Personal finance

Suspending your pension contributions? Remember the magic of compounding
Stacks of cash
Pensions

Suspending your pension contributions? Remember the magic of compounding

Think very carefully before suspending your pension contributions, or you will miss out on compound interest – the “eighth wonder of the world”.
12 Jan 2021
Shop around to secure the best Sipp
Self invested personal pensions

Shop around to secure the best Sipp

If you’re one of the growing number of savers with a self-invested personal pension (Sipp), make it a new year’s resolution to check you’re getting va…
11 Jan 2021
Travel to the EU: how the Brexit deal affects you
Praia Dona Ana, Portugal
Personal finance

Travel to the EU: how the Brexit deal affects you

The Brexit deal will mean some administrative changes when you next travel to the EU. Here are the most important ones.
11 Jan 2021
9 January 1799: income tax introduced to Britain
This day in history

9 January 1799: income tax introduced to Britain

In the 1790s, with Britain at war with Napoleon, the country urgently needed cash. And so on this day in 1799, a 10% levy was raised on all income ove…
9 Jan 2021
How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements
State pensions

How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements

Existing British expatriates' state pensions are protected under the Brexit deal, and they retain the right to receive free healthcare. But there are …
8 Jan 2021
Beware these cons and scams this Christmas
Personal finance

Beware these cons and scams this Christmas

Ruth Jackson-Kirby outlines some of the worst new scams to watch out for this year
27 Dec 2020
Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers
Small business

Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers

The delayed shake-up of employment law governing freelancers kicks in soon
24 Dec 2020
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Loyalty to your energy supplier doesn’t pay – switch
Personal finance

Loyalty to your energy supplier doesn’t pay – switch

New measures will make energy suppliers22 switch you to a cheaper deal when your fixed-rate tariff ends.
22 Dec 2020
Britain mulls a wealth tax again – can it ever work?
Tax

Britain mulls a wealth tax again – can it ever work?

A Covid-19-ravaged government needs to raise more revenue and some propose that a wealth tax could fit the bill. It’s unlikely to happen, but one way …
19 Dec 2020
Scammers target pension transfers
Pensions

Scammers target pension transfers

People who apply to transfer their defined-benefit pension to another pension provider need to be on their guard against a proliferation of scammers.
18 Dec 2020
Compensation claims grow after guaranteed minimum pension payouts fall short
Pensions

Compensation claims grow after guaranteed minimum pension payouts fall short

Some defined-benefits pension schemes have paid the wrong amount of “guaranteed minimum pensions”, leading to a growing number of compensation claims.
18 Dec 2020
The best financial gifts to give this Christmas
Personal finance

The best financial gifts to give this Christmas

Christmas is coming and most of us are now planning presents. If you are thinking about giving a financial gift this year, then there are a few things…
15 Dec 2020
Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike
Small business

Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike

Corporate finance advisers report a surge in inquiries from small business owners keen to sell their companies before a likely increase in capital gai…
11 Dec 2020
Sipps versus Isas: which one suits long-term savers best?
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Sipps versus Isas: which one suits long-term savers best?

Both Sipps and Isas are tax-efficient long-term savings vehicles. David Prosser explains the advantages of using one over the other.
7 Dec 2020
What to do with your work-from-home savings
Personal finance

What to do with your work-from-home savings

If you’ve saved more than usual this year, where should the money go? On paying off your debts, says Ruth Jackson Kirby.
7 Dec 2020
This year’s endless fiasco at NS&I
Personal finance

This year’s endless fiasco at NS&I

National Savings & Investments (NS&I), has lurched from one disaster to another this year. Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at what's gone wrong.
6 Dec 2020
How a small change in calculating inflation will have big consequences for your pension
Pensions

How a small change in calculating inflation will have big consequences for your pension

The way of calculating inflation relating to defined-benefit pension schemes is being changed from RPI to CPIH. Here's what it could mean for you.
4 Dec 2020
How to afford private healthcare if you want to skip the NHS queues
Personal finance

How to afford private healthcare if you want to skip the NHS queues

Private hospitals are seeing a huge increase in enquiries as the NHS concentrates on treating Covid patients. If you are thinking of going private, sa…
1 Dec 2020
The “economic emergency” isn't nearly as bad as it could have been
UK Economy

The “economic emergency” isn't nearly as bad as it could have been

If you listened to Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review, you might be feeling a little down. But don't worry too much. Things might not be anywhere near as b…
26 Nov 2020
Don’t panic – there’s an obvious solution to the UK’s debt pile
UK Economy

Don’t panic – there’s an obvious solution to the UK’s debt pile

Cutting spending or raising taxes won’t be enough to get the country out of debt. But there is another way out, says John Stepek.
26 Nov 2020
How to avoid inheritance tax by giving your money away
Inheritance tax

How to avoid inheritance tax by giving your money away

Ruth Jackson Kirby explains how to avoid inheritance tax by passing money on to your family while you are still here.
24 Nov 2020
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