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LATEST! 31.05.2017
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (April 2017) Viewpoint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23.05.2017: Contractors mistrust HMRC employment status tool. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/uk-contractors-do-not-trust-hmrcs-employment-status-service-ess-tool-1 Research carried out by insurance provider Qdos Contractor has suggested that the majority of contractors lack faith in HMRC's employment status tool. Of the 1,508 contractors surveyed, 85% said that they did not trust the employment status tool to deliver the correct result. Reasons for this included constant changes to the tool and its failure to consider individual circumstances. The tool went live in March 2017. (EnterpriseQuest)

1-in-3 students willing to use sex work to finance their studies. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/one-three-students-willing-to-use-sex-work-sugar-daddy-baby-exchange-finance-their-studies-debt-a7673226.html And who will now be included without further delay in the regime's fake statistics for start-ups, the self-employed and 'Britain being the best place in the world' to be an entrepreneur.

New banking scam sees fraudsters open 'twin' account next to your real one. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/new-banking-scam-sees-fraudsters-open-twin-account-next-real/

UK workers do not feel rich unless they earn at least £370,000 a year, finds study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-workers-rich-feel-370000-a-year-wealthy-british-employees-income-emolument-a7748776.html

Diamond ring bought for £10 at car boot sale may fetch £350,000. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/diamond-ring-bought-for-10-at-car-boot-sale-may-fetch-350000

New water repellent material sheds like a snake when damaged. https://www.springwise.com/new-water-repellent-material-sheds-like-snake-damaged/?utm_campaign=775072_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GM1S,2V1FMX,1PZYD,1

22.05.2017: Florists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British blooms. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/21/buy-british-blooms-florists-farmers-patriotic-shoppers

US citizens flocking to UK to take advantage of weak pound. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/21/us-citizens-flocking-to-uk-to-take-advantage-of-weak-pound/

Tipping point for Apple Pay as majority of UK tills accept limitless payments. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/21/tipping-point-apple-pay-majority-uk-tills-accept-limitless-payments/

Bitcoin is worth more than gold - for now. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/21/bitcoin-is-worth-more-than-gold-for-now/

How can you protect yourself from distraction burglars? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/20/how-can-you-protect-yourself-from-distraction-burglars/

Starting a Business Doesn't Have to Take Long or Cost a Lot. https://www.thebalance.com/start-business-little-money-1200677?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644371&utm_term=

7 Biggest Money Mistakes New Business Owners Make. https://www.thebalance.com/money-mistakes-new-business-owners-make-4106965?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644371&utm_term=

Make Money Online (Without Spending a Dime). https://www.thebalance.com/make-money-online-without-spending-a-dime-1201088?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9644371&utm_term=

Handheld device transforms dirty air into energy. https://www.springwise.com/handheld-device-transforms-dirty-air-energy/?utm_campaign=771552_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GJC0,2V1FMX,1PSBS,1

Brewery producing lager from human urine. https://www.springwise.com/brewery-producing-lager-human-urine/?utm_campaign=771552_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GJC0,2V1FMX,1PSBS,1

21.05.2017: Brexit talks are illegal as thousands of expats could not vote in EU referendum, says French lawyer. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-talks-illegal-uk-expats-british-abroad-not-vote-french-lawyer-julien-fouchet-european-a7745216.html Which is precisely why millions of ex-pats weren't allowed to vote: their view was considered to be a foregone conclusion and would have adversely affected the desired Brexit outcome. It's the US colony of Little Ingerlandt's version of 'democracy' and 'populism' for you. (Like mass murder, war crimes, terrorism, fraud, thieving and lying.)

Theresa May to create a new internet controlled by government. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/theresa-may-internet-conservatives-government-a7744176.html This has been on the cards for years and is scarcely news! Just another part of the US colony of Little Ingerlandt's 'democracy' package for you.

First hay fever map of Britain could help staycationers pick an asthma-free holiday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/19/first-hay-fever-map-britain-could-help-staycationers-pick-asthma/ And let's not forget a pollution chart for one of the world's filthiest, dirtiest and most fatal shitholes - London and its environs. To be avoided at greater cost than 1001 so-called terrorist threats. (As not reported by state, fake news propaganda.)

Flight delays: 1 in 4 arrivals are late. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/easyjet-ryanair-british-airways-a7745836.html When using Ryanair in recent months, I have experienced 4 out of 4 flights being delayed! Before long, the present regime will have dragged every standard in the country down to its subterranean, fagging for Big Corp levels: especially if it wins the next election.

15 Side Jobs to Make Some Extra Money. https://www.thebalance.com/15-side-jobs-to-make-some-extra-money-4074574?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9629386&utm_term=

3 Ways to Make Quick Cash Online. https://www.thebalance.com/ways-to-make-quick-cash-online-1794679?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9629386&utm_term=

Tattoo captures and plays back sound. https://www.springwise.com/tattoo-captures-plays-back-sound/?utm_campaign=767779_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GGF7,2V1FMX,1PHHE,1

New kiosk machine pays out for old batteries. https://www.springwise.com/new-kiosk-machine-pays-old-batteries/?utm_campaign=767779_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GGF7,2V1FMX,1PHHE,1

Inflatable sheet offers dual zone temperature-controlled bed. https://www.springwise.com/inflatable-sheet-offers-dual-zone-temperature-controlled-bed/?utm_campaign=767779_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GGF7,2V1FMX,1PHHE,1

20.05.2017: Brexit: More than 80% of UK consumers are concerned about price rises on goods and services. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-consumers-retail-80-per-cent-price-rises-concern-expensive-british-shoppers-a7743066.html

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39972720

Serious Fraud Office under threat from Tory plans. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39960303 Another successful bit of lobbying by Tory crooks. (Ooops. Sorry. Typo.)

Twitter down. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-down-app-website-not-working-social-media-tweets-a7744631.html A bit of good news for a change!

How to see everything Twitter and its advertising partners know about you. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-app-privacy-policy-update-your-data-collection-advertising-interests-personalisation-a7743401.html

Woman who left damning restaurant review on TripAdvisor facing legal action. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/woman-tripadvisor-restaurant-review-high-rocks-tunbridge-wells-illegal-kent-sarah-gardner-staff-rude-a7744201.html I'd have thought the defence here would have been obvious; using a UK broadband connection, anyone waiting for the page with the damning revue to load would die of starvation first.

