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LATEST! 29.08.2014
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (July 2014) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st August 2014

By 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, can bring.

For a current, multi-part overview of starting and running a business from home, go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm


29.08.2014: Five financial perils of self-employment. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11047937/Five-financial-perils-of-self-employment.html Like most media coverage of self-employment, even this article is understated and should be read in conjunction with pieces such as this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11045631/Self-employed-Youll-be-older-working-longer-and-for-less-pay.html

Once upon a time, professional business advisers would have automatically offered this kind of information to anyone contemplating self-employment. Which is why this Government, aided and abetted by its digital cronies and bogus gurus, destroyed the professional business advice sector and replaced it with a ragbag of mediocre websites and forums for morons. At best. Which is why -again - the Government's statistics for employment and self-employment currently look almost good. To people who can't reed or rite and suffer from acute myopia.

Lending to small businesses drops. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28966121#

Small businesses continue to be let down by local councils. http://www.centre-p.co.uk/Small_Business_Rates_Relief_.pdf

EU widens aid to dairy farmers hit by Russian anti-EU-terrorism sanctions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28966547#

Potatoes threatened by crop pests. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/potatoes-could-be-off-the-menu-as-crop-pests-threaten-uk-9697916.html Bloody Ruskies again. I'm surprised DEFRA haven't suggested another cull. Sub-contracted to Israeli terrorists.

EU to ban energy-inefficient hairdryers, smartphones and kettles - as Russian anti-EU-terrorism sanctions bite still further. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/11061538/EU-to-ban-high-energy-hair-dryers-smartphones-and-kettles.html Those Ruskies certainly know how to deal with European Nazis.

Google tests drone deliveries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28964260# That will be even more self-employed either out of work or screwed down still further on earnings.

Best and worst banks this year for customer service. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11058538/Rated-the-best-and-worst-banks-this-year-for-customer-service.html

Why are bikes so expensive? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/11056942/Why-are-bikes-so-expensive.html To make it cheaper to work from home rather than commute?

Rural businesses let down by poor internet connections. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/jim-armitage-rural-businesses-let-down-by-poor-internet-connections-9695710.html Another shaggy dog story just like the one about red tape. And you don't have to live in the country to get a poor internet connection in the UK. Dial-up speeds are available to everyone.

eBayer selling Scottish referendum votes for £1.04. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/11062014/Ebayers-selling-Scottish-referendum-votes-for-1.04.html They'll be offering him a contract for the Ukraine, then; or even the USA.

France's new economy minister suggests scrapping 35-hour working week rules. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11060592/Frances-new-economy-minister-suggests-scrapping-35-hour-working-week-rules.html Except for the country's 5 million parasites fonctionnaires who belong to trade unions and who don't work any hours at all but claim 35-hour-week wages.

Trending: home brewing. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/aug/28/homebrewing-hobby-craft-beer-uk

28.08.2014: New guidance about changes to consumer rights. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/misleading-and-aggressive-selling-new-rights-for-consumers 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)

We await these supposedly 'new' rights with interest. As opposed to exercising existing rights which are designed to achieve exactly the same thing.

How can I source ethical fashion? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/27/surfing-to-swishing-how-can-i-source-ethical-fashion

Scottish independence: Firms say 'Yes' vote would benefit economy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-28960729# Asked to comment, Korporal David Kameron of Engerlandt County, (just off Texas) said, "Our Friends in Israel know where they live."

Sixteen-year-old entrepreneur already has two successful online businesses. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2735520/Sixteen-year-old-entrepreneur-TWO-successful-online-businesses-owns-TWO-classic-cars-despite-young-drive.html

HP recalls more than 6 million power cords. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28956813#

Britain would be poorer than all the US states but one if it joined America. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-would-be-poorer-than-any-us-state-except-mississippi-if-it-joined-america-9693240.html Which explains the UK's current predicament. Not a story which you will find in the most of the country's US-controlled media.

Oxbridge still dominates public life, according to major new report. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/old-boys-club-still-dominates-public-life-according-to-major-new-report-9695229.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28953881 Everyone has known this for centuries. Add Britain's 'special relationship' with American and Israeli terrorism, and you have the explanations for why the country continues to go nowhere. And why British talent (business talent above all) increasingly looks to other parts of the world to get a life.

Brazilian town made up entirely of (attractive) women, seeks men. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/28/noiva-do-cordeiro-brazil-women_n_5727824.html?ncid=webmail2 I'll get me anorak, then . . . and refrain from any jokes.

27.08.2014: UK service sector slows. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28934026#

Fewer people leaving self employment. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mro/news-release/self-employment-rises-as-fewer-people-leave/semp0814.html According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), only 23% of individuals who were classed as self-employed in 2009 were no longer self-employed in 2014, the lowest change for 20 years. While around 1.3 million people left self employment between 2004 and 2009, this figure dropped to less than 900,000 between 2009 and 2014, during which period the number of self-employed aged over 65 also doubled from 241,000 to 428,000. The report found that there were a total of 4.6 million self-employed in the UK in June 2014, and the number of self-employed in professional roles such as management consultants, bookkeepers, photographers and chartered accountants showed the greatest increase. Over 17% of Londoners were reportedly self-employed, compared to under 11% in the North East of England, while the area with the highest level of self employment (over 33%), was the Isle of Scilly. (EnterpriseQuest)

Still more evidence of hundreds of thousands of skilled and competitive East Europeans proving to be a 'safe' pair of hands for Government statistics. Plus, when there are no 'proper' jobs to go around any more, what else is there to do but be, or remain, 'self-employed'?

More support needed for green start ups. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/344/34402.htm A report by the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has called for more support for 'green' firms and 'clean-tech entrepreneurs', to help them compete for a share of the £3.4 trillion global green technology market. The report criticised the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group (LCICG) for its lack of progress in nurturing green firms, particularly in relation to helping them benefit from their intellectual property. However, according to a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) spokesperson, DECC initiatives such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator and £25-million Energy Catalyst Fund are supporting joint technological developments and efforts to create a low-carbon economy. (EnterpriseQuest)

Energy department misled customers over Green Deal energy savings. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/energy-department-misled-consumers-over-green-deal-savings-ad-watchdog-rules-9692010.html WHAT?! A government department telling lies?! It's a clear-cut case of the ONS having to produce another set of supportive statistics to prove otherwise.

TNT ad banned over Royal Mail claims. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/27/tnt-ad-banned-over-royal-mail-claims/

Europe will be hostage to Russia's gas supplies for at least another decade, say analysts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11056880/Europe-will-be-Russias-hostage-over-gas-supplies-for-at-least-another-decade.html A pity we can't just bomb their children, like in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Palestine. Everything would be allright, then. And the murder industry would make loadsa money again, as usual. And we would STILL have to pay higher energy prices all round.

The secrets of 'happy shopping' revealed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2735219/The-secret-successful-shopping-revealed-Scientists-say-buy-things-experiences-want-happy-sports-equipment-musical-instruments-video-games-list.html Someone will be be claiming they've just invented the wheel next.

Ryanair plans 'business class'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/27/ryanair-plans-business-class/

Best food markets around the world. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/aug/26/best-food-markets-around-world

The usb anti-hacker condom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2734865/Always-use-protection-6-USB-condom-stops-hackers-giving-infections-keeps-private-data-secure.html A must-have for digital dickheads and government ministers.

How customer focused is your business? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/19281/how-customer-focused-is-your-business/

Get their trust, return their business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/26161/get-trust-return-business/

26.08.2014: Half of homeowners fear interest rate rise. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11053727/Half-of-homeowners-fear-interest-rate-rise.html

New powers for taxman will see return of cash under mattresses, warn experts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734238/Block-taxman-s-raid-bank-accounts-New-powers-return-cash-mattress-warn-experts.html

Housing boom makes 500,000 'millionaires'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734278/Housing-boom-makes-500-000-millionaires-Number-rises-60-year-s-revealed-10-000-streets-Britain-average-price-seven-figures.html

Could you earn a 65% return from a wood-burning boiler? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11050580/Could-you-earn-a-65pc-return-from-a-wood-burning-biomass-boiler.html

Tax discs to be abolished in less than six weeks - but drivers remain oblivious. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-2733876/Tax-discs-abolished-six-weeks-half-UK-drivers-oblivious-new-rules-says-survey.html

EU roaming caps mean Brits can be charged more while at home than when in Europe. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730650/EU-roaming-caps-mean-Britons-charged-calls-text-messages-home-Europe.html Yes, that's what bent MPs and Ofcon are for.

Is your G-mail at risk? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2733898/Is-YOUR-Gmail-account-risk-Researchers-s-possible-hack-accounts-92-success-rate-method-works-ANY-smartphone.html

So you want to make money with a mobile app? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/fl/So-You-Want-to-Make-Money-With-a-Mobile-App.htm?nl=1

Brits using too many American words leaving their own language in decline. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733912/No-longer-marvellous-awesome-Britons-using-American-words-traditional-English-decline.html That's the wrong way around, isn't it? The spoken English language is in decline because dumb Brits are copying the common use of American vocabulary on British televison, especially. The irony is that I often talk with intelligent Americans (as opposed to TV reality series, slapper-types) and usage such as 'Oh, my God', 'awesome', 'guys', etc, never crops up in conversation. Still. It's a very good indicator of below-average-IQ, Essex types. Whereas if you see someone turn up at a business networking meeting talking like that AND holding a dummyphone (or wearing an oversized hearing aid), you know you're looking at a time-wasting moron.

Tidying up tabloid mis-reporting of EU vacuum cleaner rules. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm

Summer scamwatch: holidaymakers are targets for pickpockets. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/25/summer-scamwatch-street-crime/ Oh my God! The only holidaymakers in the world who might not have known that, are British and British only.

25.08.2014: Planning right could increase ‘click and collect' on high street. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-powers-could-bring-click-and-collect-to-a-store-near-you The introduction of a new permitted development right proposed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) could result in more high street shops providing ‘click and collect' services, according to High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt. The new right would allow retailers to install click and collect facilities such as covered collection points and lockers without having to apply for planning permission, provided the proposed facilities are within the boundary of existing premises. Listed buildings would be excluded and the right would not allow the size of an existing loading bay to increase by more than 20%. According to research by the University of Southampton, more than one in three (35%) online shoppers use click and collect services, expected to rise to around two in three by 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

UK wage growth 'not certain to increase'. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/24/uk-wage-growth-bank-of-england-ben-broadbent Increase? I would have thought there is plenty of scope remaining for wages to decrease, let alone increase.

UK's most desirable postcodes revealed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28918709#

Wonderful summer leads to bumper, early fruit crop. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wonderful-summer-leads-to-bumper-early-fruit-crop-9688654.html Not such good news with Russia's ban on imports from the pro-Israeli terrorist EU. While our pro-Israeli terrorist supermarkets continue to stock fruit from Israel - whose foreign policy of genocide is FINALLY being publicly denounced by Holocaust survivors and their descendants. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israeligaza-conflict-holocaust-survivors-accuse-israel-of-genocide-9687994.html (Although one could be forgiven for not having noticed anything in the bulk of the West's pro-Israeli terrororist, hate-preaching media.)

All we need to do now is to stop British 'jewhadist' politicians flying around at taxpayers' expense, offering their support and still more British taxpayers' money to this terrorist regime and oblige them to start working in the best interests of THIS country's businesses for once.

Councils call for change to junk mail rules to stop them being forced to sell voters' data. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733371/Councils-call-change-junk-mail-laws-stop-forced-sell-voters-data.html

3 reasons to slow down the business start-up process. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/a/slow-down-the-start-up-process.htm?nl=1

How to curb a technology addiction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/11046735/How-to-detox-your-life-curb-your-technology-addiction.html

24.08.2014: Bankruptcy debt level subject to consultation. http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/august/uk-government-consults-on-increasing-minimum-debt-before-creditors-can-trigger-bankruptcy-proceedings/ The Insolvency Service is consulting on a proposal to increase the level of debt that must be reached before creditors can trigger bankruptcy proceedings. According to research by the Insolvency Service, this level of debt would now be £1,700 rather than the current £750 if it had risen in line with inflation. The consultation also examines whether Debt Relief Orders (DRO) in England and Wales can be improved, and closes on 9th October 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

The consultation documents are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/insolvency-proceedings-review-of-debt
-relief-orders-and-the-bankruptcy-petition-limit

Farmers in debt and despair as dairy market collapses. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/farmers-in-debt-and-despair-as-dairy-market-collapses-9687838.html

First-time buyers warned over using buy-to-let mortgages. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11031884/Desperate-first-time-buyers-warned-over-attempts-to-use-buy-to-let-mortgages.html

British families billed £500 - to prevent Americans dodging tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11050777/British-families-billed-500-to-prevent-Americans-dodging-tax.html

Top 5 questions to ask yourself before starting a business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/questions.htm?nl=1

Celebrities who go to farmers' markets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/11048086/Naomi-Watts-and-other-celebrities-who-go-to-farmers-markets.html

Food from the heart of England. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/23/midlands-recipes-tom-kerridge-britain-on-a-plate

The best places to eat an English breakfast. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/11030400/Best-places-to-eat-an-English-breakfast-Part-1.html?frame=3005184 Some pretty sorry-looking excuses for an English breakfast in this selection confirming once again, that when it comes to cooking traditional English food, simple doesn't mean easy. The same applies to good fish 'n chips; and even a basic chip, fry or 'frite'. I ate at an acclaimed gastro-pub with a string of awards only two days ago and despite the menu boasting 'triple-fried' chips, those that actually arrived on the plate were pale, soggy, too large and tasteless whereas the only vegetable accompaniment was literally a smear of pea puree. Fourty years ago, when I cut my teeth cooking food in a popular transport cafe, 'muck' like this would have been thrown back at you. But that was before affected French cuisine, a mincing media, celebrity chefs and food critics came upon the scene.

