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LATEST! 12.02.2016
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's January 2016) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st February 2016

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


12.02.2016: UK’s digital industries growing 32pc faster than wider economy. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/uks-digital-industries-growing-32pc-faster-than-wider-economy/ If that's really true, then it's one hell of an indictment of the performance of the rest of the economy. (War criminal) David Cameron has hailed Britain’s technology sector as “extraordinary”, apparently. So, just once, will we be seeing taxpayers' money diverted away from subsidising the murder industry (and banking) into a sector which benefits the UK economy at large?

It's not just tax. Google is draining artists dry, too. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/its-not-just-tax-google-is-draining-artists-dry-too-a6866911.html

Google boss admits he does not know his own salary as MPs grill executives. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/12151599/Watch-live-MPs-question-Google-bosses-over-UK-tax.html It's not Google executives who should be grilled - but the Chancellor and Ingerlandt's entire, fagging, war criminal regime. Google are only doing what they are being allowed to do.

Online market 'is turning drug dealers from goons to geeks'. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/11/online-market-turning-drug-dealers-goons-geeks-darknet

BT cracks down on cold callers with a breakthrough service to divert 25 million nuisance calls a week to a junk voicemail inbox. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-3442025/BT-cracks-cold-callers-free-service-divert-25million-nuisance-calls-week-junk-voicemail-inbox.html

'How I turned my backpacking trip into a business spanning Europe and got a £50m cash injection all by the age of 32' - the start-up story of GoEuro.com http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-3439148/How-turned-backpacking-trip-business-spanning-Europe-attracted-50m-cash-injection-age-32-start-story-GoEuro-com.html

TripAdvisor and Amazon probed over fake reviews. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3443431/Trip-Advisor-Amazon-probed-fake-reviews-Watchdog-launches-review-fears-customers-wasting-money-feedback-twisted.html

Nato orders fleet to deploy in Aegean Sea 'to help end Europe's refugee crisis'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nato-orders-fleet-to-deploy-in-aegean-sea-to-help-end-europes-refugee-crisis-a6867076.html Every time small, independent entrepreneurs try to make a few bob, the Americans come along and queer everyone's patch. Though it's clearly OK to murder the next half-a-million refugees they've created, instead.

How I quit my smartphone addiction and really started living. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/11/smartphone-technology-addiction-facebook-twitter

Co- working key to start-up success. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/co-working-key-to-start-up-success/ Couldn't agree more. It's been conventional wisdom for thousands of years. Until the internet and fake social media (for dummies) arrived on the scene.

Benefits of renting equipment. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/benefits-of-renting-equipment/

Striking the right balance in digital marketing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/striking-the-right-balance-in-digital-marketing/

Cloud computing: Getting up & running as a start up. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/cloud-computing-getting-up-running-as-a-start-up/

CNET Community: ways to boost your phone battery's life. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Franchisee. http://franchises.about.com/od/buyingafranchise/fl/Pros-and-Cons-of-Becoming-a-Franchisee.htm?utm_content=6071643&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Buy a Business, Not a Lemon. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/buysellabiz/a/buybusinessstep.htm?utm_content=6071643&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Calculating Startup Costs. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/a/startupcosts.htm?utm_content=6071578&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

11.02.2016: Buy-to-let surge 'raising house prices'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35540513 Translation: estate agents are using a bit of scaremongering to raise house asking prices.

Fraudsters becoming more sophisticated, May warns as she launches new taskforce. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/10/fraudsters-becoming-more-sophisticated-may-warns-as-she-launches-new-taskforce/ A taskforce made up of the same dickheads who have allowed fraudsters to become more sophisticated?

Supermarkets face ban on 'special offers' that cost shoppers £1,000 a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/12151067/Supermarkets-face-ban-on-special-offers-that-cost-shoppers-1000-a-year.html

Shoppers 'fail to spot cheapest deals'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35539416 Probably because they shop while peering at a plastic codpiece all the time?

Pound's fall to spark a rush of moving money home from abroad: here's how to do it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11986097/Transferring-money-abroad-Ultimate-guide-to-currency-exchange-options.html Only six months late to be giving this kind of advice, isn't it? After the daily swathes of regime propaganda which have pulled the wool over the public's eyes over the state of the economy, instead.

Twitter fails to add new users in last quarter of 2015. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/02/10/twitter-fails-to-add-new-users-in-last-quarter-of-2015-1/ Running out of fresh morons, is it?

Dating scams on the rise: 'A fraudster conned me out of thousands'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/12148131/Dating-scams-on-the-rise-A-fraudster-conned-me-out-of-thousands.html You don't need to fall for a dating scam to be conned out of thousands; the regime and its taxman will do.

Is your money safe online? 16 ways to make sure. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/11/is-your-money-safe-online-16-ways-to-make-sure/ 16 ways of guarding the highest ever recorded levels of personal debt because of the regime's and the banking industry's criminal incompetence? Once upon a time, when people actually had some money, it used to be as simple as a biscuit tin under the mattress and a shotgun. In fact, even the shotgun wasn't strictly necessary.

Tory MP admits he has moved back into his parent's home to save up for a deposit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/12150280/Tory-MP-admits-he-has-moved-back-into-his-parents-home-to-save-up-for-a-deposit.html Does that mean the regime's recently-announced Help To Buy ISA (propaganda) isn't going to cut the mustard? Perhaps our MP should get a proper job?

40-somethings set for inheritance shock. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/10/40-somethings-set-for-inheritance-shock/ Once again, regime propaganda is only twenty years behind the times.

Rural pubs could close if drink drive limit is lowered. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/12150681/Rural-pubs-could-close-if-drink-drive-limit-is-lowered.html

'Airbnb for sex' - Entrepreneurs set up KinkBNB for lovers to book guiltless sexcapades. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12148916/airbnb-for-sex-kinkbnb-sexcapade.html How on earth did all those generations of old farts manage to have a discreet bit on the side before the internet came along, I wonder? Still, it's all business, I suppose.

Meet the womble claiming £200 a week from receipts you dropped in the supermarket. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/meet-womble-claiming-200-week-7346907 That was £200 a week. But now that the taxman knows, it'll be just £96 a week after deductions towards Google's corporate tax breaks.

Wada approves deal for UK anti-doping to take charge of drug-testing in Russia. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb/10/wada-uk-anti-doping-russia-drug-testing That'll guarantee the corrupt, cheating, doping status quo.

Nestlé pulls out of IAAF sponsorship deal over public-image concerns. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb/10/nestle-iaaf-sponship Hot on the heels of Adidas' withdrawal of sponsorship, this is the only kind of reaction which will, realistically, have any impact on sports conduct. The problem remains the major American sponsors, who, coming from a culture of cheating and corruption, are unlikely to view the problem with the same degree off sensitivity as their European counterparts - despite all the orchestrated bullshit surrounding Lance Armstrong's relatively minor transgressions.

A New Strategy for Sport: A Change of Approach, May 4 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. http://www.openforumevents.co.uk/event/a-new-strategy-for-sport-a-change-of-approach-2/

5 Do's and Don'ts for Your Elevator Pitch. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/fl/5-Dos-and-Donts-for-Your-Elevator-Pitch.htm?utm_content=6028238&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

10.02.2016: UK goods trade gap biggest on record. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35530340 That's the problem with imposing sanctions on trading partners. It's often more than a double-edged sword. (Vlad 'The Bad' will be pleased, though.)