The world's best white wine: a £14 bottle that's made in Norfolk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/worlds-best-wine-1395-a-bottle-dry-white-norfolk/

French utilities firm privatising beach menacing the livelihoods of local small businesses. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/la-baule-privatisation-french-beach-brittany-business-closure-europe-longest-a7744446.html A typical legacy from the recent socio-fascist regime for you. No wonder French Big Corp and its corrupt establishment and propaganda machine bent over backwards to keep a representative French presidency out of power.

Start Making Money Today With Your Own eBay Business. https://www.thebalance.com/ebay-business-money-making-tips-4136903?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9629325&utm_term=

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most Cash. https://www.thebalance.com/where-to-sell-your-unwanted-stuff-for-the-most-cash-1388985?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9629325&utm_term=

10 Junk Drawer Items to Sell on eBay. https://www.thebalance.com/10-junk-drawer-items-to-sell-on-ebay-4078798?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9629325&utm_term=

Fashion tech company launches 3D foot scanner for shoe shopping. https://www.springwise.com/fashion-tech-company-launches-3d-foot-scanner-shoe-shopping/?utm_campaign=769585_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GHTD,2V1FMX,1PMSR,1

Start-up develops app which gives cars ears. https://www.springwise.com/start-develops-app-gives-cars-ears/?utm_campaign=769585_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GHTD,2V1FMX,1PMSR,1 It used to be a screwdriver pressed against the engine and held to the ear, when I was a lad. Mind you, does anyone know what a screwdriver is these days?

Kids’ cooking app encourages healthy eating. https://www.springwise.com/kids-cooking-app-encourages-healthy-eating/?utm_campaign=769585_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GHTD,2V1FMX,1PMSR,1 Or, as the 'app' used to be called once - 'Eat what's on your plate or you'll get a smack around the ear'ole!'

19.05.2017: Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39959165

Despite Brexit price rises, shoppers will still spend more on great service, survey finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-shoppers-customer-service-spend-more-rising-prices-brexit-pound-sterling-survey-supermarkets-a7741286.html

Aspiring homeowners 'less optimistic' about about getting on property ladder. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/17/aspiring-homeowners-less-optimistic-about-about-getting-on-pro/ They've been that since the present regime came to power!!!

Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/17/air-pollution-kills-more-people-in-the-uk-than-in-sweden-us-and-mexico And of course, we won't be seeing the offenders, indluding the government, being arrested under anti-terrorism measures! It also suggests that all those people who are now supposedly working from home and making a significant contribution to a reduction in pollution, probably don't exist?

US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39956968 On the basis that the US is the world's leading terrorist state by far, it would be much more practical and appropriate to ban all Americans from air travel, instead. It has been suggested.

Couples who paid more than £2m for two 'worthless' houseboats take seller to court. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/17/couples-paid-2m-two-worthless-houseboats-take-seller-court/

Hottest chilli pepper in the world accidentally created by Welsh farmer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/17/welsh-grown-hottest-ever-chilli-line-chelsea-flower-show-prize/

How the Deliveroo jacket became a streetwear must-have. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2017/may/17/how-the-deliveroo-jacket-became-a-streetwear-must-have

Italy giving away more than 100 castles, villas and monasteries for free. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/news/italy-giving-away-100-castles-villas-monasteries-free/

18.05.2017: Buy-to-let slump after stamp duty change. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39947296

Laptop ban will create economic tsunami in travel industry. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/laptop-ban-europe-economic-tsunami-travel-industry-electronic-devices-flights-plane-hold-uk-usa-a7740396.html

Wifi hive monitoring keeps beekeepers informed. https://www.springwise.com/wifi-hive-monitoring-keeps-beekeepers-informed/?utm_campaign=766128_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GF5C,2V1FMX,1PCKM,1

Automated sales assistant responds in natural language. https://www.springwise.com/automated-sales-assistant-sounds-incoming-clients/?utm_campaign=766128_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GF5C,2V1FMX,1PCKM,1

Microwaves used to sniff out corrosion deep inside concrete. https://www.springwise.com/microwaves-used-sniff-corrosion-deep-inside-concrete/?utm_campaign=766128_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GF5C,2V1FMX,1PCKM,1

17.05.2017: House prices in UK shift to lower gear. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39933547 In general we still don't see it. Anyway, house prices in the UK are so contrived, so artificially high that they would need to go into reverse for a few years to restore some sanity to the housing marketplace.

Fresh rail strikes announced for 30 May. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39939773

Fakebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it's not working. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/16/facebook-fake-news-tools-not-working This is almost as funny as last week's story in which Fakebook took out ads in Britain's fake news propaganda!

France fines Facebook €150,000 for 'unfair tracking'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/16/france-fines-facebook-150000-unfair-tracking/ That's rich - coming from the world's No. 1 surveillance nation! Perhaps they're worried about private competition? Not that Facebook isn't worthy of being fined, mind you. And a lot more than 150,000 euros. An hour.

Google's deal for 1.6 million NHS records called 'legally inappropriate'. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-deepmind-nhs-patients-data-deal-1-million-legal-inappropriate-dame-fiona-caldicott-a7738601.html And of course, nothing whatsoever to do with experts' claims that it was the Americans which were responsible for recent hack-attacks on the NHS. At all. At all. (As in not the North Koreans - as claimed by Coalition of Evil propaganda.

Top 7 Mistakes New Freelancers Make. https://www.thebalance.com/top-mistakes-new-freelancers-make-2060773?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9593968&utm_term=

7 Ways to Know That Freelancing is Right for You. https://www.thebalance.com/why-freelancing-is-right-for-you-2060764?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9593968&utm_term=

K2 Business Turnaround May newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/5f296b898822/more-on-confronting-reality-from-tony-groom-1005649?e=d713ab80d9

16.05.2017: General election 2017: Lib Dems promise £100-a-week for entrepreneurs' living costs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39928761 £100 a week 'living costs'?! You'll be better of begging.

