lockdown

Two-thirds of over-65s are confident about going back to everyday life

Two-thirds of over-65s confident about resuming life post-Covid

Two-thirds of over-65s are confident about going back to everyday life after the news of the government’s plan to ease lockdown following the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The survey, conducted by McCarthy Stone , has revealed that those at retirement age are showing increased optimism and confidence, with 74% now optimistic, following the rollout of the government’s...

Renters rights during lockdown

Renter's rights during the Coronavirus lockdown

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues to increase financial strain on the nation, it can be difficult to understand what help is on hand for renters who are struggling to keep up with payments.

Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk said: “It’s really important to know that if you’re in rented accommodation and are facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus...

Parents are feeling guilt around their children in lockdown

Parental Guilt at All Time High

Research has revealed that parents are feeling more guilt than ever before due to the additional pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown has placed families under new and unique pressures since restrictions were first implemented in March last year.

As a result, almost three quarters of UK parents are feeling additional guilt, despite having no control over the situation...

Parents are thinking of homeschooling permanently

A third of UK parents want to homeschool permanently

A third of UK parents are considering homeschooling their children even after schools reopen, new research has revealed, with young parents the most likely to continue.

The study, conducted by home education provider, Oxford Home Schooling , found that 30% of the nation’s parents are thinking of homeschooling permanently. This figure rises to 36% among parents aged between 25 and 34...

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers

Brits have saved an incredible £9.1BN on fuel during lockdown

New data from GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £9.1 billion on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March!

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

As most cars stay stationary, less petrol is being purchased across the UK. That saving has severely impacted the cost of...

Takeaways have rocketed during the pandemic

Chinese is the UK's Top Takeaway as Nation On Track to Spend 11 Billion This Year

Takeaway spending surged by more than 50% a few weeks after the first lockdown. The average Brit used to spend around £12 a month on takeaway, but this jumped to more than £20 a month as more people used takeaways to treat themselves while staying in. One in ten Brits order a takeaway at least once a weekend and more than half of us know exactly which restaurant we fancy before going online...

Over 55's are considering downsizing their home earlier as a direct result of the pandemic

Tips for downsizing during a pandemic

New research from Audley Group has found that 1.8 million [1] over 55s are actively thinking about downsizing their home earlier as a direct result of the pandemic

  • 25% of over 55s are considering downsizing in the next 12 months, and 54% of over 55s are considering downsizing within the next two years.
  • 53% of over 55s want to live in a property which requires less
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Lockdown is beginning to have a detrimental impact on couples

One in ten Brits fake sleep to avoid their partner

According to new data released by Just Eat, lockdown is beginning to have a detrimental impact on couples and cohabitors alike with 42% of people admitting tensions have been running high with arguments over cleanliness (56%), what to watch on TV (55%), snoring (54%) and even bedroom antics (44%) amongst the top reasons for bickering.

As the lockdown rumbles on, Brits admit that they...

Frozen food sales have gone up during lockdown

Lockdown turns UK into a nation of frozen food fans

The UK has become a nation of frozen food fans as the pandemic has changed the way we shop according to a new report.

The Frozen Food Report, released today, says consumers are shopping more online, spending more per shop and have bought more frozen food than ever before. Last year shoppers spent an extra £872m on everything from frozen avocado to ice cream: making frozen the fastest...

Property experts warn snowfall could be causing further trouble to businesses

Heavy snowfall across parts of the country could be causing lasting damage to buildings left empty because of lockdown, warns property experts.

Jeremy Harrison, Managing Director at MSL Property Care Services had to say “Ordinarily where a building is occupied, the heating and regular use of pipes would help to ensure damage from extreme cold weather is mitigated or reduced, however...

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