Is the TV licence fit for the 21st century?

TV Licencing

The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed that the BBC will fund the free TV licences for the over 75s which will be phased in from 2018-2019. The changes will add up to £650m savings from the £12bn the government has announced is to be cut from welfare. At the same time the TV Licence […]

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Apple patent personal wireless payments

Apple Pay

Apple have filed a patent to steal some of PayPal’s business – personal payments via mobile phone. The patent sets out a method of “using electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) that communicate wirelessly, two individuals can make person-to-person payments”. They go on to elaborate that someone can identify another mobile phone close by to […]

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Insights into Amazon Logistics size and scale

Amazon Courier

Amazon have opened a new delivery depot in Hedge End (just off the M27 between Southampton and Portsmouth) for their Amazon Logistics courier operation. What’s interesting about the opening is the number of jobs it’s expected to support – 20 onsite workers and another 140 drivers working with eight independent local courier companies. 140 full […]

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Tweet the government about Red Tape holding your business back

red tape

It sounds like a plot from the Thick of It, but the new business minister with responsibility for SMEs, Anna Soubry, has announced that she wants SMEs to report the unnecessary Red Tape they encounter by using a dedicated Twitter #hashtag. Her announcement in the House of Commons was met with derision from the opposition […]

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eBay protect German sellers during postal strike

Deutsche Post

On the 18th of June, eBay Germany announced that if buyers leave low Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs) due to the Deutsche Post strikes in June that they will be discounted in the calculation of the seller status. eBay Germany are also working for automatic removal of DSRs if the strikes continue into July. We’ve seen […]

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Amazon Prime Photos & #PrimeLiving Photo Contest

Prime Living Buck Palace sm

Amazon are inviting UK Prime members to experience one of their latest benefits – Prime Photos – and enter for a chance to win the sterling equivalent of $10,000 USD in Gift Cards by participating in the #PrimeLiving Photo Contest. Amazon is providing members a forum to share how Prime has helped open the […]

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Join Amazon Prime and Prime Day for £59

Amazon Prime Day feat

Amazon celebrate their 20th birthday next week and to celebrate are introducing “Prime Day“, a new global shopping event to rival Black Friday exclusively for Prime members. Kicking off from midnight on Wednesday the 15th of July UK Prime members can buy thousands of Lightning Deals, six popular Deals of the Day and of course […]

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