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LATEST! 31.03.2017
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (February 2017) Viewpoint

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

31.03.2017: Complaints system in gambling industry not working for consumers, says regulator. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/30/complaints-system-in-gambling-industry-not-working-for-consumers/ Another official scam doing well, in other words.

New £1 coin: Time running out to spend old coins. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/new-1-coin-latest-news-time-running-out-old-currecny-circulation-royal-mint-12-sided-a7584976.html

iPhone update after ransomware scam locks users out of web browsers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/30/iphone-update-ransomware-scam-locks-web-browsers/

Breakdown firms to spend £15m in compensation for customers with duplicate cover. http://www.aol.co.uk/cars/2017/03/29/breakdown-firms-to-spend-15m-in-compensation-for-customers-with/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1724206337_uk

Boy's genius invention while at school has already netted him a million pound investment. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/boys-genius-invention-school-already-10123971

With these AR smart glasses, you can go hands-free. https://www.springwise.com/ar-smart-glasses-phones-can-stay-pockets/?utm_campaign=712609_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F9UP,2V1FMX,1KJZE,1

Biometrically secure daily organizer for reliable privacy. https://www.springwise.com/biometrically-secure-daily-organizer-reliable-privacy/?utm_campaign=712609_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F9UP,2V1FMX,1KJZE,1

A new robot that paints high-rise buildings. https://www.springwise.com/new-robot-paints-high-rise-buildings/?utm_campaign=712609_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F9UP,2V1FMX,1KJZE,1

30.03.2017. BT leads Ofcom complaints for broadband and pay TV services. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/29/bt-leads-ofcom-complaints-for-broadband-and-pay-tv-services/ No surprises there, then!

(BT WOES. http://ezinematters.com/ BT have been ordered to cut at least £5 a month off the £18.99 a month it charges customers who only buy a land line from them.

The cut, ordered by telephone watchdog Ofcom, will affect more than 2 million BT customers, who will see their bills drop by at least £60 a year. Ofcom say that many of these are elderly or vulnerable people who have remained loyal to BT for decades.

BT's mobile phone company, EE, have also been censured by Ofcom and fined £2.7 million for charging customers £1.20 a minute for calls that should have cost 19 pence. In 2015 EE were fined £1 million for the way it mishandled complaints.

BT are also facing an accounting scandal in its Italian arm, which it says will cost it £530 million, and calls for its internet arm Openreach to be split away from the main business. The company was recently given the Money Mail Wooden Spoon award after being voted the company with the worst customer service by 27% of voting readers.)

EU departure but … UK sees record-breaking increase in visitors. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/mar/29/eu-departure-uk-sees-record-breaking-increase-in-overseas-visitors-visit-britain Good to see that foreigners at least, are supporting Britain.

Brexit: Ryanair warn flights to Europe could be grounded after UK leaves EU. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-ryanair-flgits-europe-grounded-uk-leave-eu-travel-industry-trade-deals-a7655226.html Does this mean that Fake Brits/Brexit Knobheads will now have to crowd into a leaking dinghy to paddle across the Med to get to Benidorm? And be fired on by a gunship (hopefully) while they're about it? They can pretend they are refugees who have lost their families, their friends, their homes, their savings and their countries to Brexit Knobheads' mates, the Coalition of Evil.

What does Brexit mean for drivers, the 'booze cruise' and the UK car industry? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/features/brexit-what-it-could-mean-for-motorists/ Who knows? Really.

Vodafone customers to be hit with price hike next month - how much more you'll pay and your rights to walk away. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/vodafone-customers-hit-price-hike-10113677

How women are using their Tinder matches to scam money off men. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/tinder-bio-scam-money-dating-maggie-archer-matches-twitter-money-scam-how-it-works-a7654501.html

Consultation on tackling online VAT fraud. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/vat-tackling-fraud-on-goods-sold-online-update-on-split-payment HMRC is seeking views about how to tackle non-compliance with VAT rules in relation to online sales made by overseas sellers to buyers in the UK. There has been an increase in overseas sellers using online marketplaces who store their goods in the UK, and are therefore required to register for VAT in the UK. However, many do not register for VAT, or if they do they often collect the wrong amount, which also gives them an unfair competitive advantage over UK retailers. HMRC has estimated that as much as £1.5 billion in VAT was lost to the Treasury in 2015/16 as a result of overseas sellers supplying goods to UK consumers via online marketplaces. (EnterpriseQuest)

Smart tires alert drivers when maintenance is needed. https://www.springwise.com/smart-tires-alert-drivers-maintenance-needed/?utm_campaign=709761_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F7NL,2V1FMX,1KAL9,1

VR training clinic for DIY home improvement skills. https://www.springwise.com/vr-training-clinic-diy-home-improvement-skills/?utm_campaign=709761_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F7NL,2V1FMX,1KAL9,1

Avatar connects ill children with school and activities. https://www.springwise.com/avatar-connects-ill-children-school-activities/?utm_campaign=711132_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F8PO,2V1FMX,1KFDI,1 This will come in handy when Little Ingerlandt hands over its NHS to American Big Corp. After injecting £ billions of taxpayers' money into it first to sweeten the pot.

29.03.2017: RETAIL SALES EXPANDED AT STEADY PACE IN YEAR TO MARCH – CBI. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28015

Cut the EU red tape choking Britain after Brexit to set the country free from the shackles of Brussels. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/27/cut-eu-red-tape-choking-britain-brexit-set-country-free-shackles/ More snake oil from the Brexit camp. The fake news media bullshit surrounding EU red tape has been disproved by reliable, professional sources dozens of times - but then again, they weren't addressing Little Ingerlandt's knobheads, either.

Brexit: Rise of the gig economy in the UK fuelled decision to leave EU, MPs told. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-gig-economy-uk-fuelled-decision-leave-eu-european-union-mps-tim-roache-gmb-a7654206.html Still more Brexit bullshit.

New 'reasonable care' clause for IR35. http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012948reasonable_care_clause_put_new_ir35_legislation.html HMRC has updated the Finance Bill and introduced a 'reasonable care' clause for IR35. From 6 April 2017, all public sector bodies must take reasonable care when deciding whether a worker on a specific engagement should be classed as employed or self-employed for tax purposes. If they do not take reasonable care, the public sector body will become the 'fee-payer' and responsible for deducting PAYE and National Insurance contributions from a contractor's wages, as well as paying employer National Insurance. Tax experts have warned that a public sector body is likely to be classed as failing to take reasonable care if they blanket assess all of their contractors as falling either inside or outside the scope of IR35. (EnterpriseQuest)

DIRTY MONEY AND GOOGLE. http://ezinematters.com/ Google's stupidity in accepting extremist content on YouTube and placing ads alongside it has resulted in more than 250 concerned advertisers withdrawing their support, including Audi, the BBC, BT, Coca-Cola, the Co-op, Dominos, HSBC, Lloyds, Marks and Spencer, McDonalds, Mercedes Benz, L'Oreal, O2, RBS and Waitrose.

A commission of £6.15 for every 1,000 views is paid by Google from the advertising revenue to the suppliers of the content. This means that the firms advertising have been unintentionally funding neo-Nazi organisations and terrorist groups. According to marketing experts these groups have made £250,000 from Google's advertisers.

The Solicitor General has warned that Google could face prosecution under the Terrorism Act.

Mark Brittin, Google's impressive European boss told delegates at a recent advertising conference that the money his employer makes from the arrangement with dangerous extremists is "pennies, not pounds" so that's all right then.

Trust and security remain big issues for mobile payments. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/better-business/trust-and-security-big-issues-mobile-payments/ And what difference is that going to make to the government and the banks?

Virgin Media launches investigation and suspends staff over exaggeration of cable network expansion. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/28/virgin-media-launches-investigation-suspends-staff-exaggeration/

Price comparison sites given thumbs up by regulator. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39416594 And there I was hoping we would soon see an end to the most tasteless ads in marketing history.

London-Paris business and tourism partnerships announced. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39420136 What a great initiative. Shame it wasn't introduced before Brexit - although it would have been ignored by Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching propaganda even then.

New £1: what makes it 'the most secure coin in the world'? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/new-1-makes-secure-coin-world/ It's losing its value so rapidly that it simply isn't worth stealing (or copying)?

Pollution: A Business Opportunity for Cosmetics Ingredients. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/28009

Kent Landlord Fergus Wilson Provokes Fury With ‘No Coloureds’ Diktat. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kent-landlord-fergus-wilson-provokes-fury-with-no-coloureds-diktat_uk_58da581fe4b00f68a5cab24f?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D809731338_uk Next thing you know, he'll be urging the bombing and murder of millions of Muslims!

Writing for Business. https://www.thebalance.com/writing-for-business-2275768?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9200547&utm_term=

Critical Steps to Writing a Business Plan. https://www.thebalance.com/critical-steps-to-writing-a-business-plan-2951203?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9200547&utm_term=

5 Everyday Money Management Tips for Small Business Owners. https://www.thebalance.com/money-management-small-business-owners-2951600?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9200786&utm_term=

6 Big Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When Filing Taxes. https://www.thebalance.com/small-business-taxes-mistakes-2951872?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9200786&utm_term=

Hotel industry app company uses its beacon technology in banks and planes. https://www.springwise.com/hotel-industry-app-company-uses-beacon-technology-banks-planes/?utm_campaign=707707_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Clove oil and silver creates healthier, eco food packaging. https://www.springwise.com/clove-oil-silver-creates-healthier-eco-food-packaging/?utm_campaign=707707_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

28.03.2017: Homeownership Is In ‘Free-fall’ And Widening Inequality, Says Social Mobility Commission. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/social-mobility-commission-home-ownership-bank-mum-dad_uk_58d81cf0e4b03692bea6ed42?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1280742217_uk Just what the present regime's donors and sponsors ordered!

Britain could still be subject to 19,000 EU rules and regulations after Brexit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/27/britain-could-still-subject-19000-eu-rules-regulations-brexit/ Plus 190,000 of its own. As we keep saying.

