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Received a windfall? Inheritance from an investment perspective

There is no harm in treating an inheritance as a bonus - to buy a car, or to fund a dream holiday - but it can be a means to build up some financial security that allows greater freedom.

Investments | 19 Nov 2014
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BLOG: A toxic legacy

Perhaps the only surprise in the recent news that over a quarter of families fall out after the death of a loved one, is that the number is so few.

Wills | 13 Nov 2014
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BLOG: Cuts are not the way to reduce welfare spending

Realistic reductions in the cost of welfare will not come from further cuts but from lessening the reliance on the state, argues Helen White of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Insurance | 10 Nov 2014
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Savills: Mansion tax could wipe 10 per cent off value of top London homes

Labour's mansion tax could knock millions off the value of some streets in prime central London, according to a report by Savills.

Mortgages | 10 Nov 2014
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What you need to know about your personal tax summary

People across the UK will start to receive their personal tax summaries this week. HMRC has issued a 7-point guide to the new statements.

Tax | 03 Nov 2014
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HMRC crackdown pushes tax evasion prosecutions up by a third

The number of people being pursued through the courts for tax evasion has risen by almost a third in the last year, as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) steps up its efforts to close the UK's £35bn tax gap.

Tax | 13 Oct 2014
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Scots abolish 'slab' Stamp Duty; Homes worth over £250k hit with 10% tax

Homebuyers in Scotland purchasing property worth over £250,000 will face a soaring tax bill from April next year as Stamp Duty is abolished in favour of a new levy called the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

Mortgages | 10 Oct 2014
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Equilibrium plans AIM portfolio to reduce IHT costs

Equilibrium Asset Management is to launch its own AIM portfolios to help clients mitigate the cost of inheritance tax.

Investments | 07 Oct 2014
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Clegg warns Cameron: No new coalition without tax hikes for middle classes

The Liberal Democrats have told David Cameron they will refuse to form a coalition with the Conservatives unless he commits to tax hikes for the middle classes, Nick Clegg has said.

Tax | 06 Oct 2014
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BLOG: How the end of the 'death tax' will affect you

Lauren Peters of Tideway Wealth gives her view on George Osborne’s announced plans to scrap the much hated 55 per cent ‘death tax’ on pensions - and who stands to benefit.

Retirement | 03 Oct 2014
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Time to get excited over Tory tax cuts?

David Cameron used his Tory party conference speech to promise £7bn in tax cuts, aimed squarely at the middle-classes.

Tax | 02 Oct 2014
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Cameron pledges to raise higher rate threshold to £50k

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Conservatives will raise the 40 per cent tax threshold from £41,900 to £50,000 if they win the 2015 General Election.

Savings | 01 Oct 2014
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No will? New rules change who will inherit

Intestacy rules – which govern who will inherit from a person who has left no will – change today for the first time since 1925. What are the new rules?

Inheritance Tax | 01 Oct 2014
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Care costs top financial fears list

More than half of people aged 45 to 65 said that they fear the cost of old age care, topping NFU Mutual’s financial fear list.

Investments | 26 Sep 2014
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BLOG: Labour's proposed 'Mansion Tax' is unfair

Taxing property wealth is the bluntest of instruments, says Russell Quirk.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014

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