Help with paying bills during Coronavirus crisis

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Posted 20th Mar
Does anyone know if we can get help with paying bills during the corona crisis. Paying rent and other bills is becoming stressful as the crisis becomes worse.
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There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . Only if your a big business .

The normal person will not get bailed out . Though the politicians will still get their full wage regardless if they turn up or not .
It's ok when your on 80k plus to talk rubbish
Edited by: "dezbo8888" 20th Mar
dezbo888820/03/2020 17:02

There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . …There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . Only if your a big business . The normal person will not get bailed out . Though the politicians will still get their full wage regardless if they turn up or not .It's ok when your on 80k plus to talk rubbish



Any employer in the country will be eligible to contact HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages who are not working but still on payroll Govt grant to cover 80% of workers' wages, up to £2500 a month
IamMT20/03/2020 17:21

Any employer in the country will be eligible to contact HMRC for a grant …Any employer in the country will be eligible to contact HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages who are not working but still on payroll Govt grant to cover 80% of workers' wages, up to £2500 a month


Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an employee) and I just want to know what to do next really. Should I push him to apply for this? Pretty worried financially right now myself... I'm still working but been cut from 5 days to 4 and not sure what's going to happen next.
dbizal20/03/2020 17:29

Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an …Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an employee) and I just want to know what to do next really. Should I push him to apply for this? Pretty worried financially right now myself... I'm still working but been cut from 5 days to 4 and not sure what's going to happen next.



"grant" - it has just been announced by the Chancellor.
dbizal20/03/2020 17:29

Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an …Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an employee) and I just want to know what to do next really. Should I push him to apply for this? Pretty worried financially right now myself... I'm still working but been cut from 5 days to 4 and not sure what's going to happen next.


Grant
IamMT20/03/2020 17:30

"grant" - it has just been announced by the Chancellor.


I need to watch the new conference. Will talk to my boss later as we are still open for trade.
dbizal20/03/2020 17:29

Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an …Grant or a loan? We are a small business (My boss and me of whom is an employee) and I just want to know what to do next really. Should I push him to apply for this? Pretty worried financially right now myself... I'm still working but been cut from 5 days to 4 and not sure what's going to happen next.


Sounds like your boss will receive a grant for your lost day who can then pass on to you. That is my understanding of todays announcement. Good luck to you.
I hope people have savings they can dip in to for the next few months and haven't been spending their money on silly things on here
Edited by: "flowersofwar" 20th Mar
dezbo888820/03/2020 17:02

There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . …There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . Only if your a big business . The normal person will not get bailed out . Though the politicians will still get their full wage regardless if they turn up or not .It's ok when your on 80k plus to talk rubbish


You obviously have seen the recent announcement, lots of help being offered now but not to workers but those on certain benefits increasing tax credits and othersand trying to protecting jobs by offering to pay 80% of people’s salary
Edited by: "eslick" 20th Mar
eslick20/03/2020 18:52

You obviously have seen the recent announcement, lots of help being …You obviously have seen the recent announcement, lots of help being offered now but not to workers but those on certain benefits increasing tax credits and othersand trying to protecting jobs by offering to pay 80% of people’s salary


Is this pre or post tax
flowersofwar20/03/2020 18:06

I hope people have savings they can dip in to for the next few months and …I hope people have savings they can dip in to for the next few months and haven't been spending their money on silly things on here


the uk will suffer the most as the average savings per family is about £450!
but hey, the good news is, with interest rates virtually at zero, you could take out personal loans a lot cheaper now.
Edited by: "mutley1" 20th Mar
UK should do what US are doing and they arent even socialists
Andyjb2320/03/2020 19:10

Is this pre or post tax



suspect it pre tax but haven’t seen it, limited to £2500 though, magic of math
Norseg20/03/2020 19:33

UK should do what US are doing and they arent even socialists


what are they doing?
dezbo888820/03/2020 17:02

There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . …There will be no help to the regular normal person from the government . Only if your a big business . The normal person will not get bailed out . Though the politicians will still get their full wage regardless if they turn up or not .It's ok when your on 80k plus to talk rubbish


