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LATEST! 31.10.2015
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (September 2015) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st October 2015

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

31.10.2015: Millions face insurance bill increase this week-end. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34676642

TalkTalk reveals exact scale of website cyber-attack. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34675235 And why should the public believe this version any more - or any less - than previous versions of what happened?

Surge in consumer credit fuels debt fears. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/30/surge-in-consumer-credit-fuels-debt-fears/

Food banks to offer money and debt advice. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34676651 That's good news for the country's millions' of 'entrepreneurs' with start-up loans who can't make ends meet.

Forget standing desks: This office workstation lets you work lying down. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11963320/Forget-standing-desks-This-office-workstation-lets-you-work-lying-down.html According to London's American mayor, Boris The Buffoon, that's what people working from home do all the time, anyway. (And eat cheese.)

Payday loans: there are better options. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/payday-loans-from-specialist-cards-to-credit-unions-there-are-better-options-a6715926.html

Mobile Academy charged EE customer or a service he didn't subscribe to. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/mobile-academy-charged-ee-customer-for-a-service-he-didn-t-subscribe-to-a6715951.html Sounds like one of those 'services' run by a regime guru.

Cambridge triple first graduate shocks friends by becoming yoga teacher. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3296549/Cambridge-graduate-triple-turns-banking-job-40-000-salary-teach-yoga.html I had a friend at school who went on to obtain a Cambridge double first in modern languages but then ended up working for the rest of his life as a refuse collector. A lifestyle choice in his case, admittedly, but more than a passing indication of how little commercial value there is to a modern languages degree. I had literally hundreds of translators on my books once upon a time and no more than a handful actually possessed a language degree at all.

Chinese tourists flock by the busload to sample fish and chips and a pint of IPA following their President's visit to David Cameron's local. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3296668/They-battering-doors-Chinese-tourists-flock-busload-sample-fish-chips-pint-IPA-following-President-s-visit-David-Cameron-s-local.html Looks as if Da PM has finally done something which is of some benefit to the vast majority (99%) of the country's business community. Instead of merely fagging for American Big Corp and Friends of Israel all the time.

Global tax crackdown will hit US firms. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/30/global-tax-crackdown-is-another-reason-to-avoid-us-stocks/ Which is a major reason why clandestine. anti-taxpayer, anti-small business, anti-consumer TTIP negotiations with the EU's political pimps are so important to the Americans.

Couple build tiny cabin from SCRAP for just £1,000 so they can save for a deposit. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3296493/That-s-one-way-property-ladder-Couple-built-cabin-scrap-just-1-000-save-deposit.html Including a bedroom and a home office! That would sell for quarter of a £ million in London.

How to create a cohesive online-to-offline customer experience. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-to-create-a-cohesive-online-to-offline-customer-experience/

6 challenges you forgot to plan for when you launched your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/6-challenges-you-forgot-to-plan-for-when-you-launched-your-business/

30.10.2015: Mapped: how new tax will add £73 to your annual car, household and medical costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11955658/Insurance-premium-tax-will-add-73-to-your-annual-car-household-and-medical-costs-and-increase-bogus-claims.html

London on course to become next house price bubble fatality, warns UBS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11963302/London-on-course-to-become-next-house-price-bubble-fatality-warns-UBS.html

Police to be granted powers to view everyone's internet history. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11964655/Police-to-be-granted-powers-to-view-your-internet-history.html

Debt problems: Personal insolvency cases rise. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34665688

HMRC 'taskforces' raked in an extra £109m this year - here's how. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11941248/HMRC-taskforces-raked-in-an-extra-109m-this-year-heres-how.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM58398&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Pfi_New&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Pfi_New_2015_10_28&utm_campaign=DM58398 Still some way to go to match the £20 billion in 'legal' (HMRC brokered) corporate tax avoidance alone. The present regime not wishing to be tardy in showing its gratitude to those who restored it to minority power.

Who does the UK trade with? In 90 seconds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11963793/Who-does-the-UK-trade-with-In-90-seconds.html In other words, and as usual, if we add up the combined total of the UK's exports to all the EU's member states, one is left wondering why the present regime and its propaganda waste any time on America and Israel at all, at all. (Plus they are countries which don't speak English, anyway. Well. Not like the Irish, the Germans, the Dutch or the Scandinavians, for example.)

US not interested in trade deal with post-Brexit UK, senior official warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11962287/US-not-interested-in-trade-deal-with-post-Brexit-UK-senior-official-warns.html Certainly not after all those clandestine, anti-small business, anti-consumer TTIP negotiations, anyway.

Britain's credit rating could be cut by two notches if it leaves EU, warns S&P. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11963978/Britains-credit-rating-could-be-cut-by-two-notches-if-it-leaves-EU-warns-SandP.html

Fresh food trade expect to advance, thanks to China-Europe rail link. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/20070 Sounds like the signal for NATO (Northern Axis of Terrorist Oppression) to start bombing again. Which country to send the 'terrorists' to, though? Belarus? Or Kazakhstan?

Switch energy supplier before winter to save £100s. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/29/switch-energy-supplier-before-winter-to-save-100s/

Survey reveals widespread shortage of digital skills. A survey carried out by charity Go ON UK has revealed that nearly one quarter of the UK's population lack basic digital skills. The digital skills measured by the survey include communicating online, transacting (including buying and selling goods online) and creating basic digital content. Rachel Neaman, Chief Executive of Go ON UK, highlighted the problems that this lack of skills was causing firms that are recruiting staff. She said: "Almost all jobs are advertised online only and are applied for online. I think that recruitment systems and HR departments need to be much more mindful that these skills are not as common as we think."

Read more about the survey results at: http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2015/10/19/digital-skills-remain-a-struggle-for-quarter-of-uk-charity-warns-recruiters.aspx

The home-chefs causing panic in restaurants. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34581898 It's not just the prices of French 'home restaurants' which are causing the panic. The truth is that for years, the standards of cuisine at the majority of restaurants in France has been absolute crap. You will find street food of the highest quality in London, for example, more easily and more cheaply than booking a reservation at many, Michelin-starred eateries. Plus, the French and the Parisians especially, are at least twenty-five years behind with popular trends. 'Supper clubs', often labelled pop-ups these days, have been thriving all around the world for decades - and a jolly fine dining experience they can be, too.

English fizz trumps champagne in blind wine tasting. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/zut-alors-english-fizz-trumps-champagne-in--blind-wine-tasting/ It's been doing that for years. Not that you'd notice from the media's personality chefs and foodie programmes.

Australian accent is a product of early settler's heavy drinking. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australian-accent-is-a-product-of-early-settlers-heavy-drinking-claims-academic-a6711486.html That will be a lot more urine-soaked meat on its way to the UK from Australian docks, then. Not to mention the comic opportunities now available to the Australians after recently being tagged a bunch of 'shackle-dragging cheats' by a nation of, yet again, underachieving pissheads.

UK’s home workers fear getting fat. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uks-home-workers-fear-getting-fat/

Are You Entrepreneur Material? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/tp/Are-You-Entrepreneur-Material.htm?utm_content=5419278&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term= 'Business success' used to be dogged, hard work but I see that all of that has changed since dummyphones, social media and fashionista 'entrepreneurs' came along.

8 Surprising Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/tp/8-Surprising-Traits-of-the-Worlds-Most-Successful-Entrepreneurs.htm?utm_content=5419278&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term= Until the next batch of the 'world's most successful entrepreneurs' come along. Much more useful would be '8 surprising traits of the world's self-employed who can afford to pay all their bills and still have some cash left to save at the end of each month.'

Short story vending machines encourage reading. http://www.springwise.com/short-story-vending-machines-public-places/ Does this mean vending machines will now be replacing teachers?

Travelers have affordable, premium essentials delivered to hotel. http://www.springwise.com/travellers-essentials-delivered-hotel/ As used to be the case before booking hotels on the internet became all the rage.

29.10.2015: Official release: UK confirmed as one of the top places in the world to do business. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-confirmed-as-one-of-the-top-places-in-the-world-to-do-business According to the World Bank collating various countries' press releases, that is. So you will probably get a more accurate assessment from a tramp pissing in the wind.

Official release: Open consultation. Late payment and 'grossly unfair' terms and practices: changes to the regulations. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/late-payment-and-grossly-unfair-terms-and-practices-changes-to-the-regulations

Official press release. EU holiday boost to British tourists – cheaper holiday calls and tougher consumer protection. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eu-holiday-boost-to-british-tourists-cheaper-holiday-calls-and-tougher-consumer-protection

Britons have more money in their pockets than ever before. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11959847/Britons-have-more-money-in-their-pockets-than-ever-before.html

Britain is heading for another 2008 crash: here’s why. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/28/2008-crash-government-economic-growth-budgetary-surplus

What’s in a name? Shoppers prefer businesses with full marks in spelling. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/whats-in-a-name-shoppers-prefer-businesses-with-full-marks-in-spelling/ Someone's found (British?) shoppers who know about spelling, have they? Now there's novel for you.

Cost of online dating scams jumped 16pc last year, say police. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11960852/Cost-of-online-dating-scams-jumped-16pc-last-year-say-police.html

Where are you most likely to be burgled? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/28/where-are-you-most-likely-to-be-burgled/

DPD voted the UK’s favourite delivery company by Which? members… again! http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19949

Britons reveal their Top Ten dream jobs. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britons-reveal-their-top-10-dream-jobs-footballer-spy-private-detective-and-mad-scientist-all-make-a6708291.html Well. A thousand or so dumbwalking dickheads did.

