In other news … the midweek money section roundup
Somewhat predictably, the main sections of the papers were full to the brim with coverage of the Coalition’s first Budget. And while a couple of the money sections followed suit with their meticulous analysis, others included a slightly more eclectic mix.
The Mirror offered a helpful ‘cut-out-and-keep’ guide to surviving redundancy and finding another job. The piece managed to shoehorn in a jab at the Chancellor’s budget which it says will substantially increase the dole queue. Tricia Phillips also included a piece directly on the back of the Budget, speaking to six readers about how they would be affected by yesterday’s announcements.
The Express looked at the budget from a positive point of view – with regard to pensions – as well as a negative, as insurance tax premiums look set to rise. Veering off the Budget topic slightly, the paper also included a piece on how to protect yourself from online fraudsters who are coming up with increasingly plausible scams to trap unsuspecting consumers.
Sylvia Morris at Money Mail continues to fight for cash Isa transfers as banks and building societies continue to make a hash of them, two years after promising to sort them out. This mess is even affecting customers who are trying to transfer money within the same bank.
Money Mail then took note of the beautiful weather and remembered that it is indeed holiday season and warned readers of the top 10 holiday cash traps that must be avoided. The paper also used the holiday angle to highlight the benefits of reward cards by pointing out that if a family put all their day-to-day spending on a reward card, they could earn flights for four to Rome.
And the scores this week are: