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

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

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

31.07.2017: BT offers universal broadband in place of regulation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40751449 This is not good - BT will have to get another stooge knighted and appointed as a cabinet minister.

The sharing economy is failing for one simple reason – people can’t be trusted. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uber-airbnb-sharing-economy-people-cant-be-trusted-a7867301.html Like governments, politicians and the fake news media, then?

One in five high-street estate agents risk going bust, study claims. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/31/one-in-five-high-street-estate-agents-risk-going-bust-study-claims

We should take pride in Britain’s acceptable food. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/30/we-should-take-pride-in-britains-acceptable-food-spanish-attitudes-visit-britain The best of British food is far more than 'acceptable' these days and has been so for well over a decade. (Unlike the demise of quality French food and cuisine at the same time.) The main problem faced by British food (and British society) remains the media which like Tory politicians, is totally disconnected from the real world.

British motorists 'face 10% rise in car repair bills after hard Brexit'. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/31/british-motorists-car-repair-bills-hard-brexit Wherever there's a British consumer you will find an 'official' scam. This is just one of them.

Scamwatch: fake friend requests. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/30/scamwatch-fake-friend-requests-social-media-facebook/

How to extend your home into your loft without the need for planning permission. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/interiors/on-the-up-how-to-extend-your-home-into-your-loft-without-the-need-for-planning-permission-a112446.html

Child moguls: 'I started selling jewellery online aged 13 and have made £31,000 in three years'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/child-moguls-started-selling-jewellery-online-aged-13-have-made/ Or, the equivalent of a boy scout's takings during Bob-A-Job Week fifty years ago - before a succession of economists and corrupt and incompetent politicians reduced the value of the £ to what it is today.

EasyJet passenger punched by airport worker in France. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/30/easyjet-passenger-punched-by-airport-worker-in-france That would have been a French trade union customer relations thug - although this one had obviously been drinking and armed with some Dutch courage, had taken on a man. Normally, they concentrate on attacking women and children, usually with bombs dropped from 20,000 feet. (Like Americans and Brits.) Mind you, serves the passenger right for going to such a poser's shit-hole like Nice in the first place.

Top 10 Home-Based Business Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/top-home-based-business-ideas-2951508?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10151266&utm_term=

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Handyman Business. https://www.thebalance.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-starting-a-handyman-business-2951478?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10151266&utm_term=

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Proofreading Business. https://www.thebalance.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-starting-a-proofreading-business-2951500?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10151266&utm_term=

Self-balancing shoe aims to prevent elderly users from falling. https://www.springwise.com/self-balancing-shoe-aims-prevent-elderly-users-falling/?utm_campaign=853676_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IAP8,2V1FMX,1WTJC,1

Online supermarket shuns product branding for quality. https://www.springwise.com/online-supermarket-shuns-product-branding-quality/?utm_campaign=853676_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IAP8,2V1FMX,1WTJC,1

30.07.2017: Tax payment deadline is looming. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40750713

BT offers broadband for 99% of UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40751449

Government adviser urges review of farmers' tax-breaks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40760114 First, the pensioners. Then, the self-employed. Followed by the dead. Now, the farmers, as the regime ramps up its propaganda against economic groups which can do little to defend themselves before the theft of their savings, their livelihoods to pay for the Great British Sell-Off to the USA. Why not look at privileged groups like politicians, their donors and sponsors instead?

Hormonal beef and chlorine chicken could be coming to UK if trade deal with US goes ahead. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/29/hormonal-beef-chlorine-chicken-could-coming-uk-trade-deal-us/ There's nothing new about these imports. It's been going on for years. However, the country's media has preferred to concentrate its fake 'reporting' on terrorism, EU fairy tales, corrupt, cheating football and celeb non-entities, instead.

How thousands of Britons are at risk from ‘world’s biggest online scam’. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/online-scam-thousands-pounds-life-savings-trading-binary-options-fraud-pensioners-fca-a7865856.html That will be the regime's Digital Dickhead programme and online banking then.

Grenfell Tower: Government announces independent review into building regulations and fire safety. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grenfell-tower-government-independent-review-building-regulations-fire-safety-a7865806.html There will be as much official posturing over Grenfell as there was over Hillsborough. But the bottom line is the same. Look at the money trail, the corrupt bastards who caused these tragedies to take place in the first instance - whatever 'the regulations' might have been.

Border chaos will hit hard after Brexit, says report. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/29/uk-border-customs-chaos-hit-hard-brexit Just like French thugs going on strike every five minutes, in other words.

Europe-bound motorists face gridlock in Dover and beyond. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/europe-bound-motorists-dover-po-ferries-calais-busiest-day-a7866241.html

As touting for punt trips becomes a crime, is tourism overwhelming Britain’s cities? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/29/cambridge-tourist-boom-ruins-city Not sure that punting in Cambridge is indicative of 'tourism overwhelming Britain's cities'? Do they do punting in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

Are millennials wasting money on status symbols? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/millenials-money-waste-luxury-brand-goods-towie-pensions-social-media-instagram-a7860666.html Because they're buying shite being advertised and promoted by the media? Now there's unusual for you.

Dreaming of moving to the country? Don’t say I didn’t warn you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/dreaming-moving-country-dont-say-didnt-warn/

29.07.2017: Brexit: UK consumer confidence falls to lowest level since immediately after vote, survey reveals. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-uk-consumer-confidence-latest-falls-lowest-level-since-vote-gfk-a7862756.html

Britain doesn't care about the economy now - here's what worries us instead. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/britain-doesnt-care-economy-now-worries-us-instead/

Government looks to speed up small business rates relief. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40755186 And 'look' is all it will do, no doubt.

HMRC comes under fire as inheritance tax bill rises by 23% in three months. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/hmrc-inheritance-tax-bill-rise-23-per-cent-inland-revenue-treasury-a7860626.html

Death tax by region: surprising facts about who pays inheritance tax in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/death-tax-region-surprising-facts-pays-inheritance-tax-britain/

MPs urge action as millions of broadband connections may not meet minimum speed. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/28/mps-urge-action-as-millions-of-broadband-connections-may-not-mee/ A decades-old situation which could be described, at best, as blatant fraud and which MPs have steadfastly refused to address (apart from the occasional press release or sound-bite) - and they whine to the media that they are ridiculed, insulted, threatened, under-valued and under-appreciated! (No problems with voting to murder millions of defenceless civilians in the Middle East at the behest of the Terrorist States of America, though!)

Brexit likely to create a rise in UK megafarms. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/28/brexit-likely-to-create-a-rise-in-uk-megafarms American-style, American-owned mega-farms. To feed millions of Brexit Knobheads with takeaways because they don't even know how to bake a potato.

Stamp duty refunds for 10,000 people who wrongly overpayed for 'second homes'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/stamp-duty-refunds-10000-people-wrongly-overpayed-second-homes/

Electric cars cost 45pc more to insure. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/car/save-planet-buying-electric-car-pay-45pc-insure/

Sale of Holy Island pub is heavenly opportunity for beer pilgrims. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/28/sale-holy-island-pub-crown-anchor-heavenly-opportunity-beer-pilgrims

10 Good Ideas for a Side Hustle. https://www.thebalance.com/good-ideas-for-side-hustles-4146460?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10151245&utm_term=

These Free Marketing Tools Will Help Grow Your Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/free-marketing-tools-for-home-business-4146540?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10151245&utm_term=

Foraging app helps keen cooks find fresh ingredients. https://www.springwise.com/foraging-app-helps-keen-cooks-find-fresh-ingredients/?utm_campaign=852842_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IA22,2V1FMX,1WQTY,1

Smart bike lock temporarily blocks calls while user is cycling. https://www.springwise.com/smart-bike-lock-temporarily-blocks-calls-user-cycling/?utm_campaign=852842_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,IA22,2V1FMX,1WQTY,1

28.07.2017: UK shops report strong July sales thanks to hot weather but long-term outlook remains uncertain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-shop-sales-july-strong-hot-weather-long-term-uncertain-inflation-income-cbi-a7862746.html

Estate agents' profits plunge as housing market slows. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40738377

Car production falls almost 14% as UK sales dip. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40732335

Brexit: UK households could face ‘considerable and unpredictable’ fluctuations in food prices, says IFS. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-households-food-prices-fluctuations-changes-fiscal-studies-ifs-uk-leave-eu-a7863491.html Just what the Americans ordered!

