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LATEST! 28.06.2017
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (May 2017) Viewpoint

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


28.06.2017: UK consumer confidence collapses after general election delivers hung parliament and property market slows. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-consumer-confidence-latest-election-result-hung-parliament-property-market-centre-economics-a7808516.html Not according to regime propaganda, it isn't. Which is a surefire indicator that it is.

David Davis: UK will have left customs union and single market by March 2019. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/david-davis-uk-will-have-left-customs-union-and-single-market-b/

UK National Cyber Security Centre says it is 'aware of global ransomware incident'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/global-ransomware-cyber-security-centre-ukraine-russia-wannacry-wpp-nhs-attack-hacking-virus-a7810716.html

Cash 'lives on' after 50 years of ATMs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40404814 For those who have cash, that is. And despite all the self-serving bullshit from the criminal banking system that the days of cash are numbered and that it's all pay by phone or contactless. Which suits them perfectly.

Your local branch has gone and you don't like online banking. What are your options? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/future-of-money/local-branch-has-gone-dont-like-online-banking-options/

Scottish areas worst for broadband speeds, says Which? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40408376

EU hits Google with record £2.1bn fine for abusing internet search monopoly. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/27/eu-hits-google-record-21bn-fine-abusing-internet-search-monopoly/ Google slapped with record £2.1bn fine for online shopping competition breaches. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/google-slapped-with-record-a-2-1bn-fine-for-online-shopping-comp/ And if GoogleAdshite was to be banned altogether it is remotely possible one might be able to trawl the internet again at speeds which approached the good 'ole days of dial-up!

Just looking at your smartphone makes you less intelligent, study finds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/27/just-looking-smartphone-makes-less-intelligent-study-finds/ And the only people who haven't been aware of this are - 'smartphone' (dummyphone) users!

How To Meet The Locals In The World’s Coolest Cities. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/how-to-meet-the-locals-in-the-worlds-coolest-cities_uk_591d7459e4b03b485caec8b2?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-909923628_uk The best way to meet new business partners as well. Those that aren't being murdered by Americans and its associated terrorist organisations such as the UN, NATO, the 'special relationship', etc, which are ramping up fake excuses to murder hundreds of thousands more innocent people in Syria, North Korea and now, Pakistan, as we write.

World of books: Ready to write your own best-seller? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/book-world-ready-to-write-your-own-bestseller-a7790221.html

I thought writing novels from home was the dream - I didn't realise how lonely I had become. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/thought-writing-novels-home-dream-didnt-realise-lonely-had/

Harry Potter is the UK's most successful businessman – and JK Rowling knows it. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/harry-potter-reveal-j-k-rowling-british-economy-most-successful-businessman-a7808841.html

27.06.2017: Taxpayers face fines due to HMRC website errors. http://www.uhy-uk.com/news-events/news/hmrc-refusing-to-fix-website-errors-that-will-hit-taxpayers-with-automatic-fines/ Hacker Young has warned that errors in HMRC's online self-assessment forms will not be corrected before February 2018, leaving taxpayers who choose to file their 2016/17 tax return online at risk of fines. If a taxpayer is affected by an error, their online return will be rejected and they will be required to submit a paper return instead. If they leave it until the last minute to submit their 2016/17 return (31 January 2018), they will have already missed the deadline for paper returns (31 October 2017) by three months. At least 18 separate errors have been identified by Hacker Young. (EnterpriseQuest)

Borrowing wanes as rising inflation tightens the squeeze on consumers. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/26/borrowing-wanes-as-rising-inflation-tightens-the-squeeze-on-cons/

Business confidence on the up, Lloyds survey finds. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40400214

Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/26/brexit-watershed-farming-food-industry-michael-gove

PayPal Working Capital advances £400m to UK small firms. https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/69693/paypal-small-business-financing-scheme-advances-400-million-in-working-capital PayPal has announced that its cash advance scheme has provided more than £400 million to around 22,000 small firms since it launched in 2014. PayPal Working Capital provides firms with a cash advance of up to £100,000 on their future sales. The application process is entirely online and funding can be approved and transferred within minutes of an application being submitted. The cash advance is repaid as a fixed percentage of a firm's sales that are made through PayPal. (EnterpriseQuest)

Google is going to stop reading your emails to learn about you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/26/google-going-stop-reading-emails-learn/

Colorless coffee gives all the caffeine and none of the stains. https://www.springwise.com/colorless-coffee-gives-caffeine-none-stains/?utm_campaign=817122_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HIHU,2V1FMX,1TM6J,1

Ear device uses authentication technology to prevent fraud. https://www.springwise.com/ear-device-uses-authentication-technology-prevent-fraud/?utm_campaign=817122_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HIHU,2V1FMX,1TM6J,1

26.06.2017: Brexit: David Davis 'pretty sure' of free trade deal. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40397312 Just as he was 'pretty sure' the Tory/media hate-preaching campaign against Jeremy Corbyn was going to give his WC (war criminal) Party a landslide election victory.

Free trade deals for 'poorest countries' to be maintained post-Brexit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40395742 Translation: Fake Brit, Brexit Knobheads and radicalised Daily Mail/Sun readershits without the brains, skills or work ethic to compete with exploited overseas labour can continue to rely on cheap imports.

Brits’ bogus food poisoning claims leave hoteliers crying: ‘¡Basta!’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/24/hotels-compensation-spain-cyprus-bogus-food-poisoning-claims Is that a typo?

Peer-to-peer designer clothing rental starts up in Toronto. https://www.springwise.com/peer-peer-designer-clothing-rental-starts-toronto/?utm_campaign=815570_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

3D food platform delivers bespoke popsicles. https://www.springwise.com/3d-food-platform-delivers-bespoke-popsicles/?utm_campaign=815570_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

New pilot plant provides ‘energy on demand’. https://www.springwise.com/new-pilot-plant-provides-energy-demand/?utm_campaign=815570_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

25.06.2017: Parliament hit by cyber-attack. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40394074 So instead of simply changing passwords perhaps this is the time to change Parliament, instead?

Shed sales boom as homeowners can't afford to move. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/24/shed-sales-boom-as-homeowners-cant-afford-to-move/ For those unfortunates living in jerry-built, high-rise Tory death traps, that sounds like a very upmarket move.

Red phone boxes and Union flags: 1,000 Britons given free trip to migrant-hit Calais as town attempts to woo tourists. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/24/red-phone-boxes-union-flags-1000-britons-given-free-trip-migrant/ The problem with people wanting to visit Calias is that they will either have to run the gauntlet of criminal, French trade unionists; or, be rounded up and violently moved on by the gendarmes after being forced to starve and wash in their own piss for two weeks.

Is your money safe with an ‘app-only’ bank? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/money-safe-app-only-bank/ Is your money safe with ANY bank?

'The Government has seized my money, but no one will tell me how much'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/jessica-investigates/government-has-seized-money-no-one-will-tell-much/

Sir Peter Rigby: 'entrepreneurs aren't made, they're born - the mentality is in their genes'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/24/sir-peter-rigby-entrepreneurs-arent-made-born-mentality-genes/ Which flies in the face of the regime's credo that anyone can be an entrepreneur. Not that the present regime, its gurus, advisers, Brownshirts and propaganda have been right about anything whatsoever so far.

Ofsted will crackdown on extremism and promote 'British values', Amanda Spielman vows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/06/23/ofsted-will-crackdown-extremism-promote-british-values-amanda/ It seems like only yesterday that the regime and its Brownshirts were going to be promoting entrepreneurship in schools. So what 'British' values are we talking about now? Lying, thieving, corruption, murder, crimes against humanity, war crimes - all in the name of 'empire', the 'commonwealth' and the 'special relationship' (fagging for American terrorism)?

24.06.2017: Brexit: Businesses in denial over stark future of British economy, senior KPMG auditor warns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-uk-economy-businesses-denial-warning-kpmg-auditor-karen-briggs-a7802401.html

What Brexit has cost us – one year on from the historic vote to leave the EU. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/what-brexit-cost--one-10669544

A year on, the proof that Project Fear's Brexit warnings have yet to come true. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/23/year-project-fears-economic-brexit-warnings-have-yet-come-true/ Or, 'What Brexit has cost us' - official propaganda version.

