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18.11.2017
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's (October 2017) Viewpoint

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

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

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


18.11.2017: Black Friday retail record expected as shoppers set to spend £2.6bn. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/17/black-friday-retail-record-expected-as-shoppers-set-to-spend-a-2/

Number of visitors to Britain hits record high as weak pound lures tourists. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-visitor-numbers-tourism-record-high-brexit-weak-pound-sterling-tourists-eu-euro-dollar-a8060181.html

Average UK home 'now taking 96 days to sell'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/16/average-uk-home-now-taking-96-days-to-sell/

Home owners' confidence in house price growth 'has taken a dip'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/17/home-owners-confidence-in-house-price-growth-has-taken-a-dip/

Christmas shoppers warned online criminals are 'getting ready to pounce'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/15/christmas-shoppers-warned-online-criminals-are-getting-ready-to/ We know. We've already seen them advertising on TV.

Many card borrowers 'having credit limits increased without being asked'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/16/many-card-borrowers-having-credit-limits-increased-without-bein/ This is 'news'! This has been going on for ever!

Scamwatch: New speeding ticket fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/17/scamwatch-new-speeding-ticket-fraud/

Germany replaces USA as country with best international image. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/germany-replaces-us-best-international-image-brand-country-donald-trump-angela-merkel-simon-anholt-a8059926.html A poll usually produced for the American Unholy Trinity of its banks, its criminal Big Corp and its murder industry and which always avoids the opinions of the 24 countries it has bombed since the Second World War alone; the 70 countries it has subjected to war crimes and terrorism since its inception; the 8 million native American Indians it murdered on its way to becoming the USA; the 60 million Africans who died during the slave trade and the millions of starving, homeless, poor and refugees it creates every year. It's hardly surprising that Germany - which has done relatively little to offend by comparison - should be seen in a better light than America.

However, as gobshite Americans are likely to be blubbing on Fakebook and Twatter as a result of this latest setback to their historically cowardly, thieving, murdering reputation, the equally disreputable Nobel Committee will be awarding their next consolation Peace Prize to yet another leading American terrorist. As usual.

The degrees that make you rich... and the ones that don't. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41693230

Could buying paintings make you rich? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42011989

17.11.2017: Retail sales in first annual fall since 2013. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42009800

UK retail sales continue to grow in October easing fears over consumer spending. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-retail-sales-october-latest-consumer-spending-confidence-ons-a8057921.html

Landmark study links Tory austerity to 120,000 deaths. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/tory-austerity-deaths-study-report-people-die-social-care-government-policy-a8057306.html That should help the Tory regime get over its disappointment at causing just 50,000 UK deaths from pollution alone last year. Although its overseas track record which runs to millions of deaths and refugees, is much better.

Baby boomers are living in a different world when they say UK doesn't need more homes, says Sajid Javid, as he hints at Budget pledge on housing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/16/nonsense-baby-boomers-suggest-millennials-cant-afford-houses/ Perhaps 'baby boomers' (whoever they might be) are living in an imaginary world without corrupt, grasping, thieving Tory politicians and their party sponsors and donors, building on publicly owned land purely for middle-to-high-end purchasers? They might also be thinking that the country's 750,000 houses standing empty could be put to better use.

New borrowing rules will 'boost home building'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42001261 I'm sure they will; Tory donors will be having hands-free orgasms - again.

Google Docs down. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-docs-down-not-working-drive-sheets-slides-fix-error-message-latest-new-a8057456.html Could this give rise to the hope that the webspam, Google Adshite, will also go down?

The ridiculous rise of luxury advent calendars – from £500 beauty boxes to pork scratchings. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/16/ridiculous-rise-luxury-advent-calendars-500-pound-beauty-boxes-pork-scratchings-christmas

Why do female freelancers earn less than male counterparts? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/female-freelancers-self-employed-gender-pay-gap-men-women-a8044021.html

10 Guaranteed Ways to Charge More as a Freelancer. https://www.thebalance.com/ways-to-charge-more-as-a-freelancer-4040954?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11180289&utm_term=

5 Simple Ways to Make Money Online. https://www.thebalance.com/simple-ways-make-money-online-2531879?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11180289&utm_term=

Starbucks launches instore artisanal bakeries. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/starbucks-artisan-bakeries-princi-rosso-in-store-coffee-shops-us-seattle-roastery-a8058076.html Minus the artisans, of course, as the average Starbucks punter wouldn't know what one was.

New shelters aid refugees with recycled plastics. https://www.springwise.com/new-shelters-aid-refugees-recycled-plastics/?utm_campaign=979841_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L01T,2V1FMX,274BY,1

Smart children’s building blocks create real time 3D animation on tablets. https://www.springwise.com/smart-childrens-building-blocks-create-real-time-3d-animation-tablets/?utm_campaign=981338_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L17E,2V1FMX,2780K,1

Eco-friendly toothbrush is powered with a twist. https://www.springwise.com/eco-friendly-toothbrush-powered-twist/?utm_campaign=981338_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L17E,2V1FMX,2780K,1

University scientists bring pictures to life with new software. https://www.springwise.com/university-scientists-bring-pictures-life-new-software/?utm_campaign=981338_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L17E,2V1FMX,2780K,1

Cognitive AR brings training manuals to life. https://www.springwise.com/cognitive-ar-brings-training-manuals-life/?utm_campaign=982735_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L2A7,2V1FMX,27BNN,1

Artisan nut milk delivery service comes to London. https://www.springwise.com/artisan-nut-milk-delivery-service-comes-london/?utm_campaign=982735_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L2A7,2V1FMX,27BNN,1

TaxationWeb newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/taxationweb/globe_20171114?e=45c941d6f6

16.11.2017: Deliveroo claims victory in self-employment case. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41983343 This surprising landmark ruling appears to be based on (bogus) self-employed riders enjoying so-called 'flexibility' which means they can't be classed as workers!!! Oh, yes. Having myself enjoyed 'flexitime' as an employee over forty years ago and worked as a courier as well where I, just like my fellow-riders, thought we were working to get paid, this bizarre judgement stinks of yet another bent judge coming to the aid of a cynical regime and its even more cynical donors and sponsors who have been exploiting the labour force with what is being referred to as the gig economy. Or, more fake employment/self-employed/start-up/entrepreneur stats for a regime of Fake Brit politicians fagging for big business.

Stamp duty blocking 45,000 property purchases a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/15/stamp-duty-blocking-45000-property-purchases-year/

Want to buy your own home? Just stop eating. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/15/buy-home-stop-eating-young-people-deposit-budget-save There are plenty of people in the UK who don't eat simply because they can't afford to - and not because they are saving to buy a home!

Nearly 16 million adults 'are without contents insurance'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/15/nearly-16-million-adults-are-without-contents-insurance/ Perhaps they are also saving up to buy their homes?

Smaller firms lack basic digital skills. http://resources.lloydsbank.com/insight/uk-business-digital-index/ Around 16% of small firms and 20% of charities in the UK lack basic digital skills, according to the latest 'Lloyds Bank Digital Business Index'. The index has revealed that the main barrier to gaining digital skills is motivation, with 61% of charities and 43% of small firms believing an online presence is not relevant to their business. Lloyds Bank has launched a new 'Digital Knowhow' toolkit to help smaller organisations improve their digital skills. (EnterpriseQuest)

So the regime's Digital Dickhead Programme, Barclays Bank's Digital Eagles, AI and an 'intelligent' internet catering for American primates isn't cutting the mustard? Oh, my God. Awesome. Cool. Perhaps Microshite, etc should simply let consumers get to grips with their earlier platforms instead of introducing some new crap every year just to line their tax-dodging coffers (and impress dumb IT hacks and an even dumber American public)?

