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17.02.2018
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (January 2018) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st February 2018

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


17.02.2018: UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43082963

Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43075099

Housing crisis: what can Generation Rent do to get a home of their own? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/government-extends-help-buy-happened-shared-ownership/ Emigrate.

The UK has a backlog of 423,000 new homes with planning permission waiting to be built. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/news/uk-has-backlog-423000-new-homes-planning-permission-waiting/

£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43078920 That should pay off at least one of the credit cards.

It’s time the Home Office listed the USA as a risky place to visit for UK travellers. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/if-insanity-causes-gun-violence-how-do-we-trust-the-white-house-a8213791.html We have been making this call for years - as well as demanding that US travellers to the UK and Europe are required to apply for visas. American domestic terrorism - for that is what it is, regardless of what fake news propaganda calls it - has turned the US into one of the world's primary, no-go terrorist zones, with attacks now taking place on a DAILY basis. Of course, we all know the Home Office and the Tory regime take their orders from the Pentagon - but perhaps when we have a new, democratically elected government, this crisis will finally be addressed as a priority.

20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own Business. https://www.thebalance.com/right-and-wrong-reasons-to-start-business-4066585?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12163059&utm_term=

Avoidable Networking Mistakes That Make You Look Amateur. https://www.thebalance.com/avoidable-networking-mistakes-3967774?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12163059&utm_term=

Best Online Courses for Starting a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/best-online-courses-for-business-1200637?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12163059&utm_term=

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=12163089&utm_term=

Startup offers online peer-to-peer motorcycle rentals. https://www.springwise.com/startup-offers-online-peer-peer-motorcycle-rentals/?utm_campaign=1084591_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N8VJ,2V1FMX,2EGS9,1

Sport talent platform offers smart scouting. https://www.springwise.com/sport-talent-platform-offers-smart-scouting/?utm_campaign=1084591_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N8VJ,2V1FMX,2EGS9,1

16.02.2018: Government to pocket a cool £25 billion following business rates hike. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/15/government-to-pocket-a-cool-a-25-billion-following-business-rate/ That'll come in handy towards the expense of continuing to slaughter our export customers and emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa.

Brexit: Majority of British firms opposed to customs union exit, study suggests. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-customs-union-exit-opposed-british-firms-smes-ed-balls-harvard-kennedy-study-a8212356.html American Big Corp however, who call the shots with the current corrupt, fagging Tory regime, are all for the idea.

MPs call for urgent action over erupting pensions misselling scandal. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/mps-call-for-urgent-action-over-erupting-pensions-misselling-scandal-a8211191.html

Unwillingly herded towards risky online banking? http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/unwillingly-herded-towards-risky-online-banking-resist/

China urges shoppers to turn their backs on foreign goods after Heathrow duty free row. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/15/china-urges-shoppers-turn-backs-foreign-goods-heathrow-duty/ And who didn't see this coming - apart from the wankers who run Heathrow's duty-free? The Chinese not being consumer mongrels like Brexit Knobheads who Buy (anything but) British.

Was EU Tax Evasion Regulation The Reason For The Brexit Referendum? http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/eu-tax-evasion-regulation-reason-brexit-referendum/

HMRC wins tax case against BBC presenter. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/15/hmrc-wins-tax-case-against-bbc-presenter

Teenagers' spending habits revealed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43070841

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43072266 The 'default' being that it won't block its own webspam, Google Adshite.

Is it worth buying a refurbished PC for under £150? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2018/feb/15/is-it-worth-buying-cheap-budget-refurbished-desktop-pc-computer

15.02.2018: European Union grows at fastest pace for 10 years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43055887 Not surprising, having just got rid of its most unproductive member state.

UK must boost productivity and focus on international competitiveness to weather Brexit, says IMF. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-brexit-imf-productivity-international-competition-trade-deals-international-money-fund-a8209711.html The deportation of skiving, idle Brexit Knobheads, Kippers and other non-indigenous white wasters sponging off the country, is clearly called for.

UK house prices bouncing back to 'healthier levels', with annual growth of 5.2pc. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/uk-house-prices-bouncing-back-healthier-levels-annual-growth/

Heathrow duty free Chinese discrimination 'unacceptable'. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-43030291

Warning over gamblers' 'VIP status'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43050074

14.02.2018: Majority of voters think Brexit will hit UK economy immediately, poll finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-voters-hit-economy-bmg-poll-trade-deal-single-market-customs-union-eu-a8207276.html 'Will'? It already has. Then again, pollsters are demonstrably as clueless as Brexit Knobheads and social media users.

UK regions most vulnerable to Brexit revealed. https://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/uktpo/2018/01/11/regional-services-exports/ Research from the UK Trade Policy Observatory has revealed the UK regions that are most vulnerable to the impact of Brexit. Overall, regions in the north of England are most vulnerable as they export the largest proportion of services to the EU. However, the research has also indicated that regions with a high proportion of businesses in the manufacturing and motor trade sectors are particularly exposed to a downturn in demand due to Brexit. This is because the manufacturing and motor trade sectors are most likely to trade with the EU. In comparison, regions with larger professional and real estate sectors export more to non-EU markets. (EnterpriseQuest)

First-time buyers 'at 11-year high'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43043294

Firms on Caribbean island chain own 23,000 UK properties. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42666274 Common knowledge for decades although the Fake Brit Tory regime, their sponsors and the country's offshore, fake news media will obviously pretend otherwise.

Millions of young people quitting Facebook. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-quit-young-people-social-media-snapchat-instagram-emarketer-a8206486.html So there's hope for the planet yet?

German court finds Facebook's data collection was illegal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/12/german-court-says-facebook-data-collection-illegal/

Help for small firms to switch business bank accounts. https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/simpler-steps-for-small-businesses-opening-a-business-current-account/ UK Finance has announced a new service to help small business banking customers to switch current accounts more easily. UK Finance, in partnership with 18 business bank account providers, has agreed a standardised set of information that each bank will require from business customers in order for them to open or switch current accounts. Each bank must clearly display the information they require on their website. UK Finance has also launched an interactive online guide which will provide small business banking customers with a checklist of the information they will need to open or switch accounts. (EnterpriseQuest)

'Don't use showgirls to sell roof tiles'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43036944 Use them to sell bombs, drones and weapons of mass destruction to the world's terrorists, instead.

