It is very good to be back in this space, now that we have started the journey back to normality with Covid. There is of course a long way to go and many people are still suffering badly, but at least it is good to be able to return to the shops and high streets.
All of our lives have been turned upside down in the past few weeks. Rightly, we are regularly applauding the efforts of medical staff and other front-line workers as they do the absolutely essential work to keep us safe, healthy, and fed.
Coronavirus has quickly and terribly become the only topic anyone wants to talk about. The situation is so fast-moving that in a column like this, which you may be reading a few days after it was written, all I can sensibly do is point you to the best sources of information.
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is encouraging people to pay extra attention to their financial wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic, and to consider what protective steps they can take now to avoid money worries later on.