John Lewis offers online ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme

Department store giant John Lewis launches its first ever ‘buy now, pay later’ offer online to help satisfy a surge in demand for interest free credit By Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:51 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 6 March 2021 Department store giant John Lewis has launched its first … Read more

Billionaire charged in tax fraud scheme accused of faking dementia

A Texas software mogul accused of being behind the biggest ever US tax scheme is now faking dementia to avoid going on trial, prosecutors claim – as his former associates reveal he is penny-pinching billionaire who would stay in budget hotels and eat frozen dinners despite being worth an estimated $7 billion.  Robert Brockman, 79, … Read more

Budget 2021: Homebuyers react to Rishi Sunak’s new mortgage guarantee scheme

Aspiring homebuyers today welcomed the Chancellor  announcement that they will receive extra help to get onto the ladder as he pledged a new mortgage guarantee scheme and an extension of the stamp duty holiday.  Rishi Sunak‘s fresh initiative will incentivise lenders to provide mortgages to first-time buyers as well as current home-owners with just 5 per cent … Read more

Rishi’s £150million pub lifeline: Sunak unveils scheme to help locals to BUY their struggling boozer

Rishi’s £150million pub lifeline: Chancellor unveils scheme to help locals to BUY their struggling boozer and other ‘community assets’ like sports clubs The £150m Community Ownership Fund would provide grants up to £250,000  Will also allow bids for up to £1million in ‘exceptional circumstances’  This would allow larger venues like sports grounds and clubs to … Read more

Rishi Sunak plans to extend furlough scheme to OCTOBER in his Budget

The furlough scheme that has cost Britain £53billion will be extended to the end of September as Rishi Sunak vows to do ‘whatever it takes’ to help the economy recover. In today’s Budget, the Chancellor will extend the job protection scheme for an extra five months beyond the current deadline at the end of April. … Read more

Holiday hopes as UK to be included in EU vaccine passport scheme despite Brexit

Hopes of foreign summer holidays were given a boost last night after the European Union said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme could be opened up to the UK. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced plans for a so-called ‘Digital Green Pass’ to kick-start travel. It could come into force as early as June and the … Read more

Son of woman who was killed on a smart motorway pens letter to Grant Shapps asking to scrap scheme 

Son of woman who was killed on a smart motorway pens letter to Grant Shapps pleading with him to scrap the ‘death trap’ scheme The fiery letter says Grant Shapps will be held responsible for future deaths Niaz Shazad’s mother died on the M1 in 2018 after she was struck by a lorry The letter … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s plan to spend now… tax later: Chancellor extends furlough scheme until end of June

Rishi Sunak put Britain on standby for tax rises yesterday – as he warned we cannot afford to keep borrowing record sums. Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, the Chancellor all but confirmed that the £50billion furlough scheme and other Covid support measures will continue until the end of June. The measures are likely to cost … Read more

Motorists hit by £120 fines if caught throwing cigarette butt or apple core in anti-litter scheme

A new camera scheme is set to catch motorists in the act who dispose of litter from their windows, landing them with hefty fines.   From April, Maidstone Borough Council in Kent will employ the use of LitterCam to seek out and fine drivers flouting the rules in the first pilot scheme in the country. Under … Read more

Motorists hit by £120 fines if caught throwing cigarette butt or apple core in anti-litter scheme

A new camera scheme is set to catch motorists in the act who dispose of litter from their windows, landing them with hefty fines.   From April, Maidstone Borough Council in Kent will employ the use of LitterCam to seek out and fine drivers flouting the rules in the first pilot scheme in the country. Under … Read more