Archive for the 'News' category

Government to Support Millions of UK Self-Employed Workers with New Scheme

March 27, 2020 | Posted under: News

Government to Support Millions of UK Self-Employed Workers with New Scheme Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced world-leading Income Support Scheme to support self-employed workers who’ve been affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that a new scheme will be put in place to help all the self-employed workers across the UK whose health and finances have been affected due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we tell you the details, including what…

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What Are People Spending their Money on During the Coronavirus 'Lockdown'?

March 25, 2020 | Posted under: News

What Are People Spending their Money on During the Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’? Here, we take a look at the spending habits of UK consumers amid the COVID-19 crisis. On Monday of this week (23/03/2020), Boris Johnson announced that the British public must stay at home for the next 3 weeks to try and reduce the spread of coronavirus. You are allowed to leave your home if: You need to travel to and from work (only if this is absolutely necessary) You need to go shopping for essential items You…

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Changes to UK's Online Gambling Regulations

March 23, 2020 | Posted under: News

Changes to UK’s Online Gambling Regulations New rules mean that credit cards are to be banned for gambling use from April, and customer verification strategies will be stricter from May 2020. The latest gambling statistics show that there are approximately 24 million people taking part in gambling in the UK, with 10.5 million of those people doing so online, according to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Whether betting in the sports industry or online casino sector, gambling has become a…

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Tips for Employees Working From Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020 | Posted under: News

Tips for Employees Working From Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Our 7 top tips will help you stay motivated and organised Since the coronavirus outbreak has altered dramatically in recent days (and is continuing to do so), the order of daily life has changed significantly as a consequence, and employees in the UK are being urged to work from home, if they can, to protect others and further prevent the spread of COVID-19. One worker from Bobatoo has chosen to work from home and set up a makeshift…

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Can I Get Financial Help If I Am Affected By Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020 | Posted under: News

Can I Get Financial Help If I Am Affected By Coronavirus? With UK citizens concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19, most UK banks and lenders are on hand to help alleviate the burden. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the UK, more and more people are self-isolating due to existing symptoms or are awaiting news from their employers regarding taking unpaid leave or living off statutory sick pay (SSP) while they remain in isolation. Understandably, this is leaving a lot of the public…

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The UK Opens Drive-Throughs to Test for Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 | Posted under: News

The UK Opens Drive-Throughs to Test for Coronavirus Drive-through testing sites have been set up all over Britain to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 The latest coronavirus update (as of Wednesday, 11th March) is that various cities across the UK have begun operating coronavirus drive-through testing stations as part of the government’s plans to ‘ramp up’ facilities and enable more than 10,000 tests to be done each day. The most recent place to set up a COVID-19 drive-through…

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Pink Tax: Studies Show the True Cost of Being a Woman

March 11, 2020 | Posted under: News

Pink Tax: Studies Show the True Cost of Being a Woman Does it cost more to be a woman? Being a woman is expensive. It has long been known that those who identify as women are, through no fault of their own, subject to a higher cost of living than men. With consideration of the gender pay gap, the necessary time off work to give birth and a longer life expectancy, this clearly should not be the case - but where exactly do all of these extras costs rack up? A report from the digital bank, Monzo,…

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Coronavirus News: Interest Rates Slashed to Record Low to Protect Economy from COVID-19

March 11, 2020 | Posted under: News

Coronavirus News: Interest Rates Slashed to Record Low to Protect Economy from COVID-19 The cut is great news for borrowers, but not so good for those with savings. The Bank of England (BoE) has today announced emergency measures to help the economy during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The Bank of England’s interest rate has been reduced from 0.75% to just 0.25% - a record low - to help encourage consumers to continue spending, support businesses and reduce the cost of attaining finance during…

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Tens of Thousands Recovering, But Number of COVID-19 Cases Increasing

March 10, 2020 | Posted under: News

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Tens of Thousands Recovering, But Number of COVID-19 Cases Increasing The very latest as the coronavirus continues to cause disruption around the world. CORONAVIRUS NEWS – UK (10/03/2020) As of 9am on Tuesday, March 10th, there have been: 321 confirmed cases of the coronavirus 5 deaths 18 complete recoveries The third fatality of the disease occurred on Sunday (8th March), with a man in his 60s becoming the latest victim to lose his life to the coronavirus. However,…

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Storm Victims to Receive £30,000+ in the Wake of Storms Dennis and Ciara

March 9, 2020 | Posted under: News

Storm Victims to Receive £30,000+ in the Wake of Storms Dennis and Ciara The storms that hit the UK in February did more than £360 million worth of damage. Insurance companies are expecting to pay out around £32,000 per household in response to home insurance claims made for flood and wind damage during storms Ciara and Dennis, with the final bill for UK storm damage set to surpass £360 million. Among the insurance companies to report the impact of the weather on…

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