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How will my late wife’s estate affect my IHT?

Friday, 17 May 2019 | Question and Answer

Residence relief is only available to someone who leaves their main residence to direct descendants.

UK employment remains at record high but wage growth slips

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 | News

The UK employment rate remained at a record high in the three months to March, although wage growth fell.

Reward households who recycle with lower council tax bills using 'smart bins', says think tank

Monday, 13 May 2019 | News

'Smart bins' fitted with waste sensors could reward households who recycle with lower council tax, according to a think tank.

What tax-free sum can we give when our child weds?

Friday, 10 May 2019 | Question and Answer

A parent can give away £5,000 free of IHT in consideration of marriage and may give £1,000 to any other person in consideration of marriage.

Can you make a mint collecting old banknotes?

Friday, 10 May 2019 | Article

If you have the passion – and patience – to collect rare examples of banknotes, then you could make much more than their face value – but read on to see if it’s a collection you can bank on

Electricians named as the biggest earners amongst self-employed professionals

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | News

Electricians have been revealed as the highest earning self-employed professionals, following research from Bark.com

Nearly half of UK workers have never checked their HMRC personal tax account

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | News

Nearly half of UK workers have never checked their personal tax account, new research from the Post Office shows.

Can we gift to our grandchildren IHT-free?

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | Question and Answer

I assume you have each been using your annual allowance in previous years as you say that you each give your son £3,000 a year. So you would not have any unused allowance to bring forward.

Plan ahead rather than tackling legal paperwork in a panic

Friday, 26 April 2019 | Article

It’s time to turn to the thorny subject of lasting power of attorney (LPA). No, don’t turn the page – it’s worth carrying on reading this.

Retirees should lose free TV licences, state pension triple lock - and pay National Insurance, says Lords committee

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | News

A report from the House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has made wide-ranging recommendations on benefits for the elderly, calling for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.