Educating future generations about financial resilience

Your Money Matters, the ground-breaking curriculum mapped financial education textbook, has landed in Scottish secondary schools after successful roll-outs in England and Northern Ireland. The book is based on the original English textbook, which MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis funded with a donation of £325,000 to financial education charity Young Money, part of the charity Young Enterprise. English secondary schools received 340,000 copies in 2018 …

Will I be eligible for the fifth SEISS grant?

Self-employed business owners will be able to receive a fifth and final grant through the SEISS scheme later this summer. To use its official name, the self-employed support scheme is designed to help people recover lost earnings if they’ve been affected by the pandemic. Four grants have already been handed out with the last one worth a maximum of 80% …

Fresh help for people facing debt problems

People in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt are now entitled to a two-month grace period to get their finances back under control thanks to new ‘breathing space’ rules that have come into force.    Those affected won’t face enforcement action from their creditors and can get a 60 day respite during which all interest and charges …

Ding dong – beware of doorstep scammers

Fraudsters are using new scams related to the pandemic to target people on their doorstep, according to an investigation by consumer group Which? Scams include offering fast track testing and vaccines and collecting donations for bogus charities. Rogue traders have also used lockdown as an opportunity to revive traditional scams such as offering shoddy gardening or building services. A survey …