New cashback scheme proposed

New cashback scheme proposed

The government has announced plans to allow customers to get cashback from shops without needing to make a purchase. At the moment, cashback is only available to those who buy goods. The new proposals have been put in place to help protect the UK’s cash system...
New three-tier COVID-19 alert levels

New three-tier COVID-19 alert levels

On 12 October, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a new three-tier system of local COVID-19 alert levels across England. The new system sets the levels at medium, high and very high based on local transmission rates. The legislation to write the new...
Students warned of tax scams

Students warned of tax scams

HMRC is warning new students starting university that they could be targeted by scammers trying to steal their money and personal details.  As new students start the academic year they can be particularly vulnerable to tax scams. Coupled with an increase in...
Levelling up or levelling down?

Levelling up or levelling down?

Our government has introduced a three-tier system for determining the local state of COVID infection and how restrictions in each area of England are to be applied. The grades are instructive. The three categories are: Medium alert level – This will cover most...
The don’ts of the new 3-tier system

The don’ts of the new 3-tier system

The new 3-tier system for classifying local COVID alert status sets out what you should not do depending on the classification of your local area. At present they only apply to England. In summary they are: Local COVID Alert Level – Very High This is for areas...
100 towns to share £80m

100 towns to share £80m

The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced that over 100 towns in England will each be given up to £1 million to kick start regeneration projects and give areas a boost. The funding to be received varies between £500k and £1m per town....