Brexit funding gap threatens business support. http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news/2017/05/09/brexit-funding-gap-a-threat-to-growth-and-productivity The loss of EU funding dedicated to supporting small firms is a threat to economic growth and productivity, according to a report by FSB. The report revealed that 78% of small firms have used business support services in the past 12 months. These services are often part or wholly funded by the EU and play a key role in supporting small firms to grow their business. FSB National Chairman, Mike Cherry, said: "If the next Government is serious about developing an Industrial Strategy that delivers prosperity across all areas of England, it must replace EU funding dedicated to small business support and access to finance after we leave the EU." (EnterpriseQuest)

Theresa May's immigration policy faces legal challenge over landlord passport checks. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-right-to-rent-landlord-immigration-checks-legal-challenge-jcwi-joint-council-a7737251.html

NHS cyber attack: US to blame for devastating attack on hospitals, Vladimir Putin says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nhs-cyber-attack-hack-latest-vladimir-putin-us-nsa-america-blame-hacking-a7737191.html More than likely! Lunatic regime ministers have already suggested that the NHS needs to replace all its computers - and who do we think is going to supply the new ones? (Clue: it won't be PC World.) Plus, their Tory WC (war criminal) Party has been grooming (hobbling) the NHS for years to prepare it for sale to US Big Corp. Consequently, a little pump priming from the Americans themselves to tip the final balance seems all too logical.

The Minister in Charge of Pimping The NHS to America and regime propaganda sources were unavailable for comment. However, their latest attempts to blame the North Koreans are seen as certain evidence of their own guilt.

Suspicious emails 'unlikely to be cause' of global cyber attack - so what caused it? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/15/suspicious-emails-unlikely-cause-global-cyber-attack/ The Americans. Obviously.

Banks 'must show action' in fraud cases. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39924596

Supermarkets step up wonky fruit and veg push. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39920234

8 Startup Mistakes to Avoid When Launching a New Business. https://www.thebalance.com/common-startup-launch-mistakes-4121091?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9593900&utm_term=

The 3 Essential Criteria for a Successful Startup. https://www.thebalance.com/the-3-essential-criteria-for-a-successful-startup-1201059?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9593900&utm_term=

App alerts consumers to brands with low ethical scores. https://www.springwise.com/app-alerts-consumers-brands-low-ethical-scores/?utm_campaign=764387_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GDSZ,2V1FMX,1P75H,1

15.05.2017: Global property bubble is ready to pop. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/14/global-property-bubble-is-ready-to-pop/

High pollution is reducing house prices by 15pc as buyers reject 'unhealthy' homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/13/high-pollution-reducing-house-prices-15pc-buyers-reject-unhealthy/

Hackers release more dangerous versions of ransomware around the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nhs-cyber-attack-wannacry-ransomware-computers-infected-virus-malwaretech-a7734911.html

How to protect yourself from ransomware. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/protect-ransomware/

Travel insurance fine print that could invalidate your claim. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/14/travel-insurance-fine-print-that-could-invalidate-your-claim/

How real books have trumped ebooks. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/14/how-real-books-trumped-ebooks-publishing-revival

12 Essential Resources for Starting a Profitable Side Business. https://www.thebalance.com/resources-for-starting-business-1200632?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9576316&utm_term=

7 Fast and Easy Ways to Make Extra Money From Home. https://www.thebalance.com/make-extra-money-from-home-4053256?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9576316&utm_term=

How to Get Started and Make Money with an Online Business. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-get-started-and-make-money-with-an-online-business-4057024?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9576316&utm_term=

Transparent house filters air and light. https://www.springwise.com/transparent-house-filters-air-light/?utm_campaign=762050_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GC02,2V1FMX,1P0MJ,1

Smart prosthetic limb that sees makes motion more natural. https://www.springwise.com/smart-prosthetic-limb-sees-makes-motion-natural/?utm_campaign=762050_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GC02,2V1FMX,1P0MJ,1

14.05.2017: PM vows to make UK 'safest place to be online'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/pm-vows-to-make-uk-safest-place-to-be-online/ Unfortunately, we will probably be a deep crater by then - as our foaming, ministerial lunatics run around talking of 'pre-emptive nuclear strikes'. Or, an open invitation to any country with nuclear capability to go for a precautionary nuclear strike themselves, especially against an American colony with a history of unchecked military aggression, war crimes and terrorism since the end of the last world war! Who needs North Korea, Iran and Russia when you've got Little Ingerlandt and its basketful of fagging nutters?!

Theresa May’s Brexit trade deals are going to give away your rights to investors. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-trade-deals-bad-for-human-rights-a7732261.html

Dropping UK house prices won’t dent our confidence in buy-to-let. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/uk-house-prices-drop-buy-to-let-housing-market-tax-economy-house-price-index-a7727381.html Errr. Buy-to-let confidence has already been dented. By the present, grasping regime.

Can British business survive Brexit? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/13/can-british-business-survive-brexit Not as we know it.

Morrisons voted UK's worst high street shop by consumers. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/morrisons-voted-uks-worst-high-street-shop-by-consumers/

How to get discounts when you shop online. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/13/tips-for-getting-discounts-shopping-online/

Why high debt can equal high rewards. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/13/why-high-debt-can-equal-high-rewards/

Open platform lets customers code their own bank account. https://www.springwise.com/open-platform-lets-customers-code-bank-account/?utm_campaign=760415_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GAQN,2V1FMX,1OVBV,1

IoT water conservation system hopes to reduce waste. https://www.springwise.com/iot-water-conservation-system-hopes-reduce-waste/?utm_campaign=760415_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GAQN,2V1FMX,1OVBV,1

Sensors alert drivers to oncoming traffic on hairpin bends. https://www.springwise.com/sensors-alert-drivers-oncoming-traffic-hairpin-bends/?utm_campaign=760415_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,GAQN,2V1FMX,1OVBV,1

13.05.2017: Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39894267 Firms have a history of being 'hobbled' by anyone who sponsors or donates to a political party: so - the banks, the murder industry, the energy companies, the media and telecons, of course.

Ransomware infections reported worldwide. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39901382

Fraudsters Target Natwest Customers With Text Message Scam. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/natwest-text-message-scam_uk_59157d37e4b0031e737cc38c?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-85502706_uk

Britain's trains are late, overcrowded and dirty, Which? survey reveals. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/11/britains-trains-are-late-overcrowded-and-dirty-which-survey/ NEVER!! Next thing you know, the country's politicians will be coming to the same conclusion.

