There are lots of things to be frightened of in the world of finance. But Turkey should probably be top of the list, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The state pension should only be offered to those who need it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
By banning cash, central bankers like to think they can control our spending habits, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it may not be so straightforward.
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.
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%.