Couple fined for using fake garage door to hide house in Leicester. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/12/leicestershire-couple-reeta-herzallah-hamdi-almasri-fined-fake-garage-door-house

The prostitution claims surrounding Oxfam don’t surprise me. I’ve seen it all before with charities across the world – and the UN. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/oxfam-prostitution-charity-aid-workers-haiti-un-peacekeepers-a8206646.html Yes, but they do help to distract from (what was) the developing story of Westminster's political predators, perverts and paedos. And while we're on the subject of the UN - and NATO - their nice little earners like private snuff movies, body parts, drug and arms smuggling, looting and white slaving. Not to mention terrorism, war crimes and crimes against humanity. No wonder governments, official state propaganda and the fake news industry welcome the occasional story of charity workers paying for sex rather than indulging in the usual, un-reported, daily quota of rape and murder.

UK to send Royal Navy warship through disputed South China Sea in challenge to Beijing. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/uk-south-china-sea-royal-navy-warship-beijing-hms-sutherland-gavin-williamson-trump-us-australia-a8208016.html Yet another pathetic gesture by a regime of pathetic war criminals which will cost more than it would to re-house the survivors of the Grenfell corporate manslaughter tragedy. Much less the damage it will do to the supposedly new-found trading relationship with China.

13.02.2018: UK consumer spending falls in January, says Visa. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-consumer-spending-latest-updates-visa-a8206146.html Looks like another major marketing drive by the card companies is on the way.

Rising wage growth means households can take rate hike, says BoE official. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/12/rising-wage-growth-means-households-can-take-rate-hike-says-boe/ Unless you are self-employed, a small business or part of the gig economy, in which case, real wage growth has actually been declining.

Consumers to get brief respite as January inflation set to edge lower. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/12/consumers-to-get-brief-respite-as-january-inflation-set-to-edge/

Figures reveal trends and growth in self-employment. https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/articles/trendsinselfemploymentintheuk/2018-02-07 The number of self-employed people in the UK has increased from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The self-employed now account for around 15% of the total labour force in the UK, up from 12% in 2001. The figures have also revealed significant growth in the number of self-employed who work on their own or with a partner, but without any employees. This group has increased from 2.4 million in 2001 to 4 million in 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

Record £51.6 billion in rent paid by private tenants in 2017, report finds. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/10/record-a-51-6-billion-in-rent-paid-by-private-tenants-in-2017-r/

Trade with Australia could increase 'substantially' after Brexit. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/12/trade-with-australia-could-increase-substantially-after-brexit/ That's a very big 'could'. As opposed to what actually 'was'.

Energy industry to investigate improved standards for vulnerable customers. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/10/energy-industry-to-investigate-improved-standards-for-vulnerable/ As opposed to actually ignoring improved standards for vulnerable customers - a state of affairs which the energy industry will rapidly return to once the 'investigation' PR exercise has been rapidly concluded.

Energy switching trial to cut 50,000 bills. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43031371

Unilever threatens to pull adverts if tech giants fail to curb extremist content. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/12/unilever-threatens-to-pull-adverts-if-tech-giants-fail-to-curb-e/ Did Unilever threaten to pull their advertising when the internet and the 'fake news' media were awash with extremist, terrorist, hate-preaching propaganda in the run-up to the illegal, cowardly, murderous invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc by Shitland America? Or were profits doing OK then, regardless? Before the public started to become increasingly cynical over Big Corp-approved, 'official' fake news versions of what was really going on.

12.02.2018: UK food and farming sector calls on Government to maintain free trade with EU. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/10/uk-food-and-farming-sector-calls-on-government-to-maintain-free/ Unfortunately, the present regime of Tory war criminals only responds to 'calls' from Israel, America or Saudi Arabia.

New transport connection to the continent could become reality - reports. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/10/new-transport-connection-to-the-continent-could-become-reality/ So here we have an American (Fake Brit) 'hard' Brexiteer flogging the idea of additional transport links to the Continent after the country is supposed to have turned its back on its EU trading partners and a customs union. The only explanation would seem to be that just like the NHS, education, policing and 'defence', the business has been promised to shitland American contractors.

Hidden report reveals ministers exaggerated UK fracking boom. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/10/hidden-report-reveals-ministers-exaggerated-uk-fracking-boom/ A somewhat benign explanation: it's fake news put about by the country's fake news industry to offer profit at the taxpayers' expense to corrupt politicians and American Big Corp. Or - business as usual.

Government will consider making online trolling an offence - Justice Secretary. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/11/government-will-consider-making-online-trolling-an-offence-jus/ Oh, dear. That should put Little Ingerlandt's fake news industry out of business.

Mobile phone signal could be lost in icy cold snap, Met Office warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/11/mobile-phone-signal-could-lost-icy-cold-snap-met-office-warns/ So it's not 'smartphones', then? Simply 'mobile phones'. As they were before Shite Made In America came along to fleece millions of dummies.

Facebook tool can judge whether you are middle class. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/11/facebook-tool-judges-whether-middle-class/ Or, in simple terms, Facebook is for tools.

From Freemasons to frat houses: The secret societies we know very little about. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/freemasons-secret-societies-frat-houses-know-groups-clubs-a8202636.html

11.02.2018: Major retailers urged to help in fight against iTunes scam. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/09/major-retailers-urged-to-help-in-fight-against-itunes-scam/

Scam gang sentenced after BBC probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43002870

101 New 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=12138399&utm_term=

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=12138399&utm_term=

Connected micro dishwasher cooks and saves water. https://www.springwise.com/connected-micro-dishwasher-cooks-saves-water/?utm_campaign=1079633_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N51T,2V1FMX,2E4CL,1

App helps young renters swap homes. https://www.springwise.com/app-helps-young-renters-swap-homes/?utm_campaign=1079633_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N51T,2V1FMX,2E4CL,1

Startup turns ordinary people into brand ambassadors. https://www.springwise.com/startup-turns-ordinary-people-brand-ambassadors/?utm_campaign=1079633_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N51T,2V1FMX,2E4CL,1

10.02.2018: UK interest rates doubling this year would be 'no great shock', says Bank of England deputy governor. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-interest-rates-latest-updates-doubling-this-year-bank-of-england-deputy-governor-ben-broadbent-a8202116.html

Antenna could boost broadband speed for 80,000 rural homes. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/09/antenna-could-boost-broadband-speed-for-80-000-rural-homes/

EE 'shoebox' to tackle broadband not-spots. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42995210

National Statistics. User engagement and the business population estimates. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/user-engagement-and-the-business-population-estimates

GIVE IT BACK THEN. Automatic fines issued to 800,000 taxpayers every year by the HMRC computer for late filing of tax returns may be illegal, a judge has ruled.

