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Taxes, personal allowances and limits - what you'll pay in 2017/18

The 2017/18 financial year has begun, so Moneywise has rounded up the personal allowances, tax rates, and limits on pension and Isa contributions for the year ahead (6 April 2017 to 5 April 2018).

Claire Fovargue wins Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Award 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017 | News

Moneywise has announced the winner of its Personal Finance Teacher of the Year 2017 competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Wealth.

High court rules benefit cap unlawful

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

The high court has today ruled the government’s benefit cap is unlawful for single parents with children under the age of two.

Budgeting is the most important skill children should learn, say Moneywise users

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

Learning how to budget is the most important financial information children should learn, according to our latest poll results.

Ask the Experts: Can I gift £10,000 tax-free to my niece for her first home?

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Question and Answer

I have £10,000 that I would like to give to my niece to help her buy her first home. However, I don’t want to burden her with inheritance tax if I die in the next few years.

My Money Week: ‘Saving is the most important thing kids should learn about money’

Monday, 12 June 2017 | News

Seven in 10 (71%) parents and grandparents believe saving is the most important aspect of managing money children should learn about, according to new research.

Raising the personal allowance most popular election pledge among Moneywise users

Thursday, 08 June 2017 | News

Four in ten (42%) users say an increase in the personal allowance is the party manifesto pledge that will have the greatest positive effect on their finances.

Only those earning £134k a year are considered rich

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | News

People must earn a yearly salary of more than £134,170 to be considered ‘rich’, according to a survey of UK workers.

Young people across the country are getting involved in My Money Week

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | Blog | By Russell Winnard

Students across the country are about to get excited about money, writes Russell Winnard, head of educator facing programme and services at Young Enterprise. 

Parents urged to beat childcare voucher deadline

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

There is less than a year left for parents to register for childcare vouchers before a new government initiative fully replaces the current scheme.

Ask the Experts: What investments can I pick that will be exempt from capital gains tax?

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Question and Answer

I draw my income entirely from my investments, but I’m wondering what investment options there are that do not attract capital gains tax (CGT).