Tax

Prepare for big changes to inheritance tax

Inheritance tax – Britain’s most detested tax – is set for an overhaul.

Boris Johnson and the sugar tax

Our probable new prime minister wants to scrap the levy on sugary drinks introduced by some of his predecessors. Would that be a good move?

Inheritance tax: just abolish the entire thing

Why not abolish inheritance tax and replace it with a gift tax on the recipients of unearned cash – wherever it comes from?

How to duck the higher rate of stamp duty

The higher rate of stamp duty on second properties comes with several exceptions, says Sarah Moore. Here’s what they are.

How the pension contributions annual allowance is crippling the NHS

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.

Get set for a Tory Party spending spree

Both candidates for the Tory Party leadership could squander the fiscal restraint of the past few years. Emily Hohler reports.

Labour’s land reform proposals are putting the cart before the horse

There is much to agree with in Labour’s report on land reform. But any new proposals will inevitably will just add another layer of tax and bureaucracy on top of an already unmanageable system.

Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting

Many people may be missing out on future state pension benefits because they’re unaware of grandparents allowances that reward them for caring for young children.

Why I’ve changed my mind about the pension savings lifetime allowance

I used to think the lifetime pension savings allowance was a terrible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. I’ve changed my mind on that. But there are some things about the pensions system that I will never agree with.

How to prepare for a Corbyn government

The real risk to your finances is not Brexit, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it’s that the mismanagement of Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government. So how do you prepare? 

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