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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’.

End to 'unnecessary' disabled pensioner benefit assessments, Amber Rudd announces

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | News

The government will no longer force disabled pensioners to undergo benefit assessments, the work and pensions secretary has announced.

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.

Thousands of older mixed-aged couples could lose out on over £6,000 after government pension benefit raid

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | News

Older couples of differing ages could be in line to lose out on thousands of pounds a year in retirement benefits thanks to changes being implemented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Common inheritance disputes revealed: millions of Brits prepared to contest loved ones' wills in court

Thursday, 21 February 2019 | News

Millions of Brits would be prepared to contest a loved one's will if they were unhappy with it, new research reveals.

More than half of Brits expect to work past state pension age because they haven't saved enough for retirement

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | News

Most British adults now expect to keep working past state retirement age because they do not have enough saved in their pension, with many expecting to turn to the 'gig economy' or temporary work, a new survey shows.

Sky customers face inflation-busting 5.1% price rises from April - find out if you're affected

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 | News

Sky customers are facing price hikes after the company decided to raise the costs of its TV and broadband packages from April.

Half of Moneywise readers check their change for rare coins - here's what to look out for

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | News

Nearly half of all Moneywise readers check their change for rare coins, our latest poll reveals.

Ambitious British teens expect to be earning £70,000 by the time they are 30

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

While it is always good to be ambitious, a new survey has revealed that British teenagers may have slightly unrealistic expectations about their futures.