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Five ways you could boost your income courtesy of... the taxman!

Monday, 12 November 2018 | News

We don't generally associate the taxman with ways of boosting our income. But HMRC is pointing out five schemes that taxpayers could be entitled to that could see a significant boost to what they take home every month. 

Is there a way I can cut my tax bill by transferring some earnings to my wife?

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | Question and Answer

Following decisions made by the Scottish government, the income tax bands for those who live in Scotland are different from those who live in the rest of the UK.

Chancellor sneaks in hidden National Insurance hike with personal allowance increases

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | News

Hidden National Insurance rise will undermine gains from personal allowance rise to £50,000 for higher earners

Average inheritance hits £11,000 - and those aged 55 to 64 are most likely to receive one

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | News

People approaching retirement are most likely to be handed down wealth and receive the largest inheritances, official figures show.

Can I gift my wife £30,000 without owing HMRC any money?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | Question and Answer

One of our experts answers a reader's question

Autumn Budget 2018: Is austerity over?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | News

Chancellor announces £100billion of spending for the NHS, social care, schools and high streets

Autumn Budget 2018: the winners and losers

Monday, 29 October 2018 | News

We round-up the top winners and losers in chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Budget.

Autumn Budget 2018: Income tax cut for 32 million workers of up to £860 a year

Monday, 29 October 2018 | News

Workers will see their pay packets increase after chancellor Philip Hammond announced he was bringing forward tax cuts a year earlier than planned in today’s Budget.

Autumn Budget 2018: What Chancellor Philip Hammond announced, and what it means for your money

Monday, 29 October 2018 | News

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced his new Autumn Budget. Here's a round up of what it means for you and your money.

Britain's top 10 inheritance tax hotspots revealed: Guildford tops the list as IHT receipts hit record highs

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | News

Guildford in Surrey has been named the inheritance tax (IHT) capital of Britain, according to data from Direct Line.