down to see full list; previous
month's (August 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st September
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,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
Increase in number of micro-firms reported.
The number of UK micro-firms (those with between
0 and 9 employees) has risen by 43% (1.4 million)
since 2000, according to the 'Growing Pains'
report published by RSA Insurance Group, (formerly
Royal and Sun Alliance). The number of firms
in the 'zero employment' category, which have
no employees other than the business founder,
has grown most quickly, rising by over 21% since
the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008.
The proportion of firms classified as high-growth
(those achieving 20% annual growth in employment
for three consecutive years) has fallen by over
20% since 2005. Around a third of small business
owners surveyed said that it is becoming harder,
not easier, to grow a business. The highest
proportion of business owners who described
their firm as 'ambitious' were located in Wales,
while Scotland had the lowest proportion of
ambitious firms. (EnterpriseQuest)
this is where all those 'self-employed' and
'home businesses' have been hiding, eh? Doing
micro-businessing instead of entrepreneurissing.
Does this signal another ill-informed propaganda
release from the Prime Minister, one has to
John Redwood warns businesses not to stand in
way of EU exit. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/john-redwood-warns-businesses-stand-way-eu-exit
Thus confirming what British businesses have
already known for a number of years: that the
Conservative Party is no longer the party of
British business. (American business is OK,
though. And 'Friends of Israel' business.)
to help advertisers track users across the web.
unlikely destinations tipped for a tourist boom.
to network your way to the top. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11128626/How-to-network-your-way-to-the-top.-Britains-most-connected-woman-reveals-her-secrets.html
UK consumers face 'lost decade' as spending
cuts bite. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29406079#
Hey ho! Goods news for the self-employed
and all the small businesses again! Not that
there will be any spending cuts on squadrons
of fighter planes and bombers 'looking' for
fictitious, mediatised targets somewhere in
Iraq and perhaps, Syria. Rather than flipping
billions of quick bucks on bombing helpless
civilians and above all, children, as they usually
pays just £620,000 of UK tax on sales
of £1.3 billion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2772461/Revealed-Online-auction-giant-eBay-pays-just-620-000-UK-tax-1-3billion-sales.html
dreams come true. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/27/potato-salad-kickstarter-ohio-fundraising-potatostock-party
to clean up on property. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2772533/What-tidy-profit-House-sold-state-squalor-goes-market-just-six-months-makeover-later-10-000-more.html
pyramid schemes. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/29/scamwatch-pyramid-schemes/
PM tries to woo voters with discount starter
Community: Only 9 iPhone 6 complaints? Really?
things dogs can teach us about business.
guide to writing a marketing plan. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketplansample/ss/small-business-marketing-plan.htm?nl=1
money with Kindle Direct Publishing: getting
of hope for expats in Spain living in the dark.
National Minimum Wage increases on 1st October.
The NMW rate for those aged 21 or over will
increase from £6.31 to £6.50; for
18 to 20-year-olds, it will increase from £5.03
to £5.13; and for those aged 17 or under,
it will increase from £3.72 to £3.79.
The NMW for apprentices aged 18 or under, or
those aged 19 and over in the first year of
their apprenticeship, will increase from £2.68
cleared for use during flights. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29381193#
EU moves to block buy-to-let mortgages.
time for the Tories to demonstrate that they
support British business'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11122415/Its-time-for-the-Tories-to-demonstrate-that-they-support-British-business.html
But they do support business: 'Friends of
Israel' and USA business - especially the business
of making a lot of money from the murder of
quick ways to boost your bottom line. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/creditloans/a/boost-your-bottom-line.htm?nl=1
markets by train. http://news.uk.voyages-sncf.com/public/read_message.jsp;jsessionid=0;apw68?sigreq=92215264
least-visited attractions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/11119470/Englands-least-visited-attractions.html
10 buy-to let postcodes to avoid. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11113813/Buy-to-let-the-10-postcodes-with-the-lowest-yields.html
nurseries threatened with closure. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770306/Shape-ll-close-4-000-nurseries-told-One-six-affected-concerns-including-poor-standards-unsafe-buildings-gaps-aid-training.html
in the sky trap Argentine tax cheats. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769958/Argentine-Government-uses-drone-discover-200-mansions-100-swimming-pools-not-declared-owners.html
The UK doesn't need drones to identify tax
cheats. We all know who they are - starting
with media proprietors and political party donors.
who defrauded clients out of £2.3million
in pyramid scheme and spent the cash on porn
is jailed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770008/Accountant-defrauded-clients-2-3million-pyramid-scheme-spent-cash-porn-jailed.html#ixzz3EO7Y1h5j
It sounds as if a promising political career
make ten times more money stealing medical records
than credit card details. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769109/Forget-credit-card-details-hackers-make-money-stealing-medical-records.html
'We've let down small firms on bank loans',
admits Vince Cable. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2768803/We-ve-let-small-firms-bank-loans-admits-Vince-Cable-Business-Secretary-launchs-astonishing-attack-one-George-Osborne-s-flagship-policies.html
So will the Government be demanding billions
of pounds of refunds from the banks? After all
the taxpayer bail-outs these criminal, financial,
commercial and ethical lepers have received
service competition enquiry launched by MPs.
