Richard Clayton, Director
A string of big names - including Carluccio's, Cafe Rouge and menswear retailer TM Lewin - have already collapsed into administration as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the High Street.
Rising care costs are reducing inheritances that many were planning to use towards their own retirement savings, while Covid-19 is stretching people between saving into an emergency fund for today or saving for the longer-term.
The numbers of people searching for buy-to-let in the UK has seen an increase of more than 2.5 times from the end of March to mid-July, according to Google trends data.
The Government plans to completely overhaul the planning process, but not everyone is happy