Deliveroo overhauls controversial courier contracts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39889995

Britain's biggest insurer pledges to fix 'rollover rip-off'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/home/britains-biggest-insurer-pledges-fix-rollover-rip-off/

Lloyds chief says taxpayer to make £500m on bank rescue. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39889213 It's unusual to see the taxpayer making anything out of the banks, that's for sure! So when will the cheques be in the post, then?

Would you try this bizarre approach to selling a house? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/11/would-you-try-this-bizarre-approach-to-selling-a-house/

12.05.2017: Bank of England warns of consumer spending squeeze. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39880844

Contraction for UK's manufacturing and construction sectors. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/11/contraction-for-uks-manufacturing-and-construction-sectors/ Yet according to state propaganda, the country was doing so well - only last week!

Number employed on zero hours contracts remains unchanged at 1.7m. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/11/number-employed-on-zero-hours-contracts-remains-unchanged-at-1-7/ In other words, despite much crowing by the present regime, its Brownshirts and their fake news propaganda, there are no more genuine 'self-employed' in Britain now than there were 50 years ago.

Surveyors predict 'flat summer' in housing market. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39871941 Yes, but not everyone wants to buy a flat.

Nuisance call firm Keurboom hit with record fine. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39877362

Emmanuel Macron says 'integrity and unity of the EU will never be compromised'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-macron-total-exit-eu-never-compromised-comments-new-france-pm-a7725096.html So now there are Fake Frogs about to run France just as there are Fake Brits running Little Ingerlandt. After all those naive Frenchies were persuaded by their fake news propaganda not to vote for one of their 'compatriots'!

Unless of course, Macron's success is down to Russian cyber-hackers working at the personal behest of Vlad The Bad, (as universally reported by the Coalition of Evil's fake news propaganda) in which case, isn't it time he acknowledged and thanked his true benefactors?

French make early attempt at killing off Tour de France opposition. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chris-froome-back-training-as-police-hunt-driver-who-rammed-him/ Makes a change from their usual tactics of doping; accusing everyone else but themselves of doping; throwing tacks and oil on the road; dowsing non-French opposition with urine; insulting, hitting and obstructing non-French riders; forcing non-French riders into ravines and barbed wire fences; disqualifying non-French riders on the flimsiest of technicalities; closing level crossings to allow French breakaways to develop huge time margins; and so it goes on. (About another fifty 'cheats' or so.)

The Brexit trap that's closing on Britons who live in Europe. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/11/the-brexit-trap-thats-closing-on-britons-who-live-in-europe

'Entrepreneurs are delinquents'. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-39870049/entrepreneurs-are-delinquents

A last hurrah for plotlanders, Britain's interwar guerrilla housebuilders. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/a-last-hurrah-for-plotlanders-britains-interwar-guerrilla-housebuilders-a7715176.html

6 Tricks Companies Use to Sell to Women. https://www.thebalance.com/company-tricks-to-sell-to-women-4122527?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9576223&utm_term=

New cassette player aims to resurge tape culture. https://www.springwise.com/new-cassette-player-aims-resurge-tape-culture/?utm_campaign=758997_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G9N9,2V1FMX,1OQMO,1

Drone painting system creates crowdsourced public murals. https://www.springwise.com/drone-painting-system-creates-crowdsourced-public-murals/?utm_campaign=758997_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G9N9,2V1FMX,1OQMO,1

11.05.2017: Consumer spending growth set to grind to a halt, think tank warns. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/10/consumer-spending-growth-set-to-grind-to-a-halt-think-tank-warn/

45% rise in facility takeovers as fraudsters target customer accounts. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/09/45-rise-in-facility-takeovers-as-fraudsters-target-customer-acc/

Brexit funding gap is a threat to small business growth and productivity, report warns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-funding-gap-small-businesses-uk-growth-productivity-fsb-report-federation-a7727656.html

Bank Referral Scheme under review. http://www.leasinglife.com/news/newssme-bank-referral-scheme-under-review-by-uk-treasury-5798646/ HM Treasury has ordered a review of the Bank Referral Scheme. The scheme, which was launched in November 2016, was designed to help small and medium-sized firms that have been turned down by high-street banks to find finance elsewhere. Firms that have been rejected for finance are referred to one of three platforms that can identify alternative sources of finance. However, the Treasury has raised concerns that the scheme is underused and banks are not referring clients to the platforms. The review will explore how successful the scheme has been at helping smaller firms access finance in its first six months of operation. (EnterpriseQuest)

Britons favouring staycations over travel abroad due to weak pound. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/09/britons-favouring-staycations-over-travel-abroad-due-to-weak-pou/ And not because they're 'Backing Britain' then?

Hundreds of passengers stranded at Stansted Airport. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/stansted-airport-latest-updates-passengers-stranded-security-scanner-faults-london-flights-holidays-a7725826.html American dog-shit security and software again. Not that Stansted was ever intended to be more than a third-rate airport for the swinish riff-raff but since it became just another pawn embroiled in American terrorism, it has gone completely to pot. It's the same everywhere: the Americans create global havoc (famines, AIDS, financial crises, millions of refugees, climate change, 'wars' (mass murder) and terrorism, etc, etc); in response, they come up with dog-shit solutions which they inflict upon their victims and innocent bystanders; at the same time, they deliberately continue to worsen the original crisis; followed by still more dog-shit solutions to exacerbate matters even further. And so it goes round and around. US 'free' trade - queering everyone's patch bar a handful of evil, Fake American shekel-worshippers. (Which, one presumes, is why they keep saying 'Oh, my God' all the time.)

Are you safe using public wifi? http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/10/are-you-safe-using-public-wifi/

'How did a fraudster impersonate me at a Lloyds branch and withdraw £8,000?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/did-fraudster-impersonate-lloyds-branch-withdraw-8000/

'Direct Line charges us £964 but when we posed as new customers it quoted £194'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/jessica-investigates/direct-line-charges-us-964-posed-new-customers-quoted-194/

Smart pillow mimics natural light for healthy wake-up. https://www.springwise.com/smart-pillow-mimics-natural-light-healthy-wake/?utm_campaign=756379_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G7MJ,2V1FMX,1OKGA,1

Paris opens dedicated welcome center for foreign shoppers. https://www.springwise.com/paris-opens-dedicated-welcome-center-foreign-shoppers/?utm_campaign=756379_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G7MJ,2V1FMX,1OKGA,1

10.05.2017: Brexit: UK exporters see few long-term gains from weak pound sterling despite windfall. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-exporters-long-term-gains-pound-sterling-windfall-gripple-a7725791.html Apart from exporting arms and weapons of mass destruction to the world's terrorists and war criminals, that is.

