Category: Finance

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Mortgage holders to face a ‘very challenging period’ in the event of a second lockdown

Mortgage holders to face a ‘very challenging period’ in the event of a second lockdown

On this, comparethemarket.com produced a survey of 2,093 adults based in the UK which revealed that many are worried for the future.Around a third [...]
Germany style furlough: What is the German style furlough?

Germany style furlough: What is the German style furlough?

Rishi Sunak was due to unveil his autumn budget this week but the announcement has been scrapped in favour of a Winter Economy Plan being launched [...]
Wage subsidy scheme: What is a wage subsidy scheme? How does it work?

Wage subsidy scheme: What is a wage subsidy scheme? How does it work?

A wage subsidy scheme is expected to be announced today by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a new economic rescue package to help [...]
State pension: How much will your payments increase by as the triple lock is maintained?

State pension: How much will your payments increase by as the triple lock is maintained?

State pension income is crucial for many people in retirement as it provides steady payments which are guaranteed to go up by a minimum amount ever [...]
Council Tax reduction: Who qualifies for Council Tax reduction?

Council Tax reduction: Who qualifies for Council Tax reduction?

Council Tax is a property-based tax paid to local authorities. It is an annual fee set by your council which goes towards funding local services. B [...]
Universal Credit UK: New legal requirements provided on next week’s self-isolation rules

Universal Credit UK: New legal requirements provided on next week’s self-isolation rules

As the government detailed: “From 28 September, you could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test result for [...]
FTSE 100 LIVE: Asian shares tumble as global recovery hopes reach new low

FTSE 100 LIVE: Asian shares tumble as global recovery hopes reach new low

A  slump on Wall Street overnight caused Asian shares to fall once again, as a series of warnings from US Federal Reserve officials underscored inv [...]
Council Tax UK map: Areas with the lowest council tax rates mapped

Council Tax UK map: Areas with the lowest council tax rates mapped

Areas with the lowest council taxAccording to MoveBubble, the area with the highest council tax rate in London is Kingston-upon-Thames, in the sout [...]
Universal Credit: Is Universal Credit increasing?

Universal Credit: Is Universal Credit increasing?

The rise is designed to bridge the gap between the old benefits and Universal Credit.The payment drop affected those who switched to Universal Cred [...]
State Pension increase 2021/22: How much will State Pension increase next year?

State Pension increase 2021/22: How much will State Pension increase next year?

The Bank of England predicts a two percent fall in wages in the current year, followed by a four percent increase next year as masses of workers co [...]
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