MARTIN Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert is urging parents not to miss out on thousands of pounds of tax-free childcare. As part of the tax-free childcare scheme, you can get up to £500 every three months - up to £2,000 a year - for each of your children. For disabled children, the maximum amount you could get rises to £4,000. The scheme essentially works like a savings account where for every £8 you save towards childcare costs, the government tops up an extra £2. So if you put away £8,000 a year for one child, the government will give you £2,000 totally free. But MoneySavingExpert estimates fewer than one in five of the 1.3 million families eligible for tax-free childcare aren’t taking advantage of the scheme. What help is available for parents for childcard costs? CHILDCARE can be a costly business but here is how you can get help: 30 hours free childcare - Parents of three and four-year-olds can apply for 30 hours free childcare a week. To qualify you must … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert reminds parents not to miss out on thousands of pounds of tax-free childcare
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A circuit break lockdown has come into force on the Isle of Man following a rise in coronavirus cases after a ferry crew member tested positive. The island, which came out of lockdown on February 1, with schools and businesses reopening fully after no reports of unexplained community cases of coronavirus for 17 consecutive days. As a result, people were pictured flooding to pubs for their first pints in nearly a month , with social distancing and face masks axed. At one minute past midnight on February 1, the island's Seven Kingdoms in Douglas opened to a flurry of customers. Huge crowds were also pictured gathering for a Christmas lights switch in the capital town on at the end of last year, with no social distancing. But, on Tuesday, Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced a new lockdown of 21 days as a result of "transmission in our community that we cannot see and that we do not understand". Are you affected by the lockdown in the Isle of Man? Let us know in the … [Read more...] about Isle of Man forced into circuit break lockdown weeks after being declared Covid free
Protesters have taken to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital following the death of a writer in a high-security prison on February 25. Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested 10 months ago under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA), which allows security forces to carry out arrests without a warrant of anyone criticizing the government online. Ahmed was arrested for comments he posted on Facebook criticizing the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic in May. His bail petition was rejected six times. He was sitting in pretrial detention when he died. Although the circumstances behind the sudden death of Ahmed are not yet clear, protesters are demanding justice, as well as the release of other prisoners who have been arrested under the DSA. They also want the government to repeal the act. Shocked by the news of Ahmed's death, Bärbel Kofler, Germany's federal human rights commissioner, called on Bangladesh's government to conduct "an independent inquiry" into the … [Read more...] about How is Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act muzzling free speech?
TOTTENHAM head to Fulham looking to build on a thumping Premier League win over Burnley last time out. Jose Mourinho let the shackles off against the Clarets, with Gareth Bale back to his best in the thumping 4-0 win. FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Fulham meanwhile are scrapping to avoid the drop and are unbeaten in their last five top-flight games. When is Tottenham vs Fulham? This London derby is all set for Thursday, March 4. Kick-off at Craven Cottage is at 6pm GMT. When the sides met earlier in the campaign, they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Harry Kane getting on the scoresheet. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch this game live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage begins at 5.30pm. If you want to stream, download the official BT Sport app on your mobile, tablet, PC or games console. How can I watch for free? EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at … [Read more...] about Fulham vs Tottenham FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Premier League clash
WYCOMBE host Premier League side Tottenham in a crunch FA Cup fourth round tie at Adams Park with the Spurs side packed with international stars. The hosts are currently bottom of the Championship but reached this stage with an emphatic 4-1 win over fellow second-tier side Preston. Spurs meanwhile are desperate for silverware and cruised into round four with a 5-0 win over non-league Marine. When is Wycombe vs Tottenham? This FA Cup fourth round tie will be held on Monday, January 25. Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT. These sides met in the FA Cup as recently as 2017, where Spurs ran out 4-3 winners in a terrific clash. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch this game live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage will begin at 7pm. If you're a BT Sport customer, grab the official app to stream on a number of devices. Listen to the match LIVE ON TALKSPORT. How can I watch for free? EE customers can get BT Sport … [Read more...] about Wycombe vs Tottenham FREE: Live stream, team news as Bale STARTS, TV channel, kick off time for FA Cup fourth round tie