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LATEST! 01.05.2017
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Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st May 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

01.05.2017: Boris Johnson's sister accuses Brexiteers of selling 'faulty goods'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/04/30/boris-johnsons-sister-accuses-brexiteers-of-selling-faulty-goo/ This is hardly 'news' - although it might well be treated as such by the Brexit camp's lying, hate-preaching, criminal propaganda.

Corbyn sets his sights on the arms ('murder' Ed.) industry. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-british-weapons-sales-saudi-arabia-jeremy-corbyn-yemen-war-bae-systems-cluster-bombs-a7709076.html AND Labour pledges to end zero-hours contracts and unpaid internships in 20-point plan to tackle 'rigged economy'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-jeremy-corbyn-john-mcdonnell-policy-end-zero-hours-contracts-unpaid-internships-a7709996.html NOW we are beginning to see the long-awaited announcements which the country's squealing propaganda pigs have feared and why they have been relentlessly demonising Corbyn and his supporters ever since he set foot in Westminster. For if ever there was an industry which has benefited from terrorism and millions of refugees just as much as western arms manufacturers, Big Corp, the finance sector, politicians and their armies of professional murderers - it has been the criminal 'media'.

Supermarkets should sell 'wonky veg' to help cut food waste. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/04/29/supermarkets-should-sell-wonky-veg-to-help-cut-food-waste/ Should also help to keep post-Brexit food prices down. Unfortunately, that's not what the supermarkets want. They prefer to import their produce from the Terrorist State of Israel and pass the cost, both human and financial, onto their customers and Britain's small businesses instead.

How I forced Barclays to repay £14,000 when I was duped by a conman. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/forced-barclays-repay-14000-duped-conman/

The crucial tax allowance that has been stuck at the same level since 1981. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/crucial-tax-allowance-has-stuck-level-since-1981/

Rude guests, broken wi-fi and a lot of floor scrubbing – this is what it's really like to be an Airbnb host. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/airbnb-host-rude-guests-complaints-cleaning-star-rating-hotel-culture-a7709421.html

Uberification / Uberization of Services Is Hot. https://www.thebalance.com/uberification-uberization-of-services-is-hot-1141763?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479794&utm_term=

How to Start a Home-Based Business That Will Succeed. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-start-a-home-based-business-that-will-succeed-2948192?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479794&utm_term=

Fear of neofascism keeps Emmanuel Macron ahead of Marine Le Pen. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/29/france-election-neofascism-le-pen-macron France has been enduring 'neo-fascist' regimes for over a decade - bringing terror to millions of innocent citizens in North Africa and the Middle East and at the same time driving hundreds of thousands of French businesses into the wall. Sadly, because most French voters are an even bigger bunch of knobheads than Brexiteers who believe everything they hear and read in their fake news propaganda, they think they have been enjoying a 'republic' and 'socialism'.

30.04.2017: MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39752869 This must be a rather unique collection of MPs who haven't profited from the building industry's never-ending supply of cash suppositories to the country's political parties!

The tragic new travel trend flashing all over social media: getting your bum out. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/cheeky-exploits-naked-photos-instagram-travel-trend-belfie-selfie-a7708696.html I can see Little Ingerlandt's politicians aping this trend as quickly as they began Twattering. Which is only befitting for a bunch of arseholes.

Next Steps When You Have a Great Idea For a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/what-to-do-with-ideas-for-business-1200673?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9459762&utm_term=

4 Ways Fund Your Business on a Bootstrap Budget. https://www.thebalance.com/four-ways-fund-your-business-on-a-bootstrap-budget-2951587?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9459762&utm_term=

Collectible watch helps wearers to live in the moment. https://www.springwise.com/collectible-watch-helps-wearers-live-moment/?utm_campaign=744448_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FYF4,2V1FMX,1NGJG,1

Finance app encourages couples to talk about money and wealth. https://www.springwise.com/finance-app-encourages-couples-talk-money-wealth/?utm_campaign=744448_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FYF4,2V1FMX,1NGJG,1

Community-based app gets Londoners walking. https://www.springwise.com/new-crowdsourcing-app-gets-londoners-walking/?utm_campaign=745158_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FYYU,2V1FMX,1NIY6,1

In Indonesia, virtual AR stores let anyone start an enterprise. https://www.springwise.com/indonesia-virtual-ar-stores-let-anyone-start-enterprise/?utm_campaign=745158_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FYYU,2V1FMX,1NIY6,1

New sloth-like robot to help farmers monitor crops. https://www.springwise.com/new-sloth-like-robot-help-farmers-monitor-crops/?utm_campaign=745158_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FYYU,2V1FMX,1NIY6,1

29.04.2017: Brexit latest: Consumer confidence declines in April. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-consumer-confidence-declines-in-april-a7705046.html Overall, consumer confidence has been declining since a few million (allegedly) of the country's knobheads voted for Brexit.

UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39743129

White House: Trade deal with UK low priority after Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-trade-deal-uk-low-priority-brexit-a7706681.html As Little Ingerlandt's public school fags (and war criminals) have already given away the country's silver to the Americans, it's hardly surprising the Yanks don't see any further prospects for their little colony across the pond.

Theresa May accuses remaining 27 EU members of ‘lining up to oppose’ Britain over Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-labour-supporters-general-election-lend-me-their-vote-brexit-success-eu-tory-leader-a7706096.html Nothing like Britain 'lining up' up with other terrorist members of the Coalition of Evil to murder the innocent citizens of sovereign states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Yemen, Pakistan, etc, etc?

Brexit: 'We don't need Romainian fruit pickers but bankers are welcome,' states former Tory Chancellor. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-nigel-lawson-bankers-welcome-uk-romanian-fruit-pickers-no-need-tory-peer-chancellor-a7708331.html And who's going to pick our fruit, then? Criminal bankers doing community service? In which case, there won't be enough fruit to go around.

NatWest customers see money 'disappear into thin air' amid online banking glitch. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/28/natwest-customers-see-money-disappear-into-thin-air-amid-onlin/

House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39742784

Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/28/facebook-google-conned-100m-phishing-scheme And these are the American wankers telling everyone else how to run their business?! Perhaps they should just stick to promoting American terrorism.

BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38934822

'Section 75' credit card warning: online payments where you lose your protection. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/credit-cards/section-75-credit-card-warning-online-payments-lose-protection/

Scamwatch: tricky tradesmen with a woodworm scam. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/28/scamwatch-tricky-tradesmen/ Maggots posing as woodworm, eh? Sounds a bit like maggots posing as British ministers.

Could you make money as an Aldipreneur? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/27/could-you-make-money-as-an-aldipreneur/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D753619516_uk

Portable, smart solar panels make renewable energy easy. https://www.springwise.com/portable-smart-solar-panels-make-renewable-energy-easy/?utm_campaign=743078_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FXD2,2V1FMX,1NBUI,1

Free smartphone service helps hotel guests enjoy their stay. https://www.springwise.com/free-smartphone-service-helps-hotel-guests-enjoy-stay/?utm_campaign=743078_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FXD2,2V1FMX,1NBUI,1

28.04.2017: Make trade not war: firms across Europe urge UK and Brussels to seek ambitious deal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/26/make-trade-not-war-firms-acrosseurope-urge-uk-brussels-seek/ A very odd story for The Daily Terrorgraph?

Majority of British voters believe Brexit was wrong decision, poll finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/majority-british-voters-brexit-wrong-decision-yougov-poll-finds-a7704566.html As not being reported by the regime's criminal, hate-preaching, fake news propaganda.

Personal insolvency figures expected to rise. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/27/personal-insolvency-figures-expected-to-rise/

TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39719074 This will be foreigners, of course. Coming to Little Ingerlandt's rescue as always.

Is this the greatest travel accessory you've never heard of? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/monzo-currency-card-why-you-should-get-one/

How eBooks lost their shine. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/27/how-ebooks-lost-their-shine-kindles-look-clunky-unhip- What 'shine'? For social media's grammatically challenged morons and psycopaths, perhaps?

Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39718016 A bit of good news for a change for the regime's fake news media?

New cycling system helps riders beat red lights. https://www.springwise.com/new-cycling-system-helps-riders-beat-red-lights/?utm_campaign=741729_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FWBL,2V1FMX,1N74P,1

Foldable and portable, boat can sail, kayak or run on solar. https://www.springwise.com/foldable-portable-boat-can-sail-kayak-run-solar/?utm_campaign=741729_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FWBL,2V1FMX,1N74P,1 Should come in handy for Little Ingerlanders, Fake Brits and Brexit Knobheads now that they're up the creek without a paddle.