Cyberattack warning for farmers using online BPS. http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/advance-cap-payments-spark-cyber-security-warning.htm (registered users only) 'Farmers Weekly' has warned farmers in England and Wales to be wary of cyberattacks, ahead of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment window opening on 1 December 2017. Earlier this year the Rural Payments Agency revealed that a record 80% of BPS claimants used its online BPS service in 2016 and it has also urged more farmers to use the service. (EnterpriseQuest)

Russian hackers have targeted Britain's energy companies, cyber security chief says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/15/russian-hackers-have-targeted-britains-energy-companies-cyber/ Let's wish them better luck next time - as the fagging, Tory war criminal regime clearly isn't interested in doing the necessary themselves.

Russian hackers targeted UK media and telecoms firms, confirms spy chief. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/15/russian-hackers-targeted-uk-media-and-telecoms-firms-confirms-spy-chief Is this the UK media and telecomms firms' attempt to cover up their long-standing, serial-lying criminal activity? On the other hand, if all these reports are to be believed and the Ruskies really are such prolific hackers, it makes one wonder what Little Ingerlandt's 'spy chiefs' have been doing all this time. Apart from watching porn and issuing propaganda releases after the horses have bolted.

Russia claims US is helping Isis - using video games as evidence. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-us-isis-video-game-footage-help-islamic-state-iraq-ministry-defence-ac-130-gunship-a8054066.html Are these the same video games the Coalition of Evil's propaganda has liberally borrowed from over the years to justify their terrorism and murder of millions of Yugoslavs, Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Palestinians and Yemenis? And why should the Russians bother with fake evidence? Surely everyone knows ISIS (Israeli Settlers In Syria) are the bastard progeny of American terrorists?

The last places on Earth with no internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/the-last-places-on-earth-with-no-internet/ Not to be taken too literally. There's nowhere shown from the UK, for example.

The Welsh farm growing one of the world's rarest delicacies - the Perigord truffle. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/welsh-farm-growing-one-worlds-rarest-delicacies-perigord-truffle/ That should bring all the thieving Parisians out of their polluted, boring environments with their baskets and little knives to do what they do best. Sponge off everyone else's hard work. Regardless of the Channel/ Brexit/striking French trade union criminals, etc. At least they will be easily recognised - parked in the middle of the road or up on the kerb.

15.11.2017: MPs warn of 'massive queues' and lorries full of rotting food at UK ports if Government fails to upgrade customs system for Brexit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/14/mps-warn-massive-queues-lorries-full-rotting-food-uk-ports-government/ The present Tory regime had already reduced the country's border operations to near-chaos well before the rigged Brexit vote came along. As for 'massive queues and lorries full of rotting food' that sounds just like another strike by French trade union criminals. Still further chaos tolerated by the Tories instead of taking action to defend the interests of its country's voters and businesses.

Does estate agency's claim that millennials could save £33k in five years 'by quitting coffee and takeways' add up? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/does-estate-agencys-claim-millennials-could-save-33k-five-years/ Sounds like estate agents tarring milleninials with their own brush! On the other hand, if millennials quit dummyphones, cars, tellies, videogames, drugs, holidays and their beds in the morning (like their grandparents did), they might start getting somewhere. Especially if they found themselves second and third jobs as well.

Old £10 note to disappear next year. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41974386

Auto-enrolment could add £75k to self-employed pension pot. https://www.zurich.co.uk/en/united-kingdom/about-us/media-centre/life-news/2017/gig-workers-missing-out-on-up-to-75000-in-pension-savings-as-auto-enrolment-bypasses-gig-economy
Extending auto-enrolment to the self-employed could add up to £75,000 to each person’s pension pot, the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has calculated. This would result in a retirement income of £13,500 per year when combined with the state pension. PPI's 'Restless Worklife' study, commissioned by insurance provider Zurich, also revealed a growing gap in workplace benefits between gig workers and the rest of the workforce, with 53% of gig workers receiving no benefits from their employer. Gig workers are freelancers who work on temporary and short-term projects or engagements. (EnterpriseQuest)

OTS proposes simpler VAT system. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/otss-first-review-of-vat-triggers-debate The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a new report suggesting ways to simplify VAT. In the report, the OTS makes eight core recommendations for the Government to make the VAT system simpler, fairer and more flexible. Recommendations include reforming the current approach to the level and design of the VAT registration threshold, reducing the impact of penalties on a business that voluntarily discloses VAT inaccuracies, and exploring how VAT record-keeping could be handled online. (EnterpriseQuest)

HMRC reviewing Making Tax Digital. https://www.accountancylive.com/hmrc-reviewing-priorities-making-tax-digital-programme HMRC has confirmed that it is likely to delay work on some of the 250 projects that make up its digital transformation programme, due to the additional workload and uncertainty caused by Brexit. HMRC is currently in talks with the Government to agree which elements of the programme should be delayed or deferred, which could mean changes to the introduction of Making Tax Digital. The chief executive of HMRC, Jon Thompson, said: "It's not credible to continue with the transformation programme as it is and deliver all 250 projects at one time, not with the additional workload of 40% to 50% because of Brexit and responding to fiscal changes in the Budget." (EnterpriseQuest)

Council tax debt: Concern over use of bailiffs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41974406 It's high time councils themselves were being investigated. As it is (under the Tory war criminal regime) they are just getting away with murder. Literally. While the police fossick about making shite TV shows. Until the present Tory regime sells off police services to the private sector. (As not announced by state propaganda.) http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/powers-arrest-restraint-detention-policing-privatised/

Young adults 'may be putting themselves at fraud risk by sharing details online'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/14/young-adults-may-be-putting-themselves-at-fraud-risk-by-sharing/ This could be a serious matter - if they had any assets or money to be defrauded.

Five ways to fix our ailing High Streets. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41916658 To be added to the 10 x 5 earlier ways of fixing the High Street. Which also haven't worked. What Britain needs to fix its High Street is a loyal population which values its own country, its own businesses, its own jobs above buying crap online from a tax-dodging American corporate. And not Fake Brit, Brexit Knobhead sheep who will go wherever their dummyphone marketing points them.

Governments in 30 countries are paying 'keyboard armies' to spread propaganda, report says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/14/governments-30-countries-pay-keyboard-armies-spread-propaganda/ It looks as if Little Ingerlandt's offshore, fake media armies and propaganda-for-hire services (aided and abetted by GCHQ, MI5 and Wankminster) have missed out on some business! Despite having the advantage of already being world leaders in supplying weapons of murder and mass destruction to every terrorist state and organisation on the planet.

