down to see full list; previous
month's (June 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st July 2014
way of explanation. The
term 'home business' consists of two words.
'Business' is the second one; it's there to
qualify and support the word 'home' and all
that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently,
we also list below, items which are of interest
and value to the home. Whether in its context
as an office or as a part of your family and
lifestyle but always
directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment
that running a business from home, in its entirety,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
Employment Minister encourages people to start
their own business - but her own is in debt.
Are we surprised? She's probably been advised
by one of the Government's army of ex-bank manager
business mentors plus a tabloid 'personality'
councils propose 'Tesco tax'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28495631#
I have seen taxes like these working very
well indeed in other parts of the world.
But that requires the will on the part of
the local council to use that money for the
common good, instead of feathering the nests
of their local networks of cronies and property
holders march on High Court with home-grown
As we have just been saying.
warning over chalk markings on homes. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/490569/Police-warn-residents-to-watch-out-for-markings-on-their-homes-used-by-burglars
to protect smallest firms in food supply chain.
The European Commission has adopted a communication
setting out ways of protecting small food producers
and retailers against the unfair trading practices
of their larger trading partners. According
to the Commission, unfair practices include
refusing to put commercial terms in writing
and terminating contracts without notice or
justification. Rather than moving to legislate
at European Union (EU) level, the communication
calls on individual EU Member States to take
action at a national level to enforce minimum
standards and encourage food business operators
to sign up to the Supply Chain Initiative, a
voluntary code of conduct. (EnterpriseQuest)
Seven free business name generators. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/Free-Business-Name-Generators.htm?nl=1
loom band clothing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2705489/A-fashion-revolution-looming-Ebay-inundated-hundreds-clothing-items-guessed-loom-bands.html
Ten things Brits can't do without while on holiday.
Whereas most overseas tourist destinations
popular with the Brits generally have shops
with at least a small section of home country
favourites, teabags for a proper cuppa invariably
seem to be missing. Consequently, if there is
one thing above all which even after fifty years
of travelling, I take with me to this day, then
it's British teabags. After that, make sure
you buy fresh local milk and not some UHT muck
out of a box. Otherwise there's no point in
having boiled the kettle in the first place.
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/25/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
reveals increase in compliance costs. https://www.fpb.org/press/july-2014/cost-compliance-continues-rise-small-firms-forum-research-shows
Micro, small and medium-sized firms are facing
an average increase of £713 to their annual
compliance costs, according to a new study from
the Forum of Private Business (FPB). The study
found that taxation was the most expensive compliance
cost, followed by employment law and health
and safety regulation. Spending on external
compliance advisers rose by 6%, twice as high
as the increase in firms' internal compliance
costs. FPB Chief Executive Phil Orford suggested
that the introduction of Real Time Information
(RTI) could have contributed to the increase,
as small firms have paid specialists to handle
PAYE. "In addition we have seen the increasing
need to employ specialists to advise ahead of
pensions auto-enrolment," he added. (EnterpriseQuest)
just a few days ago, the Government was claiming
its (alleged) red tape cuts were saving British
businesses £1.5 billion a year!
Surely the Government hasn't been lying?
has fastest-growing economy, says IMF. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10988849/UK-has-fastest-growing-economy-International-Monetary-Fund-says.html
Let's hope they've got it right for once.
threatens to hit back at British companies in
retaliation against sanctions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10989627/Russia-threatens-to-hit-British-companies-in-retaliation-for-sanctions.html
No surprises there, then.
tiny tax bill from bent British government.
Deal cashback scheme shuts down with immediate
concerns over burning wood. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28457104#
Common knowledge. Just as it's no surprise that
official quarters are admitting to being surprised
by the facts. But for the socially responsible,
on-message home business, it is time to chuck
out the wood stove; search for an alternative
to Russian energy supplies; stop eating beef;
avoid supermarket chicken; boycott all things
associated with Israel; and replace the computer
with a typewriter. Wow! A jolly good time is
about to be had by all.
Preference Service fails to stop cold calls.
Yet another stunning revelation. Did you
know that? I didn't. (Snort!)
regions for buy-to-let returns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/10984888/Top-regions-for-buy-to-let-returns.html
Young Entrepreneur Awards details announced.
In Britain: Silk Fred. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/made-in-britain/25847/made-britain-silkfred/
start-up success stories from around the world.
Retail sales volumes continue to grow. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28460232#
to advance cash to small businesses. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28438843#
of debt peril when interest rates rise. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28442848#
what Boris Johnson's water cannon are for.
urged to act on mortgage defaults. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jul/24/mortgage-defaults-government-action-urged
It has acted. It's bought water cannons.
workers will end up paying higher rate of tax.
cut compensation to be increased to a minimum
of £70. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/24/power-cut-compensation-increased-to-a-minimum-of-70/
frozen in pension campaign. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28449534#
MPs urge stronger business sanctions against
And no sanctions whatsoever against the terrorist
state of Israel and its regular murder-fests
which kill at least ten times as many defenceless
civilians as the number of MH-17 casualties?
Let alone pressing for a bombing campaign and
an invasion of the country to contain the threat
of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear
capability? And the supine UN (US controlled,
admittedly) suggests that Israel just 'may'
have committed war crimes? Not to worry. Fagging
Britain will change its laws to allow Israeli
terrorists and murderers safe passage, regardless.
Just as it has in the past. There is after all,
a great fraternity amongst war criminals.
geopolitics apart, when all the posing is over
it will be us 'fuckin' plebs' who have to pick
up the tab. Yet again. (If we're not too cold
to sign the cheque.) Although if there is one
comfort - it's that we're not paying with our
Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain's biggest
tax dodgers - with HMRC's blessing. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-tory-donor-whose-firm-is-one-of-britainss-biggest-tax-avoiders--with-hmrcs-blessing-9624358.html
80% of older people own their own home.
'The Government is addressing the problem however,
and hopes to transfer this wealth to its donors
by 2020,' stated an official spokesneuterthing
and digitally-enabled GREAT TEAM government
accused of 'fake' offers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10984087/Supermarkets-accused-of-misleading-shoppers-with-fake-special-offers.html
Like 'fake' news, in other words?
over Asian super-ants invading your electrics.
for Devon eco-home built without planning permission.
poultry industry's dirty secret. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter
This is no secret. Just shite modern 'reporting'
which spends all its time copying each others'
crap stories, writing about non-entity celebrities,
cheatball, circulating propaganda and not offending
advertisers. At the end of the day, there's
no time left for 'journalism' and 'dirty little
secrets' simply morph into status quo.
pay highest airline tax in the world. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2702590/Britons-pay-highest-airline-tax-world-25-times-MORE-French.html
Street residents tell Channel 4 producers to
go back where they came from. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/immigration-street-meeting-sees-local-residents-demand-producers-go-away-and-channel-4-scrap-planned-series-9623130.html
Good for them! (Trouble is, that particular
shithole is already full.)
cafe bans 'loud Americans'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2702750/No-loud-Americans-Irish-cafe-sparks-outrage-banning-US-visitors.html
In defence of Americans (as opposed to their
governments), I travel a great deal and very,
very rarely do I come across 'loud' Americans.
