Working from home? Martin Lewis says you can still claim £6 a week – here's how

Tonight on The Martin Lewis Money Show we saw how those working from home could still be owed money. Martin explains that we’re entitled to claim tax back for using our homes to work, despite returning to the office for limited days.

The money-back revelation has proved great news for anyone who’s found themselves working from home ever since the pandemic began in March. Martin has spoken about the £6-a-week claim before, but on tonight’s show he revealed the new finding, on what it means if we’re in the office back part time.

Related: Small home office ideas – stir creativity no matter how tight on space

Martin Lewis: claim tax back for home working

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In a segment called ‘News-you-can-use’ on his award-winning ITV show the money saving expert revealed a new revelation about calming tax back while working from home, … Read more

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Property Investment: A risky business or safe as houses?

We’ve all heard the phrase “safe as houses”, and indeed, investing in real estate has long been considered a safe and secure long-term investment strategy, particularly for those who do their due diligence and locate good-quality properties in areas that are likely to grow in appeal and value.

That said, as with almost all areas of our lives, the coronavirus pandemic has entered the equation and turned everything we once knew to be true on its head.

With so much economic upheaval, together with hasty changes to legislation, which has tipped the balance of power in favour of tenants (at least during the pandemic), is real estate still a worthwhile investment?

According to property expert Michael Yardney, director of Metropole Property Strategists, the answer is a resounding yes.

Since the pandemic first began impacting our economy and way of life around six months ago, real estate values have “remained … Read more

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Attention star bakers! The Aldi stand mixer is back – just in time for Bake Off

From making banana bread to whipping up homemade loaves, baking has been off-the-scale so far this year. And with The Great British Bake Off returning next Tuesday 22nd September and possible further lockdown measures, it’s safe to say homemade treats will be trending once again.

As a nation we love both baking and bagging bargains! The lovely folk at Aldi have catered brilliantly for both passions, with the return of this year’s affordable baking SpecialBuys range.

Which includes the classic stand mixer, returning with the same £49.99 price tag. The dynamic baking accessory is joined by baking tins and plenty of helpful baking accessories.

In other Bake Off news: Own the Great British Bake Off house! Harptree Court is up for sale

The Classic Stand Mixer is available to pre-order online from this Sunday 20th September. The further accessories range will be in stores from 24th September.

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How to avoid the common mistakes investors make – Trying to time the market [VIDEO]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that other property investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.   

In this series of short videos, Brett Warren and I discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make.

Today we discuss every investor’s dream of “buying low and selling high” to maximise gain.

But the reality is that you really can’t “pick the market”.

Watch as we discuss:

  • Why many investors try and time the market, wanting to buy at the bottom and sell up or refinance near the top of the property cycle
  • The concept of buying countercyclically – be greedy when others are fearful and be fearful when others are greedy
  • How some beginning investors did well over the last few years – but it was more due to luck and can’t easily be replicated
  • Rather than trying to time the market – look for good
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Experts reveal the best time of year to buy a mattress and other home buys for serious savings

Kitting out a home can be an expensive job, however, if you time your shopping trip well you can swipe up some killer bargains. To help you plan your shopping schedule a group of experts have revealed the best time to buy a mattress and other big-ticket items.

Related: Morrisons opens new dedicated store to shop its home bargains – is it near you?

From mattresses to a new home, watch and sunglasses specialist Tic Watches have rounded up experts to reveal the peak time shoppers are searching for which products. And the time you should actually be looking to snag a deal.

Best time to buy…

Best time to buy a mattress – April

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‘Retailers tend to release their new lineups in April, so early spring is the best time to find the biggest discounts,’ Dale Gillespie, Marketing Director for bed and mattress retailer at … Read more

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