14.11.2017: Housing market sees 'autumn sale' as many homes have asking price slashed. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/11/housing-market-sees-autumn-sale-as-many-homes-have-asking-pric/

Population of 'silver renters' set to hit a million - as people are leaving it too late to get a mortgage. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/12/population-silver-renters-set-hit-million-people-leaving-late/

Universal Credit will discourage self-employment. https://www.tax.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/litrg-press-release-report-calls-changes-universal-credit-self-employed The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group ( ) has warned that Universal Credit will discourage people from becoming or continuing to be self-employed. The current Universal Credit system assumes self-employed claimants earn a regular income equal to at least the National Minimum Wage. In addition, no provisions are made for claimants with income and expenditure that fluctuates from month to month. As a result, the LITRG has called for the Government to allow self-employed claimants to average their income over a year, and for the 'minimum income floor' not to apply for the first two years after a self-employed person starts trading. (EnterpriseQuest)

Abolition of Class 2 NICs delayed by 12 months. HM Treasury has announced that the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) will take effect in April 2019 rather than April 2018. The delay is to enable HM Treasury to consult on the impact that abolishing Class 2 NICs will have on the low-earning self-employed. Once Class 2 NICs have been abolished, self-employed people with annual profits below the small profits threshold will have to pay Class 3 NICs in order to build up an entitlement to state benefits. Class 3 NICs are five times the amount of Class 2 NICs for 2017/18 (£14.25 per week compared to £2.85 per week). (EnterpriseQuest)

Read more about the delay at: https://www.litrg.org.uk/latest-news/news/171103-press-release-nics-announcement-good-news-self-employed-low-incomes

HM Treasury's statement is available in full at:
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-02/HCWS220

Fewer High Street shops closing down. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41962807

How to cancel your broadband without being charged. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/13/how-to-cancel-broadband-without-penalty-fee/

I'm a sex worker in a legal brothel – here are the biggest misconceptions about what I do. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/im-a-sex-worker-in-a-legal-brothel-here-are-the-five-biggest-misconceptions-about-what-i-do-10460454.html

NaNoWriMo: Forget growing a moustache, November is the month to start and finish a novel. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/nanowrimo-november-is-the-month-to-start-and-finish-a-novel-a8047901.html

13.11.2017: Entrepeneur Sir James Dyson says UK should quit Brexit talks. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/12/entrepeneur-sir-james-dyson-says-uk-should-quit-brexit-talks/ Just like Fake Brit, James Dyson, quit Britain, does he mean?

Brexit: UK must start preparing for Dover no deal chaos (and build a 1,000-strong lorry park). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-uk-must-start-preparing-for-dover-chaos-in-event-of-a-no-deal-a8023976.html

Why the English language might be our best weapon in a post-Brexit world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/english-language-uk-advantage-brexit-leave-eu-trade-talks-deals-world-countries-a8046461.html Oh, my God. Awesome. Cool. Like. Innit. Is there anyone left in Britain who can still speak English, rather than trailer-trash American? Or shall we allow linguist nations like the Germans and the Scandinavians do that for us?

Scamwatch: how fraudsters can use your smart TV to steal your cash. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/12/scamwatch-fraudsters-use-smart-tv-steal-cash/

Raise Extra Money by Selling Your Stuff. https://www.thebalance.com/raise-extra-money-by-selling-your-stuff-2385672?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11137466&utm_term=

8 Best Jobs and Side Gigs for Introverts. https://www.thebalance.com/best-jobs-and-side-gigs-for-introverts-4145339?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11137466&utm_term=

Top 5 Ways Retailers Lose Customers. https://www.thebalance.com/top-ways-retailers-may-lose-customers-2890109?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11180205&utm_term=

One-piece to-go cup eliminates need for plastic covers. https://www.springwise.com/one-piece-go-cup-eliminates-need-plastic-covers/?utm_campaign=973961_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KVIH,2V1FMX,26PEM,1

Green gyms use natural materials and movements. https://www.springwise.com/green-gyms-use-natural-materials-movements/?utm_campaign=973961_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KVIH,2V1FMX,26PEM,1

Brain-controlled device helps concentration. https://www.springwise.com/brain-controlled-device-helps-concentration/?utm_campaign=976237_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KX9P,2V1FMX,26UL1,1

Pedal-electric bike rides on fresh and salt water. https://www.springwise.com/pedal-electric-bike-rides-fresh-salt-water/?utm_campaign=976237_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KX9P,2V1FMX,26UL1,1

New paint cools buildings using light from the Sun. https://www.springwise.com/new-paint-cools-buildings-using-light-sun/?utm_campaign=976237_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KX9P,2V1FMX,26UL1,1

Concentrated cleaning materials reduce pollution and waste. https://www.springwise.com/concentrated-cleaning-materials-reduce-pollution-waste/?utm_campaign=977871_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KYJ3,2V1FMX,26Z10,1

AI tool complements the work of stylists. https://www.springwise.com/ai-tool-complements-work-stylists/?utm_campaign=977871_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KYJ3,2V1FMX,26Z10,1

New device detects cancer cells and smells explosives. https://www.springwise.com/new-device-detects-cancer-cells-smells-explosives/?utm_campaign=977871_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KYJ3,2V1FMX,26Z10,1

12.11.2017: Trade deal advances without United States. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/11/trade-deal-advances-without-united-states/

Cornwall appeals to government as crops ‘rot in fields’ due to shortage in migrant labour after Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cornwall-council-appeal-government-crops-rotting-migrant-labour-a8049391.html

Homebase website named the UK's worst online shop in Which? rankings. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/homebase-website-uk-worst-online-shop-which-rankings-allbeauty-a8047611.html

Buying and renting: Your biggest financial decision - in 10 charts. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41684812

How to improve the wi-fi signal in your home by using foil. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wifi-signal-hack-improve-foil-tip-guide-help-low-speed-broadband-a8047771.html

11.11.2017: Double dose of economic cheer despite construction slump. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/10/double-dose-of-economic-cheer-despite-construction-slump/

UK construction industry 'enters recession'. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/10/uk-construction-industry-enters-recession/

UK industrial output grows at fastest rate so far in 2017, finds ONS. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-industrial-output-2017-september-fastest-rate-ons-study-figures-a8047361.html . . . as arms sales to Saudi terrorists alone went up by 500%.

Christmas ad spend 'to hit record high'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41933877

Poll finds strong support for Brexit reversal. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/10/poll-finds-strong-support-for-brexit-reversal/

Voters should not be misled - Brexit can be reversed, Article 50 architect says. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/10/voters-should-not-be-misled-brexit-can-be-reversed-article-50/

Uber loses key appeal over drivers' rights. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/10/uber-loses-key-appeal-drivers-rights/ And still more bad news for the Tory regime's fake, self-employed/entrepreneur/start-up statistics.

Broadband and landline users to get automatic compensation. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41940505 Absolutely derisory although compensating consumers to the tune of their actual losses was always going to be a pipe-dream. So, we now have Teleconmen 9 : Consumers 0.

BT will charge customers up to £36 more a year from January. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/broadband/bt-will-charge-customers-36-year-january/ Surprised, anyone?

