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Is gifting to your kids before going into care considered hiding assets?

Friday, 07 September 2018 | Question and Answer

It is completely understandable that your parents want to get their finances in order now they have been taken into care. But they will need to be careful not to fall foul of council rules on deprivation of assets.

'Free' childcare scheme sparks nursery fee rise for parents

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | News

Parents have seen a rise in childcare fees since the introduction of the government’s 30 ‘free’ hours scheme a year ago, according to two new reports.

Unmarried mother wins landmark Supreme Court benefit case

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

An unmarried mother of four has won a landmark case at the UK Supreme Court, which could allow her to claim bereavement benefits.

Housing benefit freeze could fuel homelessness, report warns

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

A freeze on housing benefit could force thousands of tenants into homelessness, particularly single young people, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) warns.

One month to declare offshore income before HMRC doubles your tax bill

Friday, 31 August 2018 | News

If you own a holiday home and have forgotten to declare income earned from the property, the time is ripe to get in touch with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Can my Sipp be passed to my beneficiaries free of inheritance tax?

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | Question and Answer

The actual treatment of an inherited pension pot depends on whether you die before reaching age 75 or not.

“Huge discrepancy” in HMRC tax repayment rate

Friday, 24 August 2018 | News

HMRC has been accused of treating taxpayers unfairly after it increased the interest rate charged to late taxpayers whilst its own repayment rate has remained frozen.

Students spend nearly double on university 'essentials' compared to parents' generation

Friday, 24 August 2018 | News

Students heading to university this year will be packing electronics and gear worth £2,489, almost double the cost of the kit their parents’ generation took.

Earn extra money: become a film extra and meet Michael Caine

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

I’ve recently found that a lot of people have been coming to my website,, to get information on how to make money as a film extra.

Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in July 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of July 2018.