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Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st August 2017

By way of explanation. The term 'home business' consists of two words. 'Business' is the second one; it's there to qualify and support the word 'home' and all that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently, we also list below, items which are of interest and value to the home. Whether in its context as an office or as a part of your family and lifestyle but always directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment that running a business from home, in its entirety, can bring.

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

23.08.2017: Quarter of Brexit voters say they were misled, poll finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-voters-poll-mislead-leave-campaign-nhs-claims-lies-remain-win-second-referendum-a7905786.html The other three-quarters were (supposed) readers of The Scum and The Daily Wail and don't know what 'misled' means.

UK demands British goods be sold in EU at no extra cost after Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-brexit-british-goods-eu-sold-exports-no-extra-costs-customs-union-david-davis-a7904841.html

Proposals for post-Brexit customs arrangements. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-customs-proposals-laid-out-by-government-in-new-paper-on-future-relationship-with-the-eu The Government has published the first of a series of papers setting out its plans for the UK’s relationship with the EU after Brexit. The first paper includes proposals for a new customs relationship with the EU. Under the proposals, the UK will create a new customs partnership with the EU in order to align its approach and remove the need for a UK-EU customs border. The paper also proposes an interim period after the UK leaves the EU when customs arrangements would remain broadly the same as they are now. This would ensure that firms in the UK only have to adjust to one new customs relationship. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s lead coordinator on Brexit, has dismissed the proposals as a “fantasy”. (EnterpriseQuest)

It feels so embarrassing to be an Englishman abroad after Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-holiday-so-embarrassing-to-be-an-englishman-a7904716.html It's been 'embarrassing' being an Englishman abroad for centuries but never more so since since recent governments decided to start fagging for American terrorism.

Exclusive: Millennials overtake pensioners as biggest fraud target. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/22/millenials-overtake-pensioners-biggest-fraud-target/ A bit of surprise, this, as Millenium Morons aren't generally regarded as having any money (unless it's Mummy's and Daddy's). Otherwise, they're certainly thick enough to be 'targets'.

Google improves AdWords for mobile. https://iabuk.net/news/google-adwords-updates-to-benefit-digital-marketers Google has launched a range of new features as part of its AdWords service to help marketers and small traders better target their mobile ads. Google AdWords is an online advertising service that can be used to set up advertising campaigns and boost website traffic. The new features will allow brands to adapt their ad content so it is more readable and likely to be seen by consumers using a smartphone. Marketers and small traders will also be able to add ‘sitelinks’ to their ads, which are additional links that take consumers to a specific page on an advertiser’s website, such as for details about opening hours or a particular product page. (EnterpriseQuest)

Still more obtrusive, in-your-face Adshite to boycott!

HMRC to offer compensation for childcare site issues. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41009648

Thieves sell stolen avocados on Facebook as demand skyrockets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/22/thieves-sell-stolen-avocados-facebook-demand-skyrockets/

The £36 bottle of whisky you can sell for £2,500. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/22/the-36-bottle-of-whisky-you-can-sell-for-2-500/

Would you live in a home the size of a Tube carriage? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40999687 No - but it's a better bet than living in a home provided by a criminal, murdering Tory council.

Donald Trump eyes Afghanistan's $1 trillion mineral reserves to pay for reconstruction after 16 years of war. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/afghanistan-donald-trump-1-trillion-mineral-reserves-deposits-war-rebuilding-reconstruction-gold-a7904301.html A rare headline putting the finger on one of the real reasons why American terrorists and its henchmen invaded Afghanistan in the first place. Plus its heroin output, of course, which, just like mineral resources, are paying for US costs of the 'war' (aka cowardly, murdering, thieving terrorism), the profits of it's evil murder industry and supplying and paying for still more 'terrorism' to keep its Satanic wheels turning.

22.08.2017: Debit and credit card use accelerates. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40998355 A sure sign Little Ingerlanders and Brexit Knobheads have got even fewer shekels than they anticipated. (Which wasn't a lot.)

House prices sluggish as growth rate slows through 2017. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/20/house-prices-sluggish-as-growth-rate-slows-through-2017/

Average house price for home movers soars by nearly £85,000, analysis reveals. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/20/average-house-price-for-home-movers-soars-by-nearly-a-85-000-an/

Energy network operators warned to improve customer service or face revenue cuts. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/21/energy-network-operators-warned-to-improve-customer-service-or-f/ Another empty threat.

Breitbart News: Nearly 2,600 advertisers have pulled advertising from the far-right website. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/breitbart-news-latest-advertising-companies-pull-business-far-right-white-supreamcist-nationalist-a7904041.html All the advertisers have to do now is withdraw from Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, fake news Gobshite Quartet and all of a sudden, the world will start to be in a better place.

Scamwatch: cryptocurrency fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/21/scamwatch-cryptocurrency-fraud/ The Treasury is worried it seems, that the sliding £ will be facing competition from scammers other than Brexit Knobheads and their lying, offshore, mainstream propaganda.