Bullying bailiffs to be reigned in by new bill. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/bullying-bailiffs-to-be-curbed-by-new-bill-a6712386.html

French court fines online reviewer for slamming restaurant before it had opened. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/28/dijon-court-fines-review-loiseau-des-ducs-restaurant

28.10.2015: Cash management skills 'stubbornly low'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34651828 Big Corp will be pleased: their investment in producing nations of consumer dummies has been worthwhile after all.

Self-assessment paper deadline looms - what you need to know. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/27/self-assessment-paper-deadline-looms-what-you-need-to-know/

TalkTalk restricts fee waivers for ending contracts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34645412

Mobile phones: Data roaming charges will be abolished. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34646434 Well. Let's say they're talking about getting A Round Tuit.

Holiday cover 'clearer and stronger'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34649400

Spam text message firm Help Direct UK fined £200,000. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34647068

HMRC To scrap business records checks. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hmrc-to-scrap-business-records-checks/

Financial fears are holding back entrepreneurial Brits. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/financial-fears-are-holding-back-entrepreneurial-brits/ Yet just a few days ago, the ONS was claiming record numbers of Brits are running businesses. (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/number-of-uk-businesses-continues-to-grow) Odd?

'We want to repay £100,000 to Bank of Mum and Dad'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11955463/We-want-to-repay-100000-to-Bank-of-Mum-and-Dad.html

Most scam victims recover nothing, says RBS. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34654400

Is social media a pyramid scheme enabler? http://thelondoneconomic.com/news/is-social-media-a-pyramid-scheme-enabler/21/10

Channel 4 launches search for unusual businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/channel-4-launches-search-for-unusual-businesses/

UK's best fish 'n chips shops. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/best-uk-fish-and-chip-shops-revealed-in-oscars-of-fish-frying-industry-a6710601.html

Buying into direct selling for extra cash. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/buying-into-direct-selling-for-extra-cash-1.2397663

What’s the best sort of 4x4 or SUV for me to survive winter? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/whats-the-best-4x4-suv/ A horse.

Guide to house-swap holidays. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/9635850/Guide-to-house-swap-holidays.html

Indoor shelving unit grows 21 vegetables at once. http://www.springwise.com/indoor-shelving-unit-grows-21-vegetables/

Startup delivers app-rented cars to customers at arrivals. http://www.springwise.com/startup-delivers-rental-cars-customers-arrivals/

Luxury jewelry subscription service. http://www.springwise.com/luxury-jewelry-subscription-service/

Online banking platform teaches schoolchildren about money. http://www.springwise.com/online-banking-platform-teaches-schoolchildren-money/

Nameless paint set teaches users about color theory. http://www.springwise.com/nameless-paint-set-teaches-users-color-theory/

Database links college applicants with successful mentors. http://www.springwise.com/peer-peer-database-links-college-applicants-successful-mentors/

Businessman who was bombarded with nuisance cold calls day and night wins the right to charge the firms responsible £60 for EVERY phonecall they made. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3292065/Firm-bombarded-nuisance-sale-calls-wins-right-INVOICE-scammers.html

27.10.2015: Avalanche of Tory red tape on business could leave Government out in the cold. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11956429/Avalanche-of-Tory-red-tape-on-business-leave-Government-out-in-the-cold.html We've been saying it for years - and it's not just the Tories who are guilty. Red tape is like a drug for governments. It creates jobs. The costs are minimal. And they can pretend they are doing something about it.

Scrap Sunday trading hours and let the market decide when we want to shop. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11955700/Scrap-Sunday-trading-hours-and-let-the-market-decide-when-we-want-to-shop.html A proposal based on the antiquated notion that 'shoppers' somehow have a choice in what and when they buy. Next thing you know, someone will be suggesting that the country, with its '24% regime' of bankers' and murder industry fags, is a democracy.

Brits are using higher wages to pay off credit card debt. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11955696/Brits-are-using-higher-wages-to-pay-off-credit-card-debt.html That's going to bugger up the country's 'economic revival' then!

'Halifax extended my entire mortgage without my permission'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11945181/Halifax-extended-my-entire-mortgage-without-my-permission.html

'Why won't regulators act on my £48,500 property fraud loss?'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11943552/Why-wont-regulators-act-on-my-48500-property-fraud-loss.html

Average UK house price 'to hit more than £320,000 in 2020'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/26/average-uk-house-price-to-hit-more-than-320-000-in-2020/

Energy bill plan will promote cold-calling. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3291027/Energy-bill-plan-promote-cold-calling-Households-forced-choose-new-deal-year-allowing-companies-phone-offering-deals-switch-suppliers.html

Authorities demand major US internet companies prove their speed claims. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/27/authorities-demand-major-us-internet-companies-prove-their-speed-claims The same 'authorities' which 'discovered' Lance Armstrong was doping, one supposes. Or, what everyone has always known since the internet (or Lance Armstrong) kicked off. Still, it gives 'the authorities' something to pretend they're earning their crust while turning a blind eye to all the remaining scams which continue to flourish.

After the Poundshop, here's the 25p shop. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3289971/After-Poundshop-99p-shop-s-25p-shop-Businesswoman-20-sets-new-bargain-store-selling-supermarket-brands-pennies.html

Boy, 15, arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with TalkTalk cyber attack. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3290486/Boy-15-arrested-Northern-Ireland-connection-TalkTalk-cyber-attack.html So it's not a gang of Russian Muslim terrorists as claimed by the regime's hate-preaching Semitic media, then? But a star pupil of Barclays Bank's TV advertising campaign, instead!

Why family business is big business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/why-family-business-is-big-business/

26.10.2015: Barclays customers hit by computer glitch. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11953866/Barclays-customers-hit-by-computer-glitch.html We mentioned Barclays' computer glitches weeks ago and that some designers with basic computer, numeracy and literacy skills to work on the banks' websites wouldn't go amiss. Although one does appreciate that that would put them out of sync with their advertising campaign aimed at dummyphone inadequates.

Cold winter could see power prices double, Ian Marchant warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11951913/Cold-winter-could-see-power-prices-double-Ian-Marchant-warns.html 'If not, it's a good excuse for doubling prices, anyway,' he added.

'Selling honey in my front garden will add £4,000 to my insurance'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/buildingsandcontent/11936630/Selling-honey-in-my-front-garden-will-add-4000-to-my-insurance.html

Andrew Cole: 'I’ve bought five homes, you can’t lose with property’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11950220/Andy-Cole-Ive-bought-five-homes-you-cant-lose-with-property.html (Who's Andy Cole? Because you can lose with property.)

Adopting Passivhaus building standards could allow people to heat their homes using power emitted by their televisions. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/adopting-passivhaus-building-standards-could-allow-people-to-heat-their-homes-using-power-emitted-by-a6707656.html That's good news for all those old folk and home business 'entrepreneurs' who can't afford to keep warm. Because once they have saved up enough money to pay for a home which meets Passivhaus standards, they will have been dead for fifty years. (Which might also be enough time in which to get a half-decent internet connection.)

Cheating sports stars caught doping in Britain face being JAILED under proposed new crackdown. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3288835/Cheating-sports-stars-caught-doping-Britain-face-JAILED-proposed-new-crackdown.html 'Caught' being the operative word, of course. Upon which assorted governing bodies and the country's criminal, two-faced media can be counted upon for their fullest co-operation. Not.

25.10.2015: TalkTalk attack: 'Urgent action needed' on cyber-crime. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34622754 Or, in 'plebspeak' how can Big Corp and the banks further shirk their responsibilities to their customers despite using inherently flawed and unfit-for-purpose operating systems?

And now, the penalty for filing your tax return too early. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11950784/And-now-the-penalty-for-filing-your-tax-return-too-EARLY.html

Could £25,000 payout spark new PPI claims spree? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/creditcards/11950602/Could-25000-payout-spark-new-PPI-claims-spree.html

Stamp duty hikes trigger high-end property market slowdown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11952845/Stamp-duty-hikes-trigger-high-end-property-market-slowdown.html

British energy firms charge the most in Europe - why? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11941251/British-energy-firms-charge-most-for-electricity-in-Europe-why.html

Warning on new pension scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/24/warning-on-new-pension-scam/

CNET Community: please help me keep my Windows 10 system running like a champ. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

The best businesses for stay-at-home mums or dads.

The essential home office checklist. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/yourhomeoffice/fl/Home-Office-Checklist-for-Home-Business-Owners.htm?utm_content=20151024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

10 steps to childproofing your home business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/smallofficehomeoffice/a/childproofing.htm?utm_content=20151024&utm_medium=

24.10.2015: Big increase in cold call complaints but very few fines. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34618167 Yup. That sounds like a UK watchlapdog not at work all right.

TTIP: EU negotiators appear to break environmental pledge in leaked draft. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/23/ttip-eu-negotiators-appear-to-break-environmental-pledge-in-leaked-draft There's no such thing as an EU TTIP 'negotiator': just collaborators, quislings, colluders and cowards.

TalkTalk cyberattack boss receives ransom demand. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34615226 Wot - like a telecomms bill?