A small property business, Khan Properties, appealed against its automatic fine for being late and won its case, judge Richard Thomas ruling that in his view the approach HMRC should have taken was to have a "flesh-and-blood human being who is an officer of HMRC make the assessment, that is to decide to impose the penalty and give instructions that may be executed by a computer".

The ruling has not been appealed by HMRC, and a flood of claims for reimbursement of fines levied by the HMRC computer is expected. https://ezinematters.com/

DEATH OF THE COLD CALL? MPs are preparing to debate new laws which could impose an outright ban on cold calls, something 85% of consumers would support. The move follows revelations that 4,200 nuisance calls are sent every minute, totalling 2.2 billion a year, with most relating to bogus personal injury claims. Insurance claims, PPI and pensions. Nearly one third are targeted at those 65 or older. https://ezinematters.com/

Facebook reaffirms pledge to fight 'bad content' on the site. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/09/facebook-reaffirms-pledge-to-fight-bad-content-on-the-site/ That will mean the end of official fake news, propaganda and hate-preaching, then?

Legal Q&A: can we use our neighbour's driveway to access our garage? https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/legal-qa/can-we-use-our-neighbours-driveway-to-access-our-garage-a117601.html

10 Simple Secrets of Great Communicators. https://www.thebalance.com/secrets-of-great-communicators-1918463?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12073975&utm_term=

7 Ways to Step Up Communication in Your Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/step-up-communication-2951531?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12073975&utm_term=

Handheld device helps hyperhidrosis sufferers. https://www.springwise.com/handheld-device-helps-hyperhidrosis-sufferers/?utm_campaign=1074201_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N0UX,2V1FMX,2DRAX,1

App encourages consumers to recycle by offering rewards. https://www.springwise.com/app-encourages-consumers-recycle-offering-rewards/?utm_campaign=1074201_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N0UX,2V1FMX,2DRAX,1

Recyclable aerogel-filled bricks improve building insulation. https://www.springwise.com/recyclable-aerogel-filled-bricks-improve-building-insulation/?utm_campaign=1074201_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N0UX,2V1FMX,2DRAX,1

09.02.2018: UK shift into less productive work. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42976632 Is this skiving, Fake Brit, Brexit Knobheads turning up for work before going back home to bed again?

Bank of England hints at earlier and larger rate rises. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42986729

Council tax hikes planned 'across England'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42984368

Thanks to Brexit, the full benefits of free trade will be made available to everyone - Fox. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/liam-fox-brexit-free-trade-deals-democracy-latest-a8199051.html It is hard to decide if Fox's infantile rubbish is a cynical and deliberate pack of lies or genuine naivete and ignorance. Whatever - it's official fake news at its worst which sadly, plenty of gullible idiots will choose to believe.

Brexit: Official forecasts suggest economies throughout UK will be hit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42977967

Housing market activity got off to a subdued start in 2018, say surveyors. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/07/housing-market-activity-got-off-to-a-subdued-start-in-2018-say/

More than a quarter of households 'have no savings they can quickly access'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/07/more-than-a-quarter-of-households-have-no-savings-they-can-quic/

Jump in landlords facing serious mortgage arrears. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42989391

Tax and mortgage crackdown cuts buy-to-let investment by 80pc. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/tax-mortgage-crackdown-cuts-buy-to-let-investment-80pc/

Freemasons leader appeals for end to 'discrimination' of members. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/08/freemasons-leader-appeals-end-discrimination-members/

Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42978428

08.02.2018: UK house price growth hits six-month low. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/uk-house-price-growth-hits-six-month-low/

Five million households to 'save £115 a year' under new safeguard energy tariff. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/07/five-million-households-save115-year-new-safeguard-energy-tariff/

Energy bills to rise for five million on price cap. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42972840

Germany now 'biggest breaker of EU rules', according to official figures. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/angela-merkel-germany-breaks-more-eu-rules-worst-bottom-class-a8198271.html Unlike the UK of course, which is Europe's #1 devotee of 'red tape' and not only adopts everything the EU has to offer but comes up with three times as many rules of its own. (And not the lying assertions to the contrary of Fake Brit politicians and the fake news media.)

Watchdog Ofcom urged to act on nuisance calls. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/watchdog-ofcom-urged-to-act-on-nuisance-calls/ I see there are still people out there who think Ofcon is a pro-consumer organisation.

Google clamps down on ticket resale websites. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42961738 Not enough revenue from them for Google, perhaps? Unlike the official, fake news media and its endless webspam like Google Adshite?

MPs investigating fake news to meet US Senate Intelligence Committee leaders. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/mps-investigating-fake-news-to-meet-us-senate-intelligence-commi/ Which means we can expect even more official fake news, propaganda and censorship in future.

Working from home? Welcome to the new developments which mean business. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/working-home-welcome-new-developments-mean-business/

The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/02/07/first-britons-black-natural-history-museum-dna-study-reveals/ Is this finally going to be the country's excuse to deport Fake Brit Brexit Knobheads and the hate-preaching staff and readershits of The Scum, The Daily Wail and The Terrorgraph?

Poundland rapped over 'naughty' elf ad - but it's already started a Top Tosser campaign for pancake day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/07/poundland-rapped-naughty-elf-ad-already-started-top-tosser/ Yes, and we all know who's going to win this particular accolade, don't we children? Four letter word, beings with 't' and ends in a 'y'. They should get that - unless they receive help from a parent who Twatters or belongs to the Brexit Knobheads.

International Franchise Show 2018, 16th and 17th February, London Excel. Free tickets. https://www.thefranshiseshow.co.uk

The Business Show 2018, 16 and 17 May, London Excel. Free tickets. http://www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk

Bag a bargain: how to furnish your home at auction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/interiors/bag-bargain-furnish-home-auction/

5 Different Ways to Work From Home. https://www.thebalance.com/all-the-different-ways-to-work-from-home-1794496?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12073897&utm_term=

Before You Start a Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/before-you-start-a-home-business-2947099?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12073897&utm_term=

Quick-Start Business Plan. https://www.thebalance.com/quick-start-business-plan-2948011?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=12073897&utm_term=

New image recognition system for real estate. https://www.springwise.com/ai-system-can-extract-detailed-information-images/?utm_campaign=1073302_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N05Y,2V1FMX,2DP88,1

Heat responsive label changes color when drink is too warm. https://www.springwise.com/heat-responsive-label-changes-color-drink-warm/?utm_campaign=1073302_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N05Y,2V1FMX,2DP88,1

Solar-powered thermal batteries release heat on demand. https://www.springwise.com/solar-powered-thermal-batteries-release-heat-demand/?utm_campaign=1073302_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,N05Y,2V1FMX,2DP88,1

07.02.2018: Holiday and sick pay for gig economy workers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42959756 Ummm. A major crisis for Tory regime sponsors and donors.