I thought MPs had one of those before agreeing
to fleece the taxpayer again with the Post
Office's privatisation scam?
insurance to become cheaper. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2014/09/24/car-insurance-will-become-cheaper-but-there-are-still-problems-with-the-cost-of-cover/
over new software bug. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/25/bug-bash-software-could-be-bigger-threat-heartbleed
things to know about your credit score.
ways to improve your small business cash flow.
5 most common mistakes of business networking.
As not in fake, online networking.
to boost your professional reputation. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/26478/boost-professional-reputation/
wine has met its Waterloo. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2768692/As-English-wine-gets-better-better-JILLY-GOOLDEN-s-taste-test-proves-French-wine-s-met-Waterloo.html
French wine has been under pressure for decades
but it's always good to see innovative, high
quality British products making a name for themselves.
Now all we need is for the media and British
political classes to come up to speed.
desserts like Angel Delight are to blame for
the decline of the English apple, claims Environment
Wasn't it the 1960s that Angel Delight first
appeared? Whereas the demise of decent apples
all around the world, not just Britain, is largely
down to political party donors like large supermarket
chains who are far more interested in price,
than quality. Still, we musn't be too demanding
of our politicians or the next step will be
psychological profiling and all of a sudden,
we won't have any politicians at all!
buy wild-caught salmon, British shoppers urged.
So British shoppers can tell the difference
between wild-caught and farmed salmon now, can
they? Well, there's novel for you.
success from home and hospital. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2767858/I-don-t-know-I-doing-today-I-hadn-t-gone-I-did-Throat-cancer-patient-sketched-high-heels-hospital-sick-bed-founded-successful-wedding-shoe-company.html
builds dream home from shipping containers.
Appetite for loans picks up again, say major
lending expained. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/23/peer-to-peer-lending-explained/
operators in talks for rural coverage compromise.
credit card surcharge loophole. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11087341/Does-PayPal-offer-a-loophole-to-avoid-credit-card-surcharges.html
sends out 2000 demands to businesses which don't
owe a penny, after another computer failure.
four ages of home ownership. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/11113415/The-four-ages-of-home-ownership.html
are buy-to-let mortgages? http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/23/what-are-buy-to-let-mortgages/
10 best postcodes for buy-to-let. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11113718/Britains-highest-yields-the-best-10-postcodes-for-buy-to-let.html
number of British female farmers doubles in
five years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2765406/Women-hands-dirty-British-female-farmers-doubled-five-years-13-000-2008-23-000-One-UK-s-biggest-farmers-29-year-old-Sophie-Hope-explains-why.html
gets its own web domain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11115314/Scotland-gets-its-own-web-domain.html
Well, it's all been worth it then!
New consumer rights come into force. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/misleading-and-aggressive-selling-new-rights-for-consumers
Consumers in the UK will be able to take traders
who use misleading or aggressive commercial
practices to court, following the introduction
of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations
2014. The new Regulations, which will come into
force on 1st October 2014, amend the Consumer
Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Under the amendment, consumers will have the
'right to unwind' a contract, allowing them
to undo transactions they have entered into
with a trader within 90 days of receipt of goods
or services, as long as the goods can be returned
or services ended. If goods cannot be returned
or the services have ended, the right to a discount
will apply. In the event that consumers suffer
a loss exceeding the cost of the goods or services,
then the right to damages may also be exercised
if there is sufficient proof. (EnterpriseQuest)
under pressure as hacks continue. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29310042#
over gold bullion offers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29313210#
to start a side business. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140919-fun-or-folly-working-on-the-side
guide to social media for small businesses.
hutch Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2765826/Rabbit-hutch-Britain-Draconian-building-rules-mean-homes-smallest-Western-Europe-half-size-Ireland.html
Could be one of the reasons why the numbers
of people running a business from home has slumped
from '8 million' to just 2.9 million in under
cheaper to buy in France as rates tumble.
Just £30,000? Comparing like-with-like,
it's a lot more than that. But the rest of Europe
shouldn't be forgotten, either.
Scots announce business boycott list over rigged
independence vote. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/21/scottish-independence-the-45_n_5857906.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D294718
Streets recovering at fastest rate for eight
businesses should put UK workers first, urges
leader of British separatist Kippah Party.
Especially those firms which correspond to
Mr Farage's 'JudeoChristian' values and which
are noted for their shekel worship above any
patriotic or ethical considerations.
million lose sleep over money worries. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/22/7-4m-lose-sleep-over-money-worries/
of those are 'home-based
According to some sources, that is.
firm goes against the flow to offer flooding
class only. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2763402/Business-class-ONLY-Michelin-starred-menus-massage-chairs-luxury-cosmetics-new-boutique-airline.html
Buy-to-let borrowing gets cheaper. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11109381/Buy-to-let-borrowing-gets-cheaper-as-lenders-cut-mortgage-rates.html
and inheritance: new intestacy rules from 1
must prepare itself for the worst droughts of
modern times. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-britain-must-be-ready-for-worst-droughts-in-modern-times-9746455.html
farmers torch tax offices and dump vegetables.
