How long term home working will affect your finances

There’s a chance that many workplaces may never return to office. Several prominent tech firms have already said that their staff can continue to work from home even after the pandemic and the evidence suggests that a large number of other employers are thinking the same thing. Essentially, the pandemic…

3 of the best autumn holiday destinations in the UK

After quarantine measures were imposed during August for returnees from several European countries including France and Spain, many will be looking to stay closer to home for their autumn breaks. While the UK doesn’t offer the 30 degree October sunshine that you can find in the Algarve or Costa Blanca,…

Plan an autumn getaway

With overseas travel not looking to return to its pre-pandemic levels until next year at the earliest, most of us will be taking our holidays within the British Isles for the time being, letting us see some of the incredible beauty we have on our doorstep. Autumn is a great…

Rethinking what’s important

The time in lockdown has given people the chance to reflect on what’s really important to them. It’s been a time to re-evaluate priorities and think about resetting goals for the future. What about you? What have you missed? • Have you liked the slower pace of life? • Have…

Ways to promote your wellbeing

The wide-ranging uncertainty in these current times intensifies our anxiety and stress. Ordinarily, we like to feel in control and make plans for the future but it’s impossible to plan when there are so many unknowns. We’ve never been in this situation before. We don’t know what the new ‘everyday’…

How to reduce your monthly outgoings

Many employees have lost their jobs, accepted part-time hours or been put on furlough as a result of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, British households will see a drop in their disposable income of £515 a month –…

What will the new normal look like?

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a crisis of such immense proportions that things will not just go back to the way they once were. When some semblance of normality emerges, things will be different. We are set for vast cultural, social and economic changes. It’s unlikely that we will suddenly…

April in lockdown: the good, the bad and the hero

April got off to the worst possible start for beer drinkers, with news that up to 50m pints of beer could go down the drain if lockdown lasts until the summer. The estimate was made by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), based on the amount of beer the UK’s…

Technology bringing the generations together

One upshot of the coronavirus pandemic has been the way technology is helping us to keep in touch with each other, especially across the generations. A range of apps are playing an important role in keeping us entertained in lieu of all the sporting events and social events being cancelled.

4 ideas to keep the kids occupied during lockdown

Keeping children occupied can be difficult at the best of times. Keeping them entertained at home during the coronavirus lockdown, with severe restrictions, may seem nigh on impossible. But here are a few ideas we hope might help to fill some of the days: 1. A mini bake-off While you’re…
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