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New Job Support Scheme, leaves out pensions.


It has been confirmed, that the new Job Support Scheme by HM Treasury, will not cover employer pension contributions, raising questions and concerns about how employers will comply with auto-enrolment obligations. Under the new scheme, pension contributions or class one employer national insurance will not be covered, and remain payable by the employer. In the…

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Cash-stricken areas are looking for alternative bank branches, could churches be the answer?


The closure of cash machines and bank branches has led to losses for local firms and left consumers feeling concerned. As time goes on and we drift more into a cashless society, access to cash is becoming more of a concern. Trials across eight locations have been confirmed as part of a project to solve…

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Did Lockdown Change Our Personalities?


There wasn’t just one lockdown – each person had their own unique experience over the three and a half months that were unlike any before. Some were involuntarily forced into months of solitude, while others were holed up in close contact with family members. For some it was a chance to slow down while for…

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Nationwide vs The Bank of Mum and Dad?


The effects of the so-called ‘Stamp Duty Holiday’ have dominated the recent property news. According to Rightmove, recent weeks have seen the highest number of agreed house sales in a single month since it started tracking them a decade ago. However, there has been some slightly less positive news that will affect many first time buyers…

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