TalkTalk cyberattack: am I liable for fraud losses if I don't inform my bank? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11949848/TalkTalk-cyberattack-am-I-liable-for-fraud-losses-if-I-dont-inform-my-bank.html

Consumers abandon the shopping list in favour of impulse says Co-op report. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19922

Online grocery delivers huge potential. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19924

London landlord fined almost £90,000 for 'substandard' basement let. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11950099/London-landlord-fined-almost-90000-for-substandard-basement-let.html

There has probably never been a better time to re-mortgage. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/mortgages/switching-mortgages-take-advantage-of-low-interest-rates-and-lots-of-choice-a6706926.html Given the fact that the average Brit isn't going to make enough money, or keep pace with rising prices, to buy their home outright.

Where's the UK's best place to live? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/23/wheres-the-uks-best-place-to-live/ France.

Bad habits and behaviours thats stop people finding success. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/bad-habits-and-behaviours-thats-stop-people-finding-success/ Like those of stereotype, arse-lickin' webbie and social media gobshites without their own pot to piss in, in other words.

A French 'home business': husband pimps wife out to 2700 men over 4 years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3285500/Wife-forced-sex-2-700-men.html What now remains to be seen is just how many French politicians actively supported the husband's 'petite entreprise'.

Quiz: Know your household appliances? Test yourself on running costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11943882/Quiz-Know-your-household-appliances-Test-yourself-on-running-costs.html

Smart home remote captures favorite home ‘scenes’. http://www.springwise.com/smart-home-platform-lets-users-capture-favorite-home-scenes/

Hands-free interface lets those with disabilities access smart tech. http://www.springwise.com/device-connects-disabilities-smartphones/

Upgraded bus shelters are recharge hotspots. http://www.springwise.com/upgrade-bus-shelters-recharge-hotspots/

23.10.2015: Independent shops declining at ‘disastrous’ rate. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/independent-shops-declining-at-disastrous-rate/ Not to worry. Now that Ingerlandt's Chief Fag to America (and Israel) has been photographed downing a pint in an English pub with the Chinese PM, the vast majority of the country's businesses (99%), including shops, can expect a flood of new money. Can't they? Which they could have expected for years if it hadn't been for Chinese tourist visa restrictions by the present UK regime.

China visit: Foreign Office condemned by MPs for putting trade deals above human rights. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/foreign-office-condemned-by-mps-for-prioritising-trade-deals-over-human-rights-a6704946.html Except when Ingerlandt engages in trade deals with 'human rights' violators such as the USA, Israel, the Ukrainian puppet regime or Saudi Arabia for example. Not to mention of course, trade deals with 'human rights' offenders such as Iraq, Libya, Syria and the 'Arab Spring' countries before they fell out of favour with the Americans and its NATO (Northern Axis of Terrorist Oppression) cronies for jeopardising continuing trade deals in favour of increasing trade deals with the Chinese and the Russians, instead.

It's official: how Britain's banks are ripping us off. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/current-accounts-how-britains-banks-are-ripping-us-off-a6704991.html Surely this isn't news? No wonder the media spends so much time on propaganda, football and regurgitating what was on telly last night.

Millions of us aren't saving any money at all. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/22/millions-of-us-arent-saving-any-money-at-all/ That's because Britain is a nation of entrepreneurs and paying off its start-up loans; a dummyphone; a crap internet connection; a Sky subscription; a big telly on which to watch Sky (and Dragons' Den and The Apprentice); and a set of log-book loan British Mon's Wheels (BMW) with lo-profile tyres.

The most accident-prone jobs and industries. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11949017/most-dangerous-jobs-britain.html Otherwise, the risks of being self-employed.

TalkTalk customer data at risk following 'significant and sustained' cyber attack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11949468/TalkTalk-phone-network-hit-by-significant-cyber-attack.html

Bitcoin is tax-free, European court rules. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11948222/Bitcoin-is-tax-free-European-court-rules.html

Can a street's smell significantly reduce its house prices? http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/property/can-a-streets-smell-significantly-reduce-its-house-prices-a6692831.html

Rudely-named south-east London coffee shop ordered to remove its sign (because it counts as 'trespassing'.) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11947413/Rudely-named-East-London-coffee-shop-ordered-to-remove-its-sign.html

Clocking makes a comeback - and this time, it isn't the dealers who are at it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/columnists/james-foxall/clocking-makes-a-comeback/

Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts – letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/22/israel-needs-cultural-bridges-not-boycotts-letter-from-jk-rowling-simon-schama-and-others Then let Israel and its western propaganda start building those cultural bridges. Instead of supporting terrorism, murder, ethnic cleansing, apartheid and theft. Not to mention the small matter of competing with European businesses on an uneven playing field. So - perhaps a few humanitarian and commercial bridges first?

10 simple steps to starting an online business. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/a/startinganonlinebusiness.htm?utm_content=20151022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

3 best ways to make money blogging for beinners. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/blogging/fl/3-Best-Ways-to-Make-Money-Blogging-for-Beginners.htm?utm_content=20151022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Banking platform uses big data to assess loan credibility. http://www.springwise.com/banking-platform-uses-big-data-approach-credit-history/

Timebank lets users swap skills without money. http://www.springwise.com/timebank-platform-lets-users-swap-skills-without-money/

Amalaytical platform for amateur soccer terms. http://www.springwise.com/analytics-platform-amateur-soccer-teams/

22.10.2015: CBI says leaving EU would have serious consequences for Britain. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/cbi-says-leaving-eu-would-have-serious-consequences-for-britain/

Switching bank accounts will save you up to £260 a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11946298/The-big-banks-will-not-be-broken-up-competition-watchdog-set-to-rule-in-their-favour.html

Are you owed money by your bank? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/21/are-you-owed-money-by-your-bank/

10 town most affected by the new buy-to-let tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11933846/10-towns-most-affected-by-the-new-buy-to-let-tax.html

EE website branded worst for online shopping. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/22/ee-website-branded-worst-for-online-shopping-experience/

7 ways to make sure you get paid on time.

How to stop being a 'shoebox' business owner. http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/createarecordssystem/fl/How-to-Stop-Being-a-Shoebox-Business.htm?utm_content=20151021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Toilets collect human waste for fuel. http://www.springwise.com/monthly-serviced-toilets-collect-human-waste-fuel/

Web history transformed into printable newspaper. http://www.springwise.com/web-history-transformed-printable-newspaper/

21.10.2015: Majority of small businesses are born global, not local. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/majority-of-small-businesses-are-born-global-not-local/

When is Black Friday 2015? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/20/when-is-black-friday-2015-UK/

Turning gadgets off standby could save Brits £600m. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/20/turning-gadgets-off-standby-could-save-brits-600m/

Tips on how to spot fake online reviews. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/20/tips-on-how-to-spot-fake-online-reviews/ Errr: you find them on the internet?

Neighbours build a pub between their houses for £80 for somewhere new to drink. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11943054/couples-build-pub-between-houses-homebrew.html

Platform helps optimize emotion in web content. http://www.springwise.com/platform-helps-optimize-emotional-content-brands-adverts/

Biscuit company encourages compliments at traffic lights. http://www.springwise.com/brazilians-encouraged-give-compliments-traffic-lights/

Email filter system cleans up any inbox. http://www.springwise.com/email-filter-system-cleans-inbox/ Most people have had one of those ever since the internet was invented. It's called 'delete anything which comes from America.'

20.10.2015: UK consumer confidence climbs to its highest level in at least four years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11937093/UK-consumer-confidence-climbed-to-its-highest-level-in-at-least-four-years.html

UK grocery sector seeing its first 'green shoots of recovery'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11941312/UK-grocery-sector-seeing-its-first-green-shoots-of-recovery.html

Small firms hope for banks' stranglehold to be smashed open. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11940822/Small-firms-hope-for-banks-stranglehold-to-be-smashed-open.html

More than 12 million fall into UK digital skills gap. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/more-than-12-million-fall-into-uk-digital-skills-gap/

Consumers would pay up to £1.65bn to access premium mobile & broadband service. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/consumers-would-pay-up-to-1-65bn-to-access-premium-mobile-broadband-service/ Or, as existing providers are hoping, pay £1.65 billion more for the same crap. With the regime's complicity guaranteed, of course.

Five ways to avoid identity theft. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/19/five-ways-to-avoid-identify-theft/

FMB warns of severe skills shortages. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has issued a warning about the severe skills shortage in the building industry. The FMB's 'State of Trade Survey' for the third quarter of 2015 has revealed that 60% of small construction firms are struggling to hire bricklayers, a significant increase on the 49% of firms reporting difficulties in the second quarter of 2015.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: "We urgently need to boost our workforce by convincing people - in their thousands - to return to our industry or join us for the first time. Key to this is the need to address the severe shortfall in apprenticeships. The number of construction apprenticeships is insufficient and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the proposed Apprenticeship Levy is exacerbating the problem. What is very concerning is the fear that the proposed Apprenticeship Levy could deter employers from taking on apprentices at a time when we need them most." (EnterpriseQuest)

For more information, go to: http://www.fmb.org.uk/news-publications/newsroom/press-releases/2015/october/growing-skills-shortage-threatens-pms-plans-for-home-ownership-151012

Nearly one in four UK adults do not have basic online skills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11940362/Nearly-one-in-four-UK-adults-do-not-have-basic-online-skills.html Whereas the remaining three out of four UK adults don't possess the literacy skills to apply basic online skills.

