bungled-pfi-deals-force-government-to-shell-out-hundreds-of-millions-on-unbuilt-waste-disposal-plants-9736695.html
don't buy, urges TV host. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2758730/Rent-don-t-buy-urges-TV-host-Grand-Designs-presenter-Kevin-McCloud-says-renting-way-forward.html
Or, buy an affordable home in Europe instead
and let broadband and lo-cost flights take the
strain. As long as you've got some form of sustainable
ultimate Tinder photo; a pic of a bank balance.
Another piss-poor quality digital pic and
a ploy much favoured by scammers as proof of
fantastic earnings. (Although you'd have thought
someone with a bit of cash could afford something
better at taking pics than a hundred-year-old
BBC Brownie box camera used by trembling hacks
for propaganda shots of supposed terrorist bombings.)
Small Business Act for Europe consultation announced.
The European Commission has launched a public
consultation about proposed revisions to the
Small Business Act (SBA) for Europe. The consultation
is seeking views from small business organisations,
public bodies, and small and medium-sized firms.
The proposed revisions to the SBA include measures
to simplify the process of setting up in business,
improve smaller firms' access to finance and
markets, and address skills shortages. The consultation
runs until 15th December 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)
firms want 'digital Ministers' and easier migration.
What 'migration' would this be? Dial-up speeds
'migrating' to broadband? 'Migrating' the public
to billing only for services they actually receive?
Anyway, this Government already has an internet
scammer as a Minister; and an ex-BT man.
launches new e-Exporting Programme. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-exporting-package-launched-to-help-british-businesses-sell-while-they-sleep
Trade Minister Lord Livingston has launched
a new online exporting initiative to enable
UK firms of all sizes to trade internationally
by selling online via e-marketplaces, such as
eBay and Amazon. The UKTI e-Exporting Programme
has identified over 400 e-marketplaces worldwide
and will provide information and advice about
how UK firms can register and trade via these
e-marketplaces. UK firms will also be able to
access an e-Exporting adviser. The e-Exporting
Programme, which was piloted in China in November
2013, is expected to support around 50,000 UK
firms to become established online traders.
see the Government's propagandascheisenwriters
are increasingly using the language of the scammer:
'sell while they sleep', my arse. Mind you,
it's a view which dovetails perfectly with our
politicians' own Benefits Street mentality of
call for passport delays. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/16/passports-backlog-payouts-mps
vote for independence would be a nightmare for
the British (and American) murder
On the other hand, the Scots could anticipate
making a world-full of new friends and use the
taxes saved from subsidising 'Friends of Israel'
businesses on other, more profitable ventures.
bonuses many customers are missing out on.
4u administration: your rights. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/15/phones-4u-administration-your-rights/
money' gambling ads to end. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/15/free-money-gambling-ads-ditched-bookmakers
The ruling is to be introduced after it was
discovered that modern Dummyphone Man actually
believed that by gambling, he was going to receive
how to go bankrupt: the process explained.
inheritance tax now the norm for southern families.
We have been warning of this for a couple
of years now. Add a successful home business
(any family business) to the mix and it makes
you wonder if it's all been worthwhile, with
the HMRC (government) pushing its greedy snout
into your legacy before your children even get
a whiff. Still, it all helps the country's 'Friends
of Israel' businesses and their bent, rent-boy
(and gal) politicians.
France warns of rising disruption. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29202675#
It would be more newsworthy and pertinent
to announce when French trade unionists are
actually AT work. Or, fraudulently taking
taxpayers' money in a pretence at working.
watch: 'Peter Pan' virus fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/16/scamwatch-peter-pan-virus-fraud/
George Clooney investment scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/15/The-george-clooney-investment-scam/
Small business economic confidence grows.
ownership becoming an exclusive members' club.
house prices will fall if Scotland voted for
looking to move house just because of poor mobile
phone signals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755453/Lack-mobile-phone-signal-drives-mad-house-survey-reveals.html
public transport to work makes you happier,
claims study. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/taking-public-transport-instead-of-driving-to-work-makes-people-happier-study-suggests-9732535.html
looks as if the home business scene is rapidly
approaching its death throes as numbers have
imploded from '8 million' (media sources) to
a mere 2.9 million (official sources for media
consumption) in just one year. Recent reporting
about commuting's cheaper and happier options
are only additional nails in the coffin. And
it's all the Scots' fault!
