Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery

Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery amid opposition from firms who say proposals could lead to more job losses and store closures The Chancellor is weighing up the move that will target luxury shops and offices  Industry experts will examine pros and cons before reporting back in the autumn However, … Read more Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery

Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery

Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery amid opposition from firms who say proposals could lead to more job losses and store closures The Chancellor is weighing up the move that will target luxury shops and offices  Industry experts will examine pros and cons before reporting back in the autumn However, … Read more Rishi Sunak considers hike in business rates to aid coronavirus recovery

Fauci: Rising positive test rates are a ‘good predictor’ states should pause reopenings

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across much of the US, top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci warned that states need to heed the warning signs when the percentage of people testing positive each day starts to tick upward.  And when it does, they may need to reconsider their reopening schedules, warned Dr Fauci … Read more Fauci: Rising positive test rates are a ‘good predictor’ states should pause reopenings

First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates as lenders hike rates on high loan-to-value loans HSBC, TSB and Skipton BS upped rates on high LTV mortgages last week  Those worst affected will be first-time buyers, who typically borrow 90% of value By Sarah Bridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | … Read more First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates as lenders hike rates on high loan-to-value loans Some lenders increased their rates on high loan-to-value mortgages last week  Those worst affected will be first-time buyers, who typically borrow 90% of value By Sarah Bridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 22:53 … Read more First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates

Another £100bn stimulus as interest rates face a cut to zero

Bank of England could launch another £100bn stimulus as interest rates face a cut to zero Economists expect rates are to remain at 0.1% when the Bank meets this week But Bloomberg said markets are already beginning to price in a cut to negative  Bank to publish a report this week into the prospect of … Read more Another £100bn stimulus as interest rates face a cut to zero

Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

Hundreds of thousands of people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a major study has found. Some 40 per cent of cases could be avoided or delayed, a comprehensive review of the evidence concludes. Eating less, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in … Read more Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

Hundreds of thousands of people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a major study has found. Some 40 per cent of cases could be avoided or delayed, a comprehensive review of the evidence concludes. Eating less, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in … Read more Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

LEE BOYCE: Top cash Isa rates are falling fast, what next for tax-free rates?

In recent months, whenever I go to refresh the This is Money five best cash Isas guide while working from home, I put my head in my hands. Rates haven’t just fallen off a cliff – they’ve somersaulted into the Mariana Trench, and are sinking so fast, it’s hard to see them bobbing back anytime … Read more LEE BOYCE: Top cash Isa rates are falling fast, what next for tax-free rates?

Death rates fell when states closed schools early on in the pandemic, study finds

Coronavirus death rates fell when states closed schools early on in the pandemic, a new study suggests.  Researchers found when K-12 classrooms were shut down, cases temporarily dropped by about two-thirds and deaths decreased by more than half. But states that took action early on saw  the greatest effect, according to the team, from  Cincinnati … Read more Death rates fell when states closed schools early on in the pandemic, study finds