Retail sales 'get Easter boost' from food sales in April. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39854291

General election 2017: Tories vow to end 'rip-off' energy bills. http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2017-39852119 The problem is that the 'Tory' (Fags for America/Friends of Israel) Party is so rotten (http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/scandal-bring-british-govt-knees-wont/) that should it ever start tackling its rip-offs as it keeps promising, it would immediately implode.

US tourists charged $6000 for Brexit UK tour that never leaves London. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk/brexit-britain-tour-london-things-to-do-new-york-times-westminster-parliament-visits-a7726056.html Just to confirm to the US terrorists that engineered Brexit that their colony of Little Ingerlandt is safely in their pockets.

Energy prices could still go up under Theresa May’s price cap plans, admits Business Secretary Greg Clark. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/energy-prices-theresa-may-price-cap-bills-rise-business-secretary-greg-clark-regulator-a7725551.html As everyone is quite sure they will . . . apart from the (very) odd Brexit Knobhead.

'Bad work is bad for the economy'. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-39854762/bad-work-is-bad-for-the-economy I never thought the bar for being a regime Brownshirt could continue to drop. Clearly, I was wrong.

Theresa May's Brexit attack on Brussels overshadows UK economic downturn as general election looms. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-brexit-attack-eu-brussels-uk-economy-downturn-indicators-car-sales-mortgage-consumer-a7719966.html Isn't that why the Brexit referendum and its fake result was rigged in the first place?

Report on Brexit's impact on agriculture. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/eu-energy-environment-subcommittee/news-parliament-2015/brexit-agr-rpt/ The House of Lords Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published a report examining the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector. The report highlights that the sector faces significant challenges as a result of the UK leaving the EU. The committee has identified leaving the EU as an opportunity for agricultural policies to be tailored to the needs of farmers and consumers across the UK. However, it has also warned that farmers would need time and clarity from the Government to enable them to adapt to change. The committee also warns that farmers risk facing higher tariffs when exporting and increased competition from imported produce, and with restricted access to EU labour could face severe difficulties. (EnterpriseQuest)

O2 to scrap Europe roaming fees. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39856384

Microsoft makes emergency security fix. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39856391

No joke: the comic books worth millions. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/08/no-joke-the-comic-books-worth-millions/

The 26 Best Websites to Learn Incredibly Useful New Skills . https://www.thebalance.com/websites-learn-new-skills-1200627?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9531285&utm_term=

11 Of the Best Places to Learn to Code for Free. https://www.thebalance.com/best-places-to-learn-to-code-for-free-2071392?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9531285&utm_term=

Business Plans Made Simple. https://www.thebalance.com/business-plans-made-simple-1794150?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9531285&utm_term=

On-demand insurance for single items, all through one app. https://www.springwise.com/demand-insurance-single-items-one-app/?utm_campaign=754922_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G6I2,2V1FMX,1OFDO,1

Next-gen bicycle tire to deliver the “Air Free Concept”. https://www.springwise.com/next-gen-bicycle-tire-deliver-air-free-concept/?utm_campaign=754922_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G6I2,2V1FMX,1OFDO,1 Like penny-farthings used to have, for example?

New toy range teaches kids about sea pollution. https://www.springwise.com/new-toy-range-teaches-kids-sea-pollution/?utm_campaign=754922_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G6I2,2V1FMX,1OFDO,1

09.05.2017: UK consumer spending online dips for the first time since 2013, says Visa. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-uk-online-spending-growth-slowest-rate-april-2013-first-quarter-of-2017-visa-a7722831.html

UK house prices in first quarterly fall since 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39842715

Labour and Tories must promise to support UK's startups, says leading business group. http://www.independent.co.uk/Business/indyventure/labour-tories-startups-support-institute-directors-election-manifestos-a7724696.html

Report on self-employment and gig economy. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2015/gig-economy-report-published-16-17/ The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into self-employment and the gig economy (people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for a single employer).

The committee found that many employers operating in the gig economy are able to deny basic employment rights to workers who don't have 'employee' or 'worker' status, and often class their workers as self-employed so their contract doesn't have to provide any benefits such as sick or holiday pay. The committee also found that there was nothing to prevent employers and workers opting for a self-employed contractor agreement rather than an employment contract to avoid paying tax and National Insurance contributions, which results in tax losses for the Treasury.

The committee recommended that after the general election the new Government should produce a plan for 'equalising' employee and self-employed National Insurance contributions and all workers should be given the employment status of 'worker' by default rather than self-employed.

The committee has also recommended that the new Government should review the minimum income floor in Universal Credit so that it supports and encourages entrepreneurship instead of subsidising self-employment. It has also suggested that the floor should not apply to self-employed claimants until the review has been completed. (EnterpriseQuest)

Debit card control lets you 'turn off' card to beat scams. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39816816

Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39842723 Yet another teleconns scam rears its ugly blackhead.

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39840803 Me budgie has just fallen off its perch with laughter!

Facebook deletes thousands of UK accounts in crackdown on fake news. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/08/facebook-deletes-thousands-uk-accounts-crackdown-fake-news/ Does this include those of the UK's fake news media?

Intel chip flaw allows hackers to hijack thousands of PCs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/08/intel-chip-flaw-allows-hackers-hijack-thousands-pcs/

Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-39792644

08.05.2017: Why nobody wants to work in the gig economy. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/13/why-nobody-wants-to-work-in-the-gig-economy/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D1312194873_uk Looks like the regime's Brownshirts have overlooked giving this version of 'anyone can start a business' or 'Britain is the best place in the world to start a business' a propaganda makeover!

The UK's most dangerous jobs revealed. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/05/the-uk-s-most-dangerous-jobs-revealed/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1312194873_uk Yet another 'self-employed' winner! Anyway, if this is East Anglia's construction industry, there's not too much to worry about. They're nearly all East Europeans.

