family finance

Dementia sufferers more likely to fall victim to financial abuse

A leading barrister has warned financial abuse is becoming a more “prevalent problem” and that among the most vulnerable are those diagnosed with dementia.

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Scams round-up: what have the fraudsters been up to this month?

May 2019 was a huge month for personal fraud and scams in the UK.

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Government launches crackdown on funeral planning firms that use "shameful" selling tactics

The government is launching a crackdown on unscrupulous funeral firms that use "shameful" tactics to pressure customers into buying pre-paid plans.

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Social care costs could soon overwhelm councils' tax revenues forcing significant cuts to services, think tank warns

Social care funding is likely to overwhelm council budgets resulting in significant cuts to other services in the next 15 years unless the government takes action, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warns.

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Reward households who recycle with lower council tax bills using 'smart bins', says think tank

'Smart bins' fitted with waste sensors could reward households who recycle with lower council tax, according to a think tank.

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Direct cremations - the no-frills way to go

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.

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Deal of the week: Tesco is slashing prices by up to 50% for Clubcard holders

You can get a 50% discount on selected products at Tesco if you are a Clubcard holder.

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

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

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Inheritance tax: how much you can gift

Everyone is allowed to give away money every year with that amount immediately leaving their estate and no longer being liable for inheritance tax.

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Where to start when buying life insurance

Life insurance is a valuable safety net for anyone with a family to support or a mortgage.

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