Business leaders warn May: our patience over Brexit is running out. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/07/business-leaders-warn-may-our-patience-over-brexit-is-running-out It beggars belief that any of the country's so-called 'business leaders' ever thought that the present rag-bag Tory regime of Fags for America, Friends of Israel, war criminals, thieves and liars ever were capable of negotiating a pro-UK citizen Brexit deal!

Security chiefs fencing off millions of scam emails to protect the public. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/phishing-email-scam-fake-malicious-hmrc-nhs-national-cyber-security-centre-a8195656.html So THAT's what they're doing! Wow.

Some iphoneX users unable to pick up phone calls. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphone-x-apple-bug-problem-phone-cant-pick-up-answer-issue-software-download-a8195161.html

7 Fast and Easy Ways to Make Extra Money From Home. https://www.thebalance.com/make-extra-money-from-home-4053256?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993476&utm_term=

Tips on Creating and Growing Your Personal Brand. https://www.thebalance.com/creating-and-growing-personal-brand-2295814?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993476&utm_term=

5 Home Businesses Ideas You Can Start Fast and for No Money. https://www.thebalance.com/home-business-ideas-fast-3893732?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993580&utm_term=

9 Affordable Part-Time Home Business Ideas You Can Start Now. https://www.thebalance.com/part-time-home-business-ideas-1794538?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993580&utm_term=

Top 8 Internet Business Ideas You Can Start Today. https://www.thebalance.com/top-internet-business-ideas-you-can-start-today-1794709?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993580&utm_term=

VR headset program helps prevent motion sickness. https://www.springwise.com/vr-headset-program-helps-prevent-motion-sickness/?utm_campaign=1060572_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MQCC,2V1FMX,2CWG6,1

Beer cans offer drinkers discount codes for their ride home. https://www.springwise.com/beer-cans-offer-drinkers-discount-codes-ride-home/?utm_campaign=1060572_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MQCC,2V1FMX,2CWG6,1

Folding wheel could revolutionize transportation. https://www.springwise.com/folding-wheel-revolutionize-transportation/?utm_campaign=1071051_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-02-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MYFF,2V1FMX,2DJZY,1

06.02.2018: Ex-Carillion boss sorry for firm's collapse. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42958507 The leeching, incompetent slug would be a lot sorrier if he was a proper small businessman or self-employed and had to lose the roof over his head, his savings and possibly his family if he fucked up on this sort of scale.

Ombudsman abandons 'broken' housing market. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42949800 What invisible 'ombudsman' would this be, then?

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/05/tech-addiction-former-facebook-google-employees-campaign

Survey reveals trends in UK domestic tourism. http://catererlicensee.com/great-britain-tourism-survey-shows-brexit-impact-on-domestic-tourism/ The number of domestic overnight visits in the UK fell by 1% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period in 2016, according to the Great British Tourism Survey. Since 2015 (the year before the UK voted to leave the EU) the number of domestic overnight holidays has increased, but the amount spent has fallen. The numbers of business visits and visits to friends and relatives have fallen steadily, total spend on business visits has remained at pre-EU referendum levels and total spend on visits to friends and relatives has also decreased. (EnterpriseQuest)

The unwanted holiday homes owners can't give away. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42909256

05.02.2018: Fall in number of self-employed bankruptcies. http://www.freelanceuk.com/news/5352.shtml The most recent figures from the Insolvency Service have revealed that there were 838 declared bankruptcies by self-employed people in Q3 2017, representing a quarterly fall of 4% and a year-on-year decrease of around 13%. This is despite the number of personal insolvencies reaching a three-year high, of nearly 99,200 in 2017. According to the Insolvency Service, the number of self-employed people going bankrupt has fallen steadily each quarter since Q2 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

The figures are available in full at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/insolvency-statistics-october-to-december-2017

UK crops left to rot after drop in EU farm workers in Britain after Brexit referendum. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-crops-eu-farm-workers-brexit-referendum-rot-manpower-recruitment-numbers-a8194701.html

Brexit immigration paper delay criticised by UK businesses. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/05/brexit-immigration-white-paper-uk-businesses-delay

Significant growth in the number of eBay traders. http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/thousands-expected-register-business-ebay-january-online-marketplace-reports/ The latest figures from eBay have revealed that 30% more businesses are expected to have registered and started trading on eBay in January 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. The figures have indicated that traders selling cars and car accessories are the most successful type of business on eBay, accounting for 35% of the top 20 new sellers from 2014 to 2017. Home and garden and physical media (such as DVDs and vinyl) make up the top three types of new traders on eBay. (EnterpriseQuest)

Survey reveals trends in UK domestic tourism. http://catererlicensee.com/great-britain-tourism-survey-shows-brexit-impact-on-domestic-tourism/ The number of domestic overnight visits in the UK fell by 1% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period in 2016, according to the Great British Tourism Survey. Since 2015 (the year before the UK voted to leave the EU) the number of domestic overnight holidays has increased, but the amount spent has fallen. The numbers of business visits and visits to friends and relatives have fallen steadily, total spend on business visits has remained at pre-EU referendum levels and total spend on visits to friends and relatives has also decreased. (EnterpriseQuest)

Apple iPhone X glitch leaves owners unable to take calls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/05/apple-iphone-x-glitch-leaves-owners-unable-take-calls/

04.02.2018: £100m in Government-backed loans for Carillion contractors hit by firm's demise. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/02/a-100m-in-government-backed-loans-for-carillion-contractors-hit/ Sounds better than 'taxpayers' money', doesn't it?

Russian oligarchs living in Britain 'will be forced to account for their wealth'. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/02/russian-oligarchs-living-in-britain-will-be-forced-to-account-f/ All prompted by the tv series, McMafia, eh? Or what's known as Little Ingerlandt realpolitik.

So the regime will also be seeking an expanation for the wealth of the country's 'Israelis', especially those who bugger off with billions in pension funds without so much as a rebuke from their mates in government? And then of course, there's all those mega-rich Arabs, supposedly funding terrorism across the world? Ditto for Shithead American billionaire-terrorists. And then there's all the (non-Russian) banks, of course. And Big Corp. All taking food quite literally out of the mouths of millions and millions of everday people and small businesses to help finance the bombing, murder and starvation of millions more.