How much money do you owe your family and friends? https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/10/borrowing-money-from-family-friends-debt/

Ofgem caps prepayment meter warrant charges for indebted consumers. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/09/ofgem-caps-prepayment-meter-warrant-charges-for-indebted-consume/

Reforms needed to slash cost of major council house-building drive, says think tank. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/09/reforms-needed-to-slash-cost-of-major-council-house-building-dri/

Sir Richard Branson labelled a hypocrite over support for Saudi tourism scheme. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/10/sir-richard-branson-hypocrite-support-saudi-arabia-tourism-scheme

I bought to let in a no-go-zone and now I can't find tenants. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/renting/i-bought-to-let-in-a-nogozone-and-now-i-cant-find-tenants-a115441.html

Fed up with Brexit Britain? Come to work in Denmark. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/10/fed-up-brexit-britain-come-work-denmark-eu

Can I use a cheap USB flash drive to run Windows and use as a local hard drive? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2017/nov/09/cheap-usb-flash-drive-run-windows-local-hard-drive-memory-stick

10.11.2017: Home repossessions edged up in the third quarter of 2017, UK Finance reports. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/09/home-repossessions-edged-up-in-the-third-quarter-of-2017-uk-fin/

House price falls now widespread, say surveyors. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41917884

House prices coming under pressure amid subdued activity, surveyors' report says. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/08/house-prices-coming-under-pressure-amid-subdued-activity-survey/

Reality Check: Has HMRC saved £160bn since 2010? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41890708

Whole Foods Market reveals top food trends for 2018. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/29852

Pets in the doghouse as ownership falls. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41928779

£8m support programme for community enterprise. https://www.thenews.coop/123654/sector/8m-community-development-programme-launched-grow-co-ops/ Co-operatives UK and Power to Change have launched an £8 million programme for community-based organisations in seven areas across England. The five-year programme will provide grants, support and practical tools to help local co-operatives and community enterprises to start up and grow. The programme will also investigate the impact of clusters of community-based organisations on improving local communities and addressing inequality. The programme will run in Bradford, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Leicester, Luton, Wigan and Plymouth. (EnterpriseQuest)

The world's most prolific Airbnb owner has 881 properties in London and earns £11.9m a year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/airbnb-top-earnings-cities-landlords/

Unusual ways to invest when you don't have much money. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/09/unusual-ways-to-invest-when-you-dont-have-much-money/

09.11.2017: Brexit: Ministers publish post-EU trade legislation. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41895387 Another pack of lies teeing up a raft of new red tape?

EU to investigate George Osborne’s ‘Sweet-Heart’ Tax Deals With Foreign Corps. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/eu-investigate-george-osbornes-sweet-heart-tax-deals-foreign-corps/ This is reason enough alone for the corrupt, Tory war criminal regime to be pro-Brexit.

Debt management: The average Brit owes £8,000. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/07/debt-management-average-brit-owes-8000/ And the rest! What's the average mortgage nowadays?

Numbers of British homeless greater than population of Newcastle, says Shelter. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/08/numbers-of-british-homeless-greater-than-population-of-newcastle/ Not to worry. A regime Brownshirt and fake guru has suggested launching a new website which shows them how to set up a 'homeless' business and join the ranks of 'millions' of other Little Ingerlandt's entrepreneurial success stories.

'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/08/no-coloureds-landlord-fergus-wilson-court-uk-equality-watchdog

Shopping choices shrink in Portas Pilot towns. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41906964 Publicity gimmicks only ever last so long. Especially under the present regime and its retinue of fake gurus and accompanying dumb propaganda.

Mary Portas' 'Save the High Street' scheme has failed as over 1,000 shops have closed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/08/mary-portas-save-high-street-scheme-has-failed-1000-shops-have/

E.On admits to losing 200,000 UK customers this year. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/08/e-on-admits-to-losing-200-000-uk-customers-this-year/ The worst, most incompetent energy supplier I have ever seen anywhere, anytime. It beggars belief that it's a Kraut company.

WhatsApp: How the supermarket voucher scam works. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41900814

Facebook Messenger lets you pay friends and bug ('press, annoy, irritate' rather than 'install an illegal listening device') them for any money they owe you. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-messenger-payments-p2p-how-to-transfer-money-a8040361.html

British tourists complain to mayor after being charged £463 for lunch in Venice. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/07/british-tourists-complain-mayor-charged-463-lunch-venice/ The Italian view appears to be that if Little Ingerlanders can afford a Brexit they can certainly afford to pay £463 for a lunch.

Twitter is letting everyone post 280 character tweets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/07/twitter-letting-everyone-post-280-character-tweets/ That should prove a challenge for Americans! Even their descendants, the apes, would struggle with that.

08.11.2017: Retailers hit by worst non-food sales growth on record. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41886330

Eurozone retail sales boosted by clothing and food. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41901594

'Disruption potential for UK food supply chain post-Brexit'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/07/disruption-potential-for-uk-food-supply-chain-post-brexit/

Watchdog eyes compensation for bank transfer fraud as 20,000 victims lose £100m in six months. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/watchdog-eyes-compensation-bank-transfer-fraud-20000-victims/

Netflix email scam hits millions of subscribers. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/netflix-email-scam-subscribers-a8041621.html

'We had £300,000 taken in payment scam'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41897888

Britain must scrap EU rules and allow chlorine-washed chicken if it wants post-Brexit trade deal with US, Trump adviser says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/us-brexit-eu-uk-trade-deal-wilbur-ross-commerce-secretary-imports-exports-european-union-a8040571.html Not such a difficult request: with a regime of arse-lickin' Tories willing to bend over for anything American and a populist 'majority' of Fake Brit. Brexit Knobheads who eat nothing but foreign muck takeaways, I can see why this is probably going to happen.

Tug boats and condensed milk: Countries around the world according to their biggest export. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/mapped-countries-by-their-largest-export/

07.11.2017: Businesses reject Jeremy Corbyn's wooing and warn he would trash Britain's economy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/06/businesses-reject-jeremy-corbyns-wooing-warn-would-trash-britains/ Let's not confuse 'businesses' with the CBI - as this article intends. Or 'Friends of Israel' in other words, and most definitely not the huge, 95% majority of the country's actual businesses. As for Mr Corbyn 'trashing' the economy as the CBI has supposedly suggested, well, it seems their preferred choice, the war criminal Tories and their Fake Brit, tax-dodging, offshore CBI donors, haven't done that too badly themselves.

Businesses will begin moving jobs across Channel by March unless Brexit transition deal reached, CBI warns May. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/06/businesses-will-launch-brexit-contingency-plans-march-cbi-warns/ 'May' as not a part of Jeremy Corbyn's future government.

US interests must be protected in post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal, says Wilbur Ross. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/us-brexit-eu-uk-trade-deal-wilbur-ross-commerce-secretary-imports-exports-european-union-a8040571.html Weren't US interests being 'protected' by Brexit vote-tampering in the first place? Whereas the whole (populist and democratic) point of Brexit is that it is supposed to protect Britain's best interests and not those of the world's leading terrorist state. Not that that is something which would strike a chord with the present regime of fagging, corrupt, Tory war criminals. And rapists. And paedos.

Change in 'rules of business' for small retailers and wholesalers. http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/rules-business-changed-sme-retailers-wholesalers-finds-menzies/ A survey of 222 small and medium-sized retailers and wholesalers by Menzies LLP has identified the trading risks they expect to face in 2018. The top four risks identified were cash-flow difficulties, supply problems, a lack of resources and the effect of uncertainty on trading activity. The research also found that many small and medium-sized retailers and wholesalers indicated that they lack support and feel isolated, and that they may require better signposting to business support services. (EnterpriseQuest)

£40m funding boost for farming enterprises in England. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-secretary-opens-40-million-fund-to-boost-farm-productivity Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new £40 million grant scheme to improve farm productivity across England. The Countryside Productivity Scheme, which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England, will provide grants of between £35,000 and £1 million to support farmers to invest in farm technology and equipment. The first phase of the scheme is for projects that support better water resource management or improve forestry productivity. The deadline for applications is 3 April 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

Call for a change in priorities to avert retirement housing crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/retirement/call-change-priorities-avert-retirement-housing-crisis/

Poland legalises medical cannabis. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-legalise-medical-marijuana-cannabis-pharmacy-a8037681.html That should provide a significant boost to tourist numbers! Perhaps instead of rolling out the red carpet for the world's most wanted war criminals, Little Ingerlandt should consider doing something similar?

