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What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?COVID-19 pandemic has made more people think about just how crucial it is to make a WillSince the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the number of people seeking to write new Wills has risen by over 30%, according to The Law Society....

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Small Business Grant Fund

Small Business Grant Fund

Small Business Grant Fund.Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant FundOriginally announced in the Budget on 11 March, the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) will be delivered by local authorities in England. Relief...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.Guaranteeing a proportion of the salaries of millions of workersAround the country, many employers have implemented lay-offs due to reduced revenues and the closure of their business premises due to coronavirus. The Coronavirus Job...

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.Lifeline for small and medium-sized enterprises struggling with cash flowThe Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a loan scheme that was announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, during the 2020 Budget...

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Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay.Payments made from day 1, rather than day 4, of your absence from workIf you think you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), you can receive £94.25 per week if you're too ill to work. It's paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. If you are...

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Self-employed and not eligible for SSP

Self-employed and not eligible for SSP

Self-employed and not eligible for SSP.What other options do I have available to me?If you are not eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for example, if you are self-employed or earning below the Lower Earnings Limit of £118 per week and you have COVID-19 or are...

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Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Self-employment Income Support Scheme.Financial support for those impacted by coronavirusChancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled unprecedented government aid for the self-employed. There are around five million people who are self-employed and freelance...

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Second self-assessment payment deferment

Second self-assessment payment deferment

Second self-assessment payment deferment.Strengthening the safety net for those who work for themselvesThe Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said he will strengthen the safety net for those who work for themselves with a package of measures to support the self-employed and...

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Moving closer to retirement

Moving closer to retirement

Moving closer to retirement.Delay taking your pension if you canFor those people moving closer to retirement who may have been impacted by the recent market volatility, an option to consider is deferring your private pension. If you're in a defined contribution...

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Coronavirus investment scams

Coronavirus investment scams

Coronavirus investment scams.If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isFraudsters are getting more sophisticated, particularly with investment scams. They can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites, testimonials and materials that...

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Protecting renters affected by coronavirus

Protecting renters affected by coronavirus

Protecting renters affected by coronavirus.No renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their homeMore than a fifth of UK households live in privately rented accommodation. The Government has introduced measures to protect renters affected...

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Income protection insurance

Income protection insurance

Income protection insurance.How will you pay the bills if you were sick or injured and couldn't work?There is a growing unease about the economic fallout of coronavirus (COVID-19), with many businesses laying off contractors and putting staff on extended leave, as...

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Applying for a three-month mortgage payment holiday

Applying for a three-month mortgage payment holiday

Applying for a three-month mortgage payment holiday.Easing the stress some borrowers will be facing during the pandemic outbreakMortgage borrowers who have been adversely affected financially by coronavirus (COVID-19) may want to consider requesting to take a mortgage...

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Managing volatility

Managing volatility

Managing volatility.Diversification is paramount in uncertain timesThe outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has understandably been dominating the news headlines. Market fear over the escalating global spread of coronavirus has seen a sell-off across many asset classes....

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How secure is the future of your family or business?

How secure is the future of your family or business?

How secure is the future of your family or business?Projecting ourselves into the future to see what's around the next bend is not an easy thing to doGiven the current situation during this difficult and unsettling time with coronavirus (COVID-19), it's important to...

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Beware of pension fraudsters

Beware of pension fraudsters

Beware of pension fraudsters.Safeguard your hard-earned retirement savings from COVID-19 scammersFraudsters are exploiting fears over the COVID-19 pandemic to target pension savers and investors. The Pensions Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the...

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Coronavirus impact on the global economy

Coronavirus impact on the global economy

Coronavirus impact on the global economy.It's more important than ever to stay the courseThe coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. The...

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COVID-19 effects on retirement planning

COVID-19 effects on retirement planning

COVID-19 effects on retirement planning.Remember that pension savings are for the long termThe coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life, including retirement plans. The current global stock market turbulence, as a...

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Focus on long-term horizons

Focus on long-term horizons

Focus on long-term horizons.Time in the market, not timing the market.During this difficult time, fear and worry are understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis of 1987....

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Reclaiming Statutory Sick Pay

Reclaiming Statutory Sick Pay

Reclaiming Statutory Sick Pay.Financial support for those impacted by coronavirusThe Government has brought forward legislation to allow small and medium-sized businesses and employers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The...

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