TNT cyber-attack crippling small firms, says FSB. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40740883

Twitter sees monthly user growth stall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40740884

Bug in top smartphones could lead to unstoppable malware, researcher says. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/27/broadpwn-smartphone-malware-bug-iphone-samsung-google

'My Sky broadband was wiped out by neighbour's faulty kettle'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/broadband/sky-broadband-wiped-neighbours-faulty-kettle/ He actually had Sky 'broadband' in the first place, did he?!

27.07.2017: Austerity behind rise in personal insolvencies, Holyrood minister claims. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/26/austerity-behind-rise-in-personal-insolvencies-holyrood-ministe/

Lowest number of new home mortgages approved for nine months. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/26/lowest-number-of-new-home-mortgages-approved-for-nine-months/

Brexit: Michael Gove says UK will never let in chlorinated chicken imports after Liam Fox said it was fine. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/michael-gove-liam-fox-brexit-chlorination-chicken-chlorine-chicken-a7860336.html American food imports containing human DNA will be OK, though.

If you thought chlorine-washed chicken was scary, wait until you see what else Liam Fox has planned for a UK-US trade deal. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/chlorine-washed-chicken-liam-fox-trade-deal-us-ttip-deregulation-a7860706.html That's why Little Ingerlandt has sent its #1 terrorist asslicker.

Horsemeat scandal: businessman found guilty of fraud. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/26/horsemeat-scandal-businessman-andronicos-sideras With a fall guy in the frame, the 'horsemeat' trade can now get on with business as usual.

Dragons' Den reject claims business could be worth £1bn. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/26/dragons-den-reject-claims-business-could-be-worth-1bn/ It's looking increasingly as if a rejection from the Dragons' Den = the Nod of Success!

Email hacking fraud hits home renovators: 'I paid £10,800 to a bogus builder'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/email-hacking-fraud-hits-home-renovators-paid-10800-fraudsters/

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=10115474&utm_term=

5 Tips for Better Small Business Networking. https://www.thebalance.com/better-small-business-networking-2951705?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115474&utm_term=

3D printing technology used to make recycled sunglasses. https://www.springwise.com/3d-printing-technology-used-make-recycled-sunglasses/?utm_campaign=851156_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I8R8,2V1FMX,1WLE8,1

Researchers develop battery-free cell phone that uses almost no power. https://www.springwise.com/researchers-develop-battery-free-cell-phone-uses-almost-no-power/?utm_campaign=851156_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I8R8,2V1FMX,1WLE8,1

26.07.2017: Victims of ground rent scandal demand action on existing abuses. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/25/ground-rent-scandal-leaseholds-new-build-houses-properties

Old £1 coin spending deadline looms. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40717386

One in five banks of Mum and Dad make shocking sacrifices. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/25/one-in-five-banks-of-mum-and-dad-make-shocking-sacrifices/

Netherlands and UK are biggest channels for corporate tax avoidance. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/netherlands-and-uk-are-biggest-channels-for-corporate-tax-avoidance Common knowledge all around the world - except in Little Ingerlandt's offshore, criminal propaganda/media.

Large rise in takeaway shops highlights dominance of fast food in deprived areas. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/25/large-rise-takeaway-shops-highlights-dominance-fast-food-deprived-areas-england

Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket booze sales. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/25/uk-sunshine-sport-surge-supermarket-booze-sales

Plans to compare bank customer service. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40716720

Paying by card overseas and offered a currency choice: this is what you should ALWAYS do. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/paying-card-overseas-offered-currency-choice-should-always-do/

ARX heralds the future of exercise gamification. https://www.springwise.com/arx-heralds-future-exercise-gamification/?utm_campaign=848610_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I6SI,2V1FMX,1WCJ2,1

App adds tailor-made music and images to books. https://www.springwise.com/app-adds-tailor-made-music-images-books/?utm_campaign=848610_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I6SI,2V1FMX,1WCJ2,1

25.07.2017: Bank of England warns of complacency over big rise in personal debt. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/24/bank-of-england-household-debt-bank-credit-card-car-loans

Leaseholds on new-build houses in England to be banned. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/25/leaseholds-new-build-houses-england-banned-ground-rent-flats

British tourists losing £500 million a year by paying in Sterling when making card purchases abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/british-tourists-losing-500-million-year-paying-sterling-making/ Guided as usual, by the same 'excellent advice' the British public suffered from in all those years leading up to the Brexit referendum.

'Internet of things' will leave home gadgets vulnerable to hacks, senior police officer warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/internet-things-will-leave-home-gadgets-vulnerable-hacks-senior/ Warnings like these should have started coming the moment Little Ingerlandt's last terrorist leader, David Cameron, started talking publicly about 'the internet of things' over five years ago.

Your energy bills could be controlled by Google or Amazon under Government plans for 'peak pricing'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/energy-bills-could-controlled-google-amazon-government-plans/ Translation: Little Ingerlandt quislings continue to facilitate full US take-over.

Britain should be wary of US in trade talks because UK is 'just getting back into the game'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/britain-should-wary-us-trade-talks-uk-just-getting-back-game/ Sure. That's why they've sent one of Britain's most prolific knob-polishers to the US murder industry in decades, Sliam Fox, to do the negotiating. Although what's this about 'Britain just getting back into the game'?

How to turn your child into a summerpreneur. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/turn-child-summerpreneur/

Brexit: Theresa May refuses to rule out weakening of food standards in trade deal with US. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-theresa-may-food-standards-weakened-post-trade-deal-us-chlorine-soaked-chicken-liam-a7857036.html Well you're certainly not going to see Little Ingerlandt's present regime of fagging war criminals negotiate anything with the Americans that's in Britain's interests!!!

Households cut spending amid tightest squeeze in three years - poll. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/24/households-cut-spending-amid-tightest-squeeze-in-three-years-p/

English regions face 'likely' chance of winter floods this decade, experts warn. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/english-regions-face-likely-chance-of-winter-floods-this-decad/ That should spur on criminal councils and councillors to allow even more developments on flood plains, preferably built with inflammable cladding to boot!

Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40699986

UK households will be encouraged to make their own electricity and store in batteries. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-households-electricity-production-batteries-storage-greg-clark-business-secretary-tech-investment-a7856586.html

Micro-businesses threatened by rising energy costs. http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/cost-energy-threatens-britains-small-retailers-new-report-shows/ More than half (56%) of UK micro-business owners think rising energy costs threaten their future, according to research by Utilita Energy. Almost half (45%) of micro-business owners surveyed have been asked by energy providers to make large upfront payments. In addition, 31% thought they were on a high tariff due to being seen as a credit risk, 21% said they had been turned down altogether by at least one energy supplier, and 71% had been caught out by issues such as inflexible payment terms and extended contracts. (EnterpriseQuest)

More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40703866

Revised timetable for introduction of MTD. HM Treasury has published a revised timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD). This is in response to criticism that the current timetable does not allow sufficient time to ensure a smooth transition to a digital tax system. Under the revised timetable, firms with a turnover above the VAT threshold will be required to keep digital records for VAT purposes from 2019. Firms whose turnover is under the VAT threshold will not be required to keep digital records or submit quarterly reports to HMRC until 2020 at the earliest.

The Treasury has also confirmed that a second Finance Bill will be introduced in autumn 2017. It will legislate for all of the measures dropped from the Finance Act prior to the General Election in June 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

For further information about the revised MTD timetable, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-steps-on-the-finance-bill-and-making-tax-digital

Read more about the Finance Bill at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/finance-bill-no2-2017

New figures show 1,857 properties lying empty near Grenfell Tower as fire survivors remain homeless. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-empty-homes-families-survivors-homeless-kensington-chelsea-council-borough-a7857596.html This is the whole myth, the whole scam behind the UK's so called housing shortage crisis. There's no lack of empty properties; unfortunately, they are controlled by a tiny minority of criminals (including councils) manipulating the market for their own profit.