Do you have a fortune sitting on your book shelves? https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/21/do-you-have-a-fortune-sitting-on-your-book-shelves/

New technology helps musicians practice better and avoid injury. https://www.springwise.com/new-technology-helps-musicians-practice-better-avoid-injury/?utm_campaign=883122_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IXF6,2V1FMX,1Z9CH,1

Wooden motorcycle designed to run on algae oil. https://www.springwise.com/wooden-motorcycle-designed-run-algae-oil/?utm_campaign=883122_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IXF6,2V1FMX,1Z9CH,1

Micro-battery can be activated by saliva. https://www.springwise.com/micro-battery-can-activated-saliva/?utm_campaign=883122_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IXF6,2V1FMX,1Z9CH,1

21.08.2017: 'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40972776 . . . and just in case anyone was left in any doubt that Brexiteers live in Cloud Cuckoo Land, here we have a contribution from some taxpayer-scrounging academics who have never done a stroke of work in their lives.

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40974943

Retire today and you're 46pc worse off than 10 years ago. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/retire-today-46pc-worse-10-years-ago/ I don't remember seeing any of this in the Tory Party's last couple of manifestos?

UK supermarket may have infected thousands with Hepatitis E virus from sausages and pork of EU pigs, researchers warn. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-supermarket-infected-thousands-hepatitis-11019936 'Patriotic' British consumers still trying to save a few pennies by buying imported shite while local farmers go bankrupt on a daily basis? Still. Sky subscriptions, Korean big tellies, German second-hand cars, Chinese takeaways, American dummyphones and Spanish holidays don't come cheap now that 'the majority' have (supposedly) voted for Brexit.

Make extra money: Turn your home into a restaurant. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/20/make-extra-money-turn-home-into-restaurant/

Secrets of Providing Good Customer Service. https://www.thebalance.com/good-customer-service-secrets-2947164?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10383524&utm_term=

The Best Ways to Get Free Website Promotion. https://www.thebalance.com/the-5-best-ways-to-get-free-website-promotion-2948444?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10383524&utm_term=

Robotic jewellery roams around clothes during wear. https://www.springwise.com/robotic-jewellery-roams-around-clothes-wear/?utm_campaign=880744_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IVL4,2V1FMX,1Z2Z1,1

Designers create electronic toys out of paper. https://www.springwise.com/designers-create-electronic-toys-paper/?utm_campaign=880744_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IVL4,2V1FMX,1Z2Z1,1

20.08.2017: British businesses brace for darker days as shoppers run out of cash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/13/british-businesses-brace-darker-days-shoppers-run-cash/

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40973859 Could this be advance warning of the regime's intentions to target people with second homes?

Chinese crackdown on overseas spending could hit UK property prices. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/18/china-crack-firms-irrational-overseas-spending/

The hidden costs of buying a house. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/19/the-hidden-costs-of-buying-a-house/

3 Cash Flow Problems That Will Kill Your Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/business-cash-flow-problems-2948037?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10304723&utm_term=

CNET Community. What is the best way of cleaning a keyboard? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/what-is-the-best-way-to-clean-a-keyboard/?ftag=CAD5920658&bhid=22951757626637189212880527427435

University pair stop washing machines from vibrating during cycles. https://www.springwise.com/university-pair-stop-washing-machines-vibrating-cycles/?utm_campaign=878689_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IU01,2V1FMX,1YXIU,1

19.08.2013: Cheap pound sends tourists flooding into the UK - but Britons’ holidays cost an extra £4bn. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/18/cheap-pound-sends-tourists-flooding-uk-britons-holidays-cost/

Barclays customers to be locked out of online banking. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/18/barclays-customers-to-be-locked-out-of-online-banking/

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40963631

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40961624 If the vast majority of pensioners could afford to move to West Sussex. Which they can't of course. Or it would become just another outer London ghetto.

18.08.2017: UK retail sales growth continues in July. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40959233

Shrinking buy-to-let market triggers mortgage rate war. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/shrinking-buy-to-let-market-triggers-mortgage-rate-war/

UK exporter confidence dents over concerns of shortage in skilled workers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-exporter-confidence-skilled-workers-shortage-currency-economy-british-chambers-commerce-a7897576.html . . . but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The latest crop of A-level results are regarded as encouraging with modern languages (SMS, Twattering and Innit) doing particularly well, whereas Life & Social Skills have also seen an improvement with more students than ever passing Takeaway Ordering, Getting Bladdered, Sticking Out Tongue and Taking Selfies.