50 Great Days Out in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/5453447/Fifty-great-days-out-in-the-UK.html

Why I'll never buy car hire insurance again. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11026566/Why-Ill-never-buy-car-hire-insurance-again.html

Flight delays: are you due £480? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11025583/Flight-delays-are-you-due-480.html

23.08.2014: BT warning of 6.5% increase in phone bills. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28902300 Someone has got to pay for their very own government minister and saturation coverage of the nation's most exposed sport, professional cheatball.

EDF to pay out £3 million to vulnerable customers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28892378#

Buying £1,300 a year cheaper than renting. For now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28897774#

Mobile phone scam hits hundreds of students. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28897767#

AGA cookers become Chinese status symbol. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732318/China-s-appetite-cooking-Agas-grows-ovens-huge-status-symbol.html

Warsaw cheapest city for a cultural break. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/poland/11049849/Warsaw-is-cheapest-city-for-a-cultural-break.html

10 signs you were born to be an entrepreneur. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/26136/10-signs-born-entrepreneur/

10 ways to energize your small business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessmanagemen1/tp/spring-clean-your-small-business.htm?nl=1

How giving back can help your small business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessmanagemen1/a/How-Giving-Back-Can-Help-Your-Small-Business.htm?nl=1

3 things that guarantee someone won't buy from you. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/25711/three-things-guarantee-someone-wont-buy/

MPs wasted 115 days on Twatter last year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2731806/MPs-wasted-115-DAYS-Twitter-year-despite-David-Cameron-warning-tweets-make-t.html Sending messages of support for Israeli paedo-terrorists and spreading hatred, no doubt.

Expats who make tax mistakes could be branded criminals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11048927/Expats-who-make-tax-mistakes-could-be-branded-criminals.html

Warning by local councils over black market cigarettes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28905443 It's been a long time since black market cigarettes have been in the news! Which is a sure sign, just like all that white stuff doing the rounds in Wankminster, that business must be good.

CNET Community. Cloud storage services today: Are they reliable and secure enough to use? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=08/22/2014

22.08.2014: UK retail sales rise less than expected in July. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28877038# Probably the ban on Ruskies doing their shopping in the UK.

UK recovery in doubt after record fall in food sales. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11047813/UK-recovery-in-doubt-after-record-fall-in-food-sales.html Some 'recovery' that was, then! Plus the Rusky ban on British foodstuffs.

Primus Saver rapped over £2-a-month broadband claim. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11046391/Primus-Saver-rapped-over-2-a-month-broadband-claim.html

Luton voted Britain's worst airport for second time running. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/luton-airport-voted-worst-in-britain-for-second-time-running-9683933.html

More than half of young people fail Britishness test. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/more-than-half-of-young-people-fail-britishness-test-9684445.html As I'm sure the country's politicians would, too.

Why don't we remember e-books? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/11048431/Kindles-inferior-to-paperbacks-for-memorable-stories.html

21.08.2014: Self-employment at 40-year high, says ONS. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28866302# Statistics offered by the ONS do have to be taken with a pinch of salt. Especially when 'around' figures are being suggested. I distinctly remember 15 years ago that the numbers of self-employed then were reliably estimated to be 'around' 5 million. Or, 'around' half a million more than 'around' now. And that was before . . . 'the average income of self-employed workers has slumped by 22% (not 'around') over the same period (40 years), (in this latest) study.' And also before 'around' many more EU self-employed were allowed to work in the UK.

'Cameron should do his homework before sounding off about immigration and jobs.' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/ben-chu-david-cameron-should-do-some-homework--before-sounding-off-about-immigration-and-jobs-9682213.html

Household savings halve in 40 years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730338/Household-saving-halves-40-years-Families-away-4-8-incomes-years-low-rates.html

Britons borrow record amount to own home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11045357/Britons-borrow-record-amount-to-own-home.html

House prices and public transport. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/20/distance-from-station-value-of-house-nationwide-uk I have always been 'amused' by poser-businessmen in their 'company' cars, often struggling to pay the lease even on a fairly modest vehicle and losing sleep over what the client will think when they see the wheels.

If you use public transport on the other hand, then you don't need to worry about any of those things. Arriving by train and perhaps a taxi for a business meeting is more than acceptable. And a great deal more cost-effective. Especially for penny-conscious home businesses.

Small firms rejected by banks to be linked to alternative funders. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/sme-finance-help-to-match
-smes-rejected-for-finance-with-alternative-lenders
Access to finance for small and medium-sized firms will improve when the proposed Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill becomes law, following a Government consultation that ran during March and April 2014. The proposed Bill requires banks and building societies to forward details of any small firms that have had an application for finance rejected to platforms that will link them to alternative sources of finance. Firms' details will only be forwarded with their consent, and clear minimum standards will be set to ensure that firms remain properly protected and in control during the process. (EnterpriseQuest)

The eBay millionaires. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2729605/The-eBay-millionaires-How-mother-three-Tesco-shelf-stacker-real-life-Del-Boy-fortunes-online-retailer-celebrates-15th-birthday.html

Have you been put on a junk mail suckers list? (Do you receive offers from energy companies and broadband providers?) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730420/Have-junk-mail-suckers-list-Revealed-crooks-using-databases-personal-details-old-vulnerable-savings.html

Micro-dairies; small farmers fight back. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/20/micro-dairies-small-farmers-fight-back

3 tips for starting a business with friends. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/26116/3-tips-starting-business-friends/ Here's my 3 tips: don't; don't and don't. And that's not just me.

How not to waste money on design. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/26105/waste-money-design/

Bank holiday barbecuers warned over food safety. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/bank-holiday-barbecuers-warned-over-food-safety-9681796.html

In defence of the British tourist. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/11045247/In-defence-of-the-British-tourist.html

20.08.2014: Bank of Scotland unfairly 'double-billing' customers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/20/bank-of-scotland-has-been-unfairly-double-billing-customers/

Britain is now lowest cost manufacturing economy in Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11042217/Britain-is-now-the-lowest-cost-manufacturing-economy-of-Western-Europe.html That's good news for Dave's Mates and 10% of the country's economy. Gongs all round, chaps!

Thanks to Help to Buy, builders are the new bankers. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/20/government-property-finder-website-underused-land It's the main reason Help to Buy was conceived. Very generous political party donors, are builders. And even more gongs to go around.

Groupon morphs into online marketplace to compete with eBay. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11042884/Groupon-morphs-into-online-marketplace-to-compete-with-eBay.html

Site lists empty Government buildings. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/20/government-property-finder-website-underused-land

Cheap as chips. Chippie goes up for sale at just £9,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728585/It-s-cheap-chips-Shop-goes-sale-just-9-000-owners-want-sell-quickly.html

How do Britain's rail fares compare with the rest of Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11043893/Rail-fare-hike-Britain-vs-rest-of-Europe.html

Farmer who shot burglar will not go home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11044022/Tony-Martin-15-years-on-I-dont-want-to-go-back-there-because-it-could-happen-again.html 'An Englishman's home is his castle,' they used to say. Under seige from Tory hoodies.

19.08.2014: New measures to support home-based business. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/backing-for-home-based-business-boom Business Minister Matthew Hancock has announced various measures that will make it easier to start a home-based business. These include changes to the law so that landlords can agree to a home-based business without undermining the residential nature of a tenancy agreement; the introduction of a new model tenancy agreement; and updated guidance making it clear that, in the majority of circumstances, planning permission is not needed to start a home-based business. Business rates guidance for home-based firms will also be updated. (EnterpriseQuest)

I'm not quite sure what is supposed to be significantly 'new' about these proposals. I and my family have been letting properties for over half a century and during that time, a very small percentage of tenants have engaged in some kind of business activity which by mutual and common sense agreement, has never caused any problems nor necessitated anything other than a tweak or two to a normal tenancy contract - if that. What happens in practice is that successful business activity will increasingly require bespoke premises and any 'problems' remove themselves from the landlord's scrutiny fairly rapidly and voluntarily. Which is why the HBA's standard advice to anyone contemplating setting up a business from home is to look to conventional business accommodation first. It is often a cheaper, faster and more practical option, especially for someone with serious business ambitions.

Whereas the observation that planning permission is not needed to start a home business has been common knowledge since Stone Age artisans started fashioning flint arrowheads in their caves. And ditto for official business rate guidance which is already widely available (e.g. http://www.voa.gov.uk/corporate/_downloads/pdf/workingFromHome.pdf) but once again, affects only a very small number of home businesses. Depending upon how you define a home business, of course. Or more importantly, just where home business hopefuls have been getting their advice from in this day and age, given this Government's destruction of the professional business support sector.

What I find disconcerting in this official press release though, is the admission that just 2.9 million people are running a business from home. That's a substantial reduction then, on other figures of 4 or 5 million, even 8 million, previously being bandied about, by government included. So we're scarcely talking about a 'home-based business boom' are we? Quite the opposite, in fact. If I was inclined to attach any weight to this press release, I would say it's time to panic. Especially when politicians, who have been doffing their caps at the so-called home business/homeworking 'revolution' (or status quo) for over twenty years now, finally compile a press release which suggests they have found an opportunity to add more red tape to their departmental portfolios.

As for suggestions that 'around' 70% of businesses start up at home and that home businesses contribute £300 billion to the economy then I'm at a loss to fathom just how these figures have reliably been arrived at. Having seen dozens of such pieces of 'research' over the years, driving earlier PR or marketing exercises. All of which have displayed one other, common feature. The suggestion that setting up home businesses could generate hundreds of thousands of 'new' jobs. They don't. As any experienced labour market professional will confirm, home businesses (or the self-employed, in other words) are notoriously unproductive at creating employment - and there are a number of valid reasons for this, ranging from lifestyle choice to the growing trend of hiring freelancers or sub-contractors instead. Which is why every government to this day since the Second World War, has refused to put its weight - or any money - into boosting self-employment or even training people for self-employment.

There are of course, notable exceptions and I can give dozens of examples just off the top of my head. But the majority of people who are drawn into setting up a 'business' from home can often be successful enough staying there. Whether it be a local plumber - or a blogger. Which isn't really what any government is ultimately going to invest in. Although the opportunity to do a bit of public posing is always worth a punt, of course. Just like this time.

The superlight home you can pull behind your bicycle. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2728486/The-tiny-house-pull-bicycle-Superlight-home-plastic-water-tanks.html I see much promise here for another official propaganda release.

Anti-Israel protests risk bringing Middle East violence to British High Streets, claim Jewish leaders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/gaza/11042180/Anti-Israel-shop-protests-risk-bringing-Middle-Eastern-violence-to-High-Streets-Jewish-leaders.html Really? We were saying that a month ago from which point until now, Jewish 'leadership' has been conspicuously silent. And as we added at the time, our concern was also for all the innocent neighbours and bystanders who would inevitably get caught up in any violence which always becomes totally INdiscriminate, once it kicks off.

What the Jewish community would appear to need instead, is less reliance on the support of a lying, criminal, pro-Israeli terrorist media and more leaders with 'leadership' qualities.

Still, our 'Friends of Israel' Government have anticipated all this. They've now got water cannon.

Israeli Ambassador pays a visit to 'Israel-free' Bradford. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/19/israel-geroge-galloway-bradford-ambassador_n_5690556.html Well isn't he a lucky fellow? If he had been a Palestinian child his publicity stunt would have left him dead by now. Although judging by the propaganda-shoot, if there had been any fewer people out to greet him, it would have been no more than a selfie on a dark and lonely night. Israeli psy-opps must be getting desperate.

