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The Bank of Mum and Dad expands its lending portfolio to include small businesses

Thursday, 06 June 2019 | News

Young adults aren’t just turning to their parents for help buying their first home, they are also calling on them for help setting up businesses.

I’d like to give a big sum of money to my family while I’m still alive – is this ok?

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | Question and Answer

In theory this is fine. But there are pitfalls you need to be aware of. The first is that you shouldn’t give away money you may need yourself in the future.

Long-term care: how will you fund it?

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | Article

Moneywise reviews the ways that you can pay for care in old age and the recently proposed national insurance increase for the over-50s, which is intended to help fund a fairer system

Government launches crackdown on funeral planning firms that use "shameful" selling tactics

Monday, 03 June 2019 | News

The government is launching a crackdown on unscrupulous funeral firms that use "shameful" tactics to pressure customers into buying pre-paid plans.

Number of council tax bill challenges went up by nearly a third last year - here's how you do it

Friday, 31 May 2019 | News

The number of people who managed to successfully challenge their council tax bill rose last year, new figures reveal.

Can I transfer part of my buy-to-let property to my daughter to reduce my tax bill?

Friday, 31 May 2019 | Question and Answer

In law, you can dispose of your property in the way you envisage. However, a piecemeal transfer in the way you suggest is likely to be deemed a tax avoidance scheme under the ‘Ramsey’ principle.

University tuition fees should be cut to £7,500 a year, government review says

Thursday, 30 May 2019 | News

University tuition fees in England should be reduced to £7,500 a year and the student loan repayment period extended to 40 years, according to a new review.

Social care costs could soon overwhelm councils' tax revenues forcing significant cuts to services, think tank warns

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | News

Social care funding is likely to overwhelm council budgets resulting in significant cuts to other services in the next 15 years unless the government takes action, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warns.

Beware - Big Tech is watching you

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Who wants a know-all around the house all the time? Apparently, we do.

"It’s cool to have a letters page": Moneywise readers best comments and letters in April 2019

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Blog | By The Moneywise Team

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers the star of which will win a £50 M&S giftcard. Here are the best of April 2019