In the meantime, perhaps the country's Brexit fans can come up with some ideas on who to export to when you've literally killed off 25% of your potential customers?

UK shoppers cast off January blues with return to the high street. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/39355/

Nearly five per cent of Britain’s shops have been empty for more than three years. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/nearly-five-per-cent-of-britains-shops-have-been-empty-for-more-than-three-years/

Grocery prices falling in record pace since 2014. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/22861 Obviously keeping pace with the country's declining spending power.

Bank of England poised to act if household debt spirals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-of-england/12148080/Bank-of-England-poised-to-act-if-household-debt-spirals.html

Britain’s House Price Crash – 2016 Predictions Mount. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britains-house-price-crash-2016-predictions-mount/

Uber offers London black cab 'olive branch'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35533210 London cabbies reject free Uber offer. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35533210

Payday lenders hit by changing views, Church says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35530882 It's a pity the Church hasn't been more outspoken in its criticism of the banking industry in general which has been doing far greater harm to individuals and businesses for hundreds of years, than the much more recent trend of payday lending. Still, we mustn't expect too much of an institution which gives spiritual succour, financial backing and verbal support to war criminals, mass murders, terrorists and torturers.

Huge surge in current account fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/09/warning-huge-surge-in-current-account-fraud/ As aided and abetted by the banking industry, its assorted watchdogs and present regime.

Hold large sums in your current account? Beware 'smishing' scam that saw one Santander customer lose £23k (and the bank won't refund his cash). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-3438512/Beware-smishing-scam-saw-one-Santander-customer-lose-23k.html

3.2 million people registered for Paym mobile service. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/09/32-million-people-registered-for-paym-mobile-service/ No shortage of mugs for more 'smishing' scams (and online fraud), then?

The best and worst places in the country for broadband. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/09/mapped-the-best-and-worst-places-in-the-country-for-broadband/

'Postcode lottery' over energy prices. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35531618

Heat up your home without burning your money. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/09/heat-up-your-home-without-burning-your-money/

10 car insurance myths busted. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/10-car-insurance-myths-busted/

Supermarkets sell meat products that contains no meat. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/22898

France demands Facebook stop tracking non-users. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/09/france-demands-facebook-stop-tracking-non-users/ Tracking is the responsibility of the French state, after all.

App scans wine menu for reviews and recommendations. http://www.springwise.com/app-scans-wine-menu-reviews-recommendations/?utm_campaign=280202_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,607E,2V1FMX,I5NP,1

In Bangladesh, startup provides rural health care through tablets. http://www.springwise.com/bangladesh-startup-rural-health-care-tablets/?utm_campaign=280202_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,607E,2V1FMX,I5NP,1

Obfuscation plugin clicks on every online ad. http://www.springwise.com/obfuscation-plugin-clicks-every-online-ad/?utm_campaign=280202_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,607E,2V1FMX,I5NP,1

3D printed garment changes shape when looked at. http://www.springwise.com/3d-printed-changes-shape-look/?utm_campaign=278639_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5YZZ,2V1FMX,I1KU,1

Financial platform fronts revenues on pending invoices. http://www.springwise.com/financial-platform-front-revenue-pending-invoices/?utm_campaign=278639_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5YZZ,2V1FMX,I1KU,1

New European rail booking platform. https://www.captaintrain.com/en

09.02.2016: Ban £50 notes to tackle crime, ex-bank chief says. (BBC version.) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519884 'The high-denomination notes are favoured by terrorists, drug lords and tax evaders', claims the report; aka the British Nazi regime and its mates.

Scrap £50 notes to stop plumbers and builders avoiding tax, urges government adviser. (British regime/American/Israeli Nazi propaganda version.) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/12146276/Scrap-50-notes-to-prevent-financial-crime-urges-ex-bank-boss.html

What could also be suggested is what the French introduced not long ago - a cash ceiling of 1000 euros on purchases. Or the Danes, who banned cash altogether.

Since then, the Danes have taken to robbing refugees to get their hands on some shekels. And the French continue to whine for more subs from the EU as always - while the whole country is on perpetual strike complaining about not being able to make ends meet.

Coincidentally, both the French and the Danes are supporters of American/Israeli terrorism.

Jeremy Corbyn wants local councils to be ‘public entrepreneurs’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/jeremy-corbyn-wants-local-councils-to-be-public-entrepreneurs/ (Falls off perch, laughing hysterically.)

Is this the best time to bag a property bargain? http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/08/is-this-the-best-time-to-bag-a-property-bargain/

10 reasons why I'm looking forward to the house price crash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10-reasons-why-im-looking-forward-to-the-house-price-crash/

New data protection self-assessment tool. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2016/01/ico-launches-new-data-protection-self-assessment-tool-for-smes/ The ICO has launched a self-assessment tool to help small business owners assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act. The assessment covers the key obligations that small firms have when processing their customers' personal information, as well as providing links to relevant guidance. The new toolkit can be completed as one comprehensive assessment or it can be accessed as separate checklists so users can adapt it to their individual business needs.

My business just collapsed - the truths that entrepreneurs never tell you about failure. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/the-truths-about-failure-that-every-entrepreneur-needs-to-embrac/ There is no shortage of business people (aka 'entrepreneurs) who will tell you about their failures if anyone cares to get out more and rub shoulders with reality - and not just anonymous, pretend-entrepreneurs on social media and in regime press releases.

Lost in translation: hilarious mistranslated Chinese signs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/china/11274952/Lost-in-translation-hilarious-mistranslated-Chinese-signs.html Scarcely 'hilarious' - but understandable. Google Translate is seriously piss-poor - unless you already have a good working knowledge of the language you are trying to translate. Unlike grotesqueley overpaid Inglisch propaganda hacks relying on dumb American spellcheckers because they are too lazy and too stupid to demonstrate an adequate grasp of their own langwidge.

08.02.2016: Nuisance neighbours, landlords selling up, and flooding risks: property news. http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/property/nuisance-neighbours-landlords-selling-up-and-flooding-risks-property-news-a6855441.html

Many social housing tenants 'will be unable to afford market rents'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/06/many-social-housing-tenants-will-be-unable-to-afford-market-rents-1/ Many landlords see this as a bigger problem than a hike in stamp duty.

George Osborne's 'tenant tax' could force thousands of families out of council homes. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osbornes-tenant-tax-could-7326844 The 'businesses in a box' of tomorrow. Cardboard boxes under flyovers.

Cyber criminals are hijacking people’s online tax returns to claim bogus refunds: HMRC admits fraudsters made 17,000 attempts to steal more than £96 million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3435868/Cyber-criminals-hijacking-people-s-online-tax-returns-claim-bogus-refunds.html There's an interesting take on the Google tax story.

Businessman sold potentially lethal home-made bleach to parents after it was promoted as a cure for autism. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3435811/Businessman-selling-potentially-lethal-home-bleach-parents-claiming-cure-autism.html Seems a likely bedfellow for Ingerlandt's latest export drive currently making a name for itself - the Zika Virus (together with the Americans, natch). http://truepublica.org.uk/global/3516/ It should help answer the critics that claim all Ingerlandt manufactures these days, are bombs.

