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.
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.
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).
Labour's mansion tax could knock millions off the value of some streets in prime central London, according to a report by Savills.
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.
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.
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.
Equilibrium Asset Management is to launch its own AIM portfolios to help clients mitigate the cost of inheritance tax.
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.
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.
David Cameron used his Tory party conference speech to promise £7bn in tax cuts, aimed squarely at the middle-classes.
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.
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?
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.
Taxing property wealth is the bluntest of instruments, says Russell Quirk.
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