Scottish vote for independence would be a disaster
for businesses, claims CBI chief. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754983/From-tea-cakes-rates-Yes-disaster-Scottish-business-CBI-boss-JOHN-CRIDLAND.html
Which businesses would these be, then?
'Friends of Israel' businesses?
disenchantment of the 'Endis'. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/13/endies-employed-no-disposable-income-struggling-in-london
Does this mean they've already spent their
business start-up loans? No wonder the Scots
to refund Chinese tourist visas. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29184299#
With the number of international friends
enjoyed by pariah Britain down to the number
of fingers on an arm with an amputated hand,
there's nothing like suddenly going overboard
with the Chinese after half a century of childish,
diplomatic posturing. Next on the agenda - back
to being friends with the Russians. After having
deprived the national economy (us plebs) of
£ billions in missed revenue and opportunities.
press release: small businesses continue to
be let down by local councils. http://www.centre-p.co.uk/Small_Business_Rates_Relief_.pdf
targets business flyers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2754574/That-s-spiffing-easyJet-rolls-new-8-5million-campaign-appeal-business-flyers-including-Hugh-Laurie-TV-advert.html
to buy a second home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/11089897/How-to-buy-a-second-home-and-get-along-with-the-village.html
hidden dangers lurking in your stationery.
cod suppers using a cheaper type of fish.
Is that all?
replica cars. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/replica-cars-the-new-classics-roaring-back-into-the-lead-9731437.html
fish poaching. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/poached-salmon-angling-groups-say-theft-is-rife-and-underpoliced-9731620.html
promotion and training videos. http://www.roundwindowmedia.com/
New guidance about changes to consumer rights.
Guidance about forthcoming regulations that
will give consumers new rights against traders
who commit misleading or aggressive practices
has been published by the Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Consumer Protection
(Amendment) Regulations 2014, which will come
into force on 1st October 2014, will amend the
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations
2008, enabling consumers to bring private actions
against traders in the civil courts. (EnterpriseQuest)
could pose a threat to UK economy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11090391/Bitcoin-could-pose-a-risk-to-UK-economy.html
As well as the Scots voting for independence,
ISIS/IS/the latest shade of US-sponsored terrorism,
the EU and illegal immigrants? Head for the
of EU truck drivers could put economic recovery
at risk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754266/A-lorry-load-trouble-Shortage-truck-drivers-caused-EU-rules-puts-economic-recovery-risk-Christmas-deliveries-threat.html
Oops. We missed this particular threat.
close to 'breakthrough' on Chinese visitor visas.
UK city is best for lifestyle? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29174074#
banking scams soar by 71% as branch closures
force customers online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-2753277/Online-banking-fraud-increases-71-year-according-FFA-UK.html
A 'brilliant' scam which will make much more
money for banks employing teams of hackers,
gears up to fight US internet giants. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/12/europe-fights-us-beasts-of-internet
Oh, dear. Our bent Government and the
taxman will be disappointed.
are today's entrepreneurs? (Amazon advertorial).
world's largest food and drink exhibition',
October 19 - 23, Paris. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/16749
canned craft beer. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/sep/12/canned-craft-beer-five-best
Whatever happened to a cask of bitter in
the pantry? Answer: The taxman drank the beer
and the Government designated the empty cask
and the pantry a housing development for London
for 19-year-old Joe as watermelons from Herefordshire
go on sale. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/16744
your own boss and join Avon today. http://www.avon.uk.com/PRSuite/your_dream_opportunity.page?s=email&c=leadgen#.VBPinWctCP8
Community: Are password managers safe even if
the info is stored in cloud? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=09/12/2014
much money did I save with my water butt?