Anger at key rail franchise award to Anglo-Hong Kong consortium. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/south-west-trains-london-waterloo-commuters-stagecoach-first-mtr-rmt-union-a7651571.html Another bucket of cold water from the Brexit camp and its promise of returning Britain to the hands of the British. (But no reason why they shouldn't make a few bob out of the gullible swinish multitude, first.)

Ex-cyber security chief says Government is 'using' Westminster attack to grab unnecessary spying powers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/westminster-attack-amber-rudd-whatsapp-major-general-jonathan-shaw-a7651466.html At long last - a proper expert on cyber security finally receives an airing in the media. As opposed to the recent flood of alarmist bullshit propaganda from official security gobshites who couldn't manage a fire escape.

This same observation has already been made many times in recent years but especially in countries like France, where there is an established point of view that designer-terrorism is being officially organised in order to justify a prolonged state of emergency and to distract and manipulate public opinion away from the car crash of a socio-fascist regime led by the born-again Zionist crusader, Prince Francois 'Shagger' Hollande.

And of course, fighting terrorism isn't the object of the exercise. But - the anti-global warming, anti-pollution and anti-war lobbies are; any demonstrators kicking up against clandestine political machinations and evil Big Corp; bolshy students; even anti-hunt or anti-vivisection protesters. And above all, we fear, the small, independent (genuine) self-employed and small business middle classes which have already seen a huge erosion in their values, standards and even human rights, especially in the USA, in just twenty years. Or, since the internet came into its own.

BT fined £42m by Ofcom for 'serious breach' of rules in largest penalty ever imposed by the regulator. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/27/bt-fined-42-million-ofcom-serious-breach-rules-largest-penalty/ Really? This is £42 million per day, is it? For the past twenty years?

The Welsh village where broadband is so slow locals get up at 4am to send emails. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/26/welsh-village-broadband-slow-locals-get-4am-send-emails/ At least they've got some kind of broadband.

One in four large UK businesses are foreign owned - but which countries own most? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/27/one-four-large-uk-businesses-foreign-owned-countries/ Yet another true picture of events coming as out - as not mentioned by the lying, two-faced, Fake Brits calling themselves Brexiteers; or their offshore-based, tax-dodging, foreign, hate-preaching propaganda.

So - 1 in 4 of UK companies (and most of those are owned by the terrorist states of tax-dodging America) is 25%. As opposed to just 13% of the UK's population being immigrants. And just 3% of which are Muslim. Little wonder Brexit's Fags for America were being 'alternative' with the truth. Not wishing to rock the gravy train.

Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-angela-merkel-nato-bill-defence-ignore-usa-germany-spending-a7650636.html I bet you Theresa May now gets in touch with him to become the regime's latest small business guru! Even if he was probably only looking for some extra shekels towards the trillions of dollars which the USA owes in reparation to the 50 countries it has bombed since the Second World War; and the tens of millions of innocent, defenceless civilians it has terrorised and murdered during that same time; and the tens of millions of injured, homeless and refugees it has produced, as well.

Security breach renders in-flight laptop ban useless. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/security-istanbul-airport-electronic-devices-prohibited-heathrow-uk-terrorism-a7650696.html We thought as much the moment the CIA kicked Little Ingerlandt's kennel and it announced the ban. With its sole security experience coming from public school mercenaries for hire and its official, Digital Dickhead programme.

Tax-free childcare for self-employed. The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (a replacement for childcare vouchers that extends childcare payments to the self-employed) will start in April 2017, the Government has confirmed. The scheme will cover 20% of childcare costs for children aged 11 and under and cared for by registered childcare providers, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year (£4,000 for disabled children). Parents of children aged two or under can apply to the scheme from 28 April 2017. Applications from parents with children aged between three and four will be accepted from September 2017.

Read more about the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme at: https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/eligibility

And: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-families-will-soon-see-bills-cut-as-date-announced-for-the-launch-of-tax-free-childcare

27.03.2017: Chancellor's firm enjoys business rates cut while others suffer massive hike. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/26/chancellors-firm-enjoys-business-rates-cut-while-others-suffer/ (Hammond: National Insurance U-turn necessary to maintain voters' trust. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/03/15/hammond-national-insurance-u-turn-necessary-to-maintain-voters/) Hands up anyone who's surprised! Oooh, look. There's one. Why, it's a Brexit Knobhead.

New tax system for self-employed will 'seriously harm economy'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/self-employed/new-tax-system-self-employed-will-seriously-harm-economy/

Theresa May's red tape burden 'too much for listed companies' says Legoland boss. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/25/theresa-mays-red-tape-burden-much-listed-companies-says-legoland/ Ooops! Yet another basic platform of Brexit lies exposed.

PM urged by food experts to continue tariff-free trade with EU post-Brexit. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/25/pm-urged-by-food-experts-to-continue-tariff-free-trade-with-eu-p/

This year 525 banks will shut: will yours disappear? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/year-525-banks-will-shut-will-disappear/

Launch pad for start-ups with a social purpose raises £1.3m. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/25/launch-pad-start-ups-social-purpose-raises-13m/

Eco-friendly garden office: timber and steel 100-piece jigsaw extension is built in a week for £25k and is fully recyclable. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/interiors/design-news/ecofriendly-garden-office-timber-and-steel-100piece-jigsaw-extension-timber-and-steel-100piece-a109146.html

The angler who lost all his fish to otters – only to fall in love with them. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/angler-lost-fish-otters-fall-love/ I must have seen half-a-dozen expats with shattered dreams of carp lakes which have fallen foul of otters. The buggers will get in anywhere. Concrete pens, electric fences, past electronic devices, the lot.

Hush: Why three ‘tech bros’ decided to sell make-up online. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/hush-tech-bros-sell-make-up-skincare-online-mobile-alex-lin-cooper-mor-will-king-a7646356.html

26.03.2017: High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-39381899 There they go, upsetting the country's fake democracy again!

Petrol and diesel prices cut amid pressure on retailers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39383896 Cuts which will last as long as western propaganda reporting into the murder of hundreds of innocent people by American-led terrorism the past few days.

Hermes parcels sorted in makeshift Northampton car park depot. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39379795 Ah, the joy of being one of the regime's world-class. self-employed entrepreneurs!

Here are Nigel Farage’s British values: rubbishing London for money on Fox News. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/24/nigel-farage-british-values-london-fox-news Nigel Farage, rather than being the 'right wing' politician who is credited with Brexit, would once have remained a mere barstool lawyer with a pint glass in his hand and inflicted no more harm upon his countrymen than that. It is Little Ingerlandt's offshore, foreign-owned, hate-preaching, fake media which can take full credit for Farage's road to fame, let there be no doubt of that. Otherwise, he is no more a venal, grasping liar than the majority of Little Ingerlandt's politicians with the sole redeeming virtue that he at least, hasn't sold off his country behind the voters' backs to American Big Corp. (Not that there's much left to sell any more. The NHS, perhaps?)

Update your will or lose this £70,000 inheritance tax perk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/update-will-lose-70000-inheritance-tax-perk/

Scamwatch: celebrity death fraud. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/03/11/scamwatch-celebrity-death-fraud/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1168882851_uk

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=9200404&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=9200404&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=9200404&utm_term= Only for those who don't have Twatter accounts, though.

Discarded flip flops turned into gifts and works of art. https://www.springwise.com/discarded-flip-flops-turned-gifts-works-art/?utm_campaign=706464_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F540,2V1FMX,1K02L,1

Irish language pop ups bring speakers together worldwide. https://www.springwise.com/irish-language-pop-ups-bring-speakers-together-worldwide/?utm_campaign=706464_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F540,2V1FMX,1K02L,1

Ancient irrigation technique waters plants for a month. https://www.springwise.com/ancient-irrigation-technique-waters-plants-month/?utm_campaign=706464_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F540,2V1FMX,1K02L,1

25.03.2017: Watchog proposes instant compensation for poor broadband service. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/24/watchog-proposes-instant-compensation-poor-broadband-service/ It's what we and 'popular' opinion has been asking for for twenty years! Good to see Ofcon and the country's politicians with their fingers on the pulse as usual. Of the telecons industry's scammers.

Robots will take a third of British jobs by 2030, report says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/24/robots-will-take-third-british-jobs-2030-report-says/ Which means a further 30% hike in taxes for the country's small business and self-employed; and a further twenty years of work before being able to claim some of the world's tiniest retirement benefits. (For now.)

Tourism grows as foreign visitors take advantage of cheap pound. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/24/tourism-grows-foreign-visitors-take-advantage-cheap-pound/

Cycle courier wins holiday pay battle. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39377500 Still more woe for the regime's fake self-employed statistics.

London’s homes hotspots 2017: south-east London is the place to invest, says new report that links coffee shops with house price growth. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/london-s-homes-hotspots-2017-southeast-london-is-the-place-to-invest-says-new-report-that-links-a109031.html

UK shows it is open for business as it is announced as IFE 2017’s Partner Country. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/27970

The Northern Business Exhibition, Thursday 6th & Friday 7th April, Event City, Manchester. Free ticket registration: http://www.northernbusinessexpo.com/tickets/?=SBexEmail

France's Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39375969 And so say the vast majority of the French (and British and American and German) non-establishment which isn't making billions from terrorism and the murder industry. Unfortunately, this doesn't bode well for the country's lying, thieving, murdering elite, so the knives are out, just as they are for Fillon, Corbyn and Trump. Expect further massive travesties of free speech, truth and democracy from the country's war criminal socio-fascists (French 'Blairites') and their state propaganda.

24.03.2017: Retail sales bounce back as British shoppers return to the high street. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/23/retail-sales-bounce-back-british-shoppers-return-high-street/ British shoppers? Or furren shoppers cashing in on the fall in the value of the £?

Quarterly retail sales show biggest drop since 2010. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/23/quarterly-retail-sales-show-biggest-drop-since-2010/ OK. Reluctant furren shoppers, then.

Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39365048 And not VW emissions?

State pension age could be raised to 70, says report. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39352654 Everyone's seen that coming for years. (Apart from Brexit Knobheads, of course.)

Brexit vote: Single market benefit 'largely imaginary'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39356664 Just like Brexit Knobheads' 'imaginary' democracy then.