Card payments remain unavailable for small businesses. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-card-payments-remain-unavailable-for-small-businesses-9674809.html A much more important and relevant issue for the devlopment of home businesses than supposedly model tenancy agreements.

EE first and Vodafone last in mobile phone tests. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28837671#

1-in-3 smartphone users not bothered with apps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11041015/One-in-three-smartphone-owners-uninterested-in-apps.html

15 years on, has eBay lost its edge? http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/18/how-ebay-transformed-way-people-shop

Theresa May's catastrophic Home Office leadership results in taxpayer payout to US e-Border firm of £224 million. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28840966 Or even £500 million, according to another (tabloid) report. So. Yet another huge, taxpayer-funded American IT cock-up going the way of all previous taxpayer-funded American IT cock-ups. That's our 'special relationship' with America for you. And A Laugh A Day, Theresa May. Who surely has now inflicted so much damage upon this country that she could be charged with terrorism?

Payday loan complaints more than double. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28835558#

Car insurance postcode lottery. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11037496/Car-insurance-postcode-lottery-some-pay-700-more.html

Summer scamwatch: transport fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/18/summer-scamwatch-transport-fraud/ And honest cabbies thought they only had Uber to contend with!

UK beauty market thriving. http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/Press-releases/Boom-time-for-UK-beauty-businesses-ba0.aspx The UK beauty industry is experiencing a period of growth, with 20% more firms in the market and 24% higher combined turnover than four years ago, according to Barclays Business. Barclays data indicated that 62% of beauty firms are sole traders and 6% of business owners are under 25. The data also reveals that London, the East of England and the South East have the highest percentage of beauty firms. Sue Hayes, Head of SME Banking at Barclays, said: "We've seen a significant rise in the number of beauty business owners coming to us for support, particularly over the last four years. It's an industry where small and medium businesses are increasingly finding opportunities from market demand." (EnterpriseQuest)

18.08.2014: EU compensates fruit and veg growers hit by Russian sanctions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28834170# What a clever bunch of US, EU (and Engerlisch) psycho-diplomats we have, then? A pity it wasn't Libya or Iraq or Palestine or the situation could have been sorted with a few weeks of carpet bombing. So whose paying for this latest cock-up? Oh, surprise. It's us again.

The fraud traps set by your bank. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11037271/The-fraud-traps-set-by-your-bank.html

Tradesmen app for the building site. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11037801/This-app-looks-like-a-building-site-for-tradesmen.html

Train fares to rise 5.6% in 2015. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727501/Fury-train-passengers-face-5-6-rise-fares-2015-Campaigners-attack-used-increase-ticket-prices.html

We must learn to love the 'quintessentially British' bungalow again to help solve housing crisis. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727363/We-learn-love-quintessentially-British-bungalow-want-solve-housing-crisis-says-minister.html This might be good news for bedroom-based home businesses. As dial-up connections mis-sold as broadband will no longer have to climb stairs, it should make the signal faster! Well. For at least ten seconds. Otherwise the only thing 'quintessentially British' about a 'bungalow' is the name.

Cutting the mustard once more. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11034252/Why-were-all-keen-as-mustard-again.html

Clever tricks to remember your passwords. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11037201/Clever-tricks-to-remember-your-passwords.html

Kosher food removed from shelves. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/17/sainsburys-removes-kosher-food-anti-israel-protesters

17.08.2014: Business rates chaos costs £4.2 billion. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11038971/Business-rates-chaos-costs-4.2bn.html

Only half know new mortgage rules. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/16/only-half-know-the-new-mortgage-rules/

It's official. Property prices are now on the way down. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726966/Its-official-property-prices-way-Cost-buying-home-falls-second-month-row-increasing-evidence-downturn-market.html

Are we all suffering from consumption? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28756372 'We'? It's always 'we' in the media when something they are responsible for, has gone wrong. Politicians are the same.

Prisons spent almost £1 million on interpreters last year because 1 in 8 prisoners are foreign. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726688/Prisons-spent-1million-hiring-interpreters-year-12-cent-inmates-foreign.html Poles, Jamaicans and the Irish are the most common foreign prisoners. And as we all know, the Jamaicans and the the Irish especially, don't speak English. Let alone the vast majority of Poles who come to the UK. The remaining 7 out of 8 prisoners needed help with reading illiterate, mis-spelt and poorly researched tabloid articles.

Translation and interpeter costs in the country have also been soaring because of Theresa May's and The Scrote Office's 'special' relationship with a single outsourcing company, instead of relying on traditional arrangements with skilled and experienced, local language professionals. It is even claimed that some courts are relying on GoogleTranslate for results - which is a bit like putting Israelis in charge of a childrens' home.

How you can save hundreds of pounds on buying a new car. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-2725988/Haggle-hard-bag-bargain-How-save-hundreds-pounds-new-car.html

Don't let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726545/Don-t-let-Americans-hormones-pesticides-dinner-warns-Jamie-Oliver-launches-latest-food-offensive.html Too late for that now. Where have you been, Jamie?

Britain's budget airlines received the fewest complaints last year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2726510/They-not-just-cheap-cheerful-Britain-s-budget-airlines-received-fewest-complaints-year-Thomas-Cook-time-high.html Due to regularly timed-out broadband connections, no doubt.

Gaza protesters 'wreak havoc' in Tesco store. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726831/Police-officers-attacked-stock-thrown-Gaza-protestors-wreak-havoc-Tesco-store.html Judging by the pics of the amount of 'havoc' in the store, it looks as if it's just been hit by a mythical Hamas rocket, smuggled through a network of blown-up tunnels hidden in a My Little Pony lunchbox. Or perhaps it was just an early bargain sales rush? Perhaps the store should have asked its Israeli terrorist friends for a demonstration of how to 'wreak havoc' on innocent bystanders and civilians? Although in that case, I'm sure there wouldn't have been any mention at all in the UK's Israeli-terrorist-supporting tabloids; nor any comments on Twatter by Israeli psy-opps.

Britain's Top 20 friendliest places. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/11036766/Britains-20-friendliest-places-to-live.html

16.08.2014: Millions see income consumed by housing costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11036091/Millions-see-income-consumed-by-housing-costs.html And for those who are trying to run businesses from home, too, add even more financial woes.

10 ways to stop wasting money. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/15/10-easy-ways-to-stop-wasting-money/

Time up for expat loophole - and that's a good thing. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/15/time-is-up-for-expat-tax-loophole-and-thats-a-good-thing/ It might be a 'good thing' for a dumb hack or a Government keen on getting some cheap tabloid votes but the reality is that ex-pats typically save the NHS alone around £7000 a year (estimates vary) plus additional assorted benefits including the recent, equally publicised winter fuel allowance. So in terms of cash, money, there won't be much saving to the Treasury from closing this tax 'loophole' (which it isn't) at all. And in fact, better researched, less misleading reporting can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11031690/Expats-urged-to-review-sources-of-UK-income-amid-tax-raid-plans.html

But, assuming a worst-possible scenario, then the knee-jerk reaction of ex-pats with houses or investments in the UK will now be to pull them out which in turn, will mean significant losses to the Treasury from inheritance tax. (Most ex-pats being relatively advanced in years, with more than just a single property in their portfolios or nest-eggs.) Let alone further investment in the UK often from money which has been earned in other countries, too. And as property is sold on, it will generally mean a loss of stock to the rental housing marketplace, which is in dire need. To which you can add jobs for letting agents and associated professions, tradesmen, stockists, landlords and the list goes on . . . Let alone leaving an inheritance or often a business, to pass onto the next generation.

And of course, a war criminal government won't be interested in the moral argument that people who have worked hard and honestly all their lives to make their due contributions to society only to see their money pissed up the wall on sponsoring terrorists, bankers, bent politicians, illiterate media trolls AND a few million other assorted wasters, perhaps have a right to see something back for all those years of loyalty? To THIS country. And not Israel. Or the USA. Otherwise it could be argued that if they aren't going to stay in the UK to take advantage of all those benefits, perhaps the Treasury should give them a refund? Even if it is only tuppence ha'penny which is all that a British pension is worth these days.

US tops export destination list for UK SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26068/american-dream-us-tops-export-destination-list-uk-smes/ Taking out the Barclays Bank advertorial slant of this 'research', it should not be forgotten that the UK is estimated to lose £48 billions'-worth of trade because of poor language skills which heavily limits commerce to English-speaking global regions such as the US, only. Whereas at least the same amount of trade lost to UK SMEs again, can be attributed to this Government's policy of thieving and murdering in non-English-speaking marketplaces which can't defend themselves and consequently, making the rest of the world extremely reluctant to do business with the UK. Why? I can't work that one out all day long.

HMRC too incompetent to be trusted with tax grab powers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11038290/HMRC-too-incompetent-to-be-trusted-with-tax-grab-powers.html

Horsemeat file shelved. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/15/official-report-horsemeat-scandal-delayed-new-food-safety-fears Totally par for the course and just as we predicted when this so-called scandal first broke wind a couple of years ago.

The weird things people buy online when drunk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725588/How-lobster-pots-pie-makers-diving-equipment-drunk-purchases-one-five-admit-shopping-online-influence.html I bought a pie-maker online and I wasn't drunk. Absolute rubbish, it is. (Anyone want a pie-maker?)

I would like to move off of XP but I'm not sure to what. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=08/15/2014

15.08.2014: The Pitch 2014. Britain's top 100 new entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26056/the-pitch-2014-shortlists-top-100-entrepreneurs/

Record numbers of tourists visit Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11035223/Lure-of-Britain-stronger-than-ever-as-record-numbers-of-tourists-visit.html

Tourists left baffled by Britain's peculiar transport system. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tourists-left-baffled-by-britains-peculiar-transport-system-9669957.html Very polite, are tourists.

Brits are travelling abroad more but spending less. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725437/Were-travelling-abroad-spending-Holidaymakers-outgoings-16-half-2014-2013-despite-4-increase-number-trips.html

Future of online retail may be less choice for shoppers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11035572/Future-of-online-retail-may-be-less-choice-for-shoppers.html

eBay price rises: what you need to know. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11031472/eBay-price-rises-what-you-need-to-know.html

Internet needs updating, warn experts. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen More prospects for pleb-fleecing, I see.

Measuring the costs of compliance. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/26050/measuring-costs-compliance-mismatch-government-business-regulation/

Prepare for rate rise say mortgage lenders. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28787819#

Why we're all getting poorer. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/13/why-were-all-getting-poorer/

EE to charge 50p to queue-jump. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/11035393/EE-hopes-you-will-pay-50p-to-jump-its-customer-service-queue.html

Plants talk to each other. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2725038/Plants-TALK-Roots-exchange-information-molecular-level-study-reveals.html We've noticed. Media forums, Twatter and Fakeook are the best places to spot them.

Britain ready to arm Kurds in Iraq. (But not the Palestinians.) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/14/uk-britain-arms-supply-kurdish-forces-iraq-isis Yet another crisis made-to-order-business-opportunity for the British and American murder industries.

Calls for boycott of Israeli businesses. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-calls-for-israel-boycott-comedian-urges-big-businesses-that-facilitate-the-oppression-of-people-in-gaza-to-pull-funding-9668147.html Slow off the mark or what - but then it is a call by one of those media personalities who no-one with a life has ever heard of. Still. Another link to Israel's murdering filth and a petition for decent people to sign. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/ Asked to comment, 'Kiddy Killer' Kameron (KKK), corporal-in-charge of facilitating British war crimes in the region, said, 'My values are Jewish values.'

Why aren't British Muslims condemning those who kill in the name of Islam? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2725475/Why-aren-t-British-Muslims-condemning-maniacs-killing-Islam-From-leading-Muslim-voice-troubling-question.html The same questions have been asked of the British Jewish community and Britain's most powerful lobby group, Friends of Israel, which rents 80% of the Conservative Party and thus the present Government. However, readers of the pro-Israeli terrorist-owned British media may not have noticed. It's not something which gets an airing.

The other issue is that the only accounts of Muslims killing in the name of Islam come from - wait for it - the pro-Israeli-terrorist owned, hate-preaching media. Which we know doesn't tell lies. Nor avoids paying its taxes. Nor does it commit any crimes at all. At all.

Best British Beer announced. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-28769152# Some good, healthy news for a change.

10 character traits of successful small business owners. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/Character-Traits-Of-Successful-Small-Business-Owners.htm?nl=1

14.08.2014: 'First', 'shock' fall in UK wages since 2009. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/13/fall-uk-wages-bittersweet-rising-employment The media continues to be 'shocked'. In fact, it appears to be in a permanent state of 'shock' these days. Based on just how many of its own reports it is having to correct or contradict on a regular basis recently.

Surprise drop in Eurozone production. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28774453# And another 'surprise'. Not.