The secret of how to write a bestseller. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/the-secret-of-how-to-write-a-bestseller-a8034456.html

06.11.2017: UK firms want a Brexit transition deal by March. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/05/most-uk-firms-preparing-for-no-deal-brexit-warns-cbi They shouldn't have voted for a regime of Tory fags, wasters and criminals in that case.

Brexit 'threat to UK broadcasting jobs', trade body warns. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41875853 Or, the sex grooming and paedophile industry as it is more commonly known. Outside the fake news media.

Tony Blair ‘duped’ by the US into backing Iraq war, says Gordon Brown. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/05/tony-blair-duped-us-backing-iraq-war-gordon-brown/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/05/tony-blair-duped-us-backing-iraq-war-gordon-brown/ Not a new pack of apologist lies from a cowardly British war criminal although it might convince Brexit Knobheads! Nonetheless, it seems close enough to an admission of guilt to warrant reparation costs to the millions of innocent Iraqis murdered by cowardly, Coalition of Evil terrorists. To which we can add reparation also to the Yugoslavs, the Afghans, the Libyans, the Syrians, the Palestinians, the Yemenis, the Somalis plus the divorce bill for Brexit AND of course, millions of lost overseas export accounts. Just to satisfy a handful of evil, shekel-worshipping Americans and Israelis.

Some 'dupe' that Baby Butcher Blair, the Blairites and the Tories. (Tories = Blairite war criminals who wear blue ties. And vice versa. Blairites = Tory war criminals who wear red ties.) Then, hopefully, the next step will be the arrest, trial and imprisonment of these terrorists which should clear the present Brexit log-jam at the very least and help 'nail' that most fundamental plank of business success from all around the world - good will.

New state pension rules mean workers pay through their 40s and 50s 'for nothing'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/new-state-pension-rules-mean-workers-pay-40s-50s-nothing/httCBI: 'Time to stop Brexit soap opera'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41865046
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Nationwide down: Card payment problems hit building society customers across UK. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nationwide-building-society-customers-card-payment-problems-latest-updates-bank-a8037841.html

China online shopping: Dishonest websites face fines. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41875331

Online shops planning 'same day returns' service in time for Christmas. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/05/online-shops-planning-day-returns-service-time-christmas/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/05/online-shops-planning-day-returns-service-time-christmas/

Romanian thief is jailed for stripping lead from the roofs of rural churches - and may face deportation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/romanian-thief-jailed-stripping-lead-roofs-rural-churches/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/romanian-thief-jailed-stripping-lead-roofs-rural-churches/ Have English thieves left any lead on rural church roofs?!

'We remortgaged to renovate and our home's worth an extra £200k' - but with rising rates, is it still so easy? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/remortgaged-renovate-homes-worth-extra-200k-rising-rates-still/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/remortgaged-renovate-homes-worth-extra-200k-rising-rates-still/

'Our freehold cost £38,000 - now we're being denied compensation'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/freehold-cost-38000-now-denied-compensation/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/freehold-cost-38000-now-denied-compensation/

9 Global Businesses That Began as Side Hustles and How They Started. https://www.thebalance.com/successful-businesses-that-began-as-side-hustles-4147373?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11137309&utm_term=

How to Use Creativity to Keep Your Side Hustle Growing. https://www.thebalance.com/using-creativity-to-grow-your-side-hustle-4144777?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11137309&utm_term=

New wearable device interacts with fans at live events. https://www.springwise.com/new-wearable-device-interacts-fans-live-events/?utm_campaign=972103_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KU2V,2V1FMX,26K5L,1

Crows trained to clean cigarette butts from city streets. https://www.springwise.com/rows-trained-clean-cigarette-butts-city-streets/?utm_campaign=972103_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KU2V,2V1FMX,26K5L,1

05.11.2017: No deal Brexit would almost add £1,000 per year to shopping bills in the UK, experts warn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/no-deal-brexit-shopping-bills-national-institute-economic-review-a8036771.html

Insurers 'burying price rises' in renewal letters. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41864115

Scamwatch: New pension fraud warning. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/04/scamwatch-new-pension-fraud-warning/

More people booking holidays despite lack of faith in economy, figures show. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/more-people-booking-holidays-despite-lack-of-faith-in-economy-f/

Consumers urged not to buy fireworks from car boot sales or through social media. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/consumers-urged-not-to-buy-fireworks-from-car-boot-sales-or-thro/

'Nationwide gave a criminal with fake ID an account but refused to refund me £8,700'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/nationwide-gave-criminal-fake-account-refused-refund-8700/

Stunned farmer finds flock of sheep in her home thanks to overzealous sheepdog puppy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/03/stunned-farmer-finds-flock-sheep-home-thanks-overzealous-sheepdog/ Looks like that puppy could have a promising future as a British Prime Minister - if it wasn't such an over-achiever!

04.11.2017: Services sector rise puts UK economy on track for 0.5% growth in fourth quarter. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/03/services-sector-rise-puts-uk-economy-on-track-for-0-5-growth-in/

October storms dent high street footfall. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/02/october-storms-dent-high-street-footfall/

Landlords and letting agents face £30,000 fines for charging tenant fees. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/landlords-letting-agents-face-30000-fines-charging-tenant-fees/

WhatsApp goes down around the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-down-latest-updates-news-messaging-app-users-send-recieve-uk-a8034996.html

WhatsApp Business App tricking people into downloading fake version of Messenger. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-business-app-release-fake-version-google-play-store-messenger-apps-a8033296.html A 'fake' business app? Not another one introduced by a regime guru, by any chance?

Restaurant owners hit out at TripAdvisor 'revenge' review. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/03/restaurant-owners-hit-out-tripadvisor-revenge-review/ I don't think I have ever read a TripAdvisor review which I didn't subsequently have an issue with - apart from asking myself if it was rigged, anyway.

Old scams, new tricks as fraudsters adapt. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41851510 Like fake TripAdvisor reviews.

8 Inexpensive Online CRM for Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/online-crm-small-businesses-2947867?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11053731&utm_term=

How to Leverage Business Best Practices in Your Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/small-business-best-practice-benchmarking-2951166?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11053731&utm_term=

Farmers urged to bury their underpants to improve quality of their beef. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/02/farmers-urged-bury-underpants-improve-quality-beef/

Indian startup helps women rise in business. https://www.springwise.com/indian-start-helps-women-rise-business/?utm_campaign=965895_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KPAF,2V1FMX,2652T,1

AI app diagnoses crop diseases and alerts farmers via text. https://www.springwise.com/ai-app-diagnoses-crop-diseases-alerts-farmers-via-text/?utm_campaign=968708_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KRGK,2V1FMX,26B72,1

Browser extension reveals manufacturers’ ethics. https://www.springwise.com/browser-extension-reveals-manufacturers-ethics&/?dm_i=3GJ2,KTCQ,2V1FMX,26HOF,1#8217;|ethics|Crowdfunding+Now|Eco+%26amp%3B+Sustainability|Education|Life+Hacks|Retail

Underwater restaurant lets guests dine with the fishes. https://www.springwise.com/underwater-restaurant-lets-guests-dine-fishes/?utm_campaign=971162_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KTCQ,2V1FMX,26HOF,1

Lecturer invents microcapsules to repair road surfaces. https://www.springwise.com/lecturer-invents-microcapsules-repair-road-surfaces/?utm_campaign=971162_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KTCQ,2V1FMX,26HOF,1

03.11.2017: First UK interest rate rise in 10 years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41846330

Are more interest rate rises ahead? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41846637

Number on strict debt repayment plans hits record high as concerns over interest rate hike grow. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/number-on-strict-debt-repayment-plans-hits-record-high-as-concer/

Facebook admits up to 270m users are fake and duplicate accounts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/02/facebook-admits-270m-users-fake-duplicate-accounts/ And how long has Fakebook - as it is better known - been around for this admission to be made? (Which doesn't even include how many million military accounts?)

