Regions drive 5.7% surge in house prices as Britain’s pandemic property boom continues 

Where is house price inflation hitting hardest? Regions are the driving force behind the surge in values as the pandemic property boom continues Homes in Wales and the North West have led Britain’s pandemic property boom Two regions saw their strongest growth in a decade between March 2020-2021 Typical British house now costs £252,765 after … Read more

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital with worst affected patients in their early 60s or early 70s NHS had 750,000 alcohol-related admissions between last April and December Figures show there were almost 20,000 admissions among those aged 90-plus  Drinkers in their 20s and 30s accounted for a relatively small number of cases  By … Read more

Rick Stein ‘nearly lost his business’ after restaurants left on verge of bankruptcy by pandemic

Rick Stein admits he ‘nearly lost the whole business’ after his restaurant empire was left on the verge of bankruptcy by Covid pandemic Chef and TV presenter, 74, was on the brink of bankruptcy at start of pandemic    Signature restaurants in Porthleven and Falmouth didn’t survive financial impact Business has already reported 30,000 bookings at … Read more

Almost 400,000 children sought help for mental health issues during pandemic

Almost 400,000 children sought help for mental health issues during Covid pandemic as referrals soared by 28% The number of children and teenagers referred for mental health help has risen 372,438 under-18s were referred in the last year, a rise of 80,226 In addition, 600,628 more treatment sessions were given to this age group  By … Read more

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

Firms that prospered in the pandemic should pay more tax, says the IMF

Firms that prospered in the pandemic should pay more tax to fund those who still need support, says the IMF By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 7 April 2021 High earners and companies that prospered during the pandemic should pay more tax to fund … Read more

Mental health claims rocket by almost a fifth in the pandemic

Mental health claims on income protection policies rocket by almost a fifth in the pandemic By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 6 April 2021 | Updated: 22:53 BST, 6 April 2021 Mental health claims on income protection policies soared by nearly a fifth last year, industry data shows. But lockdown … Read more

Fear of tanking job prospects for under 25s: Young people say skills have declined in Covid pandemic

Fear of tanking job prospects for under 25s: Young people face employment nightmare as almost say their skills have declined during Covid pandemic The UCL Institute of Education surveyed 1,000 youngers aged between 16 to 25 It found 44% feel their abilities slipped due to school and workplace closures As result, 53% of those polled in … Read more