Employment status review launched. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/4574.shtml and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-status-review An employment-status review has been launched by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to consider whether the dividing line between employment and self employment has been 'drawn in the right place and in the right way'. The OTS has acknowledged that many people now work for more than one business, and may be employed by one and working on a self-employed basis for another, meaning current employment status tests can cause uncertainty. The review will also consider changes in employment law and how increased digitisation could provide scope for simplification of tax systems. The OTS is expected to publish its recommendations before the Budget in 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

The Government's absolute priority will be no doubt, to ensure that anyone even remotely 'self-employed' or associated with 'self-employment' in any way (i.e. occasional eBay seller) remains a significant part of its fake employment statistics.

One third hit by mobile phone problems. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/13/one-third-hit-by-mobile-problems/ The remaining two thirds are recently deceased. And not another surprise.

Top websites crash as web starts to run out of space. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2724495/Top-websites-crash-web-starts-run-space-Fears-major-technical-problems-regular-occurrence.html

eBay sellers demand compensation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11030561/Furious-eBay-sellers-demand-compensation.html

Amazon launches credit card reader. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28773906#

900,000 OAPs failed by lack of home help. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2724453/900-000-OAPs-failed-lack-home-help-They-left-cope-everyday-tasks-cooking-washing.html Amazing state of affairs, given that there is quite a bit of money to be made out of the situation.

HSBC cancels account of a carpet shop for purchases from an Iranian businessman. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723798/HSBC-cancels-account-shop-sells-oriental-carpets-Persian-it-reminiscent-Iran.html

Shopper discovers his local Tesco selling 22 different types of apple, none of which came from Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723789/Shopper-discovers-local-Tesco-22-different-types-apple-NONE-came-Britain.html

Top 5 questions to ask yourself before starting a business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/questions.htm?nl=1

Official press release: Government finds it is not exporting arms to Israel which could be used to murder thousands of defenceless children. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-findings-of-review-of-licensed-exports-to-israel 'We have conferred with Israel and decided we do not wish to discuss this matter publicly any further, as it would be against our anti-Semite policy to do so,' stated a TEAM Government spokesneuterperson and Friend of Israel. 'Our agendas today are the invasions of Ukraine and Iraq by Trojan horse convoys posing as humanitarian aid for the victims of our newest allies.'

Rise of new restaurant dining scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11031255/Restaurant-diners-warned-on-rise-of-bank-call-scam.html

13.08.2014: Britain losing £48 billions-worth of export business due to poor language skills. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/angels/26044/british-businesses-losing-48bn-worth-export-business/ Aided and abetted by that great myth spawned by the internet, that the whole world speaks English. And the British education system which is currently trending with selfies on Fakebook of teachers shagging pupils.

The £139 call-out fee BT shouldn't charge you. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2723459/The-130-call-fee-BT-shouldnt-charge-you.html

Ex-pats face tax hike. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/pensions/article-2722802/Expats-face-tax-hike-Treasury-plots-snatch-personal-allowance-living-abroad.html

Is the term 'cloud computing' a turn-off for businesses? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/26030/term-cloud-computing-turn-businesses/

DMA warns advertising-mail suppliers over VAT. http://www.dma.org.uk/news/dma-warns-industry-sitting-%E2%80%9Cad-mail-vat-timebomb%E2%80%9D The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has warned firms that supply advertising-mail services that they may be sitting on a "VAT timebomb". The DMA claim that this is due to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failing to clarify whether single-sourced advertising mail services, where production and postage costs are combined, are VAT exempt. Mike Lordan, the DMA's Director of External Affairs, said: "While we've advised businesses to take a cautious approach, the ambiguity surrounding the rules means that many businesses have interpreted the rules differently. Until now, HMRC has not issued guidance to the contrary. HMRC created this vacuum so it would be extremely unfair for them now to penalise companies." (EnterpriseQuest)

12.08.2014: Delays in Government paying Green Deal providers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28744792# Hands up anyone who is surprised. The Government is obviously prioritising taxpayers' money to share the cost of Israeli and American terrorist programmes. And peerages for Friends of Israel.

Most private rents in England are now unaffordable, says Shelter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15284892# This should thin out a lot of the country's '8 million' (allegedly) cheap to-set-up-and-run home businesses, then.

HMRC consulting ahead of VAT MOSS launch. http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/july/plans-outlined-to-amend-tax-rules
-to-enable-new-simplified-reporting-of-vat-owed-for-supply-of-digital-services/
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is consulting on proposed changes to VAT regulations, ahead of the launch of its VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) portal. The portal has been developed in response to changes to the tax system that will come into effect on 1st January 2015. Under the changes, the supply of digital services such as apps and e-books to consumers will be subject to VAT in the country where the consumer lives. Currently, suppliers of services to consumers are usually subject to VAT in the country where the supplier is located. The consultation closes on 26th August 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

The consultation documents are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/vat-mini-one-stop-shop

UK pork farmers' turn to be hit by Russian sanctions. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28737071#

China to start direct sales of fruit and vegetables to Russia. http://rt.com/business/179376-russia-china-fruit-vegetable/

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28738074# So the French are in cahoots with Vlad The Bad, are they? A little 'service' for the Russians placing another couple of warship orders with French shipyards. (I'm amazed Engerlisch tabloid intelligence hasn't picked up on this yet.)

Pubs closing at rate of 31 a week. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/12/pubs-closing-rate-31-week

More card use for low-value buys. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28740847#

UK's consumer credit market is a giant, ticking time-bomb. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11026952/Britains-consumer-credit-market-is-a-giant-ticking-time-bomb.html

Britain's billionaires who never went to British universities. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11003122/Britains-billionaires-who-never-went-to-university.html Well, they wouldn't have, would they? They're all Russians and Arabs.

Abrupt halt to house price rises in London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11024736/Abrupt-halt-to-double-digit-house-price-rises-in-London.html All part of Putin's sanctions.

Money laundering and counter-terrorism legislation behind closures of accounts claims HSBC. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/10/hsbc-muslim-accounts-close That's news. Israel has always been considered the world's money-laundering epicentre. And as far as terrorism goes, it's surpassed only by the USA.

Engerlandt County's Foreign Office shambles. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/11/foreign-office-ministers-end-empire_n_5667815.html It's neck-and-neck with The Ministry of Death and The Scrote Office, then?

Engerlandt County's latest Foreign Office minister told EU to 'sod off'. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/11/james-duddridge-sod-off_n_5667934.html Wow!!! A real hard man. And ex-banker. And ex-founder member of YouGov. Clearly someone who is going to be good for business. Israeli and US business.

Landlords warned they may be required to check immigrants' status or face £3000 fines. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2721816/Landlords-check-immigration-status-tenants-2015.html

More support needed for green start ups. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/344/34402.htm A report by the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has called for more support for 'green' firms and 'clean-tech entrepreneurs', to help them compete for a share of the £3.4 trillion global green technology market. The report criticised the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group (LCICG) for its lack of progress in nurturing green firms, particularly in relation to helping them benefit from their intellectual property. However, according to a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) spokesperson, DECC initiatives such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator and £25-million Energy Catalyst Fund are supporting joint technological developments and efforts to create a low-carbon economy. (EnterpriseQuest)

Trending: wider deckchairs for fatter people. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11026190/Deckchairs-expand-with-the-nations-waist-lines.html

Trending: full, English breakfasts back in favour. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721687/Full-English-breakfast-favour-sales-egg-bacon-sausages-rise.html

11.08.2014: UK firms hit by Russian foods embargo. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28714869#

Media 'surprised' again by widening trade gap. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/09/surprise-as-uk-trade-gap-widens/ Whereas anyone who doesn't believe what they see in the media isn't surprised at all.

Public media 'trust' index. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/guess-who-britons-trust-more-wikipedia-authors-or-journalists--xyofsQ2nMx Government media darlings, the tabloids, receive as much as 13% of the vote - which confirms our concerns for the nation's mental welfare. Even more astonishingly, the pro-terrorist BBC gets 61% of the vote. Which confirms why Britain is seen as such easy pickings for the Americans and the Israelis.

Growing outcry over internet. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bullying-internet-is-lawless-jungle-too-dangerous-for-children-to-use-9660378.html There seems to be a growing, high-profile hostility to the internet. Although we have been warning of its dangers and downsides for years, just the past week has seen everyone from the Pope to politicians expressing concerns. Which is why our 'on message' Government, just as its reliance on 'red top' tabloid rags, votes from hoodies and sponsoring Israeli paedo-terrorists, is committed to going totally digital.

Ofgem 'to blame' for high energy prices. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11023105/Ofgem-to-blame-for-high-prices.html We all know Ofgem is just another Russian agency, don't we?

UK Energy Bills Could Be So High Due To Red Tape, Say Ex-Regulators. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/11/energy-regulators-regulation-prices_n_5667243.html We know that can't be true because our lying, thieving, pro-terrorist Government has been telling us on almost a weekly basis, that they have been cutting red tape left, right and centre.

Fracking backed by the majority, claims gas group. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28735128# An even greater majority of Brits want to see 'Baby Butcher' Blair impeached but that doesn't seem to count for anything at all and he still receives regular and supportive exposure in the pro-Israeli terrorist media.

Fracking report censored. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/10/fracking-censored-house-price-report Now there's a thing; who would have thought it . . .

Brits falling behind other nations on savings. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/07/brits-falling-behind-other-nations-when-it-comes-to-saving/

Savers could pay inheritance tax while they are still living. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11025017/Savers-could-pay-death-tax-while-they-are-still-living.html So much for building a successful business to pass on to the next generation. Although the Government's propagandascheisewriters are claiming these proposals are designed to prevent tax evasion by the wealthy, it should be remembered that inheritance tax kicks in at just £325,000. Which should catch the vast majority of London homeowners very nicely. Even if they can't pay their council tax and heating bills and drive around in log-book loan Range Rovers.

£6 million taxpayer subsidy for Wankminster's bars. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11024713/6-million-taxpayer-subsidy-for-Parliament-bars.html

Cross-party group of MPs call for measures to tackle alcohol abuse. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/11/alcohol-abuse-health-warnings-labels

British public ignorant about seasonal fruit and veg. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/food/11024484/British-public-ignorant-about-seasonal-fruit-and-veg.html Which is very good news for supermarkets, of course. And why they sponsor lots of TV programmes for 'fruits' and 'vegetables' And ditto for politicians.

Should we trademark fruit and veg? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11018595/Do-we-really-need-to-trademark-fruit-and-veg.html

Poland plans new canal to bypass Russia. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/11024452/Poland-plans-new-canal-to-by-pass-Russia.html Lots of work for British subbies, then? I don't think.

Trending: sheep and cattle rustling. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11024314/Sheep-and-cattle-rustling-soars-as-rural-thieves-target-livestock-over-machinery.html Or, anti-Putin measures.

Starbucks denies it has been supporting Israeli terrorism. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721162/Starbucks-forced-quell-rumors-claiming-coffee-giant-financially-supports-Israel-army.html

How 'discount' travel websites end up costing you MORE than buying tickets direct from budget airlines. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721135/Revealed-How-discount-travel-websites-end-costing-MORE-buying-tickets-direct-budget-airlines.html

One-in-ten Britons can't name a single one of their next-door neighbours, new research reveals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721102/So-community-One-ten-Britons-single-one-door-neighbours-new-research-reveals.html

What happens if I open an email with a virus? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/advice/11022217/If-I-open-an-email-with-a-virus-in-it-will-it-attack-my-PC.html

The world's most dangerous places to visit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/10230476/The-worlds-most-dangerous-places.html Or, places The Foreign Office doesn't want you to visit. Not the same thing.

Glamping? Try 'champing'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721522/Glamping-Try-champing-Latest-holiday-experience-allow-visitors-spend-night-disused-churches-try-raise-funds.html And quickly, before Israeli terrorists find out.

Teenager opens £1-a-night hotel for chickens. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721457/1-night-hotel-chickens-Teenager-offers-pens-pets-owners-holiday.html The hotel is already fully booked by British, Friends of Israel politicians.

10.08.2014: Border checks will cause chaos. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720944/New-border-checks-cause-chaos-tourists-It-six-times-longer-board-cross-Channel-ferries-trains-Home-Secretary-tightens-security.html For ALL travellers, not just for tourists as this article suggests. Emigration or exit checks have historically been ignored by Britain - as they have by many countries - because they double the border patrolling workload without any improvements in screening. Nor indeed, and once again, are they of any use against 'illegal immigrants' as the article states. Once visitors/'illegal' immigrants are in the process of leaving, it's a case of 'job done'. They are not 'immigrants' any longer.