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/12/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
May to relax China visa rules on Friday.
A delay which has only cost the UK economy
a few £ billion. And even now, there are
plenty of businesses which claim the new measures
don't go far enough. On the other hand, Israeli
and American terrorists and war criminals can
come and go into the UK as they please.
set to overtake US as world's biggest economy.
Oh, dear. This will present our inbred, public-school
and educationally-inadequate ruling classes
with a dilemna. Who to fag for now? Apart from
Israeli terrorists, of course.
moves closer to official American colony status.
Now THIS is what Theresa May, The Scrote
Office and our fagging Government are really
talking about. Lickin' US arse. (For now, at
business lobbying on Scotland doesn't stack
Well, it does actually. It's a sure sign
that when all the big snouts constantly at the
trough start squealing at the prospect of losing
their places (especially the criminal, taxpayer-subsidised
banks), it's time for the rest of the farmyard
to rate its chances.
snouts in trough attain record levels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2752273/One-four-MPs-member-family-public-payroll-costing-taxpayers-4m-year.html
Which is why a leading trio of English pariahs
recently paid a one-off, rabble-rousing visit
to Scotland. They don't want an involuntary
contributor to their bent existences leaving
may win eviction protection. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29156186#
has to threaten Npower with bailiffs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29159487#
enough for all the family. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buyingsellingandmoving/11089152/For-sale-3G-homes-the-best-properties-for-extended-families.html
Or '3G' (3 generation) homes as they are
now fashionably being called. Not to be confused
with the recently-out-of-fashion official 3G
telecoms scam. It's all good news for potential
home and family businesses, though.
£50,000, 3D-printed house you can download
from the internet. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/3dprinted-wikihouse-40-the-50000-house-you-can-download-from-the-internet-9727424.html
Publishing Innovation Summit, October 16 - 17,
property boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2752871/OAP-property-boom-One-12-60s-second-home-grey-savers-buy-let.html
for South Downs anti-frackers. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/victory-for-antifrackers-as-planning-authorities-block-south-downs-application-9727393.html
your Google account password. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/5-million-google-account-details-leaked-on-russian-bitcoin-forum-9725030.html
Fifths of Start-ups Have Tried and Failed to
Secure Traditional Financial Investment.
a new business? Make sure you stay on the right
side of the tax man! http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/26391/starting-new-business-make-sure-stay-right-side-tax-man/
Scottish independence: Losing the Union Jack
could cost 'brand Britain'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scottish-independence/scottish-independence-losing-the-union-jack-could-cost-brand-britain-9724706.html
account switching up 19% in first year.
your area set for a local property crash?
Lewis voted Top of the Shops. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751426/John-Lewis-voted-shops-Department-store-wins-three-awards-major-consumer-survey.html
cattle truck UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751074/Cattle-truck-UK-Overcrowding-row-trains-half-passengers-forced-stand.html
seeking views for Autumn Statement 2014.
Firms, charities and members of the public are
being invited by the Treasury to submit their
views on existing Government policies and offer
suggestions for new policy ideas that could
be included in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
2014. In a move to make policy-making more open
and transparent, the Treasury is seeking original
and innovative ideas for inclusion in the Autumn
Statement. Submissions must be sent to the Treasury
for consideration by 17th October, in preparation
for the Statement's delivery on 3rd December
should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
other migrant problem - penniless Britons.
With notable exceptions, that should really
read 'Penniless, idle and thick Britons'. Or,
typical tabloid and TV fodder.
are putting together a list of contacts who
might know of SMEs or Entrepreneurs who
would like to enter the University of South
Wales Business Awards. http://www.uswbusinessawards.co.uk
Entrants can win up to £12,500 to invest
in their business. It would be helpful if you
could please forward your office and/or other
branch contact details as we are compiling a
list of nominees.'
