THOUSANDS of people who are not eligible for a council tax rebate could still get up to £150 free cash to help with the cost of living crisis. Four in five households are now receiving council tax rebates automatically - the giveaway is part of a package of measures from the Government to help struggling households across the UK. You must be in council tax bands A-D to qualify for the payment, which was announced by the government in February to help with the cost of living crisis. While households who pay their council tax by direct debit will get the money automatically, others will have to apply. The deadline for this has now been extended until roughly September 30, 2022. But the longer you leave it, the longer it will take for your money to come through. Read More On Council Tax TAX TRIM Four ways including Universal Credit which could mean you pay NO council tax pay day Exact date households MUST apply for … [Read more...] about Thousands of people NOT eligible for council tax rebate to get £150 – how to apply
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The British opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer has said there is no going back on Brexit, in a speech on Monday night. Instead, he offered a new slogan as part of a drive to ensure Britain thrives: "Make Brexit Work". "There are some who say 'we don’t need to make Brexit work — we need to reverse it'," the Labour leader told the Centre for European Reform (CER) . "I couldn’t disagree more." "Let me be very clear. Under Labour, Britain will not go back into the EU. We will not be joining the single market. We will not be joining a customs union." It represents a major policy shift for Starmer — who in the run-up to Brexit called for a deal to be put to a second referendum, and lauded the benefits of the free movement of workers, now consigned to the past. It also further distances the country's current direction from the fiery debates and deadlock in the aftermath of the 2016 referendum, with the two largest parties firmly wedded to the UK's departure from the … [Read more...] about Brexit damage: Is EU exit now hitting UK’s economy harder than COVID?
Vallance: It’s impossible for majority to buy electric car This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more Sign up for FREE driving tips, latest models and breaking news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info According to the “Driving Away From Fossil Fuels” report, 100 percent of the 2,000 car buyers in the UK indicated they would opt for an electric vehicle if they were sold for the same price as equivalent conventional cars . The data, commissioned by EV campaign group FairCharge, looked at drivers’ underlying preferences by comparing vehicle attributes, costs and specifications. Related articles 'Fuel hack' driver claims could save you hundreds … [Read more...] about All new UK car buyers set to switch to electric vehicles once prices drop – ‘no surprise’
Motorists respond to protesters using 'rolling roadblocks' on M4 Sign up for FREE driving tips, latest models and breaking news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info On Sunday, the average price of a litre of petrol reached 191.5p according to Experian, and a selection of UK motorists have taken a stand against escalating prices. In response, protesters introduced rolling roadblocks were staged by drivers along busy routes such as the M4, M5, M54 and A64 on Monday, bringing sections of the roads to a standstill. Related articles British motorists believe switch to EVs is unworkable M4 chaos as fuel protests close motorway in both directions Protests have also taken place in Scotland, with the A92 … [Read more...] about Petrol protests: Is blocking roads legal in UK and what can happen to protesters?
Brexit: House of Commons hasn’t done its job says Hobbs Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Talking to Emily Maitlis on yesterday evening’s Newsnight, Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire revealed how the UK’s market may well exceed that of Canada’s. His answer came in response to Ms Maitlis’ question over whether Mr Bridgen would support Boris Johnson’s want of a deal . Related articles Boris Johnson can STILL get Britain out of the EU on Oct 31 Emily Maitlis sends Twitter into meltdown after sending shock message He said: “I’d love to have a super Canada free trade deal with mutual acceptance of … [Read more...] about Brexiteer makes surprise prediction on UK’s market growth after EU exit – ‘I’d love it!’
Nigel Farage reacts to John Bercow resignation announcement Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Mr Bercow’s retirement package is believed to be one of the most generous in the country and will pay him £38,000 a year when he retires. Yesterday the Commons Speaker said he would quit in the event of MPs voting for a general election next month and if not he will stand down on October 31, the current Brexit deadline. In 2012, Mr Bercow refused to follow Gordon Brown and David Cameron who gave up the non-contributory pension which was given to former Prime Ministers and Speakers. Related articles Lindsay Hoyle wife: Meet the woman behind potential … [Read more...] about John Bercow walks away with tax-payer funded £1 million pension
THE UK's biggest ever lottery winner could be crowned TONIGHT with a whopping £186 million jackpot is up for grabs. Should a UK National Lottery ticket-holder walk away with the cash in the EuroMillions draw, they would topple the current British record-holders from the top spot less than two months after their win. The lucky winner would instantly become richer than singers Harry Styles, who is worth an estimated £100 million, and Adele, worth an estimated £150 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The jackpot would also dwarf the £2 million prize money that awaits each of the Wimbledon winners this year - meaning they would need to win the championship 93 times to compete with Tuesday's prize. Their wealth would instantly outstrip that of Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester, who scooped a record-breaking £184 million EuroMillions jackpot less than two months ago. The blockbuster win would make the UK the luckiest EuroMillions nation, overtaking France's … [Read more...] about EuroMillions jackpot could make you UK’s biggest ever lottery winner with incredible £186MILLION up for grabs TONIGHT
By Brian Wheeler Published 2 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid - who quit the cabinet within minutes of each other in protest at Boris Johnson's leadership - look like political allies right now, but they are also friends. They both rose from modest beginnings to make a fortune in investment banking, before entering politics. There is also a shared love of Star Wars - and they haven't been afraid to hide it. When Mr Javid resigned as chancellor in February 2020, after losing a power struggle with Mr Johnson's former adviser Dominic Cummings, he tweeted about his successor: "The Force is strong in young Sunak." Just over a year earlier, when he was still number two to Mr Javid at the Treasury, Mr Sunak tweeted a picture of the pair of them at the cinema, where they had just been to see The Rise of Skywalker. "Great night … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak share more than a love of Star Wars
A massive gas explosion occurred in Bedfordshire (Image: PA) Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info One was airlifted with leg injuries and the other two, one of whom was a firefighter, suffered smoke inhalation. The aftermath of the explosion was described as an "inferno" at the block of flats. Related articles Blow for Boris as CPI data reveals UK worst off in G7 Five hospitalised by terrifying e-bike fire as blaze ravages house The fire engulfed the entire building in Bedford and caused a large section of the roof to collapse. Bedfordshire Police Chief Supt John Murphy said: "There is a possibility there will be more fatalities discovered … [Read more...] about Terrifying fears of death toll after Bedford gas explosion
TORY vice chair Bim Afolami quit live on TV tonight as Boris Johnson faces the biggest leadership crisis of his premiership. The MP for Hitchin and Harpenden backed calls for the PM to stand down after Rishi Sunak sensationally quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary. Speaking to TalkTV after the resignations of the two senior Cabinet members , Mr Afolami said he too would have to step down from his position. The MP said: "After recent allegations about the former deputy chief whip and other things that have happened over recent weeks, I just don't think the Prime Minister any longer has, not just my support, but he doesn't have, I don't think, the support of the party, or indeed the country any more. "I think for that reason he should step down." Mr Afolami said he was "probably not" the party's vice chairman "after having said that". Read more politics CABINET COUP Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid RESIGN from the … [Read more...] about Tory vice chair RESIGNS live on TalkTV as pressure piles on embattled Boris Johnson