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Pensioners should pay more tax

Thursday, 25 April 2013 | News

Pensioners should pay more tax to "share the pain of deficit reduction", according to a leading think tank.   

Seven tips for beating the tax year deadline

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 | Article

It is human nature to leave important decisions to the last minute and with the 5 April tax year deadline just days away, it is decision time for investors contemplating a contribution to an ISA, pension or investment into...

Changes for the new tax year

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 | Article

Personal allowance


Trim your tax bill in one week

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 | Article

Over a lifetime, you'll pay an eyewatering £656,000 in tax on average, according to the TaxPayers' Alliance.

Strategies to help slash your tax bill

Friday, 22 March 2013 | Article

Among the tax planning ideas with particular resonance at this time of year is one that takes advantage of the drop in the top rate of tax, on income above £150,000, from 50 to 45%.

Can I claim back on work-related mileage?

Thursday, 21 March 2013 | Question and Answer

Yes. HMRC mileage expenses are relevant if you use your own car for work and pay for all costs, including fuel.

Do I have to pay CGT on my holiday home?

Monday, 18 March 2013 | Question and Answer

When selling your own home there is never capital gains tax (CGT) to pay, as long as it has been your main residence throughout.

Four in 10 councils to increase council tax

Thursday, 28 February 2013 | News

Four out of 10 councils in England plan to raise its council tax from April, despite the offer of a government freeze grant, a survey has revealed.

Have I been offered a tax avoidance scheme?

Friday, 22 February 2013 | Question and Answer

This looks like what has become known as a 'Jimmy Carr' arrangement.

Low-income families hit by £600 council tax rise

Friday, 01 February 2013 | News

Low-income families could see their council tax bills rise by as much as £600 a year, according to research by the Resolution Foundation think tank.