When googletranslate goes wrong. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/china/11274952/Lost-in-translation-hilarious-mistranslated-Chinese-signs.html At best, googletranslate was never 'right' unless, like a bank loan or an overdraft, you didn't really need it. And you don't have to travel to China to see just how bad translations can be. France is as good a starting place as any.

How to structure your presentation for maximum impact. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/how-to-structure-your-presentation-for-maximum-impact/

6 Things Your Small Business Website Needs for Better Mobile Performance. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/fl/6-Things-Your-Small-Business-Website-Needs-for-Better-Mobile-Performance.htm?utm_content=20151019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

29 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Business Website. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/onlinebusiness/fl/29-Ways-To-Drive-Traffic-To-Your-Business-Website.htm?utm_content=20151019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Hundreds of iPhone apps to be removed from Apple App Store for illegally collecting your private information. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/11941323/Hundreds-of-iPhone-apps-to-be-removed-from-Apple-App-Store-for-illegally-collecting-your-private-information.html

Facebook will warn you if governments start spying on you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/11940121/Facebook-will-warn-you-if-governments-are-spying-on-you.html Isn't Facebook a US government spying tool anyway?

Sponsored content gets past ad-blockers. http://www.springwise.com/sponsored-content-gets-past-ad-blockers/

Scented cup gives the illusion of flavored water. http://www.springwise.com/scented-cup-gives-illusion-flavored-water/

19.10.2015: Apprenticeships expansion 'devaluing brand'. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-34549989 Well - after the regime and its webbie teaboys (and gals) devalued the 'entrepreneur' brand, they had to move onto something else to dumb down.

Pension reforms 'open door for scams', concludes committee of MPs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34549300 Quick on their feet, are our MPs!

Pension reform rip-offs 'could be new PPI scandal'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3278500/Pension-reform-rip-offs-new-PPI-scandal-MPs-sound-alarm-lack-advice-55s.html

Amazon targets 1,114 'fake reviewers' in Seattle lawsuit. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34565631

Consumers in line for compensation over false appliance efficiency ratings. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11938104/Consumers-in-line-for-compensation-over-false-appliance-efficiency-ratings.html

Black Friday sales forecast to top £1bn but experts warn retailers that discount day could hurt profits. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3277286/Black-Friday-sales-forecast-1bn-experts-warn-retailers-not-benefit.html

'Barclays made me sign a gag order before it would return £2,000 of my own money'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11927100/Barclays-made-me-sign-a-gag-order-before-it-would-return-2000-of-my-own-money.html

How to avoid insurance premium hikes. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/17/how-to-avoid-insurance-premium-hikes/

Children from entrepreneurial families would rather start their own business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/children-from-entrepreneurial-families-would-rather-start-their-own-business/

Avon launch new TV advertising campaign to support and empower women. http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/tv/avon-challenge-customers-make-up-own-mind-launch-new-television-ads-882623.html

How one man hopes to put delicious fruit back in our hedgerows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/grow-to-eat/free-apple-or-pear-in-every-hedge/

18.10.2015: Mobile operators hit customers with 80% price hike after premium-rate call charges are made 'clearer'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-3277024/Mobile-phone-customers-hit-80-price-hikes-premium-charges-clearer.html A further post-election surprise (not) by yet another trough of regime donors and supporters.

Disturbing proof the online review that made you book your holiday may be FAKE: Investigation reveals an entire industry is dedicated to generating bogus appraisals for cash. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3276617/Disturbing-proof-online-review-book-holiday-FAKE-Investigation-reveals-entire-industry-dedicated-generating-bogus-appraisals-cash.html Are there really so many morons out there that this is actually news? Or are fake postings in the media being counted as real people these days?

OR. You can have a version like this: The cost of foreign holidays has plummeted just in time for the Britain's half-term break. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/612636/Cost-foreign-holidays-plummeted-time-Britain-s-half-term-holiday-break

OR, one like this (same rag, same day): Your half term holiday just got more expensive as pound sinks against the euro. http://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/612519/Half-term-holidays-more-expensive-pound-sinks-against-euro (Although the £ has not 'just' sunk against the euro at all: it's been going down for the past five months.)

14 Economy-Proof Business Ideas.

All aboard with the artisans: sew up a hand-made discount to the festive crafts fair. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/all-aboard-with-the-artisans-sew-up-a-hand-made-discount-to-the-festive-crafts-fair-a6697206.html

App creates instant chatroom for any website. http://www.springwise.com/app-creates-instant-chatroom-website/

Minority Report system for drivers improves road safety. http://www.springwise.com/minority-report-system-drivers-improve-road-safety/

Smart device translates tail wags into chinwags. http://www.springwise.com/smart-device-translates-dog-tails-emotions/

Chinese city gets wi-fi bins. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34539197 Consumers have been asking for them in London for years!

17.10.2015: Small Business Saturday team announces its largest UK bus tour. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-business-saturday-team-announces-its-largest-uk-bus-tour/ Another annual propaganda opportunity for da PM to be photographed buying a couple of lamb chops from his local butcher. Or will he be advised to be photographed taking a selfie, instead?

Shops 'on-the-go' as footfall falls. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-34548799

Conservative MPs' rebellion to sink Sunday trading hours relaxation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11936876/Conservative-MPs-rebellion-to-sink-Sunday-trading-hours-relaxation.html

The end of 'free' banking. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11937451/Banks-told-to-make-hidden-charges-clearer-or-introduce-flat-fee-for-current-accounts.html There never was anything such as 'free' banking other than in the advertorials of the country's criminal media.

Tenants 'face 6.3% annual rent rise'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34548141

Landlord Tory MP Philip Davies says UK law requiring homes be fit for human habitation is an unnecessary burden. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/landlord-tory-mp-philip-davies-law-requiring-homes-be-fit-for-human-habitation-unnecessary-a6696931.html

High Court rules minicab-hailing app Uber is lawful. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/16/high-court-rules-minicab-hailing-app-uber-is-lawful/

Aviva admits second theft of customer accident details. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34544659

CNET Community: please help me understand how hackers get passwords. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

Fears that can arise over running a business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/fears-that-can-arise-over-running-a-business/

The Gmail trick that gives you unlimited 'one per person' vouchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11928711/The-Gmail-trick-that-gives-you-unlimited-one-per-person-vouchers.html

Official speech: Supporting business and fighting anti-Semitism. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/supporting-business-and-fighting-anti-Semitism. Supporting business and fighting discrimination - not just 'anti-Semitism' - appear noble political values. Especially for a regime which is supported so substantially in turn, by the country's Friends of (the terrorist state of) Israel. Now that the post-election acknowledgements have been made, perhaps ministers could turn their attention to the remaining 99% of the business community and the daily hate-preaching and discrimination, disinformation and propaganda practised by the 'Semitic' media? Or would that be too much of an impediment to their post-political prospects?

16.10.2015: Number of UK businesses hits record levels. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/number-of-uk-businesses-continues-to-grow/ Assuming everyone's definition of a UK 'business' is coming from the same page, just how many of those 'businesses' are achieving a minimum living wage?

Two cheques written a year by typical adult in 2024, says Payments UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34538767 Especially by adults who are also 'UK businesses'.

As business numbers hit record numbers confidence is key to success says FSB. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/as-business-numbers-hit-record-numbers-confidence-is-key-to-success-says-fsb/ So it's not a dummyphone, a crap internet connection, social media, illiterate postings on a forum for morons, an official start-up loan, an ex-bank manager for a business failure mentor, watching Dragons' Den or The Apprentice, a second-hand, log-book loan BMW and taking selfies? Does that mean the regime's Gobbo-gurus have got it all wrong up to now?

UK power supplies enough for winter, says National Grid. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34537806 An assurance from the National Grid? That should keep millions of pensioners through to home businesses warm and broke for the next few months.

National Grid warns of 'brown-outs'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3275091/National-Grid-warns-brown-outs-supplies-prevent-potential-total-black-outs.html In other words, when is a blackout not a blackout? Like, when is a UK entrepreneur not an entrepreneur? (When they have to do business.)

£525m Builders' Finance Fund: Only £1m allocated. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-33659591 The regime's donors from the construction industry will be pleased.

Families will have to take in older relatives. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/15/families-will-have-to-take-in-older-relatives-says-burt/ Clearly the 'home business entrepreneurs' of the future, taking over from residential homes and providing a welcome boost for the regimes' cronies dubious business start-up figures.

Malvertising: Daily Mail ads briefly linked to malware. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34541915 I thought there was a golden rule which has applied to all media rag advertising (every bit as much as our politicians' favourite porn sites) since the year oink, oink. Never click on any ad. Except for the Close Ad tab.

'Fraud risk' after Halifax, Bank of Scotland flaw spotted. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/15/fraud-risk-after-halifax-bank-of-scotland-flaw-spotted/ Would this be regime-approved online banking fraud? Or one of the more haphazard, amateur versions?

