Taxes may still be rising, and the economy may still be sluggish, but Britain is the one significant European economy bringing state spending under control, says Matthew Lynn.
In his Autumn Statement, George Osborne announced measures on housing, tax credits and public spending. Matthew Partridge looks at the major announcements and what they mean for the economy.
With borrowing higher than expected, George Osborne has some tricky choices to make in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might be in his sights.
The seven-year rule inheritance tax rule is well known, says Sarah Moore. But there is also a related 14-year rule which is less widely understood.
The idea that there is no new taxes on the wealthy is compete nonsense, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The government has come in for criticism over plans to reform tax credits, says James Ferguson. But the system as it stands is unaffordable.
Income inequality across a whole lifetime is much lower than a lot of people think, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Most people expect they’ll be in the top tax bracket for a while at least.
Tot up all the tax breaks and the real cost of the charity sector to the taxpayer is far higher than you think, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
George Osborne has used sentimentality to distract us from a rise in the inheritance tax allowance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Changes announced in the Summer Budget could be brewing up a storm in the buy-to-let market. Dominic Frisby explains what that means for house prices.
The Budget hiked a fairly obscure tax that few of us ever think about. Piper Terrett explains what it is, and how it could affect your insurance premiums.