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40378723

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40371869 Going to remove links to Little Ingerlandt's media, is it?

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40371373

The 'hackable home' scare as investigation exposes vulnerabilities of smart home devices. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/hackable-home-scare-investigation-exposes-10670848

The celebrities you never knew had successful businesses on the side. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/23/celebrities-never-knew-had-successful-businesses-side/ 'Never knew . . . ' because Little Ingerlandt's media has been too busy in recent months mounting campaigns of hatred, propaganda, disinformation and lies instead of doing some populist reporting.

No phone, no internet: Welsh eco-home known as the 'hobbit house' for sale for £160k will force you to take a digital detox. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/buying/no-phone-no-internet-welsh-ecohome-known-as-the-hobbit-house-for-sale-for-160k-will-force-you-to-a111531.html But it does have solar panels. So how are they managed in 'digital detox' form? This reminds me of a visit I made many years ago to a small 'eco' housing development, also in Wales, built with the home office/homeworker/home business in mind. I failed to see then, just as I do with this home, what was so different about the construction that it warranted such an inflated price tag. If you want a real 'off grid', 'digital detox' house and not just something designed to appeal to a clueless city dweller armed with a dummyphone, then you need look no further than many rural areas of France where around 45,000 euros should easily buy you 'the good life' with a decent bit of land included.

After that, all you will need are the necessary lifestyle skills to make a success of it all. Something which city dwellers armed with dummyphones are also unlikely to have.

10 Top Business Tips for Starting a Business That Will Succeed. https://www.thebalance.com/top-tips-for-starting-a-business-that-will-succeed-2947246?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9883017&utm_term=

10 Low-Cost Ways to Promote Your Business. https://www.thebalance.com/budget-friendly-business-promotion-2948441?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9883017&utm_term=

Why Should You Write a Business Plan? https://www.thebalance.com/why-write-a-business-plan-2948013?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9883017&utm_term=

23.06.2017: Emergency services face £114m rates bill. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40264405 That will teach all those Muslim ragheads to expect an emergency response the next time a Tory, jerry-built block of flats goes up in flames. Perhaps this is the regime's latest form of lo-cost 'intervention' or 'foreign policy'? Same victims; only closer to home.

Buy-to-let lending forecasts revised down after 'weak start' to 2017. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/22/buy-to-let-lending-forecasts-revised-down-after-weak-start-to/

Spare landlords more tax changes, says CML. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40366486

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40367628?foo=bar&

Royal Mint seeks views on new £1 coin. https://www.acs.org.uk/royal-mint-calling-for-views-on-new-pound-coin-transition/ The Royal Mint has invited people who work in the convenience sector to complete an online survey on the new £1 coin. The survey asks respondents for their views about the introduction of the new coin earlier this year and the arrangements for the co-circulation period. During the co-circulation period, which will end on 18 October 2017, both the new and the old £1 coin are legal tender. After this date, the old £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. The survey will close on 23 June 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

16 million Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. http://www.disclose.tv/news/16_million_americans_still_believe_chocolate_milke_comes_from_brown_cows/139378. We can do even better than that in Little Ingerlandt where the same number of people (allegedly) voted for Brexit without knowing any of the true facts; vote/d for the lying, thieving, war criminal Tory party; and believe what they read in the country's lying, hate-preaching Coalition of Evil propaganda such as The Daily Mail and The Sun!

Building firm advert featuring naked woman banned as it's 'sexist and demeaning to women'. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/building-ad-naked-woman-shower-10665746 Will they be banning advertising for beauty products now as well?

Front door colour the most likely to help sell your house. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/homes-houses-property-sales-moving-front-door-colour-estate-agents-advise-a7802396.html

10 Things You Can Make and Sell for Extra Cash. https://www.thebalance.com/making-and-selling-things-for-extra-cash-4142344?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9866744&utm_term=

Trainers made from algae help the environment. https://www.springwise.com/trainers-made-algae-help-environment/?utm_campaign=814048_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HG4G,2V1FMX,1TBHC,1

Ecologically-friendly paint uses graphene for improved insulation. https://www.springwise.com/ecologically-friendly-paint-uses-graphene-improved-insulation/?utm_campaign=814048_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HG4G,2V1FMX,1TBHC,1

K2's June 2017 Turnaround News Update. http://mailchi.mp/843184e37fc3/more-on-confronting-reality-from-tony-groom-1054013?e=d713ab80d9

22.06.2016: UK holiday fraudsters could face jail. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40348282

Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40354331 Not to worry. There's 'millions' of Fake Brit Brexiteers and patriotic, radicalised Sun and Daily Mail wasters just champing at the bit now that all those foreigners aren't stealing their jobs. Eh?

Queen's Speech 2017: Lettings fees to be banned. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40354019

Ministers 'considering best way to protect consumers from rip-off energy prices'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/21/ministers-considering-best-way-to-protect-consumers-from-rip-of/ Well. At least that's what they're pretending to be doing. Again.

UK quality of life has stagnated in the past four years, report shows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/22/uk-quality-life-has-stagnated-past-four-years-report-shows/

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40340830 Which is why Theresa May, The French, NATO, the Americans, etc, are using 'terrorism' as an excuse to increasingly control the internet. It's 'alternative' news sources to official regime propaganda that is costing them elections and jeopardising criminal establishment interests. It would be much easier if politicians and Big Corp could rely solely on the hate-preaching campaigns of misinformation provided by undemocratic, lying ass-wipes like The Mail and The Sun.

Five ways to use social media to sell your home. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/21/five-ways-to-use-social-media-to-sell-your-home/

5 Common Advertising Mistakes Made By Small Businesses. https://www.thebalance.com/common-advertising-small-business-mistakes-4142640?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9866794&utm_term=

Ways to Run Your Own Advertising Campaign. https://www.thebalance.com/run-your-advertising-campaign-39252?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9866794&utm_term=

21.06.2017: Contactless now the favoured way to pay for British shoppers as spending leaps 34 per cent since the start of 2017. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28379

Property sales slump across towns in England and Wales. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/20/property-sales-slump-across-towns-in-england-and-wales/

Problem debt could affect one in six adults. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/20/problem-debt-could-affect-one-in-six-adults/

Eight ways to spot a friend or family member is in debt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40340737

Finsbury Park attack: 'It’s a shame they couldn't hire a tank', son of van business owner reportedly says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/finsbury-park-attack-darren-osborne-van-own-son-tank-hire-comments-reports-a7799371.html The cowardly wanker could always hop over to Syria and take part in the Coalition of Evil/ISIS/EU/Little Ingerlandt plane/drone/tank attacks on the defenceless civilian population over there. Or in Afghanistan. Or Iraq. Or Libya. Or the Yemen. Or Pakistan. Etc, etc, etc. If it's not the media's Gobshite Quartet which continues to have a negative impact on the country's business image, it's their radicalised, minority following doing the same.

Government-funded new social housing has fallen by 97% since 2010, figures reveal. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/social-housing-government-funded-properties-rent-falls-97-per-cent-study-homes-communities-agency-a7799116.html It's not cheap, subsidising American-led international terrorism. A single bomb costs hundreds of thousands of pounds yet sometimes, it only kills one child, so government cuts have to be made somewhere.

Brexit: Butlins owner handed record fine after breaking spending rules with Leave campaign adverts. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-leave-eu-campaigner-peter-harris-butlins-record-fine-12000-electoral-commission-penalty-a7799176.html

Consumers in Training: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28373

Could a new scanner end the headache with liquids at airport security? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/new-scanner-liquids-at-airport-security/ Is this the scam which obliges travellers to divest themselves of their liquids at 'airport security' and then replace them again from numerous retail outlets once they are airside? At great cost and profit to (mainly) US Big Corp? Accompanied by much time-wasting, albeit highly lucrative (mainly US Big Corp) security bullshit to boot?

