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Brace yourself for council tax rises of up to 5% in 2019, adding £80 a year to the average bill

Friday, 14 December 2018 | News

Households can expect to see council tax rise by as much as 5% in 2019 following the publication of the government’s annual local government funding settlement.

Government accused of 'wasting' £1 million fighting PIP disability benefit appeals

Thursday, 13 December 2018 | News

People living with the debilitating condition Multiple Sclerosis (MS) win more than four in five tribunals against government attempts to lower their benefit payments.

Wages rise at fastest rate in a decade as the number of people in work hits a new record high

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News

UK wages are rising at their fastest level for nearly a decade and record numbers of people are in work, new Office for National Statisitcs (ONS) figures show.

Should I continue to pay national insurance?

Friday, 07 December 2018 | Question and Answer

You are correct in thinking that you need to have 35 years of NICs to qualify for the full state pension and you need a minimum of 10 years to receive anything.

My money lessons: Coin enthusiast turns to cryptocurrency collecting

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | Article

Jon Bannister (pictured below) was challenged by friends to collect a complete set of 54 rare 50p coins. But when coins became harder to collect, he switched to cryptocurrency.

Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC as lower-income earners 'disproportionately' targeted, report warns

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | News

Powers given to HM Revenue and Customs to tackle tax evasion are undermining the rule of law and are unfair to taxpayers, a report from the House of Lords has warned.

Speak your mind and get paid for it

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | Article

From mystery shopping to reviewing restaurants, there’s money to be made from giving your opinion – here’s how

Will HMRC find out if I fail to declare the tax I owe?

Friday, 30 November 2018 | Question and Answer

You may have to pay CGT if you make a gain when you sell or transfer property that is not your main home. This applies to a sale or transfer of a second property to your son.

Unjustified funeral price hikes for vulnerable people trigger 'major' funeral market probe

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

The competition watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says consumers have been subject to above-inflation price hikes for over a decade.

How can I avoid spending Mum’s cash on tax or care?

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | Question and Answer

If your mother died after changing an account into joint names, the balance of this account would pass to you as the surviving account holder.