'World's best chef' who commit suicide was 'victim of £1m wine scam'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/12145134/Worlds-best-chef-who-commit-suicide-was-victim-of-huge-wine-scam.html Perhaps not the world's best chef; I know lots of people even in the trade, who haven't heard of him. The accolade was only conferred by the French, after all. So perhaps it comes as no surprise he also fell for a wine scam.

The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire? http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/06/the-return-of-the-dogs-of-war-whats-it-like-to-be-a-soldier-for-hire Just slightly higher on the social scale than a politician for hire.

British media 'most right-wing' in Europe. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/british-media-is-the-most-right-wing-in-europe-yougov-finds-a6859266.html 'Right wing'? Criminal, hate-preaching Nazi propaganda, surely? It wouldn't be so bad if they published in the country's interests, either. But all they do is upload American and Israeli shite all the time, liberally interspersed with daily micro-celebrity crap and and a thousand insights into the nation's official sport of cheating, doping and corruption. (Although American sports of doping, cheating and corruption are becoming increasingly reported, as well.)

Business advice from female Entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/business-advice-from-female-entrepreneurs/

07.02.2016: Longest-ever 0% debt-busting credit cards launched. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/07/longest-ever-0-debt-busting-credit-cards-launched/

'Buying our family home will cost £7,500 extra thanks to tax aimed at tycoons'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/12139845/Buying-our-family-home-will-cost-7500-extra-thanks-to-buy-to-let-tax-aimed-at-tycoons.html

British expat workers flooding home as Australia's mining boom turns to dust. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/mining/12142813/Australias-mining-boom-turns-to-dust-as-commodity-prices-collapse.html That will be another 250,000 migrant entrepreneurs the regime will be adding to its stats then.

As Google tax row rages, Osborne jets to the Super Bowl – sponsored by, er, Google. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3435553/George-Osborne-jets-Super-Bowl-sponsored-Google-Chancellor-son-fly-baseball-despite-row-raging-sweetheart-tax-deal.html

Enough vegetables to feed a family of four for a week for £3.50? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3435010/Asda-starts-selling-wonky-veg-boxes-128-stores.html

The VERY smart phone: How we will soon have an app to translate conversations in real time leading to the end of the language barrier. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3434787/The-smart-phone-soon-app-translate-conversations-real-time-leading-end-language-barrier.html That's going to take a quantum leap over what is currently on offer, such as Google Translate. Not that the average user will be able to tell the difference, though. Finding someone with a dummyphone who can speak their own language these days would already constitute a 'breakthrough'.

12 Low Cost Business Ideas You Can Launch This Weekend. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessideas/fl/12-Low-Cost-Business-Ideas-You-Can-Launch-This-Weekend.htm?utm_content=6028227&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Ways to Use Your Skills to Start a Side Business. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/fl/5-Ways-to-Use-Your-Skills-to-Start-a-Side-Business.htm?utm_content=6028227&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Quick-Start Business Plan. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessplans/a/quickbizplan.htm?utm_content=6028227&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

What is an online MBA and should you study for one? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/expateducation/12136734/What-is-an-online-MBA-and-should-you-study-for-one.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM86188&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Exp_New&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Exp_New_2016_02_05&utm_campaign=DM86188

06.02.2016: Buy-to-let investors beware: two major rule changes could destroy your investment. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/05/buy-to-let-investors-beware-two-major-rule-changes-could-destro/

Scamwatch: new Facebook fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/05/scamwatch-new-facebook-fraud/

Businessman makes a fortune selling bottled British air to the Chinese for £80 a pop. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12142653/Businessman-makes-a-fortune-selling-bottled-British-air-to-the-Chinese-for-80-a-pop.html

The 100k house: tricks of the trade. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/interiors/design-news/the-100k-house-tricks-of-the-trade-big-home-renovation-ideas-on-micro-budgets-a98881.html

The Top 10 Ways to Lose Customers. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/customerservice/ss/The-Top-10-Ways-to-Lose-Customers.htm?utm_content=6028191&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

2 Types of Customers No Business Can Afford to Lose. http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/marketingyourbusiness/a/losecustomers.htm?utm_content=6028191&utm_medium=email&utm_source=
cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

On-demand app gives stranded drivers a boost. http://www.springwise.com/on-demand-app-gives-stranded-drivers-boost/?utm_campaign=274620_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5VWC,2V1FMX,HQ53,1

New podcast platform offers dynamic advertising. http://www.springwise.com/podcast-platform-offers-dynamic-advertising/?utm_campaign=276226_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5X4Y,2V1FMX,HUMY,1

Cement alternative is cheaper, stronger and quicker to install. http://www.springwise.com/cement-alternative-cheaper-stronger-quicker-install/?utm_campaign=274620_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5VWC,2V1FMX,HQ53,1

Smart cocktail spouts train amateur mixicologists. http://www.springwise.com/smart-cocktail-spouts-train-amateur-mixicologists/?utm_campaign=274620_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5VWC,2V1FMX,HQ53,1

05.02.2016: What to do if you’ve missed the self-assessment tax return deadline. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/what-to-do-if-youve-missed-the-self-assessment-deadline/

House prices rise at fastest rate since July 2014 - but supply is choking. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/12139739/House-prices-still-on-the-up-as-supply-remains-sluggish.html

Official press release. Syria conference: (War criminal) Sajid Javid to lead UK Business Task Force. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/syria-conference-sajid-javid-to-lead-uk-business-task-force This is where Big Corp is given the earnings opportunity of rebuilding a country which Ingerlandt's (and other Coalition of Evil) Nazi regimes have been bombing and destroying for the past few years. With local, Syrian businesses driven out together with 5 million other refugees, Ingerlandt's (and the EU's) corporate economic migrants should see very little opposition to making a further quick killing or two.

(Small, independent members from 99% of the UK's business community are not eligible for the UK Business Task Force because they do not belong to Friends of Israel, bribe corrupt politicians or contribute to regime propaganda.)

£7bn international aid pledge to tackle Syrian refugee crisis. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/02/04/7bn-international-aid-pledge-to-tackle-syrian-refugee-crisis/ Taxpayers' hard-earned which will all go into the pockets of - guess? (Read above for a clue if necessary.)

250,000 would-be home-owners open Help to Buy Isa, says George Osborne. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/04/250000-wouldbe-homeowners-open-help-to-buy-isa-says-george-osborne/ At least that's helped slow down the hundreds of thousands of ISAs being closed because of piss-poor interest rates. As for helping to buy a home . . . well, dream on.

How DIY skills are dying out in men. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3432765/How-DIY-skills-dying-men-Just-one-five-fix-dripping-tap-opt-call-tradesman-job.html 'Men'? I thought they began dying out too when dummyphones, social media and above all, selfies came along?

Five tips for making sure you’re ready to set up your own business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/five-tips-for-making-sure-youre-ready-to-set-up-your-own-business/

How businesses can get ahead with mobile social networking. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-businesses-can-get-ahead-with-mobile-social-networking/

Cooperative supermarkets arrive in France. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/22790 Whether or not this idea will fit in with the general French philosophy of 'Moi, et moi, et moi et moi et moi,' remains to be seen. Co-operative ventures have had very little success in the country so far because they entail work.

