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How can I avoid going into the 40% tax bracket when being paid a bonus?

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Question and Answer

Congratulations on getting a bonus, this is good news.

Probate fee hikes of up to £6,000 ARE a tax, official statistics say despite government claiming otherwise

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | News

The overhaul of probate fees has caused fresh controversy after the new fee structure was referred to as a tax by the government in a new report, despite ministers saying it wasn’t last year.

Spring Statement 2019: government confirms import tariff reductions to cut costs for consumers in the event of no deal Brexit

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | News

The government has announced plans for a new temporary tariff regime, designed to reduce the risk of economic damage should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

Spring Statement 2019: what Chancellor Philip Hammond announced and what it means for your money

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Spring Statement 2019 under Brexit storm clouds.

Can I gift £3,000 for previous years without paying inheritance tax?

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Question and Answer

Every year, we can all gift up to £3,000 in cash or assets without attracting inheritance tax (IHT). This is known as your ‘gift allowance’.

Council tax hikes to over £1,800 in some regions as second largest increase in a decade set to bite

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | News

Band D households can expect to see council tax bills rise by a typical 4.5% in April, making it the second biggest increase in 10 years. 

Deal of the week: Get a free will written for you in March

Friday, 01 March 2019 | News

March is free wills month, when people in the UK over the age of 55 have the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free.

Inheritance tax payments top £5 billion in 2018 - and are set to keep rising

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | News

The much-maligned inheritance tax has earned HMRC more than £5 billion in a year for the first time, and is set to keep growing.

Should my dad add me on the deeds to his house?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It is quite easy to put the deeds of your father’s house into your name. However, there are a number of potential pitfalls.

How much tax does Paul Pogba pay? Premier League footballers pay more than £1 billion in tax

Friday, 25 January 2019 | News

The Premier League contributed a total of £3.3 billion in tax to the Treasury in 2016-17.