Covid-19 has put the social security system under the spotlight as additional measures were brought in to help those affected. But they may not last, so how would you fare long term if you need a safety net?
Have your New Year resolutions fallen by the wayside yet? You know, the ones about eating better, drinking less and exercising more. The problem is they all require you to make a change to your lifestyle, which is never easy, particularly in the dark days of mid-winter.
HMRC is starting the tax year with their annual reminder to submit your tax return. Their reminder might seem early, but its statistics show that 750,000 people (6.5%) missed the deadline for 2016/17, potentially facing an immediate £100 penalty, even if they had no outstanding tax to pay.