How wrong are you
Norseg20/03/2020 19:33

UK should do what US are doing and they arent even socialists


The US is handing out cash for people to spend. I have lived there many years - they do nothing without an underlying benefit for big business. Let's also not forget it is an election year there and their botched start is going to be remembered by voters if far too many die.
eslick20/03/2020 19:38

suspect it pre tax but haven’t seen it, limited to £2500 though, magic of m …suspect it pre tax but haven’t seen it, limited to £2500 though, magic of math


My understanding is it will be pre tax.
bozo00721/03/2020 07:03

The US is handing out cash for people to spend. I have lived there many …The US is handing out cash for people to spend. I have lived there many years - they do nothing without an underlying benefit for big business. Let's also not forget it is an election year there and their botched start is going to be remembered by voters if far too many die.


The handout helps both citizens, businesses, the economy as a whole

Trumps not doing it for votes, he was going to win anyway in 2020, he would have bever gave any money if it wasnt for Corona top with the conspiracies also shouldn't the goal of prime minister's and presidents is to be loved not hated
mutley120/03/2020 19:54

what are they doing?


Giving everyone money to help with the economy
Its smart
Edited by: "Norseg" 21st Mar
Norseg21/03/2020 16:38

Giving everyone money to help with the economyIts smart


i think the uk's fiscal measures is better as it gives help to those who need it most. we are concentrating on people losing their jobs and subsequently their homes rather than give people money to go and buy another smart phone or laptop! no point in giving people money who isn't in trouble.
IamMT20/03/2020 17:21

Any employer in the country will be eligible to contact HMRC for a grant …Any employer in the country will be eligible to contact HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages who are not working but still on payroll Govt grant to cover 80% of workers' wages, up to £2500 a month


To add in this key vital extra information that you are missing:-

1. Great for 80% cover for wages.

2. For those announced immediate ceasing of trading or soon (bankruptcy, administration etc.) , the employees cannot even get that 80% because the firms they work for gone bust immediately (they cannot even get income to pay that 20% balance and the overheads). <== this is a practical reality of 1./ above for many, especially those in the small/medium hospitality business and many other small limited companies.
mutley121/03/2020 16:41

i think the uk's fiscal measures is better as it gives help to those who …i think the uk's fiscal measures is better as it gives help to those who need it most. we are concentrating on people losing their jobs and subsequently their homes rather than give people money to go and buy another smart phone or laptop! no point in giving people money who isn't in trouble.


You wrote such fairy tales, "....rather than give people money to go and buy another smart phone or laptop! "
mutley121/03/2020 16:41

i think the uk's fiscal measures is better as it gives help to those who …i think the uk's fiscal measures is better as it gives help to those who need it most. we are concentrating on people losing their jobs and subsequently their homes rather than give people money to go and buy another smart phone or laptop! no point in giving people money who isn't in trouble.


You're wrong
Norseg21/03/2020 20:32

You're wrong


i would love the uk to give out money to everyone like in the USA as i could do with some free money. however, there is a limit as to how much money the government has access to and they need to give money to those who need it most and not just to anyone. if you give money to everyone, there will be less to go around and those who need most would still get free money but they won't get as much as they will do with the fiscal measures from the uk government.
mutley121/03/2020 20:35

i would love the uk to give out money to everyone like in the USA as i …i would love the uk to give out money to everyone like in the USA as i could do with some free money. however, there is a limit as to how much money the government has access to and they need to give money to those who need it most and not just to anyone. if you give money to everyone, there will be less to go around and those who need most would still get free money but they won't get as much as they will do with the fiscal measures from the uk government.


They arent just giving it to help with bills, theyre doing other stuff to help with that
They also things like sick pay
Kids are also getting $500

Its to pump hundreds of billions back into the economy so yeah if people bought things like computers and new tvs that's good

Also its not exactly everyone i dont think really rich people and criminals will be getting any
Edited by: "Norseg" 21st Mar
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