8 changes in May hitting your pocket – and how to avoid them

HOUSEHOLDS could see their finances affected in a number of ways this month. Ranging from bill hikes to getting 'breathing space' on problem debts, we explain what it means for the cash in your wallet. It comes as households have also had to get used to 19 new laws and financial changes that came into […]

‘Material changes’ needed to NDIS independent assessments

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner wants to see “material changes” to a new process the National Disability Insurance Scheme is using to assess what people’s needs are and how much funding they can access. The NDIS is trialling independent assessments to judge participant’s needs instead of people having to provide reports from their own doctors and […]

9 big changes for drivers from April from car tax to driving tests

A NUMBER of big changes for drivers will be coming into force from next month as the new tax year begins. From a rise in car tax to a clampdown on pollution, drivers should be aware of a number of new measures – some of which could hit your bank balance.  Here are nine things […]

DaniLeigh Changes Her Ethnicity Claims After Saying She’s 39% West African

Fans notice that the claims contradict her previous claims in which the singer said in a now-deleted tweet that she had ‘40% west African blood in my system.’ AceShowbiz – DaniLeigh raised people’s eyebrows after they noticed that the singer appeared to change story about her ethnicity. The “Yellow Bone” singer caught wind of someone […]

Here are the changes first time property buyers can start making now

This month brings us the new Help to Buy scheme, in which eligible buyers will be able to reserve a new-build home. Running for two years, the scheme will be made available from 16 December 2020 with the aim to increase the number of first-time buyers. It may often feel that there is no hope […]

7 changes Rishi Sunak made in Winter Economy Plan and how it affects your finances

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak today announced a raft of new support for jobs and the economy as coronavirus cases rise. The measures set out today will help workers, the self-employed, and businesses to support the economy into the winter. It includes a follow up to the furlough scheme, cheaper holidays and a delay to tax bills […]

Knorr changes name of 'Gypsy sauce' in Germany as it's deemed racist

Knorr changes the name of its ‘Gypsy sauce’ sold in Germany after it was deemed racist Knorr will change name from ‘Zigeunersauce’ to ‘Paprika Sauce Hungarian Style’ Change made because ‘gypsy sauce’ could be ‘interpreted negatively’  The name was used in Germany to describe the sauce for more than 100 years  One of Germany’s best-known […]

Furlough changes from August 1 explained with employers starting to pay wages

FURLOUGH won't be extended beyond October the government has confirmed this week, but there are big changes to the scheme coming into force from next month. Over 9.3million workers have been placed on the scheme, which has seen the government cover 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 a month, since its launch in […]