Well, the most unpopular president the country
has ever had needs money from somewhere to pay
for bombing civilians in Mali and now, Iraq,
to bolster his reputation a la Margaret
Thatcher. Or so the true French gauche
would say. Which certainly wouldn't include
the president's pro-Israeli/US terrorist, socio-fascist
of Man creating a Bitcoin island. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11109256/Creating-a-Bitcoin-Island-just-off-the-English-coast.html
English business community's 'relief' at
Scottish vote against independence. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29272547
Existing 'snouts in troughs' in other words,
and not to be confused with the thoughts of
90% of the business community, English or Scottish,
with which the Israeli/US terrorist-friendly
British Bropaganda Corporation (BBC) has no
relationship whatsoever. And of course, the
fact that an independent Scotland would have
exercised its own control over broadcasting,
has nothing to do with the Corporation's (or
the Merdochs') propaganda either. At all. At
calls to re-run rigged 'Scotland The Slave'
Ukrainian, North African and Middle East,
Atlantacist vote-riggers putting it about again?
snouts in 'Scotland The Slave' trough turn to
betrayal while voting is still warm. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scottish-referendum-results-crossparty-consensus-collapses-amid-torylabour-spat-on-the-english-question-9745125.html
over bank charges could open payout floodgates.
carrots launched in supermarkets by 23-year-old
turns dominatrix to earn £25,000 a year
to spank businessmen at her home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2762226/Accountant-ditches-desk-job-dominatrix-earns-25-000-year-spanking-businessmen.html
cash for crash fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/19/scamwatch-crash-for-cash-fraud/
entrepreneurs didn't worry about ten years ago.
Go back twenty years and this list can be
trebled. It would all be OK if earnings had
increased apace during the same time frames.
But they haven't. All that has developed
significantly has been the level of scams and
fraud. Especially 'official' fraud.
to ruin your chances of referrals. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/18405/how-to-ruin-your-chances-of-referrals/
your postage costs today. Free quote. http://www.frankingassist.net/request-a-quote/
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/19/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
hamstrung by poor language skills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/11103628/Britain-hamstrung-by-poor-language-skills.html
That's the internet, digital and dummyphone
political classes for you. They can't read (even
the time), they can't do joined-up writing,
they can't do sums, they've got no manners,
they spend most of their time in bed, mugging,
looking at porn or gaming yet they're supposed
to learn new languages like Innit, as well?
Digby Jones attacks UK's culture of failing
to support struggling businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26491/lord-digby-jones-attacks-uk-failure-support-struggling-businesses/
There is a lot of money to be made from struggling
and failed businesses just as there is from
people who can't meet their financial obligations
generally. And of course, this Government only
measures so-called entrepreneurial success by
the numbers of start-ups - and not by survival
rates or profitability. Which Digby Jones understands
perfectly well. Or he wouldn't be a 'Lord'.
women found guilty of £21 million pyramid
The convicted nine have now been offered
jobs managing the country's pension contributions.
ultimate guide to energy suppliers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11103884/Energy-suppliers-the-ultimate-guide-to-price-AND-customer-service.html
registered designs to become a criminal offence.
On 1st October 2014, provisions of the Intellectual
Property Act criminalising the copying of registered
designs will come into force. Under the Act,
it will be a criminal offence to copy a registered
design in the course of business and without
the owner's permission, in order to make a product
to the same design or to a design with no material
differences. It will also be an offence to import,
export or place such a product on the market,
where the person doing so knows or has reason
to believe that a registered design right has
been infringed. (EnterpriseQuest)
why buy clothes when you can borrow? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2759459/Why-buy-clothes-borrow-New-website-allows-cash-strapped-fashionistas-rent-designer-items-wardrobes-heeled.html
Actually, this has been around for yonks
but now that the UK is in the grip of an 'economic
revival', the idea might see a resurgence in
Evidence sought for National Insurance Contributions
The House of Commons Public Bill Committee is
seeking written submissions of evidence from
small business owners and advisers, on the National
Insurance Contributions Bill 2014-15. The provisions
of the Bill will simplify the process of payment
and reporting of NICs by the self employed.
This will enable Class 2 and Class 4 NICs to
be collected via self assessment from April
2016. The Bill will also extend certain existing
tax rules under the Finance Act 2014, for example,
preventing the avoidance of NICs by 'intermediaries'
such as employment agencies. Evidence should
be submitted to the Committee by 28th October
2014 and submissions should not exceed 3,000
redirect attack puts buyers' credentials at
Court rules in favour of capping card fees.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled
in favour of capping card processing fees for
UK retailers. The fees, which are known as interchange
fees, currently cost UK business £1 billion
a year. The retail industry has been campaigning
for around ten years for the fees to be made
more competitive. According to the British Retail
Consortium (BRC), urgent action is required
to implement the caps, as the UK is lagging
behind other European countries which already
have caps in place. (EnterpriseQuest)
do freelancers (or self-employed) get a mortgage?
