What's going to be in the budget? A lot of the big announcements have already been revealed, leaked, or guessed at. Here's what to expect: Housing A mortgage guarantee scheme will help home buyers purchase properties worth up to £600,000 with a deposit of just 5% with the government underwriting the other 95%. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Rishi Sunak could also reportedly extend the stamp duty holiday announced last summer on homes worth up to £500,000, currently due to run until the end of March. Advertisement Tax Plans to begin to increase corporation tax from 19% to 23% by the next general election will reportedly be set out. More from Budget 2021 Budget 2021: Lord Hague throws his weight behind calls for Rishi Sunak to raise taxes to deal with COVID spend Budget 2021: Sunak prepares to pump cash into COVID recovery as tax rise debate continues Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak plans £520m Help … [Read more...] about Budget: Stamp duty, furlough, tax rises – here’s what to expect in Wednesday’s announcement
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HAVE you noticed something is up? A lump or bump that wasn’t there a few weeks ago, or maybe you’ve suddenly lost weight despite not really trying. Have you been to see your GP, or at least called for a phone consultation? If the answer to that question is ‘no’, then book an appointment right now. If you have noticed a symptom that could be cancer it is vital you see a doctor, and fast. What’s really worrying is that since the start of the Covid pandemic thousands of people have delayed seeing their GP. There are lots of reasons why, from a fear of catching Covid to not wanting to heap more pressure on the NHS. What matters is people just book an appointment and get any worrying signs or changes checked. Cancer is the forgotten 'C' Cancer hasn’t gone anywhere just because Covid is around. This isn't the first time I have made this plea, I’ve been banging on about it for the last year. I might as well have ‘Check your body, go to the GP and catch cancer … [Read more...] about Thousands have ignored cancer symptoms in Covid lockdown – are YOU one of them?
If you buy a conventional car these days, you may rest assured that nothing basic will change in your automobile for, let's say, the next seven years until you will, statistically, buy a new one. In the not too distant future, however, you may have to be prepared for your good old vehicle to get an overhaul "every three months," says Claus Gruber, an expert for automotive software at the Strategy& consultancy. "You'll likely get permanent software updates on your car's functional and safety features, similar to those you get on your smartphone or laptop computer already today," he told DW. Gruber is an engineer and co-author of a Strategy& study of the fundamental challenges faced by global automakers as the industry moves into a future dominated by IT-based technology solutions . Under its most likely scenario, the consultancy expects carmakers' software development costs to double over the next 10 years, with the outlay for autonomous driving solutions estimated to be … [Read more...] about The future of the automobile lies in bytes not horsepower
Kourtney Kardashian has undertaken tongue therapy as she looks to take her relationship with Travis Barker to another level. The 41-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has seen her romance with the Blink-182 drummer heat up in recent weeks and her lifestyle brand, Poosh , has promoted that she is embracing exercising her tongue. While there may be some think that there is a naughty reason for taking on tongue therapy but it would seem there are some big life improving reasons why it is becoming part of her health and wellbeing routine. According to the site, Kourtney has been working with The Breathe Institute on myofunctional therapy, which is the formal name for these tongue exercises. It is thought that by strengthening her tongue and relaxing her neck muscles, it can give a better airway, which helps with snoring and sleeping well. The reality star now undertakes daily exercises with her tongue, and it is apparently working wonders with her "breathing … [Read more...] about Why Kourtney Kardashian does tongue therapy as romance with Travis Barker heats up
Holly Willoughby backed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's comments about wanting privacy, amid their televised interview with Oprah Winfrey - days after their appearance on James Corden's The Late Late Show. In a new clip, Prince Harry opens up about his decision to move to the US with his wife and their young child Archie, as they discuss stepping back from their royal duties. Harry tells Oprah in a preview clip that he feared "history would repeat itself", saying this was his "biggest concern" at the time. Seemingly referring to his late mother, Princess Diana, during the interview, Harry said: "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side. "Because I can't imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself all those years ago. "It's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other." On This Morning, Holly and co-presenter Phillip Schofield discussed the new … [Read more...] about Holly Willoughby calls out Meghan and Harry interview backlash as she supports couple