All those people breaking up over Christmas would do better to wait until Easter, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They could save themselves a fortune.
Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Ruth Jackson explains why it is important to make sure the tax man has you on the right tax code.
Reducing the tax burden on the less well-off is a good way to boost economic growth, says Matthew Lynn.
From 1 April, reforms to the flat-rate VAT scheme will cost businesses ranging from accountants to hairdressers almost £200m a year.
It’s important to use pension allowances before you lose them, says David Prosser.
Philip Hammond’s 2017 budget is another reminder that assuming that the tax system won’t change is always a dangerous foundation for financial planning.
The chancellor had a golden opportunity to simplify Britain’s tax system yesterday. But all he did was tinker around the edges. It’s time to be bold, says John Stepek.
At almost ten million words, the UK tax code is the world’s longest and most incomprehensible. Today, the chancellor has a real opportunity to change that, says Dominic Frisby.
The pensions relief taper is the most stupid, the most complicated, and the worst thought out personal finance policy ever, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that is saying something.
Higher business rates are threatening the survival of small businesses and sparking calls for wholesale reform of property taxes. Simon Wilson reports.