Our system of inheritance tax is needlessly complicated, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here, she outlines one way in which the well-off could save over £300,000 on inheritance tax, just by following the rules to the letter.
In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.
Why not abolish inheritance tax and replace it with a gift tax on the recipients of unearned cash – wherever it comes from?
The higher rate of stamp duty on second properties comes with several exceptions, says Sarah Moore. Here’s what they are.
NHS doctors are responding to the perverse financial incentives of the pension contributions annual allowance scheme by just not doing any extra work. The system needs fixing. And not just for doctors.
Both candidates for the Tory Party leadership could squander the fiscal restraint of the past few years. Emily Hohler reports.
The typical pension scheme member is only contributing 5% of pay to their pension, raising questions about whether they will have enough to retire on. Yet the situation may not be as gloomy as many people suggest.
Savers who invest their pension contributions in the default funds offered by providers without checking their performance are jeopardising their financial futures.