Council tax: Can you change your council tax band? How to SLASH your bills

Currently, an estimated 400,000 households in England and Scotland are overpaying for their council tax. Many homes are in the wrong council tax bands, and have been since 1991. Additionally, many councils are offering extra support like payment holidays for residents who are particularly struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you change your council tax band? In short, yes. Money […]

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns online after it closed due to coronavirus

The film festival, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is streaming a collection of international titles on Curzon Home Cinema, co-presented with partners Barbican, Curzon and Regents Street Cinema. Digital audiences also have the opportunity to join live and rigorous interactive discussions for every title with the filmmakers, Human Rights Watch experts, and special guests.  “At this time when […]

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme opens: How to apply

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of financial relief measures to help the UK economy through the coronavirus crisis in March. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now open, and can be used to claim back employee’s coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Express.co.uk explains how you can make a claim to the scheme. Who is eligible to make […]

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Redundancy: Are you entitled to redundancy pay?

Redundancies have skyrocketed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. More than two million people are thought to have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic and many firms are expected to make mass redundancies throughout the coming months. But are you entitled to redundancy pay? What does redundancy mean? Redundancy is the term used to describe when […]

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Council tax bill: How to cut down your council tax bill

Council Tax is a compulsory payment which is usually paid 10 months during the year. Many households likely saw their council tax bills rise in April meaning potentially 400,000 households are now overpaying. Express.co.uk has compiled some tips to show you how you might cut down on your council tax bill. What is council tax and what does it pay […]

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