Pre-Brexit 'sweet spot' for exporters unlikely to last, warns Bank deputy. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/23/pre-brexit-sweet-spot-for-exporters-unlikely-to-last-warns-ba/

Government's pledge to cut energy prices risks leaving consumers worse off, ex-regulators warn. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/22/governments-pledge-cut-energy-prices-risks-leaving-consumers/ Anyone who imagined that the present regime has been installed to benefit the consumer is either a Brexit Knobhead or a minority conspiracy theorist. (Same thing, really.)

'Bizarre' laptop ban could spark rise in air rage, says security expert. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/electronics-ban-will-harm-international-trade-mean-more-unruly-passengers/ Especially among Fake Brits and Brexit Knobheads on their way to holidays abroad.

Do you spend £1042 on clothes each year? New research reveals the average Brit's shopping habits. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/news/do-spend-1042-clothes-year-new-research-reveals-average-brits/

How to Use Your Home to Earn Extra Money. https://www.thebalance.com/make-money-using-your-home-4134610?utm_campaign=list_frugalliving&utm_content=20170322&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_term=list_frugalliving

Tiny podcast studio provides full recording facilities. https://www.springwise.com/tiny-podcast-studio-provides-full-recording-facilities/?utm_campaign=704954_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F3Y2,2V1FMX,1JV7E,1

Scarf protects wearers from getting the flu. https://www.springwise.com/scarf-protects-wearers-getting-flu/?utm_campaign=704954_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F3Y2,2V1FMX,1JV7E,1

Affordable palm-sized drone for selfies and live-streaming. https://www.springwise.com/affordable-palm-sized-drone-selfies-live-streaming/?utm_campaign=703327_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F2OV,2V1FMX,1JPX8,1 As if selfie-takers need further encouragement!

Online marketplace for expert blockchain freelancers. https://www.springwise.com/online-marketplace-expert-blockchain-freelancers/?utm_campaign=703327_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F2OV,2V1FMX,1JPX8,1

23.03.2017: Bank cheques to be cleared within a day. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39351793 Wow! That's good. Banking service like that has hitherto been reserved for international criminals, terrorists and money launderers. Like themselves.

Plusnet fined £880,000 for continuing to charge former customers. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/plusnet-fined-a-880-000-for-continuing-to-charge-former-customer/ That's BT-owned 'Pusnet'. For the avoidance of any doubt.

How the UK retail sector is sailing into a perfect storm. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/22/uk-retail-sector-sailing-perfect-storm/

The rural Oscars: Britain's best village shop, butcher and farm revealed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/rural-oscars-britains-best-village-shop-butcher-farm-revealed/

Tens of millions of hacked Gmail and Yahoo email accounts are being sold on the dark web. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gmail-yahoo-email-accounts-hacked-25-million-sold-dark-web-suntzu583-a7641196.html

'Disputed by multiple fact-checkers': Facebook rolls out new alert to combat fake news. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/22/facebook-fact-checking-tool-fake-news And who are these 'fact checkers'? American propagandascheisewriters?

These 18 texts and emails are 'from' HMRC, banks and leading shops. Which are scams? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/18-texts-emails-hmrc-banks-leading-shops-scams/

K2 Business Partners March 2017 newsletter. http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=eba6bd0634d4697df4d69b765&id=f20a5b7f8e&e=d713ab80d9

22.03.2017: Sexism in start-up investment leaves UK businesses male-dominated. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/21/sexism-start-up-investment-leaves-uk-businesses-male-dominated/

UK ban on laptops for Middle East flights set to cause airport chaos. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/uk-ban-laptops-flights-muslim-countries-middle-east-chaos-donald-trump-terror-latest-a7642031.html Makes a change from striking French thugs causing airport chaos!

Scottish farmers call for UK-wide framework to replace Common Agricultural Policy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/scottish-farmers-call-uk-wide-framework-replace-common-agricultural/ Little Ingerlandt has had replacements for the CAP for years. They're called Friends of Israel and Fags for America.

Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39336974 Does this mean no more links to Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, lying, 'alternative', fake news, criminal media? And Google itself?

Google and Facebook now paying full tax, Australia says. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39337325 Exactly. So 'Australia says'.

New advertising guidance for social influencers. https://www.asa.org.uk/news/Insight-affiliate-marketing-new-advertising-guidance-for-social-influencers.html The Advertising Standards Authority has published new guidance about affiliate marketing for social influencers. Affiliate marketing is where a 'social influencer', such as a blogger or someone on Twitter, is paid for each new customer they attract through their marketing activities. The new guidance clarifies affiliate marketing rules and requires all social influencers to make it clear to consumers when the content they are viewing should be identified as advertising. (EnterpriseQuest)

British banks 'processed dirty cash from £65bn Russian money laundering operation'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-banks-russia-money-laundering-hsbc-barclays-coutts-65-billion-rbs-royal-bank-of-scotland-queen-a7640861.html And of course, neither GCHQ, nor MI5 nor MI6 knew about this because they weren't 'tapping' Britain's criminal banks or the Ruskies. The Bank of England and the regulators aren't guilty, either. Nor is the regime nor the country's politicians. Nor the CIA, nor the FBI. Which is as likely as the alternative truth story that they weren't keeping an eye on Donald The Trump - as they were supposed to. Which we know to be the absolute truth because every professional liar, fake news and propaganda source is vehemently saying it isn't so! Otherwise, what are we to believe? That those assembled are just a bunch of useless morons? (Although that's not an improbable scenario, either!)

Anyway, it's a familiar tale for the country's small businesses and self-employed. Every time the banks put hundreds of thousands of them into to the wall for a little extra profit then once again, nobody seems to know it's happening. Not the government; not the regulators; and above all, not the media.

House prices climb as supply falters - but the market is slowing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/house-prices-climb-supply-falters-market-slowing/ We've been promised a slowing housing market for over two years by Little Ingerlandt's fake news media. Wake me up when it starts to happen, please.

MP warns of housing strain caused by holiday lets. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39343750

How to check whether you have unclaimed money in a bank account. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/unclaimed-money-bank-account-how-to-check-find-cash-a7641176.html

My smart meter's so 'dumb' I have to press seven buttons to get a reading. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/gas-electric/can-trust-smart-meter-mines-dumb-have-press-seven-buttons-get/ And even then you're likely to get the wrong reading. All part of the regime's Digital Dickhead Scam (programme).

6 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Day Job. https://www.thebalance.com/signs-its-time-to-quit-day-job-1794352?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9155249&utm_term=

How to make a living as an author without a publisher: 'Dig out old manuscripts that publishers or agents didn't want'. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/dean-crawford-eden-self-publish-amazon-simon-schuster-covenant-immortal-apocalypse-a7642011.html

21.03.2017: Pension tax relief at risk after NICs U-turn. http://www.pensionsage.com/pa/Pensions-tax-relief-at-risk-due-to-backtrack-on-self-employed-NICs-increase.php The Chancellor's decision to scrap planned increases to Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed could result in pension tax relief being targeted to make up the shortfall. Jon Greer, pension expert at Old Wealth Mutual, said: "The self-employed are currently excluded from the private pension system unless they make their own arrangements. The Government has already said they are looking to address this imbalance and ensure the self-employed enjoy a comparable opportunity to save for their retirement. However, this U-turn suggests a 'pseudo auto-enrolment' for the self-employed funded through National Insurance contributions would be unpalatable so the Government may need to explore other avenues." (EnterpriseQuest)

Not seen anything about this in the regime's fake news propaganda?

Drop in dividend allowance nets Treasury £2.7bn. http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012938dividend_changes_net_hammond_2_7_billion.html The reduction to the tax-free dividend allowance announced in the Chancellor's 2017 Spring Budget will raise £2.7 billion for the Treasury by 2022, according to tax experts. The allowance will decrease from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018 and will result in around 1.4 million taxpayers losing £200 per year in tax relief. Those able to control the timing of dividend payments, such as shareholder directors and people with significant control of companies, are advised to ensure that any remaining tax-free allowance for 2016/17 is fully utilised before the allowance is reduced in April 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

And yet another story conspicuous by its absence in the regime's fake news propaganda.

Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39325916 And I'm sure they really mean it! (Are they going to pay their proper dues to the taxman from now on?)

UK households' energy overspend 'tops £7bn over three years'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/03/15/uk-households-energy-overspend-tops-a-7bn-over-three-years/

The UK's best attractions to visit in 2017. http://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/01/13/best-attractions-uk-2017/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D-1337332549_uk

Global Shed of the Year 2017. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/shed-of-the-year-the-worlds-best-sheds-do-battle-from-norwegian-clifftop-cabins-to-canadian-treetop-a108781.html

Portable, mobile dark room develops film anywhere. https://www.springwise.com/portable-mobile-dark-room-develops-film-anywhere/?utm_campaign=701755_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F1H7,2V1FMX,1JKR9,1

Real-time air pollution data for cities around the world. https://www.springwise.com/real-time-air-pollution-data-cities-around-world/?utm_campaign=701755_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F1H7,2V1FMX,1JKR9,1

New banking service helps users without a credit score. https://www.springwise.com/new-banking-service-scoring-no-fee-banking-services/?utm_campaign=701755_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,F1H7,2V1FMX,1JKR9,1

20.03.2017: Brits in favour of higher income tax on country's wealthiest, poll finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/income-tax-raise-backed-brits-poll-a7636846.html This obviously won't go down well with country's top earners, ranging from corrupt politicians to media propagandascheisewriters. Consequently, the findings of this poll will be buried as quickly as stories of doped-up professional footballers and murdering, illegal British immigrants invading countries where they aren't wanted. This isn't supposed to be a democracy, for pity's sake! (Unless it's for the purposes of propaganda and fake news.)

Hammond: National Insurance U-turn necessary to maintain voters' trust. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/03/15/hammond-national-insurance-u-turn-necessary-to-maintain-voters/ The voters' 'trust' would be far more convincingly realised if every lying, hate-preaching Brexit campaigner was arrested, tried, bankrupted and imprisoned and Westminster's war criminals with their intelligence, military and media supporters, both past and present, were all sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and the Yemen, also to stand trial in those countries before being sent down for life. At the very least.

