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Avoidance or evasion: Legal and illegal ways to minimise tax

Bob Fraser, senior client partner, Towry, talks about the best and worst ways to try and minimise your tax bill.

Tax | 03 Sep 2014

Five ways to reduce your inheritance tax liabilities

The current tax-free allowance for inheritances once seemed rather generous, but steeply rising house prices across the country have changed the situation somewhat.

Inheritance Tax | 02 May 2014

Why VCTs are set to prosper in 2014 and three fund ideas

Investors looking for tax-efficient investment vehicles have been pouring money into Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs).

Portfolio Management | 11 Mar 2014

Five reasons to invest in an Enterprise Investment Scheme

We look at how Enterprise Investment Schemes can offer savvy investors a tax efficient investment solution.

Investments | 27 Nov 2013

How to get the most out of your financial adviser

As this year's Financial Planning Week kicks off, we take a look at how you can get the most value out your financial adviser.

Retirement | 24 Nov 2013

Financial advice? We'll go it alone, say over-55s

Eighty five per cent of over-55s said they preferred the "do it yourself" approach when it came to financial decisions, according to a survey.

Investments | 27 Jun 2013
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More consumers switched on to tax benefits of pensions

More people are now aware of the tax efficiency of pensions than a year ago, according to research for Standard Life.

Retirement | 04 May 2013
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Workers could lose out by not knowing tax thresholds

The majority of UK full-time workers do not know what the higher rate tax threshold is, with 56% getting it flat out wrong.

Tax | 26 Mar 2013

BLOG: Tick tock...time is running out to check your tax affairs

Tax expert Mitch Young on the top planning tips that could potentially save you thousands.

Tax | 22 Feb 2013
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Higher rate taxpayers miss out on £296m a year in unclaimed tax relief

Taxpayers are throwing away £296m a year simply by failing to claim full tax relief, according to a recent independent report.

Income Tax | 20 Jul 2012
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Court rejects appeal over tax avoidance scheme

The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected an appeal by a taxpayer against HMRC regarding a tax avoidance scheme recommended by PricewaterhouseCoopers in the early noughties.

Tax | 17 Jul 2012

UK inflation rate falls to 2.4%

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation fell to 2.4% in June, from 2.8% in May, official figures show.

Tax | 17 Jul 2012

Are ETFs an effective way to invest in fixed income?

As the commodities market takes the rap for an extremely uncertain time in the market - fears sparked off of the on-going Euro debt crisis and increasing worries over the global economic outlook, investors are keener than ever to seek out investments that generate stable and steady income streams.

Investments | 10 Jul 2012
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Oil and gas tax changes announced

The UK Treasury has announced new tax relief that could potentially free up billions of pounds which could be invested in North Sea oil and gas.

Tax | 09 Jul 2012

HMRC reveals Liechtenstein tax haul

More than 2,400 people have registered to disclose unpaid tax under the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) with £363 million already paid in tax bills, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Allowances | 11 Jun 2012

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