Brexit blamed for 260 job losses as UK food supplier Southern Salads collapses into administration. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-southern-salads-administration-job-losses-260-uk-food-supplier-weak-pound-sterling-value-a7898086.html

Pain in Spain: are tourists still welcome? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40960443

Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40963098

Vodafone customers warned to watch out for viral scam messages. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/17/vodafone-customers-warned-to-watch-out-for-viral-scam-messages/

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40954688

Delete yourself from the internet with this website. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/delete-internet-website/

17.08.2017: Housing market speeds towards 'crisis point' as average price rises £10,000 in a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/15/housing-market-speed-towards-crisis-point-average-price-rises/

'Precarious scheduling' at work causing chaotic home life for 4.6 million Britons placing their health at risk, study suggests. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/15/precarious-scheduling-work-causing-chaotic-home-life-46-million/ Isn't that also the number (roughly) that the regime and its Brownshirts have suggested are self-employed/working from home? Coincidentally?

1-in-10 Brits can't identify Ireland on a map. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ireland-map-identify-british-people-one-in-10-europe-geography-knowledge-a7894811.html That will be because Brexit Knobheads' sat navs stop working when they drive into the Irish Sea.

'Halifax froze the £8,000 I paid to a fake 'builder' - why won't it give it back?'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/halifax-froze-money-paid-fake-builder-wont-give-back/

How to make money from your home. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/how-to-make-money-from-home-house-tv-shows-adverts-magazine-shoots-income-boost-a7884396.html

Do I Need to Write a Business Plan? https://www.thebalance.com/do-i-need-to-write-a-business-plan-2948594?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10304482&utm_term=

Cigarette butts enhance asphalt performance. https://www.springwise.com/cigarette-butts-enhance-asphalt-performance/?utm_campaign=876744_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ISI0,2V1FMX,1YSAB,1

Flat-pack toaster helps people understand technology. https://www.springwise.com/flat-pack-toaster-helps-people-understand-technology/?utm_campaign=876744_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ISI0,2V1FMX,1YSAB,1

16.08.2017: Brexit: UK business could face 'huge new bureaucratic burdens' after leaving the EU due to new customs union plan. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-uk-business-eu-customs-union-red-tape-bureaucracy-burdens-government-europe-a7894381.html Traditional, British, 'Brexit Knobhead' bureaucracy. As we have been saying for decades.

House price growth holding steady. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40934138

Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40922861

BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40934210

First buy-to-let, now holiday homes: the end of the second house dream. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/first-buy-to-let-now-holiday-homes-end-second-house-dream/

Further questions over 'Making Tax Digital' as HMRC demands 7p from 83 year-old. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/questions-making-tax-digital-hmrc-demands-83-year-old-7p/

'Worrying trend' of freedom of the press in the UK as country ranks 40 in latest Reporters Without Borders index. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-press-freedom-index-2017-reporters-without-borders-uk-freedom-information-a7893211.html What 'freedom' would that be? To publish terrorist propaganda, fake news, lies, distortion and hatred? If, IF, there are any genuine elements of the free and democratic press still left out there then perhaps they should kick the shit off their own doorsteps first?

TaxationWeb newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/taxationweb/taxationweb-newsletter-qe8648hmgk-3203869?e=45c941d6f6

The truth behind French stereotypes, from its surly waiters to its lousy music. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/articles/the-truth-about-french-cliches/ (Stereotype English version.)

Students build sustainable car made from sugar beets and flax. https://www.springwise.com/students-build-sustainable-car-made-sugar-beets-flax/?utm_campaign=875269_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IRD1,2V1FMX,1YNN5,1

Smart clothing can prevent back pain. https://www.springwise.com/smart-clothing-can-prevent-back-pain/?utm_campaign=872556_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IP9O,2V1FMX,1YG4P,1

Robotic lamp mimics natural light indoors. https://www.springwise.com/robotic-lamp-mimics-natural-light-indoors/?utm_campaign=875269_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IRD1,2V1FMX,1YNN5,1

Slug-inspired bio-glue can bind wet tissues. https://www.springwise.com/slug-inspired-bio-glue-can-bind-wet-tissues/?utm_campaign=875269_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IRD1,2V1FMX,1YNN5,1

15.08.2017: UK retailers struggle with online selling. https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2017/only-52-of-uk-retailers-confident-to-sell-online-according-to-european-commission Research from the European Commission has revealed that retailers in the UK are less confident when selling online than their European counterparts. Overall, just 52% of UK retailers feel confident selling online in comparison with the EU average of 58% of retailers. Of those retailers that are confident, 30% only feel confident selling to customers in the UK. A higher risk of fraud and different tax systems and national consumer protection laws were identified by retailers as the biggest barriers to selling online to consumers in other EU countries. (EnterpriseQuest)

Thousands of business sellers on eBay face 20pc fee hike. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/thousands-business-sellers-ebay-face-20pc-fee-hike/

Holidays bought on internet to get same legal protection as travel agent bookings – thanks to EU. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tourism-breaks-bookings-reservations-european-package-travel-directive-a7891116.html

Housing market sees 'sustained deterioration' in activity as price growth stalls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/housing-market-sees-sustained-deterioration-activity-price-growth/

One in five buy-to-let investors plan to sell up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/one-five-buy-to-let-investors-plan-sell/

Retiree, 83, ticks wrong box on tax return and is hounded by HMRC for £5,541. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/return/retiree-83-ticks-wrong-box-tax-return-hounded-hmrc-5541/

14.08.2017: The Government is using Brexit to take control away from citizens and give it to corporations. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-lose-rights-to-sue-government-great-repeal-bill-corporations-trade-deals-a7889926.html Not just Brexit - but 'terrorism' as well. Then British politicians can really get down to the business of grasping their filthy lucre from the evil ones.