Then, a 'new' Britain can make a serious start at getting on with some sustainable business.

Banks join queue of advertisers ditching Google over extremist YouTube videos. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/banks-ditch-google-rbs-lloys-hsbc-extremist-youtube-videos-isis-a7637796.html Advertisers are going to have to start treading carefully soon or their own lies, misrepresentation and false claims are going to be affected. Especially those of Big Corp and their usual media outlets.

4 Easy to Start Online Side Hustle Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/easy-online-side-hustle-ideas-4134313?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9155227&utm_term=

Top 8 Internet Business Ideas You Can Start Today. https://www.thebalance.com/top-internet-business-ideas-you-can-start-today-1794709?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9155227&utm_term=

Oops! 10 Things You Left Out of Your Budget. https://www.thebalance.com/oops-10-things-you-left-out-of-your-budget-453966?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9155227&utm_term=

Home delivery services by young South African entrepreneurs. https://www.springwise.com/home-delivery-services-young-south-african-entrepreneurs/?utm_campaign=699593_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EZT5,2V1FMX,1JDWK,1

AI calculates new cost of living before a big move. https://www.springwise.com/ai-calculates-new-cost-living-big-move/?utm_campaign=699593_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EZT5,2V1FMX,1JDWK,1

19.03.2017: Google accused of 'profiting from hatred' by MPs over YouTube advertising system. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/google-accused-of-profiting-from-hatred-by-mps-over-youtube-ad/ Just like a lot of politicians and most of the fake news propaganda (media), in other words. However, anti-social media sentiment is snowballing and that's no bad thing.

HMRC introduces errors into people's tax returns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/hmrc-introduces-errors-peoples-tax-returns/ Got bored with keeping taxpayers hanging on for someone to speak to, have they?

Beautiful countryside hides ugly truth of social isolation, poor health and poverty, report says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/rural-communities-countryside-public-health-england-local-government-association-neglected-digital-a7636521.html As not generally reported by Little Ingerlandt's fake news media.

'How do I evict my freeloading children from my buy-to-let property?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/do-evict-freeloading-children-buy-to-let-property/ Threaten to cut them out of your will.

Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef'. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39311336 That will teach consumers to eat imported beef when their own farmers produce meat which is superior in every way!

iPhone chargers should carry warning, coroner says, after man electrocuted in the bath. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/man-died-charging-iphone-bath/ Perhaps iPhone users should simply write 'I am a moron' across their foreheads?

5 Ways to Establish Trust in Your Online Business. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-establish-trust-in-your-online-business-4083192?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9139099&utm_term=

Turn Your Household Kitchen Junk into Cash on eBay. https://www.thebalance.com/junk-into-cash-on-ebay-room-by-room-1140181?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9139099&utm_term=

18.03.2017: Homes cost more than seven times income. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39301963

French advertising giant 'pulls ad spend from Google and YouTube worth hundreds of millions every year'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/havas-google-youtube-advertising-spend-pull-millions-uk-ad-policies-marketing-a7635816.html

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39301712

Tricks of the trade. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/tricks-of-the-trade-a7631146.html

Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39300432

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=9138978&utm_term=

Online gaming system provides a fun new way to work up a sweat. https://www.springwise.com/online-gaming-system-provides-fun-new-way-work-sweat/?utm_campaign=698060_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EYMK,2V1FMX,1J91G,1

New bus stop design with digital screens, Wi-Fi, phone chargers all powered by solar panels. https://www.springwise.com/new-bus-stop-design-digital-screens-wi-fi-phone-chargers-powered-solar-panels/?utm_campaign=698060_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EYMK,2V1FMX,1J91G,1

DIY museum tours with new art-identifying app. https://www.springwise.com/diy-museum-tours-new-art-identifying-app/?utm_campaign=698060_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EYMK,2V1FMX,1J91G,1

17.03.2017: Household incomes crept up last year, DWP figures show. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39289698 So did household debt. To record levels.

Elderly 'hit by line rental charges'. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39291048 Well - they're 'the vulnerable'. Like the self-employed. Prime targets for large sponsors of political parties.

Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39292133 These will be all those Fake Brits who voted for Brexit planning their foreign holidays, will it?

Customers given anti-scam tips as £2 million a day is lost to financial fraud. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/03/15/customers-given-anti-scam-tips-as-a-2-million-a-day-is-lost-to-f/ In other words, never have so many been scammed by so few for so much - since the internet came along. Plus, a fool and his money are quickly parted.

Missile worth $3m used to shoot down cheap Amazon drone. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/16/missile-worth-3m-used-shoot-cheap-amazon-drone/ Makes the cost of illegal immigration look like a cheap, safe bet by comparison. But it does underline the trash which the modern taxpayer - especially the small business taxpayer - is being milked for these days.

Business Start Up Show, London Excel, 17th and 18th May 2017, free ticket registration: http://www.bstartup.com/index.asp

Essential Selling Skills, Thursday - 27th April 2017, Holiday Inn Hotel, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Cambridge, CB24 9PH. Online booking: http://www.healthcourses.co.uk/booknow/ (£197.00 + VAT)

AI matches brands with social media influencers. https://www.springwise.com/ai-matches-brands-social-media-influencers/?utm_campaign=695573_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EWPH,2V1FMX,1J0FJ,1

New beer brewed specifically for high altitude enjoyment. https://www.springwise.com/new-beer-brewed-specifically-high-altitude-enjoyment/?utm_campaign=695573_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EWPH,2V1FMX,1J0FJ,1

Pavlovian headphones help cancel out the distractions of the modern world. https://www.springwise.com/pavlovian-headphones-help-cancel-distractions-modern-world/?utm_campaign=695573_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EWPH,2V1FMX,1J0FJ,1

Network of long-term urban rental accommodation. https://www.springwise.com/network-long-term-urban-rental-accommodation/?utm_campaign=696908_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EXQK,2V1FMX,1J4U7,1

16.03.2017: U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39278968 Only 4.5 million (allegedly) self-employed can (allegedly) influence a modest tax U-turn but 50 million people who didn't vote for Brexit, are being ignored. Now that's what the Brexit Knobhead camp calls 'democracy'!

Brexit: 200,000 construction jobs at risk if UK loses EU single market access. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-costruction-jobs-200000-risk-uk-eu-single-market-access-lose-cities-a7629196.html In light of all the damage Brexit campaigners, their lying, hate-preaching, fake news propaganda and Brexit voters have inflicted on the country already, isn't it time they were arrested under anti-terrorist measures, charged with treason, fined and forced to sell up to pay compensation to all the genuine, hard-working Brits who at the very least, are likely to be ruined by them?

Boots airport stores to stop charging VAT on items after being caught in tax rip-off. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boots-airport-stores-vat-stop-charging-products-duty-free-sale-discounts-heathrow-gatwick-stansted-a7628876.html

Boots and WH Smith are giving tax back to airport customers – how does it work? http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boots-wh-smith-airports-tax-money-back-refund-how-does-it-work-explained-a7628956.html

Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39268542

10 Tasks to Do Before Starting Your Home Business. https://www.thebalance.com/before-starting-your-home-business-1794281?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9094168&utm_term=

Taxation Web Spring Budget 2017 newsletter. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=20130af8d76b06160470ee741&id=312368fef2&e=45c941d6f6

3 Important Plans You'll Need to Start a Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/important-plans-you-will-need-to-start-a-small-business-4108325?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9094168&utm_term=

Ways to Make Sure Customers & Clients Pay What They Owe. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-bill-a-customer-2948033?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9094168&utm_term=

Sand from recycled beer bottles helps to save local beaches. https://www.springwise.com/sand-recycled-beer-bottles-helps-save-local-beaches/?utm_campaign=693956_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

Pittsburgh restaurant serves cultural exchange through food. https://www.springwise.com/pittsburgh-restaurant-serves-cultural-exchange-food/?utm_campaign=693956_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter

15.03.2017: '60% of self-employed will benefit from NI changes mooted by Chancellor'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/14/60-of-self-employed-will-benefit-from-ni-changes-mooted-by-cha/ The self-employed have heard it all before; starting with a New Nirvana called 'the internet'; most recently, with all the lies leading up to Brexit. And now, some supposed pension benefits which are going to resist the predatory advances of the Treasury in 30 years' time?

Increase in Class 4 NICs offset by state pension changes. The cost of changes to National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed included in the 2017 Spring Budget would, for a 'lifetime' self-employed person, be more than offset by last year's change to the State Earnings-Related Pension Scheme (SERPS). This is according to calculations published by Royal London.

Class 4 NICs for the self-employed are to increase from 9% to 10% from April 2018, and to 11% from April 2019. Royal London calculates that this will cost a self-employed person £7,720 over their working lifetime. In April 2016, the SERPS was extended to self-employed people who have paid NICs for at least 35 years, meaning they will become eligible for the full state pension. Royal London calculates that this is worth an additional £37,800 in pension payments for the lifetime self-employed, who were previously only entitled to the basic state pension.

Since the changes to NICs were announced by the Chancellor, the Prime Minister has promised to delay the vote on their introduction until autumn 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

Read more about Royal London's calculations at: http://www.actuarialpost.co.uk/news/article/self-employed-state-pension-boost-far-greater-than-nic-rise-10785.htm

Details of the Prime Minister's decision to delay the NICs changes are available at: https://www.cchdaily.co.uk/class-4-nics-rise-be-delayed-says-may

New IR35 status tool criticised. HMRC's new employment status tool is deeply flawed and unreliable, according to the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). The tool was developed to help determine whether a worker on a specific engagement should be classed as employed or self-employed for tax purposes. In a letter to HMRC, the ARC claims the results provided by the tool do not provide an accurate indication of a contractor's IR35 status. HMRC has rejected the claims and a spokesperson said: "The tool is working correctly and has been extensively tested. We welcome feedback from users." (EnterpriseQuest)

For further information, go to: http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012927ir35_digital_tool_unlawful_taxman_told.html

And: http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/hmrc-denies-new-employment-status-tool-unreliable/

Three Mobile hack affected 76,000 more customers than thought. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/14/three-mobile-hack-affected-76000-customers-thought/

German government proposes €50m fines for social networks that don't take down illegal 'fake news'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-fake-news-fine-facebook-twitter-youtube-social-networks-50-million-euros-illegal-posts-a7629306.html Putting social media on trial in Nuremberg would be more appropriate. But that would mean putting the German - and the EU and the American and the . . . media on trial, too.