French law forbids food waste by supermarkets. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/french-law-forbids-food-waste-by-supermarkets A bit of decent news for a change - conspicuously absent from the pages of the UK's Nazi propaganda.

Iran anticipates saffron sales will soar after lifting of sanctions. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/iran-saffron-sales-lifting-sanctions My friendly, local saffron grower tells me that demand for saffron will always outstrip supply. Let's hope so for all the small, home-based, producers who have popped up around Europe in their hundreds in recent years.

21 reasons you might need an accountant. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/taxaccounting/a/do-i-need-an-accountant.htm?utm_content=6028177&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

04.02.2016: UK services sector maintains growth. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35481011 Wasn't it at about the same time as the 'services sector' arrived on the scene that the 'Great' dropped out of Great Britain?

Controversial Sunday trading powers handed to councils. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/12137182/Controversial-Sunday-trading-powers-handed-to-councils.html

Buy-to-let investors 'to sell 500,000 properties' as confidence plummets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/12138173/Buy-to-let-investors-to-sell-500000-properties-as-confidence-plummets.html

Ministers wined and dined by arms trade hours after MPs demand ban on selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ministers-wined-and-dined-by-arms-trade-hours-after-mps-demand-ban-on-selling-weapons-to-saudi-a6850751.html What else are the regime's war criminals supposed to do? Support the massive 99% majority of the country's small businesses and self-employed, instead?

TalkTalk loses 101,000 customers after hack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/02/talktalk-loses-101000-customers-after-hack/

Now you need a separate bank account for your online shopping: That's police advice as 1,000 people a day are hit by fraud. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-3429008/Now-need-separate-bank-account-online-shopping-s-police-advice-1-000-people-day-hit-fraud.html

Taxman goes after childminders. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3429180/Now-taxman-goes-childminders-HMRC-sends-thousands-letters-demanding-information-work-nannies-claim-tax-credits.html

Small businessman who told Osborne truth on tax: He calls for Google and other web giants to face the same rules and says HMRC staff 'lack manners and respect'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3429287/Small-businessman-told-Osborne-truth-tax-calls-web-giants-face-rules-says-HMRC-staff-lack-manners-respect.html And do Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, criminal media have any plans for telling the truth about their tax affairs any time soon?

53 free things to do around the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12135720/53-free-things-to-do-around-the-world.html And nowhere that's been 'liberated' by the Coalition of Evil?

Rat in Trowbridge pub 'ran up man's leg and stole chip'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35484085 Clever bugger.

Platform for Mumbai’s slum entrepreneurs. http://www.springwise.com/design-museum-mumbais-makers&/?dm_i=3GJ2,5URT,2V1FMX,HM2C,1#8217;s|slum|entrepreneurs|Eco+%26amp%3B+Sustainability|Marketing+%26amp%3B+Advertising|Non-profit%2C+Social+cause

Alternative search engine removes the most popular sites. http://www.springwise.com/alternative-search-engine-removes-popular-sites/?utm_campaign=273161_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5URT,2V1FMX,HM2C,1

Publishing platform visualizes government data for entrepreneurs. http://www.springwise.com/publishing-platform-visualizes-government-data-entrepreneurs/?utm_campaign=273161_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5URT,2V1FMX,HM2C,1

Automated, personalized, and optimized outreach emails. http://www.springwise.com/automated-personalized-outreach-emails/?utm_campaign=273161_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5URT,2V1FMX,HM2C,1

03.02.2016: Business confidence falls as pace of growth slows. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/business-confidence-falls-as-pace-of-growth-slows/ Slowed AGAIN, has it? Just one more 'slowing' and businesses will be falling over with rigor mortis.

BT broadband suffers major outage across UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/02/bt-broadband-suffers-major-outage-across-uk/ Just another day at the office . . .

BT working to fix nationwide broadband issues. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35472198 I didn't think there were any larfs left in the BT broadband shaggy dog joke. So when are the long-suffering British public going to get their money back for being conned for more than twenty years?

Official Press release. High streets and city centres to benefit from Sunday trading devolution: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/high-streets-and-city-centres-to-benefit-from-sunday-trading-devolution

Russia lines up state assets for privatisation. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35473198 The country is obviously going from strength to strength. Ingerlandt has sold off far more taxpayers' assets than this and then claimed to be enjoying an economic boom! For the past fifty years!!!

EU and US clinch data-transfer deal to replace Safe Harbour. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35471851 'Welcomed by British business'? What British business? It's nothing more than the next step towards Europe becoming a vassal state of America. (Fagland Ingerlandt already being a US county.)

This secret UK-Eurotunnel tribunal reveals something disturbing about refugees and TTIP. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-secret-tribunals-where-companies-sue-governments-reveal-something-disturbing-about-the-uk-a6849331.html

Council proposes ban on blackberry picking. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/council-spending/12135786/Council-proposes-ban-on-blackberry-picking.html Mind you, there can't be that many people left in Ingerlandt who know what blackberry picking is. Unless it's collecting a little plastic punnet of sour, half-ripe water and chemicals from the aisles at Sainsburys.

Revealed: the 16 smartest start-up businesses to launch in 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/12136396/Revealed-the-16-smartest-start-up-businesses-to-launch-in-2016.html Almost nothing new here. No shares. No comments. As usual. I'm surprised none of the construction trades get a look-in, though. Perhaps, being in the real world, they are just making too much money to spread the word.

'Financial dominatrix' charges men £1,000 to be walked like a dog on lead through streets. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/financial-dominatrix-charges-men-1000-7293562 Now there's a 'proper' business start-up for you. Minimal outlay. (Dog collar and lead plus a second-hand pair of lederhosen from eBay.) No premises - just the local streets. Plenty of customers, too. (Not restricted to Nazi politicians, apparently.) Highly lucrative. What more could you want?

A smart, self-installing car safety seat. http://www.springwise.com/smart-self-installing-car-safety-seat/?utm_campaign=269841_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5S7L,2V1FMX,HDIJ,1 . . . which has been prompted by multi-tasking, dummyphone zombie parents who can't fix a safety seat while talking, fummin' and looking at another piece of plastic at the same time.

Material can store sunlight and release it later as heat. http://www.springwise.com/material-can-store-sunlight-release-later-heat/?utm_campaign=269841_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5S7L,2V1FMX,HDIJ,1 Yeah. Our verandah was built on one over fifty years ago. It's called a 'heat sink'.

Startup delivers birth control pills on-demand. http://www.springwise.com/startup-delivers-birth-control-pills-on-demand/?utm_campaign=269841_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-02-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5S7L,2V1FMX,HDIJ,1 Or, the word 'no' which seemed to suffice, once. Before the internet came along.

02.02.2016: Taxpayers turn to online returns, says HMRC. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35458297 I believe the idea is that taxpayers aren't going to be given a choice in how they file their returns.

£50m lost because watchdogs 'did nothing’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/12123516/50m-lost-because-watchdogs-did-nothing.html One of the professionally delinquent 'watchdogs' included the HMRC. Aren't we surprised.

BT reports a 24% jump in quarterly profits amid revamp. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35457574 The 're-vamp' clearly not including the provision of a viable, national broadband service.

MPs to call for checks on bank power over SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/mps-to-call-for-checks-on-bank-power-over-smes/ More political posing.