Britain: 10 astonishingly bad deals. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/17/rip-off-britain-10-astonishingly-bad-deals/
accountant's guide to surviving a tax investigation.
why invest in the hardest plant to grow?
invisible art of etiquette. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/the-invisible-art-of-etiquette-having-good-manners-delivers-all-sorts-of-unexpected-gains-9739132.html
British businesses to note.
to write a unique selling proposition. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/a/how-to-write-a-unique-selling-proposition.htm?nl=1
Are you next on the taxman's hit list? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11092959/HMRC-targets-Are-you-next-on-the-taxmans-hitlist.html
bank customer service ratings. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29223073#
future of UK street markets. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27442765
English economy built on debt. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2757940/An-economy-built-debt-Bank-England-alert-confirms-high-levels-mortgage-debt-recession-worse.html
Which is why it really can't afford to lose
all those Scots who DON'T want to contribute
to English debt.
just now is a bit like someone contemplating
self-employment for the first time. That first
step towards being your own boss is usually
a worrying leap of faith, however well-researched
the move may be. There really are no guarantees;
there will be plenty of risks and 'iffy' decisions;
at best, it will be hard work with plenty of
setbacks thrown in. But the reason successful
self-employed folk stay that way is because
they make a life quality choice. They appreciate
values which surpass those of money alone. Of
having pride and satisfaction; of emotional,
historical (family businesses above all), social,
intellectual and hopefully, material independence.
Rather than fagging for Big Corp, the banks
and the USA.
I'm sure the majority of Scots know all that,
unemployment falls by a further 146,000.
An ONS spokesneuterthing BIG TEAM memberperson
ONS is 95% confident that the figure of 2.02
million unemployed is within 77,000 of being
accurate either way.'
Or, if that confidence of 95% is representative
of the country's workforce plus 77,000, that
means the the UK's unemployment could actually
be up by 146,000. Or a lot more. Roughly. Thereabouts.
Or so. (Near enough for Government propaganda
and media reporting, though.)
watchdog bans three copycat websites. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/17/advertising-standards-authority-ban-copycat-websites-government-passport-ehic-premium
lie on motor cover forms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29227185#
another bungled Government PFI scam costing
the taxpayer billions. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/bungled-pfi-deals-force-government-to-shell-out-hundreds-of-millions-on-unbuilt-waste-disposal-plants-9736695.html
Tree to support small community-based businesses.
don't buy, urges TV host. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2758730/Rent-don-t-buy-urges-TV-host-Grand-Designs-presenter-Kevin-McCloud-says-renting-way-forward.html
Or, buy an affordable home in Europe instead
and let broadband and lo-cost flights take the
strain. As long as you've got some form of sustainable
income, of course.
ultimate Tinder photo; a pic of a bank balance.
Another piss-poor digital pic reflecting
a ploy much favoured by scammers as proof of
fantastic earnings. (Although you'd have thought
someone with a bit of cash could afford something
better at taking pics than a hundred-year-old
BBC Brownie box camera used by trembling hacks
for propaganda shots of supposed terrorist bombings.)
Small Business Act for Europe consultation announced.
The European Commission has launched a public
consultation about proposed revisions to the
Small Business Act (SBA) for Europe. The consultation
is seeking views from small business organisations,
public bodies, and small and medium-sized firms.
The proposed revisions to the SBA include measures
to simplify the process of setting up in business,
improve smaller firms' access to finance and
markets, and address skills shortages. The consultation
runs until 15th December 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)
firms want 'digital Ministers' and easier migration.
What 'migration' would this be? Dial-up speeds
'migrating' to broadband? 'Migrating' the public
to billing only for services they actually receive?
Anyway, this Government already has an internet
scammer as a Minister; and an ex-BT man.
launches new e-Exporting Programme. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-exporting-package-launched-to-help-british-businesses-sell-while-they-sleep
Trade Minister Lord Livingston has launched
a new online exporting initiative to enable
UK firms of all sizes to trade internationally
by selling online via e-marketplaces, such as
eBay and Amazon. The UKTI e-Exporting Programme
has identified over 400 e-marketplaces worldwide
and will provide information and advice about
how UK firms can register and trade via these
e-marketplaces. UK firms will also be able to
access an e-Exporting adviser. The e-Exporting
Programme, which was piloted in China in November
2013, is expected to support around 50,000 UK
firms to become established online traders.
see the Government's propagandascheisenwriters
are increasingly using the language of the scammer:
'sell while they sleep', my arse. Mind you,
it's a view which dovetails perfectly with our
politicians' own Benefits Street mentality of
call for passport delays. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/16/passports-backlog-payouts-mps
vote for independence would be a nightmare for
the British (and American) murder
On the other hand, the Scots could anticipate
making a world-full of new friends and use the
taxes saved from subsidising 'Friends of Israel'
businesses on other, more profitable ventures.
bonuses many customers are missing out on.
4u administration: your rights. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/15/phones-4u-administration-your-rights/
money' gambling ads to end. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/15/free-money-gambling-ads-ditched-bookmakers
The ruling is to be introduced after it was
discovered that modern Dummyphone Man actually
believed that by gambling, he was going to receive
how to go bankrupt: the process explained.
inheritance tax now the norm for southern families.