Some bailiffs 'still abusing powers', debt charities say. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39257398

Gin, non-dairy milk and cycle helmets make Britain's inflation basket of goods. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/14/gin-non-dairy-milk-and-cycle-helmets-make-britains-inflation-b/

The world's worst airports. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/which-are-the-worst-airports-in-the-world/

Revealed: thieves' favourite mobile phones. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/14/revealed-thieves-favourite-mobile-phones/

14.03.2017: UK tax burden set to keep rising over the next decade to its highest in 40 years by 2025. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/12/budget-2017-tax-burden-course-climb-40-year-high/ What with this and the world suffering its worst humanitarian crisis since WW2 with 20 million people starving to death, aren't we lucky to have that 'special relationship' with the 'world's policeman', the USA? Oh, happy days!

High street suffers 'worst February since 2009' as consumers curb spending. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/09/high-street-suffers-worst-february-since-2009-as-consumers-cur/

Theresa May to use Commonwealth meeting months before Brexit to push closer trade ties. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-brexit-commonwealth-free-trade-meeting-2018-uk-london-chair-a7625791.html An absolute drop in the ocean compared to what Little Ingerlandt already enjoyed as part of the EU. Expect Theresa May to be sent packing as she was by India.

Business support bodies' reaction to Spring Budget. Following the Chancellor's Spring Budget on 8 March 2017, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed it was a Budget that provided much-needed business rates relief for small business owners worst affected by the revaluation of commercial property.

FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry said: "The £435 million of new money is a direct and much-needed response to those facing astronomical hikes in their business rates. This immediate relief is vital in the short-term, and action on more frequent valuations will also help."

However, the FSB has also warned that higher taxes for the self-employed will drive up business costs and discourage people from starting their own business.

Commenting on the announcement to increase Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed, IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has stated: "Although the government is working to increase support for the self-employed, by broadening access to the state pension and looking into parental leave provisions, this policy misses one key area where the self-employed and employees are innately different - risk."

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to delay the introduction of Making Tax Digital for firms below the VAT threshold. Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the BCC, said: "The temporary deferral of Making Tax Digital for firms below the VAT threshold is a welcome step. However, while this will help to ease some of the administrative burden for our smallest businesses, there continue to be serious reservations about HMRC's ability to deliver such a major undertaking."

To read the full FSB reaction, go to: http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/immediate-budget-reaction-from-fsb

To read the full IPSE reaction, go to: https://www.ipse.co.uk/news/national-insurance-changes-damaging-self-employed

To read the full BCC reaction, go to: http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/british-chambers-of-commerce-full-reaction-to-spring-budget-2017.html

Rents fall for first time in six years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39253693 Some rents in London and some parts of the south-east, actually, where rents have been totally preposterous anyway. Rents elsewhere continue to rise.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has named the Trading Standards Institute as the host of the UK European Consumer Centre. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-european-consumer-centre-host-named

Budget 2017: crackdown on free-trial 'subscription traps'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/budget-2017-crackdown-free-trial-subscription-traps/

UK watchdog to hire hundreds as it prepares for country to adopt a 'once in a generation' crackdown on data misuse. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/12/uk-watchdog-hire-hundreds-data-crackdown/ Unless that 'misuse' is by the regime or any of its official 'agencies' and the Americans, that is.

The tactics scammers use on the over 55s. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/nick-hewer-reveals-the-tactics-scammers-use-on-the-over-55s/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1440935935_uk

Should you worry about your car debt? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/should-you-worry-about-your-car-debt-a7620256.html

Average British woman spends £70,000 on her appearance in a lifetime, research finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/average-british-woman-spend-70000-appearance-lifetime-cosmetics-beauty-products-groupon-uk-a7623201.html Just goes to show: money won't buy you everything.

England's 18 most beautiful villages. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/galleries/The-best-English-villages/ This should come in as a handy guide for Fake Brits like Brexit Knobheads - who only recognise the beauty of piss-holes in Benidorm. Assuming they know how to get around in Little Inerlandt without Ryanair and a mobility scooter.

Shed of the Year 2017 goes global, in pictures. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/13/year-2017-goes-global-pictures/

Microsoft will stop shoving Windows Updates down your throat. https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-forced-windows-update-auto-restart-snooze-indefinitely-windows-10/

13.03.2017: £2bn more to be paid in inheritance tax than previously thought as house prices soar. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/11/2bn-paid-inheritance-tax-previously-thought-house-prices-soar/ Instead of 'than previously thought' substitute 'than suggested/warned of by regime propaganda/media.' We - and lots of other non-fake news sources - have been saying this for years. And even £2 billion is a long way short, we reckon, of what the Treasury is getting its thieving hands on.

Vehicle Excise Duty: Small car buyers face higher costs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39224680 Oh, dear, look. Another tax.

Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/11/tim-berners-lee-online-political-advertising-regulation What a hypocrite! Where was Tim Berners-Lee when online media, political and military fake news, propaganda and advertising prompted the incitement, sanctions, terrorism and eventual massacre of more than 6 million Iraquis alone? And at least that same number again in 'the west's' other areas of terrorist intervention - and counting. The internet is nothing but the bastard progeny of murderers, thieves, liars and evil witch-doctors, which would have best served mankind if it had been drowned at birth.

How to find the REAL bargains from overseas websites - and not get stung by massive hidden fees. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/how-find-real-bargains-overseas-10004772 How about something really special from the British media? How to find REAL bargains from REAL, BRITISH websites? (I know that will come as a culture shock but . . . got to keep trying.)

Revealed: The most diverse jobs in Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/most-ethnically-diverse-jobs-britain-policy-exchange-forum-employment-workforce-farmers-taxi-drivers-a7625456.html Not revealed: media jobs diversity. Now there's a surprise.

Inside the pub that came back from the dead to be named Britain's best. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/pubs-and-bars/inside-pub-came-back-dead-named-britains-best/

The slippery world of eel smuggling, Europe's illegal and booming trade. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/slippery-world-eel-smuggling-europes-illegal-booming-trade/

Don't Make These Common Business Plan Mistakes! https://www.thebalance.com/dont-make-these-7-common-business-plan-mistakes-3974592?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9094122&utm_term=

20 Retail Sales Ads That Work. https://www.thebalance.com/retail-marketing-terms-2890015?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9094122&utm_term=

UK non-profit agency brings the buy-one-give-one model to property. https://www.springwise.com/uk-non-profit-agency-brings-buy-one-give-one-model-property/?utm_campaign=691796_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ETSK,2V1FMX,1IO60,1

Sample size products available on-demand within minutes. https://www.springwise.com/sample-size-products-available-demand-within-minutes/?utm_campaign=691796_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ETSK,2V1FMX,1IO60,1

Burglar alarm for mice. https://www.springwise.com/burglar-alarm-mice/?utm_campaign=691796_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ETSK,2V1FMX,1IO60,1

12.03.2017: Labour calls summit to develop new deal for the self-employed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/self-employed-national-insurance-tax-increase-labour-response-summit-john-mcdonnell-a7624236.html Just another talk-shop around a subject currently in the news? I think I must have attended half a dozen of these over the years and all they have achieved to date is - tax hikes. Which I'm sure comes as no surprise to anyone.

UK workers' sickness rates at record low. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39231497 That's because a) 'everyone' is self-employed now and the self-employed can't afford to be off work; and b) the rest are East Europeans who don't throw sickies, either. (Leaving that to Fake Brits like Brexit Knobheads, instead.)

Budget 2017: up to 50,000 Airbnb hosts could pay between £400 and £3,300 more tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/budget-2017-50000-airbnb-hosts-could-pay-400-3300-tax/ Another tax that's deliberately slipped under the radar of the regime's daily propaganda.

Opinion: What Everyone Conveniently Missed In The Budget. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/opinion-what-everyone-conveniently-missed-in-the-budget/ Not so much 'everyone' as regime propaganda.

Ticket touts face unlimited fines in crackdown on resale websites. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/10/ticket-touts-face-unlimited-fines-in-crackdown-on-resale-website/ 'Official' sources are clearly worried by non-approved scammers skimming some of their profits from millions of dumb punters for watching a bunch of non-performing, doped-up, cheating, prancing fairies of outstanding athletic mediocrity.

Call for DNA testing to fight rogue 'pedigree' puppy breeders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/11/call-dna-testing-fight-rogue-pedigree-puppy-breeders/

'Taylor Wimpey sold our freehold - it will cost £40k to buy it back'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/taylor-wimpey-sold-freehold-will-cost-40k-buy-back/

Scamwatch: celebrity death fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/11/scamwatch-celebrity-death-fraud/

It is outrageous that MPs are billing taxpayers for Amazon Prime while families are forced to count every penny. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/outrageous-mps-billing-taxpayers-amazon-10005944 It's what Brexit Knobheads voted for. Britain as it used to be - and still is. Friends of Israel and Fags for America, with subs paid for by the dumb, British public. Consequences paid for with millions of innocent lives and even more millions of refugees.

Thieves can steal smartphone PINs in SECONDS using thermal cameras and Android users are at risk. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/thieves-can-steal-smartphone-pins-10005966

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=9059014&utm_term=

20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own Business. https://www.thebalance.com/right-and-wrong-reasons-to-start-business-4066585?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9059014&utm_term=

11.03.2017: Drop in manufacturing and construction ahead of expected slowdown. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/10/drop-in-manufacturing-and-construction-ahead-of-expected-slowdow/ Next week, Brexit Knobhead fake news, propaganda and lies will be claiming that the country is enjoying strong growth and you've never had it so good!

BT agrees Openreach broadband deal that could lead to faster internet speeds for millions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/10/bt-agrees-openreach-broadband-deal-could-lead-faster-internet/ The world's longest-running, fake news, shaggy dog scam?