New initiative helps recycle coffee cups. https://www.springwise.com/new-coffee-cup-recycling-initiative-launched/?utm_campaign=810044_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HD18,2V1FMX,1T0UD,1

Concrete is reinforced with recycled tyres. https://www.springwise.com/concrete-reinforced-recycled-tyres/?utm_campaign=810044_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HD18,2V1FMX,1T0UD,1

20.06.2017: UK Caves In On First Day Of Brexit Talks. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/david-davis-brexit-michel-barnier_uk_594809d4e4b0cddbb00887ba?utm_hp_ref=uk&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-485837463_uk Could we have expected anything more from a bunch of Fake Brits practised only in knob polishing American Big Corp?

Loan trends show decrease in consumer confidence, MoneySuperMarket says. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/20/loan-trends-show-decrease-in-consumer-confidence-moneysupermark/

Financial watchdog to probe insurance access issues. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/20/financial-watchdog-to-probe-insurance-access-issues/

Self-employed collaborate to tackle challenges. http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/collaboration-no-longer-a-dirty-word-for-self-employed-as-they-look-to-fill-gaps-left-by-government The self-employed are pooling their resources and collaborating more in order to fill the gaps left by government, according to a joint report by FSB and the RSA. The report, 'The Self-Organising Self-Employed', has revealed that self-employed workers are collaborating on and supporting a range of initiatives that provide financial support and economic security to the self-employed. According to the RSA and FSB, successive governments have failed to address the challenges facing the self-employed, and "it has been left to the self-employed to try and fill the gap through innovative ideas such as cooperative models of savings and collective insurance models". (EnterpriseQuest)

Whether voluntarily or by design, the self-employed are notorious for their lack of collaboration, no matter how beneficial it might be. Which is what successive governments have counted on for generations and despite what this report suggests, that ain't going to change any time soon. And especially since social media has come along to pretend to be of use. Which it is, of course. To scammers, terrorists, nutters and Bob Hopers.

More consumers in disputes with European traders. https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2017/more-uk-consumers-ask-the-uk-european-consumer-centre-for-help The UK European Consumer Centre (ECC) has recorded an 18.2% rise from 2015 to 2016 in the number of consumers asking for advice and support about contract disputes. The UK ECC helps consumers settle disputes with traders in other European countries. It received the largest number of complaints from consumers about transport, recreation and culture, and restaurants, hotels and accommodation. According to the UK ECC, a rise in the number of Britons visiting Europe for business and leisure is behind the growth in the number of consumers asking for support. (EnterpriseQuest)

As long as they try to avoid doing business with the French, they should get by.

Van driver killed in Calais after migrants block road with tree trunks. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/20/van-driver-killed-in-calais-after-migrants-block-road-with-tree/ Which probably wouldn't have been reported at all if the road block had been laid by French trade union criminals aided and abetted by their mates, the gendarmes.

Peer-to-peer micro jobs app targets Gen-Z. https://www.springwise.com/peer-peer-micro-jobs-app-targets-gen-z/?utm_campaign=808274_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HBO2,2V1FMX,1SVCX,1

Flying car crosses the English channel. https://www.springwise.com/flying-car-crosses-english-channel/?utm_campaign=808274_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HBO2,2V1FMX,1SVCX,1 A development driven by those who have been suffering from the constant strikes of French air traffic controllers.

Would you pass a British citizenship test? One in three fail. http://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/06/19/british-citizenship-test-quiz/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D289782547_uk Only 'one in three'? They obviously haven't given the test to Little Ingerlandt's politicians (especially the Tories), media presenters, Twatterers and The Gobshite Quartet's hate-preaching columnists and readershits!

19.06.2017: Business bodies come together in call for softer Brexit. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40318285

Chancellor confirms UK will leave EU customs union and single market. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/18/chancellor-confirms-uk-will-leave-eu-customs-union-single-market/

Whisky and salmon boost food and drink exports. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-40315389 They regularly top the UK's export charts, actually. Unlike the output of the UK's murder industry. As not reported by the country's hate-preaching, media Gobshite Quartet.

'Tory campaign failed to focus on economy'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40318674 Well. The British economy, let us say. They were certainly continuing to root for the American economy. Especially America's Big Corp economy.

HSBC internet banking not working. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/hsbc-down-internet-banking-not-working-cache-loading-problems-issues-a7787261.html

This earpiece can translate foreign languages as you speak. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/19/earpiece-can-translate-foreign-languages-speak/ Sure it can. To see just how piss-poor voice recognition technology still is, it suffices to switch on the telly sub-titles while watching a bit of sports coverage. And translate-as-you-go? (Interpret, actually.) Forget it.

7 Lifestyle Changes to Make You a Better Entrepreneur. https://www.thebalance.com/lifestyle-changes-better-entrepreneur-1200691?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9828948&utm_term=

How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly? https://www.thebalance.com/how-does-freelance-writing-work-exactly-1360232?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9828948&utm_term=

17.06.2017: New Government adviser to focus on securing trade deals with non-EU countries. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/16/new-government-adviser-to-focus-on-securing-trade-deals-with-non/ That's another good idea! So, let's take stock: the regime's proposals to date for tackling Brexit include re-naming the DTI; the appointment of yet another adviser. And no plans whatsoever with which to start Brexit negotiations (which are now due).

Tourists splurge in Britain to make the most of weak pound. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/16/tourists-splurge-britain-make-weak-pound/

Reports of Death of TTIP Greatly Exaggerated – Trump to Revive Corporate Trade Agenda. http://truepublica.org.uk/eu/reports-death-ttip-greatly-exaggerated-trump-revive-corporate-trade-agenda/

Almost 1m UK bank customers will be forced to use new sort codes. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/16/almost-1-million-uk-bank-customers-new-sort-codes-bank-of-england-vickers-rules

'A fraudster stole £19,821, and Lloyds wouldn't even make a phone call'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/fraudster-stole-19821-lloyds-wouldnt-even-make-phone-call/

Hairdressers and beauty salons warned they face £20,000 fine for offering free glasses of bubbly. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/16/hairdressers-beauty-salons-warned-face-20000-fine-offering-free/

Publishers rejected me, but I went on to earn six-figures selling 1,000 books a day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/publishers-rejected-went-earn-six-figures-selling-1000-books/

Ultra luxurious Japanese train unveiled. https://www.springwise.com/ultra-luxurious-japanese-train-unveiled/?utm_campaign=806327_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HA5Z,2V1FMX,1SPDV,1

Kickstarter project helps smokers kick the habit with VR. https://www.springwise.com/kickstarter-project-helps-smokers-kick-habit-vr/?utm_campaign=806327_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HA5Z,2V1FMX,1SPDV,1

16.06.2017: Small businesses’ confidence in Theresa May collapses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/15/small-businesses-confidence-theresa-may-collapses/ It's a moot point if small businesses ever had any confidence in Theresa May at all; the only sources ever suggesting it was so being her own party and media propagandascheisewriters (The Gobshite Quartet) which have never been right about anything ever at all.

Duke of York: UK firms should make best of Brexit. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40296649 Have they got a choice?

UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40272732

Your rights if a parcel arrives broken, late or damaged. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/16/your-rights-parcel-arrives-broken-late-damaged/

What eBay Sellers Love About eBay. https://www.thebalance.com/what-ebay-sellers-love-about-ebay-4137941?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9828728&utm_term=

The 4 Most Difficult Stages of Becoming an Entrepreneur. https://www.thebalance.com/the-4-most-difficult-stages-of-becoming-an-entrepreneur-1201060?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9828728&utm_term=

14 Exceptionally Useful Tools for Business Plan Writing. https://www.thebalance.com/business-plan-writing-tools-2951568?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9828728&utm_term=

New technique for document fingerprinting can cheaply detect forgery. https://www.springwise.com/new-technique-document-fingerprinting-can-cheaply-detect-forgery/?utm_campaign=804694_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H8WM,2V1FMX,1SK4V,1

Beach plastic repurposed into sleek kitchenware. https://www.springwise.com/beach-plastic-repurposed-sleek-kitchenware/?utm_campaign=804694_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H8WM,2V1FMX,1SK4V,1

15.06.2017: Retail sales fall in May as prices rise. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40285281

Company directors targeted by identity fraudsters. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40286280

EU mobile roaming charges scrapped. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40281013

Three network mobile customers could be receiving phonecalls without knowing. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/three-down-mobile-network-customers-calls-receive-phone-date-texts-send-uk-a7786101.html

Smartphone apps 'bad for my finances'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40278268 Oh, my God! Who's a clever sheep?