NatWest reveal most common scams. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/18/natwest-reveal-most-common-scams/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1332635022_uk Is this their own most common scams?

Social media is leaving you vulnerable to scammers. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/04/20/social-media-is-leaving-you-vulnerable-to-scammers/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D-1332635022_uk Isn't that why social media was invented? To gather up all of society's morons in one place so that it would be easier for scammers, crooks, terrorists, psychos and nutters to prey on them. (Oh, my God!)

The five worst courier delivery fails. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/07/the-five-worst-courier-delivery-fails/

How to write a winning complaint: 3 top tips to remember. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/how-write-winning-complaint-3-10359793

Brit holidaymakers scammed out of £7.2 MILLION last year by online booking fraudsters. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brit-holidaymakers-scammed-out-72million-10368751 And these 'fraudsters' would be the ones who regularly advertise in Little Ingerlandt's hate-preaching, fake Brit propaganda, would they?

European nations punching above and below their weight in touism. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tourism-russia-montenegro-ukraine-poland-croatia-airbnb-eurovision-statistics-a7717966.html Russia at the bottom of the list again? No surprises there then. Perhaps Little Ingerlandt's fake news could try being a bit more original for a change? Not everyone's a sheep.

Ways Your Business Can Make More Money. https://www.thebalance.com/business-money-makers-2948297?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9531261&utm_term=

07.05.2017: Property market tops concerns of almost half of Millennials. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/05/property-market-tops-concerns-of-almost-half-of-millennials/ A mere bagatelle for their moron-parents who have wasted the entire planet in the space of a single generation.

The darkening shadows over the UK commercial property market. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/06/the-darkening-shadows-over-the-uk-commercial-property-market/

The price I paid for borrowing £90,000 from the 'Bank of Mum and Dad'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/price-paid-borrowing-90000-bank-mum-dad/

Millions of smart meters may need replacing due to IT blunder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/05/millions-smart-meters-may-need-replacing-due-blunder/

French election watchdog launches investigation into 'massive hacking attack' on Emmanuel Macron. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/06/watchdog-launches-investigation-massive-hacking-attack-emmanuel/ Although the spineless French are always blaming someone else especially when they themselves are at fault, it is surprising that Little Ingerlandt hasn't also called for an investigation into its own recent, local election results. With large numbers of liars, crooks, war criminals, frothing lunatics and bogus Brits being returned at the behest of their fake news and terrorist propaganda it's blindingly obvious that once again, Vlad The Bad's sinister forces have been at work and the country's security and economic welfare have been dangerously compromised yet again.

So we'll be having another round of local elections as well as another Brexit referendum then?

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=9523065&utm_term=

The Top 10 Ways to Lose Customers. https://www.thebalance.com/top-ways-to-lose-customers-2948080?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9523065&utm_term=

Atmospheric humidity provides water to off-grid communities. https://www.springwise.com/atmospheric-humidity-provides-water-off-grid-communities/?utm_campaign=752826_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G4VU,2V1FMX,1O8KE,1

New device turns headphones into tinnitus early warning system. https://www.springwise.com/new-device-turns-headphones-tinnitus-early-warning-system/?utm_campaign=752826_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G4VU,2V1FMX,1O8KE,1

Free Syrian app helps stay connected in war zones and disaster areas. https://www.springwise.com/free-syrian-app-helps-stay-connected-war-zones-disaster-areas/?utm_campaign=752826_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G4VU,2V1FMX,1O8KE,1

06.05.2017: Google settles huge £259m tax bill to end criminal investigation into alleged avoidance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/04/google-pay-306m-italy-tax-deal/

Cross-border online sales restrictions removed. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170425IPR72324/e-commerce-ending-unjustified-geo-blocking-across-the-eu The European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection has backed plans to remove restrictions that prevent online sellers in the EU single market from selling to consumers living in another EU member state. Under the plans, geo-blocking, where online sellers can discriminate against or refuse to sell goods or services to consumers in another EU country, will not be allowed. Online sellers will also be banned from declining payments made via foreign bank cards. The committee will now begin discussions with the European Council and the European Commission about how to implement the plans. (EnterpriseQuest)

Updated guidance on remit of CAP Code. https://www.asa.org.uk/news/Insight-think-you-know-what-the-cap-code-applies-to-are-you-sure.html The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published updated guidance for marketers about the remit of the CAP Code. The new guidance clarifies the types of marketing that the code covers, as well as the types of material that the Advertising Standards Authority can regulate. While the code does not define advertising, it lists the different types of marketing communications and the extent to which they are covered by the code. (EnterpriseQuest)

Police seize £8m of fake designer goods and hundreds of thousands of pounds in cash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/04/police-seize-8m-fake-designer-goods-hundreds-thousands-pounds/

House prices vs inheritance tax thresholds: which have risen faster? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/house-prices-vs-inheritance-tax-thresholds-have-risen-faster/

From field to fork: the 20 best farmers' markets in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/field-fork-20-best-farmers-markets-britain/

13 reasons why Brittany is better than Cornwall. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/brittany-family-holidays-the-alternative-to-cornwall/ As it appears in a leading, pro-Brexit propaganda rag. (The only slight problem being that the Bretons don't particularly like Brits. Mind you - who does?)

'My parcel hasn't arrived, what can I do?' - Your rights when the postman lets you down. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/my-parcel-hasnt-arrived-what-10354211

5 Side Hustles You Can Do at Home. https://www.thebalance.com/side-hustles-you-can-do-at-home-4137761?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9522986&utm_term=

Researchers create method for 3D printing with glass. https://www.springwise.com/researchers-create-method-3d-printing-glass/?utm_campaign=751436_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G3T8,2V1FMX,1O3WS,1

Digital knitting machine creates on-demand fashion. https://www.springwise.com/digital-knitting-machine-creates-demand-fashion/?utm_campaign=751436_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G3T8,2V1FMX,1O3WS,1

Car made from waste products dreams of working on land and sea. https://www.springwise.com/car-made-waste-products-works-land-sea/?utm_campaign=751436_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G3T8,2V1FMX,1O3WS,1

05.05.2017: UK service sector growth picks up in April. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39802976 'Picks up' what, exactly?