Or in other words, it's going to be pretty much the same as it has been for the UK's self-employed and small businesses for the past fifty years.

What’s eating the restaurant trade? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42923499

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=11940399&utm_term=

15 Side Jobs to Make Some Extra Money. https://www.thebalance.com/15-side-jobs-to-make-some-extra-money-4074574?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11940399&utm_term=

Tiny device detects if water is safe to drink. https://www.springwise.com/tiny-device-detects-water-safe-drink/?utm_campaign=1059058_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MP6A,2V1FMX,2CT17,1 This should come in particularly useful in backward countries like France where up to 90% of the tap water can carry unacceptably high pollution levels. (And why the French always buy bottled drinking water.)

New app helps improve online debates. https://www.springwise.com/new-app-helps-improve-online-debates/?utm_campaign=1059058_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MP6A,2V1FMX,2CT17,1

AI-enabled self-ordering kiosks offer a customized interactive experience. https://www.springwise.com/ai-enabled-self-ordering-kiosks-offer-customized-interactive-experience/?utm_campaign=1059058_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MP6A,2V1FMX,2CT17,1

New smart shower lets users pre-set the perfect temperature. https://www.springwise.com/new-smart-shower-lets-users-pre-set-perfect-temperature/?utm_campaign=1069583_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MXAN,2V1FMX,2DGMI,1

Casual dining chain opens recording studio inside London restaurant. https://www.springwise.com/casual-dining-chain-opens-recording-studio-inside-london-restaurant/?utm_campaign=1069583_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MXAN,2V1FMX,2DGMI,1

03.02.2018: Fury as minister escapes discipline for 'conspiracy theory' that civil servants are distorting Brexit evidence. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/steve-baker-brexit-minister-latest-updates-tape-recording-civil-servants-conspiracy-a8190001.html Unfortunately, the Tories have been producing so much fake news swill in recent years that they can no longer differentiate between reality and their own lies and propaganda.

Britain cannot be involved in any customs union with EU post-Brexit - Fox. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/02/britain-cannot-be-involved-in-any-customs-union-with-eu-post-bre/ (Official Fag for America, arms dealer and terrorist point of view.)

Groups opposed to hard Brexit join forces under Chuka Umunna. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/01/groups-opposed-to-hard-brexit-join-forces-under-chuka-umunna Almost as bad as belonging to the swivel-eyed, Tory loon and war criminal Hard Brexit alliance.

Number of council homes sold off under Right to Buy increases five-fold in six years after Tories lift cap. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/right-to-buy-council-homes-sold-off-private-landlords-rent-tory-cap-a8189881.html

Labour plans to force landowners to sell at hugely discounted price so thousands more council homes can be built. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-considers-forcing-landowners-to-sell-sites-at-discounted-price-to-free-up-space-for-thousands-a8190781.html That will go down well with the Tory fox-hunting set!

Britain's fastest-growing family type: cohabiting couples trend in UK leaves many without legal rights if the relationship fails. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/cohabiting-couples-trend-in-uk-leaves-many-without-legal-rights-if-the-relationship-fails-a117351.html

Record 10.7 million people submitted their tax returns on time, says HMRC. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/01/record-10-7-million-people-submitted-their-tax-returns-on-time/

Almost 2 million individuals who set up powers of attorney since 2013 due fee refunds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/almost-2-million-individuals-set-powers-attorney-since-2013/

Regulators have admitted that online bookies have been 'conning' the public – but they haven't gone far enough. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/online-gambling-bookies-ladbrokes-william-hill-pt-entertainment-conning-the-public-a8190821.html ALL Tory industry regulator-puppets have the same defficiency - too late and never enough. In fact, it forms part of the regulators' selection criteria.

Your Chariot awaits: Californian startup launches four new bus routes in 'under-served' parts of London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/chariot-awaits-californian-startup-launches-four-new-bus-routes/

Carmakers that cheat on emissions tests could be given unlimited fines under a strict new regime. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/emissions-scandal-volkswagen-unlimited-fine-diesel-cars-uk-a8188851.html You mean there are (the majority of) other carmakers who don't cheat on emission tests? Wow!!! Imagine that. Like (the majority) of doping athletes who aren't just Russian? Or (the majority) of terrorists who aren't just Muslim?

02.02.2018: Warning of 'utter chaos' if May ends EU free movement next March. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/01/warning-utter-chaos-may-ends-eu-free-movement-next-march 'Utter chaos' being of course, the natural state of affairs for the Tory regime.

Growth slows in UK manufacturing as raw materials drive up costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/01/growth-slows-uk-manufacturing-raw-materials-drive-costs/

Pensions and property help boost household wealth. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/01/pensions-and-property-help-boost-household-wealth/

'Unexpected' pick-up in house price growth at start of 2018. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/01/unexpected-pick-up-in-house-price-growth-at-start-of-2018/ So 'unexpected' no-one knows about it.

Millionaire numbers rise by a third. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42904875 Millionaires have become as common as Twatterers and Arsebook users. There used to be a time when 'a million' stood for a lot more than the cuttings from a shredder.

Citizens Advice call to investigate 'cost of loyalty'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42885651

Gambling firms told to stop 'unfair' promotions. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/02/01/gambling-firms-told-to-stop-unfair-promotions/ Trouble is, that means fewer bungs for bent politicians.

Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/31/data-laws-corporate-america-capitalism That control was alread lost when Little Ingerlandt's fagging politicians handed over the last UK census to the US murder industry.

Openreach boosts fibre broadband drive to reach three million extra homes. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/02/01/openreach-boosts-fibre-broadband-drive-to-reach-three-million-ex/ Telecon industry and bent politicians' lies to improve UK broadband connectivity = the 'new' shaggy dog story.

Facebook users spending less time online. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42893051 I guess not everyone wants to be a moron for life.

Twenty-eight Russian athletes have doping bans overturned by Cas. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/01/russian-doping-scandal-athletes-bans-overturned-courts-of-arbitration-for-sport-athletics The original ban being overturned on the grounds that the only evidence which had been submitted was the athletes' nationality. Russian. This might be a good time for a fake whistleblower to trigger a ban all those doped-up American, British and EU athletes. Led for a change, by someone who didn't come from doped-up sporting background and who wasn't in hoc to US (Shitland) Big Corp, American propaganda and the fake news media.

My internet usage is getting harder to manage and worrying me. What should I do? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/31/internet-usage-worrying-hard-to-manage Get a life? Or join the cabbage patch.