Generally speaking they are perfect travellers,
courteous and considerate and capable of holding
down a measured, intelligent and interesting
given the British media's propensity for talking
'slapper' American and being aped by a nation
of loud-mouthed, drunken dummies, I am wondering
whether or not our Irish cafe owner may be confusing
Employment Minister tells pupils: be your own
Inevitable advice when there aren't any 'proper'
jobs going around. As for the self-employed
being awarded 'respect', I don't think they
were doing too badly until the present Government
came along and flooded the start-up marketplace
with watered-down businesses-on-the-dole (entrepreneurs)
just to massage its unemployment statistics.
Well. At least the self-employed had a better
reputation than the criminal, hate-preaching,
pro-American/Israeli terrorist media. And bankers;
and politicians, of course.
never been a better time to start a business,
claims co-founder of Innocent drinks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/enterprise-awards/9735553/business-young-entrepreneurs-vital-britains-economy.html?WT.mc_id=605788&source=TrafficDriver
Nor for 90% of those start-ups to bite the
Games get up-and-running. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/commonwealth-games-2014-glasgow-takes-baton-as-tournament-gets-up-and-running-9622066.html
And the very best of luck to them - despite
an online media poll I saw recently which showed
that 70% of respondents couldn't see the point
of the Games. Then again, it was Arsholes On
Line, a notable distributor of American and
Israeli terrorist propaganda and leading proponent
of conspiracy theories. And an online community
which shares the same brain cell. A predicament
which fortunately, won't be shared by Scottish
best of Glasgow. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/uk/scotland/131532/Glasgow-city-break-guide.html
lessons from the Tour de France. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25831/staying-ahead-peloton-business-lessons-tour-de-france/
Yes - there are an awful lot of hacks who don't
see the point of the Tour de France, either.
Instead, they prefer to glorify cheating while
waiting for an English football squad to kick
a ball into a net.
de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters
to Yorkshire. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/tour-de-france-effect-brings-hollywood-blockbusters-to-yorkshire-9623943.html
Kremlin link to downing of MH-17, admit American
Well that particular fact has been worldwide
knowledge for days and so, I guess, the Americans
had no choice but to own up. Now all we have
to do is quickly answer the real questions behind
this latest tragedy, bring the murderers to
justice and get back to business. Rather than
posturing and positioning while thousands continue
to be murdered elsewhere in the world - not
least of all, around America's arsehole in the
Middle East - Israel.
of which of course, is going to happen any time
soon. There's too much money at stake.
jails pro-Palestinian protesters as a sop to
Israeli terrorists. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28439988
Hiding behind the shield of abuse loosely termed
'anti-Semitism', I pity the decent Jewish business
community in France which has no truck with
Israeli terrorists, yet will be the target of
the very public backlash which the 'collabo'
French government pretends it is trying to avoid.
Perhaps it is time for the country's real socialists
and Jewry to stand up and be counted? Because
when the French have a 'manif' and Molotov cocktails
begin to fly, it won't just be local Jewish
owned-and-run businesses which will be going
up in flames.
facts your bank doesn't want you to know.
bosses being wilfully obtuse over mistreatment
of small firms, allege MPs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/rbs/10983707/RBS-bosses-wilfully-obtuse-over-alleged-mistreatment-of-small-firms-say-MPs.html
We don't need MPs to tell us what has been
common knowledge of standard banking practice
since Shylock first appeared in The Merchant
of Venice. What we do need from MPs, are integrity
and balls. (I am reliably informed that 'modern'
women have those too, so lady politicians, please
note. Surely you can do better than the past
generation of ex-public school fags?)
advertisers watch you online. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10982252/The-new-technology-which-advertisers-use-to-track-your-every-movement-online-canvas-fingerprinting.html
Big Society Network lottery-funded scam.
entrepreneurs targeting senior citizens.
orphanage to entrepreneur. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28409603
French flash-sales website that grew by word-of-mouth.
Typewriter sales in Germany. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2701392/Typewriter-sales-boom-Germany-thousands-basics-bid-avoid-U-S-spies-wake-NSA-allegations.html
British murder industry doing well out of Israeli
and Ukrainian terrorism. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/malaysia-airlines-mh17-crash-exclusive-massive-rise-in-sale-of-british-arms-to-moscow-9622025.html
Proceeds to filter down to the benefit of
'millions' of home-based entrepreneurs turning
'war' parts on hobby lathes in their garden
Dumb British tourists spend 22 million hours
lost every year while abroad. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2701149/British-tourists-spend-22-MILLION-hours-year-lost-holiday.html
There has to be a profit in there somewhere.
village in Britain to fight off fracking.
Our bent, fagging Government will be most
upset. Time to amend the laws on terrorism again.
(Assuming they don't fit the bill already.)
Details of National Insurance reform published.
The Government has published more information
about reforms that will enable Class 2 National
Insurance Contributions (NICs) to be paid via
self-assessment from 6th April 2016. From April
2015, Class 2 NICs will need to be paid at the
end of each year, rather than twice a year,
and individuals with earnings below the new
Small Profits Threshold (equivalent to the current
Small Earnings Exception level) will have the
option to pay Class 2 NICs voluntarily at the
end of the year, rather than having to apply
in advance for an exception. (EnterpriseQuest)
updates IR35 guidance. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/4562.shtml
HMRC has released a new set of frequently-asked
questions (FAQs) to help freelancers understand
IR35 and assess whether it applies to their
particular working arrangements. IR35 rules
apply in certain circumstances when freelancers
are engaged by clients via an intermediary organisation
and are intended to ensure the appropriate payment
of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and
tax. The new FAQs include updated advice on
how to assess if IR35 rules apply, what action
to take if they do apply, and how to handle
disputes with the IR35 Contract Review Service.
they don't tell you about being an entrepreneur.
freelancing a lonely business? http://www.theguardian.com/money/work-blog/2014/jul/22/freelancing-lonely-business
dominates complaints data.
banks pulled off the most cycnical scam of all
soft on illegal downloading. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10979918/Illegal-downloading-four-strikes-and-then...-nothing.html
be crazy to buy a home right now. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/10974069/Youd-be-crazy-to-buy-a-home-right-now.html
phones biggest cause of road fatalities.
With 10 times as many deaths as those caused
by knackered washing-machine parts 'raining
down' on Israel every day (allegedly), should
we expect this story to run to 1.183 column-miles
of Israeli propaganda, justifying another mass-murdering
campaign to teach mobile phone users a lesson?
paying hundreds of pounds more for the same
products as Americans. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2700758/The-great-gadget-price-rip-How-Britons-paying-hundreds-pounds-products-American-customers.html
Buy them on eBay, then. Obviously, you'll
be sticking to smaller items and even for those,
shipping costs can be horrific. But shop around
. . . (I thought that was one of the plus points
of the internet, anyway?)
is booming for Britain's only deckchair maker.
New pensioners to get independent advice.
So they will not be persuaded to become just
'silverpreneurs' forced to wear two pairs of
socks to keep warm?
Building Society resolves online banking problems.
British' hospitals and schools are told.
This is something which hospitals and schools
should have been doing habitually since the
year oink. So why haven't they? Because previous
governments have told them otherwise, perhaps?
third of Brits claim memories of a camping trip
beats holidays abroad. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2697365/Simple-pleasures-Camping-trips-beat-luxury-breaks-adults-quizzed-favourite-summer-memories-child.html
Of course, that was before this Government sold
all the camping sites for battery housing development
and shitfaced Britsheep, copying their politicians,
needed to fly to Magaluf for their daily puke.