The only reason the Government's Queen of Incompetence, Theresa May, and her Scrote Office are making these suggestions, is to win some cheap public support, probably after a recent documentary which emphasised just how simple it is to leave Britain with virtually zero checks. Which has always been 'the plan', of course. If national security really were to be an issue - and not just another extended but profitable publicity (and hate-preaching) exercise - then the first step in the right direction would be Theresa May's resignation, whose Ministerial track record so far has been second to none whatsoever.

Foreign Office warns freeze in East-West relations will mean spooks breaking into hotel rooms to tap phones. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720922/Freeze-East-West-relations-affect-travellers-Foreign-Office-warning-Russian-agents-break-hotel-rooms-tap-phones-hack-laptops.html The contract, with looting options, has been awarded to the British media after not being put out to tender by Theresa May's Scrote Office.

Drivers warned to brush up on new road tax rules or face a £1000 fine. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-2719997/Drivers-warned-brush-new-tax-disc-rules-face-1-000-fine.html

US invades Iraq again. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/09/obama-isis-northern-iraq-kurds-long-term-airdrops It's all about saving Christians and locals, this time. Unlike the last invasion, which murdered a legitimate government that protected Christians; as well as a whole load of Christians themselves (and locals) who got in the way of much 'precision' bombing. Still. Luvverly jubberly and all that.

US and Germany threaten Russia again. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/09/us-and-germany-threaten-russia-with-additional-consequences-over-ukraine Well - the US, actually, as it looks for further excuses to extend its 'invasion' by stealth of the Ukraine. Moscow, fearing further genocide by the fascist, American puppet government with a track record of ethnic cleansing (http://beyondthehague.com/2013/08/09/lost-in-reconciliation-poland-ukraine-and-the-volhynia-massacres/), has offered its humanitarian support to Kipper freedom fighters in the region and 'moved' troops closer to the Russian border. Errr. Which happens to be in Russia.

'Kiddy Killer' Kameron (KKK) echoes Osama's pledge to fight genocide. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-crisis-david-cameron-echoes-president-obama-pledge-to-stop-genocide-9659491.html Except in Gaza and the Ukraine. 'My values are Jewish values', added KKK.

Israel denies targeting hospitals in Gaza. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720618/Israel-denies-targeting-hospitals-Gaza-strip-White-House-joins-UN-condemning-collapse-truce-following-rocket-strikes.html America's Israeli influence centre, the White House, pretends to condemn Israeli terrorist policy, confident that Americans are so stupid they will simply believe everything they see or hear on telly or the internet. (Canned applause. Followed by Three 'Oh, My, Gods', Two 'Awesomes' and a 'HEIL! The Mighty Shekel.')

Tens of thousands in London protests against Israeli terrorism for third time in the month. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/09/london-gaza-protest_n_5664363.html?1407593623&icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk6%26pLid%3D284633

British press slammed for being 'Islamophobic'. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/08/mehdi-hasan-wilderness-festival-islamophobia-british-press_n_5661667.html The Britsh media is not just Islamophobic. It's an industry of whoring gobshites which will preach hatred against anyone as long as there are a few extra shekels to be made from doing so. 'Islamophobia' just happens to be the greatest trend but you can add the Germans; the French; the Italians; the Irish; the Poles; the Romanians; the Bulgarians; the Argentinians; the Palestinians; the Chinese; the 'Pakkies'; the Indians; and flavour-of-the-month, the Russians. And it's been going on for years and years and years. As has our criticism - so it's good to see at least one member of the press standing up to agree. (They're normally 'embedded' awaiting American and Israeli pro-terrorist press releases these days. Bless 'em.)

Nor am I concerned about the geopolitical objectives or even the industry practices of lying whores making their bucks just as they have done for centuries, cowering under the U-bends of their shitters together with the country's politicians, while the ordinary people of these countries rallied and died in their tens of millions to fight for the freedom which allows the western press to ply its trade in filth today.

What concerns me is that in the (ideal) day and age of the internet, of much cheaper communications and travel, every home business, everywhere, should now have the tools with which to make friends and trade all around the world. A world which in reality however, is being crapped upon, sacrificed and murdered by the very same genre of Nazis, of extremists, of society's freaks which our fathers thought they had got rid of seventy years ago.

Heat from rivers could supply energy to thousands of homes. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/heat-from-rivers-could-supply-energy-to-thousands-of-homes-9659501.html As all the 'green' political corruption revolves around wind farming, this much more environmentally-sound technology isn't likely to take off any time soon. Shame.

'Power to the People' solution as plebs take action to combat Russian sanctions. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720728/Thieves-burrow-underground-steal-fuel-pipeline-running-underneath-Nick-Clegg-s-official-country-residence.html The Deputy Prime Minister (is he?) is rumoured to have been storing £ millions of fuel to profit from a rise in prices from the Government's market rigging sanctions.

Dragons' Con. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720884/Dragons-Would-dance-tycoon-won-Deborah-Meaden-groomed-BBC-HALF-95-contestants-approached-TV-chiefs-appear.html Are their REALLY any people out there who seriously believed the show was 'set up' any other way? Mind you, if it's really true that Big Brother has an audience . . .

British Aldi shoppers pay nearly twice as much as their German and Spanish counterparts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720938/Aldi-It-isn-t-half-cheap-Europe-British-shoppers-bargain-supermarket-pay-nearly-twice-Germans-Spanish.html Aldi have renewed their national advertising spend with a little note of thanks to the British media for their success in dumbing down the British public.

Top Ten smartphones of summer 2014: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11022098/Updated-top-10-smartphones-of-summer-2014-by-TechRadar.html

09.08.2014: How the taxman is building Big Brother Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11020725/How-HMRC-is-building-Big-Brother-Britain.html

Britain's trade headache about to get worse. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2014/08/08/britains-trade-headache-could-be-about-to-get-worse/

Official release: Little Britain's propaganda response to Russian sanctions. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmg-reaction-to-russian-sanctions If this is the best the Government's propagandascheisewriters can do, it's better not to have bothered at all. Like Churchill v. Stalin at Yalta.

(Any 'inconvenient' announcements yet, from the MH-17 investigation? Stopped a couple of days ago by the Dutch Prime Minister due to the 'danger' involved, allegedly. In collaboration with the Australians and the Americans, obviously. Yet not too dangerous for intrepid, pro-Israeli terrorist hacks and looters, it seems. Or even holidaymakers and tourists. So how many weeks has it been now just to establish at first glance, how it was shot down? Although as NATO has confirmed, let's not allow facts to get in the way of sanctions or psycopaths bombing children.)

Royal Mail cuts in half its later collection times. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28706022#

HSBC continues ethnic cleansing of bank accounts. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/exclusive-shameless-hsbc-shuts-syrian-refugees-bank-accounts-in-britain-9655838.html

Authors rally against Amazon. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28703264#

Photographer lost '£10,000' in Wikipedia monkey selfie row. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-28674167# Perhaps he should go and take a few 'selfies' under 'thousands' of rockets 'raining' down in Israel? There seems to be an almost total lack of these which haven't been provided by the Israeli propaganda machine only. (OK, so they're monkeys too . . . )

Links to good causes make celebrities more popular. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720336/How-charity-work-benefits-stars-Links-good-causes-make-celebrities-popular.html Which is the one-and-only reason why the very great majority of 'celebrities' are linked to good causes! However, I know we keep banging on about this but small and even home businesses can easily do the same and results are virtually guaranteed. Much more effective than posting selfies on Fakebook.

The Great Diesel Scandal. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720341/The-Great-Diesel-Scandal-Obsessed-CO2-emissions-politicians-bullied-bribed-buy-diesel-cars-knew-toxic-fumes-killing-And-guess-drivers-hit-extra-taxes.html Politicians are too stupid and corrupt to have actively planned this scenario. They are just there to take orders. It'll be The Great Broadband Scandal next.

Businessman banned from placing job ad which said applicants 'must speak excellent English'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719917/Company-boss-banned-placing-job-ad-said-applicants-speak-excellent-English-government-website-breaches-Equality-Act.html Apparently, this automatically excluded Brits armed with GCSEs from applying for the job.

Expat benefit scroungers cost Britain £82 million a year. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/497256/Expat-cheats-cost-Britain-82m-a-year

'Palestinians deserve to be dead'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/joan-rivers-palestinians-deserve-to-be-dead-9656554.html Not so much 'terrorist' if the same remark were to be made about Americans; nor 'anti-Semite' if the same observation were to be made about Jews or Israelis. Or even 'hate-preaching' if the words had been uttered by anyone resembling an Arab or a Muslim. But just another rant from yet another inconsequential, botoxed, 1930s American-Jewish slapper. Of course, in the interests of imabalanced, pro-Israeli terrorist reporting, this rag did not give any column-space to any Palestinians who might have wanted to respond.

On the other hand, it is very noticeable that whenever a member of the Muslim community steps out of line and attracts miles of apoplectic outrage, community leaders will immediately offer their apologies, condemn those actions and re-affirm the positive values of what they stand for.

But what the pro-Israeli terrorist western media can always find instead, is an almighty amount of space for the wringing of hands, rending of hair and gnashing of teeth at the global rise in anti-Semitism - from seeds which they themselves have sown and cultivated. 'Good game' initially; it sells copy and raises the number of hits which in turn attracts more advertising revenue. But ultimately, this is all going to have far more effect on us'n 'fuckin' plebs' of ALL persuasions, than the fall-out from any extremist, opportunist and cynical proposals for not doing business with the EU.

Britain considers air strikes to avert genocide in Iraq. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11023094/Britain-considers-air-strikes-to-avert-genocide-in-Iraq.html But genocide in Palestine is OK.

'Kiddy Killer' Kameron in spotlight over more peerages for Conservative Party donors. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/08/david-cameron-spotlight-lordships-given-tory-party-donors He'd be out of a job, otherwise.

Garnier supplies Israeli terrorists. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-garnier-apologises-after-girly-care-packages-sent-to-female-idf-soldiers-sparks-threats-to-boycott-company-9658876.html Reminiscent of US Corp supplying German Nazis during World War 2. Until Germany declared war on America and the market died on them.

The 12 worst things to do in Paris. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/parisandaround/11019707/The-12-worst-things-to-do-in-Paris.html I rarely agree with the media's articles about other countries. But not this time. I'd probably have drawn up pretty much the same list.

German tabloid mocks UK tourists. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7433905.stm EVERYBODY mocks UK tourists. Even British immigration and customs mock British tourists. And it can often be much worse, as recent media reports have confirmed. (And 99% of incidents remain un-reported 'disappearances'.) Brits would do well to heed our regular warnings and remember that throughout almost the entire world, their country (together with America and Israel) is viewed as a pariah state and its travellers are considered fair game for settling a possible multitude of scores. Although - if it's any consolation - then even a bar-full of bladdered, drug-crazed youf (like in Britain), will give you better odds for survival than passing through Gaza. So just keep the loud, swaggering, drunken, stupid mouths shut. And let the locals try and keep the lid on matters as best they can. It is after all, in their business interests to try and do so.

A dying generation of French shellfish farmers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/great-mollusc-meltdown-leaves-french-all-at-sea-9658129.html

08.08.2014: Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/08/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/

Clothing sales drive online shopping growth. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28691147# More suffering for Bangladesh, then? That's all right, though. We can't hear the children crying.

One million get superfast broadband, Government claims. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28688588# . . . and we know our war criminal Government doesn't tell lies, does it?

One-in-eight people don't use the internet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719514/How-one-eight-people-never-use-internet.html A foothold for sanity. This equates to 6 million adults and is scarcely a niche market for anyone out there who doesn't want to waste their lives staring at a piece of plastic and contributing regularly to the Government's broadband and assorted digital scams.

Government hires consultants on between £1000 and £2000 a day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11020449/Government-hired-30-consultants-on-1000-to-2000-per-day.html Prize wasters are the Ministry of Death (MOD) which lashed out £3000 in one day and £137 million last year on 'technical consultants'. Or, what's better known in the trade as old-Etonian, murdering mercenaries.

Scottish independence could harm businesses, claim MPs. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/08/scottish-independence-mps-business-committee_n_5661037.html Whose businesses, precisely? Friends of Israel's businesses?

'Design your own tattoo' course for unemployed funded by taxpayer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/wales/11019877/Design-your-own-tattoo-course-funded-by-taxpayer.html

London exodus drives up prices of country homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11018171/London-exodus-drives-up-price-of-country-homes.html That's all we want; London riff-raff.