HSBC internet banking not working. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/hsbc-down-internet-banking-not-working-cache-loading-problems-issues-a7787261.html

'I lost £7,858 because TSB failed to check a fraudster's address'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/lost-7858-tsb-failed-check-fraudsters-address/

Latest TaxationWeb newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/taxationweb/taxationweb-newsletter-eru5s4x3ln?e=45c941d6f6

New solar technology inspired by butterfly wings. https://www.springwise.com/new-solar-technology-inspired-butterfly-wings/?utm_campaign=803273_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H7T5,2V1FMX,1SFA3,1

Handbag accessory detonates dye when robbed. https://www.springwise.com/handbag-accessory-detonates-dye-robbed/?utm_campaign=803273_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H7T5,2V1FMX,1SFA3,1

14.06.2017: Trucker body to seek cartel compensation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40267164

Nearly half of data breaches caused by human error. http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31394%3Ahuman-error-to-blame-for-almost-half-of-all-data-breaches-report&catid=174&Itemid=99 Almost half of data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over the four years to December 2016 were caused by human error, analysis of ICO figures by Egress Software Technologies has revealed. Of the breaches reported in Q4 2016, 24% were caused by paperwork being lost or stolen, nearly two-fifths were due to confidential information being e-mailed, posted or faxed to the wrong person or business, and 5% of the breaches were due to failure to properly redact information. Healthcare and local government were the sectors that reported the most incidents. (EnterpriseQuest)

Interest rate rise would see firms struggle. http://www.r3.org.uk/index.cfm?page=1114&&element=30048&refpage=1008 One in 25 UK firms would have been unable to repay their debts in February 2017 if interest rates increased slightly, according to research published by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. This is the first time the number of firms at risk from even a small rise in interest rates increased since 2014. Andrew Tate, spokesperson for R3, said: "UK firms have faced a challenging 2016 and early 2017: the sharp fall in the pound has made things difficult for importers, while a rising National Living Wage and the roll-out of pensions auto-enrolment have added to businesses' running costs." (EnterpriseQuest)

One in 10 in serious debt 'have no bed'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40259946

New card reader will help the money talk for older customers. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/13/new-card-reader-will-help-the-money-talk-for-older-customers/

How to Start a Side Hustle While Keeping Your Day Job. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-start-a-side-business-while-keeping-your-day-job-4115403?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9810171&utm_term=

How to Start a Podcast for Fun and Profit. https://www.thebalance.com/starting-a-podcast-for-profit-4142019?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9810171&utm_term=

New wallpaper can tell bedtime stories. https://www.springwise.com/new-wallpaper-can-tell-bedtime-stories/?utm_campaign=801793_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H6O1,2V1FMX,1SAFH,1

AI-powered app helps users find confidence with public speaking. https://www.springwise.com/ai-powered-app-helps-users-find-confidence-public-speaking/?utm_campaign=801793_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H6O1,2V1FMX,1SAFH,1

13.06.2017: Business organisations react to General Election result. Business organisations have called for political stability and the formation of a functioning Government, following the General Election on 8 June 2017 which resulted in a hung Parliament.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: "In the coming hours and days, business needs immediate reassurance from the government that emerges about how it will protect the economy from any political turmoil."

FSB and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) also called for a delay to Brexit negotiations to ensure that the UK goes into the talks from a position of strength.

BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: "No business would walk into a negotiation without clear objectives, an agreed starting position, and a strong negotiating team. It is hard to see how Brexit negotiations could begin without answers on these important questions."

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) said the new Government, when it forms, must not ignore the economic contribution of small businesses. FPB Chief Executive Ian Cass said: "With such a divisive split in the UK political scene, it is time for business to take control of the Country's future. Not just big business with their sights purely on shareholder value, but small businesses who live and breathe common sense survival in a changing world."

To read FSB's reaction in full, go to: http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/post-election-stability-vital-for-businesses-says-fsb

To read BCC's reaction in full, go to: http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/bcc-reaction-to-general-election-result-2017.html

To read FPB's reaction in full, go to:
https://journolink.com/release/forum_of_private_business_sounds_a_039mayday_distress_signal_for_businesses_2495/3393b6fc8894412159f85cf8ed8a876f54a3560b

New rules to make it harder for firms to claim debt from individuals. A Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) for debt claims comes into effect on 1 October 2017 and commercial law firm EMW is warning that this may make it more difficult for businesses to recover debts from individuals. The Ministry of Justice's PAP includes an extension of the maximum time that debtors have to respond to a letter of debt claim from 21 days to 31 days. Individuals will be given a further 14 days of grace if they fail to pay their debt and, as a result, will have twice as long to pay a debt before creditors are able to take them to court.

Read more about the PAP at: https://www.emwllp.com/latest/tougher-rules-for-collecting-debt/

The PAP is available in full at: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/pdf/protocols/pre-action-protocol-for-debt-claims.pdf

Brexit boost for freelancers. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/5202.shtml A survey by PeoplePerHour.com has revealed that demand for freelancers is expected to rise due to the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit. Around 61% of survey respondents predict a larger workload for freelancers as the UK leaves the EU and, as a result, 56% plan to spend more on freelancers. According to PeoplePerHour.com, as freelancers can be taken on and let go more quickly and easily, this makes them an attractive option for employers who face a prolonged period of economic uncertainty following the Brexit vote. (EnterpriseQuest)

Typical house price up £12,000 in a year, says ONS. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40259495

Visitor numbers fall at UK attractions after terrorist attacks. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/13/merlin-entertainments-uk-attractions-visitor-numbers-fall-after-terrorist-attacks Which adds weight to the conspiracy theory that the attacks were masterminded by the French. As usual.

UK could get farm aid for two years after Brexit under EU budget plan. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/13/uk-could-get-farm-aid-for-two-years-after-brexit-under-eu-budget-plan

Payday loan complaints see sharp rise despite new rules. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40248006

EU mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40248007

Stephen Harris: how my 'grotty rundown pub' The Sportsman became Britain's best restaurant. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/stephen-harris-how-my-grotty-rundown-pub-became-britains-best-re/

12.06.2017: Hung parliament sinks business confidence, IoD finds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40242543

Year-on-year consumer spending falls for first time since 2013. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/11/year-on-year-consumer-spending-falls-for-first-time-since-2013/

Number of pensioners in private rental properties 'reaches record levels'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/11/number-of-pensioners-in-private-rental-properties-reaches-recor/

Rise in pensioner bachelor pads as 'silver splitters' lead to a record number of older renters. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/11/rise-pensioner-bachelor-pads-silver-splitters-lead-record-number/

House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/12/house-sales-in-greater-london-slump-by-almost-a-third-in-a-year Not to worry - this Ponzi scheme still has a long way to go.

Tories ‘spent more than £1m’ on negative Facebook adverts attacking Jeremy Corbyn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/conservative-social-media-strategy-attack-jeremy-corbyn-labouir-twitter-facebook-video-stormzy-akala-a7784406.html Which doesn't tell us anything new about the trash which uses Arsebook in this way (and worse) but it does confirm once again, that social media is far from being the tool it is cracked up to be. For psycopaths, paedophiles and social inadequates, maybe. But not for businesses.

Virtual reality concept creates travel search and booking experience. https://www.springwise.com/virtual-reality-concept-creates-travel-search-booking-experience/?utm_campaign=800018_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H5AQ,2V1FMX,1S4O9,1

Fashion subscription service delivers all-black basics to your door. https://www.springwise.com/fashion-subscription-service-delivers-black-basics-door/?utm_campaign=800018_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H5AQ,2V1FMX,1S4O9,1

Cycling bell beams inside cars. https://www.springwise.com/cycling-bell-beams-inside-cars/?utm_campaign=800018_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H5AQ,2V1FMX,1S4O9,1

11.06.2017: Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/10/general-election-pound-value-falls-prices-rise-abroad

SSE exploring ultrafast broadband network. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/10/sse-exploring-ultrafast-broadband-network/

101 Small Business Ideas to Inspire You to Start a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/small-business-ideas-2951453?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9781387&utm_term=

10 Unusual Animal Businesses. https://www.thebalance.com/unusual-animal-businesses-125499?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9781387&utm_term=

CNET Community: Do you have simple tips to speed up Windows 10? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/do-you-have-simple-tips-to-speed-up-windows-10/?ftag=CAD5920658&bhid=22951757626637189212880527427435

10.06.2017: Business leaders demand answers over Brexit strategy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40216650 Business leaders can 'demand' all they like; all they will get is cowardly evasion and buck-passing until the regime's parcel-shelf nodding dogs receive their lastest instructions from the Pentagon.

