Tax

The Queen's Speech: the most important points for investors

The government has set out its plans for the coming parliament. John Stepek looks at the most important points covered in the Queen’s Speech.

The return of the mansion tax

If you thought the Conservatives’ election victory meant the death of the mansion tax, think again, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Tax breaks don’t come much better than this

If it’s tax breaks you’re after, stick your money in your pension, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Will David Cameron be good for your wallet?

David Cameron’s victory was the best result for investors. But expect some stealth taxes in the wake of the election, says John Stepek.

Brace yourself for a pension tax tsunami

Whoever forms the next government, another tidal wave of pension reforms is on the way. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

It's election time – hang onto your wallet

Who will win the general election? And what will it mean for you and your money? John Stepek and Matthew Partridge report.

The great inheritance-tax giveaway

David Cameron’s proposal to reduce inheritance tax on many properties is controversial. But does the way we tax inherited wealth need an overhaul anyway? Simon Wilson reports.

Osborne's lifetime allowance plans are deeply unfair

Given the state of Britain’s finances, you might think Osborne’s cut to the lifetime allowance is reasonable, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It isn’t.

What Budget 2015 means for you (assuming George survives the election)

George Osborne has laid his cards on the table with his final Budget of this government. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.

Budget 2015: bribes for first-time buyers and savers – you’d think there’s an election coming

Kam Patel looks over the pre-election sweeties the chancellor handed out in his last Budget before the election.

The Budget 2015 – live update

Chancellor George Osborne is making his annual statement on the Budget today at 12:30 in the House of Commons. Follow the latest developments here.

Portugal: The ultimate tax shelter for your pension

Pensioners desperate to hoard every last penny from the taxman should consider retiring to Portugal. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

Nine key moves to watch out for in Wednesday’s Budget

Wednesday’s Budget is George Osborne’s last chance to impress the voters before the general election. Here, John Stepek looks at nine things to look out for.

Prepare for tax hikes

Britain is growing – but the tax take isn’t. Why not? And what does it portend? James Ferguson reports.

Unpicking the dividend tax tangle

Dividend tax rules can appear among the most daunting, says Cris Sholto Heaton. But the upshot of many of these rules are simpler than you think.

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