Inflation at lowest level for four years as downturn bits

The UK’s price inflation fell back to 44-month low of 0.8% in April indicating how the Covid-19 lockdown is hitting the economy Figures released this...

More than two million apply for Universal Credit

Over two million households have applied for Universal Credit since the lockdown began, figures released this afternoon show. Since social distancing came in effect on...

Unemployment rises by 50,000 by the end of March

The first official data showing the impact of the coronavirus on U.K. unemployment has been revealed this morning The amount of people out of work...

Independent Retailers Confederation launches ‘We are open’ online directory to promote small shops still...

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), a group of trade organisations representing different independent retail sectors across the UK, has launched ‘We are open’, an...

Former PM’s think tank suggests a local approach to coming out of the lockdown

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s think tank are calling for a highly localized approach to lifting the lockdown. the economic and health costs of lockdown...

Insurance customers able to request three month payment holiday from Monday

Insurance customers who are struggling financially because of coronavirus will be able to request payment holidays from next week – and some may also...

World leaders, former leaders and economists unite in call for a people’s vaccine against...

More than 140 world leaders, former leaders and economists have signed an open letter calling on all governments to unite behind a people’s vaccine...

Price-gougers selling Covid-19 essentials for at least double the typical price

A Which? investigation has uncovered hundreds of listings for essential products at inflated prices sold via online marketplaces, and has found evidence that thousands...

Lockdown cash protects landlords and banks more than the families it’s meant to benefit,

Almost half of the cost of the government’s newly-extended Covid-19 furlough scheme will be spent on rent and debt repayments, amounting to an implicit bail-out of landlords and banks, according...

Police say two metre rule is not enforceable

Guidance given out today following the Government's change in regulations by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council says that government guidance In...