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Prosecution threat for firms who fail to make premises ‘COVID secure’

Prosecution threat for firms who fail to make premises ‘COVID secure’

Business
Companies are being threatened with prosecution if they do not make premises "COVID secure" for returning workers. The warning comes as people in England are told to go back to work from Wednesday if they cannot do their job from home - such as builders and manufacturers. Ministers have stressed firms should ensure social distancing stays in place as the lockdown is slowly eased over the next few months to stop the spread of coronavirus, which has already killed 32,692 people in the UK. Image: More than 32,000 people have died with the virus in the UK Best practice plans have been drawn up by the government for businesses to ensure workers are protected - such as remaining two metres apart, being given face masks or provided with...
Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero & Rodri goals secure third Carabao Cup in a row

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero & Rodri goals secure third Carabao Cup in a row

Sports
Manchester City secured their third League Cup win in succession - and their fourth in five years - with victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.Pep Guardiola's side won an historic treble of domestic trophies last season with the Premier League and FA Cup, and they thoroughly deserved their triumph despite a spirited effort from Aston Villa.Manchester City looked like they would stroll to victory when Sergio Aguero's strike and Rodri's header from a corner that was hotly contested by Villa put them in complete control inside 30 minutes. Villa, while strictly second best, offered themselves a lifeline when Mbwana Samatta headed in from Anwar El Ghazi's cross four minutes before the interval.City ...
Here are the best ways to secure important financial documents

Here are the best ways to secure important financial documents

Finance
POJCHEEWIN YAPRASERT PHOTOGRAPHY | Moment | Getty ImagesLet's face it, when it comes to storing important financial documents, a shoe box under your bed doesn't really cut it.Estate-planning documents — such as wills, trusts, living wills, medical directives and powers of attorney —are very important to you. So where do you keep them safely secured? And what about your digital assets, passwords and social media accounts?Jason Heath, a certified financial planner and managing director with Objective Financial Partners, reminds people that some states have public will registries, and there are private will registry companies, as well.More from FA Playbook:How fintech advances help financial advisorsCringeworthy mistakes advisors see clients makeAre collectibles for collecting or investing? "
Retirees may fare worse reinvesting their IRA or 401(k) withdrawals under the Secure Act

Retirees may fare worse reinvesting their IRA or 401(k) withdrawals under the Secure Act

Finance
Planning to reinvest those pesky required withdrawals from your individual retirement account or 401(k) plan because you don't need the money?Under the Secure Act, a bill pending in Congress right now that aims to improve the nation's retirement savings, you'd have to start taking withdrawals from your IRA (and most other retirement accounts) at age 72 instead of 70 ½.The kicker: Due to the reduced time that the reinvested cash would have to grow, its value over time could be smaller under the proposed change than under current law.Allocating expenses into needs, goals and aspirations can help provide a better framework for managing your cash flow and living comfortably.Pascal Broze | Getty Images "You'd have more money in your IRA but less in the reinvested account," said certified financ