Work & family

How to plan a funeral and save money

With the average send-off costing £4,000, letting your loved ones know your preferences – or making your own plan – could save them upset and money.

Rise in robots taking jobs a concern for two in five Moneywise users

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

A rise in automated jobs replacing those traditionally carried out by humans is a concern for 43% of Moneywise users.

Family spending rises to pre-financial crisis levels but savings fall

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

The typical UK family spent £554.20 a week in the year to April 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Deal of the week: Get your will written for free this January

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

Get your will written for free this January thanks to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Women and Money: The Sandwich Generation

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | TV /Video

Aliens, vertigo, and a Glasgow nightclub feature in HMRC’s rejected self-assessment expenses and excuses

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Every year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives imaginative and intriguing excuses for not completing self-assessment tax returns on time.

Digital assets not planned for on death

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

Nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits with important financial information online haven’t told their next of kin about these accounts, according to new research from Lloyds Bank.

Ask the Experts: What's the maximum my father can gift me and my sister in this tax year?

Monday, 15 January 2018 | Question and Answer

Everyone has a £3,000 gift allowance a year. This is known as an annual exemption and means that you can give away assets or cash up to a total of £3,000 in a year without incurring inheritance tax.

Council tax in England up 57% in 20 years

Monday, 15 January 2018 | News

Taxpayers in England have experienced a rise in council tax 15 times for every cut made in the last 20 years, according to research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Cost of divorce surpasses £14,500

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

The hidden cost of divorce and separation continues to spiral, with UK couples spending an average of £14,561 on legal and lifestyle costs when they break up, according to new research from Aviva.

Rising inflation leaves workers with 10% pay cut

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

The effect of rising inflation means workers earned less in real terms in 2017 than they did 10 years earlier.