Katy Balls 18 April 2019 8:32 AM 18 April 2019 8:32 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Another day, another poll predicting the Brexit party will triumph in next month’s European elections. This time, it’s a Times/YouGov poll which puts Nigel Farage’s new party ahead of both Labour and the Tories. The Brexit Party is on 23 per cent, Labour on 22 per cent and the Conservatives on 17 per cent. Meanwhile, Ukip is on 6 per cent. European Parliament voting intention: BREX: 23% (-4) via @YouGov, 16 – 17 Apr — Britain Elects (@britainelects) April 17, 2019 The other striking trend in recent European election polling relates to the pro-EU parties. They are yet to win the public support many predicted – with the newly formed Independent Group (now called Change UK) struggling to create the same impact on the pro-EU side as the Brexit party has on the other end of the political spectrum. So, what would a triumph … [Read more...] about What would a Brexit party triumph mean for the Tories?
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Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Published 1:50 AM EDT Apr 1, 2019 Forget about April showers bringing flowers. April brings big freebie and deal days starting with April Fools' Day Monday and a rare Cheesecake Factory special. The first week of the month also brings National Burrito Day Thursday and National Beer Day Sunday. But one of the month's big days for deals and freebies is Tax Day April 15 when some businesses will mark the tax return deadline with some tax relief. Here are the deals, big days and ongoing specials, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant's app or be signed up for emails. Bookmark this page because it'll be updated frequently with more specials. Businesses with 20 or more locations can submit meal deals here. Year of freebies: Free coffee, doughnuts, cheeseburgers and more: How to fill 2019 with freebies and … [Read more...] about April deals 2019: Tax Day freebies, National Pretzel Day and more
A recent initiative from the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland (SEAI) aims to harness the power of grassroots activism and neighbourly support to reduce energy use in communities.The Sustainable Energy Communities scheme is aimed at community groups and encourages residents to band together and benefit from extra help to get usage down in their homes and in communal properties.The scheme has been in place for the last two years and has seen a massive increase in the last year. Glounthaune in co Cork and Valentia Island in Co Kerry are the first two communities in the south-west to get their Energy Master Plans over the line.Conor O’Brien, who acts as a mentor for communities in the south-west, says the scheme is worth pursuing by householders purely for the extra individual benefits.“With assistance from the SEAI, homes can be project-managed together, if householders agree,” he says. “Someone will come along, … [Read more...] about Making Cents: Saving insulation costs for home and community
MILLIONS of Brits have racked up debt over the years - but with the help of Martin Lewis you can cut your bills. In his yearly debt masterclass, the MoneySavingExpert's founder has made a round-up of ways to get rid of it - and it doesn't have to be that hard. Earlier this week, it was revealed that unsecured debt - anything that isn't a mortgage - hit record levels last year with the average household now being £15,400 in the red. This comes after a rise of £886 from the previous year and means that the average working family is now worse off than before the financial crisis. Luckily, there are several ways to clear this type of debt. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, said in his weekly newsletter that it's important that borrowers focus on reducing the rate, as it means more of your repayments clear the actual debt rather than just pay the lender, so you're debt-free quicker. If you have debt with various lenders or in different products, you should … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis reveals how to cut ALL your debt costs in 7 steps
Britons have gone further into the red as the average UK household has seen debts soar to a new all-time high of above £15,000, a new report has found. Excluding mortgages, personal debts hit a record total of £428billion in the third quarter of 2018 - which is 33 per cent higher than in 2008 just before the financial crisis, when it stood at £286billion. That means the average unsecured debt per household now stands at £15,385, compared to an average of £11,146 in 2008, according to analysis by the TUC. Rising debt: Unsecured debt as a share of household income is at an all time-high of 30.4% The TUC says government austerity and years of wage stagnation are key reasons behind the increase in unsecured debt, tempting people to rely increasingly on plastic and loans to get by. Unsecured debt as a share of household income is now 30.4 per cent - the highest it’s ever been, and above the level it reached in 2008 ahead of the financial … [Read more...] about Household debt at ‘crisis level’ as it hits new high of over £15,000