Royal Mint admits faulty £1 coins are in circulation. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39790777 Not all is lost, though; when the centres drop out, you can use them as packing washers!

Broadband crackdown as providers warned at least half of customers MUST receive advertised speeds. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/broadband-crackdown-providers-warned-least-10349099 Or, they could try banning supposedly 'intelligent' advertising, tracking and pop-ups aimed at social media morons which significantly slow down, even stall, pages loading? And start treating broadband providers as any other crooks and scammers.

Government quietly drops £1000 eBay and Airbnb tax break. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/government-quietly-drops-ebay-airbnb-tax-break/ I bet that didn't appear in The Brexit Knobheads' campaign manifesto?

I found something I like in a store. Is it wrong to buy it online for less? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/03/online-shopping-amazon-prices-how-to-be-human-online Not if you're a 'Fake Brit' or a Brexit Knobhead.

Google Docs users hit by phishing scam. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39798022 Perhaps it's time that internet connections gave an official, public health warning?

What Type of Business Should You Start? https://www.thebalance.com/what-type-of-business-should-you-start-2948574?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479844&utm_term=

10 Great Small Business Opportunities Right Now. https://www.thebalance.com/great-small-business-opportunities-2947978?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479844&utm_term=

Woven, recycled plastic shoes are long-wearing and washable. https://www.springwise.com/woven-recycled-plastic-shoes-long-wearing-washable/?utm_campaign=745257_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FZ1L,2V1FMX,1NJBR,1

Mini wind turbine charges devices via USB. https://www.springwise.com/mini-wind-turbine-charges-devices-via-usb/?utm_campaign=745303_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,FZ2V,2V1FMX,1NJHU,1

Coral-inspired laundry ball collects polluting microfibers. https://www.springwise.com/coral-inspired-laundry-ball-collects-polluting-microfibers/?utm_campaign=749998_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G2PA,2V1FMX,1NZ3C,1

Solar-powered recycling machine easily transported. https://www.springwise.com/solar-powered-recycling-machine-easily-transported/?utm_campaign=749998_Manual%3A%20Springwise%20Daily%20-%202017-05-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,G2PA,2V1FMX,1NZ3C,1

04.05.2017: Brexit latest: Manufacturing output hits three-year high in April. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-manufacturing-output-three-year-high-april-a7712781.html And who said crime doesn't pay? Especially war crime.

Brexit latest: Construction activity hits four-month high in April. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-construction-activity-april-a7714661.html After the four coldest months of the year? Now there's unusual.

One in eight of us hit by unfair overdraft fees. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/03/one-in-eight-of-us-hit-by-unfair-overdraft-fees/

Warning over fake bank websites targeting British savers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/02/warning-fake-bank-websites-targeting-british-savers/

Mortgage debt held by over-65s to double by 2030, report predicts. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/mortgage-debt-held-by-over-65s-to-double-by-2030-report-predict/

GMB launches legal action over 'self-employed' Hermes couriers. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/05/03/gmb-launches-legal-action-over-self-employed-hermes-couriers/

Can you still get a home if you're self employed? The new rules and how to beat them. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/can-you-still-home-youre-10345578

Older workers 'struggling to save for retirement'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/older-workers-struggling-to-save-for-retirement/

One in seven get to retirement with no pension. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/one-in-seven-get-to-retirement-with-no-pension/ That will be all the regime's start-ups, self-employed and entrepreneurs, then.

Retirees don't bother making a will - they'd rather spend it all. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/retirees-don-t-bother-making-a-will-they-d-rather-spend-it-all/ You might as well - if you've got any to spend. If not, the Treasury will thieve it all anyway.

'My ground rent will reach £9k per year: will Taylor Wimpey really help?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/leaseholders-slam-pr-gimmick-taylor-wimpey-sets-aside-130m-tackle/

House buyers 'underestimating moving costs by nearly £2,000'. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/house-buyers-underestimating-moving-costs-by-nearly-a-2-000/

UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39782636

Britain's 4G service is one of the worst in the world - and it's even worse than Kazakhstan and Peru for coverage. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/britain-4g-worst-world-coverage-10342382 Or, as befitting a minor American colony and wannabe banana republic. Except it can't even grown bananas.

Tax changes dropped from Finance Bill. http://www.tax.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/press-release-tax-advisers-welcome-sensible-pragmatic-approach-finance Provisions to introduce Making Tax Digital have been removed from the Finance Bill and are therefore absent from the Finance Act, which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. Other provisions dropped include the tax-free allowance on trading income for self-employed people who earn £1,000 or less and the reduction in the tax-free dividend allowance. The Government's "pragmatic" approach has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, which had warned about the risks of rushing numerous tax changes through without proper parliamentary scrutiny. However, the institute also predicts that many of the provisions will return after the general election. (EnterpriseQuest)

New guide to boost food and drink exports. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) have launched a new guide to help grow the value of UK food and drink exports. The guide, 'Food and Drink Exporting - Five Steps to Success', provides a range of advice to help small and medium-sized food and drink producers start exporting and sets out the steps they should take to grow their business through export.

Angela Coleshill, Competitiveness Director at FDF, said: "While our trading terms with the EU are unclear, now is the time for British businesses to embrace new opportunities in non-EU countries and take advantage of rising demand to make inroads into new markets." (EnterpriseQuest)

('Except, where those markets are the subject of sanctions and/or the populations are being murdered by our Coalition of Evil with American terrorists,' she parenthesised.)

'I salvaged my family's leather business- and turned it into a fashion brand'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/salvaged-familys-leather-business-turned-fashion-brand/

How to haggle: the eight phrases that pay. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/02/how-to-haggle-the-eight-phrases-that-pay/

03.05.2017: UK holiday park firms rake in £2.7bn as staycations popularity rises. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/01/uk-holiday-park-firms-rake-in-a-2-7bn-as-staycations-popularity/

Bank of mum and dad to finance a quarter of UK mortgage payments in 2017. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/bank-mum-dad-mortgage-payments-2017-housing-a7712201.html

Ground rent: rate hikes are a 'national scandal' threatening new leasehold home buyers with refused mortgage applications and soaring payments. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/ground-rent-rate-hikes-are-a-national-scandal-threatening-new-leasehold-home-buyers-with-refused-a109981.html

Thousands of car finance payments could be hit by economic downturn, analysts warn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/car-finance-latest-economic-downturn-car-dealers-second-hand-cars-mis-selling-scandal-financial-a7712506.html

Food bank runs out of food due to growing numbers in need of support. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/glasgow-food-bank-trussell-trust-poverty-emergency-twitter-campaign-donations-a7711891.html Been looking for a survey which shows how many visitors to food banks are among the country's 'self-employed' and 'entrepreneurs'. Oddly, I can't seem to find anything.

