I thought it sounded really exciting. Self-employed income support is doubled for the next three months - but 'devastating gaps' still leave those excluded with NOTHING, Sainsbury's axing 3,500 jobs as it closes deli, fish and meat counters and culls hundreds of standalone Argos shops, Millions more to benefit from super-fast gigabit broadband after Virgin Media rolls out its service to London and Northern Ireland, BUSINESS LIVE: Bank of England holds rates at 0.1% and reveals £150bn in fresh QE, as stock markets rise despite US election turmoil, The next Tesla? The most expensive thing I’ve ever splashed out on is… a Second World War jeep. The first record I ever bought was… Dire Straits’ Love Over Gold. That helps us fund This Is Money, and keep it free to use. Plus, both my parents invested in pension schemes which went bust and they lost their money. His latest book, The Escape To The Country Handbook, is out now. The Escape to the Country Handbook, Signed. Jules’ book Walled Gardens (National Trust Books, £16.99) is out now. Published by National Trust Books on 3 April 2020.

I was 26 by then and was quite used to roughing it because I had been in the Army. It's a late 16th Century timber-framed farmhouse with five bedrooms. I'd say we were comfortably off. Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article. Jules Hudson, presenting the 13th series of the popular BBC show Escape To The Country, is selling his Welsh cottage because of a punishing TV … I have never worked for anybody who's ever provided a contributory pension so I was never incentivised to do it. It was 2012.

Yes. Early life. Either Bill Nighy, who could play an older Jules, or Hugh Laurie would be good, too. Jules lives in Herefordshire with his wife Tania and their son Jack. To keep my living expenses down, I lived on my dad's old wooden boat. A keen countryman and craftsman, Jules spends his spare time renovating his period home and garden in Herefordshire and rescuing old furniture, ably assisted by his partner Tania, their new baby boy Jack, and Labradors Teddy and Iolo. SIMON LAMBERT: Ryanair denied a refund and said my family should go on holiday uninsured and against advice, do I bother fighting for money back?

I love it when there is no one to ring, no one to bother with and we are just immersed in the practicalities of being outdoors, getting mucky and transforming the garden. Some of my production team, however, like to tweet and say I am Mr Countryside. I did come out the other end OK but most of my comrades were half my age. From his 16th Century farmhouse in Herefordshire, he spoke via phone. My nickname is… I was christened Julian and I soon became Jules at school. I love it when there is no one to ring, no one to bother with and we are just immersed in the practicalities of being outdoors, getting mucky and transforming the garden. Bedroom traders rush to buy into Chinese state-backed electric car maker Nio hoping to cash in on the move to green vehicles, Housebuilding projects up and down the country prop-up the construction sector as developers get the green light to keep grafting during the second lockdown, BT faces prospect of workers striking across the country as the firm battles to overhaul its business model, Union fury as Lloyds axes another 1,070 jobs despite announcing £1bn third quarter profit, Clarks lose control of the family shoe chain as pandemic rips through Britain's high streets. I think Bill would probably encompass a lot of what I am about. your own Pins on Pinterest What is the most expensive thing you bought for fun? On the telly, I am a bit feckless, but actually I am very practical. At the end, I had a little weep. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

It isn't just the lack of income, it's the fact that we are missing the people we work with and the intellectual challenge of what we do. The best day of my life was… the day I got married, finishing Sandhurst and having a son. We both started in television around 25 years ago and he is now a big producer. I read reference books or lots of history ones apart from when I am proof-reading my own book about walled gardens. Join writer and broadcaster Jules Hudson as he shares his experiences of seeking out captivating country homes in this inspiring and practical guide. I'm a keen military history buff and I add to my collection every couple of years. If you were Chancellor what is the first thing you would do? I was ripped off by a scammer in Spain. I lived like that for more than two years. Jules Hudson, presenter of the BBC show Escape to the Country and Countryside's cover star for March, is pictured at his home in Herefordshire, a 16th Century farmhouse. Join writer and broadcaster Jules Hudson as he shares his experiences of seeking out captivating country homes in this inspiring and practical guide. Follow Jules on Twitter, Published by National Trust Books on 3 April 2020. With plenty looking to escape a country on the other side of the Atlantic, Jules looks at the fallout from last month’s presidential election through Limey eyes, Jules visits former wartime airfield RAF Madley to discover how a quiet corner of rural Herefordshire came to be at the forefront of the satellite revolution, With the mussel season in full swing and the town’s annual food festival about to begin, Jules Hudson, the face of TV’s Escape to the Country, heads to Conwy to try his luck at the ancient craft of fishing for mussels, As the creation of a new bridge across the Menai Strait is announced, Jules wonders if the new structure can live up to the triumphs of engineering that went before it, After a monumental month in the arena of European politics, Jules ponders the brave new post Brexit world we as a nation are stepping into, With his two labradors, Teddy and Iolo, sat by his feet, Jules muses over our relationship with man’s best friend as he looks forward to Ludlow Dog Day 2016, A spot of otter bother leaves Jules dismayed and delighted in equal measure, but it also prompts him to think about the future of this elusive waterborne mammal, A Welshman’s contribution to the Mulberry Harbours, legendary feats of British engineering, helped secure the Allied victory in the Second World War, says Jules. Appeal: Jules Hudson, who has called for more help for the self-employed, says 2012 was his best year financially because he had four TV programmes on air. Published by National Trust Books on 1 March 2018. My dad was an engineer and my mum ran a bed and breakfast. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. I was presenting Escape To The Country, Cash In The Attic and Britain's Empty Homes for BBC daytime – plus a series called Dig 1940. Military history is one of my biggest passions outside of my job. I can command quite good sums of money hosting corporate gigs.

