The new Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget after barely a month in the job. So how did he do – and what does it mean for your personal finances?
We’ve grown used to thinking of Conservative governments as being all about tax cuts. But a leading economic think tank has warned that tax rises are now necessary to deliver on spending plans. We offer some predictions based on the options available to the new Chancellor.
Rumours have resurfaced that pension tax relief may be about to change. The former Chancellor Sajid Javid was said to be looking at a flat rate for all – but what would this mean for pension savers, and how likely is it?
Is there a gulf between men and women in how they manage their finances? Our research suggests there might be. See if you can escape your gender stereotype. Is a pound in a purse the same as one in a wallet?
If you’re a higher-rate taxpayer with a workplace or personal pension, then submitting a tax-return (and doing it properly) is a must. Otherwise you’ll miss out on valuable benefits, and might also face hefty tax penalties.
Business rates are becoming one of the biggest overheads for small businesses that have premises valued at over £12,000. With recent valuation surges proving devastating for some, are there practical solutions for business owners who want to minimise their bill?
For growing numbers of people, the 9-to-5 job is giving way to five to nine mini-jobs at once. With technology allowing for multiple income streams, it’s vital for ‘gig-workers’ to take better control of their personal tax and financial planning.
From 1 April it is compulsory for businesses to file their VAT online, as part of the government’s campaign Making Tax Digital. However, with 1.2 million UK companies expected to be affected by the new format, there are serious questions about whether organisations across the country are efficiently prepared.
The game has changed for many buy-to-let landlords. The change to buy-to-let tax relief has been phased in, which could translate into a big loss of profits for many with rental properties. What can you do about it?
Behind every great entrepreneur is an equally clever accountant. But it’s not just business owners who need them now. With more and more people making money from multiple sources and potentially paying too much tax, isn’t it about time you found a hot-shot accountant of your own?
Do you open bank statements with a sense of dread? Or can you often guess the balance to within a few pounds? If you’re thinking about taking financial advice, then prepare to know your spending habits like the back of your hand. Here’s how. What’s the most common problem to arise in a first meeting
Did you know that we lose most of our savings through our heads? That’s right – because we don’t think about how much unnecessary tax we’re paying. Here are some ways to make sure your money is wrapped up tight, to keep out those (over) draughts. Article by Nick Green.
Britain’s children are losing out when it comes to tax-efficient saving. As part of TaxAction 2016 in partnership with Prudential, we explore the opportunities that are being missed, and reveal the single biggest advantage that children have over adults when it comes to long-term saving. At what age should children start saving? In their teens?