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Personal finance

Coronavirus: how to get your money back if your holiday is cancelled

Have you had an upcoming holiday cancelled because of coronavirus? Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how to get your cash back.
1 Apr 2020
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Small business

Furlough: what does it mean and how does it affect me?

Many companies have “furloughed” employees after they have shut down because of the coronavirus. But what does furlough mean and how does the scheme w…
30 Mar 2020
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Mortgages

Coronavirus: what it means for your mortgage or your rent

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at all the key questions for owners, renters and landlords affected by the coronavirus crisis.
29 Mar 2020
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Small business

Coronavirus: where the self-employed can turn for help

Freelancers and the self-employed should check what help they may be eligible for.
27 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

The UK’s bailout of the self employed comes with a hidden catch

The chancellor’s £6.5bn bailout of the self employed is welcome. But it has hidden benefits for the taxman, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
27 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

How to protect the earnings of the self-employed as well as employees

The government has acted swiftly to protect the earnings of those in employment, But the self-employed deserve help too. Merryn Somerset Webb has a fe…
25 Mar 2020
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Tax

Coronavirus and tax: now isn’t a time to have to worry about money

HMRC won’t penalise non-residents who might otherwise have to pay UK tax if they get stuck in the country. That’s going to be expensive, says Merryn S…
24 Mar 2020
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Pensions

Tinkering with the pensions tapering system

The problems caused by the annual pension contribution allowance have been partially addressed, says David Prosser.
24 Mar 2020

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Personal finance

What you need to know about claiming expenses and tax refunds for working from home

The taxman and your employer should help you out with some of the additional expenses homeworking creates. Here’s what you need to know.
20 Mar 2020
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Mortgages

How Covid-19 could affect your mortgage

The Bank of England's cut in interest rates is good news for many mortgage holders.
20 Mar 2020
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Personal finance

What to do if coronavirus has put your holiday on hold

Coronavirus has wrought havoc with travel plans. Can you get your money back?
18 Mar 2020
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Pensions

Bad news on pensions buried in the Budget

Changing the way pensions are increased in line with inflation could cost the average pension scheme member as much as £12,000.
18 Mar 2020
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Car Insurance

Is your car really insured?

It’s surprisingly easy to invalidate a car insurance claim inadvertently. Here are some key pitfalls.
17 Mar 2020
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Budget

How Rishi Sunak's bumper giveaway Budget affects you

In his first Budget, Rishi Sunak was in a generous mood, pledging billions to counter coronavirus, plus money for business, infrastructure, and educat…
12 Mar 2020
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Pensions

Another pensions scandal is brewing

Poor advice has prompted many savers to transfer out of final-salary pension schemes for no good reason.
11 Mar 2020
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Personal finance

Coronavirus: should you go on holiday?

If the coronavirus breaks out at your holiday destination, what are your options when it comes to compensation?
6 Mar 2020
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Pension tax

Don't scrap pensions tax relief. We need people to save more, not less

Scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief would amount to double taxation and discourage retirement saving, thereby depriving the economy of crucial …
5 Mar 2020
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Budget

Should we replace entrepreneurs’ tax perks with employee ownership?

The chancellor could well abolish entrepreneurs’ relief in the Budget. We could use some of the tax savings to create more worker-owned businesses, sa…
5 Mar 2020
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Alternative finance

Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now

Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas…
5 Mar 2020
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Self employed tax

A legal judgment that could seriously dent housebuilders’ profits

An employment tribunal has ruled that two recently dismissed bricklayers were not self employed, whatever the contract they signed said. The conseque…
4 Mar 2020
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Small business

Small business loans: how best to finance your firm's assets

Banks won’t lend much to small businesses, but there are plenty of other sources of cash.
4 Mar 2020
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Mortgages

Overpay your mortgage to cut thousands off the cost of your home

If you overpay your mortgage every month you could knock years off your repayment period and save thousands on the cost of your home.
3 Mar 2020
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Stocks and shares ISAs

Online Isa & Sipp providers cost comparison table

Below is a breakdown of the charges levied by some of the most popular online Isa platforms for funds and stocks & shares. Click on the broker name to…
28 Feb 2020