Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

Don't make it easy for fraudsters

Monday, 29 March 2010 | Article

Stolen handbag reveals more problems than first thought

My daughter’s friend Lindsey was down for the weekend when I overheard her say: “When I got my handbag stolen it...

Are you a Budget winner or loser?

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 | Article

First-time buyers
First-time buyers will not have to pay stamp duty on properties bought for less than £250,000 this financial year.
The move will save...

Four ways to get the best exchange rate

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 | Article

With polls showing that the Conservative party’s election lead is weakening, a hung parliament is becoming increasingly likely. If this happens, the prospect of a coherent policy to tackle...

Investec pulls popular High 5 account

Thursday, 25 March 2010 | News

Savers have been dealt a new blow after Investec Bank announced it is withdrawing its popular High 5 savings account with immediate effect.

Budget will create more higher-rate taxpayers

Thursday, 25 March 2010 | News

Despite making no changes to income tax levels, the 2010 Budget will create tens of thousands of new higher-rate taxpayers, experts have warned.

Darling freezes rate of capital gains tax

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 | News

Capital gains tax (CGT) has been maintained at 18% in the 2010 Budget but relief for entrepreneurs will double to £2 million.

Darling pledges help for young and old

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 | News

In his 2010 Budget, the chancellor Alistair Darling announced a raft of policies designed to help families as the UK economy continues to “emerge from the deepest global recession in over 60 years.”

Stamp duty threshold doubles for first-time buyers

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 | News

Alistair Darling has axed stamp duty on properties bought for less than £250,000 in his Budget report today.

How high earners can escape the 50% rate of tax

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

High earners are leaving the UK at the rate of nearly 10 a week to escape the new 50% upper rate of tax on income over £150,000 that comes into force on 6 April. That's according to Rich List...

Budget highlights at a glance

Thursday, 25 March 2010 | News

Chancellor Alistair Darling has delivered his Budget report - his last before the general election.