In the meantime, a lot of British businesses
(mainly home and family businesses) have gone
bust; and hundreds of thousands of jobs, have
Great British Motorcycle comeback. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/10979194/The-Great-British-motorcycle-comeback.html
buyers face £7500 stamp duty by 2016.
There are still plenty of countries where home
buying charges are greater than in Britain.
Although the cost of the home itself will usually
be much less than those in the UK's Ponzi-scheme
buyer's Tour de France. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/internationalproperty/10974307/Top-20-places-to-buy-a-home-in-France.html
The Guardian - a socially responsible newspaper
- be promoting online gambling. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/20/guardian-promotion-online-gambling
Having promoted and defended British war
criminals like 'Baby Butcher Blair' and his
cohorts (plus the Americans and the Israelis)
what's a bit of online gambling by comparison?
But at least they make an effort to rhetorically
pose the question, unlike the majority of the
country's criminal media which simpy takes anyone's
filthy lucre no matter what the consequences.
(Pro-Israeli terrorist hacks for example, currently
keeping a low profile after their Ukrainian
Kipper covers get blown: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/20/sky-news-reporter-colin-brazier-luggage-mh17-_n_5603781.html
the most difficult issue for us is dealing with
the amazing numbers of gullible punters who
still believe that gambling is a 'business opportunity'.
Which it is, of course. For those who promote
on drug trafficking charges after its relationship
with online pharmaceuticals. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/fedex-facing-drugtrafficking-charges-over-illicit-pharmaceuticals-9616936.html
HSE seeks views about exempting the self employed
from health and safety rules. http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/proposals-to-exempt-certain-self-employed-people-from-health-and-safety-law/
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched
a consultation on plans to exempt certain self-employed
people from their current obligations, under
health and safety legislation. The consultation
is seeking views about the 'prescribed activities'
that will still require self-employed people
to be subject to health and safety law. Currently,
the HSE is proposing that these prescribed activities
should include those that have high rates of
injuries and/or fatalities, those where there
is a significant risk to the public, those where
there is potential for mass fatalities, and
those where there is an EU obligation to retain
the general duty to comply with health and safety
law for self-employed persons, for example on
temporary construction sites. The consultation
will close on 31st August 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)
firms create 66,000 jobs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28389231#
If you look at the list of some of the 'big
jobs', they are all taxpayer-funded and once
upon a time would automatically have gone to
British companies. For THIS Government however,
we are looking at something truly EPIC.
roads to get lanes for dumbwalkers. http://travel.aol.co.uk/2014/07/19/busy-city-road-gets-mobile-phone-lane-washington-dc/
face Government plans to build on their allotments.
stores overcharging and failing to deliver on
repairs, says watchdog. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/computer-stores-overcharging-and-failing-to-deliver-on-repairs-says-watchdog-9616974.html
in the world can you pay less tax? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/10974021/Where-in-the-world-can-you-pay-the-least-tax.html
get more euros for their £s. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/142975/Brits-euros-from-strong-pound
'Rocketed by 9%' the article claims. The
change on the year is in fact, errr, + 0.10%.
the millionaire loom band business owner.
BIS publishes Eighth Statement of New Regulation.
On 9th July 2014, the Department for Business
(BIS) published its Eighth Statement of New
Regulation. This statement lists the legislation
to be passed between July 2014 and December
2014. Forthcoming legislation includes regulations
introducing shared parental leave and pay; simplifying
how company names must be displayed on premises,
websites and letters; removing the cap on the
dividend amount Community Interest Company (CIC)
shareholders can receive and increasing the
interest cap for performance related interest
loans; and amending the law on design ownership.
like an amendment to the American constitution.
Nothing like a bit of forward planning, though.
wastes billions through energy inefficiency.
Musn't upset energy company profits, must
we now? Or there won't be as much money to go
around for bent politicians' pockets.
things to get right before selling to overseas
ways to wind up a journalist. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25788/five-ways-wind-journalist/
What, there are 'real' journalists still
government bans pro-Palestinian protest marches.
On the grounds of them 'being
a threat to public order',
claimed a Minister For Solidarity with Israeli
threat to public order' like
the national strikes by 'trade unionist' thugs
and goons every few weeks, disrupting peoples'
lives and incurring massive losses to businesses,
families and the country's mismanaged economy?
On the other hand, it's understandable that
the present French government doesn't want to
upset its backers either, and so pro-Israeli
terrorist brownshirts will be allowed to roam
the streets at will.
events at Wankminster demonstrate that the UK
government, in full fag mode, is also fully
up to speed with American/Israeli directives.
job those American-armed, sponsored and advised
Ukrainian terrorists shot down that airplane
or our propagandascheisewriters
would be getting embarassed by not reporting
true body counts any longer. Or not. Thus obfuscating
for a few more days, another mass-murdering
push by the Coalition of Evil. No wonder the
price of gold has suddenly jumped. Worth putting
to your customers. Can they pay in gold.)
Spanish are Europe's #1 saddos. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2696187/The-tech-addicted-country-SPAIN-Spanish-use-devices-9-hours-day-OUTSIDE-work.html
High levels of unemployment and catering
for hordes of shitfaced Brits are being blamed.
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/18/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
National Business Awards announced. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/25771/2014-national-business-award-finalists-announced/
builds own house for just £3000. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/17/farmworker-builds-his-own-house-for-just-3-000/
to avoid big broadband bills. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/17/the-fixer-big-broadband-bills/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D279572
you turn your wi-fi off at night to save money?
Power to be re-investigated over mis-selling
boom in British cheese. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10971106/British-cheese-has-never-tasted-so-good.html
British cheese has been 'booming' for the
past ten years.
that 'double up'. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/16/restaurants-double-as-hair-salons-bike-shops-books
pensioners now worth seven figures as a result
of property boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696632/March-millionaire-pensioners-strike-rich-property-boom-One-ten-65s-worth-seven-figures.html
Sure. If they want to sell their homes and
live in cardboard boxes afterwards. In the meantime,
the other 90% will lose every penny in care
charges or paying energy bills and what may
be left after that, will be erased by inheritance
your prices without losing customers. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/beyondstartup/fl/Pricing-Strategy-Raise-Your-Prices-Without-Losing-Customers.htm?nl=1
Larf: Banks to face competition probe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28361778#
I'm sure they are absolutely shaking in their
Construction firms apologise over blacklisting.
economy outgrows the UK's. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10972237/Scotlands-economy-outgrows-UK-amid-manufacturing-surge.html
accused of misleading customers over debt collection.
Wot, like payday loan companies? (The
Church of England was unavailable for comment.)
ways banks make money out of you. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/16/six-ways-banks-make-money-off-you/
blogger fined over review. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28331598
not a f**kin' pleb' MP invested in tax avoidance
scheme, claims taxman. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28331818#
supermarket introduces ugly fruit and veg at
a 30% discount to combat food waste. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2693000/Forget-ugli-fruit-meet-ugly-fruit-bowl-French-supermarket-introduces-lumpy-misshapen-fruit-vegetables-sold-30-discount-combat-food-waste.html
It's a commendable enough idea. Now all they
have to do is find French shoppers who know
how to peel and cook the stuff.
need a driving lesson from the French. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/10969389/We-need-a-driving-lesson-from-the-French.html
This particular correspondent's articles
about France are worth a larf a minute.
proponents want Armstrong wins to stand.
