UNIVERSAL Credit is a single monthly payment that rolls six benefits into one. The payments are calculated depending on your individual circumstances so yours won't necessarily be the same as someone else's. It's designed to help people on lower incomes, but the government says it should also help people get back into work. But the more you work the more your benefits will be affected. This is because Universal Credit is subject to the taper rate, which means that for every £1 you earn over a certain allowance, 63p is deducted from your payments. We believe you should be able to keep hold of more of your cash. The Sun wants the taper rate to be slashed to 50p to help at least four million struggling families. But until then, we talk you through how your Universal Credit payment is worked out and how getting a job will affect your payments. Universal Credit calculators TRYING to work out how much Universal Credit you can get can be overwhelming. There … [Read more...] about Universal Credit calculator: How much can you get?
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WandaVision arrived at its reality-warping end Friday with episode 9 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe show hitting Disney Plus . We've come to the season finale, in the wake of Agatha Harkness ( Kathryn Hahn ) realizing Wanda Maximoff ( Elizabeth Olsen ) is the Chaos magic-wielding Scarlet Witch , and it sure looks like they're gonna fight on the streets of Westview. Sign up for Disney Plus Wanda's husband, Vision ( Paul Bettany ), is also on his way home, having been filled in on his past by astrophysicist Darcy Lewis ( Kat Dennings ). However, we've learned this Vision is a magical construct created by Wanda -- shifty SWORD director Tyler Hayward ( Josh Stamberg ) brought his original synthezoid body back online outside the town, but it appears to be a soulless husk. CNET Culture Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes, memes to video games. Also in play is the newly superpowered SWORD agent … [Read more...] about WandaVision season finale recap: The ending and post-credits scenes explained
Let’s mention it upfront: there are two WandaVision episode 9 post-credits scenes. One after the fancy credits and another tucked away during the crew credits. Both, though, are equally important – and help set up future Marvel installments. Below, we’ll run through the basics: what happens in both WandaVision post-credits scenes, why they act as a roadmap to the MCU’s future, and any other secret hints and Easter eggs you may have missed. No spoilers (yet), but there’s a hidden audio cue that ties together WandaVision and an upcoming Marvel Phase 4 movie – which is very exciting. Ready? Here’s what happens in the mid and post-credits scenes in the "Series Finale" of WandaVision. MAJOR spoilers for the WandaVision finale follow. You have been warned! WandaVision mid-credits scene explained: Monica Rambeau and the Skrull Monica Rambeau – or can we now call her ‘Photon’ after her superhero powers helped save Billy and Tommy? – seemingly has a large role to play in the … [Read more...] about WandaVision post-credits explained – and there’s a secret reference to [spoiler]
For much of the Thanksgiving weekend, I was surrounded by friends and family who have either abandoned Facebook or who never joined it in the first place. It’s not that they haven’t heard of Facebook, or that they doubt its potential to be useful. Instead, it typically came down to a fundamental concern about sharing their personal information and a fear that it would turn into a distraction that eats away too much of their time. My girlfriend, who is active on other social networks, abandoned Facebook earlier this year largely because she felt uncomfortable with the idea of the company using her personal information for marketing purposes. Her father, a lawyer, has held off from joining Facebook in part because he, like others in his profession, has concerns about sharing information publicly. Likewise, my parents have avoided the social network because of a general discomfort about sharing personal information online with others. They may seem like a rare breed given how … [Read more...] about Facebook Is Like a Credit Card and That’s Why It’s Here to Stay
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/CNN) — The U.S. Senate has been in a marathon session to approve changes in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package. As of Saturday morning, here’s what you can expect. Senators have narrowed the eligibility for stimulus checks, trimmed the federal boost to unemployment benefits and removed a provision to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage Forces Sutter Health To Reschedule Appointments The Senate parliamentarian ruled that the wage hike violated the strict rules of reconciliation, which is the procedure Democratic leaders are using to approve the bill in the chamber without any Republican support. The Senate bill contains many of the same measures aimed at assisting Americans in need that were in the legislation approved by the House and the package that Biden unveiled in January. In addition to another round of direct payments, it would provide more assistance for people who are unemployed, hungry … [Read more...] about Here’s What You Can Expect From The $1.9 Trillion Senate Stimulus Package