Christmas could be saved "due to additional household bubbling"

Christmas could be saved "due to additional household bubbling"

All four UK governments have reportedly agreed to add extra bubbles during the festive season – but details have yet to be agreed. Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said today (Nov. 22) that “a limited number of additional households will be bubbling over a small number of days.” ” The mirror. Several households (at least three) … Read more

Household meeting ban to remain in place for parts of northern England

Household meeting ban to remain in place for parts of northern England

People in parts of northern England face a third week banned from meeting others in their homes or gardens as the latest evidence shows no decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, according to the Department of Health. Households in areas of the North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester cannot mix indoors – … Read more

Stacey Solomon shares genius heatwave hack using household item

Stacey Solomon shares genius heatwave hack using household item

Stacey Solomon has shared a parenting hack to help keep the family cool in lockdown. The Loose Women panellist posted the trick to her 3.4 million followers on Instagram. Stacey, 30, revealed she puts baby wipes in the freezer to keep them chilled for days out. Taking to social media this morning, the mum documented … Read more

Universal Credit claimants 'forced into debt' to cover household costs

Rules for coming off Universal Credit as lockdown eases

The UK Government is under pressure to provide a financial “lifeline” to families on Universal Credit with studies suggesting around two thirds have been forced into debt during the coronavirus lockdown. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Save the Children surveyed 3,105 parents of children under 18 claiming either Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit during … Read more

Coronavirus has created 'big divide' in household budgets

Coronavirus has created 'big divide' in household budgets

About two-fifths of high-income families have strengthened their household budgets since the coronavirus crisis began. This has been compared to just one in eight low-income households, widening the gap between the wealthy and those facing financial challenges, research shows. About 38 percent of those with the highest fifth of incomes have seen purchasing power decline … Read more

Martin Lewis reveals ways to cut household costs during crisis

Martin Lewis reveals ways to cut household costs during crisis

There are some great money-saving deals to reduce the financial stress caused by the coronavirus crisis. MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has provided essential advice and tips to help people’s bank balances in these unprecedented times. There are still ways to reduce the household costs and buy a few freebies, because the block is gradually removed, … Read more