Manchester United have spent £12.85m on signing Cristiano Ronaldo, but they’ll make that back in shirt sales as people rush to buy his kit, right? That might be what your mates in the pub are saying, but it’s not true. There’s a good chance the club will see a commercial benefit from the signing – […]
Covid: What will mask makers do now?
While the easing of restrictions is great news for many small businesses, it means one group of people – those who have made and sold face masks in the past year – have to look for a new way to make money. Lockdown came with a new swell of community spirit and many people turned […]
Cassette sales double in a year with Lady Gaga best-selling album on tape
Cassette tape sales are estimated to have doubled this year compared to 2019. The British Phonographic Industry, which represents record labels, projects 157,000 tapes will have been sold in the UK in 2020. That’s the highest number since 2003, when compilation Now 54 – featuring the likes of Busted, Girls Aloud and Oasis – was […]
Coronavirus and money: What if I can’t pay my bills?
The coronavirus outbreak has left many people in the UK unsure about their income and how they’ll get money while we’re in lockdown. So BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to experts at Citizens Advice England to find out what you can do if you’re worried about paying your bills. Read the full story […]
Student Loans: Here’s what you should know about student debt
Is student debt as bad as it sounds? Radio 1 Newsbeat’s teamed up with BBC Reality Check to look into how much of an impact student loans have on life after university. Read the full article here.
Budget 2018: Wages, mental health support and universal credit
The day we’ve been waiting for all year has finally come around – the budget’s been announced. Ok – that might be a stretch but the government has outlined what it’s going to do with its money for the next few years. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stood in Parliament for more than an […]
Housing, student debt and pay: Why the Budget matters to you more than ever
Chancellor Philip Hammond is in charge of the UK’s finances and will be delivering his Budget statement. That’s where he’ll set out how he intends to spend the country’s money over the next year and beyond. And with his party desperate to appeal to young voters, this is the one to pay attention to.
Bailiff visit ‘made me feel physically sick and intimidated’
Vulnerable people in debt shouldn’t be visited at their homes by bailiffs, according to one charity. The Money Advice Trust found that bailiffs were used more than two million times last year. Paige Causewell, 26, lives on her own and was visited by a bailiff for some unpaid council tax earlier this year.
Why there’s a ‘crisis coming up’ for budget airlines
British low-cost airline Monarch has gone out of business, leaving thousands of employees without a job. They had no warning. But some people in the aviation business aren’t totally surprised by the news. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
Nudge, nudge: mind tricks to stretch your student budget
What if you could make tiny changes to your student life that would make a big difference to your cash flow? Read the full article on Guardian Students here.
Digs you deserve: how to find a student house in Britain
Choose your flatmates well, chat with current tenants and don’t let landlords pressure you into signing anything too soon. Read the full article on Guardian Students here.
Is it harder to smuggle drugs into high security prisons?
After BBC Panorama found “chaos” in one of the biggest prisons in England, Newsbeat spoke to an ex-prison officer about how easy it is to smuggle illegal goods into different categories of prisons. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.