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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.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney to step down as hunt for replacement begins

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | News

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that the search for a new governor has begun.

Baillie Gifford to shut down direct investment trust savings schemes and move investors

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | News

Baillie Gifford has joined the growing number of investment trust managers moving to offer a new home for holdings invested directly with them. We explain why.

Financial watchdog to highlight underperforming funds but stops short of naming and shaming

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | News

The financial watchdog says it plans to publish statistics on active funds that have provided long-term underperformance.  

Free 'digital skills' lessons for all adults to be offered by the government

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | News

Everyone over the age of 19 could soon be entitled to free ‘digital skills’ courses from the government in a bid to improve the nation’s computer literacy. 

Deal of the week: take out a Junior Isa when the Royal baby is born and you won't pay fees for a year

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | News

Take out a Stocks and Shares Junior Isa (Jisa) with Wealthsimple when the Royal baby is born and you won’t have to pay fees for a whole year.

Competition watchdog calls on travel industry to make cancellation policies clearer

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is calling on holiday and travel businesses be fairer to customers who have to cancel because of an illness or bereavement.

Inflation flatlines despite strong UK wage growth

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

Mastercard court ruling could see almost every UK adult get a £300 payout

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

Mastercard could be forced to pay almost every UK adult £300 after a court ruling paved the way for a £14 billion class action lawsuit.

Castle raffle competition reprimanded for not awarding house prize

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

The advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished a homeowner who attempted to raffle her house, for giving out a prize of inferior value.