And why aren't Kensington and Chelsea Bourough councillors behind bars on terrorism charges?

Huge inheritance tax sting hits bereaved families. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/24/huge-inheritance-tax-sting-hits-bereaved-families/ Yet another reason why the regime like to see house prices as ridiculously high as possible!

Brexit to push up cost of bangers as UK wholesale meat prices soar. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/24/brexit-bangers-uk-meat-prices-pork-beef

Wake up and smell the concrete: the rise of alt perfumes. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/jul/24/wake-up-and-smell-the-concrete-the-rise-of-alt-perfumes

Microsoft is killing legendary Paint after 32 years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/24/microsoft-killing-legendary-paint-32-years/

Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating suffers worst fall for French president in 20 years. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-popularity-rating-plummets-french-president-worst-in-20-years-july-ifop-budget-cuts-a7856986.html Little Ingerlandt has its Brexit Knobheads; France has its Knobhead Electorate - most of whom think they would make a better President than anyone else other than Panoramix The Gaul and most of whom don't know anything whatsoever about Macrobot other than what they have been told by French state (Big Corp) controlled media.

24.08.2017: Drag from industrial production and construction to continue subdued year start. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/23/drag-from-industrial-production-and-construction-to-continue-sub/ A pretty enduring 'year start', eh, what? Even by Brexit Knobhead fake media standards.

Brexit and food: there is no plan so what is the UK going to put on the table? https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/23/drag-from-industrial-production-and-construction-to-continue-sub/ In debates such as these, the 'Comments' are always more fascinating than the article itself and in this case, as always since the internet came along, to entertain us with the endless observations of illiterate morons without a clue. And to think that these people (assuming they are real) are given the right to vote for their country, their childrens' futures.

Rushing into a trade deal with the US would harm the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/22/rushing-into-trade-deal-with-us-would-harm-uk The UK doesn't need to arrange any more trade deals with the US to harm itself. That process began with Margaret Thatcher and her 'special arrangement' (fagging for American terrorism) and has been continued by a procession of gutless war criminals and knob polishers ever since.

How the value of the pound affects you. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/23/how-the-value-of-the-pound-affects-you/ Just as well the banks are trying to get rid of cash then!

7 Signs You Don't Make Enough Money. https://www.thebalance.com/signs-you-dont-make-enough-money-2385518?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115460&utm_term=

5 Ways to Research a Rare Item Before Selling on eBay. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-research-rare-items-before-selling-on-ebay-4087708?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115460&utm_term=

Bird Street offers a sustainable shopping experience in the UK. https://www.springwise.com/bird-street-offers-sustainable-shopping-experience-uk/?utm_campaign=847699_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I637,2V1FMX,1W9E7,1

Car audio system uses interior surfaces as speakers. https://www.springwise.com/car-audio-system-uses-interior-surfaces-speakers/?utm_campaign=847699_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I637,2V1FMX,1W9E7,1

High Tech rubber ball monitors your dogs fitness. https://www.springwise.com/high-tech-rubber-ball-monitors-dogs-fitness/?utm_campaign=847699_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I637,2V1FMX,1W9E7,1

23.07.2017: The buy-to-let stampede begins: 'How best to sell my 37 properties?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/buy-to-let-stampede-begins-best-sell-37-properties/

Cyber crimes soaring with most not being solved, investigation finds. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/22/cyber-crimes-soaring-with-most-not-being-solved-investigation-f/

Tips on how to beat your overdraft charges. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/22/how-to-beat-overdraft-charges-financial-advice/

Scamwatch: new "cash for crash" fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/22/scamwatch-new-cash-for-crash-fraud/

The most frequently damaged possessions: Are you covered? https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/22/the-most-frequently-damaged-possessions-are-you-covered/

7 really weird things for sale on eBay right now. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/21/7-really-weird-things-for-sale-on-ebay-right-now/

10 Guaranteed Ways to Charge More as a Freelancer. https://www.thebalance.com/ways-to-charge-more-as-a-freelancer-4040954?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115438&utm_term=

The Psychology of Making Your Customers Want You. https://www.thebalance.com/psychology-of-making-your-customers-want-you-4060819?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115438&utm_term=

22.07.2017 UK property transactions fall for third month in a row. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40680575

Santander launches talking ATMs right across the UK. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/21/santander-launches-talking-atms-right-across-the-uk/

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40684579

Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents for £1. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/21/britons-travelling-to-europe-offered-just-88-euro-cents-to-the-pound Yes, but the Tory regime, Brexit Knobheads and their hate-preaching, lying propaganda are going to make that up to what the exchange rate was a couple of years ago. Aren't they? Otherwise, it's time to cut to the chase and start arresting them for treason and fraud.

American terrorists support bill making boycotting of Israeli terrorists a crime. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/israel-boycott-crime-bill-settlements-senators-support-law-a7852101.html Extending the boycott of all things produced by American terrorists and war criminals is long overdue, anyway.

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40679333 Which is another reason why American terrorists want to murder its population.

5 Ways to Improve Your Cash Flow Quickly. https://www.thebalance.com/improve-your-cash-flow-2948035?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10082197&utm_term=

Service Invoice Template. https://www.thebalance.com/invoice-template-non-taxable-services-2948264?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10082197&utm_term=

New ‘growth carpet’ uses human waste to fertilize desolate land. https://www.springwise.com/new-growth-carpet-uses-human-waste-fertilize-desolate-land/?utm_campaign=845287_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I487,2V1FMX,1W1JL,1

Cloud-based smart mailbox eliminates waiting for deliveries. https://www.springwise.com/cloud-based-smart-mailbox-eliminates-waiting-deliveries/?utm_campaign=845287_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I487,2V1FMX,1W1JL,1

Self-deployable building assembles itself. https://www.springwise.com/self-deployable-building-assembles/?utm_campaign=846648_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I5A0,2V1FMX,1W611,1 Does this include the payment of cash suppositories to criminal Tory councillors for planning permission?

Sustainable coffee cup is made from coffee husk. https://www.springwise.com/sustainable-coffee-cup-made-coffee-husk/?utm_campaign=846648_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I5A0,2V1FMX,1W611,1

21.07.2017: Hot weather boosts UK retail sales. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40666793

Roll-over risks for fixed-price energy customers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40655736

Gas man late? You could be entitled to £30 compensation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40667209

ASA upholds complaints about 'misleading' EHIC site charging £34.50 for free card. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/asa-upholds-complaints-misleading-ehic-site-charging-3450-free/

Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40666789 Despite Saudi Arabia's responsibility for 9/11? Just a small token of appreciation from American terrorism for the $ trillions they earned from that little incident, then?

My five-year-old daughter was fined £150 ... for selling lemonade. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fatherhood/5-year-old-daughter-fined-150-selling-lemonade/

Facebook flaw lets anyone easily break into peoples' accounts. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-login-scams-security-mobile-phone-number-email-address-a7850681.html Oh, my, Goddd!!!

Iphones can be taken over at will by hackers. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphones-hackers-control-update-ios-update-10-3-3-apple-cyber-security-smartphone-a7851586.html (Like American terrorist cyberhackers who manipulated the Brexit referendum and the last two sets of election results.)

Milan has Officially Banned The Selfie Stick. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/milan-has-officially-banned-the-selfie-stick_uk_59707b82e4b0aa14ea778264?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-378727640_uk And good for them. It's got to the stage these days where you can't even step forward without falling over socially challenged sheeple peering at their phones or waving selfie sticks.

20.07.2017: Theresa May builds business bridge with new council to hear their views on Brexit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/18/theresa-may-builds-business-bridge-new-council-hear-views-brexit/ Translation: Little Ingerlandt's worst ever Prime Minister launches her regime's latest propaganda exercise: a talk-shop.

Charges for card payments to be banned from next year, Government reveals. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/18/charges-for-card-payments-to-be-banned-from-next-year-governmen/

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40656663 Do Sky provide real 'broadband' then? Because what I am sometimes forced to use their 'service' it would better be described as 'Shiteband' or 'Noband'.