We have been warning of this for a couple
of years now. Add a successful home business
(any family business) to the mix and it makes
you wonder if it's all been worthwhile, with
the HMRC (government) pushing its greedy snout
into your legacy before your children even get
a whiff. Still, it all helps the country's 'Friends
of Israel' businesses and their bent, rent-boy
(and gal) politicians.
France warns of rising disruption. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29202675#
It would be more newsworthy and pertinent
to announce when French trade unionists are
actually AT work. Or, fraudulently taking
taxpayers' money in a pretence at working.
watch: 'Peter Pan' virus fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/16/scamwatch-peter-pan-virus-fraud/
George Clooney investment scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/15/The-george-clooney-investment-scam/
Small business economic confidence grows.
ownership becoming an exclusive members' club.
house prices will fall if Scotland voted for
looking to move house just because of poor mobile
phone signals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755453/Lack-mobile-phone-signal-drives-mad-house-survey-reveals.html
public transport to work makes you happier,
claims study. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/taking-public-transport-instead-of-driving-to-work-makes-people-happier-study-suggests-9732535.html
looks as if the home business scene is rapidly
approaching its death throes as numbers have
imploded from '8 million' (media sources) to
a mere 2.9 million (official sources for media
consumption) in just one year. Recent reporting
about commuting's cheaper and happier options
are only additional nails in the coffin. And
it's all the Scots' fault!
Scottish vote for independence would be a disaster
for businesses, claims CBI chief. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754983/From-tea-cakes-rates-Yes-disaster-Scottish-business-CBI-boss-JOHN-CRIDLAND.html
Which businesses would these be, then?
'Friends of Israel' businesses?
disenchantment of the 'Endis'. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/13/endies-employed-no-disposable-income-struggling-in-london
Does this mean they've already spent their
business start-up loans? No wonder the Scots
to refund Chinese tourist visas. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29184299#
With the number of international friends
enjoyed by pariah Britain down to the number
of fingers on an arm with an amputated hand,
there's nothing like suddenly going overboard
with the Chinese after half a century of childish,
diplomatic posturing. Next on the agenda - back
to being friends with the Russians. After having
deprived the national economy (us plebs) of
£ billions in missed revenue and opportunities.
press release: small businesses continue to
be let down by local councils. http://www.centre-p.co.uk/Small_Business_Rates_Relief_.pdf
targets business flyers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2754574/That-s-spiffing-easyJet-rolls-new-8-5million-campaign-appeal-business-flyers-including-Hugh-Laurie-TV-advert.html
to buy a second home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/11089897/How-to-buy-a-second-home-and-get-along-with-the-village.html
hidden dangers lurking in your stationery.
cod suppers using a cheaper type of fish.
Is that all?
replica cars. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/replica-cars-the-new-classics-roaring-back-into-the-lead-9731437.html
fish poaching. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/poached-salmon-angling-groups-say-theft-is-rife-and-underpoliced-9731620.html
promotion and training videos. http://www.roundwindowmedia.com/
New guidance about changes to consumer rights.
Guidance about forthcoming regulations that
will give consumers new rights against traders
who commit misleading or aggressive practices
has been published by the Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Consumer Protection
(Amendment) Regulations 2014, which will come
into force on 1st October 2014, will amend the
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations
2008, enabling consumers to bring private actions
against traders in the civil courts. (EnterpriseQuest)
could pose a threat to UK economy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11090391/Bitcoin-could-pose-a-risk-to-UK-economy.html
As well as the Scots voting for independence,
ISIS/IS/the latest shade of US-sponsored terrorism,
the EU and illegal immigrants? Head for the
of EU truck drivers could put economic recovery
at risk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754266/A-lorry-load-trouble-Shortage-truck-drivers-caused-EU-rules-puts-economic-recovery-risk-Christmas-deliveries-threat.html
Oops. We missed this particular threat.
close to 'breakthrough' on Chinese visitor visas.
UK city is best for lifestyle? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29174074#
banking scams soar by 71% as branch closures
force customers online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-2753277/Online-banking-fraud-increases-71-year-according-FFA-UK.html
A 'brilliant' scam which will make much more
money for banks employing teams of hackers,
gears up to fight US internet giants. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/12/europe-fights-us-beasts-of-internet
Oh, dear. Our bent Government and the
taxman will be disappointed.
are today's entrepreneurs? (Amazon advertorial).
world's largest food and drink exhibition',
October 19 - 23, Paris. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/16749
canned craft beer. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/sep/12/canned-craft-beer-five-best
Whatever happened to a cask of bitter in
the pantry? Answer: The taxman drank the beer
and the Government designated the empty cask
and the pantry a housing development for London
for 19-year-old Joe as watermelons from Herefordshire
go on sale. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/16744
your own boss and join Avon today. http://www.avon.uk.com/PRSuite/your_dream_opportunity.page?s=email&c=leadgen#.VBPinWctCP8
Community: Are password managers safe even if
the info is stored in cloud? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=09/12/2014
much money did I save with my water butt?
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/12/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
May to relax China visa rules on Friday.
A delay which has only cost the UK economy
a few £ billion. And even now, there are
plenty of businesses which claim the new measures
don't go far enough. On the other hand, Israeli
and American terrorists and war criminals can
come and go into the UK as they please.
set to overtake US as world's biggest economy.