New Zealand launches biggest ever drive to attract Brexit Britain's builders. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/02/new-zealand-launches-biggest-ever-drive-to-attract-brexit-britains-builders

This map shows the most dangerous countries in the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/map-most-dangerous-countries-tourists-foreign-commonwealth-office-advice-a8031586.html It doesn't at all, actually. It doesn't show the USA as the most dangerous region in the world by far. Which it is. Then again, the map was compiled by Little Ingerlandt's USA stooges - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Michelin-starred restaurant bans social media monkeys photographing their food. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/michelin-starred-restaurant-the-waterside-inn-bans-diners-photographing-food-berkshire-a8033291.html At long last. It's bad enough watching such riff-raff taking selfies in public without being forced to rub shoulders with them as well when trying to dine in a civilised fashion.

02.11.2017: Bank of England set to hike rates for first time in over a decade. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/01/bank-of-england-set-to-hike-rates-for-first-time-in-over-a-decad/ And there will be an almighty wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of hair . . . All Brussels' fault, of course.

Half a million businesses in distress as interest rate hike looms. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/11/01/half-a-million-businesses-in-distress-as-interest-rate-hike-loom/ Hasn't the Tory war criminal regime done well? All without dropping a single bomb on their own country.

What would a rate hike mean for Britons and will borrowing costs rise further? https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/01/what-would-a-rate-hike-mean-for-britons-and-will-borrowing-costs/

Annual house price growth accelerated in October, index finds. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/01/annual-house-price-growth-accelerated-in-october-index-finds/

Thousands of affordable homes dropped due to 'loophole', Shelter claims. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/31/thousands-of-affordable-homes-dropped-due-to-loophole-shelter/ As we keep saying - it's what developers pay the Tory regime for.

Rate rise impact 'modest' for homeowners, says Nationwide. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41829034

Get ready for 'end to the Golden Age of house prices' – with a rise of just 1pc forecast for next year, says JLL. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/get-ready-end-golden-age-house-prices-with-rise-just-1pc-forecast/

UK manufacturing performance improves in October increasing likelihood of interest rates rise. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-manufacturing-performance-october-interest-rates-rise-bank-of-england-a8030846.html

Shop price deflation remains at four-year low. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/31/shop-price-deflation-remains-at-four-year-low/

Why Britain is ditching the weekly shop. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/01/weekly-shop-daily-spending-waitrose-supermarket

One in five ATMs set to close over next four years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/31/one-five-cash-points-set-close-next-four-years/

Openreach says it will build faster broadband for 10 million homes but only if it gets the money back. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/openreach-faster-broadband-network-10-million-people-government-funding-pay-digital-economy-a8028981.html Latest telecomms industry bullshit.

Slack messaging service stops working. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/slack-down-broken-not-working-latest-outage-a8030526.html

Social media firms under scrutiny for 'Russian meddling’. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41821359 We have been trying to find reports in western terrorist propaganda of American social media meddling in the Arab Spring and the Orange Revolution. Which are about as non-existent as reports into US Big Corp involvement in the Holocaust. Still. If you want to promote your business using such sinister, discredited tools, then feel free. While you can.

Nomadic Homes: 10 dwellings that will make you forget about the property ladder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/nomadic-homes/

01.11.2017: UK economic growth dwarfed again by eurozone in third quarter. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-economic-growth-eurozone-q3-2017-third-quarter-gdp-france-eu-brexit-a8028891.html Little Ingerlandt assuming its natural position in the order of things - under the present regime of criminals, that is.

Brexit: MP demands Met Police investigate Breitbart 'donations' to Ukip in run up to EU referendum. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-breitbart-donations-brexit-met-police-investigation-eu-referendum-influence-donald-trump-a8027456.html This has been common knowledge for months. Other than in the offshore, hate-preaching, lying Brexit media (propaganda.) And which will continue to obfuscate such matters of national importance with age-old stories of amoral politicians with wandering hands. Which helps deflect the heat from their corrupt, murderous, terrorist activities, too.

UK watchdog says RBS should accept small businesses treatment report findings. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/31/uk-watchdog-says-rbs-should-accept-small-businesses-treatment-re/ Why are these criminals being invited to 'accept' the report findings? They should already be behind bars.

More over 65s are working than ever before: is retirement dead? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/work-salary/news/65s-working-ever-retirement-dead/ Sort of. The official plan being that 'retirees' should die before they claim their pensions. That will leave more money in the national kitty to provide huge tax breaks for American Big Corp; and to continue the terrorism and murder of millions of defenceless people in far-off countries which never make the UK media's (propaganda) fake news.

Bookies brace for possible sales hit. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41811989 Let's hope it's a lot more than 'possible'. Although the gambling industry is a major Tory regime donor, so . . . ?

ePrivacy reforms "bad news for marketing industry". https://dma.org.uk/article/political-wrangling-in-brussels-and-the-eprivacy-regulation The EU LIBE (Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) Committee has accepted proposed changes to the ePrivacy Regulation. However, the Direct Marketing Association has warned that the proposals are anti-competitive and "bad news for the marketing industry". Criticisms include that the revised Regulation references no other legal bases for data processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) than consent, and that requiring opt-in consent for B2B corporate marketing will hinder the ability of smaller firms to enter the market. The amendments are set to be debated by the European Parliament. (EnterpriseQuest)

ICO investigation finds inadequate website privacy notices. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2017/10/international-enforcement-operation-finds-website-privacy-notices-are-too-vague-and-generally-inadequate/ An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) into website privacy notices has found that many are inadequate. The ICO reviewed privacy notices on 30 UK websites in the retail, banking, travel and finance comparison sectors, and found that they generally provided a good explanation of the personal information they collect. However, 26 privacy notices failed to specify how and where this information would be stored, the same number did not explain how it would be shared, and 24 did not explain how users could delete their personal data from the website. (EnterpriseQuest)

Have you considered ditching your smartphone? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2017/oct/30/phone-young-people-digital-detox Go on! Get a life.

31.10.2017: UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41795502 No probs. The country's inbred leaders, drawn from a centuries-old education system of fagging and other forms of sexual deviancy, are as ready as ever to offer their minds, bodies and souls to the highest bidder. (Currently anything or anyone American. Or Israeli. Or Saudi.)

Image-based cheque clearance goes live today: which banks do it and how it works. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/image-based-cheque-clearance-goes-live-today-banks-do-works/

Smartphone use falls among young for first time. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41805801 Oh, dear. It's increasingly beginning to look as if the only dumb sheep left in the country are - the media.

