UNIVERSAL Credit is a single monthly payment that rolls six benefits into one. The payments are calculated depending on your individual circumstances so yours won't necessarily be the same as someone else's. It's designed to help people on lower incomes, but the government says it should also help people get back into work. But the more you work the more your benefits will be affected. This is because Universal Credit is subject to the taper rate, which means that for every £1 you earn over a certain allowance, 63p is deducted from your payments. We believe you should be able to keep hold of more of your cash. The Sun wants the taper rate to be slashed to 50p to help at least four million struggling families. But until then, we talk you through how your Universal Credit payment is worked out and how getting a job will affect your payments. Universal Credit calculators TRYING to work out how much Universal Credit you can get can be overwhelming. There … [Read more...] about Universal Credit calculator: How much can you get?
MARTIN Lewis has grilled Rishi Sunak about the furlough scheme and workers who’ve been “left out in the lurch” from help. The MoneySavingExpert founder quizzed the Chancellor in an exclusive interview on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV. As part of yesterday’s Budget , the Chancellor confirmed he was extending the furlough scheme until the end of September . The Government will continue to pay furloughed workers' wages up to a maximum of £2,500 a month until the end of June. Employers will then be required to meet 10% of those wages in July and 20% in August and September as the scheme winds down. The Budget announcement means millions will have been paid to stay at home for 17 months by the end of the furlough scheme. Furlough - officially known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - has protected more than 11million jobs since its creation last March. But speaking to the Chancellor today, Martin told Mr Sunak that some bosses aren’t “playing … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis grills Rishi Sunak on workers ‘left out’ of furlough scheme with bosses ‘not playing ball’
Lockdown has been a nightmare... but for singer Paloma Faith it did lead to her dream family. The star was on the brink of giving up in her bid for a second child after five failed rounds of IVF sapped her both physically and mentally. But things changed when lockdown came – and last month she welcomed her second daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine. Paloma, 39, says: “I feel like you know for yourself what your boundaries are and I actually knew I’d had enough after three goes. Then lockdown happened and I thought, ‘What else am I going to do?’ I’ll have another go – and then it worked.” Next thing was to come to terms with the pregnancy and birth itself – after revealing that her first labour was so tough it was as if she had been “to the gates of hell”. Paloma says: “My last birth was so wild. It’s a bit like when you do your driving test and you don’t want to tell anyone when it is. “Everything went wrong – she was early, it was a big bloody mess, on many levels. … [Read more...] about New mum Paloma Faith says lockdown led to her dream family after infertility hell
Katie Price has thrown her support behind Ant Middleton after he was axed from SAS Who Dares Wins for personal conduct. The former glamour model, 42, appeared on the 2020 celebrity edition of the series but was forced to leave early because she was recovering from a breast reduction surgery and was not physically healed enough to take part. The mother-of-four credits meeting Cold Justice author Ant during her short stint on the show for turning her life around and says she is keen to work with him again. Katie told The Sun Online: "I would do another show with him at the drop of a hat." Her representative added: "Katie looks back on her time on SAS: Who Dares Wins with fondness. It was, in Ant's words, 'no s*** banter and tough love' that Katie found her strength, and fight. After the show, she turned her life around and a year on, is smashing it." Former Page 3 icon Katie backing Ant follows on from the adventurer having to leave his job with Channel 4. The … [Read more...] about Katie Price backs Ant Middleton and praises his ‘tough love’ on Who Dares Wins set
TIGER Woods was found unconscious in his SUV after his crash by a local man, new court documents revealed on Friday. A man who lives near the Rolling Hills Estates told law enforcement officials he heard a crash and walked to the accident scene where he saw Woods, according to an affidavit submitted by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Johann Schloegl. The man tried speak with Woods but he would not answer questions and was unresponsive, the affidavit states. Shortly after, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez arrived at the scene and said Woods was conscious and able to answer basic questions. It is the first time since the crash on February 23 that authorities have disclosed that the golf star was unconscious. According to the affidavit, Woods told sheriff's deputies at the site and at the hospital that he did not remember driving or how the crash happened. It is not unusual for people involved in a serious vehicle crash to lose consciousness or … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods WAS found unconscious in wreck by neighbor who heard horror SUV crash & rushed to scene before cops arrived