Personal finance

How much money will you need to comfortably retire on?
Wallet
Pensions

How much money will you need to comfortably retire on?

New research shows how much you might need to live comfortable life after you stop working.
25 Oct 2021
Should you buy an electric car?
Electric car charging up
Personal finance

Should you buy an electric car?

Battery-electric cars aren’t cheap to buy, but they cost less to run. Alex Rankine runs the figures.
25 Oct 2021
Why we should scrap the Budget
Rishi Sunak with his budget box
Budget

Why we should scrap the Budget

The yearly Budget, big set-piece of British politics, encourages the very worst from the government, says Matthew Lynn.
24 Oct 2021
Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet
Offshore wind farm
Bonds

Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet

The government has launched its “green savings bond” that offers investors just 0.65%. But that pitiful return is in many ways the point of “green” fi…
22 Oct 2021
Tax planning
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Tax planning

It can be easy to neglect planning your tax affairs until the end of the tax year comes round. But the earlier you start, the better your chances of a…
19 Oct 2021
Estate planning
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Estate planning

Many find the idea of discussing inheritance uncomfortable, but failure to plan properly can leave your heirs with a hefty inheritance tax bill. This …
19 Oct 2021
Post-Covid travel is now less testing as the rules get simpler
Personal finance

Post-Covid travel is now less testing as the rules get simpler

With the scrapping of the amber and green travel lists, the rules governing re-entry to the UK have finally been simplified.
15 Oct 2021
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How to deal with scam calls on your mobile phone
Personal finance

How to deal with scam calls on your mobile phone

Fraudsters are becoming more inventive as the world goes online. Nicole García Mérida explains how to combat them.
13 Oct 2021
How your pension can cut your inheritance tax bill
Pensions

How your pension can cut your inheritance tax bill

Your retirement savings can help you maximise the amount of money you leave to your family.
11 Oct 2021
How Britain’s DIY divorce boom can help you split up without costing the earth
Personal finance

How Britain’s DIY divorce boom can help you split up without costing the earth

A “do-it-yourself” approach can greatly reduce lawyers’ fees when getting divorced. But do be careful.
5 Oct 2021
What will inflation do to my savings? Am I 100% covered for my retirement?
Pensions

What will inflation do to my savings? Am I 100% covered for my retirement?

Stop wondering and start taking control of your finances with clear, concise, practical advice from the UK's most intelligent financial minds.
1 Oct 2021
Salary sacrifice: how to earn less and save more into your pension
Pensions

Salary sacrifice: how to earn less and save more into your pension

Changing the way that you save for retirement could help limit the damage of next year’s national insurance rise.
28 Sep 2021
How to cut your energy bill this winter
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill this winter

Gas and electricity prices have risen by more than 250% so far this year. And they’re likely to go higher still Saloni Sardana looks at what can you …
24 Sep 2021
When should you upgrade your smartphone?
Personal finance

When should you upgrade your smartphone?

How do you know when it’s time to replace an old mobile phone?
21 Sep 2021
What you should do if your energy provider goes bust
Personal finance

What you should do if your energy provider goes bust

At least four energy firms have gone under in recent days as the price of gas and electricity soars. Saloni Sardana looks at what to do if your energy…
20 Sep 2021
The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”
National Insurance

The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”

The government’s regressive social-care levy will make Britain’s tax system even more complex. Root-and-branch reform is long overdue.
18 Sep 2021
Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners
Small business

Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners

Life is getting harder for self-employed people and small business owners paying themselves through dividends rather than a salary”
17 Sep 2021
Should you defer your pension and stay in work?
Pensions

Should you defer your pension and stay in work?

The pros and cons of deferring your pension and staying in employment beyond 66 are finely balanced.
15 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what a marginal tax rate was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a marginal tax rate was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Your marginal tax rate is simply the tax rate you pay on each extra pound of income you earn. Here's how that works.
14 Sep 2021
How to stop recurring subscriptions becoming a drain on your money
Personal finance

How to stop recurring subscriptions becoming a drain on your money

Tracking and pruning subscriptions isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here's how to take charge.
14 Sep 2021
Why the government's plan for funding social care is a lousy one
UK Economy

Why the government's plan for funding social care is a lousy one

Insisting that people use their property wealth to pay for social care is perfectly reasonable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
10 Sep 2021
What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!
UK Economy

What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!

The government is to fund social care costs by raising National Insurance contributions and adding a “health and social care levy”. John Stepek looks …
7 Sep 2021