We haven’t been short of financial announcements from the UK government this year, but the 2021 Budget is the most important. In this post I will run through some of the most important announcements for you. With rising inflation, increasing energy costs and an uncertain economic future means people are increasingly worried about their financial […]
National Insurance hikes and social care costs have been hitting the headlines this week. As with any new government policy, this has sparked lively debate. Having had a few days to read up on the issues and gather my thoughts, I’ve decided it’s time to weigh in – specifically on the issue of wealth inequality. […]
What does the 2021 budget mean for me? Don’t worry if you’re trying to work this out still. Chancellor Rishi Sunak stood up in the House of Commons and spoke for nearly an hour this afternoon. That’s enough to confuse anyone! I’ve compiled the key points you need to know now, based on the policies […]
2021 is off to a rough start. The UK is now in a lockdown until at least mid-February, although many are predicting it will last until March at the earliest. Many are finding it tough to make ends meet. With that in mind, I wanted to use this post to share 5 reasons why we need more debt support with you.
With the Autumn Budget scrapped, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined the government’s Winter Economic Plan to the House of Commons. The highlight was the much anticipated Coronavirus Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme at the beginning of November.
Times are uncertain and, as the Autumn fast approaches, there is no sign of that changing. This will have a significant impact on personal finances and how wealthy or not you feel in the coming months. We have no control over what will happen but we can make sure we are as prepared as possible. This Autumn 2020 personal finance overview aims to give you the tools to navigate the coming months.
Tough times are ahead. Sadly, the economy is in bad shape. Jobs will be lost and people will be made redundant. Some estimates suggest unemployment could reach 10% this year. No one sets out to lose their job or relishes the idea, but there are certain things you can do to make the situation better […]
It’s no secret that coronavirus has been damaging to the economy and many have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result. Pressure has been mounting on the government to increase their economic response. They delivered in a Summer Statement or mini budget on 8th July. As we move into phase two of the […]
For those who like to venture out to pubs and restaurants, the temptation to consume and spend in excess can be strong, particularly after months of restraint. If left unchecked, this could see your saving goals go out the window. But how much does a pint cost? And can you ever have ‘just one’? There […]
For the past three or four months, everyone’s focus has been rightly on getting by day-to-day and managing the health crisis. As we begin to move past the peak of the pandemic, attention is now shifting to the economy, which means tax increases are back on the table. Right now, we don’t know much but […]