Best places to buy a home abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/internationalproperty/11013144/Europes-top-cities-for-a-holiday-home.html

DECC consulting on energy efficiency standards for rental property. http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/july/uk-government-sets-out-long-awaited-energy-efficiency-standards-for-new-property-rentals/ and https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/private-rented-sector-energy-efficiency-regulations-non-domestic The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched two consultations on proposed minimum energy efficiency standards for both non-domestic and domestic private-rental property in England and Wales. If introduced in April 2018 as expected, the standards would require commercial and residential landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties to Grade E or above before they could be let. The consultations close on 2nd September 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

Solar powered eco-shack crowned Shed of the Year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719332/Solar-powered-eco-shack-built-recycled-material-wins-Shed-Year.html

Food import ban to leave Russian shoppers unaffected. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/07/russia-bans-western-food-imports-retaliation-ukraine-sanctions Without a doubt. Those affected will be 'our kind' of small suppliers. As usual.

Why airfares may need to rise. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/08/why-plane-ticket-prices-may-need-to-rise/ A much more significant rise in air fares would be triggered by Russia extending its anti-US and EU sanctions to the use of its air space, which would make many long-haul journeys much longer and thus more expensive. The cost would almost certainly be spread across all routes. One to watch.

Home-based wine fraudster gets 10 years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28697722# And if he had been an American terrorist who shot down a civilian airliner full of children, he would have received a medal.

Toddlers must learn 'British' values. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/08/nicky-morgan-toddler-must-be-taught-british-values Hot on the heels of being taught 'entrepreneurism' as well? And these so-called 'British' values. Are they anything like Kiddy Killer Kameron's 'my values are Jewish values' as not-widely-reported in the pro-Israeli terrorist media? Poor little buggers.

Anti-semitism on rise across Europe. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/07/antisemitism-rise-europe-worst-since-nazis The cynically calculated, whining mantra of Jewish Nazis themselves who can't exactly be accused of not heaping this dilemna on the heads of decent members of the Jewish community for the past 60 years. Historically, with sound commercial, cultural and religious foundations the human race has shown over and over again, it can live together in peace. But there's always some filth which will put its own warped or slavering values above the common good. As Israeli and American Nazi regimes and their supporters testify.

Israeli Nazi terrorist leader approaches US Nazis for changes to laws to avoid being charged with war crimes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718758/Israeli-leader-Netanyahu-approached-US-lawmakers-help-avoid-war-crimes-charges-Palestinian-civilian-deaths.html War criminals are the lowest of cowardly life-forms. Hardly surprising a murdering Israeli leader wouldn't fancy his chances in a court examining facts and not just media terrorist propaganda.

Apocalypse ignored as Gaza grabs the headlines. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719460/Apocalypse-ignored-As-Gaza-grabs-headlines-epic-slaughter-engulfs-rest-region-But-protests.html Since the western media is almost entirely controlled by a pro-Israeli terrorist-owned media on a mission to sanitize, time and time again, Israeli and American crimes against humanity, whose fault is that then? Perhaps re-allocate all those column-miles of lying propaganda which only a handful of morons believe any longer, anyway? Then us'n non-prejudiced plebs who aren't profiting from human misery can get down to some peaceful business for a change.

Israeli terrorists resume attacks on Gaza children after eighteen rockets smuggled through blockade in My Little Pony lunchboxes, are allegedly fired at Israel. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11020665/Israel-launches-air-strikes-on-terror-sites-in-Gaza-as-ceasefire-ends.html 'Our heroic troops were still busy organising a 50-tank crap attack when groups of children we hadn't killed yet, started firing 12 foot rockets', claimed an Israeli official. 'We are waiting for some pics and reports of the damage but they haven't come in yet.' (Editorial note: Can you use that material from Libya again?) 'We have clearly killed the wrong 2,000 children - but we won't be making the same mistake when we kill the next 2,000.'

The British Government - Friends of Israel - have sent a message of support. 'Nice doing business.'

Fresh Friends of Israel fodder made peers by 'Kiddy Killer' Kameron. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/08/david-cameron-12-tory-donors-cronies-peers_n_5661132.html

(Pro-Israeli terrorist) News Corp reports falling revenues. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28699709# Oh, dear, what a shame. Still. Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say.

Another self-fulfilling repeat business opportunity for Nazi-American murder industry. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/07/obama-iraq-strikes_n_5660313.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&ir=UK&icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt4%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D284284 Yet another job well done by those raghead terrorists, ISIS - the Israeli Septic Intervention Squad. I wonder what they are going to call themselves tomorrow?

Jump in road deaths blamed on dummyphones. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719407/Smartphones-blamed-death-toll-roads-jumps-13-cent-380-people-killed-three-months-2014.html Send in the bombers.

Taking healthy lessons from the land. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/07/herbal-remedies-take-healthier-lessons-from-land-neals-yard

Use a potato to clean your house. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2718233/Forget-expensive-cleaning-products-use-POTATO-clean-house-Expert-reveals-science-foods-tackle-rust-limescale-stains.html If you don't grow your own, you can find plenty down at your local council offices.

Welsh visitor centre nothing more than a workman's hut. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719302/Is-grimmest-tourist-attraction-Britain-Visitor-Centre-Welsh-town-ridiculed-workman-s-hut.html Councils are obviously prioritising their spending these days so that executives can be paid six-figure salaries, instead.

07.08.2013: Number of Business Records Checks increases. http://www.accountancyage.com/financial-director/news/2357696/hmrc-business-record-checks-up-60 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) carried out more than 5,500 Business Records Checks (BRCs) in the 2013/14 tax year, compared to around 3,450 in 2011/12, according to tax investigation specialists Professional Fee Protection (PfP). The majority (73%) of the BRCs carried out in 2013/14 revealed no errors or anomalies, prompting accusations that HMRC's approach is not working. BRCs have faced criticism in the past, leading to HMRC suspending them for several months in 2012. (EnterpriseQuest)

Official release. Consultation outcome. SME finance: help to match SMEs rejected for finance with alternative lenders. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/sme-finance-help-to-match-smes-rejected-for-finance-with-alternative-lenders

We'd go hungry from today if we only ate British food. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718548/We-d-hungry-today-ate-British-food-Nation-run-things-eat-August-7-year-ditched-reliance-imports.html We can squarely blame a succession of 'Friends of Israel' governments for that - and not just the EU - and whereas Britain would never be totally independent in producing its own food, an awful lot of businesses and lives in agriculture, food and its retail have deliberately been destroyed over the years in the pursuit of the shekel and nothing but the shekel. And now that 'Vlad The Bad' is in the mood to do unto others as he is being done unto, a few more consequences of shekel-worship are about to be seen.

Putin orders retaliatory sanctions. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28680656# The man has been very restrained so far in the face of much anonymous trolling in the pro-Israeli terrorist media. Now let's cut to the chase.

French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to give unsold food to charity. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11018960/French-MPs-propose-forcing-supermarkets-to-hand-over-all-unsold-food-to-charity.html

Energy bills to jump by £130: how to beat the rises. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/10970226/Latest-predictions-how-to-beat-energy-bill-rises.html

Big Business turns up heat on Israeli terrorism. http://www.firstpost.com/world/big-business-turns-up-heat-on-israel-over-gaza-violence-soros-says-no-to-sodastream-1648571.html Well, 'the heat' certainly isn't going to come from Kiddy Killer 'my values are Jewish (terrorist) values' Kameron and the Conservative 'Fags for Israel' party: http://www.whale.to/c/israel_control.html

There's no place like home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2717786/There-s-no-place-like-home-82-Brits-rank-UK-favourite-childhood-holiday-destination-46-return-families.html With the exception of our duly elected ones, of course. In which case, there's no place like the terrorist state of Israel.

Britain spends more time on 'tech' than asleep, study finds. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28677674# Operating a TV remote and holding a dummyphone is 'tech' is it? And not just 'going back to bed'.

Solar panels top green energy wish list. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28687909#

Nearly half of us live in draughty, mouldy or damp homes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718558/Nearly-half-live-draughty-damp-mouldy-homes-Problem-worse-rental-properties.html Too busy doing 'tech' stuff instead of a bit of DIY.

Homeowners fed up with waiting for council repairs fill in potholes themselves. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718027/Homeowners-fed-council-s-refusal-repair-road-outside-houses-order-ton-tarmac-potholes-themselves.html There's not enough kickback for councillors from filling in a few, little holes. If it was a pro-Israeli terrorist superstore development, on the other hand . . .

Poorly trained IT workers are 'gateway for hackers'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11011249/Poorly-trained-IT-workers-are-gateway-for-hackers.html

Pope warns youth not to waste time with internet, dummyphones or watching soaps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11016061/Pope-Francis-urges-young-not-to-waste-time-on-Internet-and-smartphones.html Yes, but if the West starts listening to the Pope, it will put a lot of pro-Israeli terrorists out of work and totally undermine present-day political and media culture. On the other hand it would probably be beneficial for the business scene - and the small business scene especially - bringing back a lot of work stolen by the terrorist States of America.

Don't give up on internet, says politician. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/charles-leadbeater-mary-beard-prize-women-internet-nominet Politicians are clearly becoming worried about sourcing their daily dose of filth. Having a wander down to the local newsagent for something from 'under the counter' is a lot more dodgy than sitting behind closed doors at a Wankminster pornstation all day.

The Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Social Media Marketing. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/salesmarketing/tp/The-Entrepreneurs-Complete-Guide-to-Social-Media-Marketing.htm?nl=1

Boris 'The Buffoon' in line to be Business Secretary after 2015. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/11017784/Boris-Johnson-in-line-to-be-Business-Secretary-after-2015-General-Election.html That will make the pro-Israeli terrorist group, Fags for Israel, very happy and persuade them to carry on sponsoring Boris's 'battle bus', no doubt. Once elected, it can then be shipped to Gaza to run over a few hundred children playing in the rubble of their homes.

Bradford becomes Britain's first Nazi-Israeli-free zone. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/07/ban-israeli-tourists-from-bradford-says-george-galloway_n_5657464.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D284147 With Israeli terrorist politicians emboldened by the supportive exposure they receive in the US/UK's pro-terrorist media and their suggestions for the extermination and genocide of Palestinians becoming increasingly widespread, (http://www.boycottisrael.org.uk/mothers-of-all-palestinians-must-be-killed-israeli-mp/ and http://www.mediaite.com/online/whoa-times-of-israel-op-ed-advocates-genocide-against-gazans/ as examples) this is a welcome move and will encourage more and more decent human beings to step forward. Normally of course, one targets the terrorists and not bypassing innocents. Then again, if it's good enough for the Israelis . . . I'm sure they will understand.

Second day of protests at UK murder factory supplying drones to Israeli terrorists. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/uav-factory-protest-drones-palestinian-gaza

Village pub raided by a dozen police in hunt for Holy Grail. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11017773/Village-pub-raided-by-police-in-hunt-for-Holy-Grail.html Amazing, isn't it? All those Trojan Horse, 'Fags for Israel' terrorrists around and the police are having a wander, looking for a free pint. They must have had a day off from filming.

British police finish free pints and arrest anti-terrorist protesters. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-28670962#?foo=bar& On the grounds of 'aggravated trespass', apparently. Which isn't like 'trespass' by murdering Israelis at all. Kommandant Moche Heil commented. 'Nothing personal. We're just carrying out orders from Israel.'

Half-priced houses. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/06/half-price-houses-properties-where-the-price-has-been-cut-50/ Or, you can go to Gaza where you can literally 'pick' them up for nothing.

A house for sale for one euro in idyllic Sicilian village. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11016777/For-sale-at-one-euro-a-house-in-an-idyllic-Sicilian-village.html

River cruises to Europe's best Christmas markets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/riversandcanals/11013273/Christmas-markets-river-cruises-to-Europes-best.html

'Squirrel kick' video: $10,000 reward. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/squirrel-kick-video-10000-reward-offered-to-track-down-heartless-french-men-who-kicked-squirrel-into-grand-canyon-9651555.html So let's run by this. Someone (anonymous) has filmed a couple of yobs kicking a squirrel into free flight. Without checking their passports or IDs. No-one knows who they are. They can't be found. But they're 'French'. Not Israeli. Or American. Or even a couple of British thugs or 'football supporters'. Any which alternative is statistically and historically more probable than them being French. (Unless they are pro-Israeli terrorist, raghead, religious freak French, of course.)

Anyway, so much for the power of the internet and morons with dummyphones which take pics. On the other hand - bounty hunting is 'trending' at the moment. Although that particular piece of reporting in the pro-Israeli terrorist media is about as rare as the existence of facts. Probably because likely targets in the near future will be tax-dodging tabloid, pro-terrorist hate-preachers.