Consumer video reviews made easy. https://www.springwise.com/consumer-video-reviews-made-easy/?utm_campaign=741729_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FWBL,2V1FMX,1N74P,1

27.04.2017: Would you go cash-free? One in five Britons keen to ditch notes and coins. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/25/would-you-go-cash-free-one-in-five-britons-keen-to-ditch-notes/ Only 'one-in-five'? That's hardly a tsunami of public opinion. Even IF these results are accurate. As we keep saying: the only people who favour a cash-free society are the criminal banks; and customers who are broke.

Average 50-something owes more than they have in savings, survey says. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/25/average-50-something-owes-more-than-they-have-in-savings-survey/ Another benefit of modern life for which we can thank recent regimes of war criminals.

A third of homes could be bought for a discount, property site finds. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/26/a-third-of-homes-could-be-bought-for-a-discount-property-site-f/ Who'd have thought it?

11m households in credit with energy companies. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/25/11m-households-in-credit-with-energy-companies/ It's why foreign companies are falling over themselves for official opportunities to scam the British public. At the behest of successive British regimes - not the EU.

Cuts in rates and perks lead to more customers switching current accounts. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/25/cuts-in-rates-and-perks-lead-to-more-customers-switching-current/

Triodos Bank offers new 'ethical' current account. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/25/triodos-bank-offers-new-ethical-current-account/

Windows users mystified as antivirus accidentally cripples computers. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-antivirus-software-malware-webroot-trojan-facebook-microsoft-a7701896.html Not that it would take much to mystify Microshite users . . .

British Beef Week: our favourite steak, pie, stew and salad recipes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/british-beef-week-favourite-steak-pie-stew-salad-recipes/

26.04.2017: Ukip insists beekeepers will be exempt from their ‘face-coverings ban’. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-burqa-ban-face-covering-beekeepers-exempt-paul-nuttall-hijab-niqab-sharia-law-muslim-islam-a7699351.html You couldn't make it up if you tried - yet allegedly, millions of Little Ingerlandt knobheads (and not Russian cyber-hackers or CIA terrorists) voted to put their political loons in charge of the country. If ever there was a successful terror attack designed to permanently damage the very fibre of British society, this was it.

Damning Brexit Survey: Confidence Crash in Westminster, Corporations and Public Services. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/damning-brexit-survey-confidence-crash-westminster-corporations-public-services/ Not seen the results of this survey in any of the regime's media. Clearly, Brexit Knobheads having a change of heart doesn't correspond with hate-preaching propaganda's version of 'populism'.

Brexit Britain doesn't need to rely on trade with the EU, claims pro-EU think tank. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-trade-deal-uk-no-eu-needed-think-tank-claims-a7701966.html And here we have - another bunch of loons.

Fashion revolution: behind the scenes of a £2 trillion industry. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/fashion-revolution-week-behind-the-scenes-of-a-2-trillion-industry-a7694831.html

Best places to visit in England. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/visitengland-excellence-awards-premier-league-eden-project-shiverpool-liverpool-art-school-a7700481.html

Imperceptible internet scam. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-chrome-scam-websites-url-non-latin-characters-undetectable-a7695886.html

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=9423707&utm_term=

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=9423707&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=9423707&utm_term=

25.04.2017: Brexit: Consumer confidence falls as inflation hits UK households. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/bbrexit-consumer-confidence-inflation-uk-households-pound-sterling-value-a7695621.html

Head of Taylor Review seeks legal definition of self-employment. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/5172.shtml The head of the Taylor Review of modern employment practices has told the Financial Times that he wants the principles distinguishing 'self-employment' status from 'worker' status to be defined in primary legislation. The Government appointed Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts, to lead the review in October 2016. Mr Taylor also indicated that he favours transferring the legal burden of proof regarding a worker's employment status from the individual to the organisation that hires them. (EnterpriseQuest) Still more of the regime's (and its Brownshirts') rigged, fake self-employed/entrepreneur/start-up statistics under threat.