Lack of government support hits smaller firms. http://smithandwilliamson.com/business/insights/smith-and-williamson-enterprise-index/2017-q3-government-support-for-smes-and-entrepreneurs-wavering Almost two thirds (65%) of small and medium-sized business owners believe they lack government support to grow their firm, according to the 'Enterprise Index' for Q3 2017 from accountancy firm Smith & Williamson. The index has revealed that just 35% of smaller firms believe government policy is supportive of private enterprise, while 74% said political uncertainty is having a negative impact on their business. (EnterpriseQuest)

Does this mean the regime Brownshirts' piss-poor, fake business support websites which succeeded Business Links on the advice of a fake regime guru, aren't up to scratch?

HMRC seeks views on digitising 'tax-free shopping' scheme. https://www.accountancylive.com/cch_uk/cln/news_004810_digivatres HMRC is asking small retailers who use the VAT Retail Export Scheme to help with its digitisation. The scheme allows VAT to be reclaimed on goods that are purchased in the UK by non-European visitors and taken home in their personal luggage. HMRC plans to digitise the scheme, which currently uses paper forms, by 2020. Retailers can register their interest in helping with this process by completing an online questionnaire and/or contacting HMRC directly. (EnterpriseQuest)

Brexit: Labour MP who said Remain voters were better educated 'has facts on his side', says former YouGov boss. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-remain-voters-better-educated-labour-mp-barry-sheerman-huddersfield-yougov-facts-leave-a8027121.html Steady on. Brexit Knobheads won't know what a 'fact' is. That's why they buy The Scum and The Daily Wail.

Brexit: 20% of UK restaurants at risk of going bust, finds study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-restaurants-closing-bust-20-per-cent-leave-eu-a8023576.html

The hidden cost of self-employment. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/self-employment-cost-holiday-pay-sick-leave-benefits-a8019171.html As not pointed out by the regime and its Brownshirts during their miserable failure to make Little Ingerlandt the 'best place in the world to start and grow a business.'

Premium demand boosts Scottish single malt whisky exports. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-41795452

30.10.2017: Liam Fox ridiculed as ‘man of solitude’ over claims his department lacks seasoned trade negotiators. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-liam-fox-ridiculed-trade-negotiations-experienced-one-international-trade-a8024701.html Which is what happens of course, when you have a regime of stooges simply fagging for the Americans and the Israelis.

The UK Housing Crisis – Stoked By A Cycle Of Crime And Fear. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-uk-housing-crisis-stoked-by-a-cycle-of-crime-and-fear/

Police record average of more than 150 internet-fuelled crimes daily. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/29/police-record-average-of-more-than-150-internet-fuelled-crimes-d/ Surprising they've managed to count even that many given their filming duties.

Facebook denies 'listening' to conversations. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41776215 What else is an American military surveillance and control tool supposed to do?

App personalizes sound for each ear. https://www.springwise.com/app-personalizes-sound-ear/?utm_campaign=962990_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KN1Q,2V1FMX,25XO1,1

Reusable smart cups help London coffee shops recycle. https://www.springwise.com/reusable-smart-cups-help-london-coffee-shops-recycle/?utm_campaign=964421_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KO5H,2V1FMX,261DH,1

Pay-by-fringerprint programme for tourists goes nationwide. https://www.springwise.com/pay-fringerprint-programme-tourists-goes-nationwide/?utm_campaign=964421_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KO5H,2V1FMX,261DH,1

29.10.2017: 'Bregret' on the rise as Remainers favour abandoning Brexit, poll shows. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/remain-voters-increasingly-against-brexit-re-leavers-u-turn/ Those suffering 'Bregret' should be the crooks, the liars, the charlatans and the snake-oil merchants who sold Brexit to the country's thickos. They should now be arrested and put away permanently. For treason.

PFI: five firms avoid tax despite £2bn profits, BBC learns. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41778609 Ah, yes. Fake Brit Tory war criminals doing what they do best. Selling out the country. And then telling cras, third form jokes. On the other hand, isn't it time HMRC themselves were investigated?

Three slammed for £113 iPhone X phone contract - the most expensive ever. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/three-slammed-113-iphone-x-phone-contract-expensive-ever/ Judging by their TV advertising, Three don't seem to have any shortage of knobheads who would be prepared to pay this kind of money for a piece of plastic.

Seven signs you're being scammed. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/28/seven-signs-youre-being-scammed/

Switching current accounts: Your questions answered. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/28/switching-current-accounts-questions-answered/

CNET Community: What can I do to boost my existing Wi-Fi network signal? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/what-can-i-do-to-boost-my-existing-wi-fi-network-signal/?ftag=CAD5920658&bhid=22951757626637189212880527427435

Should I Start a Business? Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge. https://www.thebalance.com/should-i-start-a-business-2951859?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11038614&utm_term=

How to Set Up Logistics for Your Startup. https://www.thebalance.com/logistics-set-up-for-startups-4142676?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11038614&utm_term=

Live presentations and product tests offered as in-flight entertainment. https://www.springwise.com/live-presentations-product-tests-offered-flight-entertainment/?utm_campaign=958044_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KJ8C,2V1FMX,25FWO,1

Soap crayon encourages children to wash their hands. https://www.springwise.com/soap-crayon-encourages-children-wash-hands/?utm_campaign=958044_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KJ8C,2V1FMX,25FWO,1

App creates live gigs anywhere and any time. https://www.springwise.com/app-creates-live-gigs-anywhere-time/?utm_campaign=961707_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KM23,2V1FMX,25TGP,1

Used toilet paper helps pave a bike path. https://www.springwise.com/used-toilet-paper-helps-pave-bike-path/?utm_campaign=961707_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KM23,2V1FMX,25TGP,1

28.10.2017: Retailers on edge as sales dive at fastest pace since the financial crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/26/retailers-edge-sales-dive-fastest-pace-since-financial-crisis/

Brexit one of biggest travesties of modern times, says vice-president of EIB. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/brexit-one-of-biggest-travesties-of-modern-times-says-vice-pres/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D-121240365_uk

EU plans to trade ‘much’ more with Australia and New Zealand after Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-trade-deal-eu-australia-new-zealand-european-parliament-vote-meps-a8020716.html Isn't that what Brexit Little Ingerlandt was supposed to be doing? Well. According to The Kippah Party, The Tory war criminal regime and their lying, criminal, fake news propaganda, that is.

HSBC apologises for online glitches as customers frozen out of accounts. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/hsbc-apologises-for-online-glitches-as-customers-frozen-out-of-a/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D-121240365_uk

Hotel booking sites probed by consumer watchdog. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41769488

Experience: I am a professional sex toy tester. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/27/i-am-a-professional-sex-toy-tester-experience-venus-ohara

27.10.2017: Homeowners offered £1,000 to host NHS patients in spare rooms in 'Airbnb-style scheme'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/homeowners-offered-1000-host-nhs-patients-spare-rooms-airbnb/

Ofcom slashes phone bills for one million BT landline-only customers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/26/ofcom-slashes-phone-bills-one-million-bt-landline-customers/

'Generation rent' demands mortgage lenders take rental payment records into account. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/generation-rent-demands-mortgage-lenders-take-rental-payment/

Why don’t first-time buyers get credit with mortgage lenders after years of paying rent on time and in full? http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/renters-mortgage-lenders-first-time-buyers-credit-pay-on-time-full-financial-crisis-housing-market-a8019141.html

Average credit card rates now 50pc higher than before the financial crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/credit-cards/average-credit-card-rates-now-50pc-higher-financial-crisis/

'Is this call from Halifax a scam?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/jessica-investigates/call-halifax-scam/

Amazon to sell smart door locks that let delivery drivers into your house. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/25/amazon-sell-smart-door-locks-let-delivery-drivers-house/ And American murder-industry manufactured killer robots.