UK industrial output weaker than expected. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40219424 'Weaker than expected' by whom? The same team of lying 'experts', hate-preachers and propagandascheisewriters (criminal tossers) who persuaded the present (ex) regime that they would win by a massive landslide if they called an election now?

Fears grow over UK economy as manufacturing and construction stumble. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/09/fears-grow-uk-economy-manufacturing-construction-stumble/ 'Fears' which obviously didn't count for anything when the country's Gobshite Four of The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Telegraph and The Express encouraged its moronic following to vote for UKIP; vote for Brexit; and vote for the Tory (WC - war criminal) Party.

The power of pictures: how Instagram changed the property market. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/sell/power-pictures-instagram-changed-property-market/

As house prices slump, look at this desperate couple's solution. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/house-prices-slump-look-desperate-couples-solution/

Best 'dumb' phones for the internet weary: in pictures. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/24/best-dumb-phones-for-the-internet-weary-in-pictures/

Scamwatch: arrest warrant fraud. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/09/scamwatch-arrest-warrant-fraud/

AI photography assistant uses mobiles to control DSLR camera. https://www.springwise.com/ai-photography-assistant-uses-mobiles-control-dslr-camera/?utm_campaign=798057_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H3S9,2V1FMX,1RZ34,1

Hearing aid alerts users of danger at night. https://www.springwise.com/hearing-aid-alerts-users-danger-night/?utm_campaign=798057_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H3S9,2V1FMX,1RZ34,1

09.06.2017: 'This is a serious moment for the UK economy': Business reacts to shock general election result. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/09/serious-moment-uk-economy-business-reacts-shock-general-election/ Finally - time to take out the trash and get on with some new business. And a big 'thank you' to the country's yoof if indeed, it is they who eventually moved their arses to vote for their futures.

Tesco celebrates partnership with British farmers through presence at UK agricultural shows. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28309

Perfect storm on the way for UK hospitality industry. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28277

13 skills that are dying out because of modern technology. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/skills-dying-modern-technology/

12 Unique Business Ideas That Make Money. https://www.thebalance.com/unique-business-ideas-2947949?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9756167&utm_term=

7 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Money-Making Property. https://www.thebalance.com/turn-your-home-into-a-money-making-property-4083216?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9756167&utm_term=

Top 16 Overnight Jobs. https://www.thebalance.com/top-overnight-jobs-4141262?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9781372&utm_term=

How to Grow Your Online Business With Amazon.com https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-grow-your-online-business-with-amazon-com-4111870?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9781372&utm_term=

08.06.2017: UK house prices rise for first time in five months. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/07/uk-house-prices-rise-general-election-brexit-market

House price growth cools further in May, says Halifax. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40173752

Food and drink exports reach record high. http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Business-News/Food-and-drink-exports-reach-record-high-levels The Food and Drink Federation has revealed that the value of UK food and drink exports reached a record high of £4.9 billion during the first three months of 2017, largely due to overseas sales of whisky, salmon and chocolate. This represents an increase of 8.3% on the value of UK food and drink exports in the corresponding period of 2016.

The EU accounted for almost two thirds (65%) of UK food and drink exports in Q1 2017. However, the value of non-EU exports increased by 9.4% from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017, while the value of EU exports increased by 7.4% over the same period. (EnterpriseQuest)

Food manufacturers face skills shortage. http://www.foodnavigator.com/Policy/UK-food-industry-faces-labour-shortfall-as-Brexit-fallout-gathers-pace According to a paper from the Food Research Collaboration, food manufacturers in the UK are facing a shortage of skilled labour due to the impact of Brexit and the fact that fewer young people are choosing a career in the sector. Almost a third of the UK food and drink manufacturing workforce are EU nationals and the industry also needs to recruit 140,000 new workers by 2024 to replace retirees. The paper sets out a number of recommendations to address the growing skills and labour shortages. These include continued access to EU workers and raising awareness of the range of manufacturing careers available to young people. (EnterpriseQuest)

Organic milk not good for the land, says ad watchdog. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40186774

Emoji style advertisements come to iOS messaging. https://www.springwise.com/emoji-style-advertisements-come-ios-messaging/?utm_campaign=795196_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,H1KS,2V1FMX,1RPHG,1

07.06.2017: Retail sales down as consumers start to feel the pinch. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40170746

AO World warns over sharp UK business slowdown after Brexit vote. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/06/ao-world-warns-over-sharp-uk-business-slowdown-after-brexit-vote/

Pound plunge makes UK cities cheapest for expats in at least 10 years. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/06/pound-plunge-makes-uk-cities-cheapest-for-expats-in-at-least-10/

General Election 2017: May would revive Board of Trade. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40167979 Now there's a traditional ploy by politicians stuck for new ideas: re-name a government department.

Rents follow house prices and show first fall since 2009 crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/renting/rents-follow-house-prices-show-first-fall-since-2009-crisis/

Vodafone cracks down on Google and Facebook advertising over extremist material and fake news. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/06/vodafone-cracks-google-facebook-advertising-extremist-material/ Like fake claims for broadband connectivity, for example?

More consultants going freelance. http://www.consultancy.uk/news/13477/independent-consultants-form-opportunity-for-wider-consulting-industry Research by consultancy marketplace Talmix has revealed that a growing number of consultants are operating as independent freelancers. Almost a third of the 175,000 digital and management consultants in the UK are now working freelance. According to Talmix, a desire for more flexibility and autonomy, higher levels of job satisfaction and increased earnings are the key factors behind the rise in the number of freelance consultants. More consultancy firms are also choosing to hire freelance consultants on a project-by-project basis. (EnterpriseQuest)

12 Things No One Tells You About Running a Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/12-things-no-one-tells-you-about-running-a-home-business-4078711?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9756138&utm_term=

Synthetic sensor makes a room of smart devices even smarter. https://www.springwise.com/synthetic-sensor-makes-room-smart-devices-even-smarter/?utm_campaign=793802_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Food packaging changes colour with food’s freshness. https://www.springwise.com/food-packaging-changes-colour-foods-freshness/?utm_campaign=793802_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

06.06.2017: Hike in insurance tax takes effect. https://www.biba.org.uk/press-releases/millions-hit-insurance-tax-hike/ An increase in the rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) may make insurance more expensive for millions of individuals and firms, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association has warned. The rate of IPT was increased from 10% to 12% on 1 June 2017. IPT is charged as a percentage of the insurance premium. This means that the increases will have the greatest effect on policyholders who already pay the most for cover. Mike Cherry, National Chairman of the FSB, said: "If insurance premiums continue to increase, small business take-up of insurance will begin to dip, and it will be those most at risk that will be affected." (EnterpriseQuest)

Small firms still waiting for rates relief. https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2017/05/24000-small-businesses-still-waiting-rates-relief/ The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided local authorities in England and Wales with the paperwork they need to implement the discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme, which was announced in March 2017. This follows a report claiming most of the 25,000 businesses that have lost their small business rates relief had not received any help from their local authority. DCLG has also encouraged local authorities to contact ratepayers who are eligible for relief as soon as possible. (EnterpriseQuest)

Inflation and election uncertainty slow services sector growth in May. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/05/inflation-and-election-uncertainty-slow-services-sector-growth-i/ Looks suspiciously like a typo: shouldn't it read 'May's election uncertainty and inflation policy slows services sector.' (That's the trouble with fake news these days.)

Wealth 'begins at £134,170 a year'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40163816 Or, about the same as a crooked Tory MP (or Minister) expects to receive in cash suppositories and bogus expenses every year.

New scam targets BT customers. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/05/new-scam-targets-bt-customers/ Another typo? 'BT targets customers with new scam' perhaps?