Survey reveals small business owners' attitudes to cybercrime. http://www.aviva.co.uk/media-centre/story/17582/businesses-dont-believe-they-are-at-risk-of-cyber-/ A survey of 1,500 small business owners, carried out by Aviva, has revealed mixed attitudes towards cybercrime. Four in ten respondents did not believe they were at risk from cybercrime, and nearly two thirds did not know or were unsure about how they would react to an attack. However, more than one in three small business owners surveyed had experienced a cyberattack, and three quarters of these respondents estimated that it had cost them up to £1,000 to remedy. Commenting on the findings, Angus Eaton, Managing Director of Commercial Lines at Aviva, warned small business owners that it was a mistake to think criminals would only target big business. (EnterpriseQuest)

Plus there's the widely-held view that most cyber-criminals are 'big business' anyway.

16 million wouldn't last a month if they lost their job. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/02/01/16-million-wouldn-t-last-a-month-if-they-lost-their-job/ No, but at least they will be tomorrow's 'self-employed entrepreneurs' without a job.

Women hit by pension trap can go to Job Centre and claim benefits, minister says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12134718/Women-hit-by-pension-trap-can-go-to-Job-Centre-and-claim-benefits-minister-says.html 'Such as a business start-up loan at a 6% interest rate,' added the minister.

Tackle cold homes, ministers told. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35459447

Big businesses handed taxpayer cash to install energy-saving lightbulbs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/12135037/Big-businesses-handed-taxpayer-cash-to-install-energy-saving-lightbulbs.html

Official press release. Ministers call on construction industry to invest and build home grown talent. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministers-call-on-construction-industry-to-invest-and-build-home-grown-talent Construction skills shortages are a pretty universal problem these days. Viewed through the dumb, idle eyes of the media, the whole world revolves around the iPhone and every youngster interviewed wants to be a total waster, either winning a tasteless talent show or working for the video game industry. While they continue to languish on the dole, the increasingly rare breed of roofers are tanning themselves while taking home more money than brain surgeons. (Not that being a brain surgeon is a particularly demanding job these days. Especially since Arsebook and Twatter came along.)

Outrage as business trip man 'deported from US because of skin colour'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-35398937 'Yeller' is the colour currently favoured by the US regime, it seems.

Top British landmarks renamed to cater for Chinese tourists. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/top-british-landmarks-renamed-to-cater-for-chinese-tourists/ The move is also designed to help Ingerlandt's educationally challenged politicians who would normally fail a nationality test and thus risk deportation, from undue daily embarrassment.

Almost one million investors lose £5.3bn in massive China Ponzi scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/12133514/Almost-one-million-investors-lose-5.3bn-in-massive-China-Ponzi-scam.html In the UK meanwhile, 30 million taxpayers get shafted by the Ponzi regime for a £25 billion public asset sell-off in the last year alone.

Britain's best 20 bakeries. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/britains-best-bakeries/

7 Words You Need to Eliminate if You Want to Be Successful. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/New-and-Noteworthy/fl/7-Words-You-Need-to-Eliminate-if-You-Want-to-Be-Successful.htm?utm_content=5992937&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Top 7 Myths About Starting a Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/businessmyths.htm?utm_content=5992937&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term= 'For Canada', it says. But this reality check is equally applicable to most parts of the world. Especially Ingerlandt.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/startup/a/startownbiz.htm?utm_content=5992937&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

01.02.2016: Business Secretary (and war criminal): Google tax deal was not a 'glorious moment'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12132291/Sajid-Javid-Google-tax-deal-was-not-a-glorious-moment.html Nor was Ingerlandt's fags for American/Israeli terrorism voting to continue murdering the Syrian civilian population. (And the Iraqi; Afghan: Yemeni; Libyan; Palestinian; etc.)

UK growth 'slowest since 2013', says CBI. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35453777 Backing US/Israeli terrorism clearly isn't as profitable as it used to be, in that case (with the US economy contracting as well.) Especially since the Ruskies began bombing the Coalition of Evil's ISIS allies and imposing sanctions.

Digital tax: 'HMRC wants a direct link to everyone's bank accounts'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/12128902/Digital-tax-HMRC-wants-a-direct-link-to-everyones-bank-accounts.html I'm sure they do. Bunch of stalag gatekeepers.

Food checks 25% down despite horsemeat crisis. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/31/food-checks-health-concerns Just limbering up for TTIP and human burgermeat.

'I've doubled my yield through letting ex-council houses'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/12127666/Buy-to-let-Ive-doubled-my-yield-through-letting-ex-counci-houses.html

The banks everyone's ditching and where they're switching. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/31/the-banks-everyones-ditching-and-where-theyre-switching/

Set up an internationl payments account. http://mon-conso-one.fr/miroir/email.php?eid=64880&ehash=5dc5e&mid=22488964210&sid=49232975&hash=2f56e

6 Traits You Need to Be Self-Employed. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/beselfemployed.htm?utm_content=5954584&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=
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The 4 Most Difficult Stages of Becoming an Entrepreneur. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/gettingstarted/fl/The-4-Most-Difficult-Stages-of-Becoming-an-Entrepreneur.htm?utm_content=5954584&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Online micropayments support users’ favorite sites. http://www.springwise.com/micropayment-subscription-spread-across-favourite-sites/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-28&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-28+Version+A+CID_75bfdf7e6d6bff44c953f26416946a5e&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=
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Refugee life jackets turned into warm mattresses. http://www.springwise.com/volunteers-turn-discarded-life-jackets-warm-mattresses/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-28&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-28+Version+A+CID_75bfdf7e6d6bff44c953f26416946a5e&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=
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Refugees serve up ethnic cuisine delivery service. http://www.springwise.com/refugees-serve-ethnic-cuisine-delivery-service/?utm_campaign=267892_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-01-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,5QPG,2V1FMX,H7K2,1

10 Signs You Should Own a Restaurant. http://restaurants.about.com/od/beforeyouopen/a/10-Signs-You-Should-Own-A-Restaurant.htm?utm_content=5992815&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 Major Food and Drink Trends For 2016. http://foodbeverage.about.com/od/Whats_Hot/fl/2016-Food-and-Drink-Trends-Focus-On-Health-For-Humans-amp-the-Earth.htm?utm_content=5992815&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

The Two Main Problems of Starting a Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startingadvice/a/2probssmallbiz.htm?utm_content=5954603&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

What it's like to be a professional Lego builder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/what-its-like-to-be-a-professional-lego-builder/

31.01.2016: Online self-assessment tax return deadline looms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35444113

'Crazy pension rules stop me saving - aged 49'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12130044/Crazy-pension-rules-stop-me-saving-aged-49.html Just one of the realities of trying to be a successful entrepreneur in Engerlandt.

How Iranians could rescue London's luxury property market. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/investment/12110031/How-the-Iranians-could-rescue-Londons-luxury-property-market.html Is this before - or after - they get bombed by the Coalition of Evil?

Tax row giant Google is PAID by the government to collect OUR tax with HMRC. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tax-row-giant-google-paid-7279043 Is this a promising sign for the country's '5 million' self-employed, unpaid tax collectors?

