MONEY saving expert Martin Lewis has gone head-to-head with Chancellor Rishi Sunak over his Budget. We round up seven things the pair thrashed out during their interview on the Martin Lewis Money Show . Income tax freeze - how it will affect low earners As part of his Budget yesterday, Mr Sunak said the tax-free personal allowance - the amount you can earn before paying tax will be frozen for five years. The rate will rise as planned from April 2021 but then stay at that threshold until April 2026. For basic rate taxpayers, the threshold will be held at £12,570 and £50,270 for higher rate tax payers. Martin pointed out to the Chancellor that this will affect basic rate taxpayers - anyone earning below £50,000 - as they will start to pay more tax. This is because if your wages rise, but the tax thresholds don’t, then it means that more of your income is being taxed each year. What is the personal allowance? THE personal allowance is an amount you … [Read more...] about 7 Budget 2021 issues Martin Lewis grilled Rishi Sunak on
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CORONATION Street bosses have revealed some massive spring spoilers for the show. Weatherfield will be left reeling in the coming weeks as Simon's drugs storyline escalates, tragedy strikes and a familiar face returns to the cobbles to cause trouble. Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip Find all Coronation Street spoilers here Drug lord Harvey terrorises Simon and Leanne Drug lord Harvey will arrive on the scene and tangle Leanne Battersby’s son, Simon, in his terrifying drug ring. Leanne will find herself trapped in Harvey’s world of drugs and despair as she fails to free Simon from the drug lord’s clutches. The harrowing storyline will come shortly after the passing of Leanne's youngest son Oliver, who passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease . Cobbles boss Iain MacLeod has teased the upcoming storyline, revealing that what “starts quite small” turns into a “colossal, thriller-ish, high-octane piece, which "forces … [Read more...] about Coronation Street spring spoilers: Tyrone’s shock affair, drug lord Harvey’s arrival and Ronnie’s huge secret exposed
After a disappointing end to his six-season tenure at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel is looking to get back on track, eyes firmly fixed on the future. "I'm not too bothered about Ferrari," the four-time world champion told DW. "Much more, I'm looking to extract the maximum of our potential and that we are able to grow as a team. I'm confident we can overtake more than one Ferrari this season. I don't really spend time looking back, I'm spending time looking forward to the new challenge, trying to find that little detail that can help us improve." Vettel's new chapter The team he has chosen to represent next is itself undergoing another fresh start, following its third rebrand in as many years. Aston Martin, famed for being the car of choice for the James Bond franchise, is marking its return to the grid after a 61-year hiatus. Read more: Aston Martin look to shake up Formula 1 "I'm not James Bond and I'm sure I will drive a lot faster than James Bond does. I think we … [Read more...] about Sebastian Vettel: ‘I will drive a lot faster than James Bond’
Danniella Westbrook has made a worrying post on Instagram saying she "needs time to breathe". The former EastEnders star, 47, took to her Instagram account on Friday morning to share a statement from her management, which said she was going to "better herself mentally and physically". Her post comes after she had a very public spat with her ex-boyfriend Brian Harvey , accusing him of being on cocaine, which he strenuously denied. In her post this week, Danniella asked for privacy and said she would keep her fans updated. The statement from her manager read: "On behalf of Danniella's management we have recommended Danniella only keeps contact with close friends and family. "Her messages, comments and emails have been full of questions as well as press trying to get information. "At this moment, Danniella needs time to breath, we are all only human and deserve to deal with problems with out continuous outsider opinions [sic]. "Danniella will continue to better herself … [Read more...] about Danniella Westbrook shares worrying post about ‘needing time to breathe’
Pub chain Wetherspoons has confirmed plans to reopen outlets across the UK next month, as Boris Johnson lifts restrictions on hospitality businesses with outdoor areas. The company, run by Tim Martin, said almost 400 branches with beer gardens and outdoor seating will return to business on April 12, serving alcohol through the app and a limited food menu . JD Wetherspoon bosses shuttered pubs in January as a result of lockdown restrictions in England, but the company now hopes to reopen all 875 outlets by May 17. Chief executive John Hutson said: "We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs." From April 12, around 394 branches will reopen from 9am until 9pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 9am until 10pm on Friday to Saturday. Wetherspoons customers will be able to pay through the free app, although staff members will still be on hand to take orders and payment at tables. Pubs are not allowed to open for indoor bookings until May 17 … [Read more...] about Full list of Wetherspoons branches reopening on April 12 – is your local on there?