1-in-3 fraud victims is over 65. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/15/one-in-three-fraud-victims-is-65-or-over/

Michelle Mone’s lingerie firm publishes £388,000 losses on eve of admission into House of Lords as new business tsar. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/michelle-mones-lingerie-firm-publishes-388000-losses-on-eve-of-admission-into-house-of-lords-as-new-business-tsar/

School uniform prices raised by supplier contracts, says CMA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34537127

The speed of cloud adoption is accelerating. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/the-speed-of-cloud-adoption-is-accelerating/

Plug makes home appliances smart. http://www.springwise.com/smartplug-uses-bluetooth-control-home-appliances/

Scheme enables anyone to host an e-bike infrastructure. http://www.springwise.com/instant-e-bike-sharing/

Daily songs, curated by real people. http://www.springwise.com/daily-song-recommendations-real-people/

Interactive map shows credit scores by postcode. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-3273996/How-neighbours-manage-money-Interactive-map-reveals-average-credit-scores-postcode.html

Welcome to Fakebook. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3274749/Welcome-Fakebook-75-people-admit-making-lives-exciting-social-media.html

15.10.2015: Government closes Broadband Voucher SME scheme after it runs out of money. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/government-closes-broadband-voucher-sme-scheme-after-it-runs-out-of-money/ (Funds needed to murder Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, Palestinians and Somalis, instead.)

10,000 buy-to-let investors confess to £50m of unpaid tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11931468/10000-buy-to-let-investors-confess-to-50m-of-unpaid-tax.html

Scottish SMEs to vote in favour of UK staying in the EU. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/scottish-smes-to-vote-in-favour-of-uk-staying-in-the-eu/

David Cameron defends 'starter homes' that only the richest can afford. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-defends-starter-homes-that-only-the-richest-can-afford-a6693751.html

Scotland sees biggest rise in house sales in Britain. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/14/scotland-sees-biggest-rise-in-house-sales-in-britain/

Latte nation: Britain's cafes elbow out shops, pubs and payday lenders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11931103/Latte-nation-Britains-cafes-elbow-out-shops-pubs-and-payday-lenders.html

Police told to ignore 'lax' victims of cyber-crime. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3273392/Police-told-ignore-lax-victims-cyber-crime.html . . . as this would clash with 'lax' policing duties while filming.

Official release. Business population estimate for the UK and regions: 2015 statistical release. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/business-population-estimates-2015

Famous missed business opportunities. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/14/famous-missed-business-opportunities/

Pensions cash in piggy banks: one in 12 workers store money at home rather than trusting more conventional methods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3273319/Pensions-cash-piggy-banks-One-12-workers-store-money-home-trusting-conventional-methods.html Sounds like the good 'ole days! Which is why the regime and the banks are working on a cashless society, of course.

How to work less and earn more. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/worklifebalanceathome/fl/How-to-Work-Less-and-Earn-More.htm?utm_content=20151014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Wearable recognizes appliances and monitors their power consumption. http://www.springwise.com/wearable-recognizes-individual-appliances-power-consumption/

Mobile urban apartments let users move to new city via app. http://www.springwise.com/movable-urban-apartments-affordable-millennial-lifestyles/

On-demand handyman via text or Facebook Messenger. http://www.springwise.com/handyman-arranged-text/

14.10.2015: House prices rising fastest in England. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34514642

Pimlico Plumbers chief Charlie Mullins resigns from Business for Britain over EU exit campaign. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/11927989/Pimlico-Plumbers-chief-Charlie-Mullins-resigns-from-Business-for-Britain-over-EU-exit-campaign.html

Warning over new state pension top up scheme. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/13/warning-over-new-state-pension-top-up-scheme/

Official release: Impact assessment. Small Business Commissioner. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/small-business-commissioner

Pricing tricks that make you spend more. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/13/pricing-tricks-that-make-you-spend-more/

Cyber crime set to become Britan's most common crime. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11929929/Crime-set-to-soar-overnight-as-cyber-offences-included-in-official-total-for-first-time.html

CNET Community. What you need to know before buying your next laptop. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497

Convertible desk for office power naps. http://www.springwise.com/convertible-desk-office-power-naps/

Physical button can be programmed to request anything. http://www.springwise.com/room-service-internet-connected-button/

Students get free accommodation at Dutch care home. http://www.springwise.com/students-get-free-accommodation-dutch-care-home/

13.10.2015: New review to give consumers better financial advice. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/12/new-review-will-give-consumers-better-financial-advice/

'I didn’t think TTIP could get any scarier, but then I spoke to the EU official in charge of it.' http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/i-didn-t-think-ttip-could-get-any-scarier-but-then-i-spoke-to-the-eu-official-in-charge-of-it-a6690591.html

British shoppers remain loyal to local stores. A survey carried out by AXA Business Insurance has revealed that more than 60% of British shoppers have long-standing relationships with their local stores. Of those surveyed, 25% said that they knew their local retailers by name, and 18% considered the staff in high street shops to be ‘friends’. More than half of survey participants felt that by supporting their local retailers, they were supporting the local community as a whole. Hairdressers have the most loyal customers, with 55% of participants saying they are committed to their usual stylist. However, 88% of shoppers said that they are not as loyal to their local supermarket. Better value products would tempt 64% of shoppers elsewhere, and 25% admitted that they would switch if a different supermarket opened closer to their home. (EnterpriseQuest)

For further information, go to: http://www.axa.co.uk/newsroom/media-releases/2015/Brits-stay-loyal-to-local-stores/

Tax changes may force personal service companies to close. Up to 45,000 personal service companies (PSCs) may be forced out of business as a result of proposals by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to introduce legislation preventing contractors from claiming tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses. From April 2016, contractors working through employment agencies will no longer be able to claim tax relief on these expenses, as they will be deemed to be working under the supervision, direction or control (SDC) of the agency. Ambiguities in the definition of SDC have also led to concerns that all temporary contractors will potentially fall under the SDC rules. According to a members’ poll by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), around 20% of contractors fear that the new rules will damage their business, while 75% believe that accepting contracts outside their local area will not be viable if they cannot claim for travel expenses in future. (EnterpriseQuest)

Read more about the tax changes at: http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012245contractor_tax_relief_ban_sink_45000_pscs.html

The 10 worst areas in Britain for earning the living wage. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-10-worst-areas-of-britain-for-earning-the-living-wage-a6691341.html

Hundreds to take part in Global Entrepreneurship Week Start-Up event. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hundreds-to-take-part-in-global-entrepreneurship-week-start-up-event/

Beware bogus ISAs and bonds pushed by fraudsters. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/12/beware-bogus-isas-and-bonds-pushed-by-fraudsters/

A fiver a week could make your child a millionaire! http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/12/a-fiver-a-week-could-make-your-child-a-millionaire/

How to succeed in business as an introvert. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessmanagemen1/fl/5-Realistic-Tips-for-Succeeding-In-Business-as-an-Introvert.htm?utm_content=20151012&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

5 tips for better small business networking.

Mentoring scheme widens access to creative careers. http://www.springwise.com/mentoring-scheme-matches-promising-students-creative-professionals/

Roving Craigslist for truck drivers. http://www.springwise.com/roving-craigslist-truck-drivers/

Inbuilt monitor lets parents keep an eye on teen drivers. http://www.springwise.com/built-monitor-lets-parents-keep-eye-teen-drivers/

The death and life of the great British pub. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/13/the-death-and-life-of-a-great-british-pub

12.10.2015: Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax despite £35m staff bonuses. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/oct/11/facebook-paid-4327-corporation-tax-despite-35-million-staff-bonuses All I can say is that it's a good job that the vast majority (99%) of the UK's business community can be hounded by the regime's HMRC fags to Big Corp to make up the difference needed by the country's economy!

Police told to investigate garden bridge contract as campaigners claim companies were lined up before tenders were issued. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268311/Police-told-investigate-garden-bridge-contract-campaigners-claim-companies-lined-tenders-issued.html Could this be why London (aka 'Boris the American Buffoon') pulled its bid to host the next start of the Tour de France because it would rather spend the money on 'infrastructure', instead (of local, small business interests)?

Seven million Britons invited to top up state pension. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34489326 Designed to be particularly attractive to women and the self-employed. Look further? Or another regime money-grubbing scam designed to make up for tax evasion losses by their Big Corp luvvies?

Robert Peston: 'Parents - sell your homes to help children buy property'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11925545/Robert-Peston-Parents-sell-your-homes-to-help-children-buy-property.html A typical statement from a grotesquely overpaid hack who has contributed to the state of the country's housing market which makes it so difficult for the young to buy a property. I'm sure that at £400k p.a., though, Mr Peston's children, for whom he expresses so much concern, should have their own places by now. My £5-a-week, Second World War immigrant parents bought me my first property as a reward for passing my Eleven Plus, for example, and it all kicked off from there. It took another couple of years of evening and weekend work (after homework) to knock the place into shape (with Dad's help), mind you. Instead of playing with talking plastic shite, watching telly, taking selfies and getting pissed. And developing the attitude that people who work for what they want, shouldn't be forced to 'sell up' to help pay for an economy propped up by lying, thieving, murdering public school fags and quislings and their gutless, Israeli-American propaganda.

Meanwhile, as a supposed business journalist, what are Mr Peston's views on TTIP - the clandestine, anti-consumer, anti-small business trust being organised by American Big Corp and its European political fags, which drew an estimated 250,000-strong protest in Berlin alone yesterday? (And as not generally reported by Ingerlandt's craven Israeli-American media which Mr Peston works for?)