Brexit: UK retirees rushing to settle in Europe, say financial advisers. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/13/brexit-uk-retirees-rushing-to-settle-in-europe-say-financial-advisers

Why the end of austerity could be a buying opportunity. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/13/why-the-end-of-austerity-could-be-a-buying-opportunity/ I'm sure that could be of interest to the next generation.

Mo Farah tells media: ‘If you say I’ve done something wrong, prove it’. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/13/mo-farah-media-world-athletics-championships Goodness me. That's asking a lot of the media! 'Proving it.' It makes its living spreading lies, hatred, propaganda, disinformation and fairy tales. Not that listening to 'the media' on telly would suggest they have done anything but idolise Farah just as they have Bolt while demonising individuals like Gatlin or Armstrong, for example, in a pretence that the anti-doping establishment is doing its job. While the most corrupt, cheating game in world sport - professional football - literally gets away with murder and operates above the law. Whereas other media favourites like tennis, swimming even the gee-gees avoid being demonised simply by avoiding being rigorously tested. Otherwise, what would thousands of media pariahs and hypocrites providing sporting commentary otherwise do for a living if thousands and thousands of dopers were suddenly exposed?

Don't Let Being Scared of Failure Stop You From Starting a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/starting-a-small-business-2948557?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10214100&utm_term=

The Worst 10 Mistakes When Starting a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/top-mistakes-when-starting-a-business-2948567?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10214100&utm_term=

3 Reasons Your Small Business Is Going to Fail. https://www.thebalance.com/reasons-small-businesses-fail-3950525?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10214100&utm_term=

13.08.2017: Liam Fox mocked for hailing ‘increasing demand’ in UK sunglasses and flip-flop exports. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/liam-fox-trade-deficit-sunglasses-flip-flop-exports-imports-secretary-products-ice-cream-a7887801.html Not forgetting, of course, British (and American and Israeli) terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, armaments, mercenaries, political faggery, propaganda, tax evasion and corporate fraud.

You Won’t Believe What The Government Is About To Privatise Next. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/wont-believe-government-privatise-next/

Ultrafast wi-fi on horizon as scientists send data at 100 times current speeds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/10/ultrafast-wi-fi-horizon-scientists-send-data-100-times-current/ I'm sure that the usual combination of corrupt politicians, even more corrupt telecoms companies and Microshite will bring that down to pre-dial-up speeds in no time at all.

Why you shouldn't use public wi-fi for online banking. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/12/why-you-shouldnt-use-public-wi-fi-for-online-banking/

‘Barclays' lax checks led to my £8,200 fraud loss’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/barclays-lax-checks-led-8200-fraud-loss/

Goodbye piggy bank, hello cashpoint: How to teach children to manage their money. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/goodbye-piggy-bank-hello-cashpoint-teach-children-manage-money/ Wouldn't it be more appropriate to teach the little winkles how to earn money, preferably cash, first? Athough I can see why banks wouldn't be in favour of the idea.

Scamwatch: surge in wedding fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/12/scamwatch-surge-in-wedding-fraud/

Would you pay to have dinner in a stranger's home? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/would-pay-have-dinner-strangers-home/ I'd sooner take a punt at eating in a stranger's home than suffering another disappointment at a Michelin-starred restaurant!

The Most Common Business Plan Mistakes. https://www.thebalance.com/the-7-most-common-business-plan-mistakes-2948003?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213982&utm_term=

Why Do Small Businesses Fail? https://www.thebalance.com/why-do-small-businesses-fail-2948582?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213982&utm_term=

Internet phone lets users browse the web without a screen. https://www.springwise.com/internet-phone-lets-users-browse-web-without-screen/?utm_campaign=871435_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IOEJ,2V1FMX,1YCZ5,1

12.08.2017: Cash still rules despite continued rise of 'tap and go' payments. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/11/cash-still-rules-despite-continued-rise-of-tap-and-go-payments/ Despite the best efforts of banks, politicians and their media stooges.

Tenth of young adults shun cash, says UK Finance. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40900639 That's because a tenth of young adults aren't worth anything and they don't get no cash! In fact, I'm surprised it's only a tenth.

Britons on holiday in eurozone tipped to take a pounding as parity approaches. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/11/britons-on-holiday-in-eurozone-tipped-to-take-a-pounding-as-pari/

Electricity switching rises 14% to hit three million. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40891058

Commercial vehicle exports up 11% as trade group warns over European deal. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/11/commercial-vehicle-exports-up-11-as-trade-group-warns-over-euro/

Rich and famous flee French Riviera over tax and fuel charges. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/french-riviera-yachts-antibes-cote-d-azur-spain-italy-france According to my sources, they're also fed up with the amount of social riff-raff in the south of France.