What the skills shortage means for UK SMEs.
'smart scam' meters will cost every home £215.
firms to pay back £153million to 3.5million
customers who overpaid for gas and electricity
before moving to rival firms. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2750089/Energy-firms-pay-153million-3-5million-customers-overpaid-gas-electricity-moving-rival-firms.html
'Friend of Israel' claims anti-Israel goods
boycott is a sign of 'resurgent anti-Semitism'.
As for the ongoing, thousands of victims
of Israeli Nazism, fuelled by largely American
and British military supplies and fagging politicians,
there was no comment. As there never is when
'anti-semitism' is used as a propaganda shield
for cowering terrorists and war criminals. And
their rent-a-gob allies and supporters.
Boycotts like this are good for British business.
As any patriotic, non-Friend of Israel would
Pan virus threatens hundreds of thousands of
UK computers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/peter-pan-virus-threatens-hundreds-of-thousands-of-computers-in-the-uk-9720891.html
Office IT system criticised in report. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29130897#
targeted for passport fraud. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/09/passport-office-targeting-100-postcodes-fraud-investigations
Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of
the Year Finalist Focus: Piers Linney.
wrong reasons to start a business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/26340/four-wrong-reasons-start-business/
The Government's Entrepreneurs of the Future.
13 inventions travellers really need. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11083569/The-13-inventions-travellers-really-need.html
Ofcom outlines plans to help small firms.
Communications regulator Ofcom has outlined
a programme to ensure small firms are better
served by UK telecoms services. According to
Ofcom, this will include providing support to
rural firms, launching a web portal that provides
advice and support specifically for business,
and publishing research on the provision of
telecoms services to small and medium-sized
firms. Ofcom has already published a 'contract
checklist' that provides advice for firms about
landline phone, broadband or mobile contracts.
'contract checklist' is available at: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/ofcom-for-business-consumers/
still ripping off consumers with premium rate
phone charges. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/08/firms-still-ripping-off-consumers-with-premium-rate-phone-charge/
to own firms to face parliamentary scrutiny.
iCloud fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/08/scamwatch-icloud-fraud/
you delete you entire email inbox? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11077191/Digital-detox-Emails-are-playing-with-our-minds-So-should-you-delete-your-entire-inbox.html
a bargain? My hellish visit to a luggage auction.
fifth of fashion shopping is now on the web.
second-hand motorcycle parts.
moves into a garden shed to pursue her dreams.
Guidance. Electronic signatures. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electronic-signatures
your financial goals: 10 steps to success.
devices quietly running up your energy bills.
Mail delivery offices opening on Sundays.
is a nation of shop assistants. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2747194/Britain-nation-shop-assistants-sales-retail-positions-occupation-survey-reveals.html
six energy firms lose customers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29079596#
falls on independence poll. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29079596#
business start-up trends from around the world.
train tickets for European travel. http://www.seat61.com/UKconnections.htm#.VA07Xmcg-P9
Why a divorce from Scotland could ruin us all.
It sounds just like an elected British (English)
government at work or, no change, then. On the
other hand, I've started looking seriously for
my first property in Scotland.
who never own all their home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2745774/Buyers-never-home-Soaring-house-prices-means-generation-able-buy-fraction-property.html
Perhaps this explains the Government's recent
'home business' propaganda release and proposal
for a new, model tenancy agreement for the home-based
entrepreneurial failures of tomorrow?
technological faux pas to avoid.
career advice out of your hair: start by selling
Inspector calling on expats with struggling
hotel and B&B businesses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/11072901/Hotel-Inspector-calls-on-expats.html
enterprises in Burgundy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11070749/Going-Dutch-in-Burgundy.html
common mistakes made by franchisees. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/franchise/fl/9-Common-Mistakes-Made-By-Franchisees.htm?nl=1
Whitehall contracts overhaul urged by watchdog.