One of the phrases that’s proved most incisive to Jules over the years comes from his time in the army and was spoken by one of history’s most audacious military leaders, Looking to the natural landscape is the key to protecting communities against flooding – something the Environment Agency would do well to heed, says Jules, © Jules Hudson 2018Web site design by DMD, countryman, craftsman, archaeologist, historian.

Archaeologist and historian Jules Hudson is primarily beguiled by the walls themselves and what they reveal about the evolution of horticultural and social history. As Skoda patents a seat belt fastener that LIGHTS UP to remind passengers to buckle up, we reveal other left-field ideas from car makers over the years... Showroom closures throughout November lockdown will see new car sales hit a 38-YEAR LOW and cost the sector £22.5bn, says trade body, The old Defender lives on: Land Rover gives green light to UK firm Bowler to build a 567bhp V8 version of its iconic 4X4 that will cost around £200,000, Ten companies that could help you grow your wealth and protect your finances, How to survive the nightmare before Christmas: As Lockdown 2.0 threatens to sink the economy... here's our complete guide to staying afloat, London landlords feel the coronavirus squeeze: Flood of properties forces huge rent price cuts in many areas of the capital, Leaving a spare key with a neighbour or colleague could leave you with invalid insurance if you're burgled, Admiral warns, ASK TONY: One lump sum or two? I transferred the money directly into his account and learnt a hard lesson. At the end of the day, you have to knuckle down and get on with it.

order back issues and use the historic Daily Express What I find interesting is the emotional story behind each weapon and the person who carried it – I wonder about what they were thinking, what they saw and witnessed. For an Englishman who’s lived in the Principality for much of his life, what could split loyalties more than watching England v Wales in the Rugby Six Nations Tournament? I’d like to say sorry to… I don’t think there is anyone. Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… building. If I had half an hour left on Earth I’d… hopefully be spending it with my wife and my son. Yes I have, absolutely. I'm one of those people – and I get this from my parents – who is happier the longer and harder I'm working. He is based in London and I tend to hook up with him when I am in London. It’s my spiritual home. What is the one little luxury you treat yourself to? The head of daytime BBC knew about it and suggested I would be the perfect person to get involved with the programme. If I could pass any law I would… make kids learn how to play chess to get them to make decisions. And having been invited round for tea and cake in the fabulous kitchen of his Herefordshire home, we can see why!

At the moment, my crew and everybody else is really struggling.

Everybody thinks that just because you're on TV, you're worth a fortune and you earn a huge amount.

I have money invested in stocks and shares Isas, but I have opted for simple investment funds that track the stock market. Military history is one of Jules biggest passions outside of his job. It felt like an adventure. The one thing I’d change about myself is… I would like to have a better memory. Countryfile weather forecast: ROLLER COASTER fronts to hit UK, Countryfile: ‘This is really dull’ Anita Rani segment interrupted, Spa report: Summer Lodge Hotel and Spa, Evershot Dorset. We do not write articles to promote products. I’m currently reading… Capability Brown: Designing The English Landscape by John Phibbs. I also love Monty Don’s work, as he is always very engaging. We do not allow any commercial relationship to affect our editorial independence. I think, in general, work helps to define us. What was the best year of your financial life? Do you invest directly in the stock market? I was in among all these super-duper yachts while living on Fray Bentos pies out of tins.

Life is about making difficult decisions and chess is like that.

Over the last decade, Jules has established himself as an engaging and versatile writer and broadcaster. My job was to fillet squid and I hate fish. The last time I cried was… watching the Paddington movie. So it laid the foundations not just of my love affair with property, but also my career. They're good fun and I'd love to do more of them. And that's how my career came about. Yes, my home on the Herefordshire border. My best friend is… Nick Green, who also works in TV. My greatest weakness is… I am a sucker for ordering burgers. Join writer and broadcaster Jules Hudson on a fascinating voyage of discovery aroundsome of Britain’s most beautiful and productive walled kitchen gardens.All books are personally signed by Jules with an inscription of your choice.

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