Just how late is your train? New data to lift the lid on tardy service. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/18/just-late-train-new-data-lift-lid-tardy-service/ A PR exercise designed to impress Brexit Knobhead types who can't tell the time of day, rather than do what is actually needed - make the trains run on time.

North Sea cod can be eaten with 'clear conscience'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40642230 Not the way some chip shops fry it, it can't.

Windows 10 users will need to buy new PCs next year due to a surprise block. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-10-creators-update-problems-no-longer-supported-on-this-pc-block-microsoft-updates-a7847606.html Not a 'surprise' for Microshite, though.

18 Surprising Success Habits of World-Class Entrepreneurs. https://www.thebalance.com/surprising-success-habits-of-world-class-entrepreneurs-4145359?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10082098&utm_term=

SEO Basics: How to Make Your Website Google-Friendly. https://www.thebalance.com/seo-basics-to-make-your-website-google-friendly-4145377?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10082098&utm_term=

Art student creates unique app to make us better our habits. https://www.springwise.com/art-student-creates-unique-app-make-us-better-habits/?utm_campaign=844173_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I3D9,2V1FMX,1VXZ0,1

An ultra-thin camera is on its way. https://www.springwise.com/ultra-thin-camera-way/?utm_campaign=844173_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I3D9,2V1FMX,1VXZ0,1

19.07.2017: Brexit: UK on course for even deeper economic slowdown than expected. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-uk-on-course-for-even-deeper-economic-slowdown-than-expected-pwc-eu-negotiations-a7845841.html There seems to be sooo much 'unexpected' news in the country's fake news propaganda these days. 'Unexpected' by Brexit Knobheads and their lying, hate-preaching, offshore media.

The fight goes on for gig economy workers – the Taylor review offers little. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/18/taylor-review-gig-economy-workers Which is precisely why Matthew Taylor and his ilk are appointed to head reviews!

Hacks 'probably compromised' UK industry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40642962 Just as 'hacks' 'probably compromised' the last two elections and the Brexit referendum. But we won't be going there because the results happened to coincide with the financial interests of the country's offshore-based, lying, hate-preaching, criminal, fake news media/propaganda. And US Big Corp.

Royal Mail receives election boost as international business drives revenues. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/18/royal-mail-receives-election-boost-international-business-drives/

Updated IR35 guidance for public bodies. http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0013088hmrc_updates_ir35_guidance_contractors_public_sector_clients.html HMRC has issued updated guidance about its off-payroll working rules in the public sector. Since 6 April 2017, responsibility for deciding whether public authority contractors fall within the scope of IR35 has moved to the public authority in receipt of the contractor's services. The guidance clarifies which public authorities IR35 rules apply to, as well as their responsibilities. Public authorities that must comply with IR35 rules include government departments, many companies owned or controlled by the public sector, schools and universities, local authorities and the NHS. Excluded from the new rules are high street retailers that supply the NHS such as pharmacies and opticians. (EnterpriseQuest)

Rise of older renters: 'I sold up at 60 and will be a tenant for life'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/rise-older-renters-sold-60-will-tenant-life/

Italian design team creates unique brand of footwear. https://www.springwise.com/italian-design-team-creates-unique-brand-footwear/?utm_campaign=841522_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I1BM,2V1FMX,1VPPL,1

10 Reasons Why Perfectionism Is an Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy. https://www.thebalance.com/why-perfectionism-is-an-entrepreneurs-enemy-3986767?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10061272&utm_term=

14 Economy-Proof Business Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/economy-proof-business-ideas-2951454?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10061272&utm_term=

5 Reasons Baby Boomers Make Perfect eBay Sellers. https://www.thebalance.com/baby-boomers-as-ebay-sellers-4011419?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10061272&utm_term=

18.07.2017: Reaction to Taylor Review of employment practices. The FSB has called for guarantees that self-employed workers will not be unfairly categorised as 'dependent contractors', following the publication of the Taylor Review's final report on modern employment practices. The report makes a range of recommendations to tackle insecure work, including redefining workers in the gig economy as dependent contractors.

FSB National Chairman, Mike Cherry, said: "Government and Parliament must now protect the genuinely self-employed from being dragged into a new category of dependent contractors. Legislation must not be so broadly drafted as to give ministers the power to widen the net on a whim without robust parliamentary oversight, in a way that hurts the genuinely self-employed."

Many employment law specialists have also warned that introducing any new employment legislation would be very difficult. Ruth Buchanan, employment partner at Ashurst, said "the task is gargantuan", adding: "there is a real risk that a Brexit-mired parliament will not get to implement these changes for a number of years." (EnterpriseQuest)

Read more about the reaction from employment specialists at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/taylor-review-solicitors-warn-of-gargantuan-legislative-burden/5061970.article

To read the FSB's reaction, go to: https://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/fsb-welcomes-moves-to-protect-genuinely-self-employed-and-uk-s-flexible-labour-market

Read the Taylor Review in full at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/good-work-the-taylor-review-of-modern-working-practices

Brexit: UK faces future of food insecurity and rising prices, warn leading academics. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-food-insecurity-rising-prices-production-migrant-labour-agriculture-fisheries-a7844946.html

A year on from Brexit-vote: House prices stall while strong buyer demand continues to fuel property sales. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/house-prices-stretched-affordability-sees-asking-prices-stall-despite-strong-demand-a112161.html

Simplified tender packs for Government suppliers. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-it-easier-than-ever-to-become-a-government-supplier The Crown Commercial Service has simplified its tender packs in order to help smaller firms become Government suppliers. The new packs, which are particularly aimed at small and medium-sized suppliers, provide all the information needed to bid for a Government contract. Documents within the packs are written in plain English and only include the terms and conditions applying directly to the supply of the goods or services being purchased. Full terms that apply to all Government supplier contracts are also now provided online. (EnterpriseQuest)

UK consumers face record high car insurance premiums as prices soar 11% in one year. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-car-insurance-premiums-price-rises-11-per-cent-one-year-average-drivers-a7845771.html

Budget airlines 'could soon pay you to fly with them'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/airlines-could-soon-be-paying-you-to-fly-with-them/

Motorists could win £30m compensation from Europcar. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40630238

17.07.2017: UK business confidence at lowest point for six years, say forecasters. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/17/uk-business-confidence-britain-economic-growth-brexit-anxiety As not being reported by Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, fake news propaganda.

Biggest decline in consumer confidence for two years. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/16/biggest-decline-in-consumer-confidence-for-two-years/

Britons face lifetime of debt as Bank of England warns over 35 year mortgages. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/15/britons-face-lifetime-debt-bank-england-warns-35-year-mortgages/

MoD facing 'hundreds of millions in hidden costs' for new fighter jets - report. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/16/mod-facing-hundreds-of-millions-in-hidden-costs-for-new-fighte/ To put this latest example of fagging for American terrorism into just the one context, when the present regime was first returned to power (with much Russian cyber-hacking and electoral interference, no doubt), it scrapped the country's business support model in order to save around £30 million. Yet the financial over-run on just one fighter plane bought from the American murder industry with British taxpayers' money is about twice that.

You'd have thought they could have committed their crimes against humanity much more cheaply than that!

UK housing market shrugs off concerns of Brexit slowdown. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/17/uk-housing-market-shrugs-off-concerns-of-brexit-slowdown

Tax bills could be reason for drop-off in overseas landlords. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/16/tax-bills-could-be-reason-for-drop-off-in-overseas-landlords/ As an overseas landlord myself, tax bills are only one issue. Absolutely stupid British house prices are another; you can buy a couple of houses (or more) in most of Europe to give you at least double the rental return you would spend per property in the UK. Another major problem is finding professional, reliable, competent and honest tradesmen or property management services to look after the lets in your absence. Then, finding tenants these days who can change a light bulb without Googling it first, then asking you to get someone in to change it for them secondly, is another issue. Whereas when things do go pear-shaped then seeking justice in the UK, especially using official online services, is just another way of throwing time and money down the drain. Anything else?