Facebook showed advertisers it could tell when teenagers were emotionally vulnerable. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/01/facebook-exploited-emotionally-vulnerable-teenagers-sell-adverts/ And advertisers were stupid enough to fall for this?

Enter the disruptor: Airbnb's first UK business travel event could spell new trouble for hotels. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/01/enter-disruptor-airbnbs-first-uk-business-travel-event-could/

Bill Gates says three skills are essential for success in future job market. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/bill-gates-three-skills-essential-success-future-job-market-employment-promotion-a7492411.html I thought being a sad, internet knobhead without a life was supposed to be the key to success in future job markets?

Self-styled Del Boy who cannot read or write and former Miss GB among top 10 richest couples in UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/01/self-styled-del-boy-cannot-read-write-former-miss-gb-among-top/ Oh, dear. Still more 'non-internet' success stories.

Dyslexia should be recognised as a sign of potential, says Richard Branson. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/dyslexia-richard-branson-potential-intelligence-genius-advantage-virgin-a7710676.html Cause for Twatterers to rejoice? Sadly, no. They can't read what Branston is saying. Too many characters.

02.05.2017: MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39765768 Only 10 years after we have been calling for an end to 'bogus' self-employment and 'bogus' self-employment/start-up claims! Still, with an election looming, MP's are contemplating a novel choice: carry on lying as usual, aided and abetted by their fake news propaganda; or, try a different tack and admit the truth for a change. The only question which remains is: will the regime's Brownshirts and lying media follow suit?

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39744016 Dealing with social media is really very simple. Get a life. Don't use it.

Labour pledges 'tougher' standards for rented houses. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39767961 And improved standards for dealing with rogue tenants wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

Two-thirds of buy-to-let lenders forbid tenants on housing benefit - research. http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/05/01/two-thirds-of-buy-to-let-lenders-forbid-tenants-on-housing-benef/ A number which will only go up as local authorities are allowed to manipulate the payment of Housing Benefit for their own ends.

Pyramid Scheme vs. Legitimate Direct Selling Company - There is a Difference. https://acn288.newswire.com/news/pyramid-scheme-vs-legitimate-direct-selling-company-there-is-a-19164983

How the shepherd's hut became the new middle-class must-have. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/tools-and-accessories/shepherds-hut-became-new-middle-class-must-have/ Translation: Tory regime to announce new housing policy.

Macron visits Holocaust Museum to remind voters of National Front's anti-Semitism. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-holocaust-museum-national-front-anti-semitism-marine-le-pen-a7710741.html Bearing in mind there are at least 10 times as many French Muslims as there are French Jews, it might have been more appropriate for Macron to have acknowledged his country's long history of anti-Muslim terrorism, or even the numbers of casualties suffered by the Chinese, the Russians and the Poles during WW2. On the other hand, French Muslims don't run the country's state propaganda. Nor do they form its incompetent, corrupt, criminal, establishment elite.

01.05.2017: Boris Johnson's sister accuses Brexiteers of selling 'faulty goods'. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/04/30/boris-johnsons-sister-accuses-brexiteers-of-selling-faulty-goo/ This is hardly 'news' - although it might well be treated as such by the Brexit camp's lying, hate-preaching, criminal propaganda.

Corbyn sets his sights on the arms ('murder' Ed.) industry. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-british-weapons-sales-saudi-arabia-jeremy-corbyn-yemen-war-bae-systems-cluster-bombs-a7709076.html AND Labour pledges to end zero-hours contracts and unpaid internships in 20-point plan to tackle 'rigged economy'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-jeremy-corbyn-john-mcdonnell-policy-end-zero-hours-contracts-unpaid-internships-a7709996.html NOW we are beginning to see the long-awaited announcements which the country's squealing propaganda pigs have feared and why they have been relentlessly demonising Corbyn and his supporters ever since he set foot in Westminster. For if ever there was an industry which has benefited from terrorism and millions of refugees just as much as western arms manufacturers, Big Corp, the finance sector, politicians and their armies of professional murderers - it has been the criminal 'media'.

Supermarkets should sell 'wonky veg' to help cut food waste. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/04/29/supermarkets-should-sell-wonky-veg-to-help-cut-food-waste/ Should also help to keep post-Brexit food prices down. Unfortunately, that's not what the supermarkets want. They prefer to import their produce from the Terrorist State of Israel and pass the cost, both human and financial, onto their customers and Britain's small businesses instead.

How I forced Barclays to repay £14,000 when I was duped by a conman. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/forced-barclays-repay-14000-duped-conman/

The crucial tax allowance that has been stuck at the same level since 1981. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/inheritance/crucial-tax-allowance-has-stuck-level-since-1981/

Rude guests, broken wi-fi and a lot of floor scrubbing – this is what it's really like to be an Airbnb host. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/airbnb-host-rude-guests-complaints-cleaning-star-rating-hotel-culture-a7709421.html

Uberification / Uberization of Services Is Hot. https://www.thebalance.com/uberification-uberization-of-services-is-hot-1141763?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479794&utm_term=

How to Start a Home-Based Business That Will Succeed. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-start-a-home-based-business-that-will-succeed-2948192?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9479794&utm_term=

Fear of neofascism keeps Emmanuel Macron ahead of Marine Le Pen. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/29/france-election-neofascism-le-pen-macron France has been enduring 'neo-fascist' regimes for over a decade - bringing terror to millions of innocent citizens in North Africa and the Middle East and at the same time driving hundreds of thousands of French businesses into the wall. Sadly, because most French voters are an even bigger bunch of knobheads than Brexiteers who believe everything they hear and read in their fake news propaganda, they think they have been enjoying a 'republic' and 'socialism'.

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

Len Tondel



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