As Google signs lucrative deal with HMRC what are the 6 key questions? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/google-signs-lucrative-deal-hmrc-7279266

75+ Home Business Ideas. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/a/75-Home-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=5992869&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Fund Your Home Business without Going Into Debt. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/beforeyoubegin/fl/Fund-Your-Home-Business-without-Going-Into-Debt.htm?utm_content=5992869&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

99 Ways to Make Some Extra Money on the Side. http://www.about.com/money/topic/makingmoney?utm_content=5992869&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

30.01.2016: UK consumer confidence continues to remain high. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3421099/UK-consumer-confidence-continues-remain-high-despite-markets-turmoil-January-sales-boost-morale.html In other words, consumers continue to spend money they haven't got.

Three defends mobile tariff 'price hike'. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35441452

Brits are hoarding up to £13 billion worth of phones at home - how to ditch your handset for maximum cash. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/brits-hoarding-up-13-billion-7269382

Business drivers 'should get harsher punishment for using phone at wheel. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3423705/Business-drivers-harsher-punishment-using-phone-wheel-Police-chief-s-plan-sparks-fears-two-tier-justice.html

HSBC online banking is 'attacked'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35438159

Seven Things That All Successful Entrepreneurs Do. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/dailyoperations/fl/Seven-Things-That-All-Successful-Entrepreneurs-Do.htm?utm_content=20160129&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness

29.01.2016: Buy-to-let warning: Immigration checks apply from February 1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/12124995/Buy-to-let-warning-Immigration-checks-apply-from-February-1.html From unpaid taxman, to unpaid policeman to unpaid immigration officer. Under which circumstances, might it be more economical to allow the defenders of our country's sovereignty and security to get on with their stilted, faux-reality acting careers, full-time? And pay our businessfolk a little something for their troubles, instead?

Self-employed are in more debt than employed & unemployed. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/self-employed-are-in-more-debt-than-employed-unemployed/ Yes - that's the idea. It's why the regime is offering start-up loans to clueless, 'aspiring' businessfolk so that they continue to suffocate from debt in the manner to which they have already become accustomed.

And not even a Financial Health Warning on the package!

Quarter of freelancers believe they are overpaying tax. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/quarter-of-freelancers-believe-they-are-overpaying-tax/ Yes, once again, that is the idea. Financing American Big Corp, international terrorism and crimes against humanity are an expensive business. Someone has to pay. (And time to big up the numbers of self-employed again!)

Home owners buying second property face additional 3% tax bill. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/28/home-owners-buying-second-property-face-additional-3-tax-bill/ Luvverly jubberly. Thousands more dead children for the tax-dodging Anglo-American murder industry to get their teeth into.

EU VAT review could end Britain's exemption on food, medicine and children's clothing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/12126569/EU-VAT-review-could-end-Britains-exemption-on-food-medicine-and-childrens-clothing.html

UK 'laughing stock' of Europe after Italy claims €227m in unpaid tax from Google. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/google-to-pay-over-200-million-in-unpaid-tax-to-italy-a6838586.html Hardly anything new . . .

Nazi regime accused of shortchanging public as £26bn privatisation haul revealed. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/tories-accused-of-shortchanging-public-as-26bn-privatisation-haul-revealed/ As not reported by Nazi regime propaganda, of course. And anyway, once again, this is old news.

Dairy farms squeezed even harder as income halves due to milk price war. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/12128033/Dairy-farms-squeezed-even-harder-as-income-halves-due-to-milk-price-war.html

Pension cash spending choices revealed. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35419330

Cumbria village flooded four times in eight weeks as new warnings and flood alerts issued. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-more-rain-for-cumbria-village-flooded-four-times-in-eight-weeks-as-new-warnings-and-flood-a6838471.html That will be the signal for an estate of jerry-built starter homes to go up, then.

Which nationalities choose the UK for a holiday? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12125528/Which-nationalities-choose-the-UK-for-a-holiday.html

28.01.2016: Homeowners living in flood-hit areas face higher council tax bills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/flooding/12123738/Homeowners-living-in-flood-hit-areas-face-higher-council-tax-bills.html How about all the bent councillors who approved construction in areas prone to flooding paying the higher council tax bills as well as compensation to the affected home owners, instead?

Ofcon launches new broadband code to protect UK SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/ofcom-launches-new-broadband-code-to-protect-uk-smes/ It's hard to say whose conduct in The Great UK Broadband Scam has been the most criminal. That of the telecon providers? Or taxpayer-funded posers, Ofcon? (The country's barely elected ones averting their gaze while fagging for American and Israeli terrorists during this time.)

Construction lag to raise house prices, says Nationwide. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35416806 Or at least that's the plan favoured by all the leeches which feed off the UK's Ponzi housing marketplace.

'I've been paid £500 for spotting derelict properties - with thousands to come'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/12122972/In-Londons-crazy-housing-market-I-get-paid-to-spot-derelict-properties.html

Taxes may be rising - but we're still doing better than our neighbours. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/27/taxes-may-be-rising-but-we-re-still-doing-better-than-our-neighbours/ Which 'neighbours'? The Martians? There is just one, major fly in the ointment which this piece of regime propaganda forgets to mention. Almost 90% of the UK's population barely earn enough money on which to pay taxes. Especially if they are self-employed entrepreneurs. The Truth About Poverty In Britain Is Much Worse Than You Think: http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/truth-poverty-britain-much-worse-think/

Watch out if your credit card limit is increased. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/watch-out-if-your-credit-card-limit-is-increased-a6835166.html

Sent payment to the wrong bank account? New help is available. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/26/electronic-payment-processors-help-users-retrieve-funds-sent-in-error/

Google tax: War criminal David Cameron defends his regime's £130m UK tax deal. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35416812 Just after defending his Nazi regime's supply of arms to the world's leading terrorist states. However, the alleged explosion in the UK's numbers of self-employed is expected to take up the fiscal slack necessary for the regime to continue its fagging duties to Israel and America.

BT landline? That'll be £22,000. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/27/bt-landline-that-ll-be-22-000/ Ah, but there's the cost of cash suppositories for the regime's bent war criminals to take into account, as well: or someone might start asking too many questions about the country's massive broadband scam.

'Grotty pub by the sea' in Kent wins Gastropub of the Year - again. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/pubs-and-bars/britains-best-gastro-pubs-2016/

UK back in top 10 countries seen as least corrupt. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/01/27/uk-back-in-top-10-countries-seen-as-least-corrupt/ The survey interviewed a sample group of 22.5 leading lobby groups, tax-dodging American corporations, international accountancy firms and Nazi MPs whose expenses receipts had just been lost - again.

Or, for a more accurate overview of where Britain stands on corruption, try this: Latest corruption index does not reveal Britain’s real place in global crime wave. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/latest-corruption-index-not-reveal-britains-real-place-global-crime-wave/

TTIP Enters New and Dangerous Stage As Democracy is Dismantled in Secret. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/ttip-enters-new-and-dangerous-stage-as-democracy-is-dismantled-in-secret/

TTIP – How US Corporations Stole Your Private Data Irrespective Of EU Law. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/3417/

. . . and all the dummyphone zombies go, 'Oh, my God (9 times); that's awesome.'

27.01.2016: Tesco knowingly delayed payments to suppliers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35408064 I know the media has deliberately been dumbing down (very successfuly) the public at large since the internet came along but I would have thought a watchdog could have been recruited to show at least a modicum of intelligence and sector savoir faire.

