down to see full list; previous
month's (August 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st September
way of explanation. The
term 'home business' consists of two words.
'Business' is the second one; it's there to
qualify and support the word 'home' and all
that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently,
we also list below, items which are of interest
and value to the home. Whether in its context
as an office or as a part of your family and
lifestyle but always
directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment
that running a business from home, in its entirety,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
UK businesses want new deal with EU, say British
Chambers of Commerce. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29002835#
manufacturing at 14-month low. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29009651#
borrowing jumped in July. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29012840#
market towns hold the secret of happiness.
last affordable area in Britain for house prices.
companies charge consumers three times what
they pay. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/01/gas-companies-charge-consumers-three-times-what-they-pay/
Which is why MPs are about to award themselves
a pay rise. So that they can receive more than
three times what they are worth.
homes could get £100 off council tax bills.
things never to buy from a bank. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11064192/Five-things-never-to-buy-from-a-bank.html
HMV comeback. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2738551/HMV-topple-Amazon-musics-number-one.html
And some decent music for a change. Adam
and the Ants. Ian Dury. Sid Snot.
terrorism against Gaza estimated to have cost
£1.5 billion. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/31/gaza-war-costs-israel-budget-cuts
I'm sure our 'jewhadist', Friends of Israel
government will be dipping into our pockets
to help offset those costs. Just as I am sure
America's terrorist regime will be doing the
same with their taxpayers.
Nearly 2 million homes will lose energy cashback.
warns of high risk to gas deliveries to Europe
this winter. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11065857/Nearly-2m-homes-will-lose-energy-cashback.html
agents' fees should be scrapped, says report.
release: Leading business supports NATO summit
in Wales. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leading-business-backs-nato-summit-in-wales
There we go. I was wondering what the Government's
latest terror alert was all about and now we
know. The North American Terrorist Organisation
(NATO) is in town. Well, out of town, actually,
well away from revolting plebs and the need
to disturb police on filming and tabloid snouting
for support from 'leading
those listed are all part of the murder industry,
so hardly surprising. However, the murder industry
'£22 billion per year (to) the UK economy'
which is significantly less than the
'£300 billion (contributed) in annual
turnover to the UK economy' by mere home
businesses (BIS Business Population Estimates
and BIS Small Business Survey and official Government
propaganda release of 15th August 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/backing-for-home-based-business-boom.
addition, the Minister claims the murder industry
supports, directly and indirectly, just 276,600
jobs. Yes. That's all. As opposed to the 'home
business' sector, which is (allegedly) 2.9 million
strong. Yet the Government's only/ever 'home
business' press release two weeks ago (above)
revealed a quite astonishing state of official
ignorance of what is actually going on on its
own doorstep. (Scroll down to comments 19/08,
of which makes ME wonder at least, why this
Government spends so much time subsidising and
knob-polishing a minority bunch of murderers
and terrorists. Even if knob-polishing (and
fagging) is all its members learned to do while
at public school.
contrary to the Minister's assertion, the vast
majority of 'businesses
from across the UK'
will NOT be providing their support for this
marketing seminars and conferences. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/Internet-Marketing-Seminars/tp/Internet-Marketing-Seminars-amp-Conferences.htm?nl=1
Banks to re-open 2.5 million PPI claims.
fees 'too high or unfair'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/30/overdraft-fees-too-high-or-unfair/
in banks' customer complaints. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/30/fall-in-banks-customer-complaints/
bills plugged by regulator Ofwat. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28978535#
sales stall as Britain becomes a buyers' market.
your money goes furthest in the property market.
experts call for crackdown on rogue landlords.