How Britain's self-employed army are keeping our economy afloat. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/10/britains-self-employed-army-keeping-economy-afloat/ Unfortunately, the regime and Brexit Knobheads are a sinking ship.

Far from virtuous unicorns, a lot of the self-employed are morally bankrupt – Hammond's right, they should pay up. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/self-employed-philip-hammond-budget-national-insurance-virtuous-morally-bankrupt-a7620876.html 'Morally bankrupt regime propagandascheisewriter at work.' The article is ignorant, hate-preaching shite as befits a fake news propaganda rag (or just intended to provoke a reaction) - but the subsequent comments are worth reading.

Supermarket shut-out: why buying direct from farmers should be easier. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/10/community-supported-agriculture-food-waste-opinion-nell-frizzell

Does your house make more money in a year than you do from your day job? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/does-house-make-money-year-do-day-job/

What will Brexit mean for British expats? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/eu-facts-what-would-leaving-the-eu-mean-for-expats/

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=9023996&utm_term=

Seasonal Business Ideas and Opportunities. https://www.thebalance.com/seasonal-business-ideas-2951456?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9058950&utm_term=

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=9023996&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=9023996&utm_term=

Translating earphones available in more than 15 languages. https://www.springwise.com/translating-earphones-available-15-languages/?utm_campaign=689071_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EROV,2V1FMX,1IF3T,1

Delhi residents use Whats App to order farm produce. https://www.springwise.com/delhi-residents-use-whats-app-order-farm-produce/?utm_campaign=689071_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EROV,2V1FMX,1IF3T,1

Smart condom ring tracks quality of intercourse. https://www.springwise.com/smart-condom-rings-track-quality-intercourse/?utm_campaign=690471_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ESRR,2V1FMX,1IJPG,1 This shoud come in handy for Little Ingerlandt's political knob polishers to the Americans and the Israelis!

Waterproof notepad for writing while showering. https://www.springwise.com/waterproof-notepad-writing-showering/?utm_campaign=690471_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,ESRR,2V1FMX,1IJPG,1 Or, according to Brexit Knobheads, when it's 'raining money'.

10.03.2017: National Insurance rise announced in Budget will restore fairness, says minister. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/08/national-insurance-rise-announced-in-budget-will-restore-fairnes/ 'Fairness' has got nothing to do with it; a regime which is desperate to raise revenue after decades of squandering the taxpayers' money on financing terrorism and crimes against humanity, bailing out the banks and handing Big Corp huge tax breaks, is much closer to the mark.

Furthermore, the concerted media outcry surrounding the very small hike in NI contributions, is just a smoke screen for a far wider-ranging series of tax rises which will net the Treasury much more from elsewhere. The tax-free dividend allowance (below) is just one example; the increase in business rates is another; and court fees; the solar industry (also below) employs many, many small businesses; even the extra 20% on using your mobile abroad is far more hostile to the small business touting for trade than some legless moron in front of the Eiffel Tower sticking out a tongue for a selfie and e-mailing it home.

But what really hurts is the regime's increased leaning towards grave-robbing; of viciously taxing again anyone who has died and hoped to pass on what they have worked for, built and saved. Inheritance tax ceilings are ludicrously low for this day and age, even after the recently proposed increases. (Excluding business assets, naturally.) And now a significant hike in probate fees, as well.

It is the cumulative effect of little bite here, big bite there, that knocks the stuffing out of a truly entrepreneurial climate. The fact that a politician has once again, lied, is 'normal'. It's what politicians do. But for a political party which claims to be the voice of the UK's business community, one thing is pretty certain. Whereas 80 % of Wankminster's assembled (when they can be arsed to turn up) are Friends of Israel, how many do you think are members of the Federation of Small Businesses? Or The Forum of Private Business? 10%? Less?

So let's cut the pretence, the propaganda, the alternative truth that Little Ingerlandt is the 'best place in the world to start and run a business'. Like the rest of the regime's election promises, that's just a BIG LIE.

Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance slashed. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39211142

Rents to go up more than 20% in five years, surveyors warn. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/08/rents-to-go-up-more-than-20-in-five-years-surveyors-warn/

Benefit claimants 'missing out' on private rentals. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39205695 Perhaps local authorities could be persuaded to hand over ALL Housing Benefit to landlords instead of dreaming up exclusions and excuses to finance their own budgeting shortfalls and executive incompetence? Although one could also construe the administrative mess surrounding benefit claimants as another attack on the country's independent entrepreneurs and an attempt to get them to partly-finance by the back door the regime's abject failure of a social housing programme.

Chancellor slaps extra 20 per cent tax on using your mobile phone abroad. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/roaming-charges-cheapest-mobile-phone-deal-vat-tax-20-per-cent-philip-hammond-budget-live-a7618266.html

Budget 2017: Solar industry facing devastating 800% tax increase. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/solar-industry-budget-2017-800-per-cent-tax-increase-green-renewable-energy-a7618191.html

EU could demand £1.7bn from UK after customs fraud probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39206513

Google and Facebook 'should face fake news probe'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/09/google-and-facebook-should-face-fake-news-probe/ The News Media Association (NMA) looking to absolve the media itself of writing and disseminating 'fake news'? Or propaganda? Or spin? As it has condoned for years and years and years? (Unlike ourselves.)

Consumers 'would rather pay more' than see favourite products shrink. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/08/consumers-would-rather-pay-more-than-see-favourite-products-sh/

Small Business Insight e-zine. http://library.insightsforprofessionals.co.uk/Email/qtdugqmngisdkhdwepsdchucpr4n67dwciuu4xe

Delivering Digital Transformation: The Future of Public Services. 13th July 2017, America Square Conference Centre, London. http://www.ofenews.co.uk/display.php?M=9923379&C=1834769c0ca84536940ac7985ea709a0&S=6288&L=1390&N=2071

Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance. June 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm. http://www.openforumevents.co.uk/event/standards-sport-ethics-integrity-governance/

Scotland's Business Event, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10am - 4pm, SEC, Glasgow. Free ticket registration: http://www.thescottishbusinessexhibition.com/tickets/?=EmailHeader

Number of stops under terror powers at ports, airports and rail stations falls. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/09/number-of-stops-under-terror-powers-at-ports-airports-and-rail/ That much was obvious when they let Obama and Netanyahu into the country. However, so-called security measures are so exaggerated and misplaced it's Fake Men pulling around mini-briefcases on wheels while peering at their dummyphones, that are the real threat to everyone's safety at airports and railway stations.

09.03.2017: UK business gives its Budget verdict. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39205015

National insurance increase for self-employed 'penalises entrepreneurs'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/08/national-insurance-increase-for-self-employed-penalises-entrepr/ Not much point in the regime and its Brownshirts having encouraged everyone to become 'self-employed' or an 'entrepreneur' otherwise? Shorely?

£1,000 business rates discount vowed for majority of pubs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/08/a-1-000-business-rates-discount-vowed-for-majority-of-pubs/

Guidance on changes to VAT Flat Rate Scheme. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-733-flat-rate-scheme-for-small-businesses Updated guidance on changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme that are being introduced in April 2017 has been published by HMRC. The Flat Rate Scheme simplifies sales and purchase records for small businesses with a taxable turnover of less than £150,000. Under the changes, a small business that meets the definition of a limited cost trader will be subject to a higher rate of VAT. HMRC has developed a calculator to help a firm work out whether or not it is a limited cost trader. (EnterpriseQuest)

415,000 electricity consumers changing supplier shows 21% rise in one month. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/08/415-000-electricity-consumers-changing-supplier-shows-21-rise-i/

Mail-order Irish pubs: The company selling 'authentic' Celtic drinking holes around the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/irish-pubs-mail-order-company-authentic-beer-global-locations-business-six-styles-appeal-a7618406.html

Meet the Syrian family who fled civil war and now make halloumi in Yorkshire. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/syrian-refugees-yorkshire-halloumi-cheese-from-fleeing-isis-and-assad-to-world-cheese-award-a7616046.html

Going underground: inside the world of the mole-catchers. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/08/mole-catchers-britain My first-ever essay prize was called 'Harry Pepper, molecatcher." Seriously. Well, well before the internet was even a dirty thought.

Startup digitizes milk delivery in India. https://www.springwise.com/startup-digitizes-milk-delivery-india/?utm_campaign=685809_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter Could be a good idea for third world, banana republics like Little Ingerlandt, too. It's no coincidence that the country's swinish multitude start to become more and more stupid from the day free school milk was banned. And milkmen stopped delivering everyones' daily pinta. Mind you, not that modern regimes are looking for a smart public.

Language learners can import and learn using content from the internet. https://www.springwise.com/language-learners-can-import-learn-using-content-internet/?utm_campaign=685809_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter If this is anything like the rest of the internet's language offerings, then there's still nothing to beat talking with people in their mother tongue. Without terrorising and murdering them. (This is being an American idea after all.)

New subscription service for health and wellbeing. https://www.springwise.com/new-subscription-service-health-wellbeing/?utm_campaign=685809_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter Another American idea for milking the swinish multitude! Should go down a 'bomb' with the much greater queues envisaged for the NHS after the present regime pimps it to US Big Corp.

Lamp simulates sunshine for windowless rooms. https://www.springwise.com/lamp-simulates-sunshine-windowless-rooms/?utm_campaign=687664_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EQLS,2V1FMX,1IAGF,1

Pharmacy combats prescription drug abuse with drop-off bins. https://www.springwise.com/pharmacy-combats-prescription-drug-abuse-drop-off-bins/?utm_campaign=687664_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EQLS,2V1FMX,1IAGF,1 This won't go down well with the average Frenchman (or woman) who needs to be even more doped up than Lance Armstrong (or any other French populist hero) ever was, just to go to work every day.