Cardiff farmers' market organisers 'upset' at Rugby World Cup closure. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34488791

Brexit: what would it mean for your EU holiday home? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11903509/Brexit-what-would-it-mean-for-your-EU-holiday-home.html

Scam mail victims lose more than £1,000 each. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34489206

5 Powerful Video Marketing Trends in Online Marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/gettingtrafficmarketing/fl/5-Powerful-Video-Marketing-Trends-in-Online-Marketing.htm?utm_content=20151011&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness

Optimising your call to action in marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/onlinebusiness101/fl/Optimizing-Your-Call-to-Action-in-Marketing.htm?utm_content=20151011&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness

Why the event planning business never declines. http://eventplanning.about.com/od/Event-Planning-Business/fl/Why-The-Event-Planning-Business-Never-Declines.htm?utm_content=20151008&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

How to start a self-catering business. http://restaurants.about.com/od/catering/ht/How-To-Start-A-Catering-Business.htm?utm_content=20151008&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

11.10.2015: Amazon launches handicraft store. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34485684

13 annoying email mistakes even smart people make. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/13-annoying-email-mistakes-even-smart-people-make/ 'Smart' people? What's with the excuse for idle, impolite morons?

Top 10 tips to improve your digital marketing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/10-top-tips-to-improve-your-digital-marketing/

5 things to remember about your small business’s motor expenses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/5-things-to-remember-about-your-small-businesss-motor-expenses/

Limited access to funds shouldn't hinder entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/limited-access-to-business-funds-shouldnt-hinder-entrepreneurs/ Perhaps this fact should be pointed out to the regime and its start-up loan scheme?

How to make £50,000 from doing the things you love. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11921712/How-to-make-50000-from-doing-the-things-you-love.html

101 small business ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/a/small-business-ideas.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

What type of business should you start? http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/businesstype.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

Top 5 small business trends of the decade. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/management/a/businesstrendsdecade.htm?utm_content=20151010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=

Communication app for teens is inaudible to adults. http://www.springwise.com/communication-app-teens-inaudible-adults/

Blogcasting makes interesting conversations easy to publish. http://www.springwise.com/blogcasting-makes-interesting-conversations-easy-publish/

Device sanitizes shopping cart handles in between uses. http://www.springwise.com/device-sanitizes-shopping-cart-handles-uses/

Porous concrete helps prevent flooding. http://www.springwise.com/porous-concrete-helps-prevent-flooding/

E-piggy bank gives kids tangible rewards with virtual currency. http://www.springwise.com/e-piggy-bank-gives-kids-tangible-rewards-virtual-currency/

Members card helps tap millennials market. http://www.springwise.com/members-card-helps-tap-millennials-market/

Holiday subscription service plans surprise trips. http://www.springwise.com/spontaneous-holiday-subscription-service-plans-surprise-trips/

10.10.2015: Tory donors, business leaders and senior politicians back campaign for Britain to leave EU. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/11920590/Tory-donors-business-leaders-and-senior-politicians-back-campaign-to-leave-EU.html No-one who knows what they're talking about and with the country's best interests at heart, in other words. And 'business leaders'? Just what section of the 99% majority of the country's business community do any of these tossers speak for?

UK construction takes an unexpected tumble as repair jobs dry up in a wet August. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11921388/UK-construction-takes-an-unexpected-tumble-as-repair-jobs-dry-up-in-a-wet-August.html In other words, reports just a week ago that the construction industry was enjoying a boom - were just more lying regime propaganda? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11906314/Jobs-boom-in-construction-as-housebuilding-drives-growth.html )

Blackout risk rises as UK energy crisis deepens. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11923465/Blackout-risk-rises-as-UK-energy-crisis-deepens.html Fuel for bombers, fighters and tanks enagaged in murderous invasions being much more important than fuel for the national wellbeing.

Revealed: England's top buy-to-let hotspots. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11918909/Essex-and-Hertfordshire-named-top-buy-to-let-hotspots.html The trick is to identify 'hotspots' before they become 'hotspots'.

Couple launch £33MILLION legal battle against Royal Bank of Scotland after claiming bad advice wrecked their booming property business. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3266401/Couple-launch-33MILLION-legal-battle-against-Royal-Bank-Scotland-claiming-bad-advice-wrecked-booming-property-business.html

La bonne vie... for FREE! British couple quit their jobs and spend three years house-sitting around France while wealthy homeowners are on holiday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3266562/British-couple-live-life-luxury-France-FREE-quitting-jobs-spend-three-years-house-sitting-wealthy-homeowners.html Sounds a bit like the average British teenager to me. Wealthy parents or not.

Airbnb owners in Morocco face fines if guests are unmarried. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/morocco/11919602/Airbnb-owners-in-Morocco-face-fines-if-guests-are-unmarried.html

London airport wi-fi much slower than on the tube. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/london/11922115/Airport-Wi-Fi-in-London-much-slower-than-on-the-Tube.html London's got 'wi-fi', has it?

Hardline mayor of Calais calls for ten-year prison sentences for anyone caught breaking into the Channel Tunnel after repeated mass invasions by migrants heading for Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3266255/Hardline-mayor-Calais-calls-ten-year-prison-sentences-caught-breaking-Channel-Tunnel-repeated-mass-invasions-migrants-heading-Britain.html And what sentences would the mayor of Calais propose for French terrorist trade union thugs on her patch who have been making repeated attacks on 'the national infrastructure' for years? Much less the 'infrastructure' and economies of hundreds of thousands of small European business affected by her 'collabo' cowardice and hypocrisy.

Hounding the old out of their homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/11920395/Letters-Its-wrong-of-the-Government-to-hound-old-people-from-their-homes.html Well - look on the bright side. If they lived in the Middle East or Africa, they could be murdered in their homes by this government (and its terrorist mates), instead. Not such good news for all those 'silverpreneur', 'home-based' entrepreneur statistics which were used in the regime's re-election propaganda a few months ago, though. What enterpreneurial trend or phenomenon are the regime's webbie tea-boys (and girls) going to come up with next?

EU ministers agree to build camps in Africa to send illegal immigrants. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265262/EU-ministers-agree-build-camps-Africa-send-illegal-immigrants-Theresa-orders-game-deportations.html Sounds like plenty of work coming up for the regime's favourite building companies (donors). Good game, though. Send all the 'illegal immigrants' back to where they came from to begin with. Before the Coalition of Evil destroyed their homes, their economies, their countries. And, with the regime's plans to extend their terrorist activities into Somalia now that Vlad The Bad has muscled in on their Syrian job creation schemes, it looks as the gravy train will continue to roll for a while yet. All paid for by the taxpayer and the small business community, of course.

We're paying bills and shopping around on the toilet. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/09/were-paying-bills-and-shopping-around-on-the-toilet/ Something to do with consumer creditworthiness these days?

A tale of entrepreneurial success gone wrong. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267017/Buy-let-baron-dream-ripped-perfect-family-apart-shotgun-suicide-parable-tycoon-read.html

Another British cowboy builder story: Bullying builder has left me scared to go out after his bill rocketed from £3,000 to £21,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267131/Bullying-builder-left-scared-bill-rocketed-3-000-21-000.html

How trendy eco-tourism can be BAD for wildlife because it makes animals too comfortable with humans. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267190/How-trendy-eco-tourism-BAD-wildlife-makes-animals-comfortable-humans.html

09.10.2015: New starter homes unaffordable, says Shelter. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/08/new-starter-homes-unaffordable-for-ordinary-families-says-she/ Seems like a good time for some clueless hack to commend home businesses as a 'lo-cost' business start-up.

Argos same-day delivery a first for UK high street. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/argos-becomes-first-uk-high-street-retailer-to-offer-same-day-delivery-a6683931.html

The real cost of having your identity stolen. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/08/the-real-cost-of-having-your-identity-stolen/

Official release: Consultation outcome. Small Business Commissioner role. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/small-business-commissioner-role

Is Google rotting your BRAIN? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3263670/Is-Google-rotting-BRAIN-adults-search-answers-without-trying-remember-25-immediately-forget-ve-out.html Eh?

iPhone 'nested folders' glitch lets users hide useless apps. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphone-nested-folders-glitch-lets-users-hide-useless-apps-a6685106.html Or, you could simply 'hide' the useless iPhone under the wheels of a passing lorry?

How to get hold of an iPhone 6s without breaking the bank. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-3262093/What-cheapest-way-buying-iPhone-6s.html Retrieve one from under the wheels of a passing lorry?

My 'sharing economy' business helped me to buy my own flat. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11906443/My-sharing-economy-business-helped-me-to-buy-my-own-flat.html

Paris police say crime against tourists is down 17% as officers arrest 4,000 thieves at Eiffel Tower, Louvre and other landmarks. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3264518/Paris-police-say-crime-against-tourists-falls-17-cent.html Paris 'landmarks' at the same time, have reported a 17% drop in profits.

