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Hundreds of thousands of families needlessly filling in inheritance tax paperwork

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has called on HMRC to reduce or remove the requirement to submit inheritance tax forms for smaller or simpler estates

Probate fee hike for bereaved families is an "abuse of power" says accountancy institute

Thursday, 22 November 2018 | News

The intention of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to increase probate fees for bereaved families is an abuse of the government's constitutional power says the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

I’ve only ever played it a handful of times, but I’ve always got an answer to that question.

40 ways to get free money

Friday, 16 November 2018 | Article

Who says there is no such thing as free cash? There is plenty – if you know the right places to look

My money lessons: A freelance illustrator shares her story

Friday, 16 November 2018 | Article

Niki Groom (pictured), 42, is an award-winning fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle illustrator based in Bristol.

British workers get their biggest pay rise in a decade as wage growth speeds up to 3.2%

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Workers are receiving the biggest pay increases since the end of 2008 according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Five ways you could boost your income courtesy of... the taxman!

Monday, 12 November 2018 | News

We don't generally associate the taxman with ways of boosting our income. But HMRC is pointing out five schemes that taxpayers could be entitled to that could see a significant boost to what they take home every month. 

New tax for over-40s being considered by government to tackle social care funding crisis

Monday, 12 November 2018 | News

Over-40s may soon have to pay extra tax in order to create a provision for social care funding.

'Very rare' 50p sells for £480 on eBay

Friday, 09 November 2018 | News

A bidding war on auction site eBay saw a ‘very rare’ 50p coin sell for £480 this week

Is there a way I can cut my tax bill by transferring some earnings to my wife?

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | Question and Answer

Following decisions made by the Scottish government, the income tax bands for those who live in Scotland are different from those who live in the rest of the UK.