01.02.2018: Smaller firms to be worst affected by Brexit. https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2018/title,1863531,en.php Research from the University of St Andrews has revealed that small and medium-sized firms will be worst affected by the UK's decision to leave the EU. According to the research, Brexit is expected to lead to lower levels of capital investment, business growth, product development, access to finance and international trade among smaller firms. The research has also indicated that Brexit-related uncertainty is most likely to affect exporters and hi-tech or service-based industries. (EnterpriseQuest)

Britons more upbeat about financial prospects for 2018 - survey. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/30/britons-more-upbeat-about-financial-prospects-for-2018-survey/

Access to ATMs 'at risk from fee change'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42872438

Two thirds of commuters don't think UK rail travel is good value for money. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/uk-rail-travel-latest-commuters-trains-value-for-money-not-good-national-rail-passenger-survey-a8185451.html Whereas the third which did think UK rail travel was good value for money were illiterate, Brexit Knobheads who didn't understand the survey.

Donald Trump suggests UK among 'enemies of America' after UN Jerusalem vote. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/state-of-the-union-latest-updates-donald-trump-enemies-america-un-recognise-jerusalem-a8186561.html This being the same Donald the trump who recently emphasised that Britain and the U Shithole America were joined at the hip, the 'special' (terrorist) relationship was stronger than ever and that there would be a 'great' post-Brexit trade deal? (A state propaganda, 'fake' interview conducted by Pee'rs Moron, mind you.)

New EU VAT rules announced. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-185_en.htm The European Commission has announced plans to give EU member states more flexibility to set VAT rates and to support smaller firms and cross-border traders. Under the plans, member states will be able to introduce more reduced VAT rates and exemptions for a wider range of products and services. The Commission has also set out its plans to tackle the disproportionate VAT compliance costs faced by cross-border traders when compared with those that only trade domestically. For example, cross-border traders with an annual turnover of less than €100,000 will be exempt from paying VAT on sales. (EnterpriseQuest)

Fujifilm to take over Xerox as photocopier demand drops. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42884631 And of course, one of the main reasons why there has been a falling demand for Xerox is that its customer service is absolute crap. http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Xerox In fact the best thing small businesses could hope for would be for Xerox and its despicable management to disappear off the face of the planet.

'Dangerously' drunk tourists may not win insurance claims. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42878841

Flight with 85 plumbers on board forced to return to airport with toilet problems. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/norwegian-flight-plumbers-broken-toilet-return-airport-oslo-munich-a8184961.html

7 Keys to Thrive as a Solopreneur in a Fast-Paced Business World. https://www.thebalance.com/thriving-as-a-solopreneur-in-fast-business-4148492?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11993501&utm_term=

Wearable device detects consumer emotions. https://www.springwise.com/wearable-device-detects-consumer-emotions/?utm_campaign=1065421_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MU31,2V1FMX,2D7WP,1

Smart bike light could make cycling safer. https://www.springwise.com/smart-bike-light-make-cycling-safer/?utm_campaign=1065421_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MU31,2V1FMX,2D7WP,1

31.01.2018: Borrowers ignoring mortgage timebomb, says FCA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42872432 Probably because the daft sods believe the FCA and the Tory regime are their to protect their interests. (Brexit Knobhead types.)

Ministers reject calls to publish leaked Brexit study. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42867668 The regime hasn't invested in years and years of fake news propaganda just to release 'the truth'! Whatever next!?

Why Britain is cosying up to China: Beef, plastic and free-trade. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/30/britain-cosying-china-beef-plastic-free-trade/ Which flies in the face of the latest suggestion by the USA that China is as dangerous an enemy as Russia. (Tory Fags for America await Twatter guidance from the Pentagon to help determine official policy.)

UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/30/uk-mass-digital-surveillance-regime-ruled-unlawful-appeal-ruling-snoopers-charter War crimes, terrorism and theft are unlawful, too. However, that hasn't stopped the UK in the past.

Why didn’t anyone working with Carillion say it was going to fail? http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/carillion-kpmg-auditors-audit-hbos-financial-crisis-self-regulation-deloitte-a8185356.html They probably did. However, that doesn't fall within the 'journalistic' remit of mainstream, fake news propaganda.

London’s Transport Gig Economy Grows By 85% Since 2010. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/9510/ Which alone would account for the Tory regime's fake millions of 'self-employed entrepreneurs'.

Last-minute rush for taxpayers ahead of self-assessment deadline. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/30/last-minute-rush-for-taxpayers-ahead-of-self-assessment-deadline/

Taxpayers who miss tax return deadline due to depression 'less likely to be fined than ever'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/30/taxpayers-miss-tax-return-deadline-due-depression-less-likely/

30.01.2018: Consumer confidence rises at fastest rate for a year in January. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/29/consumer-confidence-rises-at-fastest-rate-for-a-year-in-january/

Construction activity shows signs of strength across regional UK cities. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/29/construction-activity-shows-signs-of-strength-across-regional-uk/ Isn't it amazing how entire industries and even national econmies can go from the doldrums to 'strength' in the space of just two weeks of fake news 'reporting'?

Any Brexit deal will hit UK economy - government paper. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42867668

EU says it will 'react swiftly and appropriately' after Donald Trump trade war threat. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/eu-donald-trump-trade-war-us-tariffs-european-union-protectionism-policy-a8183156.html The Americans have been protectionist since the year OINK, OINK. The whole point of the EU at its most cynical, pointy end, is to withstand and combat this kind of threat. Counter-protectionist measures should have been introduced twenty, thirty years ago. The fact that they weren't demostrates just how relatively weak the EU is and just how effective American Big Corp lobbying remains. However, every small business, every consumer can make a difference. Boycott the USA.

Brexit could cause energy shortages and higher gas and electricity bills, says Lords committee. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-energy-shortages-gas-electricity-bills-house-lords-david-davis-latest-uk-leave-eu-a8183706.html

The property market is so slow that an estate agent is listing properties on Airbnb while it waits for a sale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/property-market-slow-estate-agent-listing-properties-airbnb/

Jeremy Corbyn announces Labour will buy every homeless person in the country a house. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/28/jeremy-corbyn-announces-labour-will-buy-every-homeless-person/

Cost of British passport to increase. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42860723

Jobs most at risk from automation are in cities that voted 'most strongly for Brexit', think tank claims. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/29/jobs-risk-automation-cities-voted-strongly-brexit-think-tank/

Michael Jamieson: ‘Swimming has a problem. Micro-dosing is a huge issue’. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/29/michael-jamieson-swimming-depression-doping-micro-dosing-interview A bit unusual for the mainstream media to point out systematic doping in sports other than professional cycling? Swimming - as notoriously a doping haven (other than in the media) as American football and tennis - last received a mention of its doping problems two years ago! https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/18/jon-bigg-fina-doping-swimming But there you go: that's what fake news is for; simply not to report, every bit as much as to spread hatred and lies.

