There was good news for parents in the budget – the maximum amount they can save in a junior Isa for their child is increasing from £4,368 to £9,000 a year from 6 April. As with all types of Isa, there is no tax to pay on interest or capital gains on growth. … [Read more...] about April is the start of the tax year. How will the changes affect me?
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Every day we get one big figure for deaths occurring in the UK. Everyone jumps on this number, taking it to be the latest toll. However NHS England figures – which currently make up the bulk of UK deaths – in fact reflect the day on which the death was reported, not the actual date of death, which is usually days, sometimes weeks, before it appears in the figures. … [Read more...] about Why what we think we know about the UK’s coronavirus death toll is wrong
In Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the centre of the outbreak, all traffic lights in urban areas turned red at 10am and all road traffic ceased for three minutes. Some 2,567 people have died in the city of 11 million people, accounting for more than 75% of mainland China’s coronavirus fatalities. … [Read more...] about China mourns Covid-19 whistleblowers as Trump dismisses US face mask advice
4. You could switch to interest-only instead. Barclays is among the banks saying why not shift to interest-only instead for 12 months. Switching a £200,000 loan to interest only cuts the cost from £897 a month to £417, and the benefit lasts for a year. … [Read more...] about Are mortgage payment holidays really a good idea?
Military Wives (Lionsgate, 12A) Full Monty tradition: it’s sweet and marshmallow-centred, though Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan give it some steel.Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché(Modern Films, PG)The Elephant Man(StudioCanal, PG)A Bigger Splash(BFI, 15)Studio Ghibli retrospective(Netflix)Howl’s Moving Castle and Hayao Miyazaki’s final (so far) passion project The Wind Rises, plus five more. … [Read more...] about Streaming: top docs for lockdown