And if landlords were called 'banks' or 'utility
companies' there would be no calls for crackdowns
at all. However justified those calls might
urge online retailers to adopt parcel delivery
Online retailers should adopt guidelines intended
to prevent 'disproportionate and unfairly high'
parcel delivery costs, according to Scottish
Minister for Enterprise Fergus Ewing. The UK
Statement of Principles for Parcel Deliveries,
which is based on guidelines adopted in Scotland
last year, was published this July by the Department
for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Commenting,
Business Minister Jo Swinson said: "Too
many shoppers, especially in rural parts of
Scotland, have faced ridiculous delivery charges
when buying online. Delivery charges should
be clear upfront, so people can decide to shop
elsewhere if they feel the charges are excessive."
UK Statement of Principles is available at:
basic articles about running a business from
reasons you must take time out in your business.
mistakes entrepreneurs make on Linkedin.
Community: When is it feasible to give up an
old laptop for a new one? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=08/29/2014
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/29/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
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:
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.
to small businesses drops. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28966121#
businesses continue to be let down by local
widens aid to dairy farmers hit by Russian anti-EU-terrorism
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.
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.
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
and worst banks this year for customer service.
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
businesses let down by poor internet connections.
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.
selling Scottish referendum votes for £1.04.
They'll be offering him a contract for the
Ukraine, then; or even the USA.
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
who belong to trade unions and who don't work
any hours at all but claim 35-hour-week wages.
home brewing. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/aug/28/homebrewing-hobby-craft-beer-uk
New guidance about changes to consumer rights.
Guidance about forthcoming regulations that
will give consumers new rights against traders
who commit misleading or aggressive practices
has been published by the Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Consumer Protection
(Amendment) Regulations 2014, which will come
into force on 1st October 2014, will amend the
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations
2008, enabling consumers to bring private actions
against traders in the civil courts. (EnterpriseQuest)
await these supposedly 'new' rights with interest.
As opposed to exercising existing rights which
are designed to achieve exactly the same thing.
can I source ethical fashion? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/27/surfing-to-swishing-how-can-i-source-ethical-fashion
independence: Firms say 'Yes' vote would benefit
Asked to comment, Korporal David Kameron
of Engerlandt County, (just off Texas) said,
"Our Friends in Israel know where they
entrepreneur already has two successful online
recalls more than 6 million power cords.
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.
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
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.
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
UK service sector slows. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28934026#
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)
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.
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.
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
ad banned over Royal Mail claims. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/27/tnt-ad-banned-over-royal-mail-claims/
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.
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.
plans 'business class'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/08/27/ryanair-plans-business-class/
food markets around the world. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/aug/26/best-food-markets-around-world
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
customer focused is your business? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/19281/how-customer-focused-is-your-business/
their trust, return their business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/26161/get-trust-return-business/
Half of homeowners fear interest rate rise.
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
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
you earn a 65% return from a wood-burning boiler?
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
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.
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
you want to make money with a mobile app?
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.
up tabloid mis-reporting of EU vacuum cleaner
scamwatch: holidaymakers are targets for pickpockets.
Oh my God! The only holidaymakers in the
world who might not have known that, are British
and British only.
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)
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
most desirable postcodes revealed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28918709#
summer leads to bumper, early fruit crop.
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.
(Although one could be forgiven for not having
noticed anything in the bulk of the West's pro-Israeli
terrororist, hate-preaching media.)
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.
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
reasons to slow down the business start-up process.
to curb a technology addiction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/11046735/How-to-detox-your-life-curb-your-technology-addiction.html
Bankruptcy debt level subject to consultation.
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)
consultation documents are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/insolvency-proceedings-review-of-debt
in debt and despair as dairy market collapses.
buyers warned over using buy-to-let mortgages.
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
5 questions to ask yourself before starting
a business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/questions.htm?nl=1
who go to farmers' markets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/11048086/Naomi-Watts-and-other-celebrities-who-go-to-farmers-markets.html
from the heart of England. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/23/midlands-recipes-tom-kerridge-britain-on-a-plate
best places to eat an English breakfast.
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.
Great Days Out in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/5453447/Fifty-great-days-out-in-the-UK.html
I'll never buy car hire insurance again.
delays: are you due £480? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11025583/Flight-delays-are-you-due-480.html
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