Almost ALL large companies, especially the grocery sector, have a policy of delaying payments to their suppliers to improve their own financial position. It's been going on for decades - popularised especially by Margaret Thatcher's industry cronies - and is openly endorsed and encouraged by governments of all shades and practices.

Tens of thousands of businesses tell Government they can 'no longer remain silent' about patchy broadband. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/enterprise/12123274/Tens-of-thousands-of-businesses-tell-Government-they-can-no-longer-remain-silent-about-patchy-broadband.html Businesses have never 'remained silent' about fraudulent broadband performance. To put it more accurately, the regime's criminal propaganda is finally reporting the whole scam as it is, after having aided and abetted a series of governments and telecoms crooks for decades. Who knows, they might even start reporting other major issues more accurately, next?

Concerns remain over HMRC service standards. http://www.icaew.com/en/about-icaew/newsroom/press-releases/2016-press-
releases/hmrc-services-remain-a-major-problem-and-need-to-be-improved
According to research by ICAEW, the quality of HMRC services has continued to deteriorate despite HMRC recruiting over 3,000 call centre staff. Over 90% of survey respondents believed that HMRC service standards had either remained the same or had worsened with only one in five trusting HMRC to "get it right first time". In addition, 57% of ICAEW members said the amount of time spent dealing with HMRC had increased, which is up from 47% last year. The most cited areas for improvement were call waiting times at 37% and better staff knowledge at 35%. However, the services provided by HMRC's dedicated agent line and agent account managers scored well in the research, and survey respondents believed these services should be developed further. (EnterpriseQuest)

UKTI to co-ordinate cross-government export activity. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cross-government-approach-at-heart-of-new-drive-to-boost-exports UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will co-ordinate activity by other government departments to help UK firms to export more. As part of this new approach, UKTI will locate sector experts in key government departments to create a more cohesive approach to exporting. For example, it will create a Great British Food unit in the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Trade Minister Lord Maude said: "To improve the UK's export performance we need to get the whole of government mobilised and working towards the same goal. By putting a refocused UKTI at the centre of a co-ordinated cross-government approach relevant departments will share expertise to get UK businesses exporting." (EnterpriseQuest)

I am quite sure UKTI's dismal track record of nothing but exporting arms to ISIS, Saudi Arabia and Israel makes it supremely qualified to co-ordinate regime export activity. Will they be wearing black Nazi armbands so that we can recognise them at trade shows?

Just 200 Homes Have Been Built On Public Land Sold Off By The Government, Whitehall Admits. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/just-200-homes-have-been-_n_9078246.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk5%26pLid%3D424146

These are the countries around the world with better internet speeds than the UK. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/these-are-the-countries-around-the-world-with-better-internet-speeds-than-the-uk--WkGYPOxbW6l?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

Email Etiquette - How Many of These Digital Faux Pas Are You Committing? http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jemma-moran/email-etiquette-faux-pas_b_9068158.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl8%7Csec3_lnk6%26pLid%3D423970 Every time I read such classical, advice, I am left wondering why the vast majority of emails I receive at least, don't show even the slightest respect for courtesy and common sense?

Have you been duped by fake reviews? http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/25/have-you-been-duped-by-fake-reviews/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl19%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D423979

26.01.2016: Self-assessment tax return deadline relief for the flood-hit. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35400912 Are they going to get six years or more, like HMRC's American corporate snouts-in-the-trough?

Customer experience trends that will shape 2016. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/customer-experience-trends-that-will-shape-2016/

The UK's new start-up hub is in... Slough? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/12120463/The-UKs-new-start-up-hub-is-in...-Slough.html

Government policy is failing to keep up with start up businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/government-policy-is-failing-to-keep-up-with-start-up-businesses/ Apart from a little pretentious publicity-seeking, I can't imagine any business support professional ever believing the Government - any government - giving one carrot for the plight of 99% of start-up businesses. The name of the game, as everyone knows, is to jack up the numbers then ignore them until it's time to jack them up some more. And who has been helping the present regime do precisely that, I wonder?

Lower business call costs in 2016. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/lower-business-call-costs-in-2016/

Barclays set to make all business customers change accounts. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/barclays-set-to-make-all-business-customers-change-accounts/ Wouldn't it be more reassuring to change banks?

One in five home insurance claims rejected. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35401104

Scam warning: The people pretending to be the Government and taking your money for free services. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/scam-warning-people-pretending-government-7243613 An even more outrageous scam is the Government selling off services which have been paid for with taxpayers' money.

Skills shortages drive up construction wages. http://www.citb.co.uk/news-events/uk/construction-wages-pushed-up-by-skills-shortages/ While wages on average increased by 2% across the UK in Q4 2015, construction workers' wages rose by 6% in the same period according to the UK Construction Market Survey published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in January 2016.

According to RICS, a shortage of skilled workers, such as bricklayers and quantity surveyors, is believed to be the cause of higher than average wage rises in the construction sector. Despite optimism about future growth and profitability, 66% of survey respondents reported that difficulty in hiring skilled workers has stopped them from taking on new work in Q4 2015. (EnterpriseQuest)

Rural homeowners told to wait for three years for 'minimum' broadband speeds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/countryside/12120912/Rural-homeowners-told-to-wait-for-three-years-for-minimum-broadband-speeds.html Quite the old chestnut, is broadband fraud in the UK. Good enough for gongs and ministerial appointments all round.

Lego seeks professional builder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12118000/Lego-seeks-professional-builder.html It will be interesting to see which East European national gets the job then?

Revealed: the £24m mansion/office for those who love working from home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/12120696/Revealed-the-24m-mansionoffice-for-those-who-love-working-from-home.html

Doug Richard: Ex-Dragons' Den star paid girl, 13, for sex after meeting her on 'sugar daddy' website, court hears. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12119531/Doug-Richard-Ex-Dragons-Den-star-paid-girl-13-for-sex-court-hears.html It's not just the country's business support framework which got fuc*ed then?

Business entrepreneur? Make sure you know everything you need to know. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/business-entrepreneur-make-sure-you-know-everything-you-need-to-know/

25 books that every entrepreneur should read. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/25-books-that-every-entrepreneur-should-read-a6830976.html

Text service for tax returns. http://www.springwise.com/texting-service-taxes-experts/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-25&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-25+CID_255faed6bc8dfe5ca2dc79ede7625651&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Text%20service%20for%20tax%20returns

Robotic arm for the consumer market. http://www.springwise.com/robotic-arm-consumer-market/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-25&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-25+CID_255faed6bc8dfe5ca2dc79ede7625651&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Robotic%20arm%20for%20the%20consumer%20market

Retro toys tipped for growth. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35399316

25.01.2016: EU membership 'vital for UK businesses and jobs'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35394839

New plot to raid your pension pot. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3414867/Not-New-plot-raid-pension-pot-Treasury-looking-limiting-lifetime-allowance-750-000-restricting-away-year.html Unless you are one of the regime's alleged 4.5 million self-employed 'entrepreneurs', in which case you won't have a pension pot to worry about.

