Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.
It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.
Corporations publicly outed as tax dodgers; individuals denied honours. Shaming people into paying their taxes is probably effective, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But the government could go further.
MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.
HMRC refuses to reform its clumsy taxation of pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.
Make sure you’re up to date on the responsibilities that come with being an executor before you agree to take on the role.
When Donald Trump slashed taxes, pundits predicted doom. They should have known better, says Matthew Lynn.
Soon most businesses will have to file tax returns online. Be prepared, says David Prosser.
It is possible to pass on a lot of money to your heirs and pay no inheritance tax. But the plan has some rather large flaws, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Many savers are paying too much tax on their pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.
Making the over-65s pay national insurance is a sensible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Promising the young a £10,000 lump sum isn’t.