New Sources to Earn Side Income. https://www.thebalance.com/new-sources-to-earn-side-income-4136177?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213933&utm_term=

11.08.2017: UK exports suffer biggest drop since Brexit vote, new ONS figures show. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-trade-deficit-export-figures-june-drop-5-per-cent-goods-ons-city-london-manufacturing-a7885586.html

Housing market lull 'spreads from London'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40874731

Home repossessions drop amid low interest rates. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40885742

Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40885353 Yet another Tory regime entrepreneurial success story - to add to war crimes and the sales of arms to terrorists.

Morrisons will not adopt 'fake-farm food' brands. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40873486

Sell my business or pay extra stamp duty: the choice facing entrepreneurs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/sell-business-pay-extra-stamp-duty-choice-facing-entrepreneurs/

TalkTalk fined £100,000 for putting customers at risk from scammers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/10/talktalk-fined-100000-putting-customers-risk-scammers/

The easy way to stop nuisance calls forever. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/10/the-easy-way-to-stop-nuisance-calls-forever/

Britons face being turned away from Spanish Airbnb apartments in crackdown on illegal letting. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/10/british-tourists-face-turned-away-rented-holiday-apartments/

10.08.2017: Grenfell building probe head's ex-role no conflict of interest - government. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/09/grenfell-building-probe-heads-ex-role-no-conflict-of-interest/ Well, the regime and its bent councils would say that and small firms and the self-employed have to put up with this kind of bullshit on a daily basis. There are probably a few million Brexit Knobheads out there who might be 'surprised', though.

Customers 'furious' with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40861982

Missed parcel delivery cards designed to look from Royal Mail is scam, warns Action Fraud. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/missed-parcel-delivery-cards-scam-royal-mail-action-fraud-a7883506.html

Fake Google firm shut down after probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40878392

You can rent an Irish pub on Airbnb. https://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/08/09/rent-traditional-irish-pub-on-airbnb/

Smart ring allows users to hear and talk through their finger. https://www.springwise.com/smart-ring-allows-users-hear-talk-finger/?utm_campaign=868534_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IM5Y,2V1FMX,1Y4ZO,1 Oh, joy. A Brave New World for Twatterers who have hitherto been restricted to expressing themselves out of their arses.

Dynamic pricing system promises less food waste. https://www.springwise.com/dynamic-pricing-system-promises-less-food-waste/?utm_campaign=866870_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IKVQ,2V1FMX,1XZWU,1

Researchers develop method to produce food using electricity and air. https://www.springwise.com/researchers-develop-method-produce-food-using-electricity-air/?utm_campaign=868534_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IM5Y,2V1FMX,1Y4ZO,1

09.08.2017: Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40857219

Journalists to use 'immune system' software against fake news. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/08/fake-news-full-fact-software-immune-system-journalism-soros-omidyar Oh, dear. That will come as a shock to their systems after so many years of printing lies, propaganda, distortion and fairy tales. Assuming there are still any 'journalists' left - much less any who know what 'truth' means! (And any chance that some of that software might be left over for the Office of National Statistics?)

Password guru who told the world to make them complicated admits: I got it completely wrong. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/08/man-wrote-password-bible-admits-advice-completely-wrong/ Sounds like he could get a job as a hate-preaching athletics commentator with the 'evil' BBC. Or a political analyst. Or an economist. Or an interviewer.

How your smartphone is ruining your life. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/smartphones-ruin-life-ways-sleep-dating-sex-social-media-whatsapp-messaging-a7882031.html And your business.

Entente still cordiale for French in UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40860956 This should draw the attention of the media's 'Gobshite Quartet'. Their hate-preaching skills obviously still have work to do.

Church buys pub to spread the Word of God via craft ale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/08/church-buys-pub-spread-word-craft-ale/ Oh, my God. I thought that the Word of God was being spread by social media's fake prophets and Z-listed media slappers? Oh, my God. Awesome.

Things Retailers Should Never Say. https://www.thebalance.com/things-retailers-should-never-say-2890108?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213913&utm_term=

Do You Really Need a Business Plan? https://www.thebalance.com/do-you-really-need-a-business-plan-1794226?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213913&utm_term=

Newspaper prints news on bottles of water. https://www.springwise.com/newspaper-prints-news-bottles-water/?utm_campaign=864760_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IJ94,2V1FMX,1XTIF,1

Disposable cardboard BBQ is eco-friendly and eliminates trash. https://www.springwise.com/disposable-cardboard-bbq-eco-friendly-eliminates-trash/?utm_campaign=864760_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IJ94,2V1FMX,1XTIF,1

Smart brewing machine enables drinkers to create bespoke beer. https://www.springwise.com/smart-brewing-machine-enables-drinkers-create-bespoke-beer/?utm_campaign=862865_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IHSH,2V1FMX,1XN43,1