Good to see some honest input from actual participants
instead of the internet's anonymous keyboard
champions plus scammers and media hypocrites
making £ billions out of fleecing the
public with games of cheating with balls. Now
that the truth overtly begins to out - despite
it being common knowledge among the educated
since the beginning of time - perhaps more sponsors
still will be found to endorse the only professional
sport which has at least gone through the motions
of containing doping at the highest level. Despite
all the posing by sham organisations like the
IOC, WADA and USADA.
British phrases that confuse Americans.
Oh. My God. Hey, guys. Didnyallknow we can't
count to 15? Which is why we just do 'math'
and not maths. Oh, my God. Awesome. And
aintyall speakin good 'ole American these days,
anyways? Oh. My God. Awesome. LOLLIPOP.
HMRC publishes list of suspect tax avoidance
payday loans are cheaper than bank overdrafts.
unemployment falls to 2.12 million. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28325361#
Despite all those millions of illegal immigrants
working for half-wages? Or, worse still, signing
on for benefits. Shorely shum mishtake.
to crackdown on copycat Government websites.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is
cracking down on 'copycat' Government websites.
Copycat websites typically charge consumers
for access to services that are otherwise freely
available, such as booking a practical driving
test. The crackdown will involve the ASA contacting
all website owners that it has received complaints
about or has identified as potentially misleading.
The ASA is expecting to adjudicate on a "precedent-setting"
case shortly, and will then update the relevant
price comparison sites failing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28323228#
and losers of the current account switch.
release: Government sale to help Constructionline
exploit growing markets. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sale-to-help-constructionline-exploit-growing-markets
This Government's propensity for selling
everything which belongs to the country is like
an alcoholic or a gambling addict selling anything
of value in the family home to fund their habitual
Community: are start-ups doing whatever it takes
to make a buck? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=07/15/2014
to combat American snoopers with typewriters.
Germany knows perfectly well that using typewriters
won't make any difference to official American
psycopathic tendencies to 'snoop', but this
story coincides with the start-up history of
the first issue of The BOARD - The Business
Opportunities Advertisers Report and Directory
- a tad over 21 years ago which evolved in turn,
our umbrella organisation, the HBA.
was unemployed at the time, getting divorced,
at one of life's crossroads and extremely short
of money. However, I needed a means to set out
and to format a series of reports I had been
asked to do and so I looked up a 'local' (around
ten miles away) typewriter repairman in Yellow
Pages, went along to see what he had going 'cheap'
and was offered a German electric typewriter.
It was an old Imperial - but a truly beautiful
piece of engineering and in perfect working
order. It weighed an absolute ton and the only
means I had of getting it home was to tie it
to the underside of my bike's crossbar with
some string and then, walk it back to base.
From there, armed with a bottle of Snopake and
a ream of paper, The BOARD and subsequently,
the HBA were born.
much has changed in that short time.
new sign on French menus. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28313666
Or, a sign of the French coming to grips with
increasingly crap gastronomy. Boring, repetitive,
undercooked industrial muck in nine cases out
ten. Just as eating out in Britain was thirty
years ago, they will be delighted to learn.
Which is why, thirty or fourty years ago, nobody
in Britain ate out. And which is why the French
now, have a massive problem. Whereas all we
have to do now, is bring the British media,
celebrity chefs and food critics up to speed.
stress killing tips. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/25740/7-stress-killing-tips/
Enterprise Minister announces streamlining of
business support. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/federation-of-small-businesses-fsb-summit
Business support services provided by the Department
for Business (BIS) are to be consolidated under
the GREAT Business brand and website, with schemes
that fail to deliver value for money facing
closure by the end of the year, according to
an announcement by Enterprise and Skills Minister
Matthew Hancock. Addressing the annual conference
of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB),
Mr Hancock said the GREATbusiness.gov.uk website
would be enhanced to bring business advice and
guidance together in one place, with a new online
tool to help firms find the most relevant support.
He said all the Government's business support
services would be rolled into three clear offers,
with the GREAT Business brand sitting alongside
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), covering export
help, and the British Business Bank, covering
financial support. (EnterpriseQuest)
digital version of Business Links, then? Wrapped
up by Peppa Pig Marketing Ltd (of GREAT Danish
fails to collect £22 billion it is owed.
Oh. My. God. Awesome. Innit. Despite an army
of retired bank managers as business mentors
lying in wait for the country's entrepreneurial
release: Land Registry consultation now closed.
The Government has been persuaded - for the
time being - not to sell the Land Registry.
A result - despite the country's media studiously
ignoring this latest attempt by government to
filch another taxpayer asset.
toolkit for manipulating information online.
For all the tools who believe what they see
or read online.
of British women still responsible for shopping
and food cooking. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/majority-of-british-women-are-still-responsible-for-cooking-and-food-shopping-research-finds-9605815.html
As plastic consumption and food waste reach
their highest levels yet. So Big Corp have clearly
had this latest piece of 'research' sussed for
quite some time.
got richer during recession while young were
hardest hit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/young-adults-income-has-suffered-the-most-from-the-uk-recession-latest-report-shows-9605971.html
These findings may well have escaped the
country's pensioners while they sit shivering
during the winter months because they can't
pay their rising energy scam bills; while the
country's yoof on the other hand, finds the
means to get bladdered every day. Especially
if they're on benefits. In any case, I don't
think I'll be putting up my prices in the hope
my older clients will be able to pay all the
more easily these days.
rise and rise of the boomerang generation.
Home businesses with workforces ready-to-go.
Or - old folk who have worked and saved for
a lifetime supporting a modern generation of
dumbwalkers getting shitfaced every day.
advised to pay tax. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/14/celebrities-advised-to-pay-disputed-tax/
However, if they are US Big Corp, they will
be advised by senior ex-HMRC staff poached by
international beancounters to pay as little
tax as possible. Which is REALLY different to
self-employed achievers trying to do the same
thing. Except when it comes to cash suppositories
for political parties.
loan costs cut in crackdown.
Money Shop to refund thousands of payday loan
sales of venison. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2691316/Back-game-Sales-venison-soar-400-cent-families-turn-low-fat-meat-roasts-BBQs.html
5 million (illegal immigrant) Brits live abroad.
I know my eyesight is failing these days
but I couldn't see any mention of France as
a significant destination for expat Brits. Musht
be another tabloid mishtake.
research: essential free resources for your
UK companies face a late payment burden of £46.1
broadband not fit for purpose, says FSB.
Which we - and others - have been saying
for 15 years. The problem is, the UK's broadband
scam is fully backed by government and the media,
so what is goling to happen? Take our broadband
digital referendum HERE. (Connection
not working? Follow this link.)
you think British broadband is 'unfit for purpose'?
Are you happy with British broadband?
is the purpose of British broadband?
Connection not working?
complaints soar, says Energy Ombudsman.
Another bunch of scammers.
grab for taxman criticised as sinister.