Would-be home buyers frustrated by sold boards. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/16/would-be-home-buyers-frustrated-by-sold-boards/

This is what can happen if you use the same passwords over and over. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/can-happen-use-passwords/

16.07.2017: Young families 'hit by income slowdown'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40616645 Everybody gets hit by income slowdown. Unless it's the regime's taxpayer-sponsored donors and sponsors, American Big Corp, the murder/terrorist industry and the criminal propaganda/media which supports their activities.

'Toxic' car finance could work out as the best way to pay for a new car. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/toxic-car-finance-could-work-best-way-pay-new-car/

Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the small print. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-conditions-thousands-sign-up-clean-sewage-did-not-read-small-print

Scamwatch: bogus online bargains. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/15/scamwatch-bogus-online-bargains/

UK holidaymakers risk driving illegally overseas because they haven’t packed a length of rope. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/uk-drivers-illegal-overseas-holidays-travel-eu-highway-code-rope-essentials-kit-high-vis-jacket-a7837446.html

The £100,000 flat packed house that can be built in just 10 minutes. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/100000-flat-packed-house-can-10803201

24-hour shop does not require staff to open its doors. https://www.springwise.com/24-hour-shop-not-require-staff-open-doors/?utm_campaign=840305_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,I0DT,2V1FMX,1VLL4,1

15.07.2017: Card companies have cunning plan to outlaw cash. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/14/card-companies-have-cunning-plan-to-outlaw-cash/

Forget your Pin? Don't worry, banks are letting payments through without it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/forget-pin-dont-worry-banks-letting-payments-go-without/

Changes to digital tax plans welcomed. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/13/changes-to-digital-tax-plans-welcomed/

Will Sainsbury's 'fairly Traded' ensure money goes back to growers? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/sainsburys-fairly-traded-will-money-go-back-growers-fair-trade-dropped-customers-consumers-products-a7824851.html

Energy companies are fining 2.7 million late bill-payers steep penalty fees. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/energy-companies-fines-late-bill-payers-penalty-fees-customers-27-million-small-print-a7837286.html

Rail passenger satisfaction 'little changed in a decade'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40602307

8 Best Jobs and Side Gigs for Introverts. https://www.thebalance.com/best-jobs-and-side-gigs-for-introverts-4145339?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10061177&utm_term=

14.07.2017: Rise in credit card default rate adds to concerns over household finances. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/13/rise-in-credit-card-default-rate-adds-to-concerns-over-household-finances

Estate agents have lowest stock of homes for 40 years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40581912

Will law should be brought into 'modern world'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40590117

Flights to Europe could be suspended in a post-Brexit legal vacuum, airports warn. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/british-airports-warn-flights-to-europe-will-be-grounded-aviation/ Isn't it a pity that Little Ingerlandt's offshore, foreign-owned, lying, hate-preaching Brexit propaganda didn't see fit to discuss these various scenarios before they duped (allegedly) millions of the country's morons into voting 'Leave'? In the interests of democracy and honest journalism at least - if not corporate profits.

Weak pound sees surge in tourists visiting UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40592623

Carry on glamping: Brexit boosts staycations. https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2017/jul/13/glamping-brexit-staycation-domestic-tourism-british-campsites

Making a tweet of themselves: why mixing business and Twitter can be a dangerous game. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/13/making-tweet-mixing-business-twitter-can-dangerous-game/

Facebook Messenger gets adverts added to app. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40592427

Airbnb host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/13/airbnb-california-racist-comment-penalty-asian-american

British student's free robot lawyer can fight speeding tickets and rogue landlords. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/13/british-students-free-robot-lawyer-can-fight-speeding-tickets/ It's a shame it can't teach them to reed, rite, do summs, get jobs and then, get out of bed to go to work in the morning.

Eurostar lets you experience being underwater by using virtual reality. https://www.springwise.com/eurostar-lets-experience-underwater-using-virtual-reality/?utm_campaign=839074_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HZFM,2V1FMX,1VHJB,1

Airline offers an in-flight theatre for transatlantic flight. https://www.springwise.com/airline-offers-flight-theatre-transatlantic-flight/?utm_campaign=839074_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HZFM,2V1FMX,1VHJB,1

Teenager has made $20,000 queuing for other people at barbecue joints. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/bbq-joints-van-queuing-teeanger-earn-money-hours-20000-adults-us-desmond-roldan-a7838871.html

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

13.07.2017: The end of cash? Cards now account for more than half of retail purchases, BRC finds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/11/end-cash-cards-now-account-half-retail-purchases-brc-finds/

Re-mortgage lending continues downward trend, figures show. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/12/re-mortgage-lending-continues-downward-trend-figures-show/

Net neutrality: Why your favourite websites look a little bit different today. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/12/net-neutrality-favourite-websites-look-little-bit-different/ They've finally loaded, perhaps?

7 ways to spot an online shopping scam. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/12/7-ways-to-spot-an-online-shopping-scam/

Eight-year-old entrepreneur earns £13k selling eggs. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/12/eight-year-old-entrepreneur-earns-13k-selling-eggs/

10 Mistakes That Can Damage Your Business Credit. https://www.thebalance.com/mistakes-that-can-damage-your-business-credit-4144566?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10024378&utm_term=

How to Use Creativity to Keep Your Side Hustle Growing. https://www.thebalance.com/using-creativity-to-grow-your-side-hustle-4144777?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10024378&utm_term=

11 and 12/07/2017: Value of shadow economy expected to fall. http://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/news/2017/june/uk-shadow-economy.html The shadow economy will account for 10.8% of UK GDP by 2025, down from 11.5% (£223 billion) in 2016, according to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The shadow economy is 'the part of an economy involving goods and services which are paid for in cash, and therefore not declared for tax'.

Faye Chua, Head of Business Insights at ACCA, said: "The UK has a relatively small shadow economy compared with other countries around the world, but it is quite worrying that by 2025 it won’t have fallen by much. The current factors contributing to the UK's shadow economy are high unemployment and low GDP." (EnterpriseQuest)

Taylor Review: All work in UK economy should be fair. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40561807 And that's it, is it? I'm sure that will have all the government's bent sponsors and donors quaking in their boots.

Gig economy firms 'should pay national insurance' on workers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-40564673/gig-economy-firms-should-pay-national-insurance-on-workers

Government national insurance u-turn still leaves some self-employed paying more. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/self-employed/government-national-insurance-u-turn-still-leaves-self-employed/

Lloyds Bank to abolish charges for unplanned overdrafts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40555175

Watchdog probes £4.50 premium rate texts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40496744

Households due £285 rebate on fuel bills, says Citizens Advice. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40568869

Tax Appeal Online launched by HMCTS. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmcts-tax-appeal-online-service-is-made-available-to-the-public Appeals against HMRC decisions concerning VAT, customs excise and other indirect taxes can now be submitted digitally, following the launch of Tax Appeal Online by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Tax Appeal Online can also be used to appeal against HMRC reviews of decisions concerning direct taxes, such as income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax. Information is validated in real time, meaning appeal applications are less likely to be rejected due to incomplete or incorrect information. (EnterpriseQuest)

Teenager builds £50,000-a-year tuck shop empire from boys' toilets. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/teenager-tuck-shop-wolf-walthamstow-1150-week-earn-school-nathan-john-baptiste-north-london-a7834996.html

5 Ways to Make Money While You Sleep. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-make-money-while-you-sleep-4090651?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10024414&utm_term=

Raise Extra Money by Selling Your Stuff. https://www.thebalance.com/raise-extra-money-by-selling-your-stuff-2385672?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10024414&utm_term=

Interactive media is coming to a restroom near you. https://www.springwise.com/interactive-media-coming-restroom-near/?utm_campaign=833742_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HVBI,2V1FMX,1V02V,1

Subscription service allows cyclists to swap their bike when it breaks. https://www.springwise.com/subscription-service-allows-cyclists-swap-bike-breaks/?utm_campaign=833742_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HVBI,2V1FMX,1V02V,1

10.07.2017: Shoppers 'in the dark' about Brexit effect. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40530700 British shoppers are in the dark about most things; especially those who read (and believe) propaganda rags like The Scum, The Daily Wail, The Terrorgraph, and even the BBC.

