THOUSANDS of people claiming Universal Credit could see a change to their payments next week. Bank holidays mean you might see cash hit your bank account before the three-day break. With the August bank holiday weekend just around the corner, it could also impact anyone receiving Universal Credit . Universal Credit is a monthly payment aimed at helping low-income or unemployed households with living expenses. But if your payment falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, you'll be paid on the last working day before. The summer bank holiday falls on Monday, August 29 and is expected to change the payment date for thousands of claimants . READ MORE IN MONEY CASH BOOST Millions on Universal Credit start getting £650 cost of living payment TODAY NOW UC ME Date millions on Universal Credit will start getting £326 payment as law passed When the Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June, millions of … [Read more...] about Major change to Universal Credit payments next week – will you get cash early?
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If I could be anywhere writing about anything, right now, I'd be lost in Kiev. I used to read about certain countries in Europe after they threw bananas at some black soccer player, and say to myself, "I'll never go there." But I am a little older now, and I am more confirmed in the fact of this one-shot life. And knowing that this is not a dress rehearsal, and knowing, too, that questions are burning in me, and feeling that my whole purpose here is to observe, I simply don't much care anymore. I am past the age where one can afford to sit around waiting for the world to autoliberate from its various hatreds. And I have had my hatreds too. Like most humans. I began this blue period thinking mostly of justice for my people. And having explored that subject, I came to wonder how other societies handled their national crimes. And so we've spent the past few months thinking of some of the most horrifying wrongs of the 20th century, and in those wrongs I have seen so much of myself. It … [Read more...] about Ukraine Has Not Yet Died
Quordle 200 hints for August 12 (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info If enjoy a daily Wordle puzzle but find it all a bit too easy, then you might want to move upwards and onwards to Quordle. Like Wordle on steroids, Quordle tasks players with figuring out four words instead of just one. It's really hard, especially given you only get nine guesses to find the right answers. Fortunately, Express Online has put together a selection of spoiler-free hints and clues to help you with Quordle 200 on August 12. Related articles WORST Wordle words: Avoid these words if you want to master Wordle Wordle 419 hints August 12: Spoiler-free clues to help solve Wordle Quordle challenges players to figure out four … [Read more...] about Daily Quordle 200 HINTS: Need help with daily Quordle? CLUES for today’s August 12 puzzle
Princess Anne may take 'back seat' under Charles says expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Princess Anne turned 72 years old today, and the grandmother of five has never looked better. The Princess Royal famously competed in the 1976 Olympic Games , making her the first member of the Royal Family to do so. But how does she maintain her slim figure at the age of 72? Related articles Prince Harry ‘not pleased’ with Meghan’s ‘clingy’ behaviour Prince George and Princess Charlotte's new school has unusual routine Matt Boyles, the CEO and founder of Fitter Confident You spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to explain. He said: "The Princess Royal has cut a slim, trim figure for as long as I … [Read more...] about Princess Anne exemplifies how to ‘be in shape in your 70s’ – royal has a ‘great physique’
What the hell did you think would happen? For the better part of two years, we paid people to stay home , and covered the cost by printing money. In other words, for two years, the amount of goods and services being produced fell, while the amount of money in circulation rose. You don’t need a degree in economics to know that more money chasing fewer products means inflation. Most of us grasp the concept of a postponed reckoning. If you took two years off work, and maintained your income by borrowing, you’d be a lot worse off. We all understand that with reference to our own lives. So why do we struggle to extend the same reasoning to our nation’s finances? Perhaps because it is human to prefer sweet falsehoods to bitter truths. It would be lovely if there really were a way to get back to growth and stable money without significant cuts. And, politics being politics, various fools and opportunists are now stepping forward to claim that this can somehow be done. First, there are … [Read more...] about Britain is in crisis because of the arrogance and delusions of the lockdown fanatics
On any given night in Kiev, you can pass the time in one of the city’s popular new watering holes, descend into the basement of the old cinema to enter a Brooklyn-style speakeasy, or sip a $10 cocktail on the rooftop of a trendy music hall, where every piece of furniture in the bar appears to be up for sale. There’s an imitation Nobu , and a smattering of restaurants with names like “Reef” and “Simple” that cater to the international moneyed class. At these establishments, you’ll overhear patrons speaking in fluent English—usually Americans or Brits, likely part of the small army of Western consultants and grant-makers that have descended upon Ukraine since 2014’s Maidan Revolution and the subsequent Russian invasion. As these European spaces have sprung up, Ukraine’s old Russian place names have begun to disappear, swept away by the surge of nationalism that accompanied the events of 2014, which also paved the way for a concerted decommunization campaign to rid the nation of its … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s Long-Smoldering War for Independence
French President Emmanuel Macron has to be wondering why former President Donald Trump retained, of all things, information about him. I certainly am; aren’t you? According to an inventory of what the FBI took from Mar-a-Lago during last week’s search and recovery of materials from Trump’s home, the French dossier , so to speak, stood out. Why Macron? Lest we forget, France is a friend and partner to the U.S., most notably in the unified response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. For now, we’re stuck with a maddening uncertainty about the true stakes of the matter: If Trump was holding onto personal information—perhaps mere tittle-tattle—about the leader of an allied nation, as well, reportedly, as top-secret intelligence about nuclear capabilities , then why? We swing between gossip and fear, the scurrilous and the deadly serious, The Real Housewives and The Walking Dead . We parse the judicial warrant, including an Espionage Act charge, for clues. The temptation to indulge … [Read more...] about Why the Mar-a-Lago Documents Matter, Whatever’s in Them