Playing video games 'can boost communication skills'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/05/playing-video-games-can-boost-communication-skills/ Duh. Oh, my God! Cool, guys. Duh. Awesome. (Recent research from a university noted for producing unemployable, illiterate thickos, sponsored by the Games For Dummies Without A Life industry.

New near-infrared 3D scanner replaces the need for lasers. https://www.springwise.com/new-near-infrared-3d-scanner-replaces-need-lasers/?utm_campaign=792081_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GZ69,2V1FMX,1REXR,1

Smart cooking system could make master chefs of us all. https://www.springwise.com/smart-cooking-system-make-master-chefs-us/?utm_campaign=792081_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GZ69,2V1FMX,1REXR,1

Tiny travelling bookstore set to visit bookworms across France. https://www.springwise.com/tiny-travelling-bookstore-set-visit-bookworms-across-france/?utm_campaign=792081_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GZ69,2V1FMX,1REXR,1

05.96.2917: London terror: Groups oppose May's call to further regulate web. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40149649 How about sharing the experience of the millions of victims who have suffered endless terror attacks from the Coalition of Evil for the past few centuries? The Afghans, the Iraqis, the Libyans, the Syrians, the Palestinians, the Yemenis, the Africans and so on and so on? What about asking them if they think that regulating the web still further will make a difference? Especially at western regime fake election times.

Or should we tackle ALL terrorism and ALL of its tools instead?

Price comparison site Kelkoo takes Google to High Court over abuse of search dominance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/03/price-comparison-site-kelkoo-takes-google-high-court-abuse-search/

Global beer sales drying up, says report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40149648 And just as Brexit Knobheads are looking at a significant hike in the price of wine at the same time. It's enough to drive everyone to growing their own wacky baccy.

'I mistakenly transferred £7,000 to a fraudster, but neither my bank nor theirs would help'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/mistakenly-transferred-7000-fraudster-neither-bank-nor-would/ Which 'fraudster' was this, then? The bank?

The beauty brands that don’t test on animals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skin/beauty-brands-dont-test-animals/ Wouldn't it be a great selling point if beauty brands (and Big Pharma) could boast 'Tested on Human Scum' instead?

7 Ways to Increase Your Service Business's Profits. https://www.thebalance.com/increase-your-service-business-profits-2948142?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9732022&utm_term=

3 Tried-and-True Ways to Get Your Small Business Organized. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-organize-a-small-business-4126115?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9732022&utm_term=

Digital footprint helps refugees get a bank account. https://www.springwise.com/digital-footprint-helps-refugees-get-bank-account/?utm_campaign=785512_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GU3S,2V1FMX,1QTU8,1

Tactile ‘tablet’ delivers graphical content for the blind. https://www.springwise.com/tactile-tablet-delivers-graphical-content-blind/?utm_campaign=785512_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GU3S,2V1FMX,1QTU8,1

Teenager in India builds world’s tiniest satellite. https://www.springwise.com/teenager-india-builds-worlds-tiniest-satellite/?utm_campaign=785512_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GU3S,2V1FMX,1QTU8,1

04.06.2017: Consumer confidence shows unexpected rise - but squeeze set to bite. http://enforbusiness.com/news/consumer-confidence-shows-unexpected-rise-squeeze-set-bite-201711447

BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40137761

Top Reason Most Businesses Fail (According to Their Founders). https://www.thebalance.com/top-reason-most-businesses-fail-1201064?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9707789&utm_term=

6 Best Sites for Unbiased Feedback on Your Business Idea. https://www.thebalance.com/unbiased-business-idea-feedback-1201040?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9707789&utm_term=

03.06.2017: Rise in housebuilding boosts construction sector in May. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40130436

Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/google-eu-fine-search-9-billion-search-results-rigging-alphabet-shopping-service-a7768621.html So we'll be seeing the cheating USA sanctioned and banned from the next Olympics, in other words?

Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40132519

More lenders target small-deposit buyers, just as house prices slide. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/lenders-target-small-deposit-buyers-just-house-prices-slide/

Recreational drugs market should be managed by 'governments not gangsters', says expert. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/recreational-drugs-government-gangsters-war-decriminalise-legalise-transform-reform-experts-a7763546.html Governments do manage the drugs market, actually. Anyway, 'governments' or 'gangsters' - what's the difference?

02.06.2017: UK now the worst-performing advanced economy in the world after post-Brexit vote slump. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-worst-performing-advanced-economy-world-post-brexit-slump-election-pound-sterling-a7766286.html So we don't have to wait for Mr Corbyn to be elected to ruin the country after all? (According to regime propagandascheisewriters and hate preachers.) The WC (war criminal) Tory Party has already managed that all by itself.

One supposes that might be just one reason why the current Prime Minister, national disaster Theresa May, has decided to stop mounting personal attacks on her opposition. As any successful, professional business will know, you don't gain customers by constantly slagging off the competition. They want to hear what you can do instead. An essential point which seems to have been missed not only by Ms May, but also her regime's hate-preaching, fake news propaganda.

UK house prices in longest slump since 2009 crash as Brexit vote and tax hikes hit home. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-house-prices-slump-longest-2009-brexit-vote-tax-hikes-home-housing-market-a7766386.html Another national catastrophe which is suddenly being laid at the feet of the Prime Minister by her country's cowardly, turncoat, fake news propaganda while ignoring the rest of her criminal collaborators, stooges and advisers whose track record is even more dangerously incompetent than her own: track records second only to the country's fake news media and its assortment of know-nothing, psycopath columnists fawning for Israel and America.

House prices fell again in May, Nationwide says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40117132

Insurance premiums 'rise due to tax change'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40107955

Banks 'rebuilding reputation' after crash. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40110973 Is this a 'typo'? Or still more fake news?

Firms warned to prepare for tougher EU data protection rules. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40110402

Computer programme can detect whether farm animals and pets are in pain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/31/computer-programme-can-detect-whether-farm-animals-pets-pain/

Robot parking valet introduced at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. https://www.springwise.com/robot-parking-valet-introduced-paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport/?utm_campaign=786016_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GUHS,2V1FMX,1QVOC,1

Ultra minimalist mobile designed to be used less. https://www.springwise.com/ultra-minimalist-mobile-designed-used-less/?utm_campaign=786016_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GUHS,2V1FMX,1QVOC,1

Robot fish to monitor water health in fish farms. https://www.springwise.com/robot-fish-monitor-water-health-fish-farms/?utm_campaign=788568_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GWGO,2V1FMX,1R3YF,1

Crowdsourced app targets counterfeit products. https://www.springwise.com/crowdsourced-app-targets-counterfeit-products/?utm_campaign=788568_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GWGO,2V1FMX,1R3YF,1

Smart t-shirt developed with respiratory monitor. https://www.springwise.com/smart-t-shirt-developed-respiratory-monitor/?utm_campaign=788568_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GWGO,2V1FMX,1R3YF,1

01.06.2017: Sterling recovers after hung parliament prediction. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40101566 I'm glad someone has explained that there's no need to hang ALL of Parliament. Just it's war criminals and traitors - like Blairites and Tories.

Consumer confidence rises to four-month high despite Brexit and general election uncertainty. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-consumer-confidence-rise-four-month-high-brexit-general-election-2017-uncertainty-pound-sterling-a7764386.html

UK public agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy terror links, poll finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-foreign-terror-links-uk-public-agree-latest-poll-labour-policies-a7764476.html 'Foreign policy', eh? Now there's another euphemism which is much favoured by the human scum which gains its filthy, blood-soaked lucre from murdering innocent civilians and/or exhorting others to do so. Then, in the same breath suggesting that the business community tries harder to find new marketplaces and increase exports just as millions of victims finally get the hump and decide to fight back.

UK exports record amount of food and drink. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40090366 Nos. 1 and 2 top exports were - Scottish whisky and Scottish salmon. All helped by the weak pound. A success story for which English MPs will no doubt, take all the credit. Just as they do for 'British' Olympic gold medals won mainly by furreners, colonials, immigrants, blacks and Muslims. And Scots.