Oh, dear. This will present our inbred, public-school
and educationally-inadequate ruling classes
with a dilemna. Who to fag for now? Apart from
Israeli terrorists, of course.
moves closer to official American colony status.
Now THIS is what Theresa May, The Scrote
Office and our fagging Government are really
talking about. Lickin' US arse. (For now, at
business lobbying on Scotland doesn't stack
Well, it does actually. It's a sure sign
that when all the big snouts constantly at the
trough start squealing at the prospect of losing
their places (especially the criminal, taxpayer-subsidised
banks), it's time for the rest of the farmyard
to rate its chances.
snouts in trough attain record levels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2752273/One-four-MPs-member-family-public-payroll-costing-taxpayers-4m-year.html
Which is why a leading trio of English pariahs
recently paid a one-off, rabble-rousing visit
to Scotland. They don't want an involuntary
contributor to their bent existences leaving
may win eviction protection. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29156186#
has to threaten Npower with bailiffs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29159487#
enough for all the family. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buyingsellingandmoving/11089152/For-sale-3G-homes-the-best-properties-for-extended-families.html
Or '3G' (3 generation) homes as they are
now fashionably being called. Not to be confused
with the recently-out-of-fashion official 3G
telecoms scam. It's all good news for potential
home and family businesses, though.
£50,000, 3D-printed house you can download
from the internet. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/3dprinted-wikihouse-40-the-50000-house-you-can-download-from-the-internet-9727424.html
Publishing Innovation Summit, October 16 - 17,
property boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2752871/OAP-property-boom-One-12-60s-second-home-grey-savers-buy-let.html
for South Downs anti-frackers. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/victory-for-antifrackers-as-planning-authorities-block-south-downs-application-9727393.html
your Google account password. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/5-million-google-account-details-leaked-on-russian-bitcoin-forum-9725030.html
Fifths of Start-ups Have Tried and Failed to
Secure Traditional Financial Investment.
a new business? Make sure you stay on the right
side of the tax man! http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/finance/26391/starting-new-business-make-sure-stay-right-side-tax-man/
Scottish independence: Losing the Union Jack
could cost 'brand Britain'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scottish-independence/scottish-independence-losing-the-union-jack-could-cost-brand-britain-9724706.html
account switching up 19% in first year.
your area set for a local property crash?
Lewis voted Top of the Shops. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751426/John-Lewis-voted-shops-Department-store-wins-three-awards-major-consumer-survey.html
cattle truck UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751074/Cattle-truck-UK-Overcrowding-row-trains-half-passengers-forced-stand.html
seeking views for Autumn Statement 2014.
Firms, charities and members of the public are
being invited by the Treasury to submit their
views on existing Government policies and offer
suggestions for new policy ideas that could
be included in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
2014. In a move to make policy-making more open
and transparent, the Treasury is seeking original
and innovative ideas for inclusion in the Autumn
Statement. Submissions must be sent to the Treasury
for consideration by 17th October, in preparation
for the Statement's delivery on 3rd December
should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
other migrant problem - penniless Britons.
With notable exceptions, that should really
read 'Penniless, idle and thick Britons'. Or,
typical tabloid and TV fodder.
are putting together a list of contacts who
might know of SMEs or Entrepreneurs who
would like to enter the University of South
Wales Business Awards. http://www.uswbusinessawards.co.uk
Entrants can win up to £12,500 to invest
in their business. It would be helpful if you
could please forward your office and/or other
branch contact details as we are compiling a
list of nominees.'
What the skills shortage means for UK SMEs.
'smart scam' meters will cost every home £215.
firms to pay back £153million to 3.5million
customers who overpaid for gas and electricity
before moving to rival firms. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2750089/Energy-firms-pay-153million-3-5million-customers-overpaid-gas-electricity-moving-rival-firms.html
'Friend of Israel' claims anti-Israel goods
boycott is a sign of 'resurgent anti-Semitism'.
As for the ongoing, thousands of victims
of Israeli Nazism, fuelled by largely American
and British military supplies and fagging politicians,
there was no comment. As there never is when
'anti-semitism' is used as a propaganda shield
for cowering terrorists and war criminals. And
their rent-a-gob allies and supporters.
Boycotts like this are good for British business.
As any patriotic, non-Friend of Israel would
Pan virus threatens hundreds of thousands of
UK computers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/peter-pan-virus-threatens-hundreds-of-thousands-of-computers-in-the-uk-9720891.html
Office IT system criticised in report. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29130897#
targeted for passport fraud. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/09/passport-office-targeting-100-postcodes-fraud-investigations
Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of
the Year Finalist Focus: Piers Linney.
wrong reasons to start a business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/26340/four-wrong-reasons-start-business/
The Government's Entrepreneurs of the Future.
13 inventions travellers really need. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11083569/The-13-inventions-travellers-really-need.html
Ofcom outlines plans to help small firms.
Communications regulator Ofcom has outlined
a programme to ensure small firms are better
served by UK telecoms services. According to
Ofcom, this will include providing support to
rural firms, launching a web portal that provides
advice and support specifically for business,
and publishing research on the provision of
telecoms services to small and medium-sized
firms. Ofcom has already published a 'contract
checklist' that provides advice for firms about
landline phone, broadband or mobile contracts.
