FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks climb on first trading day of new quarter – recovery hopes

China’s CSI 300 index of Shanghai and Shenzhen-listed stocks rose 0.5 percent in early trading on Wednesday, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.9 per cent and 1.1 per cent, respectively. Hong Kong’s stock market was closed for a public holiday. The FT reported Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, which is a measure of factory activity, came […]

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State Pension: What happens to my pension when I die?

The State Pension is a weekly payment the government supplies when you reach State Pension age. The sum of money received can provide vital financial support in later life. What happens to my State Pension when I die? Your State Pension entitlements may pass to your husband, wife or civil partner after you die. In order to claim the extra […]

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Billionaire SELLS all stakes in US airlines amid coronavirus pandemic

The billionaire has admitted he made a mistake investing in the heavily damaged industry, which saw mass loss in profits this year. Mr Buffet spoke at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting where he announced the news. He said: “We made that decision in terms of the airline business. Great Big Lockdown Survey: Tell us what life’s like for you by answering […]

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Will the Government extend furlough again?

The Government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS) is due to run for four months from March 1, until the end of June. The JRS was announced on March 20, and its aim is to enable employers to continue paying part of their employees’ salaries rather than laying them off in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. This is also known as […]

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Pension pot: How to check how much is in your pension pot

It is easy to lose count of how much money you have put in your pension pot, especially if your employer is contributing too. There are quick and easy ways to find out the grand total, though. Express.co.uk breaks down how to check how much is in your pension pot. How to find out how much is in your pension pot Your […]

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Pay cut: Can my employer cut my pay?

Many people are being asked to reduce their pay or hours of work amid the coronavirus crisis. If your employer is struggling financially from the impact of the pandemic, they may ask you to take a pay cut or to work fewer hours. But do you have to agree to this request? Express.co.uk brings you all the information you need to know […]

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Statutory maternity pay 2020: How much is statutory maternity pay?

The coronavirus pandemic should not affect your rights to receive Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) in any way, and you should still be receiving your money. As long as employees fit all the criteria for SMP, an employer is required by law to pay it, regardless of how their business has been financially affected. Express.co.uk brings you a guide on exactly how much […]

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