British Airways agrees to compensation claims after systems failure. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-flights-ba-it-system-outage-delays-compensation-airline-covers-cost-claims-eu-rules-a7763886.html

Bankers see cyber crime and political turmoil as main threats. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/30/bankers-see-cyber-crime-and-political-turmoil-as-main-threats/ Which is why, no doubt, they are continuing to invest in both.

Brexit expat pensioners 'may cost NHS millions'. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40095822 We suggested this over a year ago. And 'about 190,000 British pensioners live abroad'? In fact, there are an estimated 300,000 + in Spain alone. Mind you, this is the BBC. (British Bropaganda Corporation.) The official British/American/Israeli fake news channel.

Fraudsters 'use tricks of speech' in cons. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40104294 Oh, my God!!! Innit.

31.05.2017: Small firms hit by rates relief delay. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40087636

Calls for reforms to zero-hours contracts. http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/05/23/taylor-review-expected-to-advocate-new-right-to-fixed-contracts-for-zero-hours-workers.aspx The Taylor Review of modern employment practices is expected to call for reforms to zero-hours contracts. The Government appointed Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the RSA, to lead the review in October 2016. Mr Taylor is expected to warn the Government that some workers are being exploited by employers, and to call for a right for zero-hours workers to request guaranteed or fixed hours. Employers would have to consider all requests for fixed hours and give satisfactory reasons for turning down a request. (EnterpriseQuest)

End of the supermarket queue as Barclaycard plans checkout-free shopping using mobile phones. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/29/end-supermarket-queue-barclaycard-plans-checkout-free-shopping/ Another scammers' golden opportunity being planned?

Unfair trading legislation for farmers planned. http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/eu-looking-at-new-laws-to-tackle-unfair-trading-practices.htm The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has revealed plans to bring forward the introduction of legislation to protect farmers from unfair trading practices in the food chain. The European Commission is considering six recommendations made by the Agricultural Markets Taskforce in November 2016. This includes, for example, banning payment periods that exceed 30 days and preventing supermarkets and processors from making unilateral and retrospective changes to contracts. Mr Hogan's plans will be discussed at a meeting of the agriculture and rural development committee on 20 June 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

Pay-as-you-go car insurance – how British drivers could save thousands every year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/save-70pc-car-insurance/

Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap'. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/30/couriers-britains-shopping-addiction-online-low-pay

Conservative MP says people using food banks have a 'cashflow problem'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-raab-conservative-mp-food-banks-cashflow-problem-esher-walton-election-2017-a7762476.html Yeah. It's called The Tory or WC (war criminal) Party.

How Much Is Your Time Worth? https://www.thebalance.com/time-is-money-1200770?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9691352&utm_term=

25 Ways to Cut Costs in Your Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/25-ways-to-cut-costs-in-your-home-business-4101253?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9691352&utm_term=

30.05.2017: Lack of construction workers after Brexit a 'critical issue', Government warned. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/29/lack-of-construction-workers-after-brexit-a-critical-issue-go/ Not to worry. The regime have appointed an expert hate-preacher and propagandascheisewriter to advise them on the exodus of talented and skilled workers leaving the country.

Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40079382 These will be Brexit Knobheads and Twatterers having a problem with joined-up words again.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40077955 Time to start cracking down on US terrorists at the same time.

Record number of English and Welsh wine companies launched in 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/29/english-and-welsh-wine

Top savings account paying 3% – can you get it? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/29/top-savings-account-paying-3-can-you-get-it/ An article about credit union lending and saving.

Ultrasound lets users whisper across distance. https://www.springwise.com/ultrasound-lets-users-whisper-across-distance/?utm_campaign=784820_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GTKK,2V1FMX,1QRIP,1

New shoe range has interchangeable heels. https://www.springwise.com/new-shoe-range-interchangeable-heels/?utm_campaign=784820_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GTKK,2V1FMX,1QRIP,1

Sustainable, animal free ‘milk’ is designed to taste like the real thing. https://www.springwise.com/sustainable-animal-free-milk-tastes-like-real-thing/?utm_campaign=784820_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GTKK,2V1FMX,1QRIP,1

29.05.2017: Tories' plans will see more than 50,000 lives cut short by air pollution by 2030 in London alone, Greens claim. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/air-pollution-conservative-air-quality-plan-greens-premature-deaths-london-bristol-brighton-oxford-a7758241.html And all at the behest of American climate criminals. Just as well the regime invested so much time and taxpayers' money in its terrorism programme to divert the public's attention away from the real carnage taking place. (Apart from terrorism abroad under its 'special relationship' with the USA and The Coalition of Evil, of course.) All muchly aided and abetted by the regime's propagandascheisewriters, hate-preachers and fake news media.

So we might all just as well stop working from home now. Whoever came up with the idea that it was a more planet-friendly use of the labour force clearly hadn't taken into account the antics of the present government's WC (war criminal) Party.

Election 2017: What if I can't afford to pay the rent? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39974177 You'll just have to roll over and die from pollution and thwarted entrepreneurial ambition, instead.

British Airways to resume most flights but delays still expected. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40074751 One day, all the world's commercial sheep will come to terms with the fact that digital technology and the internet are a huge crock of shit. Perhaps someone should start taking odds on who will have the cajones to admit it first?

New era for Yorkshire puddings as foodies turn them into wraps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/27/new-era-yorkshire-puddings-foodies-turn-wraps/ And just as good, honest, traditional British cooking was making a comeback. I suppose this is another Brexit Knobhead idea?

Where to Sell Your Extra Craft Supplies. https://www.thebalance.com/where-to-sell-your-extra-craft-supplies-1388971?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9691214&utm_term=

3 Ways to Make Quick Cash Online. https://www.thebalance.com/ways-to-make-quick-cash-online-1794679?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9691214&utm_term=

Where to Sell Used Clothes. https://www.thebalance.com/where-to-sell-used-clothes-1388972?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9691214&utm_term=

28.05.2017: What businesses can do to thrive as the UK braces for Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/uk-business-british-chambers-of-commerce-bcc-adam-marshall-brexit-government-election-a7757281.html Look for 'new' marketplaces, eh? These being the ones which aren't currently being sanctioned, terrorised, bombed, murdered and thieved from by that 'special relationship' otherwise universally referred to as The Coalition of Evil? (Other than by it's own psycopaths, propagandascheisewriters and hate-preachers who prefer euphemisms such as 'intervention' - or even 'wars' - against countries which posed no threat nor offered any menace.)

Brexit: Wine prices could rise by about a quarter after UK leaves the EU. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-wine-prices-rise-quarter-uk-leave-eu-trade-policy-observatory-a7755051.html Does this mean that Fake Brits and Brexit Knobheads are going to have to start drinking American, Australian and Scandinavian beer instead?

Call to raise retirement age to at least 70. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40057117 Many 'self-employed' people and small business owners have been working to 70 and beyond for generations. Well before the present shitcartfull of smart-ass economists, bankers, politicians, and Big Corp (collectively known as western terrorists) came along and screwed up the world economy. Yet again. And are now looking to fleece the swinish multitude to bail themselves out. Yet again.

(Although terrorising, murdering and the thieving the wealth of millions of Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans, Syrians, Palestinians, Africans, etc, etc before turning the remaining millions into refugees - seemed like a good idea at the time.)

Could you cut out plastic from your weekly shop? One family tried. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/may/27/cut-plastic-weekly-shop-family

9 Part-Time Home Business Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/part-time-home-business-ideas-1794538?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672911&utm_term=

Turn Your Household Kitchen Junk into Cash on eBay. https://www.thebalance.com/junk-into-cash-on-ebay-room-by-room-1140181?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672911&utm_term=

Earn Money from Your Hobbies. https://www.thebalance.com/earn-money-from-your-hobbies-1388980?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672911&utm_term=

New electric wheelchair can tackle stairs and uneven terrain. https://www.springwise.com/new-electric-wheelchair-can-tackle-stairs-uneven-terrain/?utm_campaign=782559_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Mobile app aims to curb drunken overspending. https://www.springwise.com/mobile-app-aims-curb-drunken-overspending/?utm_campaign=782559_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter It comes no surprise that this is a British idea!

