Category: Banks / Money

NS&I TO PAY ALL PREMIUM BONDS PRIZES DIRECT TO CUSTOMERS’ BANK ACCOUNTS

Premium Bonds paper prize cheques will be phased out from December 2020. Premium Bonds holders that still receive paper warrants need to take action to ensure they continue to automatically receive payment of their prizes. Customers can also choose to have prizes reinvested into more Premium Bonds, giving them more chances of winning prizes in future draws. Customers will receive […]

NS&I ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20

Here is something to do with saving your money which maybe we should all be doing. NS&I delivered £11.6 billion of Net Financing to the Government in 2019-20 and in total, met 9 out of 11 of its Service Delivery Measures (SDMs). Attracting younger savers: NS&I has increased the number of its active customers under the age of 16 by more […]

COUNCIL REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE MILLIONS RECEIVED AS COVID SUPPORT

A council has been blasted for failing to acknowledge millions of pounds received from Government to support local businesses, self-employed workers, the unemployed, charities, other organisations and those in need during the Covid pandemic. Lewes District Council’s ruling Cabinet learned on 11 June that, while still significant, the financial impact […]

Funding for small businesses, social enterprises and self employed

While the government has announced various schemes aimed at helping businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, other organisations have launched funds to support entrepreneurs, community groups, social enterprises and freelancers. Here are some that we’ve spotted:   The Prince’s Trust and Natwest Enterprise Relief Fund is offering one-to-one support and grants […]

Council delivering ‘millions of pounds’ in Covid-19 business grants

More than 800 small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic applied to Lewes District Council for a financial lifeline in the first few days of its launch.  The council went live with its Covid-19 Business Grants portal last Thursday (April 9) and since then 806 business across the district have registered using the service, equating to £10.6m in grants.  The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]