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Budget 2015: Savings tax to be scrapped

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | News

Post-budget update: Osborne did announce a cut in savings tax - as predicted in the story below - but in the form of a personal savings allowance of £1,000 for basic-rate taxpayers, falling to £500 for higher-rate...

Is Labour to reintroduce 10p starting rate of income tax?

Monday, 16 March 2015 | News

Moneywise was recently offered the chance to sit down for a quick chat with Labour's Chris Leslie, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Five last-minute tax breaks

Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Article


One in three UK voters swayed by tax policies

Monday, 02 March 2015 | News

Tax policies will influence the voting decisions of 35% of Britons, with income tax topping the list of concerns.

Will we, or our children, have to pay IHT if we gift them our house?

Monday, 02 March 2015 | Question and Answer

Where a donor gives away legal title to an asset but retains an interest in it or continues to derive some benefit from the asset given away, the gift will be caught by the will rules on gifts with reservation.

HSBC and the art of the failed apology

Friday, 20 February 2015 | Blog | By Mark King
Saying sorry is simple enough.

How much cash can I give my sons without them paying tax?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Question and Answer

If you're planning to give a cash gift to your sons, there is nothing to stop you giving whatever amount you want.

UK taxpayers missing out on £2.9 billion of pension relief

Monday, 19 January 2015 | News

UK taxpayers are overpaying billions of pounds in tax by not taking advantage of the tax reliefs available to them, with pension relief accounting for the largest share.

Women are better at filing their tax returns

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | News

Women are better at filing their tax returns than men, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Ten worst excuses for late tax returns

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 | News

With the self-assessment tax return deadline of 31 January looming, HM Revenue & Customs has decided to release its list of the worst excuses used by late-filers.