Something else small businesses and the self-employed
have known about for decades. Is this a new,
non-multiple-repeat version of 'Not The Nine
bank gets backing from current account holders.
With the escalating closure of local branches,
the choice was digital banking or no banking
East leads way in economic recovery. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2691003/North-East-leads-way-economic-recovery-Region-fastest-growing-country.html
face eviction as landlords capitalise on rising
house prices. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tenants-face-eviction-as-landlords-capitalise-on-rising-house-prices-9603520.html
of Green Deal cashbacks gone in a month.
don't people respect gardeners? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10960065/Alan-Titchmarsh-why-dont-people-respect-gardeners.html
I'm not aware that gardeners had a 'respect'
problem? With 'people'? Or does 'people' mean
the media again? Whom nobody respects. Deservedly
need ethics lessons. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/14/mps-course-seven-principles-public-life-report
Now here is a group which really doesn't enjoy
any public respect. Which is why they want an
all-digital political future so that their popularity
as much as the fallout from their crimes, can
be digitally manipulated at will.
youths Europe's worst at foreign languages.
They'll be getting Government start-up loans
to help them export then?
Scots of Corby vote against independence.
Buggrit. There could have been some interesting
little business opportunities here if they had
voted the other way.
first zero-waste restaurant to open. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/first-zerowaste-restaurant-to-open-in-brighton-9602432.html
An interesting theme for Supper Clubs perhaps?
in 'surprise' dip.
- another economic 'surprise'? (It was manufacturing
just a few days ago.) The media really should
have learned by now not to believe anything
it publishes. Then it won't need to pretend
it's 'surprised' any more!
small banks lend more, says Bank of England.
Haven't they been saying that for the past
debt hotspots. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2689021/Britain-s-debt-hotspots-revealed-Survey-exposes-postcodes-residents-biggest-personal-loans.html
and data: trends changing the world.
on Digital Democracy. https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/digital-democracy-poll
All the better for the elected ones at Wankminster
to trawl kiddy porn with.
re-enter mobile phone market with deal for business
rise in crash-for-cash scams. http://hotsearch.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/protect-yourself-from-crash-for-cash-scams/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D277487
foreign cars on UK roads are costing £
A view which is also held by all the countries
favoured by Brit ex-pats who deliberately avoid
paying their taxes by the same method.
the poor writers. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/13/earn-11k-author-top-writers
things that guarantee that someone won't buy
from you. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/25711/three-things-guarantee-someone-wont-buy/
A5 Full colour single sided leaflets including
delivery to 1 UK mainland address £49.
double sided for £69 delivered within
5-7 working days. http://www.premierprint.co.uk/print/special-offers/5000-leaflets-130gsm-gloss-single-sided/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5000+Full+colour+leaflets+%C2%A349+inc+delivery+-+text+only
SOON. Could the current trend of companies
begging for positive reviews on social media,
and offering financial inducements for them
be the (welcome?) death of it all any time soon?
After all anyone with more than one brain cell
must realise that such bought recommendations
are really not worth spit, like all those pathetic
celebrity endorsements. Or is there a huge and
lucrative market of otherwise savvy followers
out there that we dont know about, who
really believe stuff on social media, as well
as in Santa Claus? Do tell. (http://www.ezinematters.com)
With another murderous holocaust under way by
religious, beardy-raghead terrorists (and illegal
immigrants), here is a 'business' response
to a perpetual Middle-East crisis which wouldn't
of course, receive any mention in our usual
hate-preaching, Nazi media. http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21595948-israels-politicians-sound-rattled-campaign-isolate-their-country
. . . for the average western pleb who actually
believes in old washing-machine parts 'raining'
down on Israel every day.
Official release. Fallon: Cuts in red tape now
saving business £1.5 billion per year.
And how, pray, has Mr Fallon's department
made that calculation?
with highest levels of personal debt. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/regions-top-personal-debt-league/
young women becoming insolvent. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/more-young-women-becoming-insolvent/
28-year-olds are broke. http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/she-said/2014/jul/11/im-28-and-broke-so-dont-talk-to-me-about-payday-treats
Britain lost its artisan class. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689425/Lord-Sugars-advisers-claim-sense-entitlement-lack-work-ethic-stopping-young-adults-finding-work.html
Nothing to do of course, with wall-to-wall
wanabee 'celebrity' monkey shows for dumb plebs
toying with mass-produced bits of plastic.
of England cuts ties with Wonga. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28257351#
But ties with RBS and manufacturers
of weapons of mass destruction are OK.
buying big fridges, middle class families told.
too old for a home loan at 40. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689539/Youre-old-home-loan-40-Banks-want-proof-pay-retirement.html
food benefits identified. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/organic-food-more-antioxidants-study
village's DIY broadband solution. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689496/Remote-villages-DIY-broadband-Frustrated-residents-dig-trenches-lay-new-cables-BT-refuse-cost.html
to ditch hi-tech baggage? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10962186/Airport-security-Why-now-is-the-time-to-switch-off-on-holiday.html
Oh, dear! What are the world's zombie posers
going to do? Add a ban on luggage-on-wheels
and passenger overcrowding will be solved overnight.
seeks permission for drones. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/11/amazon-prime-air-delivery-drones
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/freebie-friday-your-guide-to-the-weeks-best-freebies/
visa scheme closed down after Scrote Office
discovers new scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/10960403/Entrepreneur-visa-scheme-tightened-after-new-scam-uncovered.html
'Immigration officials uncovered the scam after
comparing their files with tax records which
showed many of the so-called "entrepreneurs"
had been working full-time for employers after
obtaining their visas, sometimes in low-skilled
jobs.' Like many Enterprise Allowance claimants,
Mail sale lost taxpayer £1 billion.
Who needs a black market when Britain's Trojan
horse, public school fags can be relied upon
for the country's economic damage. Or, you could
take the more accurate view that they did precisely
what they are paid to do and f**k the plebs.
in Britain shirts - from India. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2688099/Made-Britain-shirt-India-Angry-shoppers-accuse-Peacocks-deceiving-T-shirt-bearing-Union-Flag.html
Not so much 'black market' as common practice.
Still. Musn't upset British consumer-sheep.
Britain means future generations will work longer
to pay off the country's debt. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10960560/Future-generations-will-work-longer-to-pay-off-Britains-debt.html
Good innit, how politicians and their advisers
are 'the country' when it's time to pay the
piper? Although they are not 'the country' when
swivel-eyed extremists conjure up fantasies
that they are worth £100k a year.
patent renewal service goes live. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-faster-online-patent-renewal-service-goes-live
Renewing a patent is now simpler, quicker and
cheaper, following the launch of an online patent
renewal service. 'Renew a patent' went live
on 1st July 2014 as part of an Intellectual
Property Office (IPO) reform programme to simplify
and improve its processes. Commenting on the
launch, Minister for Intellectual Property Lord
Younger said: "More than 400,000 patents
are renewed every year and more than a quarter
of paper submissions have errors. A renewal
request can be completed using the new service
in under four minutes, saving valuable time
and money for both IP specialists and businesses."
Trojan Treaties threatening home businesses
around the world. http://newint.org/features/2014/05/01/trojan-treaties/
re-use of garages. https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/53be659ee4b0376f817c65c6?INTCMP=mic_231930
spent £10,000 on CD showing 'tenants'
how to change a lightbulb. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2687698/Council-spent-10K-DVD-showing-tenants-change-lightbulb-never-released.html
Oh, yeah? Tenants, eh. And not council executives?
earnings data excluded squeeze on self-employed.