'contract checklist' is available at: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/ofcom-for-business-consumers/
still ripping off consumers with premium rate
phone charges. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/08/firms-still-ripping-off-consumers-with-premium-rate-phone-charge/
to own firms to face parliamentary scrutiny.
iCloud fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/08/scamwatch-icloud-fraud/
you delete you entire email inbox? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11077191/Digital-detox-Emails-are-playing-with-our-minds-So-should-you-delete-your-entire-inbox.html
a bargain? My hellish visit to a luggage auction.
fifth of fashion shopping is now on the web.
second-hand motorcycle parts.
moves into a garden shed to pursue her dreams.
Guidance. Electronic signatures. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electronic-signatures
your financial goals: 10 steps to success.
devices quietly running up your energy bills.
Mail delivery offices opening on Sundays.
is a nation of shop assistants. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2747194/Britain-nation-shop-assistants-sales-retail-positions-occupation-survey-reveals.html
six energy firms lose customers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29079596#
falls on independence poll. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29079596#
business start-up trends from around the world.
train tickets for European travel. http://www.seat61.com/UKconnections.htm#.VA07Xmcg-P9
Why a divorce from Scotland could ruin us all.
It sounds just like an elected British (English)
government at work or, no change, then. On the
other hand, I've started looking seriously for
my first property in Scotland.
who never own all their home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2745774/Buyers-never-home-Soaring-house-prices-means-generation-able-buy-fraction-property.html
Perhaps this explains the Government's recent
'home business' propaganda release and proposal
for a new, model tenancy agreement for the home-based
entrepreneurial failures of tomorrow?
technological faux pas to avoid.
career advice out of your hair: start by selling
Inspector calling on expats with struggling
hotel and B&B businesses. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/11072901/Hotel-Inspector-calls-on-expats.html
enterprises in Burgundy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11070749/Going-Dutch-in-Burgundy.html
common mistakes made by franchisees. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/franchise/fl/9-Common-Mistakes-Made-By-Franchisees.htm?nl=1
Whitehall contracts overhaul urged by watchdog.
If government were to take this advice on
board, there would be no more political party
donors, Britain would be a democracy and all
the country's little businesses would be able
to earn a living. Yay!
customers to sign in with veins. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29062901#
Designed to make it easier for banks to have
their pound of flesh. If their customers can
find a till which is still open after queuing
for half a day.
nine point test that tells eBay sellers if they
must pay tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11077856/The-nine-point-test-that-tells-eBay-sellers-if-they-must-pay-tax.html
tax to be abolished. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coalition-rocked-by-bedroom-tax-revolt-9715640.html
myth of working from home. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21588760
What - another homeworking 'myth'?
good European harvest - but Russian ban hurts.
Not to worry. We have just had a bit of posturing
from KKK (Kiddy Killer Kameron) and NATO (North
American Terrorist Organisation) who, after
re-branding themselves an 'alliance' to commemorate
their assistance with the latest slaughter of
thousands of children by paedo-terrorist Israelis,
look all set to make a very big difference to
Russian sanctions. (I don't think.) Just as
long as they can concentrate on bombing frightened
kiddies in schools and hospitals.
to Tesco. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2745595/Cobblers-Tesco-Victory-independent-shoe-repairer-fought-stop-retail-giant-squeezing-out.html
hotels among the dirtiest in the world.
visitors to pay £10 congestion charge?
Expo 2014. http://www.kentconstructionexpo.co.uk/delegates-book-online/
Sitemaster Toughphone. http://link.onedirect.co.uk/u/gm.php?prm=NE9XSWhyoC_282393848_134275_10754
Community: how do you migrate data and programs
from a dead PC to a new one? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497&send_date=09/05/2014
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/05/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
of digital know-how costing UK retailers £12
Says Local Enterprise Partnerships Must Engage
More With Small Businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26286/fsb-says-local-enterprise-partnerships-must-engage-small-businesses/
to refund millions to app customers over its
friendly fraud. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/11076039/Google-to-refund-millions-to-app-customers-over-its-friendly-fraud.html
to consider before buying a franchise. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/franchise/fl/What-to-Consider-Before-Buying-a-Franchise.htm?nl=1
CBI predicts slowdown in growth. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29055527#
launches new international funding tool.
A new international development funding tool
has been launched by the Department for International
Development (DFID), to help charities, individuals,
business and Non-Governmental Organisations
(NGOs) create a shortlist of appropriate funds
they can apply for. The tool includes drop-down
menus that can be used to search for relevant
funds by name, country, sector, amount of money
required and organisation type. Types of funding
listed include DFID-funded business support,
grants and funds relating to international development.
trust in banks 'years away'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29046605#
glitch blocks user access. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29054972#
cities to save rural vilages from being dug
to set up a community garden. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/03/how-to-set-up-a-community-garden
Norfolk pub named best in Britain; a Yorkshire
pub best for food. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2742041/Rose-Crown-pub-Norfolk-named-best-Britain.html
third of travellers prefer British food to foreign
It makes you wonder why they bother leaving
Britain in that case. And just how they manage
to get their hands on British-style ingredients
asking victims to undertake DIY investigations.
separatist leader says Britain must stand up
for 'JudeoChristian values'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/nigel-farage-says-britain-needs-to-stand-up-for-its-judeochristian-values-to-combat-homegrown-militants-9708082.html
Like paedo-terrorism, murder, crimes against
humanity and thieving land and resources? Well,
it's good to know finally, where the UK's pro-Israeli-terrorist
media darlings stand on fundamental political
at the drop of a hat, we no longer have The
Kipper Party but - The Kippah Party. Rupert
Merdoch will be pleased and continued, pro-terrorist,
hate-preaching mainstream media support for
our ersatz separatists, is assured.