06.08.2014: Business licensing in England to be reviewed. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grant-to-explore-a-simpler-licensing-system-in-england The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) has awarded a grant to Cornwall Council to enable it to explore options for the simplification of England’s complex business licensing system, with the aim of introducing a single business licence in each local authority in England. Currently, firms must apply for a variety of licences covering activities such as food business registration, alcohol licensing and street trading. The project, which will research the changes that councils would need to make in order for a single 'business licence for life' to be issued, is expected to run for six months and will map out business start-up activities as well as those of established firms. Options to be considered by Cornwall Council include online accessibility, flexible payment options, a single licensing application form, and a single point of contact for council licensing. (EnterpriseQuest)

Why UK house prices have risen faster than any other European country. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/11015053/This-is-why-UK-house-prices-have-gone-up-faster-than-anywhere-else.html Nothing to do with why UK prices for so many other things are also much higher than in other European countries? Bent politicians and dumb consumers? For example: Ikea ripping off British customers by charging them up to three times as much. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716409/Flat-pack-British-customers-charged-four-times-Ikea-products.html

There's not much point in crowing about 1-in-10 Londoners being 'millionaires' if in terms of buying power they are only worth a mere £300,000 by comparison with the rest of the world. Still. It's what makes for the pro-Israeli terrorist, Ponzi British economy-go-round.

£15 billion plan for Northern cities. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/05/george-osborne-15bn-investment-five-northern-cities It's not 'normal' for a government to invest in a region which isn't a traditional source of votes. Then again, the same could be said of investing in Israel. Still. Time to head up north if that's where the money is going to be.

UK to explore Bitcoin use. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28670414# Another rapid response by Israeli terrorist supporter George Osborne, just as Bitcoin trades slump. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/11013767/Bitcoin-trades-slump-as-cryptocurrencys-rise-stalls.html

Lawyer suing Fakebook receives massive support. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/06/facebook-privacy-action-austria-max-schrems They should give the man a Nobel Prize.

5 reasons Moody's is predicting a UK banking downturn. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11012921/Five-reasons-Moodys-is-predicting-a-UK-banking-downturn.html

Two thirds of Trojan Horse, pro-Israeli terrorist MPs plan to ditch Britain to holiday abroad. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2715770/Two-thirds-MPs-plan-ditch-UK-summer-holiday-abroad-David-Camerons-heading-Portugal.html 80% of Conservative MPs (the 'swivel-eyed ones') who, it is reliably claimed, belong to the pro-terrorist group, Fags for Israel, will be jetting off to Tel Aviv for free Bloody Marys and kiddyburgers. And is 'Kiddy Killer' Kameron's trip to Portugal a 'coincidence'? Portugal is becoming an increasingly favourite source of cheap, immigrant labour for zero hour contracts as, unlike East Europeans, the Portugese very rarely speak English and are less likely therefore, to become 'troublemakers'. Consequently, they are in high demand, especially by generous political party supporters and Friends of Israel, the food industry. (Events will not be reported by the UK's pro-Israeli terrorist, hate-preaching, criminal media.)

Is your MP a member of Fags for Israel? http://www.whale.to/c/israel_control.html As a UK taxpayer you have the right to know which country your taxes are being spent on. The true allegiance of your politicians. For whose benefit (apart from homosexuals) laws are being passed. Ask your MP. In person. Publicly. (And no, I don't mean on Twatter.) Are they supporters of Terrorist Israel? Do they belong to Fags for Israel? Are they traitors? And if you don't like the sound of their squirming lies, then tell them you won't be voting for them any more.

MPs demand Parliamentary recall over their Gaza war crimes. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/05/gaza-parliament-recall_n_5650228.html The House is expected to hold the debate in Tel Aviv.

Putin's $20 billion oil deal with Iran will bypass sanctions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/11014604/Vladimir-Putin-signs-historic-20bn-oil-deal-with-Iran-to-bypass-Western-sanctions.html Another Coalition of Evil 'miscalculation'?! Looks like another bad day at the office for Britain's war criminals as . . .

Only Government politician with balls kicks off party unrest over British war crimes in Gaza. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/baroness-warsi-sparks-a-tory-rebellion-over-gaza-conflict-9650354.html

Russian gangs hack 1.2 billion passwords. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28654613#

Israeli Iron Dome firms infiltrated by Chinese hackers. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28583283

'Gaza blockade must end'. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/05/gaza-blockade-must-end-un-first-step-settlement Can't be doing that or all those children will start smuggling 'thousands' of rockets to 'rain' down on The Terrorist Regime of Israel again! And food. And medical supplies. And life's other essentials.

Spain halts military exports to Israel. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/spain-freezes-military-exports-to-israel-9649266.html

Donald Trump rants against threat of invasion from Osama Bin Laden's cousin, Ebola. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/05/donald-trump-ebola-stop-flights_n_5650131.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D283746 Time to share the strain, Don. One back at you for top California export, AIDS. And cue: sick jokes.

BBBC (British (Israeli) Baedophile and Bropaganda Corporation) removes Middle East correspondent after complaints from Israeli terrorists. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716920/BBC-forced-address-conspiracy-theory-removed-Middle-East-correspondent-claims-Israel-complained-coverage.html

Australian free-thinking journalist forced to resign after abuse from Israeli terrorist supporters. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/aug/06/sydney-morning-heralds-mike-carlton-resigns-over-gaza-column-reaction On the other hand, if he'd killed a British nurse, he would he received a Roo-Shaggin' Shitetalker Australian media award.

Are GM crops about to enter the food chain? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11014138/First-GM-crops-enriched-with-nutrients-ready-for-harvest.html GM crops have been in the food chain for some time now.

Which? calls on food chiefs to name and shame diseased chicken producers. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/which-calls-on-food-chiefs-to-name-and-shame-retailers-selling-chickens-that-tested-positive-for-campylobacter-9650557.html A somewhat fanciful request and Which? know it. Once the food industry is obliged to act responsibly and in the consumers' interests, where will it stop? And what's taken so long? Our family was raising proper free range birds and eggs over fifty years ago - and the problems of battery-housed production were already well known then!

Brits' dream retirement destinations. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/pensions/article-2715748/Dream-retirement-destinations-Top-ten-revealed.html

If you're always working, you're not working well. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25969/youre-always-working-youre-working-well/ One of those examples of classic advice which everyone knows is true - but most self-employed businessfolk ignore! Someone's got to keep US Big Corp in profitable tax avoidance schemes, after all!

The essential ingredient most business communications overlook. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25972/essential-ingredient-business-communications-overlook/

05.08.2014: UK service sector growth hits eight-month high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28658795#

Housebuilding boosts UK construction sector in July. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28636549#

UK economy could be held back by skills shortages. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2715351/UK-economy-held-skills-shortage-housebuilding-grows-fastest-rate-decade.html Could? Is that a joke?

Brick shortages as housebuilding grows at its fastest rate since 2003. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/04/brick-shortage-housebuilding-grows-fastest-rate-2003

Culture change drives high street revival. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/convenience-culture-drives-high-street-revival Changing perceptions of 'convenience culture' are leading some town centres to experience a retail revival, according to a study by the University of Southampton Retail Research Group. The study revealed a fundamental shift in consumers' buying behaviour in relation to 'convenience shopping' in local shops rather than in big out-of-town developments. Local convenience stores are forecast to account for 25% of the overall grocery market by 2019, and the study also found that specialist retailers such as artisan bakers, butchers, and tea and coffee merchants have recently experienced a small resurgence in town centres. (EnterpriseQuest)

So the Portas government propaganda roadshow didn't make any difference? Now there's a surprise. They will be saying next that The Dragons' Den is a load of crap.

End of the road for supermarket megastores. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2715679/Death-supermarket-megastore-Plans-new-sites-drop-lowest-level-financial-crisis-households-ditch-big-weekly-shop.html

War criminal Britain pretends to 'review' export licences for arms supplies to Israeli terrorists. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716194/Britain-reviews-arms-exports-Israel-Gaza-violence-Licences-worth-42m-granted-British-manufacturers-past-four-years.html For as long as 'Kiddy Killer' Kameron's (KKK) relationship with Israeli terrorist groups can be sustained, there won't be any significant changes to government policy. ANY British government's policy. http://www.whale.to/c/israel_control.html and http://www.whale.to/c/jews_fund.html

Is this the end of Help To Buy? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/11010809/Is-this-the-end-of-Help-to-Buy.html

Let taxman raid our accounts? Read this case first. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11006238/Let-taxman-raid-our-accounts-Read-this-case-first.html

What's the Cornish cheese that's conquered America? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/yarg-the-cornish-cheese-thats-conquered-america-9647985.html The irony is that 99% of the British public will have never seen Yarg, let alone tasted it. I certainly haven't seen it in any supermarkets, for example. Although there's always plenty of shelf-space for imported goods from paedo-terrorist slavers, Israel.

TV food shows cook up a £1 billion business. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716143/Britons-spend-huge-sum-kitchen-gadgets-including-juicers-bread-makers-just-one-year.html Which is precisely what they are supposed to do - and I would imagine that the estimate of just £1 billion is way too low.

Grow-your-own with a little help from your goldfish. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2715810/Grow-little-help-GOLDFISH-EcoFarm-lets-cultivate-herbs-tomatoes-using-pets-waste.html

Where can I buy healthier, safer, more sustainable meat? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/05/where-buy-safer-healthier-more-sustainable-meat-chicken Or, avoid any source which has been endorsed by a politician.

US hotel fines its guests $500 for bad reviews. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11011278/US-hotel-fines-guests-500-for-bad-reviews.html

Twitter begins testing a new service for its moron users. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2715939/what-Twitter-begins-testing-new-service-spells-hashtags-stop-people-confused.html

Mozilla confirms serious email address leak. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/05/mozilla-leak-developer-email-addresses-passwords-firefox

Cowboy builders jailed for cleaning out a pensioner's savings. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715834/Cowboy-builders-jailed-charging-pensioner-100-000-cleaning-life-savings-unnecessary-renovations-home.html While the pro-terrorist Government of course, gets off scot-free. http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/former-govt-pensions-expert-attacks-budget-annuity-plans/a760436?ref%3Dnew-model-adviser-latest-news-list

04.08.2014: BREAKING (not-the-Israeli-propaganda) NEWS. Putin leads world heads in announcing trade sanctions against America, Britain and the EU for arming Israeli terrorists . . . Cameron killed our children, claim 1000 families . . . Cameron cowering behind WWI commemorations propaganda shield while supporting American/Israeli paedo-terrorism . . . Israeli terrorists loot victims' bodies . . . Israeli terrorists pose leering, with British and American weapons . . . Cameron's allies try to hide bald patches . . . homesexual Israelis prefer anal sex, latest research shows . . . Tesco withdraws Israeli terrorist products . . . pro-Israeli terrorist Sainsbury's forced to close stores after successful protests by outraged shoppers . . . Marks & Spencer to be targeted for supporting Israeli terrorism . . . American terrorists sneer at Israeli terrorists for killing just 10 defenceless children in latest raid. Appearing on the anal conduit for terrorists doing talking impressions, Fux News, an American senior paedo-terrorist and diplomat boasted, 'We kill millions of children! But we don't do body counts, you fuckin' raghead morons.'

Energy cost 'biggest household fear' in Europe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28608574# (After having Israeli neighbours.)

Reducing immigration would 'slow' UK economy and lead to tax rises. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/04/reducing-immigration-slow-uk-economy-tax-rises . . . and increase dependency on fagging for America and Israel as the economic and political legacy of The Coalition of Evil's terrorist interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Gaza, collapses.

BoE set to call for interest rate rise. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/04/bank-of-england-mpc-members-interest-rate-rise More joy for the plebs.

One in three small firms 'would not know how to respond to an IT breach'. (IT = Israeli Terrorist) http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/about/news/business/2014/Heads_in_the_sand_small_businesses_convinced_a_cyber-attack_will_never_happen_to_them A third of small business owners admit that they would not know what to do if they faced an IT security breach, according to the results of a study published by online security provider Kaspersky Lab.

The study, which included owners of small businesses such as hairdressers, builders and legal firms, found that 82% believed they would not be targeted by cyber criminals as they were too small or did not have anything worth stealing, despite separate figures indicating that 41% of small firms were victims of cybercrime in 2013. Four in ten business owners admitted that if they did face a security breach, they would struggle to recover all of the data that was lost, and a quarter said they would be unable to recover any.

Compensation for garden city homes. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28628586# (. . . bombed by Israeli neighbours.)

Two thirds admit to DIY for adding value to homes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715100/Forget-Joneses-Now-DIY-add-value-homes-Two-thirds-admit-spending-home-improvements-bid-increase-propertys-value.html

HMRC turns up heat on landlords. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10999633/HMRC-turns-up-heat-on-landlords.html

Claiming your home expenses as a limited company. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/25925/claiming-home-expenses-limited-company/

Put down your phone. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/video/2014/aug/01/put-down-your-phone-video

Half of Brits hate their jobs but wouldn't mind running a cafe. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/495247/We-hate-our-jobs-admit-half-of-British-workers Which just goes to show how clueless the average Brit is these days.

