The total cost of a private education at day school for two children comes in at £400,000 Here, Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to pay school fees in the most tax-efficient manner.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The UK charges wealthy immigrants £1m for permanent residency. Malta charges €650,000 – and you get an EU passport into the bargain.
Companies are more concerned with meeting their pension obligations than investing in their businesses.
Those living near big infrastructure projects have few incentives not to oppose them, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So why not use the tax system to reward them?
If you’re expecting to retire comfortably on a state pension you will be very disappointed. You need to start saving. And you need to start saving now.
The price of London property is entering uncharted territory. But if you’re still tempted to buy into the bubble, bear in mind what happened to one of history’s most brilliant men.
Foreign buyers could be put off from buying up prime central London property, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But not because of capital gains tax.
Imagine if Mark Carney used the extraordinary powers of the Bank of England for good – no housing bubble, and no inflation.
There is virtually no chance that any big government project – such as the Olympics or HS2 – will come in anywhere near its original budget, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The ‘No’ campaign material from the last Scottish referendum may seem out-dated, says Merryn Somerset Webb – but the issues remain the same.