Articles by Rachel Lacey

Investment sectors: your no-nonsense jargon buster

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | Article

Get a better understanding of the different investment sectors to help you pick the right funds

Royal Mail to launch UK’s first ever network of 1,400 parcel boxes

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | News

Posting parcels looks set to get easier from August as Royal Mail announces the launch of new parcel postboxes across the UK.

Ban contingent charging on pension transfers to stop unsuitable investments, say MPs

Friday, 17 May 2019 | News

The Work and Pensions Committee has repeated its calls to the Financial Conduct Authority to ban contingent charging for defined benefit pension transfer advice.

Electricians named as the biggest earners amongst self-employed professionals

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | News

Electricians have been revealed as the highest earning self-employed professionals, following research from

Direct cremations - the no-frills way to go

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | Article

No one likes to think about their own funeral, but it is important to consider the costs. Direct cremations – which dispense with the pomp and ceremony of a traditional send-off – could save your family money.

HMRC raises £5m from targeting tax-evading 'puppy farms'

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | News

An HMRC task force has raised £5 million in tax, by targeting dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.

Retirees paying billions more in tax than previously thought

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | News

Royal London is accusing the government of ‘sneaking out’ figures which show that pensioners are paying £4 billion in year more in tax than had previously been thought.

NHS doctors to reduce working hours unless their pensions are reformed

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | News

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned the Chancellor that unless the government makes ‘tangible’ improvements to the NHS pension, doctors will start reducing their working hours.

Brits paying record levels of inheritance tax says HMRC, but it can be avoided if you know how

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | News

Brits are paying more inheritance tax than ever before, according to the latest figures from HMRC.