No surprise. The Government and its lickspittle
limpets don't want to scare off the country's
pleb fodder for its assorted 'entrepreneur'
in wages could be 20% more than estimated, thinktank
More of the same. You don't need to be a thinktank
to have worked that out; it's common knowledge
within the business community.
black market is a multi-million pound industry.
I didn't know that . . . Did you know that?
Wow. That's almost as much as one of those shitloads
of British weapons of mass destruction for Iraq;
or Iran; or Libya; or Syria, etc, etc. Oh, my
God. Awesome. EPIC investigative journalism
builder (but no bum crack) just inches from
death on roof. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/487823/shirtless-builder-inches-from-death-balances-roof-edge-London-building
'Tabloid hacks come to grips with someone working'.
Wow. EPIC!!! Oh, my God! (x 50). I bet he's
on the 'black market'. AND an illegal East European
immigrant. AND probably a jihadist as well.
With paedo tendencies. Oh, my God. Awesome.
buy-to-let king: it's time to sell up.
I reckon he's a bit late. But with that much
property, what's a few million here or there?
forced to provide clearer renewal quotes.
among 33,000 to receive new tax demand.
All good PR for HMRC - while it continues
to fag for the really serious tax dodgers. Big
prices could double in next 20 years, warns
National Grid. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/10/price-electricity-double-next-20-years-national-grid
inherently less secure than 3G. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10951812/4G-inherently-less-secure-than-3G.html
can businesses ensure cashless customer payments
are secure? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/25698/can-businesses-ensure-cashless-customer-payments-secure/
says phone and email surveillance is essential.
That's not been in dispute (politically)
nor hampered in any way since God invented ears,
Bell the telephone and the US military launched
the internet. The problem lies with criminal
snouts like the media getting stuck into the
same activity with the tacit approval of the
country's 'essential' security services. OK,
so governments and their police and military
need to maintain a luvvy relationship with their
propaganda services. Turn a blind eye here and
there. The trouble is, when one bunch of crooks
can get at your livelihoods, there's no stopping
the next bunch of crooks doing the same thing.
Over and over again. 'Essential' security, my
as important as grades for teenagers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10953484/Tatler-editor-manners-as-important-as-grades-for-teenagers.html
It isn't just teenagers AND teachers AND parents
at which fingers should be pointed. The business
community in general has also suffered a marked
decline in good manners in recent years. Roughly
commensurate with the spread of the internet.
one thing that trumps drive when it comes to
business success. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25675/one-thing-trumps-drive-comes-business-success/
I've heard this suggestion quite a few times
and I'm sorry, I just don't agree with it. I
know far too many successful businesses which
are precise, clinical, profit-making machines
driven by bosses who just want the material
benefits and kudos of business success. (Not
that I personally would subscribe to their philosophy
for one minute.)
customer focused is your business? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/19281/how-customer-focused-is-your-business/
should be set up in pubs, suggests Government
Pubs and shops could be used to deliver library
services in future, according to William Sieghart,
the Chair of an independent panel commissioned
earlier this year to carry out a review of England's
public library service. In an article for the
Local Government Association (LGA) magazine
'First', Mr Sieghart argues that the library
service could be strengthened through a digital
network for libraries, including a single management
system, and a single library card that would
be valid in every library in the country. Mr
Sieghart suggests that this would enable better
procurement, the sharing of best practice, and
allow library services to be delivered from
non-traditional premises. (EnterpriseQuest)
saying nothing . . .
Millions are unaware of flood risk to their
homes, report says. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/millions-are-unaware-of-flood-risk-to-their-homes-report-says-9593109.html
of consumers losing money because they are unclear
on their rights. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/09/consumers-unclear-over-rights/
are coining it in by trying to make everyone
go cashless. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2685123/How-banks-coining-trying-make-cashless.html
British shoppers force down prices. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10955281/Savvy-British-shoppers-and-discount-stores-force-down-retail-prices.html
Or, money is tight.
years of sustained immigration has not harmed
Briton's employment prospects, claim Government
Where has this figure of just 20 years come
from? Even by the late1960s/early1970s there
had been a significant influx of Commonwealth
(including Irish) immigrants and an anti-immigration
outcry was well under way. It pays well. As
today's continuing and equally uninformed debate,
forced to take on migrants because British school-leavers
don't even have basic skills. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2685356/Firms-forced-migrants-school-leavers-dont-basic-skills.html
I don't think that's a fair observation. Young
British goats these days can obtain GCSEs in
Fummin; Dummyfone Carryin'; Takin' Selfies;
Gobbin'; Gettin' Bladdered; VideoGamin'; Telly
Watchin'; 0 Timekeepin'; Effin' . . . the list
chaos has got worse. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684738/Passport-chaos-got-WORSE-MPs-told-backlog-jumps-25-000-half-MILLION-applications.html
Office to enter mobile phone market. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/10952012/Post-Office-to-dial-into-mobile-phone-market.html
writer earns '£11,000 a year'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28207444#
banker turns pot entrepreneur. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financevideo/10952213/The-retired-banker-turned-pot-entrepreneur.html
every tenant should know about renting.
tips to decorate your home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/interiorsandshopping/10935480/Why-are-these-Britains-most-influential-female-designers.html
things only people who have failed understand.
'Apprenticeships best route to a job'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/08/apprenticeships-best-route-to-job/
Or a business, in many cases. (How many self-employed
tradesmen or 'artisans' do you know who haven't
served an apprenticeship?)
manufacturing output in 'surprise' fall.
A surprise to whom? Not us. And not to the greater
small business community, either. Then again,
as we keep reminding everyone - anything circulated
by the British media is (usually) diametrically
opposed to reality.
million homes at risk. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/07/six-million-homes-at-risk/
demand half a million new homes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28192586#
prices forcing families to desert cities.
extended in 2014 Natwest everywoman awards.
stores on the increase. www.thenews.coop/87017/news/general/community-shops-sector-continues-to-grow/
The number of community-owned village shops
in the UK increased from 292 to 309 during 2013,
representing a volume increase of around 6%,
and a further 18 are predicted to open in 2014,
according to the Plunkett Foundation report
'Community Shops 2014: A Better Form of Business'.
The report also highlighted that the 5-year
survival rate for community-owned shops is 99%.
Community shops are owned and run by members
of the local community on a co-operative basis.
rural fund to help innovative businesses.
you shouldn't keep checking your email.
complaints double in two years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28199841#
in property - with £1000. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27606802
EU goes to war against US digital giants.
. . . while Britain continues to fag as usual.
It's all far too late, though. Simpering politicians
and bureaucrats allowed not only US digital
giants but business giants of all descriptions
to establish footholds in the much-favoured
'Trojan Horse' style, not just in the EU but
across the whole world, fifty years ago. Now
that the consequences are being felt, it's time
course, there is another, very simple solution.