Now you can file your tax return by phone: Revenue's climbdown to help small businesses. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3414924/Now-file-tax-return-phone-Revenue-s-climbdown-help-small-businesses.html Revenue's climbdown to 'help' small businesses? Is this a bad joke? I think the following article is a far better indicator of the HMRC's (and the Nazi regime's) 'help' for small businesses: What you didn’t know about HMRC, Google, Secret Deals, George Osborne and the Tax Gap. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/didnt-know-hmrc-google-secret-deals-george-osborne-tax-gap/

Needed - facts about broadband. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35399030 Aren't Ofcon supposed to provide those? Perhaps what is really needed are police to police the police.

French government promises to keep law and order in Calais. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35394673 Given the abject failure of successive French governments at keeping law and order in Calais when it comes to their own, striking, trade union thugs, I wouldn't bet any money on their ability to do so now. Better to give Calais as wide a berth as possible and see whether a prolonged dose of chomage in the port doesn't improve matters instead.

In the meantime, the usual shambolic chaos (which has absolutely nothing to do with refugees) of the French travel industry continues as normal: 8 hours delay on the Eurostar yesterday: http://www.deplacementspros.com/Nouvelle-galere-sur-Eurostar_a36420.html: yet another air traffic controllers' strike tomorrow: http://www.deplacementspros.com/Greve-du-controle-aerien-un-mardi-noir-ce-26-janvier_a36397.html . . . . and so on, and so on.

Adidas to end sponsorship of IAAF over doping scandal - reports. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/24/adidas-iaaf-end-sponsorship-report Not so much a case of Adidas being unaware of doping in athletics - or any other highly mediatised sport - but more a case of trying to come out of the whole hypocritical mess smelling of shit 'n roses. The question now is - will the major American sponsors follow suit?

Facebook friends are almost entirely fake, study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-friends-are-almost-entirely-fake-study-finds-a6826721.html And that's supposed to be 'news' is it? They will be questioning the business value of social media next.

Businessman buys photograph of a potato for €1m. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/businessman-buys-photograph-of-a-potato-for-1m-a6831681.html Or, he could have gone on Facebook and found millions of photos of 'potatoes' (and other vegetables) for free.

Haggis: Sales of Scotland's national dish soar with US poised to lift import ban. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/haggis-sales-of-scotlands-national-dish-soar-with-us-poised-to-lift-import-ban-a6830081.html

Anarchist 3D-printed weapons fanatic Cody Wilson is one of the '15 most dangerous men in the world'. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/anarchist-3d-printed-weapons-fanatic-7239138 Now there's a novel home business idea for you. Weapons production. I can see why this guy's a menace, though. To the existing murder industry, who could easily be deprived of their traditional, terrorist client base. And even the west's propaganda industry, always claiming that terrorists are armed with Kalashnikovs.

24.01.2016: Middle-class workers who 'manipulate' price comparison sites to get cheap insurance quote face crackdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12117245/Middle-class-workers-who-manipulate-price-comparison-sites-to-get-cheap-insurance-quote-face-crackdown.html Like regime propaganda manipulating public opinion with fake articles, online polls and lies? Or US terrorist spooks manipulating social media?

Savvy consumers saving cash by seeking 'digital dividends'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/23/savvy-consumers-saving-cash-by-seeking-digital-dividends/ Advertorial for online advertisers of crap, in other words. In fact, if we took away the 95% of pure rubbish which comprises the 'joys' of modern connectivity, the savings would be so monstrous it would put millions of scammers, bummers and wasters out of business. Which is what this survey is all about, of course.

Do you know what you're paying for household bills? http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/01/22/do-you-know-what-youre-paying-for-household-bills/ Not the average pleb, no. Too busy looking at yards of shite on the internet. Not least of all because they're paying for a super-slow connectivity scam called 'broadband' which loads nothing but shite during their entire lifetime.

BT chief admits there is 'more to do' in roll out of broadband service. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/01/23/bt-chief-admits-there-is-more-to-do-in-roll-out-of-broadband-service/ Like putting telecoms' conmen in jail for as long as it takes one of their pages to load. For ever, in other words.

Why I'm borrowing £5,000 on credit cards to put in my pension. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12112912/Why-Im-borrowing-5000-on-credit-cards-to-put-in-my-pension.html You would have thought that an obscenely overpaid propaganda rag hack would have had £5k in readies. If not, then the country's plebs truly are in a parlous financial state.

Royal Mail rakes in £3m a day from the unwanted junk mail that drives us mad. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-mail-rakes-3m-day-7234941 So how much does Ingerlandt's hate-preaching media rake in from 'driving us mad'?

The seven golden rules of buy-to-let: How rental property can still be a good investment if you do it properly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-3412406/The-seven-golden-rules-buy-let.html

How to make sure you don't become one of the 2,500 cashpoint fraud victims next week. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-3413350/From-shoulder-surfing-Lebanese-loop-make-sure-don-t-one-2-500-cashpoint-fraud-victims-week.html

Weekend Larf #1: Toll of being an MP revealed as politicians reveal threats from the public. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/01/24/toll-of-being-an-mp-revealed-as-politicians-reveal-threats-from-the-public/ These threats don't seem to be any more aggressive than the majority of tradesmen or small businesses will sometimes face when trying to collect a debt or confront a shoplifter. And they're not murdering, thieving, lying Nazi fags and slags working for American and Israeli terrorists. Perhaps our war criminal MPs think they are playing a video game when they vote to continue slaughtering innocent civilians?

Weekend Larf #2: Pentagon Nazi spokesman says some coalition partners in fight against Isis 'do nothing'. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/23/pentagon-chief-says-some-coalition-partners-in-fight-against-isis-do-nothing That's probably because Israel, Turkey, the Ukraine and Bulgaria are doing such a good job clandestinely supplying ISIS with American/Coalition arms, drugs, funding, logistics and propaganda that everyone else is just standing back in admiration. (The French would do more but their latest subvention from the EU hasn't come through yet. Plus, they have to tread carefully for a bit as non-US aligned, independent reporting is fingering them for their involvement in the Paris massacres. Whereas Ingerlandt is waiting for Google's overdue taxes before embarking on its next round of bombing thousands of civilians on America's/ISIS' behalf.)

Business Ideas on a Budget. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/cs/businessideas/a/10startupideas.htm?utm_content=5954038&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Cardboard standing desk is only USD 25. http://www.springwise.com/cardboard-standing-desk-usd-25/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22+CID_4c14b00da53ce43fd2e3ea553a6a73dd&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Cardboard%20standing%20desk%20is%20only%20USD%2025 First invented by the Victorians 150 years ago but made out of wood and costing only $1.

Drone mimics predators to scare away pest birds. http://www.springwise.com/drone-mimics-predators-scare-away-pest-birds/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22+CID_4c14b00da53ce43fd2e3ea553a6a73dd&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Drone%20mimics%20predators%20to%20scare%20away%20pest%20birds Or, you could get out the shotgun and get the drone at the same time. Two virtual birds with one stone, so to speak.

Smart cigarette box helps smokers quit. http://www.springwise.com/smart-cigarette-box-helps-smokers-quit/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22&utm_content=Springwise%20Daily-2016-01-22+CID_4c14b00da53ce43fd2e3ea553a6a73dd&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Smart%20cigarette%20box%20helps%20smokers%20quit For cabbage patch morons with a dummyphone handicap.

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Len Tondel

 

 

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