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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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]
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’
advertisement advertisement advertisement What does it mean to be socially responsible? No matter how big or small your organization may be, it’s an important question to ask yourself. While many think of community relations or environmental efforts as ways to be socially responsible, those may not be enough. advertisement advertisement Businesses around the world are clearly aware of the need for corporate social responsibility, or CSR. In fact, more than 8,000 organizations have signed the United Nations Global Compact pledging to show good global citizenship in the areas of human rights, labor standards, and environmental protection. But the motives for participating in CSR are not always for the greater good. Some organizations do it for the free PR. Many want what they see as the “gotcha media” off their backs. Still, others participate because 77% of customers say it’s important to them. Translation: Efforts may not … [Read more...] about Think You’re Being Socially Responsible? Think Again
In North Dakota this week, health officials are sending their first Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to pharmacies and urgent care clinics, where people who don’t necessarily have a regular doctor can get the single jab. In Missouri, doses are going to community health centers and rural hospitals. And in North Carolina, health providers are using it to inoculate meatpacking, farm and grocery workers. Since Johnson & Johnson revealed data showing that its vaccine, while highly protective, had a slightly lower efficacy rate than the first shots produced by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech , health officials have feared the new shot might be viewed by some Americans as the inferior choice. But the early days of its rollout suggest something different: Some people are eager to get it because they want the convenience of a single shot. And public health officials are enthusiastic about how much faster they could get a single shot distributed, particularly in vulnerable … [Read more...] about Why Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid vaccine could be a game changer