Brexit will cause an 'alarming mess' for UK nuclear power, scientists warn. 'You could be doing your writing by candlelight on a typewriter' by 2025, expert warns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-nuclear-power-euratom-hinckley-point-risks-nuclear-fusion-energy-bills-a7832136.html It should leave more money in everyones' pockets as well.

Armed US immigration officers stationed at British airports under radical new plan that could drive up air fares and queues. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/09/us-want-armed-immigration-officers-british-airports-radical2/ Under the Brexit smokescreen, the American invasion of Britain with the help of treacherous Tory collaborators, continues. In other words, still more taxpayers' expense, still more delays, and still more subservience to American terrorism.

Ruling due on whether Government unlawfully failed to halt Saudi arms sales. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/08/ruling-due-on-whether-government-unlawfully-failed-to-halt-saudi/ Why is the UK taxpayer having to bear the expense of yet another mock court? War criminals such the present Tory regime (and Blairites) should be tried in the countries which they have terrorised, where the desired result would be much more rapid and cost-effective and allow 5 million British businesses to get on with some new trade deals almost overnight.

Tory election candidates tell of suffering verbal abuse during campaign. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/08/tory-election-candidates-tell-of-suffering-verbal-abuse-during-c/ The poor luvvies! Abuse, lies and a campaign of hatred and demonisation against Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters was OK, though? Or would they have preferred to be the target of cowardly, murderous drone and bomb attacks, instead? In any event, whining Nazis like this are the last thing the country's business community needs.

Government launches crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fake-bogus-holiday-sickness-claims-fixed-costs-food-poisoning-all-inclusive-deals-a7830291.html

Criminal gangs scamming dating app users out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/dating-app-scam-eharmony-fraud-love-match-victim-criminal-gang-a7831761.html

Foodservice inflation hits nine-year high. http://catererlicensee.com/foodservice-price-inflation-climbs-to-9-0-in-may-2017/ Foodservice price inflation reached its highest level in almost nine years in May 2017, according to the latest 'Foodservice Price Index' from CGA Prestige. Inflation in wholesale foodservice prices hit 9% in May 2017, up from 5.8% in April 2017. Foodservice prices for all ten sub-categories measured by CGA Prestige went up in the 12 months to May 2017. Fruit products, which were up 12.7%, recorded the largest rise in prices while dairy prices were up by 9.9%. Graeme Loudon, Commercial Director at CGA, said: "The weak pound, political uncertainty and a host of supply and demand factors are whipping up something of a perfect storm, and operators will need to be at the top of their game on procurement in the months ahead." (EnterpriseQuest)

Could you do without cash? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/09/could-you-do-without-cash/ You'll soon find out if you become one of the regime's self-employed 'entrepreneurs' with an official start-up loan and a retired banker for a business mentor.

Best credit builder cards to boost your rating revealed. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/09/best-credit-builder-cards-to-boost-your-rating-revealed/

Don't move house. Improve - and pay next to nothing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/dont-move-house-improve-pay-next-nothing/

How to sleep well on hot summer nights: seven changes you can make to keep your bedroom cool in summer. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/interiors/design-news/how-to-sleep-well-in-summer-seven-changes-you-can-make-to-keep-your-bedroom-cool-on-hot-summer-a111416.html Or, you could think about the worsening effects of climate change and take matters more seriously: buy a traditional stone-built house in France with wooden window shutters, shaded by trees and next to a river or a lake. Not too far from an airport, perhaps, and then, simply commute to the UK during the summer months. Or, 'work from home' - although French so-called broadband 'speeds' are just as bad as those in the UK.

09.07.2017: Donald Trump: I expect to strike trade deal with UK 'very, very quickly'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/08/donald-trump-i-expect-to-strike-trade-deal-with-uk-very-very/ Translation: 'You will get what I give you, you bunch of ass-lickin' no-hopers.'

War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/07/war-and-violence-drive-majority-of-people-fleeing-to-europe-by-sea-not-economics This of course, is common knowledge, simple history. Unless it's according to the Coalition of Evil, its regimes, its murder and terrorist industries and its fake news, hate-preaching propaganda which are responsible for that 'war and violence'. And Brexit Knobheads of course, who can't tell the difference between hate-preaching propaganda and fact.

Theresa May urges G20 to back call to eradicate modern slavery. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/07/theresa-may-urges-g20-to-back-call-to-eradicate-modern-slavery/ 'Unless they are the UK's alleged 4.8 million self-employed entrepreneurs working for our donors and sponsors in the gig economy,' she added.

Review of gig economy 'to recommend boost for worker rights and tax shake-up'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/08/review-of-gig-economy-to-recommend-boost-for-worker-rights-and/

Motor insurance premiums 'at record high'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40537963

Smart meter roll-out: is getting one still compulsory? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/gas-electric/smart-meter-roll-out-getting-one-still-compulsory/

Scamwatch: new fake lottery fraud. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/08/scamwatch-new-fake-lottery-fraud/

08.07.2017: UK manufacturing output falls and trade deficit widens. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40528977 Is that 'unexpectedly' again, another 'surprise' - according to Brexit Knobheads and their lying, hate-preaching, fake news/media propaganda?

Deliveroo urges law change to give self-employed riders security and flexibility. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/07/deliveroo-urges-law-change-to-give-self-employed-riders-security/ Yet another threat to the regime's and its Brownshirts' bogus 'entrepreneur', self-employed and start-up statistics.

UK house prices fall further in June, says Halifax. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40529560

Homeowners and new buyers face sky-high fees as lenders bid to counter low mortgage rates. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/homeowners-low-mortgage-rates-new-buyers-lender-arrangement-fees-lender-interest-rates-a7824771.html

May to urge world leaders to close terror funding loopholes. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/06/may-to-urge-world-leaders-to-close-terror-funding-loopholes/ Such as The USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Britain itself and err, 'ISIS', as America's leading terrorist 'asset' is called?

US creates 222,000 jobs in June. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40532594 'Tooling up' by the American terrorist and murder industries to attack millions of defenceless people (children a speciality) in North Korea, China, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and anywhere else they might fancy. (Fagging Little Ingerlandt war criminals offer to help.)

Original pirate material: Barcelona's street sellers form own fashion label. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/07/original-pirate-material-barcelonas-street-sellers-form-own-fashion-label Sounds just like 'Made in the U.S.A.'

The phone scams you should be looking out for. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/07/phone-scams-to-look-out-for/

Small Business Marketing. https://www.thebalance.com/small-business-marketing-and-sales-4143586?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10004931&utm_term=

Artificial tongue can taste whiskeys apart. https://www.springwise.com/artificial-tongue-can-taste-whiskeys-apart/?utm_campaign=833001_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HUQX,2V1FMX,1UXFJ,1

Social network with no people generates random scrolling content. https://www.springwise.com/social-network-no-people-generates-random-scrolling-content/?utm_campaign=833001_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HUQX,2V1FMX,1UXFJ,1

Recycling organization helps businesses rehome unwanted goods. https://www.springwise.com/recycling-organization-helps-businesses-rehome-unwanted-goods/?utm_campaign=833001_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HUQX,2V1FMX,1UXFJ,1

Shocked commuters gawp as woman brings desktop computer on First Class Virgin train. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/06/shocked-commuters-gawp-woman-brings-desktop-computer-first-class/ None more shocked than the ignorant pigs who regularly take up two seats and an entire table with a bag, a laptop, and other assorted plastic shite while the disabled, the elderly and the pregnant are forced to stand!

07.07.2017: The looming bust in digital is far more scary than Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/Voices/silicon-valley-internet-google-alphabet-dotcom-boom-bust-stock-market-tech-companies-a7825351.html Too true. Although Brexit is already scary enough.

Home Office and police failed consumers exposing them to rampant online fraud, finds report. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/online-fraud-consumers-expose-home-office-police-report-scams-awareness-month-nao-national-audit-a7824746.html

British Gas investigated over switching fees. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40518575 See above.

