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…

The effects of Covid-19 on the housing market

The coronavirus outbreak will have long term repercussions for all aspects of the residential housing market. As restrictions are gradually lifted, the sector is beginning to operate again, albeit under social distancing measures. But with the Chancellor confirming that it is “very likely” that the UK is in a significant…

How long is it going to take the economy to recover?

The coronavirus pandemic will push the country into an unprecedented economic slump. Just how big the slump will be is currently unknown but experts’ predictions aren’t optimistic. One independent forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned that the economy could shrink by a record 35% by June, in…

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…

Financial planning in uncertain times

Whilst government support is helping many businesses and individuals through the Covid-19 pandemic, not everyone has been so fortunate. Indeed, many people have taken pay cuts or lost their jobs in the wake of the virus. To help you during this challenging time, we are delighted to provide two financial…

Is the UK mortgage market still open for business?

You may be wondering what the current situation is with the mortgage market. Are all new mortgage deals off? Have providers stopped lending altogether? At the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, numerous mortgage lenders scrapped deals or only offered loans to those with large deposits. Santander, Nationwide and Skipton Building…

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.

Business owner? How to deal with the effects of Covid-19

Coronavirus has already had a damaging effect on businesses across the globe. As the crisis continues to develop, how firms act now is the difference between weathering the storm and sinking the ship. A distinct trait of enduring companies is the way their leaders deal with emergencies in times like…

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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