Economy

End of Covid protection looms for renters

End of Covid protection looms for renters

End of Covid protection looms for renters End of Covid protection looms for renters This pandemic hasn’t been easy on anybody. Despite the many supportive measures put in place, rocketing numbers of people have claimed unemployment benefits and many of us wonder just how much further our savings will stretch. But one group who remain particularly vulnerable to economic shocks …

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Pandemic set to derail female breadwinners

Pandemic set to derail female breadwinners

Pandemic set to derail female breadwinners Pandemic set to derail female breadwinners The rise in the number of households where women out-earn men could stall as women bear the brunt of caring responsibilities and face furlough or redundancy, new figures suggest. Women now earn more than male partners in almost a quarter of households according to research by the Office …

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Can you afford another bank holiday?

Can you afford another bank holiday?

Can you afford another bank holiday? Can you afford another bank holiday? While we were lounging away lockdown over another long weekend, economists have been busy trying to work out the impact of the extra national holiday currently being considered by government. Brits look on enviously every year as many other countries enjoy several more nationwide days off than the …

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Mental Health Awareness week: Dads most affected by Covid-19 impact

Mental Health Awareness week: Dads most affected by Covid-19 impact

Mental Health Awareness week: Dads most affected by Covid-19 impact Mental Health Awareness week: Dads most affected by Covid-19 impact This is Mental Health Awareness week. And it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. As the initial physical health shock of the pandemic starts to shift from the spotlight towards the acceptance of a new socially distanced normal, …

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Has the pandemic changed our property wish list?

Has the pandemic changed our property wish list?

Has the pandemic changed our property wish list? Has the pandemic changed our property wish list? A week ago, in England at least, the housing market was allowed to go back to work. Viewings, valuations and house moves are now back on the cards. Estate agents could reopen their doors, with the adherence to the usual strict social distancing measures …

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The seven coronavirus scams to look out for

The seven coronavirus scams to look out for

The seven coronavirus scams to look out for The seven coronavirus scams to look out for The current situation is perfect for fraudsters. It really could not be better – there’s a major news story that can be plausibly linked to all sorts of financial situations to make their scams seem genuine. On top of that, there’s an unprecedented roll-out …

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Coronavirus: What is the pension triple lock and why might the pandemic threaten it?

Coronavirus: What is the pension triple lock and why might the pandemic threaten it?

Coronavirus: What is the pension triple lock and why might the pandemic threaten it? Coronavirus: What is the pension triple lock and why might the pandemic threaten it? The state pension “triple lock” may be under threat as the government looks for ways to save money to pay for the cost of the coronavirus crisis. Leaked Treasury documents revealed this …

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Lockdown set to prompt insurance claim epidemic

The freebies that will get you through the lockdown

Lockdown set to prompt insurance claim epidemic Lockdown set to prompt insurance claim epidemic With the world and its activities concentrated at home right now, those homes are taking a kicking. As lockdown and social distancing rules leave households powering through the DIY to-do list or entertaining the kids with indoor assault courses and ball games, the insurance world is warning …

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Coronavirus turns UK into a nation of savers

Coronavirus turns UK into a nation of savers

Coronavirus turns UK into a nation of savers Coronavirus turns UK into a nation of savers Financial advisers, debt charities, government and everyone in between have been pleading with UK consumers to save money for decades – with little effect. The global pandemic has done it overnight. A combination of financial fear and plummeting household spending means that those whose incomes …

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Coronavirus: What happens next and how do you prepare?

Coronavirus: What happens next and how do you prepare?

Coronavirus: What happens next and how do you prepare? Coronavirus: What happens next and how do you prepare? It’s impossible to know for sure what might happen to the economy in the next few weeks and months when we still don’t know what might happen with the spread of the virus across our land. But it is possible to make …

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