Only 100 days left to spend your old £1 coins. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/06/100-days-left-to-spend-old-1-coins/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1991091014_uk

London notches up one billion contactless journeys. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/06/london-notches-up-one-billion-contactless-journeys/ All late, in over-priced, stinking, filthy, overcrowded carriages, no doubt. Wow!

Butter could be in short supply this Christmas, warns boss of Arla dairy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/06/could-butter-shortages-christmas-warns-boss-arla-dairy/

The top 20 shop names in Britain - including Spruce Springclean, Jason Donervan and Jean Claude Van Man. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-20-shop-names-britain-10742302 Brilliant!

How to Become a Profitable Amazon Seller. https://www.thebalance.com/how-amazon-sellers-can-profit-4143331?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10004906&utm_term=

High-tech farm-in-a-box increases locally grown food. https://www.springwise.com/high-tech-farm-box-increases-locally-grown-food/?utm_campaign=831554_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HTMQ,2V1FMX,1US6G,1

Fisheries monitoring platform aims to reduce illegal fishing. https://www.springwise.com/fisheries-monitoring-platform-aims-reduce-illegal-fishing/?utm_campaign=831554_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HTMQ,2V1FMX,1US6G,1

Self-assemble footwear eliminates sweatshop labour. https://www.springwise.com/self-assemble-footwear-eliminates-sweatshop-labour/?utm_campaign=830164_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HSK4,2V1FMX,1UNM0,1

Startup makes movies accessible to visually and hearing impaired. https://www.springwise.com/startup-makes-movies-accessible-visually-hearing-impaired/?utm_campaign=830164_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HSK4,2V1FMX,1UNM0,1

06.07.2017: Business optimism plunges in the wake of election chaos. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/05/business-optimism-plunges-election-chaos/

Services sector slowdown completes 'triple-whammy' of negative results. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/05/services-sector-slowdown-completes-triple-whammy-of-negative-r/

UK skills shortage could cost £90bn per year with Brexit to make things worse, say councils. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-skills-shortage-cost-90-billion-brexit-latest-news-lga-local-government-association-a7825061.html

Rail companies to sell cheaper advanced tickets up to 10 minutes before journeys. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/05/rail-companies-sell-cheaper-advanced-tickets-10-minutes-journeys/

Plans for the country’s largest ever plant-based food show are revealed today. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28429

Gambling Commission unveils tough new penalties for regulation breaches. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/05/gambling-commission-unveils-tough-new-penalties-for-regulation-b/

Rent-a-room tax relief: how does it work? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/rent-a-room-tax-relief-does-work/

Scamwatch: IT support fraud update. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/05/scamwatch-it-support-fraud-update/

Spain 'the preferred move' for Britons seeking property abroad. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/05/spain-the-preferred-move-for-britons-seeking-property-abroad/

The worst grammar fails of the high street. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/05/the-worst-grammar-fails-of-the-high-street/

Never buy wine again: charming live-work package for sale with 6,000 vines, an on-site winery and a successful shop-café combo. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/luxury/property/never-buy-wine-again-charming-livework-package-for-sale-with-6000-vines-an-onsite-winery-and-a-a111881.html

Smart backpack knows when something is left behind. https://www.springwise.com/smart-backpack-knows-something-left-behind/?utm_campaign=822661_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HMRP,2V1FMX,1U2A7,1

Self-watering biodegradable urn enables trees to grow from ashes. https://www.springwise.com/self-watering-biodegradable-urn-enables-trees-grow-ashes/?utm_campaign=822661_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HMRP,2V1FMX,1U2A7,1

New range of inhalers is designed for the style-conscious. https://www.springwise.com/new-range-inhalers-designed-style-conscious/?utm_campaign=828775_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HRHJ,2V1FMX,1UIRP,1

05.07.2017: Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40480214 'The Resolution Foundation says that about half of the 4.8 million people classified as self-employed are low-paid and earn less than £310 a week.' Well, if that's the case, then the bogus statistics offered by the regime and its Brownshirts for the country's start-ups, entrepreneurs and proper 'self-employed' are far worse than even we have been suggesting. For the past ten years.

Pound skids to six-day low as UK construction growth slows in June; Bank of England tackles consumer credit risks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/04/pound-skids-investors-eye-uk-construction-data-bank-england/ More 'unexpected' news? For Brexit Knobheads and their lying, hate-preaching media propaganda?

NHS illegally handed Google firm 1.6m patient records, UK data watchdog finds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/03/googles-deepmind-nhs-misused-patient-data-trial-watchdog-says/ All in preparation for a complete take-over of the NHS by American terrorists.

BT stings broadband customers with £31 'exit fee'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/broadband/bt-stings-broadband-customers-31-exit-fee/

Scamming targets 'go ahead with purchases despite knowing they may be cons'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/03/scamming-targets-go-ahead-with-purchases-despite-knowing-they-m/ As groomed by the internet and dummyphones the past twenty years.

Facebook can track your browsing even after you've logged out, judge says. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/03/facebook-track-browsing-history-california-lawsuit

Conservatives are advertising for a new campaign manager. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/conservatives-new-campaign-manager-job-advert-general-election-2017-result-theresa-may-party-a7816606.html 'Any Daily Wail or The Scum reader will do.'

British tourists could soon be allowed to drive on the left in Calais so they feel more at home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/03/british-tourists-could-soon-allowed-drive-left-calais-feel-home/ Just like the locals, in other words.

6 Home Business Ideas for People Who Like Travel. https://www.thebalance.com/home-business-ideas-for-travelers-4028671?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936418&utm_term=

12 Things No One Tells You About Running a Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/12-things-no-one-tells-you-about-running-a-home-business-4078711?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936418&utm_term=

T-shirt uses cabbage to track pollution in the water. https://www.springwise.com/litmus-testing-t-shirt-tracks-pollution/?utm_campaign=825909_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HP9X,2V1FMX,1UCD5,1 This being the case, then vegetative Brexit Knobheads do have a future after all! AND Daily Mail and The Scum readers.

New App delivers secure ID information storage. https://www.springwise.com/new-app-delivers-secure-id-information-storage/?utm_campaign=825909_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HP9X,2V1FMX,1UCD5,1

New seawall design generates power from the sea. https://www.springwise.com/new-seawall-design-generates-power-sea/?utm_campaign=825909_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-07-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HP9X,2V1FMX,1UCD5,1

04.07.2017: New energy price cap considered. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40476691

Energy regulator Ofgem considers new measures to clamp down on overcharging customers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ofgem-energy-regulator-cap-charges-vulnerable-customers-switching-overcharging-a7820186.html About time those 'new measures' included a 'new' Ofgem perhaps?

New rules to help micro-businesses with energy prices. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-market-investigation-information-for-businesses/modernising-the-energy-markets-benefits-for-microbusinesses New rules from the Competition and Markets Authority intended to protect micro-businesses from energy overpricing have come into force. They require energy suppliers to publish all price tariffs available to micro-businesses, prohibit them from charging micro-firms to terminate contracts that have automatically rolled over and prevent them from including 'no-exit' clauses in contracts. They also require energy suppliers to inform micro-businesses once they have been on a default tariff for three years, and permit other energy suppliers to provide information about their own prices at this point. (EnterpriseQuest)

Mortgage-seekers ignoring extra fees, says Moneyfacts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40482721

Ultra-fast broadband fund launched by UK government. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40481561 And so we have the continuing shaggy dog story of the country's official broadband scam.

