Covid proves bigger financial setback for women than men as they’re more likely to lose jobs

Women suffering more financial hardship than men from Covid as earnings crisis forces many to cut back on retirement plans, says report  Women are 1.8 times more likely to lose their jobs as companies cut staff  Six in ten revealed financial setbacks resulted in changes to retirement plans  Women put in 156 more hours than … Read more Covid proves bigger financial setback for women than men as they’re more likely to lose jobs

Dashcams: How clips sent in by drivers are being used by police forces

Road users have sent more than 50,000 dashcam videos to police in the last four years as the devices continue to grow in popularity and become a priceless tool for some forces to clampdown on dangerous driving in their areas. Almost a third of these recording have resulted in a court summons, Fixed Penalty Notice, … Read more Dashcams: How clips sent in by drivers are being used by police forces

82,000 BT Pension Scheme members could be £34k worse-off

Tens of thousands of Britons with cash in one of the country’s biggest employee pension funds have been warned they face being £34,000 worse-off after the Chancellor’s planned changes to inflation measures. The boss of the BT Pension Scheme, Morten Nilsson, has slammed the rule changes as a ‘massive transfer of wealth’ from pension savers with … Read more 82,000 BT Pension Scheme members could be £34k worse-off

How much have property prices risen where you live since 2000?

Long-term homeowners could be sitting on a property goldmine as the average price of a home across Britain’s towns and cities in the last 20 years has soared by nearly 80 per cent, or nearly £100,000, new data reveals. Out of 50 towns and cities, Manchester has seen the biggest jump in prices in the two … Read more How much have property prices risen where you live since 2000?

UK Amazon staff will get their share of a £374m bonus pot

Amazon’s full-time UK workers all set for a £300 Christmas bonus as the online giant cashes in on stay-at-home shoppers Full-time workers will get £300, while part-time staff will get £150  Amazon’s net income jumped to £4.73bn in the three months to 30 September   The firm will have recruited 10,000 extra staff in Britain by the … Read more UK Amazon staff will get their share of a £374m bonus pot

How to sort your lockdown Christmas shop

Christmas will be different for all of us this year, for obvious reasons.  More of us will be shopping for Christmas online, whether to avoid the shops or because we won’t be travelling and want to send items directly. What do you need to know to make the festive shopping a success? Our columnist Helen … Read more How to sort your lockdown Christmas shop

Black Friday energy deals: British Gas Evolve launch offer

This Black Friday, shoppers can not only save money on clothes, electronics and beauty products – they could also potentially cut their energy bill by hundreds of pounds. Compare the Market has teamed up with British Gas Evolve, Centrica’s newest supplier, to offer customers its Black Friday Energy Offer. By switching to their new ‘Exclusive … Read more Black Friday energy deals: British Gas Evolve launch offer

What to do about your pension if you are made redundant

Kay Ingram:  When you find a new job ask about the pension scheme and join as soon as possible Kay Ingram is director of public policy at national financial planning group LEBC. With unemployment rising, many individuals face an uncertain future. While you look for new opportunities it is important to consider longer-term income needs and … Read more What to do about your pension if you are made redundant

How can you revoke an LPA if a relative chooses a bad attorney?

Lasting power of attorney is a vital failsafe if you fall ill, but it does rely on whether those you appoint to handle your finances are competent and trustworthy. The number of people registering to let loved ones take control if they are incapacitated has soared to more than 800,000 a year, according to the … Read more How can you revoke an LPA if a relative chooses a bad attorney?

Good governance or a green bubble? Investors pile into ethical funds

Investors have piled in to ethical funds in droves after the coronavirus pandemic forced British homes and businesses into lockdown earlier this year.  Between January and September a massive £7billion poured into environmental, social and corporate governance funds, up from £1.9billion over the same period a year earlier, according to the Investment Association.  Experts posit … Read more Good governance or a green bubble? Investors pile into ethical funds