If government were to take this advice on
board, there would be no more political party
donors, Britain would be a democracy and all
the country's little businesses would be able
to earn a living. Yay!
customers to sign in with veins. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29062901#
Designed to make it easier for banks to have
their pound of flesh. If their customers can
find a till which is still open after queuing
for half a day.
nine point test that tells eBay sellers if they
must pay tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11077856/The-nine-point-test-that-tells-eBay-sellers-if-they-must-pay-tax.html
tax to be abolished. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coalition-rocked-by-bedroom-tax-revolt-9715640.html
myth of working from home. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21588760
What - another homeworking 'myth'?
good European harvest - but Russian ban hurts.
Not to worry. We have just had a bit of posturing
from KKK (Kiddy Killer Kameron) and NATO (North
American Terrorist Organisation) who, after
re-branding themselves an 'alliance' to commemorate
their assistance with the latest slaughter of
thousands of children by paedo-terrorist Israelis,
look all set to make a very big difference to
Russian sanctions. (I don't think.) Just as
long as they can concentrate on bombing frightened
kiddies in schools and hospitals.
to Tesco. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2745595/Cobblers-Tesco-Victory-independent-shoe-repairer-fought-stop-retail-giant-squeezing-out.html
hotels among the dirtiest in the world.
visitors to pay £10 congestion charge?
Expo 2014. http://www.kentconstructionexpo.co.uk/delegates-book-online/
Sitemaster Toughphone. http://link.onedirect.co.uk/u/gm.php?prm=NE9XSWhyoC_282393848_134275_10754
Community: how do you migrate data and programs
from a dead PC to a new one? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=09/05/2014
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/05/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
of digital know-how costing UK retailers £12
Says Local Enterprise Partnerships Must Engage
More With Small Businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26286/fsb-says-local-enterprise-partnerships-must-engage-small-businesses/
to refund millions to app customers over its
friendly fraud. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/11076039/Google-to-refund-millions-to-app-customers-over-its-friendly-fraud.html
to consider before buying a franchise. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/franchise/fl/What-to-Consider-Before-Buying-a-Franchise.htm?nl=1
CBI predicts slowdown in growth. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29055527#
launches new international funding tool.
A new international development funding tool
has been launched by the Department for International
Development (DFID), to help charities, individuals,
business and Non-Governmental Organisations
(NGOs) create a shortlist of appropriate funds
they can apply for. The tool includes drop-down
menus that can be used to search for relevant
funds by name, country, sector, amount of money
required and organisation type. Types of funding
listed include DFID-funded business support,
grants and funds relating to international development.
trust in banks 'years away'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29046605#
glitch blocks user access. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29054972#
cities to save rural vilages from being dug
to set up a community garden. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/03/how-to-set-up-a-community-garden
Norfolk pub named best in Britain; a Yorkshire
pub best for food. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2742041/Rose-Crown-pub-Norfolk-named-best-Britain.html
third of travellers prefer British food to foreign
It makes you wonder why they bother leaving
Britain in that case. And just how they manage
to get their hands on British-style ingredients
asking victims to undertake DIY investigations.
separatist leader says Britain must stand up
for 'JudeoChristian values'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/nigel-farage-says-britain-needs-to-stand-up-for-its-judeochristian-values-to-combat-homegrown-militants-9708082.html
Like paedo-terrorism, murder, crimes against
humanity and thieving land and resources? Well,
it's good to know finally, where the UK's pro-Israeli-terrorist
media darlings stand on fundamental political
UK moves up global economic ranking. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29028714#
slumps to five-month low. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741350/Pound-slumps-5-month-low-Scottish-poll-rocks-markets-Shares-slide-support-independence-grows.html
For all the media propaganda suggesting how
inconsequential the Scots are, isn't it surprising
to see just how much of an impact the debate
alone, is starting to have?
construction growth surges. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29030604#
a nation of smartphone shoppers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2740982/Visits-retail-websites-mobiles-overtakes-desktop-traffic-time.html
and popcorn are top rip-offs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741418/Petrol-popcorn-rip-offs-Britons-think-value-money-four-ten-day-day-purchases.html
seeks extra energy supplies for winter.
