Virgin Trains’ pretend standard-class ticket is very handy for those who prefer to travel first class but need to disguise that fact on their expense claims.
Inflation is back. And that’s bad news for savers and borrowers alike, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The self employed shouldn’t relax yet, says Merryn Somerset Webb. One way or another, Philip Hammond will be back to tax them.
The solution to all the fuss over National Insurance contributions for the self-employed is simple, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We all pay the same tax regardless of how we work.
The dramatic rise in probate fees is a sneaky way for the government to tax residential property, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
If you can to up your pension before tomorrow’s Budget, do it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The complexity of the comically stupid policy on pensions tax relief means people have given up trying to understand it – and are paying a pile more tax as a result.
When using contactless cards, we tend to spend more per transaction than we would when using cash. That’s something charities have taken note of and are now exploiting, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Long-term investors should steer clear of companies with too much debt, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The case of Spotify shows us why.
Since the financial crisis, the incomes of the poorest fifth of households in the UK has risen by over 13% in real terms and that of the best paid fifth has fallen 3.4%.
A lot of people worry that central banks and governments will ban cash. But they may not need to, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We might just decide to do without it.
Most FTSE 100 companies could clear their pension deficits in under two years if they diverted all dividend payments to their pension funds instead. Should they?