27.05.2017: Britain’s small businesses overwhelmingly reject Tory manifesto. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/25/britains-small-businesses-overwhelmingly-reject-tory-manifesto/ No surprises there, then. Fagging for the American murder industry has nothing to do with the best interests of the British business community.

Consumer confidence at lowest level since UK voted for Brexit, survey reveals. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/25/consumer-confidence-at-lowest-level-since-uk-voted-for-brexit-s/ And the lying, dissimulating Brexit Campaign didn't warn about this happening? Well, I never.

New payday loan regulations come into force. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40044871 While the banks continue to get away with murder. Literally.

Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-39942246 Another nice little, officially endorsed, banking scam.

Watchdogs investigate £120m storage pod investment scams. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/watchdogs-investigate-120m-storage-pod-investment-scams/

Workers fear automation more than immigration, survey finds. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/26/workers-fear-automation-more-than-immigration-survey-finds/ Especially American automation.

UK workers think robots and the falling pound pose greatest risk to their jobs. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-workers-robots-pound-sterling-falling-brexit-risk-jobs-threat-security-automation-a7756741.html And they would be right.

10-year-old launches clothing line to combat colourism. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/flexin-in-my-complexion-10-year-old-clothing-line-colourism-black-skin-dark-light-a7753566.html

26.05.2017: Housing market moving sideways, lenders say. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40043431 Is this a new Tory Housing Plan? Sideways housing?

UK House building hits highest level since 2008 financial crisis but demand still outstrips supply. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/housebuilding-has-surged-to-the-highest-level-since-the-financial-crisis-but-its-still-not-enough-a7755601.html

Jeremy Corbyn election victory would damage 'special relationship' with US, warns Donald Trump ally. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/18/choppers-election-podcast-jeremy-corbyn-election-victory-would/ GOOD! And at long last. For decades, the US has exploited its military 'special relationship' with Britain - a relationship which, for Britain, was never affordable whether it be for strategic, economic, commercial, moral or, as recent events have shown, human reasons. If America is simply looking for partners to take the blowback from its long history of terrorism and crimes against humanity, then let it fuck off and find another stooge elsewhere. We've got other business to be getting on with. And that's precisely what the Americans are worried about when, literally the same day as Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters started to take the lead over America's cowardly terrorist goons, the Tories, we had the Manchester outrage - which even certain sections of the American media knew more about, more rapidly, than our own police. Now how does that happen? Again and again.

(Although Little Ingerlandt's US-aligned fake news propaganda and hate-preachers will continue to obfuscate and insist - it was all down to the EU. Or the Russians. Or millions of starving, bleeding, freezing, homeless children whose families and friends had been murdered by that 'special relationship' aka The Coalition of Evil.)

UK economic growth estimate revised down. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40042427 There goes that 'special relationship' again!

Debit cards set to overtake cash sooner than expected. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/25/debit-cards-set-overtake-cash-sooner-expected/

Economy stalling and household debt soaring, and we haven't even quit the EU yet. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/economy-stalling-and-household-debt-soaring-and-we-havent-even-quit-the-eu-yet-a7755336.html

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40051306 Are ANY of the regime's official websites working properly? Or is this just a continuation of the US cyber-hacking thing?

Most Britons 'believe UK culture is threatened by ethnic minorities'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/25/most-britons-believe-uk-culture-is-threatened-by-ethnic-minorit/ Oh, my God!!! (x3). Guys! Amazing! Oh, my God! (Which 'culture' would this be, then? American trailer trash? Or American terrorist trailer trash?) Oh, my God. Cool. Awesome, guys. (Skulks off for a quick Twatter followed by a quick look for any more likes from fake friends on Arsebook.)

World's richest cheesemonger is worth $3 billion. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/25/worlds-richest-cheesemonger-is-worth-3-billion/

8 Things Every Startup Needs to Know. https://www.thebalance.com/things-every-startup-needs-to-know-2948556?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672822&utm_term=

How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Small Business Owner? https://www.thebalance.com/small-business-owner-pay-2948601?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672822&utm_term=

How to Get Paid to Recycle. https://www.thebalance.com/get-paid-to-recycle-1388981?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9672822&utm_term=

Japanese fishermen offer morning wake up call service. https://www.springwise.com/japanese-fishermen-offer-morning-wake-call-service/?utm_campaign=781041_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GQNL,2V1FMX,1QGEC,1

25.05.2017: Google plans to track credit card spending. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40027706 How about Google tracking 'evil loser' American mass terrorism, genocide, crimes against humanity, Holocaust denial, profiting from the Holocaust and war crimes, instead? It doesn't seem to be getting any mention at all the mainstream fake news propaganda these days. Unsurprisingly.

Sick 'pension scam' revealed. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/24/sick-pension-scam-revealed/ In the meantime, the regime's 'official' pension scam continues with impunity.

Firms unprepared for ransomware attacks. http://www.itproportal.com/news/uk-businesses-woefully-under-prepared-for-ransomware-attacks/ and https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance Two thirds of firms do not have a formal ransomware policy in place, according to research by IT service provider Timico. Around 66% of firms that have been victims of a ransomware attack said their data systems became inaccessible within seconds of the attack taking place. In addition, 33% of business operators said their systems were down for more than a month and 15% said their data was irrecoverable.

The National Cyber Security Council (NSCS) has published guidance for small firms about how to prevent, detect and respond to ransomware attacks following the widespread 'WannaCry' ransomware attack on Friday 12 May 2017. The Charity Commission for England and Wales has also issued guidance for charity trustees about how to protect their charity from an attack. (EnterpriseQuest)

Firms urged to prepare for ban on card charges. https://abta.com/news-and-views/news/new-guidance-on-the-2018-changes-to-credit-and-debit-card-charges and https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/revised-payment-services-directive-psd2 From January 2018, business operators will no longer be able to charge customers a fee for using their debit or credit card to pay for goods or services. Currently, firms can apply a surcharge when taking payment by debit or credit card to cover the cost of accepting card payments, such as the merchant service fee applied by a credit card company. Under the new rules, surcharges on card payments will be banned. Business operators are being encouraged to start preparing for the ban, for example by providing incentives to encourage customers to use other payment methods. The changes are being introduced as part of the EU Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which must be implemented into UK national law by 13 January 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

Digital tool maps the environmental impact of individual supply chains. https://www.springwise.com/digital-tool-maps-environmental-impact-individual-supply-chains/?utm_campaign=777074_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GNLE,2V1FMX,1Q5DD,1

Smart blinds generate electricity using solar energy. https://www.springwise.com/smart-blinds-generate-electricity-using-solar-energy/?utm_campaign=777074_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GNLE,2V1FMX,1Q5DD,1

24.05.2017: High street sales slow as UK households 'feel the pinch' of Brexit-fuelled inflation. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/high-street-sales-uk-households-brexit-inflation-cbi-pound-sterling-british-wage-growth-a7751736.html

Brexit could spark food industry crisis, select committee warns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-food-industry-crisis-uk-leave-eu-efra-migrant-labour-rau-food-drink-federation-a7749791.html Looks like more Neddyburgers and human DNA in the food chain on the way!

Further signs of UK property slowdown in April. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40012817 Bring it on.

UK homeowners face future of shrinking properties as housing prices continue to rise. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/uk-homeowners-smaller-properties-prices-rise-housing-marking-future-downsizing-a7739926.html There is only one and one reason only for the UK's jerry-built shoebox housing: greed.

Brexit dims dreams of buying a holiday home in Spain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-spain-holiday-home-buy-afford-eu-european-union-a7750586.html

Thousands breaking the law when driving abroad, study finds. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/22/thousands-breaking-the-law-when-driving-abroad-study-finds/ That should bring them up to speed with all the millions of foreign locals breaking their own motoring laws. (Especially in France.)

15 Inexpensive Business Ideas That Anyone Can Start. https://www.thebalance.com/inexpensive-business-ideas-2947950?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644447&utm_term=

Best Home Businesses for Moms (and Dads). https://www.thebalance.com/best-home-businesses-for-moms-or-dads-1794516?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644447&utm_term=

How to Start a Business While You're Still Employed. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-start-a-business-while-you-re-still-employed-1200672?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644447&utm_term=

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

Len Tondel

 

 

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