08.10.2015: City watchdog launches probe into 'mortgage prisoners' who can't move home because lenders prevent them from switching or remortgaging. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3264270/City-watchdog-launches-probe-mortgage-prisoners-t-home-lenders-prevent-switching-remortgaging.html

From medieval craftsmanship to cutting-edge technology – the sensational winners of the first ever Rural Business Awards. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/from-medieval-craftsmanship-to-cutting-edge-technology-the-sensational-winners-of-the-first-ever-rural-business-awards/

TransferWise co-founders named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year UK 2015 winners. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/transferwise-co-founders-named-ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-uk-2015-winners/

Millions of shoppers hit by rip-off fees when they buy items from abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11914724/Millions-of-shoppers-hit-by-rip-off-fees-when-they-buy-items-from-abroad.html

Excessive internet use could be raising your blood pressure, US study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/excessive-internet-use-could-be-raising-your-blood-pressure-us-study-finds-a6685161.html

HSBC and RBS face trial by Twitter as online banking technology fails them. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/trial-by-twitter-for-big-banks-as-technology-fails-them-a6684001.html A somewhat fanciful notion that Twitter has any meaningful impact on a bunch of crooks subsidised by the taxpayer with the help of a regime of fagging war criminals.

Sky hikes the cost of line rental and increases voicemail charge by 500%. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/sky-hikes-the-cost-of-line-rental-and-increases-voicemail-charge-by-500-a6683941.html It's an expensive business exposing all of those crooked, cheating, doped-up sports the rest of the media, sponsors and governing bodies have been protecting - when you're trying to manage the reputation of your own team of professional cyclists. The 'collateral' losses need to be made up somehow.

Do YOU trust Apple more than the government? Poll reveals people would rather give their data to a brand than politicians. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3263011/Do-trust-Apple-government-Poll-reveals-people-data-brand-politicians.html

Scamwatch: wine investment fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/07/scamwatch-wine-investment-fraud/

French bakers fined for working too much and vent fury at 'criminal record for baking bread'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11917098/French-bakers-fined-for-working-too-much-and-vent-fury-at-criminal-record-for-baking-bread.html They should have formed their own 'syndicat' and stoned the public, intimidated passers-by, lit hundreds of carcinogenic fires, contributed significantly to individual and the country's national debt, terrrorised and dropped bombs on childrens' homes and hospitals - and they would have received full media and official backing and acclaim, instead.

6 reasons your business must accept credit. http://bizfinance.about.com/od/startyourownbusiness/fl/Approved-and-Guaranteed-Benefits-of-Accepting-Credit-Cards-for-Payment.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

5 Online Payment Services to Help Small Business Owners Get Paid. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/ecommerce/tp/onlinepymt.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

4 Affordable Mobile Processing Solutions: Take Credit Cards Anywhere. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/Home_Business_Toolbox/tp/4-Affordable-Mobile-Processing-Solutions.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

07.10.2015: RETAIL SALES GROW FASTER THAN EXPECTED – CBI. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19825

Tesco slashes payments terms to 14 days for small firms. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/tsco/11915016/Tesco-slashes-payments-terms-to-14-days-for-smalll-firms.html

David Cameron says home ownership boost will drive Britain’s 'turnaround' decade. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-says-home-ownership-boost-will-drive-britain-s-turnaround-decade-a6683776.html British 'home ownership' that had already been achieved by the Thatcher government - 30 years ago? And everything seemed to be all right - until the latest Tory regime of Big Corp fags and war criminals came along?

Cash for complaints: no thanks – we’re British. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19834

Britain's best fish 'n chip shops. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/Best-fish-and-chip-restaurants-2015/

The Great British Bake Off effect! Engineer enjoys business boom after wannabe bakers rush to restore vintage food mixers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3261782/The-Great-British-Bake-effect-Engineer-enjoys-business-boom-wannabe-bakers-rush-restore-vintage-food-mixers.html

16 to 24-year-olds spend more on food than any other age group, says research. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/16-to-24-year-olds-spend-more-on-food-than-any-other-age-group-says-research-a6678596.html And this is the 'jobless' generation without two pennies to rub together, is it? Even when I was doing a bit of hod-carrying and rolling in it at their age, the idea of going out to eat was almost alien and a home-based diet of jacket potatoes with baked beans three times a week, was almost obligatory. Mind you, the home budget wasn't being blown on talking plastic shite, crap telecomms connections, a car and getting bladdered every day, either. No wonder the regime needs to give them a taxpayer-funded bung to help them start up with their own barrer!

Everyone loves this American tourist’s random observations about England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11914645/Everyone-loves-this-American-tourists-random-observations-about-England.html

London cyclists 'the most active in the world'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/11906240/London-cyclists-the-most-active-in-the-world.html With the exception of a few notable success stories, this is a boat which has been almost completely missed by the UK's business world.

Waterstones to stop seling Kindle as book sales surge. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/06/waterstones-stop-selling-kindle-book-sales-surge And another trend which has gone largely un-noticed.

Put warning labels on smartphones to prevent digital addiction, say researchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11914851/Put-warning-labels-on-smartphones-to-prevent-digital-addiction-say-researchers.html

Top Ten Innovation Report for October. http://www.springwise.com/top-ten-innovation-report-for-october/

Is 3D printed jewellery the future? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/85712/shaping-the-future-3d-printed-jewellery.html

Crowdfunding adventures in the great outdoors. http://www.springwise.com/crowdfunding-adventures-great-outdoors/

3D printing marketplace only sells high quality, curated items. http://www.springwise.com/curated-marketplace-lets-customers-3d-print-products-home/

Fashion label shows sustainability infographics on packaging. http://www.springwise.com/fashion-label-shows-sustainability-infographics/

Grandfather builds incredible three-storey treehouse in his garden. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/tools-and-accessories/grandfather-builds-incredible-treehouse-in-back-garden/ This could be the answer to the UK's supposed housing supply and home office crisis. If enough East European carpenters can be persuaded to come over to do the work.

06.10.2015: Councils keep £26bn business rates in 'devolution revolution'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/05/councils-keep-26bn-business-rates-in-devolution-revolution/

Increases to National Minimum Wage. Changes to National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates came into effect on 1st October 2015. The NMW rate for workers aged 21 or over increased from £6.50 to £6.70; for 18 to 20-year-olds, it increased from £5.13 to £5.30; and for those aged 16 and 17, it increased from £3.79 to £3.87. The NMW rate for apprentices rose by 20%, from £2.73 to £3.30, which is the largest ever increase and exceeds the 3% rise proposed by the Low Pay Commission.

Read more about the changes at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-introduces-largest-ever-increase-to-apprentices-wages

The new rates are detailed at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Financial support for UK dairy farmers. The European Commission has allocated £26.2 million of financial support to help the UK's 'hard-pressed' dairy industry. England's share (£15.5 million) will be in the form of one-off payments to dairy farmers through the Rural Payments Agency, which will average £1,820 per farmer and be available in December 2015. Agencies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have discretion as to how to distribute their respective £3.2 million, £2.3 million and £5.1 million share of the funding.

Read more about the support at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eu-farming-support-package-allocations-announced

The 10 most common customer service fails by mobile phone operators. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-10-most-common-customer-service-fails-by-mobile-phone-operators-a6680391.html

London hotel adds free vinyl to room service menu. http://www.springwise.com/central-london-hotel-adds-free-vinyl-room-service-menu/

An entirely crowdsourced business venture. http://www.springwise.com/crowdsourced-members-decide-new-product/

Smart water meter tracks individual appliances to curb wastage. http://www.springwise.com/smart-water-meter-tracks-individual-appliances-curb-wastage/

App helps estate agents retain their happy clients. http://www.springwise.com/app-helps-estate-agents-retain-happy-clients/

A guide for starting an office.

A checklist for your home office.

05.10.2015: Half of Britain’s 4.5 million self-employed are in low paid jobs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/half-of-britains-4-5-million-self-employed-are-in-low-paid-jobs/ Only what we've been saying for the past FIVE years - so better late than never! Even though 'half' is still being optimistic. And there aren't 4.5 million 'real' self-employed in Britain, either. Maybe 3.5 million? But - as far as getting re-elected is concerned, then job done, job done as the regime's propaganda and webbie tea-boys (and girls) look the other way.

Not so ‘alternative’ as SMEs get $5bn loans from ‘non-banks’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/not-so-alternative-as-smes-get-5bn-loans-from-non-banks/

The way we buy cars today - the rise of personal contracts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34383082 Nothing to do with exhaust emission levels, then? There's a surprise.

'Paying by smart watch? That'll do nicely'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34316249

Cornish pasties “made in America” will NOT be coming to Europe. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm

Scams and loneliness. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34383854

Is it still worth double paying for German engineering. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34290597 (. . . assembled by immigrant labour.)

04.10.2015: Our high street is a fragile but still functioning ecosystem - mainly because of the lack of predators. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/our-high-street-is-a-fragile-but-still-functioning-ecosystem-mainly-because-of-the-lack-of-predators-a6675901.html

Don't be led astray by 0% credit cards. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/dont-be-led-astray-by-0-credit-cards-a6677971.html

The Old Spike Roastery: The London coffee roasting company providing housing and an income to the homeless. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-old-spike-roastery-the-london-coffee-roasting-company-providing-housing-and-an-income-to-the-a6678341.html

16 part-time businesses you can start today. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/fl/The-Best-Part-Time-Businesses.htm?utm_content=20151003&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation

Halloween - a really sweet business opportunity. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessopportunities/a/halloweenopps.htm?utm_content=20151003&utm_medium=

03.10.2015: Jobs boom in construction as housebuilding drives growth. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11906314/Jobs-boom-in-construction-as-housebuilding-drives-growth.html So the construction industry has resolved its skills shortages overnight, has it?

