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- Coronavirus: 'Under-25s and women financially worst-hit'on 6 April 2020 at 3:50 pm
A "concentration" of workers under 25, women and the low-paid will be hit by the virus lockdown.
- Coronavirus: You can't just stop paying rent, tenants toldon 6 April 2020 at 11:58 am
Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.
- We can't raise a mortgage against our £1.25m home for our holiday let barnby Virginia Wallis on 6 April 2020 at 6:00 am
We need £50,000 for a second bathroom but mention ‘holiday let’ and lenders just shy awayQ My wife and I jointly own a listed manor house with a number of outbuildings including a […]
- Sainsbury's won't deliver shopping if you're not considered vulnerableby Rebecca Smithers on 6 April 2020 at 6:00 am
Readers find that despite illness and disabilities, getting a response during coronavirus crisis is difficultI received an NHS text telling me to stay home and to have no contact with other people […]
- UK house sales will collapse in 2020 as market goes into deep freeze, says studyby Patrick Collinson on 6 April 2020 at 5:01 am
Major analysis of coronavirus impact stresses property prices will dip only 3% and then rebound next yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHouse sales in the UK will […]
- Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest, warns IFSby Sarah Butler on 5 April 2020 at 11:01 pm
Low earners seven times more likely to work in sectors worst hit by shutdown, study findsCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The low-paid, young people and women are […]
- UK government drags its feet over no-interest loan schemeby Jasper Jolly on 5 April 2020 at 2:50 pm
Campaigners say scheme for lower-paid workers should be accelerated in face of coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has committed to […]
- Households to be paid for daytime green electricity use during lockdownby Jillian Ambrose on 5 April 2020 at 1:33 pm
Fall in energy use combined with bright, breezy weather leads to lowest electricity prices in 10 yearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest – at a […]
- With children off school and gaming online, parents face shock billsby Jo Thornhill on 5 April 2020 at 8:00 am
With everyone in lockdown, children can rack up huge costs for unsuspecting parents with the explosion of in-game purchasesArguments between parents and children about screen time and online gaming […]
- In the coronavirus jobs wipeout, the young and low earners suffer mostby Torsten Bell on 5 April 2020 at 6:30 am
Economic hardship is blighting some more quickly than othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis recession stands out for its scale and speed, on both counts far […]
- Coronavirus: 'I missed out on furlough payments by a day'on 4 April 2020 at 11:32 pm
Thousands of people who started new jobs are not eligible for the government's 80% wage grant.
- Martin Lewis: ‘I sit and cry at the hardship caused by coronavirus’by Donna Ferguson on 4 April 2020 at 1:15 pm
The moneysavingexpert.com founder says he is working 14-hour days to help people through the crisis Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe money guru Martin Lewis has […]
- After coronavirus: 'We can't go back to business as usual'by Patrick Collinson on 4 April 2020 at 9:00 am
Guardian Money asks experts in finance, the workplace, property and food to give their predictionsWill the coronavirus change the way we spend, shop and invest our money, long after the virus is […]
- Are mortgage payment holidays really a good idea? | Patrick Collinsonby Patrick Collinson on 4 April 2020 at 7:00 am
Most banks will offer a break during the coronavirus crisis, but it doesn’t suit everyoneAbout 1 million mortgage holders have applied for a payment holiday in the past fortnight, according to […]
- April is the start of the tax year. How will the changes affect me?by Emma Lunn on 4 April 2020 at 6:00 am
From inheritance tax to junior Isas, the UK government is making adjustments Traditionally, the beginning of a new tax year brings changes to taxes, benefits and the cost of some essentials – […]
- Should we stop shopping online for non-food items?on 4 April 2020 at 6:00 am
My partner says it’s important to keep companies in business, but I’m worried about the couriersEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him […]
- Coronavirus: 'I don't want a flight voucher, where's my refund?'on 3 April 2020 at 9:05 pm
The airlines' trade body wants to give vouchers for cancelled flights but passengers are unhappy.
- Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel?on 3 April 2020 at 5:46 pm
At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.
- Can you pause season tickets, Sky Sports or car insurance during lockdown?by Miles Brignall on 3 April 2020 at 5:00 pm
What you can do to suspend payments or get refunds during the coronavirus crisisYou are paying monthly for your car insurance – but no longer using your car. You have an expensive season ticket […]
- Coronavirus: What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?on 3 April 2020 at 4:24 pm
Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.
- Factbox: British business loan scheme strained by coronaviruson 3 April 2020 at 11:54 am
Britain's Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday announced updates to a scheme designed to get banks to help businesses hit by the coronavirus.
- Crisis haunts British banks in coronavirus relief efforton 3 April 2020 at 11:54 am
With the future of many coronavirus hit firms in their hands, British banks, still scarred by the financial crisis, are worried that they are being asked by a desperate government to make loans that […]
- Coronavirus conman barges in on 83-year-old womanon 3 April 2020 at 9:42 am
Trading standards officers say old-fashioned doorstep crime is rising as virus concern is exploited.
- Victorian gothic homes – in picturesby Jill Papworth on 3 April 2020 at 6:00 am
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- Coronavirus and money: What if I can't pay my bills?on 2 April 2020 at 11:42 pm
Social distancing is leading people to worry about money. Here's some advice on paying your bills.
- UK banks banned from requesting personal guarantees for loansby Larry Elliott on 2 April 2020 at 9:30 pm
Rishi Sunak says lenders must ‘do their part’ to aid small businesses during Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chancellor, Rishi Sunak, […]
- Britons to receive 'stop-gap' loan and credit card relief - financial regulatoron 2 April 2020 at 4:34 pm
British consumers will receive a three-month freeze on loan and credit card payments to weather the coronavirus epidemic, under plans outlined by the country's financial regulator on Thursday.
- Britain's food banks prepare for surge in demand as millions lose their jobson 2 April 2020 at 2:08 pm
Before the parcel from the food bank arrived, Natasha Cartey had just half a bag of rice and a tub of butter. She was wondering when her next meal would be.
- Coronavirus: Interest-free overdraft plan for struggling borrowerson 2 April 2020 at 10:48 am
The UK's finance watchdog plans to end a "banking lottery" for those affected by coronavirus.
- Coronavirus halts UK's housing market recovery - Nationwideon 2 April 2020 at 7:24 am
Britain's housing market is grinding to a halt after the government's shutdown of much of the economy, cutting short a nascent recovery that saw prices rise at their strongest pace in more than two […]
- Coronavirus: Nearly a million universal credit claims in past two weekson 1 April 2020 at 9:56 pm
Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.
- Coronavirus: A fifth of smaller UK firms 'will run out of cash'on 1 April 2020 at 1:13 pm
Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.
- Ask for a selfie: UK financial watchdog eases rules in pandemicon 1 April 2020 at 11:42 am
Financial firms can ask customers for a selfie to check their identity, Britain's markets watchdog said in a bid to ease burdens on staff having to work from home during the coronavirus lockdown.
- Coronavirus: Banks bow to pressure and axe shareholder paymentson 1 April 2020 at 9:01 am
The Bank of England has also told the banks to cancel plans for cash bonuses for executives.
- UK banks scrap dividends on coronavirus fears, pressure on bonuseson 1 April 2020 at 7:26 am
Britain's top banks have axed dividend payments after pressure from the regulator, saving their capital as a buffer against expected losses from the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
- UK shop prices fall by most in nearly two years - BRCon 1 April 2020 at 7:11 am
Prices on the British high street fell at their fastest pace in nearly two years in early March and they are likely to be pulled in different directions soon by the coronavirus crisis, an industry […]