29.01.2018: Donald Trump promises 'great' UK trade deal after Brexit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/29/donald-trump-promises-great-uk-trade-deal-brexit/ A promise not worth the paper it isn't written on. (And what an arse-lickin' performance by Pee'rs Moron.)

High streets continue to struggle as new shop applications fall - report. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/27/high-streets-continue-to-struggle-as-new-shop-applications-fall/ Wot?! Despite all the 'gurus' the regime and its fake news media have thrown at the problem?

Bottom of the housing ladder: 'I feel like a squatter in my home'. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/28/bottom-of-the-housing-ladder-i-feel-like-a-squatter-in-my-home

Investment fraud warning issued by Financial Conduct Authority. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/27/investment-fraud-warning-issued-by-financial-conduct-authority/

New York investigates company accused of selling fake Twitter followers. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42853067 Or, the well-established practice of 'doping' by social media. Hopefully, Twitter will be banned from the Olympics now. And Facebook.

4 Easy to Start Online Side Hustle Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/easy-online-side-hustle-ideas-4134313?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11940475&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=11940475&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=11940475&utm_term=

Oral care drink lowers the risk of tooth decay. https://www.springwise.com/oral-care-drink-lowers-risk-tooth-decay/?utm_campaign=1064050_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MT0Y,2V1FMX,2D4P5,1

Crowdfunding site aims to get homeless back into work. https://www.springwise.com/crowdfunding-site-aims-get-homeless-back-work/?utm_campaign=1064050_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MT0Y,2V1FMX,2D4P5,1

Cloud-based system aids PR companies in a crisis. https://www.springwise.com/cloud-based-system-aids-pr-companies-crisis/?utm_campaign=1064050_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MT0Y,2V1FMX,2D4P5,1

27.01.2018: Personal insolvencies across England and Wales reach three-year high. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/26/personal-insolvencies-across-england-and-wales-reach-three-year/

Call for broadband consumer champion. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42819178

Facebook and Instagram suffer global outage. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/instagram-down-latest-updates-not-work-stop-no-update-photos-social-media-a8178616.html

Kensington & Chelsea to curb anti-social behaviour with pilot licensing system for Airbnb-style short lets. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/kensington-chelsea-to-curb-antisocial-behaviour-with-pilot-licensing-system-for-airbnbstyle-short-a117141.html

Over 70% of Brits consider themselves organised travellers. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/air-travel-organisation-suitcase-packing-rituals-airports-flights-boarding-a8179051.html

National Fish & Chip Awards: the UK's best chippy revealed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/national-fish-chip-awards-uks-best-chippy-revealed

Don't say cheese: Amsterdam turns against English usage in shops. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/26/dutch-cheese-heads-told-to-close-amsterdam-shop

You Have To Take Calculated Risks To Succeed. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pippa-murray-you-have-to-take-calculated-risks-to-succeed_uk_5a2ffc8be4b046175433a832?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Cdl-headline%26pLid%3D982291853_uk

Solar garden robot waters plants and scares pests away. https://www.springwise.com/solar-garden-robot-waters-plants-scares-pests-away/?utm_campaign=1054231_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MLG7,2V1FMX,2CIK8,1

New smart speaker simulates presence at home. https://www.springwise.com/new-smart-speaker-simulates-presence-home/?utm_campaign=1054231_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MLG7,2V1FMX,2CIK8,1

New location app speeds up rescue time in emergencies. https://www.springwise.com/new-location-app-speeds-rescue-time-emergencies/?utm_campaign=1055623_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MMIV,2V1FMX,2CM29,1

Wearable motion sensor alerts workers to potential injury. https://www.springwise.com/wearable-motion-sensor-alerts-workers-potential-injury/?utm_campaign=1062483_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MRTF,2V1FMX,2D0ZP,1

Company uses robot instead of estate agents. https://www.springwise.com/company-uses-robot-instead-estate-agents/?utm_campaign=1062483_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202018-01-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,MRTF,2V1FMX,2D0ZP,1

26.01.2018: Personal insolvencies predicted to have edged up annually in official figures. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/24/personal-insolvencies-predicted-to-have-edged-up-annually-in-off/

Carillion collapse: Insurers pay out £30m to suppliers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42811707

President Trump predicts 'tremendous increase' in UK-US trade. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42819405 Obviously rubbing his hands with glee at the prospect of Tory Fags for America and Brexit Knobheads remaining in power long enough for the Great British Sell-off to continue

Mortgage approvals at the lowest for five years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42817663

Cold call king gets 12-year company ban after blowing £55k on Savoy wedding and jewellery. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/cold-call-king-gets-12-year-company-ban-blowing-55k-savoy-wedding/

Calais blockade: Protesting French fishermen block port. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42817263

Should men-only business events be a thing of the past? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42801573

Apprenticeship levy is not working, employers say. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42818613 It was never meant to work; it was only meant to be a USA-(fake) guru conceived, Tory propaganda stunt.

Meat supplier to Wetherspoon's probed over food hygiene. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42811433

Fall in tourists to US 'blamed on Trump'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42808080 That's right. Blame Trump again. Even if it's the west's fake news propaganda which has created, nurtured, exaggerated and expanded on everything which is wrong with the U Shithole of America as 'Trump's fault'. And not at all the incompetent, Big Corp, terrorist shitheads who occupied the US presidency, administration, Congress and Senate before he came along.

25.01.2018: Over three million people yet to submit tax returns ahead of January 31 deadline. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/23/over-three-million-people-yet-to-submit-tax-returns-ahead-of-jan/ This wouldn't be the Tory regime's army of fake 'self-employed entrepreneurs' by any chance?