From Vlad The Bad, no doubt.
alert: offices and factories to suffer electricity
rationing this winter? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741039/Blackout-alert-Offices-factories-undergo-1970s-style-electricity-rationing-winter-stop-households-plunged-darkness.html
cost of ignoring the small print. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741443/428-cost-ignoring-small-print-84-adults-admit-don-t-read-terms-conditions-taking-loans-credit-cards-insurance.html
early warning signs of identity theft. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11069761/Celebrity-hacking-Three-early-warning-signs-of-identity-theft.html
Community: Yet another phone scam alert.
British b&b owners can learn from the French.
More generalised rubbish.
demand Uber ban in Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uber-app-banned-in-germany-and-gives-fresh-hope-to-angry-british-cabbies-9707155.html
insurance: where every pound goes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11069486/Car-insurance-where-every-pound-ends-up.html
to ask Britain to contribute to costs of migrant
centres around Calais. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741001/France-ask-British-taxpayer-help-cover-cost-migrant-day-centres-Calais.html
A potentially dangerous precedent. Next thing
you know, everyone will be asking Britain to
pay reparation to all the countries it bombed/helped
to bomb and which displaced the refugees in
the first place.
impoverishes and kills 'millions'. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29040793#
Unfortunately, this isn't a statistic which
corresponds to the media's propaganda for those
who profit from the deaths of 'millions' - so
no more will be said. And certainly nothing
will be done.
law to help name and shame tax evaders.
Does this mean HMRC are going to stop helping
tax evaders - notably US Big Corp, the media
and anyone else who gives politicians Big Bungs?
running out for expats to own up to tax avoidance.
Will we see media owners stepping forward?
Self-employed should be given access to pension
The self-employed should be able to withdraw
their recent pension contributions, according
to a cross-party think tank. In its report 'Going
It Alone', Demos has recommended that self-employed
people be given the power to withdraw, at any
point, a portion of their pension contributions
from the last two years, in order to increase
confidence in saving. Figures released recently
by the Office for National Statistics revealed
that just 30% of the self-employed contribute
to a pension, compared to around 51% in paid
the self-employed capital of the UK. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26233/winchester-self-employed-capital-uk/
record keeping costly for English farmers.
Poor record keeping is costing English farmers
millions of pounds worth of EU payments, according
to figures released by the Rural Payments Agency
(RPA). The RPA identifies inadequate records
as a 'major' cause of cross-compliance breaches.
In 2013, these breaches totalled almost 3,000
and reduced Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments
to farmers in England by around £2.3 million.
of English rose wine soar. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739640/Sales-English-ros-wine-soar-thanks-best-quality-drinkers-dreaming-sun.html
of remarkably successful people. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/26238/habits-remarkably-successful-people/
UK businesses want new deal with EU, say British
Chambers of Commerce. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29002835#
manufacturing at 14-month low. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29009651#
borrowing jumped in July. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29012840#
market towns hold the secret of happiness.
last affordable area in Britain for house prices.
companies charge consumers three times what
they pay. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/01/gas-companies-charge-consumers-three-times-what-they-pay/
Which is why MPs are about to award themselves
a pay rise. So that they can receive more than
three times what they are worth.
homes could get £100 off council tax bills.
things never to buy from a bank. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11064192/Five-things-never-to-buy-from-a-bank.html
HMV comeback. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2738551/HMV-topple-Amazon-musics-number-one.html
And some decent music for a change. Adam
and the Ants. Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Sid
Snot and The Bogeymen.
terrorism against Gaza estimated to have cost
£1.5 billion. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/31/gaza-war-costs-israel-budget-cuts
I'm sure our 'jewhadist', Friends of Israel
government will be dipping into our pockets
to help offset those costs. Just as I am sure
America's terrorist regime will be doing the
same with their taxpayers.
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