Pandemic lessons

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the low level of social security benefits.

Do you know the weekly value of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)? (Answer at the end).

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Sharp fall for dividends

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

UK dividends were down more than 50% in the second quarter of 2020

The pandemic has hit the global economy hard and devasted the dividend payments of many leading UK companies. Between April and June 2020, total UK dividend payments were 57.2% lower than in the second quarter of 2019, according to Link Asset Services. Many companies – notably the big banks – stopped dividend payments altogether.

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