Hints and tips on managing money if you’ve been furloughed

The Government’s furlough scheme allows for 80% of salary, up to £2,500, to be reclaimed by the employer per month.

Many companies are now taking advantage of this scheme in order to protect cash and ensure the longevity of the business when social distancing restrictions can be lifted later in the year, say tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg

David Hough a partner at the first said: “For many employees this is a far better outcome than losing their job altogether, maintaining a slightly reduced income and in all likelihood being able to return to the same place of work later.

“However, many families will still feel the impact of this over the next few months whether it be from being placed on furlough, reduced income from the Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme or loss of income altogether.”

He added: “There are some things that many people can do to

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Former F1 boss Ron Dennis donates £1m to feed NHS frontline workers

One of Britain’s best-known businessmen, Ron Dennis CBE, has launched a major not-for-profit initiative to feed thousands of critical NHS workers with high quality meals over the next three months, enabling them to focus on saving lives and fighting COVID-19.

The nutritious and ready to eat meals will be made available free of charge to ICU teams, anaesthetic teams and A&E staff, who are unable to leave their clinical areas during their 12 hour shifts, which is the protocol being adopted by all COVID-19 designated hospitals. This service enables them to stay close to wards at all times without having to change out of protective clothing.

Delivering the initiative, called SalutetheNHS.org, has brought together a group of leading food, logistics, packaging and other specialists, and has mobilised a largescale, professional operation. The goal is to serve 1 million meals to key frontline NHS workers over the next three months,

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The strategy behind CNBC’s nightly pandemic special

Scott Wapner, the host of CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” talks about putting together a special on the coronarvirus pandemic

Scott Wapner

“We’re taking a bigger picture on the virus and where we aed on a daily basis .. trying to stay ahead of the news flow,” he said.

“It’s not market coverage per se,” said Wapner. “We’re thinking about bigger picture things — how are small businesses coping.”

Two longtime producers are charged with putting that special on the air.

To watch go here.

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Just Eat is offering NHS workers 25 per cent off all orders

Just Eat has announced it is offering NHS workers 25 per cent off all orders as a way of saying thank you and to show appreciation for their extraordinary work.

Following government restrictions, many restaurants and cafes across the UK have made the decision to close.

Those that remain open are only offering takeaways, making food delivery the only way many can enjoy a hot meal they’ve not had time to cook, after a long shift.

Just Eat works with more than 35,000 Restaurant Partners and delivers to 95 per cent of UK postcodes, meaning it is well positioned to support the 1.3 million NHS employees across the country.

As the Covid-19 pandemic has progressed, a number of NHS workers have had to self-isolate from their families.

Many have been relocated temporarily to nearby hotels, some of which are without cooking facilities or have closed the hotel restaurant in line

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