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Is furloughing people the best way to save jobs? This is Money podcast

Today

Until a few weeks ago, it's unlikely many Britons had ever considered what being furloughed would mean, but now it's the topic on many workers' minds.

Debenhams could file for administration NEXT WEEK

Today

Britain's Debenhams, once the country's biggest department store group, could file for administration as soon as next week in a bid to protect its business from creditors during the pandemic.

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Italian-focused Coro Energy severs ties with its chief executive

Today

The Italy-focused energy company offered all executive directors three options: take an unpaid sabbatical, receive three months' notice in shares or become non-executive directors.

Pound falls as service and retail sectors are thrown into disarray

Today

The service sector - which incorporates businesses like hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, pubs and hairdressers - suffered the biggest drop in activity since records began in July 1996.

How to remortgage with a small deposit as lenders pull deals

Today

Those who need to remortgage soon have been hit by a ruthless culling of deals for those with less equity in their homes.

I've been furloughed: What does it mean?

Today

The term furlough, until now more or less unknown, is suddenly popping up everywhere. We explain what it means and what it entails for workers and businesses.

'We face an existential threat': Britain's pub tenants start fight back over rental crisis

Today

This is Money has spoken to pub tenants Ed Anderson, Carol Ross and Dave Law, who are all gravely concerned about the future of their pubs, their ability to pay their rental costs and their staff.

How much will your car tax go up by in 2020 as VED rates rise?

Today

Owners of cars will see their car tax costs rise in-line with the RPI index, usually adding £5 to bills. However, new vehicle buyers will be hit harder, as first-year VED rates are determined by a new test.

Chelsea Bonds and Infinity Bonds paying 27% - are they too good to be true?

Today

We have a chunk of cash we want to tuck away for up to five years. I have seen two bonds advertised through Google. One is named Chelsea Bonds, the other is Infinity Bonds.

British couple stranded abroad are told insurer won't repatriate them

Today

A couple have been left stranded in France after their campervan broke down, with their insurer claiming it is not able to help them, despite the current coronavirus outbreak.

Nationwide: Coronavirus rescue will help the property market rebound

Today

The latest Nationwide index painted a picture of the UK's property market before coronavirus hit, with the average house price up £3,500 in a month.

These are the '20' number plates the DVLA deems offensive and banned

Today

The DVLA has released the list details of the personalised plate options it has removed from the market for being insulting, with the likes of M20 RON, A20 RSE and BS20 TRD all being pulled from sale.

What do the FCA credit card and overdraft proposals mean for consumers?

Today

The FCA this morning proposed banks should offer customers in financial difficulty an interest-free overdraft up to £500, and let them put credit card and loan repayments on hold for three months.

Can you claim an inheritance tax refund on shares which have lost value?

Today

Markets have plummeted over the past month, meaning some heirs could have 'overpaid' inheritance tax when they were at peak value.

Best Isa rates: How to transfer your Isa and find the best deals

Today

Although there is little to no chance of new top tax-free savings rates ahead of the end of the tax year on Sunday, savers will still lose their tax-free Isa allowance for this year if they don't use it up.

ALEX BRUMMER: Scale of economic wipe-out from Covid-19 is horrifying

Today

Alarmist forecasts of more than 20m job losses in the US, and a 10 per cent plus loss of output in Britain and in America in the second quarter, look likely to be a reality.

Standard Life to press ahead with £300m dividend

Yesterday

Standard Life Aberdeen, MoneySupermarket and warehouse group Segro yesterday also kept their dividends intact. But they are vastly outnumbered by those cancelling the largesse.

I hope people remember the good guys in this crisis, says Co-op boss

Yesterday

Steve Murrells is in charge of 60,000 staff and around 2,500 stores that are vital for keeping the nation's cupboards stocked, but his empire also includes pharmacies and the funeral care business.

PZ Cussons strips boss of retirement cash after conduct ruling

Yesterday

The soap-maker found a series of payments over the several years that Alex Kanellis was in charge did not live up to the standards expected of a chief executive.

MARKET REPORT: Crude surge helps shares shrug off jobless gloom

Yesterday

A record 6.65m Americans filed for help from the US Government last week, up from the previous record of 3.3m the week before, as measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak led to millions losing their jobs.