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06/07/2021

How to budget on an irregular income

Are you self-employed, living on benefits such as Universal Credit or working on a zero-hours contract and find yourself managing a fluctuating income each month? You’re not alone. In fact, a staggering 857,000 people in ...

02/07/2021

Friday Food Club: Egg roll bowl

The egg roll is an extremely popular starter in Chinese restaurants, particularly across the Atlantic.  They reckon the egg roll dates back to ancient times in Southern China, and the traditional recipe packs a filling ...

30/06/2021

How to manage your money and avoid a post-pandemic splurge

After over a year of hunkering down in our homes, catching up with friends and family over Zoom, and not even being able to go out for a coffee, many of us may feel primed ...

25/06/2021

Friday Food Club: One-pan fish with beans and tomatoes

Let’s be honest sometimes after a long day the last thing we can face isn’t making dinner but a mountain of washing-up. A tasty family meal is one of life’s simplest pleasures, doing the dishes ...

21/06/2021

Monday mythbusting: 5 myths about tax returns that could land you in trouble with HMRC

A lot of people are scared of taxes. Mention the word and they might give you a blank look, or break out in a cold sweat. For the self-employed, however, it’s important to keep on ...

18/06/2021

Friday Food Club: Sweet potato and Italian sausage curry

Curry is an obsession in the UK. Since Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi families first began to arrive in Britain in large numbers in the 1970s, it has only grown in popularity.  Places like Glasgow and ...

17/06/2021

Scottish Child Payment: 4 months on, is it working?

When the Scottish Government launched the Scottish Child Payment early this year, it was billed as a way to support struggling families and lower child poverty across the board in Scotland. Now that the payment ...

11/06/2021

Friday Food Club: Basil, avocado, & shrimp salad wraps

Everybody knows starchy carbohydrates have an important place in a healthy diet. Bread, pasta, potatoes; all of these foods give us the energy we need to keep going throughout the day.  But there is a ...

07/06/2021

The Most Common ISA Myths

You may have heard of an ISA, or Individual Savings Account, a bank account that allows you  to save up a certain sum of money tax-free.  ISAs are common in the UK. A study from ...