Christmas isn't cancelled but what if your event is?

There was some good news this week, or at least the absence of more bad news: Christmas isn't cancelled.



In England at least, more Covid restrictions have been dodged for now.



This Christmas time people can enjoy meeting up with their friends and family without having to break any rules to do so - they just have to use their own judgement, an old-fashioned concept but one many are happy with.



But that doesn't mean that things haven't been cancelled left, right and centre, as the hospitality and entertainment industry once more bears the brunt of Covid.



So, what can be done to help pubs, restaurants, cafes, music venues, theatres etc? Has the Chancellor gone far enough with his latest rescue package? And what happens in terms of getting your money back if your event is cancelled or you have to skip it yourself?



On this week's podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert, look at the muddle that another year of having to cancel and postpone stuff has left people in.



Also on this week's podcast, the good news for the Treasury as more tax rolls in, but what's gone up and is it enough to tave off a wealth tax?



Plus, would you invest in fine wine... or even music? The team look at how to do both.



And finally, is a Christmas update on the PLSA retirement living standards research a cracker or a dud?



Merry Christmas from all of us at the This is Money podcast.



Christmas bonus: Simon’s ten supermarket wines for about a tenner that taste more expensive





Co-op: Château Millegrand Minervois - £10





Co-op: Château Joanin Castillon- £9





Co-op: Vavasour £10





Tesco: Finest Ribera Del Duero £12.50





Tesco: Finest Rioja Reserva - £8.50





Waitrose: Les Nivières Saumur Loire, France - £9.99





Waitrose: Beaujolais Villages - £7.99





Sainsbury's: Zweigelt - £9





Sainsbury's: Albarino - £7.50





Sainsbury's: Gruner Veltliner - £9