UK unemployment falls to 1.44 million. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42802526

HMRC urged to stop blaming small firms for tax gap. https://www.contractoruk.com/news/0013403tax_stigma_running_small_company_warned_against.html The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned HMRC that it should change its approach to reducing the tax gap or it will risk damaging its relationship with smaller firms. The warning comes after HMRC claimed that smaller firms are responsible for 46% of the tax gap during an evidence session with the Public Accounts Committee. The CIOT has called for HMRC to carry out an investigation into how smaller firms contribute to the tax gap, and to develop targeted initiatives that tackle the underlying issues preventing smaller firms from complying with their tax obligations. (EnterpriseQuest)

Drop in Scottish exports to the rest of the UK as international figures rise. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/drop-in-scottish-exports-to-the-rest-of-the-uk-as-international/

Current account switching levels dipped year-on-year across 2017. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/23/current-account-switching-levels-dipped-year-on-year-across-2017/

New platform to improve access to alternative finance. http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news/2018/01/10/fsb-fintech-platform-aims-to-fund-small-business-growth-and-reverse-plummet-in-sector-confidence The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new fintech platform to help smaller firms access alternative sources of finance. The FSB Funding Platform, which was developed by business finance platform Finpoint, uses artificial intelligence to match applicants with suitable alternative finance providers. More than 100 lenders are currently listed on the platform, which also helps to connect small businesses with financial advisers. (EnterpriseQuest)

Truffle tree pension scam cost victims tens of thousands. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42802951

Car insurance premiums rise for eight successive quarters. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42795558

Facebook should be 'regulated like cigarette industry', says tech CEO. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/24/facebook-regulated-cigarette-industry-salesforce-marc-benioff-social-media We've been saying it for years. It should be banned.

Best jobs for pay and satisfaction no longer include tech-based posts, says study. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/best-jobs-for-pay-and-satisfaction-no-longer-include-tech-based/

WTO head rejects talk of global trade war as US hints at more tariffs. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/24/wto-head-rejects-talk-global-trade-war-us-more-tariffs Boycott the U Shitland of America. https://www.bing.com/search?q=boycott+USA&qs=n&form=QBLH&sp=-1&ghc=1&pq=boycott+usa&sc=4-11&sk=&cvid=795EE60DC2E243499BD1155C3C1FA35A

Never mind Brexit, or even Europe. The future is Eurasian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/24/brexit-europe-future-eurasian-europeans-asia Which is why the terrorist shitland of America is tooling up for nuclear war with China, Russia, Europe and Africa with North Korea and Iran thrown in for good measure.

French parliament gives citizens the 'right to make mistakes'. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/24/french-parliament-passes-law-giving-citizens-the-right-to-make-mistakes

24.01.2018: Cybercrime: £130bn stolen from consumers in 2017, report says. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/23/cybercrime-130bn-stolen-consumers-2017-report-victims-phishing-ransomware-online-hacking Good news for the banks and American shithole payday loan companies.

More Britons positive about personal finances - survey. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/21/more-britons-positive-about-personal-finances-survey/ Especially Brits who don't have any personal finances of their own.

UK jobs expected to be axed amid Brexit uncertainty while global growth booms. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/22/uk-jobs-expected-to-be-axed-amid-brexit-uncertainty-while-global/

Carillion Scandal – “small companies to get a penny back for every pound they are owed”. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/carillion-scandal-small-companies-to-get-a-penny-back-for-every-pound-they-are-owed/ About the going rate for a Tory donor.

UK construction worker shortage hits record, warns trade association. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-construction-worker-shortage-recruitment-brexit-eu-nationals-citizens-europe-trade-association-a8172466.html And Brexit Knobheads who's jobs were being 'stolen' by all those illegal immigrants still haven't stepped up to the mark?

Why UK firms are losing patience with the ideological fantasies of Brexiteers. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boris-johnson-customs-union-border-checks-tariffs-fantasies-of-brexiteers-a8174046.html

Babyboomers release cash from homes in record numbers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/babyboomers-release-cash-homes-record-numbers/

Record year for stamp duty as taxman nets £1bn a month in 2017. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/record-year-stamp-duty-taxman-nets-1bn-month-2017/

Cold start to the year for zero interest credit card market, research finds. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/23/cold-start-to-the-year-for-zero-interest-credit-card-market-res/

Children 'need to play more to gain work skills'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42773557 Clearly, to follow in their idle parents' footsteps. A bit of helping around the house and a newspaper round would also come in handy, instead of just playing with video games, social media and watching telly.

US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42784380 And there are Tory Fags for America and Brexit Knobheads who want to tie us to a 'trade deal' with this terrorist shithole.

‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/23/never-get-high-on-your-own-supply-why-social-media-bosses-dont-use-social-media

Internet making sex work safer, report finds. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/23/internet-making-sex-work-safer-report-finds

Amazon best performer for customer satisfaction: survey. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/21/amazon-best-performer-for-customer-satisfaction-survey/

Campaigners call for say in short-term letting regulation. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/22/campaigners-call-for-say-in-short-term-letting-regulation/

Instagram under fire for selling knives disguised as lipstick. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/instagram-under-fire-account-selling-knives-disguised-combs-lipsticks-alien-outfitters-knife-crime-a8170481.html

When is the self-assessment tax return deadline – and what happens if I miss it? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/return/self-assessment-tax-return-deadline-and-happens-miss/

23.01.2018: Watchdog ponders rule changes for SMEs following scandals. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/22/watchdog-ponders-rule-changes-for-smes-following-scandals/

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42765661

Failing to switch 'cost households extra £1,500 for energy over past six years'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/20/failing-to-switch-cost-households-extra-a-1-500-for-energy-over/

Only one in four trust social media, says survey. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42771740 As many as that trust social media?! It must be the Brexit Knobhead contingent again.

Why do banks take different approaches to fraud? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/bank-account-fraud-reimburse-customers-pensioners-vulnerable-responsibility-security-a8166316.html

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42769096 A bit old hat, isn't it? Shoplifters have been using those for decades.

Army chief to call for investment to keep up with Russia. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42770208 No probs. Sack all 'army' chiefs and invest that money in a few million Injuns and a peace pipe instead.

US delegation descends on London to explore business opportunities. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/21/us-delegation-descends-on-london-to-explore-business-opportuniti/ Well, a delegation from New Orleans, that's all.

France would have left EU in similar referendum to UK's, says Macron. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/21/emmanuel-macron-uk-yes-no-brexit-vote-mistake

Venice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42772609 Serves them right for murdering all those whales.

3 big investing lessons from Dragons' Den. (Advertorial) https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2018/01/21/3-big-investing-lessons-from-dragons-den/ 0 + 0 + 0 = 3 x 0.

WhatsApp Business: new messenger app lets companies chat to you. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-business-app-download-android-google-play-iphone-features-a8167631.html

Milk floats and glass bottles make a comeback as shoppers shun plastic. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/21/milk-floats-glass-bottles-make-comeback-shoppers-shun-plastic/ Civilisation beckons again!

 

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

Len Tondel

 

 

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