Chuck your plastic abortions in the bin and
start to live a little. Make some money. Have
a jolly good time.
government websites targeted in crackdown on
How do you recognise a copycat official website?
rising tide of vishing fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/07/couple-conned-out-of-42-000-in-new-fraud-trend/
aged eight can have their own Mastercard.
you will deal with your money in 2024. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/10946277/The-tech-breakthroughs-that-will-transform-your-personal-finances.html
And everyone will be a digitally-rewarded unemployed
wins landmark victory over costs of cancelling
user raises $4000 just to make a potato salad.
Yes, but these are Yanks, bless 'em. Collective
national IQ of 4. Still. It'll get the Government's
advisers thinking about a new roll-out for its
business start-up unemployment programme.
with its own working train station goes for
my elderly printer work under Windows 7?
We've got some 'elderly' postscript laser
printers still running on dedicated Windows
98 platforms! And they work extremely well indeed.
working from home in a tree house? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/renovatinganddiy/10945952/Fancy-working-from-home-in-a-treehouse.html
I do it all the time. Very good for spotting
and shooting trespassers.
houses built of rubbish. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/07/future-housing-rubbish-architecture-waste-sustainable-homes
Aren't Britain's battery houses rubbish-built
Alpine village for sale on eBay for £195,000.
to the Internet Of The Home: IoTH. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/technology-topics/10946417/Welcome-to-IoTH-The-Internet-of-the-Home.html
Wow! That'll get Wankminster's followers of
digital fashion drooling at their pornstations;
and another inconsequential abbreviation for
the media to ape.
for high-altitude window cleaners. Pay: £390
My plasterer will be interested in that; he
gets ideas above his station every time he puts
on his stilts to do a ceiling. But £390
A WEEK? That's shurely shome mishtake? An HOUR
. . (which is what he charges.)
phone fraudsters cashing in on new pension rules.
UK's economy to overtake that of France. (By
Tour de France does Britain proud. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/yorkshire-puts-on-a-show
The stage winner may not have been a Manxman
but the people of Yorkshire put on a display
yesterday, which drew the admiration of the
entire world. (Not that you'd know it from the
British media, whose reporting revolves around
cheatball, its own non-entity-celebrities-to-become-paedos
nobody has yet heard of, and circulating American
and Israeli propaganda.)
announces £ billions for local growth.
To be delivered by the same collective of
underperforming, unimaginative, gravytrain wasters
who have impeded local growth to date.
rate mortgage costs soar. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jul/06/fixed-rate-mortgage-costs-soar-biggest-deposits
That should start thinning out Britain's supposed
8 million, home-based internet entrepreneurs.
smart meters which every household must pay
Latest officially approved scam from the
wi-fi for trains. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28166639#
At a cost of £70 million. Which could
go a long way towards helping trains run on
time, instead. There might even be a few bob
left over to clean out the pigstys they call
railway carriages, as well. Still, it's all
the rage with mis-managed UK services thieved
from the taxpayer, pretending to be businesses.
Issue a press release containing the word 'broadband'
(or wi-fi). Put up prices.
allowed £35,000 to be taken from my account
- then blamed me. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/10945413/TSB-allowed-35000-to-be-taken-from-my-account-then-blamed-me.html
era of the traditional bank branch is dead,
says BBA. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10948204/The-era-of-the-traditional-bank-branch-is-dead-says-BBA.html
That's one way of explaining the banking
industry's current lack of operational functionality.
unions to offer instant, online approvals.
law on renting needs changing: it's far too
easy for landlords to evict. http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2014/jul/05/change-law-on-renting-and-evictions
Another case of a hack using a personal experience
as a lesson for all to behold. (Hacks are usually
embedded these days so this is EPIC journalism.)
However patchy and often, unrepresentative the
conclusions might be. I've always wondered why
modern journalism doesn't express itself while
ambling about under terrorist drones flying
overhead; or sipping a coffee adjacent to areas
of 'precision bombing'; conduct some interviews
in Palestine, Libya, Syria or Iraq; muck in
with the locals digging a well in Central Africa.
Then again, as we all know, they do have their
'non-criminal' reputations to preserve, don't
for it being too easy for landlords to evict,
then tenants come in two forms. Those who are
respectful of the law and who, I would agree,
can often be abused by the law - although that
abuse applies to all manner of activities and
not just to being a tenant; and those who will
simply ignore an eviction notice until they
are physically bundled out of a property to
be provided with emergency accommodation by
the local authority, all at the ratepayers',
taxpayers' and landlord's expense. Together
with a couple of young goats, two cars, three
very big tellies, latest smartphones, two notebooks,
a trophy pit-bull, tickets for a two-week holiday
in Spain, letters from the benefits office -
and six months of rent arrears.
Great Stamp Duty rip-off. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/06/20/average-lifetime-stamp-duty-costs/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D276174
A case in point. Official abuse of law.
May's Scrote Office 'loses' Wankminster paedo
Which is precisely of course, why they are in
charge of such delicate responsibilities; and
policing 'cock-ups'; and border, immigration
and passport cock-ups; and court cock-ups. So
our hacks won't be insisting - the law needs
changing. Or worse still, LOTS of laws, need
changing. And that would be very bad for 'big'
business and its well-groomed platoons of public
Dell study shows UK is top for supporting
women businesses. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/486743/Women-businesses-are-growing
glitch hits banking customers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/05/app-glitch-hits-banking-customers/
complain after Barclays system failure.
The choice of a suitable bank nowadays appears
to be guided by which one is the least fit for
purpose . . .
dragged into EU tax crackdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10945010/Amazon-dragged-into-EU-tax-crackdown.html
Well it wouldn't be a British crackdown on
Big Corp tax avoidance, would it now?
forum: my email account was hacked but is changing
my password good enough? http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6132_102-622139/email-account-hacked-is-changing-my-password-good-enough/?tag=nl.e497&s_cid=e497&ttag=e497&ftag=CAD5920658
what do you know about energy? http://www.theguardian.com/big-energy-debate/quiz/energy-quiz-how-much-do-you-know
Don't let corporations sue Governments. (You
have just 24 hours to be heard.) https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/tell-ttip-negotiators-not-to-let-corporations-sue-governments#petition
blacklist compensation scheme opens. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28155936#
apologises for getting its sums wrong. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/03/tax-officials-wrongly-claimed-brining-in-billions
It's what Big Corp pays HMRC to do. (And
I don't mean 'apologising'.)
Scrote Office massively wastes taxpayers' money
send Wonga-style letters to customers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2680068/Fury-banks-send-Wonga-style-legal-threats-customers-MPs-condemn-dishonest-distressing-tactic.html
Or, 'Wonga sent bank-style letters to customers'.
I don't see any proposals to change the law
to penalise the banks, though?
want rules to force banks to refer rejected
firms to alternative lenders. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/24859/smes-want-rules-force-banks-refer-rejected-firms-alternative-lenders/
Gas staff mis-sold deals. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28159968#
Which means they will be getting off scot-free,
just like the rest of the official crooks doing
the rounds these days.
movers warned of fraud risk. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/04/home-movers-warned-of-fraud-risk/
posing as bankers and police con old woman out
of £100,000. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/04/scammers-con-woman-out-of-100-000/
Are we sure they were 'posing'?
date with a banker. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/04/camerons-tennis-date-with-banker/
So all of that effort which went into recruiting
a criminal, tabloid wank-rag snoop to become
Da P.M's personal plebwhisperer has fallen by
the wayside, has it?