Croissants in crisis: could French bakers crumble amid butter shortage? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/croissants-in-crisis-could-french-bakers-crumble-amid-butter-shortage Never mind Brexit - THIS is really serious. And if the French didn't live in the past, they would have seen this crisis coming years ago. The trouble is, if they can't produce better negotiators than M. Barmier, then they are truly in the merde.

Why Should You Write a Business Plan? https://www.thebalance.com/why-write-a-business-plan-2948013?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10956341&utm_term=

10 Top Business Tips for Starting a Business That Will Succeed. https://www.thebalance.com/top-tips-for-starting-a-business-that-will-succeed-2947246?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10956411&utm_term=

5 Common Advertising Mistakes Made By Small Businesses. https://www.thebalance.com/common-advertising-small-business-mistakes-4142640?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10956411&utm_term=

14 Economy-Proof Business Ideas. https://www.thebalance.com/economy-proof-business-ideas-2951454?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10956411&utm_term=

Fight against plastic boosted with food that acts as tableware. https://www.springwise.com/fight-plastic-boosted-food-acts-tableware/?utm_campaign=959159_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KK3B,2V1FMX,25JTZ,1

No tools required for DIY furniture kits for kids. https://www.springwise.com/no-tools-required-diy-furniture-kits-kids/?utm_campaign=960399_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-10-24&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,KL1R,2V1FMX,25OSD,1

TaxationWeb newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/taxationweb/taxationweb-newsletter-8fq9e8cf6k?e=45c941d6f6

26.10.2017: 'Crunch time' for Government, as business shows zero confidence in infrastructure delivery. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/25/crunch-time-government-business-shows-zero-confidence-infrastructure/ Steady on. Most Tory war criminals won't know what this means.

Foreign aid to be spent on helping to secure post-Brexit trade deals, Priti Patel says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-foreign-aid-spent-trade-deals-priti-patel-international-development-secretary-a8017796.html In other words, corrupt business as usual.

Record number of firms in UK unhappy with the state of infrastructure in their region, research shows. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-firms-infrastructure-record-number-unhappy-state-region-cbi-aecom-conservative-government-a8017051.html

Credit card borrowing rises amid consumer debt focus. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/credit-card-borrowing-rises-amid-consumer-debt-focus/

Landmark ruling over tax avoidance scheme used by celebrities. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/25/landmark-ruling-over-tax-avoidance-scheme-used-by-celebrities/

Current account switching at new low. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41740616

An ode to the tourist information centre, a British institution trundling towards extinction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/tourist-information-centre-closures-fond-farewell/

The firm that sends two billion text messages per year. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-41736149/the-firm-that-sends-two-billion-text-messages-per-year

Public 'fails to report investment scams'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41741515 Perhaps they're worried about jeopardising their pension entitlement?

American terrorists vote to protect banks and credit card companies from being sued by US citizens. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-senate-vote-banks-insurers-block-class-action-lawsuits-forced-abritation-donald-trump-mike-pence-a8018411.html

Police advert banned for suggesting viewers should not call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/police-advert-banned-suggesting-viewers-should-not-call-999/

25.10.2017: Consumers warned as credit card rates hit 10-year high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41733925

Debtors to be given 'breathing space', government confirms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41732854

Mortgage lenders 'should consider rent payment record'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41724322

BRC calls for business rate freeze. https://brc.org.uk/news/2017/calls-for-business-rates-freeze-after-new-inflation-figures-threaten-misery-on-the-high-street The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for business rates to be frozen, rather than increased by September's retail price inflation (RPI) figure at the beginning of next April. The RPI for September 2017 was 3.9%. According to the BRC, if this figure is used to calculate the increase to business rates in April 2018, retailers will pay an extra £250 million. The RPI is calculated each month by the Office for National Statistics. (EnterpriseQuest)

Capitalism 'has been broken', top UK business leaders warn. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/capitalism-broken-top-business-leaders-shriti-vadera-financial-times-robert-swannell-carolyn-a8014616.html

Ebay tax trap: how to avoid pitfalls of new 'trading allowance'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/ebay-tax-trap-avoid-pitfalls-new-trading-allowance/

Lonely Planet tells the world to visit cheap Britain. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41736420

World wine production 'to hit 50-year low'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41728536

How to 'deep clean' your online activity. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41735619

Small-business cybersecurity guide. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/smallbusiness A cybersecurity guide for small businesses has been published by the National Cyber Security Centre. The guide provides hints and tips about how to prevent a cybersecurity attack and covers backing up data, malware protection, protecting mobile devices, using passwords to protect data, and ways to avoid phishing attacks. (EnterpriseQuest)

24.10.2017: Brexit: Business lobby groups call for transition deal clarity. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41716284 They can 'call' all they like!

RBS admits failing some small businesses. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41725553 Oh, good. We can start banging up 'some' criminal RBS bankers, then?

Tory international trade minister labelled 'ignorant and bigoted' over mocking tweet about 'German fish and chips'. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-international-trade-minister-greg-hands-tweet-german-fish-and-chips-mocking-german-doner-kebab-a8015351.html The Tories are clearly taking steps to ensure their American Minister, Boris 'The Buffoon' Johnson, isn't alone in making Britain a laughing stock and generally impeding the country's economic wellbeing.

Funding boost for smaller exporters. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-ramps-up-support-for-sme-trade UK Export Finance (UKEF) has launched a new partnership with the UK's five major high street banks to improve access to export finance for small and medium-sized firms. Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS/Natwest and Santander will provide government-backed financial support to help smaller firms export. Suppliers that are part of an exporter's supply chain will also be eligible to apply for UKEF support for the first time. If an application is approved, the funding will be made available almost immediately. (EnterpriseQuest)

Wouldn't it be cheaper and more effective to simply give the country's exporters a Disclaimer that they are in any way connected with a regime of stupid, pig-ignorant, Tory war criminals?

GDPR helpline for small and micro businesses. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2017/10/ico-announces-more-help-for-small-and-micro-businesses/ On 1 November 2017, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will launch a telephone helpline for small and micro businesses, to help them prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The helpline will complement the ICO's other GDPR preparation resources, including a series of 'myth busting' blog posts and a range of free-to-access online guidance. The GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act in May 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

PPI complaints rise 24% in six months, says FCA. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41720734

Phone customers overcharged by up to £38 a month. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/10/23/phone-customers-overcharged-by-up-to-38-a-month/

Warning about fake HMRC e-mails. https://www.accountancylive.com/warning-fake-hmrc-vat-email-scam A VAT e-mail scam involving fake HMRC e-mails has been revealed by security specialist Trustwave. According to Trustwave, in September 2017 scammers sent out e-mails with the header 'VAT return query' and a reference to the fake website 'www.hmirc-gov.co.uk'. If someone clicked on an image embedded in the e-mail, they were redirected to a Microsoft OneDrive file-sharing service, where malware was automatically downloaded to their computer. HMRC has updated its guidance covering distinguishing genuine HMRC e-mails from scam phishing e-mails. (EnterpriseQuest)

The updated guidance is available at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phishing-and-bogus-emails-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples/phishing-emails-and-bogus-contact-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples

Gambling adverts feature in 95pc of all televised football matches, researchers find. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/23/gambling-adverts-feature-95pc-televised-football-matches-researchers/

 

 

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