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Posted by Tony on Friday 25th of September 2020
Yesterday, Rishi Sunak revealed a new batch of measures to support UK businesses and individuals in the face of tightening restrictions and rising coronavirus case numbers.
You can get more details in the HM Treasury document – although here is a summary which can be shared with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Kind regards and stay safe,
Posted by Tony on Tuesday 8th of September 2020
On 3rd September you may well have read newspaper headlines after the Government confirmed yesterday that the minimum pension age will rise to 57 by 2028. Here is a Sun article for you - https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/12573921/private-pension-age-rise/
As many of you will know this is in fact old news as the Government first announced these plans in 2014. The Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, simply confirmed the changes and said they will be legislated for “in due course”.
Here is a reminder of the timetable of changes in the next...
Posted by Tony on Wednesday 19th of August 2020
Last week, HMRC reported that its support for UK businesses and individuals had been extended with 83,000 businesses signed up for the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme and 11 million meals discounted in the first week.
While it is great to see people “out and about” again safely, it is worth reminding everyone about the main financial support schemes as they draw to a close.
Self-employment Income Support Scheme
- Applications for the second grant are now open
- You can make a claim for the (second and final) grant if you’re eligible, ev...
Posted by Tony on Wednesday 15th of July 2020
Embarking on a DIY project? Check your home insurance
The weather is improving, you may have some extra time on your hands and judging by the queues outside hardware stores, people are seizing the opportunity to get some home improvement jobs underway, particularly with more Britons than ever working from home. Between February and March 2020, Google searches for ‘DIY’ increased by 9% year-on-year, with searches for ‘home improvement’ also growing by 12%.
Not to dampen your DIY gusto, but before you embark on a new project at home, remem...
Posted by Tony on Thursday 9th of July 2020
In March, Rishi Sunak unveiled “one of the largest and most comprehensive economic responses in the world” to protect the UK’s population against the impact of coronavirus. The £160bn plan, the Chancellor said, was just the first stage of the government’s response to the pandemic. Four months later, on 8 July, the Chancellor stepped up once again to reveal the second phase, “a plan for jobs”.
In his speech, Mr Sunak did not shy away from the “profound economic challenges” facing the nation. He revealed that, in just two months, the economy ...