Heavier fines for online traders failing to pay tax. http://economia.icaew.com/en/news/april-2017/hmrc-hits-online-traders-with-heavy-fines-for-unpaid-taxes HMRC are increasing the fines given to online traders that fail to pay the correct amount of tax, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens. Recently, the average fine given by HMRC to online traders has been 59% of the tax owed, and in several instances traders have been fined 70% of unpaid tax. This compares to a more usual fine of between 35% and 50% of tax owed. (EnterpriseQuest)

Crowdfunding: Great way of launching a business or minefield for risk? http://www.independent.co.uk/Business/indyventure/crowdfunding-launch-business-legal-financial-growth-startup-minefield-zopa-funding-circle-crowdcube-a7698846.html

The five most pointless tech solutions to non-problems. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/24/the-five-most-pointless-tech-solutions-to-non-problems

New credit card uses biometric fingerprinting to pay. https://www.springwise.com/new-credit-card-uses-biometric-fingerprinting-pay/?utm_campaign=740175_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FV4F,2V1FMX,1N21J,1

Cashless bike sharing service available via WeChat. https://www.springwise.com/cashless-bike-sharing-service-available-via-wechat/?utm_campaign=740175_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FV4F,2V1FMX,1N21J,1

Luxurious car hosts foodies touring Tokyo’s gourmet scene. https://www.springwise.com/luxurious-car-hosts-foodies-touring-tokyos-gourmet-scene/?utm_campaign=740175_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FV4F,2V1FMX,1N21J,1

K2 Business Partners April newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/7952aa93c0a9/more-on-confronting-reality-from-tony-groom?e=d713ab80d9

24.04.2017: Three apologises after network problems. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39682935 How about refunding their customers instead?

Fashion wakes up to the older woman. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/apr/22/older-women-fashion-silver-pound

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=9423670&utm_term=

23.04.2017: Trump bumps Britain down the queue 'after Merkel lobbies for EU trade deal first'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-trump-britain-back-queue-trade-deal-eu-angela-merkel-brexit-a7696376.html No point in flogging a dead horse; the Americans have been screwing the British public since and including the Second World War and there's no meat left on the nag any more.

Arms company that sold missiles to Gaddafi is a 'role model' for post-Brexit trade, Fallon says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-michael-fallon-mdba-arms-company-sold-gaddafi-missiles-saudi-arabia-sales-a7695296.html Which is exactly the kind of observation you would expect from a regime of war criminals. While it murders hundreds of thousands of potential customers for more 'normal' trade activity.

Hundreds of schools held hostage over PFI contracts, as investigation reveals one paid £2,000 for a new sink. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/04/21/hundreds-schools-held-hostage-pfi-contracts-investigation-reveals/ Yet another feature of a succession of lying, thieving, corrupt war criminals running the country as honest, competent local tradesmen are frozen out of work for being 'too expensive'.

Speeding drivers could be fined nearly double their weekly income as penalties are hiked. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/21/speeding-drivers-could-fined-nearly-double-weekly-income-penalties/ For once, it looks as if the country's self-employed entrepreneurs are going to get off lightly: they don't have weekly incomes.

Probate fee fiasco: it was always a tax, not a fee. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/probate-fee-fiasco-always-tax-not-fee/ As we and other independent sources have always pointed out, unlike the country's criminal, hate-preaching, regime propaganda. Until they can't ignore the real news any longer.

The great car hire rip-off: when will rental companies finally clean up their act? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/car-hire-scandal-when-will-rental-companies-sort-their-act-out/

This robot can save you hundreds of pounds by cancelling expensive subscriptions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/04/21/robot-can-save-hundreds-pounds-cancelling-expensive-subscriptions/ For Twatterers no doubt, for whom the word 'delete' contains too many characters.

What to do if your SMEs social media accounts are hacked. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/small-business/what-to-do-when-social-media-accounts-hacked/ Quit social media and hope to get a life.

Can you stop your bank branch closing? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/can-you-stop-your-bank-branch-closing-a7690931.html

Why are we falling for the great vinyl scam? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/falling-great-vinyl-scam/

Smart plant wall purifies indoor air. https://www.springwise.com/smart-plant-wall-purifies-indoor-air/?utm_campaign=737999_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FTFZ,2V1FMX,1MVB4,1

New Chrome extension to block out online hate. https://www.springwise.com/new-chrome-extension-block-online-hate/?utm_campaign=737999_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FTFZ,2V1FMX,1MVB4,1 Still more bad news for Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, fake news propaganda.

With our usual gratitude and thanks to BAD News and Cobweb Info.

Len Tondel



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