The granny flat boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258327/The-granny-flat-boom-Number-families-building-annexe-relatives-spurred-lucrative-tax-breaks-homeowners.html

Forgotten to make a PPI claim? You may only have until spring 2018. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11906071/Forgotten-to-make-a-PPI-claim-You-may-only-have-until-spring-2018.html

Which? calls for 'complete overhaul' of bank accounts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34416667 I'm sure that with a regime of fags hand-picked by the banks, this call will really have some effect. Not.

Consumers warned after increase in card identity theft. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/02/consumers-warned-after-increase-in-card-identity-theft/

London beggars commuting to 'generous' north. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11908452/Beggars-commuting-to-the-generous-north.html Now there's enterprising for you! Regime 'guru' appointments and knighthoods coming up!

Lord Sugar says there's no such thing as real poverty in 21st century Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/society/11909246/Lord-Sugar-says-theres-no-such-thing-as-real-poverty-in-21st-century-Britain.html I actually know a significant number of 'self-employed' and 'entrepreneur' types who don't have these gadgets and struggle to feed their families properly every week. Perhaps media Gobbo-entrepreneurs should get out more?

Channel Tunnel closed and services disrupted again. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11909137/Eurotunnel-services-suspended-as-migrants-storm-tunnel.html A 'massive and co-ordinated invasion by a very large group' apparently. Just like The Coalition of Evil entering Iraq, then? Or Afghanistan; or Libya; or Syria; or the Ukraine, etc; etc.

Consequently, it comes as no surprise that the French are alleging 'far-left' and 'anarchist' Brits are behind the mayhem. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258421/Eurotunnel-services-suspended-migrants-storm-Channel-Tunnel.html) 'Zat is clearly taking work from our syndicats' (French mafia criminals and thugs. Ed), claimed an official spokesperson for the socio-fascist regime. 'Our collegues, freres et compatriots sont very much en colere.' Adding, 'We will be organizing a manif for demain to decider on which jours to have our next greve to fermer the Toonell encore,' he concluded.

Perhaps we should invite Vlad The Bad to spare a few men from the Ukraine and Syria to bring a bit of order to cross-Channel transport, as well? (Although how he's got any money left for international diplomacy after all those crippling sanctions imposed on Russia by the West's regimes, defies the imagination.)

'A call from the Technical Department of Microsoft'. http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/a-call-from-the-technical-department-of-microsoft/?tag=nl.e497&s_cid=e497&ttag=e497&ftag=CAD5920658

Uber clampdown could add to London's travel costs and traffic. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/uber/11904915/Uber-clampdown-could-add-to-Londons-travel-costs-and-traffic.html

We need to know what’s involved in the business of dog walking. http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2015/oct/03/dog-walking-career-pay-prospects-job I was stunned by the quality and the input this question produced. No wonder Britain is the best place in the world to start a business. If you're a dog.

6 signs that it's time to quit your day job.

Top Ten ways of growing your business.

How to find and sell to your target market.

Creating a sales and marketing strategy.

Is your business technology current?

The most valuable start-ups in the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/picture-galleries/11904378/These-are-the-most-valuable-start-ups-in-the-world.html

Top 10 business ideas from Fashion & Beauty over the last 12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-10-business-ideas-from-fashion-beauty-over-the-last-12-months/

'Downsize to raise cash? It would COST us £90,000'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/11902522/Downsize-to-raise-money-It-would-COST-us-90000.html

Luxury farm stays. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/luxury-farm-stays-from-medieval-farmsteads-to-beatrix-potters-farm-a6676576.html

Free, open, crowdsourced city-wide IoT network. http://www.springwise.com/free-open-source-internet-everyone/

Smart wind turbines for family homes learn wind patterns. http://www.springwise.com/smart-wind-turbines-family-homes-look-good/

Grocery app notifies forgotten items and suggests cheapest stores. http://www.springwise.com/app-notifies-forgotten-groceries-instore/ For all the cost-saving apps doing the rounds these days, why is it that never before has the world been in so much debt?

App for cyclists automatically complains about potholes. http://www.springwise.com/app-automatically-complains-potholes/ As a car driver and a cyclist of err, ages and ages, the most critical app which is needed for many modern cyclists - especially in London - is one which teaches good manners, respect for the law and other road (and pavement) users and common sense. Then, they could bring out a similar app for vehicle drivers to follow their lead. Of course, I blame the internet, myself. And Lance Armstrong.

Smart spoon remembers which flavors consumers enjoyed most. http://www.springwise.com/smart-spoon-remembers-flavors-consumers-enjoyed/

LED paint is cheaper and more energy efficient. http://www.springwise.com/paintable-led-technology-cheaper-eco-friendly-alternative/ Even cheaper and more efficient is 'French' paint: which never gets applied at all.

Dutch pop-up restaurant only serves home cooked meals. http://www.springwise.com/dutch-pop-restaurant-serves-home-cooked-meals/ I guess that in The Dark Age of the internet, this would count as something 'new'.

Parental leave management helps pregnant businesswomen. http://www.springwise.com/parental-leave-management-breaking-taboo-pregnancy-business/ A granny, in other words? (What would the world be like without IT and the internet?)

02.10.2015: "Missing" workforce ramps up pressure on labour markets. http://enforbusiness.com/news/missing-workforce-ramps-pressure-labour-markets-201511297 Does that mean that millions of dumbwalking arsebookers, twatterers and selfie-takers don't comprise a 'skilled' or 'talented' workforce? Well, I never.

Britain's 21 best high streets named ahead of public vote. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/01/britains-21-best-high-streets-named-ahead-of-public-vote/

EU probes TV makers over energy efficiency test scores. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34412501 It's all Lance Armstrong's fault, as we all know. Long before the internet came along, no-one trusted any manufacturer's claims, everyone knew who was and wasn't cheating and none of this would have been news. Mind you, there weren't hundreds of thousands of bent scrotes duping the public by pretending to be journalists in those days, either.

Official release. Research and analysis. Enterprise pilots in prisons: evaluation. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enterprise-pilots-in-prisons-evaluation Britain's war criminal politicians hedging their bets, are they?

(Official) Speech. British business successes. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/british-business-successes (Regime propaganda statement, in other words.)

Britain nearly slips out of top 10 in worldwide competitiveness rankings. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/britain-nearly-slips-out-of-top-10-in-worldwide-competitiveness-rankings/ (As not reported by British propaganda or referred to in regime speeches.)

Lack of skilled workers affecting 1 in 4 businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/lack-of-skilled-workers-effecting-one-in-four-businesses/ Once again - as not referred to in regime propaganda.

Britain’s dejected seaside towns need entrepreneurs to reinvigorate them. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/britains-dejected-seaside-towns-need-entrepreneurs-to-reinvigorate-them/ That's because they need fewer entrepreneurs and more businessfolk. (Also as not referred to in official speeches or regime propaganda.)

Not just a ‘rural’ issue as London business also held back by slow broadband. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/not-just-a-rural-issue-as-london-business-also-held-back-by-slow-broadband/ Much as this has been common knowledge for donkeys' years, it has almost never been reported. I wonder why that would be?

Experian hack exposes 15 million people's personal information. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/01/experian-hack-t-mobile-credit-checks-personal-information How come crooks and hackers don't seem to experience the same problems with crap internet connections as do the public and the small business community? And why are governments around the world allowing internet scammers to make false claims for their connectivity speeds and reliability?

One billion Android smartphones can be hacked with just a song. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11905382/One-billion-Android-smartphones-can-be-hacked-with-just-a-song.html And no-one is asking how the public has been lured into buying this crap? Unlike fake emission tests for cars?

01.10.2015: Right to 30-day refund becomes law. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34403005

Bank account complaints jump by a third. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34401777 I guess at some stage the public will have to accept that modern banking is just a political and economic pig in a poke. Or should that be a poke in a pig?

45,000 freelancers may be driven out of business by restrictions on tax relief for work travel. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/45000-freelancers-may-be-driven-out-of-business-by-restrictions-on-tax-relief-for-work-travel/

Pension system discourages saving. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34393770 That's why the regime and its cronies have been promoting 'entrepreneurship'. So you don't make enough money to have to worry about saving for a pension.

Official release: 'End in sight for roaming rip off', says UK minister. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/end-in-sight-for-roaming-rip-off-says-uk-minister Which 'end in sight' would it be this time?

Brussels to take the axe to red tape in boost for small businesses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11901799/Brussels-to-take-the-axe-to-red-tape-in-boost-for-small-businesses.html Which just leaves the conundrum of how red-tape fanatics, the UK, are going to deal with theirs?

New buy-to-let deal escapes George Osborne's landlord tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11901157/New-buy-to-let-deal-escapes-George-Osbornes-landlord-tax.html

Scamwatch: online chat rooms. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/scamwatch-online-chat-rooms/

Couple lose almost everything after Facebook removal van scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11901286/Couple-lose-almost-everything-after-Facebook-removal-van-scam.html

Amazon will pay you to deliver packages. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/amazon-will-pay-you-to-deliver-packages/ That will be another 250,000 self-employed 'entrepreneurs' to add to the regime's employment statistics.

Twitter to extend 140 character limit? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/11900012/Twitter-to-get-rid-of-140-character-limit.html The only problem is finding Twitter users with more than a 140 character vocabulary.

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

Len Tondel



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