League table reveals how supermarkets treat suppliers. http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/supermarket-treatment-suppliers-good-bad-ugly.htm The Groceries Code Adjudicator has published a league table ranking UK supermarkets by how fairly they treat their suppliers. It has revealed that Aldi and Sainsbury's treat their suppliers most fairly, while Iceland and Asda are at the bottom of the league. Late payments, unfair charges and no compensation for supply forecasting errors were identified as the biggest issues facing suppliers. Nevertheless, the proportion of suppliers having issues with supermarkets fell for the fourth year in a row. Around 56% of suppliers said they had experienced a problem with a supermarket they supply in 2017, down from 79% in 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)

HSE inspections at construction sites continue to fall. https://www.shponline.co.uk/alarm-14-fall-hse-construction-visits/ The number of unannounced visits by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors to construction sites has fallen for the second year in a row, a freedom of information request by Unite the Union has revealed. The number of construction site inspections fell by 14% year-on-year to 2016/17, to around 7,900 inspections. From 2014/15 to 2015/16, the number of inspections fell by 4%. (EnterpriseQuest)

The chimney sweep who is hired by wedding couples to wish them good luck. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/chimney-sweep-wedding-ceremonies-tradition-uk-soot-kevin-geddings-crawley-west-sussex-king-george-a7814746.html

03.07.2017: Government to pull out of EU fishing deal and reclaim UK waters for British fishermen. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/02/government-pull-eu-fishing-deal-reclaim-uk-waters-british-fishermen/ Rather a propaganda stunt than a move designed to improve the fortunes of small British fishermen, which have been decimated more by successive British governments than they have by Brussels. (As with 'red tape'.) A decision based on co-operation would have been infinitely more productive. Now, watch French and Spanish fishermen throw their toys out of the pram.

Theresa May could storm out of Brexit talks over 'divorce bill'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/01/theresa-may-could-storm-brexit-talks-divorce-bill/ With nothing of substance to bring to the negotiations, I suppose a hissy fit is all that can be expected from Little Ingerlandt's worst-ever Prime Minister.

Housesharing, over-60s style: a £1.25m property and powers of attorney all round. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/housesharing-over-60s-style-125m-property-powers-attorney-round/

Small ads sex trafficking: the battle against Backpage. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/02/fight-for-my-daughter-battle-against-backpage-child-sex-trafficking

This genius couple bought an old bus off ebay and turned into an amazing motor home. https://www.indy100.com/article/couple-buys-bus-ebay-motor-home-family-travel-conversion-7818946?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100 Isn't it great how easy it is to be 'a genius' these days? I think I've lost count of the number of stories I've seen over the years about converting buses into motorhomes.

Forget about France - here's the 28 most beautiful bike rides in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/forget-france-28-beautiful-bike-rides-britain/ Point taken, although Britain's problem is too many pig-ignorant drivers, usually on their dummyphones, who have killed more cyclists over the years than all the country's terrorist attacks put together - and then some. (As not reported by the country's hate-preaching, fake news propaganda.) The French, on the other hand, especially in rural areas, generally have a far more benign attitude to bike riders. Which is why most of the pros live there.

10 Funding Mistakes Made When Starting an Online Business. https://www.thebalance.com/top-funding-mistakes-made-by-online-businesses-4142881?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936360&utm_term=

World’s first glow-in-the-dark coin celebrates Canadian anniversary. https://www.springwise.com/worlds-first-glow-dark-coin-celebrates-canadian-anniversary/?utm_campaign=823841_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HNOH,2V1FMX,1U662,1

New hotel has the community at its heart. https://www.springwise.com/new-hotel-community-heart/?utm_campaign=823841_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HNOH,2V1FMX,1U662,1

Solar-powered robot weeds gardens autonomously. https://www.springwise.com/solar-powered-robot-weeds-gardens-autonomously/?utm_campaign=823841_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HNOH,2V1FMX,1U662,1

02.07.2017: UK is the worst-performing advanced economy in the world, official figures confirm. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-economy-world-worst-performing-advanced-countries-state-g7-european-union-a7817046.html

How Brexit is already killing the housing market. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/30/how-brexit-is-already-killing-the-housing-market/

How fraudulent property sellers could cost you thousands. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/property-fraud-sellers-cost-buyers-complex-crime-debt-bereavement-legal-costs-a7812091.html

Consumer champion seeks automatic compensation for delayed flights. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/07/01/consumer-champion-seeks-automatic-compensation-for-delayed-fligh/

How to spot a holiday booking scam. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/01/how-to-spot-a-holiday-booking-scam/

Tory internet scammer says his party had 'world's worst manifesto.' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grant-shapps-conservatives-manifesto-theresa-may-worlds-worst-refuse-blame-tory-chairman-a7809686.html 'I should have writ it meself', he suggested. 'Then, every Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph and Express reader would have fallen for it and we would have won! Innit?' (And the high-rise ghetto vote.)

UK dealer charged in US over multimillion-dollar fake Bitcoin site scam. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/01/bitcoin-fake-site-uk-dealer-charged-us-multimillion-dollar-scam

Would you shop in a store that sells items that are damaged, past the best before dates or rejected by supermarkets? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/01/would-shop-store-sells-items-damaged-past-best-dates-rejected/

The best food and drink events in July. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/the-best-food-and-drink-events-in-july-grillstock-dorset-seafood-vegan-vegetarian-oyster-a7790081.html

12 Ways to Overcome Small Business Failure and Thrive in Hard Times. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-overcome-small-business-failure-4142683?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936070&utm_term=

How to Set Up Logistics for Your Startup. https://www.thebalance.com/logistics-set-up-for-startups-4142676?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936070&utm_term=

Should I Start a Business? Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge. https://www.thebalance.com/should-i-start-a-business-2951859?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9936070&utm_term=

Smart backpack knows when something is left behind. https://www.springwise.com/smart-backpack-knows-something-left-behind/?utm_campaign=822661_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HMRP,2V1FMX,1U2A7,1

Self-watering biodegradable urn enables trees to grow from ashes. https://www.springwise.com/self-watering-biodegradable-urn-enables-trees-grow-ashes/?utm_campaign=822661_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-06-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,HMRP,2V1FMX,1U2A7,1

CNET Community: Best way to preserve your ink cartridge from drying out? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/best-way-to-preserve-your-ink-cartridge-from-drying-out/?ftag=CAD5920658&bhid=22951757626637189212880527427435

01.07.2017: Online fraud overlooked by government, says watchdog. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40452592 That's a bit obvious, isn't it?

Longest squeeze on household incomes since 1970s says Office for National Statistics. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ons-household-incomes-1970s-gdp-investment-services-a7815981.html

Brexit: Liam Fox says talks on a UK-US trade deal will begin on 24 July. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-trade-deal-liam-fox-uk-us-24-july-a7815751.html Translation: Little Ingerlandt arms dealer, war criminal and knob polisher to US murder industry to receive latest orders from Pentagon shortly.

Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40441361 Like state pensions, broadband speeds, train services, NHS care, education? The list is almost endless.

Bank of England tightens mortgage rules: what it means for you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/bank-england-tightens-mortgage-rules-means/

Germany votes for 50m euro social media fines. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40444354 Following in the footsteps of the USA, France and Britain, this translates as 'It's OK to publish and circulate hatred and fake news - as long as it's our, official hatred and fake news.' http://truepublica.org.uk/eu/german-parliament-agrees-massive-expansion-digital-surveillance/

Sony Music goes back to vinyl records. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40445192 A bit of class again!

Do you have a rare coin in your collection? The Royal Mint could soon start offering valuations. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/30/do-have-rare-coin-collection-royal-mint-could-soon-start-offering/ I thought the only time Little Ingerlanders had coin collections these days was to pay for their take-aways.

Wimbledon strawberry farmer hopes for Brexit 'mechanism' for seasonal EU workers. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/06/30/wimbledon-strawberry-farmer-hopes-for-brexit-mechanism-for-sea/

British couple wins fight for demolition of Provence faux palazzo. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/29/british-couple-wins-fight-demolition-provence-faux-palazzo/ It's been many a year since the French could be accused of good architectural taste (like their cuisine) but for demolition to be ordered on the grounds of planning permission which had been 'fraudulently obtained'?! On that basis, they could tear down half the developments in France!

Lance Armstrong's drug of choice, EPO, 'doesn't work', scientists claim. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/06/29/lance-armstrongs-drug-choice-epo-doesnt-work-scientists-claim/ Now wouldn't it be a major laugh if he and any other athlete accused of 'cheating' with EPO now sued all the fake experts and the world's bogus anti-doping agencies, sporting bodies and the media for every cent they have? And then the Ruskies did the same?


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

Len Tondel



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