08.03.2017: Global reports of Microsoft faults. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39191061

HMRC tool to check employment status. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax HMRC has launched a new online tool to help determine whether a worker on a specific engagement should be classed as employed or self-employed for tax purposes. The employment status tool can be used for both public and private sector engagements. It will provide a view about whether IR35 rules apply to the engagement or if the worker should be taxed through PAYE. HMRC has confirmed it will recognise the tool's result unless the information used was found to be inaccurate. (EnterpriseQuest)

Banks to blame for eBay vehicle fraud losses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/banks-blame-ebay-vehicle-fraud-losses/

£1m funding boost for credit unions. Lloyds Banking Group is set to award £1 million to 21 credit unions across the UK. http://www.thenews.coop/113574/news/co-operatives/lloyds-allocates-1m-fun-support-21-credit-unions/ The Credit Union Development Fund was launched in 2014 to improve the financial position of credit unions and help them develop new strategies for long-term growth. The fund will provide grants of between £50,000 and £100,000, as well as seed funding of up to £20,000. Ten credit unions will receive seed funding to support them to make the changes they need to apply for a larger grant in future, while 11 unions will receive a larger award to improve their financial reserves and remove barriers to growth and innovation. (EnterpriseQuest)

17 Items You Need to Set Up an Efficient Home Office. https://www.thebalance.com/a-checklist-for-setting-up-your-home-office-2951767?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9023927&utm_term=

Three Questions to Ask Before Setting Up Your Home Office or Workspace. https://www.thebalance.com/setting-up-home-office-2951761?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9023927&utm_term=

Should Your Small Business Go Paperless? https://www.thebalance.com/should-your-small-business-go-paperless-2951764?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9023927&utm_term=

A new job site helps women to develop an atypical career path. https://www.springwise.com/new-job-site-helps-women-develop-atypical-career-path/?utm_campaign=684442_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EO4A,2V1FMX,1HZIL,1

Fintech startup offers mobile wallet services, social finance and content sharing all in one. https://www.springwise.com/fintech-startup-offers-mobile-wallet-services-social-finance-content-sharing-one/?utm_campaign=684442_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EO4A,2V1FMX,1HZIL,1

07.03.2017: Budget 2017: The misplaced confidence of the British consumer. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39157553

How a rise in Britons being their own boss risks a borrowing crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/04/rise-britons-boss-risks-borrowing-crisis/

Budget 2017: Internet speeds to improve for millions with new investment for superfast 5G. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/06/budget-2017-internet-speeds-improve-millions-new-investment/

Scheme to combat rogue lettings agents under attack. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39156916

Google accused of spreading fake news. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/06/google-accused-spreading-fake-news Google is 'the source' of fake news these days and that is probably why the Americans invented it and social media in the first place. Even in France, where state propaganda has been so blatant for the past few years that even the most stupid members of the public are turning to increasingly popular alternative news sources, NATO and Google and their fake news media cohorts have rolled out a new, official terrorist propaganda tool called Decodex. And now, who is circulating hatred and fake news in the French election campaign - just as they did against Donald The Trump? Why, Google and its mates, of course.

Social media sites increasing loneliness, say psychologists. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/06/social-media-sites-increasing-loneliness-say-psychologists/ That's because they were invented by Americans for Americans who are already socially inadequate. Now, like Google, they are effective state tools for manipulating the swinish multitude.

When I look at my 'gang' of self-employed tradesmen, all in high demand and who generally work weekends just to stay on top of things, no-one but no-one has a website. No-one 'does' social media. And only two of them use an email address on their correspondence or marketing material. The phone and person-to-person visits remain the mainstays of their work practices to this day. And they are absolutely typical of successful, small business operations. Not uniquely so, but there are far, far more of them than most 'experts' would have you believe.

On the other hand, I watched The Great British Benefits Handout a couple of nights ago, in which one of the aspiring businesswomen, a hairdresser, used an Arsebook invitation to try and demonstrate her skills and get her fledgling business rolling. I believe forty Arsebookers promised they would attend. On the day however, just four friends turned up and none of those generated any business.

Which just about sums up all the bullshit surrounding social media as a must-have for small businesses.

Negative coverage of EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled in 40 years, study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/european-union-brexit-negative-coverage-uk-newspapers-doubled-40-years-study-a7612711.html Negative coverage? That's a bit mild! Lies, hate-preaching, distortion, mis-reporting, fake news, alternative facts (or no facts at all), propaganda. The list is almost endless.

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/worst-atrocities-british-empire-amritsar-boer-war-concentration-camp-mau-mau-a7612176.html ONLY 5? Or what's known as a reputation damage limitation exercise. And now, flag-waving Brexit Knobheads would have you believe the world is their oyster!

The dairy farmer raising the stakes with his Welsh Wagyu. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/dairy-farmer-raising-stakes-welsh-wagyu/

Nike accused of hindering Usada’s Alberto Salazar doping investigation. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/05/nike-accused-hindering-usada-alberto-salazar-doping-investigation USADA didn't seem to worry about Nike too much in their investigation into Lance Armstrong. And of course, there are plenty more fish than doped-up professional cyclists in the world of sport. As WADA, USADA, UKAD and the rest of the bunch of corrupt hypocrites have sought to ignore.

06.03.2017: Budget: What do businesses want? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39131122

French air-traffic control strikes: Tens of thousands of passengers to be grounded as industrial action starts up. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/french-air-traffic-control-strikes-paris-passengers-easyjet-flights-airports-charles-de-gaulle-orly-a7609711.html As predictable a resumption of strikes by French parasite-fonctionnaire thugs as the return of road-works. This time, the overpaid luvvies are complaining of 'low self-esteem' as some passengers have suggested that a shovel-load of shit is more productive than they are.

Skills training revamp to be unveiled in Budget. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/04/skills-training-revamp-to-be-unveiled-in-budget/ That's a positive move: now that all the East Europeans are leaving the country in droves.

These are the rules on using Apple Pay at drive-thrus after the mobile driving laws were toughened. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/drivers-using-apple-pay-drive-9966426

Has wearable tech had its day? http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39101872

Finally! The 'subscription traps' costing Brits millions under attack - what's changing. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/finally-subscription-traps-costing-brits-9959164

I went to Trump's America to try and make Brexit deals for Wales – this is the reception I received. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-america-brexit-deals-wales-theresa-may-bridgend-ford-reception-happened-a7612191.html

Sisters start business in their garage - now it's worth £8million thanks to power of Instagram. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/sisters-start-business-garage-now-9960291

Should I Work From Home? 10 Reasons You Should NOT. https://www.thebalance.com/should-i-work-from-home-10-reasons-you-should-not-1794194?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=8997912&utm_term=

3 Strategies for Managing Rental Property. https://www.thebalance.com/strategies-to-manage-rental-properties-4082371?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=8997912&utm_term=

Drone successfully delivers anti-venom to remote Amazon communities. https://www.springwise.com/drone-successfully-delivers-anti-venom-remote-amazon-communities/?utm_campaign=683065_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EN21,2V1FMX,1HV52,1 This could also come in handy in the banana republic of Little Ingerlandt every time (every 5 minutes, actually) the hate-preaching media subjects its readerships to a 'venomous', demonic attack on the Leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn. (For being perceived as a threat to the offshore, fake news cabal run by and for Friends of Israel and Blairite war criminals.)

Lightweight, flexible bike lock made from layered textiles. https://www.springwise.com/lightweight-flexible-bike-lock-made-layered-textiles/?utm_campaign=683065_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EN21,2V1FMX,1HV52,1

Russian politician calls to 'legalise' football hooliganism ahead of 2018 World Cup. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/russia-politician-legalise-football-hooliganism-2018-world-cup-a7612761.html This could turn out to be a nice little earner if properly organised . . .

05.03.2017: Services drive pick-up in growth. http://enforbusiness.com/news/services-drive-pick-growth-201711437 Is this right?!

Bank staff trained to spot cash scams as they take place. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39166130 If you can find a High Street bank these days much less one with staff!

Farmdrop: This app could stop shoppers going to supermarkets for groceries. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/farmdrop-app-supermarket-shoppers-groceries-food-drink-buy-customers-online-a7609686.html

Scamwatch: antivirus software fraud. You shouldn’t have to pay to install antivirus protection. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/04/scamwatch-antivirus-software-fraud/

CAMRA pub of the year 2017. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/pubs-and-bars/camra-pub-year-2017-beloved-local-saved-villagers-tops-list/

The Great British Box Off: which veg box is best for quality and value? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/great-british-box-veg-box-best-quality-value/

National Pie Week 2017: The best five places to celebrate across the country. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/national-pie-week-2017-best-five-places-london-manchester-cardiff-uk-a7610066.html

04.03.2017: UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39150718 I thought it did that last month?

Big employers 'slowing their uptake' of controversial zero-hours contracts. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/03/03/big-employers-slowing-their-uptake-of-controversial-zero-hours/ And still more bad news for the regime's 'alternative' employment statistics!

MPs: UK government industrial strategy 'not long-term'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39148768 WHAT 'industrial strategy'? Since when? The murder industry perhaps, which, despite huge taxpayer subsidies has even seen major players like Rolls Royce and Cobham making huge losses? The last time Little Ingerlandt had its own 'industrial strategy' was when women were working from home making chains!

House sellers 'should pay stamp duty'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39139128 No they shouldn't; it should be estate agents.

Time for the travel industry to remind us of the risks as well as the wonders of the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tunisia-attack-tui-travel-industry-beach-massacre-holiday-risks-world-security-danger-a7605616.html Too true! Such as there's more chance of being killed by a policeman in America than by a terrorist if visiting any other part of the world. (Apart from countries being 'liberated' by the Coalition of Evil, of course.)

Then, there are 'thousands' of rockets 'raining' down on Israel every day. Allegedly. Despite the American public being fleeced for $ billions to pay for Israel's Iron Dome defence system and walls of women and children for Israel's terrorists to cower behind, it appears the country is under a permanent state of attack.

Furthermore, one could reasonably expect the 'fake news' media to point these things out - if it didn't represent a conflict of interest with their normal, arse-licking duties to Americans and the Israelis.

European Parliament ends visa-free travel for Americans. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/europe-visa-free-travel-americans-european-parliament-vote-a7609406.html And about time too! As the most prolific terrorist state in the world by far, this measure should have been introduced fifty years ago. Fagging Little Ingerlandt on the other hand, will continue to roll out the red carpet for war criminals - as it always does.