Global animal shelter project lets users pick a pet and donate to its care. https://www.springwise.com/global-animal-shelter-project-lets-users-pick-pet-donate-care/?utm_campaign=862865_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IHSH,2V1FMX,1XN43,1

08.08.2017: Shoppers cut back to make sure they can afford the essentials. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/07/shoppers-cut-back-make-sure-can-afford-essentials/

Big rise in construction false self-employment. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/huge-rise-in-bogus-self-employment-demonstrates-urgent-need-for-radical-employment-reforms/ Unite has called for reforms to employment law to tackle false self-employment in the construction sector. False self-employment occurs when an employer classes its workers as self-employed in order to avoid paying income tax, National Insurance contributions and employee benefits. This is despite the fact that workers are effectively treated as employees. Around 1.1 million construction workers were paid via the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in 2016/17, up 8% from the previous year, which Unite claims is due to false self-employment. Overall, 47% of the construction workforce is paid via CIS. (EnterpriseQuest)

Most firms unaware of cheque imaging roll-out. https://www.chequeandcredit.co.uk/press-release/new-figures-reveal-increased-awareness-cheque-imaging-27-july-2017 Just 20% of firms and 30% of charities are aware that cheque imaging will be rolled out across UK banks and building societies from October 2017, research by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC) has revealed. By July 2018 every bank and building society in the UK will offer cheque imaging. This will reduce the clearing time of cheques from six working days to a single working day and could enable banks to allow customers to pay in images of cheques via mobile banking apps. (EnterpriseQuest)

Adjudicator not doing enough to support suppliers. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629020/gca-statutory-review-2013-16.pdf The Department for Business has published the findings of its first review into the effectiveness of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), which was set up in 2013 to improve the relationship between the ten largest supermarkets and their suppliers. The review has revealed that a significant number of suppliers do not raise issues with the GCA due to worries that there will be commercial consequences, such as a supermarket changing suppliers. Nevertheless, the review claims that the GCA is effectively enforcing the groceries code, and that the number of suppliers who are experiencing issues with their supermarket customers fell to 56% in 2017, down from 79% in 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

Children must go online to save our country, says ex-spy centre chief. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/08/children-must-go-online-to-save-our-country-says-ex-spy-centre/ GCHQ is clearly spending too much of its operatives' time spying for American terrorists and compiling fake dossiers to justify war crimes, than protecting this country's security and national interests. Which is why this man got fired. It also goes to show that the regime and its propaganda channels have given up on persuading children to use the internet to become the next wave of super-successful entrepreneurs! (Oh, my God!)

The move that could knock hundreds off your bills. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/08/move-that-could-knock-hundreds-off-bills/

Meet the man who gave away a three-bedroom house for free. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/meet-man-gave-away-three-bedroom-house-free/

07.08.2017: Consumer spending falls for third month, says Visa. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40843021

UK house price growth easing, says the Halifax. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40848771

Rents bounce back as analysis suggests talk of slowing market could be overplayed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/renting/rents-bounce-back-analysis-suggests-talk-slowing-market-could/

The deadliest jobs in the UK – and how much they pay. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/07/deadliest-jobs-uk-much-pay/ Or, since most of these jobs fall into the 'self-employed' category, they don't pay very much, if at all.

Contractors working for public sector see income slashed by up to 30pc in wake of tax crackdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/self-employed/contractors-working-public-sector-see-income-slashed-30pc-wake/

Contaminated egg scandal widens UK and France. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40850460

Energy price cap on pre-payment meters tightened by Ofgem. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40848021

06.08.2017: Death of retirement: Can the UK afford the state pension? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40826562 Once regime propaganda channels like the BBC (British Bropaganda Corporation) start posing questions like this, it's a certainty that the death of pensions is inevitable. As many experts (in non-official media) have been predicting for years.

Energy review examining household and environmental costs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40839433 Designed to acieve exactly the same thing as all preceding 'reviews'. Nothing. At great taxpayers' expense.

Millions of British couples stay together just to buy a house. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/couples-housing-property-crisis-relationship-marriage-home-london-a7878201.html

Scamwatch: online investment fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/06/scamwatch-online-investment-fraud/

Peoples' internet browsing history can easily be found online. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/porn-crime-internet-browsing-history-online-public-private-security-cyber-sold-a7875411.html

Outrage at eviction company advert calling tenants ‘household pests’. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/05/eviction-company-advert-calls-tenants-household-pests

The ultimate downsize: we sold our home (and now get paid £300 a month to live in other people's). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/ultimate-downsize-sold-home-now-get-paid-live-peoples/

How to Create a Great Business Name. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-create-a-great-business-name-1200474?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213811&utm_term=

6 Awesome Free Business Name Generators. https://www.thebalance.com/top-free-business-name-generators-2951856?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213811&utm_term=

7 Critical Marketing Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make. https://www.thebalance.com/7-biggest-marketing-mistakes-new-entrepreneurs-make-4083241?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10213811&utm_term=

05.08.2017: Revealed: the tangle of red tape that awaits Brits post-Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/etias-europe-schengen-passports-permits-holidaymakers-a7877776.html The 'tangle of red tape' was almost always self-imposed by successive British governments but blaming the EU/Brussels was the UK media's and politicians' preferred line of lies if only because it allowed them to avoid closer scrutiny themselves while impressing dumb sheeple (later to become Brexit Knobheads) at the same time.

