The founder of Busy Bees nurseries set up one of the first childcare voucher schemes in the UK and is now campaigning for a similar scheme for adult social care. Although the chancellor pledged £49bn to support public services, Woodward was disappointed that the summer statement did not include extra funding for the social care sector. … [Read more...] about ‘Pensioners are already suffering’: responses to the summer statement
"To encourage people to safely return to eating out at restaurants, the Government’s new eat out to help out discount scheme will provide a 50% reduction for sit-down meals from Monday to Wednesday every week throughout August 2020," Chancellor Rishi Sunak explained during Wednesday's mini-Budget. … [Read more...] about How to claim £5,000 energy voucher and more discounts announced by Rishi Sunak
Income-based jobseeker’s allowance Income support income-related employment and support allowance Pension credit Universal Credit (but only if you’re not working) If you cannot come to an agreement with your supplier, they may try to force you to get a prepayment meter installed. … [Read more...] about 12 discount and voucher schemes you can use BEFORE government Eat Out to Help Out and green energy ones start
And the PA list contains only some of the biggest job cuts announced so far at major UK companies. This is Money has previously reported that the likes of the St John Ambulance service, Groupon and travel money provider Eurochange were in talks to cut hundreds of jobs, with furloughed staff among those facing the axe. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus has cost at least 150,000 workers their jobs so far and millions could be left unemployed – but which major UK firms are wielding the axe?
The Loop, which launches next month, is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to eliminate plastic waste from the weekly shop. It is backed by major consumer goods companies Unilever and PepsiCo, who have created eco-versions of popular brands including Tropicana, Persil and Hellmann’s, to sell via the website. … [Read more...] about The milkman gets an eco-makeover as refill service knocks on door