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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MARTIN Lewis has grilled Rishi Sunak about the furlough scheme and workers who’ve been “left out in the lurch” from help. The MoneySavingExpert founder quizzed the Chancellor in an exclusive interview on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV. As part of yesterday’s Budget , the Chancellor confirmed he was extending the furlough scheme until the end of September . The Government will continue to pay furloughed workers' wages up to a maximum of £2,500 a month until the end of June. Employers will then be required to meet 10% of those wages in July and 20% in August and September as the scheme winds down. The Budget announcement means millions will have been paid to stay at home for 17 months by the end of the furlough scheme. Furlough - officially known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - has protected more than 11million jobs since its creation last March. But speaking to the Chancellor today, Martin told Mr Sunak that some bosses aren’t “playing … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis grills Rishi Sunak on workers ‘left out’ of furlough scheme with bosses ‘not playing ball’
Bizz Loc, a gravelly voiced Toronto rapper known for his aggressive flow — a man a judge once labelled a “menace to society” — recently did something few followers expected. He asked: “Is it worth it?” Again and again in a new music video , he raps that rhetorical refrain over the names and images of more than a dozen fellow GTA rappers gunned down in the last few years — all of them Black, most from the city’s poorest and most vulnerable neighbourhoods. “All these mothers losing kids is it really worth it? All the rappers in my city started getting murdered,” he raps. “If you really want a mansion with the rugs Persian, think about the moves you make is it really worth it?” With the video released this month, Bizz Loc — the Star is not reporting his real name over safety concerns — has joined a growing chorus of voices inside Toronto’s hip hop community calling for the “craziness” to stop. In an email, he explained the message is for everyone, but mostly for the youth who … [Read more...] about ‘Is it worth it?’ Toronto rappers’ murders bring calls for change, and a question
Kindly Share This Story: Speaks on Apapa gridlock, Sea port, Road projects, Housing etc By Onochie Anibeze, Saturday Editor & Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, took some time off on Wednesday to address some issues in the works and housing sector in Nigeria, touching on how the administration has actively taken steps to address the nagging infrastructural deficit and decay in the land and how that push is taking millions of Nigerians out of poverty and giving them a sense of inclusion in the administration. fashola, when reminded that even children took note of his outstanding performance as Lagos State Governor and celebrated him as “the man everywhere’ retorted that it’s President Buhari who is everywhere in Nigeria. He explained what he meant in this interview. He also noted that the President has courageously and uniquely faced, with smaller revenue inflow, seemingly jinxed projects left to rot away … [Read more...] about BUHARI: everywhere! How ? Fashola explains