UK moves up global economic ranking. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29028714#
slumps to five-month low. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741350/Pound-slumps-5-month-low-Scottish-poll-rocks-markets-Shares-slide-support-independence-grows.html
For all the media propaganda suggesting how
inconsequential the Scots are, isn't it surprising
to see just how much of an impact the debate
alone, is starting to have?
construction growth surges. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29030604#
a nation of smartphone shoppers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2740982/Visits-retail-websites-mobiles-overtakes-desktop-traffic-time.html
and popcorn are top rip-offs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741418/Petrol-popcorn-rip-offs-Britons-think-value-money-four-ten-day-day-purchases.html
seeks extra energy supplies for winter.
From Vlad The Bad, no doubt.
alert: offices and factories to suffer electricity
rationing this winter? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741039/Blackout-alert-Offices-factories-undergo-1970s-style-electricity-rationing-winter-stop-households-plunged-darkness.html
cost of ignoring the small print. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741443/428-cost-ignoring-small-print-84-adults-admit-don-t-read-terms-conditions-taking-loans-credit-cards-insurance.html
early warning signs of identity theft. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11069761/Celebrity-hacking-Three-early-warning-signs-of-identity-theft.html
Community: Yet another phone scam alert.
British b&b owners can learn from the French.
More generalised rubbish.
demand Uber ban in Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uber-app-banned-in-germany-and-gives-fresh-hope-to-angry-british-cabbies-9707155.html
insurance: where every pound goes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/11069486/Car-insurance-where-every-pound-ends-up.html
to ask Britain to contribute to costs of migrant
centres around Calais. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741001/France-ask-British-taxpayer-help-cover-cost-migrant-day-centres-Calais.html
A potentially dangerous precedent. Next thing
you know, everyone will be asking Britain to
pay reparation to all the countries it bombed/helped
to bomb and which displaced the refugees in
the first place.
impoverishes and kills 'millions'. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29040793#
Unfortunately, this isn't a statistic which
corresponds to the media's propaganda for those
who profit from the deaths of 'millions' - so
no more will be said. And certainly nothing
will be done.
law to help name and shame tax evaders.
Does this mean HMRC are going to stop helping
tax evaders - notably US Big Corp, the media
and anyone else who gives politicians Big Bungs?
running out for expats to own up to tax avoidance.
Will we see media owners stepping forward?
Self-employed should be given access to pension
The self-employed should be able to withdraw
their recent pension contributions, according
to a cross-party think tank. In its report 'Going
It Alone', Demos has recommended that self-employed
people be given the power to withdraw, at any
point, a portion of their pension contributions
from the last two years, in order to increase
confidence in saving. Figures released recently
by the Office for National Statistics revealed
that just 30% of the self-employed contribute
to a pension, compared to around 51% in paid
the self-employed capital of the UK. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/26233/winchester-self-employed-capital-uk/
record keeping costly for English farmers.
Poor record keeping is costing English farmers
millions of pounds worth of EU payments, according
to figures released by the Rural Payments Agency
(RPA). The RPA identifies inadequate records
as a 'major' cause of cross-compliance breaches.
In 2013, these breaches totalled almost 3,000
and reduced Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments
to farmers in England by around £2.3 million.
of English rose wine soar. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739640/Sales-English-ros-wine-soar-thanks-best-quality-drinkers-dreaming-sun.html
of remarkably successful people. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/26238/habits-remarkably-successful-people/
UK businesses want new deal with EU, say British
Chambers of Commerce. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29002835#
manufacturing at 14-month low. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29009651#
borrowing jumped in July. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29012840#
market towns hold the secret of happiness.
last affordable area in Britain for house prices.
companies charge consumers three times what
they pay. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/01/gas-companies-charge-consumers-three-times-what-they-pay/
Which is why MPs are about to award themselves
a pay rise. So that they can receive more than
three times what they are worth.
homes could get £100 off council tax bills.
things never to buy from a bank. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11064192/Five-things-never-to-buy-from-a-bank.html
HMV comeback. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2738551/HMV-topple-Amazon-musics-number-one.html
And some decent music for a change. Adam
and the Ants. Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Sid
Snot and The Bogeymen.
terrorism against Gaza estimated to have cost
£1.5 billion. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/31/gaza-war-costs-israel-budget-cuts
I'm sure our 'jewhadist', Friends of Israel
government will be dipping into our pockets
to help offset those costs. Just as I am sure
America's terrorist regime will be doing the
same with their taxpayers.
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