Business Secretary Chuka Umunna doesn't know
his Worcester from his Wichita. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/shadow-business-secretary-chuka-umunna-doesnt-know-his-worcester-from-his-wichita-9583130.html
He'll be more knowledgeable than the British
folk set to profit by £100 million from
Tour de France. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2680020/Peddle-power-Yorkshire-folk-cash-tTour-County-prepares-Le-grand-Depart-economy-set-100m-boost.html
Traditional snouts in troughs pause for thought.
Business Secretary claims that efforts to
slow down immigration are harming business.
I'm quite sure there is no meaningful or
official effort to slow down immigration at
all. Like an English football squad, it's all
about posing for dumb plebs while taking them
to the cleaners.
is key when expanding your business abroad.
cuts export funding for small firms. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/sales/10926035/Small-firms-sidelined-for-export-funding.html
Match funding for various UKTI schemes, including
Passport to Export, Gateway to Growth and the
Export Communications Review (ECR) programme
has been reduced or withdrawn by the Department
for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), according
to a report in the Telegraph. The affected schemes
help firms build international operations or
overcome language barriers, and provide training
and support for firms targeting new markets
abroad. Around £1.5 million was spent
on Passport to Export by UKTI last year, but
this funding is reportedly to be re-allocated
to schemes that target medium-sized rather than
small firms. (EnterpriseQuest)
time. "It is not this Government's
policy to endorse or support any UK export activity
which is not approved by the Pentagon",
stated a spokesneuterperson. "Consequently,
only official suppliers of weapons of mass destruction
and chemical warfare products will qualify for
future match funding. Non-Pentagon approved
businesses will be categorised as terrorist
activity and its owners rendered to the US for
trial by kangaroo court (and a war-chimp) before
being imprisoned for eternity." Notes
to editors:The US
Haggis Ban (and sheep products) has been
in force since 1971. Haggis has resurfaced as
a 'credible threat' to US national security
since French gastro-restaurants became the world's
leading consumers of cheeseburkhas, thus leading
to a shortage of American processed foodstuffs
for export as weapons of mass destruction.
ways to use technology in your small business.
So the Pentagon and HMRC can keep an eye on
you more easily.
1-2 The Venue Expo. EventCity, Manchester.
17-18 Square Meal Venues and Events Live.
Old Billingsgate, London. http://www.venuesandevents.co.uk
Entrepreneurial Independence this 4th of July.
Don't let corporations sue Governments. (You
have just 48 hours to be heard.) https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/tell-ttip-negotiators-not-to-let-corporations-sue-governments#petition
prices biggest risk to UK economy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28140588#
hit by 250 fraud claims a week. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2678728/Gumtree-hit-250-fraud-claims-week-Consumers-warned-criminals-using-small-ads-site-steal-millions.html
ways to improve your cash flow. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/creditloans/fl/10-Ways-to-Improve-Your-Small-Business-Cash-Flow.htm?nl=1
NOT to pitch. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25586/pitch-real-life-mistakes-people-make-pitching/
Top Ten irritations. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/03/britains-top-ten-irritations-revealed-money-comes-third/
No surprises to see technology, the internet
and its associated scams well up there.
airport delays in response to 'credible threat'
warning from USA. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/03/british-airport-security_n_5553866.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D276109
What latest American 'credible threat' is this,
then? Gun-totin', Bible Belt murder-freaks travelling
the world to work for 'security' forces in countries
bombed and de-stabilised by their own terrorists?
Of which no word ever appears in British 'non-criminal'
- an even jollier time to be had by all essential
travellers and businesses adding to the normal,
seasonal misery of air traffic non-controllers,
railway and underground non-workers, Scrote
Office Daily Incompetence, Three 'Oh, My Gods'
and a Hail Mary plus patriotic politicians,
Kippers and the unemployed all holidaying abroad
at the same time. (At EU taxpayers' expense.)
aiming to put 'fraud felons' in a jam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/03/pickles-battling-fraud-felons/
He's been reading eBOSS again, has he?
(War Criminal) Party leader outlines business
In short, declension of the verb 'to fag'. For
the Americans. As per 'New' party values.
Ministers warned of decrease in house building.
Yet another 'warning'? So all the other previous
'warnings' haven't had any effect then? Perhaps
the construction industry should do a cost-benefit
analysis of all its lobbying and political party
boosts UK construction again in June. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28123613#
Shorely shum mishtake?
bills to rise to prevent UK blackouts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10936948/Consumer-energy-bills-to-rise-to-keep-power-plants-open.html
Now there's a novel excuse. I've not heard that
one before. Nothing to do with rubbing the Russians
up the wrong way, either.
penalty for not paying online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2677245/440-penalty-not-paying-online-Millions-Britons-paying-choose-buy-goods-services-high-street.html
with negative online reviews. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/25599/dealing-negative-online-reviews/
springboard for Scottish tourism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-28107359#
Plus the Tour de France springboard in
a few days' time and it's good to see the benefits
of sport for all escaping the usual corrupt,
grasping clutches of the elitist world of professional
'cheat'ball. And other much-mediatised games
rules to curb powers of payday lenders.
That's taken the banking industry long enough
- making sure that any new rules don't curb
their own abuse of powers.
conned people out of £1 million. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/02/builders-conned-people-out-of-1m/
Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill
presented to Parliament. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/small-businesses-at-the-heart-of-the-legislative-agenda
On 25th June 2014, the Small Business, Enterprise
and Employment Bill was presented to Parliament
and it is expected to become law in early 2015.
There are various specific measures included
in the Bill that are aimed at benefitting small
firms. These include improving access to finance
by increasing the availability of investment
sources and increasing trade credit availability
by up to £1.8 billion by enabling HM Revenue
and Customs (HMRC) to share data about VAT registrations.
Commenting on the Bill, Business Secretary Vince
Cable said: "The government is working
hard to improve the environment for small businesses.
Better access to finance for SMEs, measures
to boost trust and transparency in British business
and increasing fairness in the workplace are
key issues that this bill aims to address."
scammers that call themselves Mr Gold and Mr
to become a millionaire in 1000 days. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10935334/How-to-become-a-millionaire-in-1000-days.html
Herbalife a pyramid scheme? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10935129/Herbalife-boasts-big-rewards-for-sellers-but-is-it-a-pyramid-scheme.html
Interesting how much misinformed media debate
still surrounds MLM or supposed 'pyramid selling'
schemes; of course, the same could be said of
the UK housing market and a lot of financial
products in general. Then again, we shouldn't
expect our propaganda-peddling, 'non-criminal'
journalists to jeopardise their own livelehoods,
should we now?
buying in fruit and vegetables that could be
produced at home. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/britains-food-selfsufficiency-at-risk-from-reliance-on-overseas-imports-of-fruit-and-vegetables-that-could-be-produced-at-home-9574238.html
waste £14 billion a year on unused direct
trips top all-inclusive deals. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/06/30/bandb-trips-top-all-inclusive-deals/
man's lunch from up North. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674815/A-man-work-wrap-Lancastrian-creates-ultimate-oop-North-lunch-7-pie-stuffed-steak-chips-peas-gravy-served-extra-chips.html
unpaid invoices. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/managingfinances/fl/Collecting-Unpaid-Invoices.htm?nl=1
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