Lord Sugar says Boris Johnson and Michael Gove should be in prison over Brexit 'lies'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-lord-sugar-boris-johnson-michael-gove-vote-leave-prison-jail-lies-350-million-a7877601.html I would have thought execution for treason would have been more appropriate. Mind you, once you start imprisoning politicians for telling lies, when do you stop? When there are no more politicians?

Brexit could leave Britain with a bare larder, farmers warn. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/05/brexit-could-leave-britain-with-a-bare-larder-farmers-warn Not to worry. The country can eat American nuclear warheads instead.

They say after Brexit there’ll be food rotting in the fields. It’s already started. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/05/brexit-uk-food-industry-eu-fruit-veg-pickers In other words, there are no hate-preaching Brexit Knobheads taking up the places of all those illegal foreign immigrants who aren't turning up? My, my. Now there's a surprise!

Facebook traps people in a cycle of failure so that they keep using it. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-addicted-obsession-study-tips-logo-news-feed-reward-treat-a7876451.html The very definition of an Arsebook user, isn't it? For social fakes and inadequates only. As we've been saying for years.

Scams costing UK citizens almost £10bn a year. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/04/scams-costing-uk-citizens-almost-a-10bn-a-year/

5 of Our Favorite Ways to Make Money From Home. https://www.thebalance.com/best-ways-to-make-money-from-home-1201039?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10171011&utm_term=

8 Home Business Ideas for Creative People. https://www.thebalance.com/creative-home-business-ideas-1794534?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10171011&utm_term=

Travel guide includes 360-degree videos to help tourists plan their trips. https://www.springwise.com/travel-guide-includes-360-degree-videos-help-tourists-plan-trips/?utm_campaign=861714_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Smart box wants users to take control of their health. https://www.springwise.com/smart-box-wants-users-take-control-health/?utm_campaign=861714_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

04.08.2017: Business group urges cabinet to agree on Brexit transition. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40813585

Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/03/britain-world-beater-ripping-off-citizens-rail-fares-water-energy-bills

Airlines warn of EU airport delays. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40824027 This has been going on for months; looks like the fake news media/Brexit propaganda is on the ball as always! On the other hand, it's high time this country re-introduced UK passport holder only queues.

This is what the single market and customs union actually are – and here’s what will happen to Brexit if we leave them. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/single-market-brexit-customs-union-what-is-it-brexiteers-misleading-economy-a7874351.html

‘Tourism kills neighbourhoods’: how do we save cities from the city break? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/04/tourism-kills-neighbourhoods-save-city-break So do Tory councils and governments. Which should we tackle first?

Build-to-rent site gets £65m boost amid efforts to 'fix broken housing market'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/03/build-to-rent-site-gets-a-65m-boost-amid-efforts-to-fix-broken/

More Brits complain about car hire in EU countries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40812224

How to Run a Part-Time Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-run-a-part-time-home-business-1794794?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170983&utm_term=

Top 10 Ways to Save Money When Starting a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/top-10-ways-to-save-money-when-starting-a-business-4116845?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170983&utm_term=

7 Myths of Freelance Writing. https://www.thebalance.com/myth-of-freelance-writing-1360231?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170983&utm_term=

How to Make Money With an Online Business. https://www.thebalance.com/online-business-4073987?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170866&utm_term=

How to Start Your Own Retail Business. https://www.thebalance.com/retail-4073978?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170866&utm_term=

Luggage tag offers audio tips for tourists visiting Amsterdam. https://www.springwise.com/luggage-tag-offers-audio-tips-tourists-visiting-amsterdam/?utm_campaign=858257_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Customisable cubicles transform the office space. https://www.springwise.com/customisable-cubicles-transform-office-space/?utm_campaign=858257_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

AI can suggest recipes from photos of food. https://www.springwise.com/ai-can-suggest-recipes-photos-food/?utm_campaign=858257_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

03.08.2017: Service sector surveys indicate sluggish growth, says Markit. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40811149

Ministers must support farmers to save wildlife from 'damaging uncertainty'. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/03/ministers-must-support-farmers-save-wildlife-damaging-uncertainty The only 'support' Little Ingerlandt's ministers will be giving is to American, Israeli and Saudi terrorists.

Brexit: Job advert reveals UK trade dispute plans. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40803267

Brexit exodus from London ‘causing house prices to surge in Dublin’. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-house-price-surge-sp-dublin-frankfurt-city-bankers-finance-passporting-a7873636.html Did you hear the one about the thick Brit . . . ?

