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…

3 top tips to survive a bear market

The current coronavirus pandemic has wiped billions off global stock markets. In the world of investing, such markets where share prices experience prolonged price declines are known as bear markets. A bear market describes a situation in which stock markets fall 20% or more from recent highs amid widespread pessimism…

How to avoid going stir-crazy during the coronavirus lockdown

The effects of the government enforced isolation period will be felt across the whole nation. It’s going to be tough for all of us to spend three weeks (at a minimum!) without leaving home except for essential travel and one form of daily exercise. We’re going to have to adapt…

Government support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

On 17th March the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a dramatic set of temporary measures designed to support people and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. As greater restrictions on personal movement are brought in, they aim to help those most effected by it through the forthcoming months. How successful they are…

Coronavirus – and mortgage payment holidays

What is a mortgage payment holiday? A mortgage payment holiday is a short-term arrangement where your mortgage lender allows you to make no monthly mortgage repayments (or to make reduced payments) for an agreed period. Instead these payments are added on to your mortgage balance. If you are adversely affected…

Coronavirus – and the markets’ volatility

With billions being wiped off the stock market due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard for investors not to panic. Markets are exceptionally volatile, despite measures taken by central banks around the world, including the Bank of England, to try and reduce the impact of the outbreak. There are, however,…

Budget 2020 Overview

Introduction So was it the Coronavirus Budget, or the Infrastructure Budget? Or was it, as the Chancellor declared at the end of his speech, the ‘people’s Budget from a people’s government?’ It was certainly a Budget that was high on spending commitments and one that the Chancellor declared would ‘get…

4 UK cultural events that you might not know about

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll The infamous Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll has been taking place in May since the 1800s. Competitors hurl themselves down a steep hill in pursuit of a wheel of prime Gloucestershire cheese; the hill is so steep that few competitors manage to stay on their feet, resulting…
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