70% of Brits can't spot if a website is safe: protect yourself. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/03/70-of-brits-can-t-spot-if-a-website-is-safe-protect-yourself/

Click to agree with what? No one reads terms of service, studies confirm. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/03/terms-of-service-online-contracts-fine-print

Uber drivers must pass written English test, High Court rules. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uber-london-drivers-written-english-test-tfl-lose-high-court-case-33000-job-losses-a7609171.html Another long-overdue measure; I never could understand Cockney.

Amazon typo knocked websites offline. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39151932 50-character American Twatterers again, speaking the same 'English' as Fake Brit, Nigel Farage, of The Kippah Party.

Bitcoin value tops gold for first time. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39149475

From the new Nokia 3310 to interactive pencils, the future of tech is nostalgia. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/nokia-3310-samsung-stylus-gemini-pda-mwc-2017-future-tech-is-nostalgia-a7605676.html

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=8997818&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=8997818&utm_term=

Planetarium runs simulated forest relaxation sessions. https://www.springwise.com/planetarium-runs-simulated-forest-relaxation-sessions/?utm_campaign=681745_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EM1D,2V1FMX,1HQG1,1

3D printed, smart, modular home is fully powered by solar. https://www.springwise.com/3d-printed-smart-modular-home-fully-powered-solar/?utm_campaign=681745_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-03-01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EM1D,2V1FMX,1HQG1,1

How a Yorkshire village got together to save their pub. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39150762

03.03.2017: New build homes 'unaffordable to 83%' of working privately renting families. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/new-build-homes-unaffordable-to-83-of-working-privately-renti/

Brexit latest: Construction grows in February but inflation still strong. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pmi-construction-february-inflation-strong-a7607191.html

Complaints by household energy customers fall by a third to three-year low. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/complaints-by-household-energy-customers-fall-by-a-third-to-thre/ That's because there has been a significant increase in energy customers who can't pay their bills, dying from hypothermia instead.

Average household facing £5,000 yearly drop in living standards, report says. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/average-household-facing-a-5-000-yearly-drop-in-living-standards/ Although, not according to Brexit Knobhead propaganda which has been claiming you've never had it so good and it's going to get even better!

Why you'll own nothing by 2030. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/why-youll-own-nothing-by-2030-a7582111.html Unless you're American Big Corp of course.

PPI claims deadline is announced. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39138600

Caught driving on your phone? You'll now pay a £200 fine and 30pc more for car insurance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/car/caught-driving-phone-now-pay-200-fine-30pc-car-insurance/ Since the number of road deaths caused by driving while using a phone has surpassed by dozens of multiples the numbers of casualties from so-called terrorist attacks (other than by the Coalition of Evil), it's a wonder laws haven't been passed sooner with much hysterical propaganda from the country's media, intelligence agencies and military to boot. Nothing to do with sustaining Big Corp profits, though. And stuff the swinish multitude.

Police 'writing off crimes' because they are so overstretched, damning report reveals. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-force-hmic-watchdog-overstretched-public-risk-national-crisis-government-cuts-a7606836.html But not too 'overstretched' to keep hamming it up with endless, drop-dead boring, repeat tv series.

Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39141030 Thus making the US a much less likely haven for profitable trade than predicted by Brexit Knobheads. Then again, what have Brexit Knobheads got right so far?

Revealed: What Americans really dislike about the UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/revealed-what-americans-dislike-about-britain/ It might have been far more illuminating to ask what the nationalities targeted by Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching propaganda and fake news, thought of the UK. In other words, everyone bar American and Israeli terrorists.

Paris removes traffic lights to fix congestion and improve safety. http://cars.aol.co.uk/2017/02/14/paris-removes-traffic-lights-to-fix-congestion-and-improve-safety/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D373207131_uk Not that Parisians ever took any notice of traffic lights, anyway.

Just keep swimming – through the pee, plasters and human hair. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/02/swimming-pee-public-pools The French Grande Vacance in the news again! Although they forgot to mention the antibiotics, as well. We keep saying it. You'll be hard-pressed to beat Skeggy - where the water's so cold no-one ventures into the merde anyway.

02.03.2017: UK economy 'losing out on £1bn per year due to lack of female entrepreneurs'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/02/28/uk-economy-losing-out-on-a-1bn-per-year-due-to-lack-of-female-e/ How do they know that? As the best place in the world to start and run a business (according to Brexit Knobheads) it's almost inconceivable that Little Ingerlandt should do so badly by female entrepreneurs. Fake news/propaganda getting its wires crossed again?

House prices continue to grow with UK economy 'performing relatively strongly'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/house-prices-continue-to-grow-with-uk-economy-performing-relati/ Well; 'performing relatively strongly' by comparison with the sales of a hot chestnut stall at the height of summer. And the only reason house prices continue to grow is because buyers choose to believe such 'fake news' and stump up more than they need to.

Money worries hitting 2.4 million working households, Which? warns. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/02/28/money-worries-hitting-2-4-million-working-households-which-war/

New £1 coin: British public stands to lose £1.1bn of loose change hoarded in piggybanks, jars and drawers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/new-1-coin-12-sided-circulation-british-public-billion-loose-change-piggybanks-jars-drawers-a7601416.html Once again, how do you put a figure on money which has been stashed away in jars? It could equally have been stuffed up corrupt politicians' arses. An altogether more credible scenario.

Overdraft charges are elephant in the room, say MPs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39126161 And not payday loans? Now isn't that a surprise!!!

UK's ultra-rich set to rise rapidly in 10 years, report says. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39117838 These will be the UK's foreign, offshore rich, will it? And not refugee children which can't get into the country which bombed them and murdered their families because a handful of Nazi politicians want to do some posing for their hate-preaching media.

Woman who kept £20 she found on newagents' floor ends up with criminal record. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/woman-nicole-bailey-kept-20-note-one-stop-burton-stoke-on-trent-criminal-record-staff-poketed-a7603576.html Marvellous, innit? Whereas if she had joined the United Nations, murdered a few million children and stolen the GDP of half a dozen countries, she would have received a Nobel Peace Prize and an invitation to the Palace of Westminster.

Nick Hewer reveals the tactics scammers use on the over 55s. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/03/01/nick-hewer-reveals-the-tactics-scammers-use-on-the-over-55s/ I thought everyone knew this one already; it's called putting money into a pension.

Internet down: Many of the world's biggest websites stop working after Amazon Web Services cloud breaks. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/internet-down-imgur-medium-soundcloud-trello-offline-not-working-broken-a7604561.html

Donald Trump says 'buy American' during Congress address while Ivanka wears $1868 dress by French designer. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-buy-american-congress-address-ivanka-daughter-wear-french-roland-mouret-a7605381.html Perhaps she's a 'fake' Trump or a Brexit Knobhead (Fake Brit) in disguise.

But does this also mean that Americans will buy only their own oil in future and there will be no need for them to threaten world security as mass-terrorists and thieving, murdering, illegal immigrants? Otherwise that's going to be a very, very, very, very long list of immigrants who have committed crimes which Donald The Trump will have to draw up.

A delivery man just became one of the richest people in China. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/china-delivery-man-wang-wei-sf-express-just-became-one-of-richest-people-a7605021.html Well, it certainly wouldn't be a Little Ingerlandt fake entrepreneur with an official start-up loan and an ex-banker for a mentor.

10 Character Traits of Successful Small Business Owners. https://www.thebalance.com/successful-owners-character-traits-2951855?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=8956548&utm_term=

5 Simple Ways to Make Money Online. https://www.thebalance.com/simple-ways-make-money-online-2531879 Well. That's the general idea . . .

Date management platform sends flowers, ends panic of forgetting. https://www.springwise.com/date-management-platform-sends-flowers-ends-panic-forgetting/?utm_campaign=680603_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-02-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EL5N,2V1FMX,1HMC2,1

Pattern cutting library opens in Sao Paolo. https://www.springwise.com/pattern-cutting-library-opens-sao-paolo/?utm_campaign=680603_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-02-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EL5N,2V1FMX,1HMC2,1

Platform helps ecommerce retailers identify best price. https://www.springwise.com/platform-helps-ecommerce-retailers-identify-best-price/?utm_campaign=680603_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-02-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,EL5N,2V1FMX,1HMC2,1

01.03.2017: Delay Brexit if no trade deal can be struck, urge business leaders. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/delay-brexit-if-no-trade-deal-can-be-struck-urge-business-leade/ There remains a widespread misconception that the Brexit impact will be controlled by a tiny group of spineless, lying, clueless Little Ingerlandt war criminals and their 'alternative facts' propaganda machine, the hate-preaching, fake news media. All of which is real news to those who will be assembled on the other side of the negotiating table.

Perfect storm for SMEs as inflation could add £6.8bn to costs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/perfect-storm-smes-inflation-add-costs/

McDonnell urges help for small businesses to prevent high street 'wasteland'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/mcdonnell-urges-help-for-small-businesses-to-prevent-high-street/

Household spending squeeze signals fall in consumer confidence. http://money.aol.co.uk/2017/02/27/household-spending-squeeze-signals-fall-in-consumer-confidence/ Perhaps another dose of lies and deception from the Brexit camp might help to restore some of that confidence?

UK micro-businesses not optimistic about late payment tsar. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-micro-businesses-not-optimistic-late-payment-tsar/ Just another regime propaganda exercise, as usual.

Watchdog forces BT to cut 2m users' phone bills by £5 per month. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/phone/watchdog-forces-bt-cut-2m-users-phone-bills-5-per-month/ I bet that made the 'watchdog' blub its eyes out, having to 'force' BT to do something in their users' interest. Mind you, BT prices are going up anyway, so who cares?

Mobile phone roaming charges won't go up after Brexit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/28/vodafone-boss-says-brexit-will-not-lead-hike-mobile-phone-roaming/ Unless there is a risk to telecons companys' profits.

UK 'must insulate 25 million homes'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39107973 In other words, the last much-acclaimed (by alternative truth politicians and their propaganda) insulation programme didn't hit the mark?

Free range eggs temporarily lose status after bird flu measures. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39110992 Does this loss of status mean they are going to be deported?

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

Len Tondel



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