Co-op ATM thieves to be sprayed with long-lasting traceable gel. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/03/co-operative-atm-cash-machine-thieves-sprayed-traceable-gel-crime

Why chicken shops might soon be all that’s left of the great British high street. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/estate-agents-banks-retail-closing-chicken-shops-left-a7873526.html Or, 'How the Tory Party Have Destroyed Britain'.

Revealed: How the bucket lists of British travellers have changed in four years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/revealed-the-changing-bucket-lists-of-uk-travellers/

It's Your Money Podcast, episode two: 'How I raffled my home for £1m'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/money-podcast-episode-two-raffled-home-1m/

Smart wallet finds itself and charges your phone. https://www.springwise.com/smart-wallet-finds-charges-phone/?utm_campaign=856802_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ID42,2V1FMX,1X42Y,1

New sanitizer promises germ-free escalator handrails. https://www.springwise.com/new-sanitizer-promises-germ-free-escalator-handrails/?utm_campaign=856802_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ID42,2V1FMX,1X42Y,1

New high-tech wearable keeps cows cool. https://www.springwise.com/new-high-tech-wearable-keeps-cows-cool/?utm_campaign=856802_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ID42,2V1FMX,1X42Y,1

Crowdfunding platform donates to female entrepreneurs in developing countries. https://www.springwise.com/crowdfunding-platform-donates-female-entrepreneurs-developing-countries/?utm_campaign=860069_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IFMT,2V1FMX,1XF1X,1

App modifies traffic lights for slower pedestrians. https://www.springwise.com/app-modifies-traffic-lights-slower-pedestrians/?utm_campaign=860069_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-08-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IFMT,2V1FMX,1XF1X,1

02.08.2017: Donald Trump: You don't hear the word Britain any more. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/02/donald-trump-you-dont-hear-the-word-britain-any-more/ No. You certainly don't. Not since the Thatcherites, Blairites and the latest clutch of ass-lickin' Fake Brit Tories sold it to the Americans and it's now known as Little Ingerlandt County, just off Texas.

British Airways apologises for 'total chaos' due to system failure. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/02/british-airways-apologises-total-chaos-heathrow-due-system-failure/

Brexit: UK construction activity slumps to 11-month low as political uncertainty weighs. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-construction-pmi-survey-a7872246.html

British tourists endure long delays at airports as EU toughens controls. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-tourists-european-airport-eu-border-controls-otughen-security-summer-holidays-a7870571.html Is this another downside the Brexit Knobhead camp and its lying, hate-preaching, fake news propaganda didn't warn about in the run-up to the referendum?

‘Green tax’ now costs every British household £149 a year, British Gas says as it blames government meddling for price hike. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/01/british-gas-says-green-taxes-will-cost-households-149-year-blames/

Six reasons to say no to a smart meter. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/six-reasons-say-no-smart-meter/

Could you run a business with your partner? Three fashion couples on how they make it work. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/brands/could-run-business-partner-three-fashion-couples-make-work/

01.08.2017: Average house price rises to £211,671 as property market growth continues. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/08/01/average-house-price-rises-to-a-211-671-as-property-market-growth/

Shortage of homes keeping prices high, says Nationwide. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40788010

Foreign demand for UK manufacturing output sees fastest rise since 2010. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/08/01/foreign-demand-for-uk-manufacturing-output-sees-fastest-rise-sin/

Increase in UK exports by Amazon sellers. https://tamebay.com/2017/07/uk-businesses-exported-1-8bn-2016-grow-29-yr-yr.html The value of UK exports made by Amazon Marketplace sellers increased by 29% in 2016 compared with the previous year to reach £1.8 billion, according to Amazon's 'Summer 2017 Trends Report'. The report also revealed that at the end of 2016 over 50% of Amazon products sold were 'fulfilment by Amazon' products, which are listed by sellers and stored, packed and delivered by Amazon. (EnterpriseQuest)

Report examines the creative workforce. https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/federation-launches-new-drive-support-creative-freelance-workforce The Creative Industries Federation has published a report which makes a number of recommendations for Government to help support creative freelancers. The 'Creative Freelancers' report reveals that 47% of workers in the creative sector are self-employed (compared with 14% of the UK workforce as a whole) and that many feel they are often ignored by Government policy. The federation recommends that Government should support a UK-wide hub which signposts freelancers to specialist business advice and support services, and ensure that creative workspaces can't be changed into residential properties without planning permission. (EnterpriseQuest)

Low-Cost Business Ideas You Can Launch This Weekend. https://www.thebalance.com/low-cost-business-ideas-1200809?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10170883&utm_term=

Modular outlet turns any home into a smart home. https://www.springwise.com/modular-outlet-turns-home-smart-home/?utm_campaign=855296_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IBY8,2V1FMX,1WZ0H,1

Helmet-like device blocks out sounds in the workplace. https://www.springwise.com/helmet-like-device-blocks-sounds-workplace/?utm_campaign=855296_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IBY8,2V1FMX,1WZ0H,1



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