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10 things that will affect your finances in April 2018

April 2018 will bring plenty of changes that will affect your personal finances. Here are 10 things you need to be aware of.

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Working families struggle to put food on the table

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

A third of working families on low incomes are regularly skipping meals to save cash, while almost half have gone into arrears on household bills.

HMRC apologises over tax calculator error

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

HMRC has bowed to pressure and taken down a website page which gave taxpayers incorrect information.

Teachers back calls to give kids lessons in money

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | News

As many as 80% of primary school teachers believe that financial education should be on the school curriculum, according to new research from Prudential, while 69% said parents should get more support in helping teach their...

Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is still the answer

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | Blog | By Amy Lloyd

Denzil Lush, until recently the most senior judge in the UK Court of Protection, stated that despite there being 2.5 million Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) agreements in place, in England and Wales, he would never sign one...

Jeff Prestridge: Personal finance firms need to bridge the gender gap

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | Article

Some of us are good at managing money. A big majority, I would argue, are not.

Child burial fees to be waived in England

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Parents in England will no longer have to meet the costs of burials or cremations for children who die under the age of 18.

'Give every 25-year-old £10,000' to reduce wealth inequality

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

A Citizens Wealth Fund could help bridge the wealth inequality gap with young people should be handed a minimum inheritance of £10,000 in order to reduce wealth inequality, a think tank has suggested,

‘We’re all responsible for teaching kids about finance’

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | News

It’s the responsibility of all of us to ensure children are taught about personal finance, the results of a poll reveal.

Inheritance tax payments hit new record high

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | News

Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts are rising at an ‘alarming rate’, hitting £5.3 billion over the past year to the end of February, new figures show.

Owl is the Winnie-the-Pooh character that best reflects readers' personal finances

Friday, 23 March 2018 | News

Wise old Owl is the character from A. A. Milne’s popular Winnie-the-Pooh series that best reflects users’ feelings about their personal finances.