British tree surgeon enters international tree climbing competition. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/10998831/British-climber-wants-to-be-top-of-the-tree.html Favourites to win the competition are American and Israeli war chimps. Britain's entrepreneur entrants, receiving 100 pence a month from 'Kiddy Killer' Kameron's 'One Nation' lottery funding scam, will be allowed to carry the other competitors' fuel bidons.

Great Britons - according to foreigners. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/11000955/Great-Britons-according-to-foreigners.html It seems perfectly authentic until one gets to someone called 'Adele'. Who is 'Adele'? And why isn't Benny Hill in there? Joking apart, I listen to a variety of foreign radio stations regularly and I don't think I have ever heard a song by Adele. But if you switch on a telly, Benny Hill is almost ubiquitous. Perhaps these media 'foreigners' are a bit like those 'thousands' of Hamas rockets which have gotten through Israel's total blockade of Gaza?

03.08.2014: Employers warned, as penalty for employing illegal workers doubles. http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Legislation/Warning-over-employment-checks-as-government-doubles-fines-for-illegal-workers Employers in the hospitality sector are being urged to familiarise themselves with the right-to-work checks necessary to avoid prosecution and fines, as the maximum penalty for employing an illegal worker has increased from £10,000 to £20,000. The Home Office has also launched an interactive online tool that employers can use to find out which documents they need to check, and has published a three-step guide to conducting right-to-work checks correctly. Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "At the same time as getting tougher on rogue employers, we want to support legitimate ones by making it easier for them to check the immigration status of potential employees by using our new online tool." (EnterpriseQuest)

(The penalties do not apply to government pro-terrorist Ministers hiring cleaners, nannies and interpreters.)

Hypocrite Hammond 'condemns' intolerable suffering in Gaza. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11008491/Hammond-condemns-intolerable-suffering-in-Gaza.html So we'll be sending in the bombers, then? And charging with treason and shooting all the 'Trojan Horse' Israeli terrorist supporters in Wankminster? Before moving onto the media and the banks?

'Kiddy Killer' Kameron to make Apprentice 'star' a peer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2714368/David-Cameron-make-Apprentice-star-Karren-Brady-peer-Minister-year.html The move is designed to 'burnish' our war criminal leader's credentials among female voters and the business community, according to a Government TEAM spokesIsraeliterroristpaedoperson. Really? There may be some sad female hoodies under stones out there who will be impressed. But the 'real' business community? They don't even watch The Apprentice.

Uber tax app competing unfairly. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28615392#

Leaseholders 'should' get new rights. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28606781#

New mortgages for expats buying-to-let in England and Wales. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/10993002/New-mortgage-for-expats-buying-to-let-in-England-and-Wales.html

Businessman sets up private toll road. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2714184/Rolling-Businessman-sets-private-toll-road-rolled-chippings-charging-2-time-motorists-bypass-closed-section-main-road.html

Brussels threat to slap car tax/insurance on lawn mowers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2714267/Now-Brussels-threatens-slap-car-insurance-lawnmower-Move-cost-gardeners-100-year.html Reporting to be taken with a grassboxfull of salt. I think the problem might lie with some of my mates who have been testing their racing mowers on the back roads around here.

Petrol stations 'encouraging theft'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/02/petrol-stations-encouraging-theft/ Petrol station theft has been government policy for decades.

Raymond Blanc criticises the organic movement and praises McDonalds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11007680/Raymond-Blanc-praises-McDonalds-and-gives-the-organic-movement-a-roasting.html Well . . . I've got a lot of time for Raymond Blanc but is this another of his marketing stunts? I can see these comments going down so well with the French, they probably won't be reported. (In the Israeli terrorist-supporting French media.) Let's hope it helps him overcome his reputation for the most unjustifiably expensive gastronomy in Britain.

In the meantime, I remember that it was a 'celebrity' (or so he thinks) food critic who suggested just a few weeks ago, that buying bio/organic chicken was a waste of money and ordinary supermarket chicken was just as good. A few days before a hack got bored with his pornstation and 'ordinary' diseased and contaminated supermarket chicken became front page 'news'.

Trending: scrapbooks are back in fashion. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/scrapbooks-come-back-into-fashion-9644616.html

Heritage crafts fighting for survival. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/10991000/Heritage-crafts-fighting-for-survival.html Perhaps these crafts should be re-named the Heritage of Things so that Wankminster can fit the concept into its mental framework more easily? Then take out a pop-up on Pornhub.

Using email marketing to build trust and increase sales. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Email-Marketing/fl/Using-Email-Marketing-to-Build-Trust-and-Increase-Sales.htm?nl=1

02.08.2014: Retail banking sector is failing small firms, regulators find. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/personal-current-
accounts-and-small-business-banking-not-working-well-for-customers
The UK's retail banking sector lacks effective competition and is failing to meet the needs of small firms and consumers, according to two joint studies by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The CMA has now launched a consultation asking whether an in-depth investigation into the markets for both personal current accounts and business banking should be undertaken. As part of this consultation, the CMA is seeking views on the proposals put forward by several of the main high-street banks to remedy faults in the small business banking sector, as an alternative to a market investigation. (EnterpriseQuest)

So how much are these parrot-shysters, repeating what everyone has known for years, getting paid by the taxpayer for producing these studies?

Airport delays prompt hand luggage advice. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-28603529#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Disabled shoppers should attract firms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28609210# The British taxpayer-subsidised murder business has been attracted to disabling defenceless shoppers for centuries.

European business starts to count Russian sanctions costs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28605294 The cost of Russian sanctions has a long way to go before it bites. (Stupid propaganda stories about bans on Polish apples apart. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28603140) And we're ALL going to feel the effects. Still. It takes the pressure off trying to find any facts while wading knee-deep through current, pro-Israeli propaganda. And puts off for a little while longer at least, the reality of Russia being a much greater handful to deal with than a hospital full of defenceless children waiting to be murdered by rabid Israelis.

A pity our Government wasted all those taxpayer shekels on a trade delegation to Russia not long ago. The money could have been used on sending its pro-terrorist thugs on another well-received, mythical missile-dodging propaganda trip to Israel instead.

Far-right Marine Le Pen would win French elections if they were held today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713145/Far-right-anti-Europe-anti-immigration-politician-Marine-Le-Pen-WIN-French-presidential-election-held-today-according-new-poll.html I wouldn't be calling them 'far right' too quickly these days after the present socio-fascist government's support for Israeli terrorism caused rioting recently, from outraged, decent citizens. In fact, ridding the country of a 'Trojan Horse' loony-binful of champagne-guzzling, brothel-crawlers who have dragged the national economy and reputation into the gutter, seems a perfectly reasonable, middle-of-the-road thing to do. What doesn't sit well (in the media) is that it would be all change for them and the political pigs whose snouts have been in the trough for far too long. However, persecuted ordinary folk and small businesses are wetting themselves with eager anticipation!

Taxman hands back £4 million after mistakes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11003915/Taxman-hands-back-4m-after-mistakes.html

Taxman loses 9 out of 10 appeals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713825/Taxman-loses-nine-ten-appeals-Watchdog-slams-HMRC-s-handling-complaints.html That's because taxmen who can read and count are all working for Amazon.

The banks winning and losing customers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11005213/League-table-the-banks-winning-and-losing-customers.html

Judge refuses to identify tax-dodging councillors. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11007408/Judge-refuses-to-identify-tax-dodging-councillors.html True British democracy and justice at work - although the EU is being blamed again. On the other hand, EU law doesn't allow genocide either, but that seems OK at the moment. (It appears the judge once worked for Engerlandt's tabloid propaganda. Say no more.)

Thousands of drug dealers openly advertising online. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11005293/Thousands-of-drug-dealers-openly-advertising-online.html Once again, another 'non-news' item to dilute the media's endless stream of Israeli terrorist press releases. However, it does go to show how active the drugs market has become after Afghan opium production was liberated by the Coalition of Evil.

Scots wealthier than Scandinavians. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11007071/Scots-wealthier-than-Scandinavia-thanks-to-UKs-low-prices.html No surprise for anyone who knows the Scots! That's why Wankminster wants them to remain an English/American/Israeli colony.

The 9 worst things to do in London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/london/11005302/The-9-worst-things-to-do-in-London.html #1 worst thing to do in London. Arrive.

Modern housing is suffocating the life out of Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/modern-housing-is-not-fit-for-purpose-its-eroding-our-privacy-and-suffocating-the-life-out-of-britain-9643439.html We couldn't agree more. However, the problems of shite modern housing are a political and media creation, both of whom have done very nicely out of the worsening situation, indeed.

DIY bodges cost homeowners £3200. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/02/diy-bodges-cost-homeowners-3-200/ Or, you could take a chance on finding an English builder who isn't a cowboy and possibly losing £32,000.

Irresistible renovation projects for sale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/renovatinganddiy/10969224/Irresistible-renovation-projects-for-sale.html Nothing from countries neighbouring Israel, then? Or have all those been sewn up already by Dutch war criminals?

Corruption and waste push the cost of rebuilding Afghanistan beyond £62 billion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713400/Corruption-waste-pushed-cost-rebuilding-Afghanistan-62billion-cost-rebuild-Europe-World-War-Two.html Now THAT'S what The Coalition of Evil is talking about! Awesome. Oh. My. God. EPIC. (Any of us'n 'fuckin' plebs' had a slice of the action, perchance? Apart from knowing someone in the forces who's had a bullet in the arse? Or any psycopaths or murderers on 'security' contracts?)

Another Government paedo. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713810/Government-digital-chief-caught-child-porn-stash-did-Downing-Street-secret-six-months.html Ah, well. At least he's not an Israeli, kiddy snuff movie producer or he would have received a lot more help than a taxpayer-funded pay rise.

Fakebook under fire. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2713127/Facebook-fire-Student-launches-David-Goliath-lawsuit-against-social-network-privacy-concerns.html Another Israeli propaganda weapon under fire for you. But has this student got over 3,000 mythical rockets to rain down on them, one has to ask?

Israel receives latest grateful kickback from US murder industry for business rendered. http://www.ibtimes.com/us-congress-approves-funds-israels-iron-dome-system-fighting-rages-gaza-1646920 The so-called Iron Dome 'perfected' years ago, clearly being superfluous to requirements in the face of stone-throwing children kettled by a Coalition of Evil puppet government in Egypt.

(Anything in all of this for us little 'pleb' businesses so far? No? Not yet? Just thousands of dead friends and potential customers? We'll come back later, then. Ta.)

01.08.2014: Help for Gaza victims of terrorism begins at the till. http://www.boycottisrael.org.uk/help-for-gaza-begins-at-the-till/

Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/01/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/

Millions more being dragged into stamp duty tax trap. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/11004647/Stamp-duty-millions-more-being-dragged-into-trap.html

Industry invited to submit views on Flood Re scheme roll-out. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/flooding/floodreinsurancescheme The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on proposed regulations to enable the Flood Reinsurance Scheme ('Flood Re') to be introduced in 2015. Flood Re is the approach that has been adopted by Defra to address the availability and affordability of flood insurance for domestic properties located in areas where there is a risk of flooding. It is intended to provide support for householders over the next 25 years while prices are adjusted to be more reflective of risks, and risk management action is taken. Defra is advising that members of the insurance, property and mortgage sector should respond to the consultation, as well as business owners and individuals at risk of flood, and groups representing interested parties such as tourism organisations. The consultation closes on 16th September 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

Switching broadband is 'too costly' claims watchdog. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28586673#

Government to tackle costly rural delivery charges. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-28581332#

Does new app signal the end of costly roaming charges? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11003099/Roamer-does-this-app-put-an-end-to-roaming-charges.html

Is your USB drive at risk? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2711802/Is-USB-drive-risk-Invisible-fundamental-flaw-lets-hackers-computers-discovered.html

Newsagents delivering the post to make ends meet. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/newsagents-turning-to-local-postal-deliveries-to-make-ends-meet-9640799.html

Tourism opportunists offering trips to war zone Ukraine for £50. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2711728/Tourism-officials-offer-trips-war-zone-UKRAINE-50-includes-flak-jacket.html What 'war zone'?

Protecting your business against divorce. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25928/protecting-business-divorce-cautionary-tale-garden-eden/

Sales lessons from England's dismal failure at the World Cup. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25914/sales-lessons-englands-dismal-failure-world-cup/

25 tools every freelancer should use to manage their business. http://whodesigntoday.com/25-tools-every-freelancer-should-use-to-manage-their-business/

Work is not your life. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25922/work-life/

 

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Len Tondel

 

 

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