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Calling all young adults: don't forget about your Child Trust Fund

Nearly all children born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011 were the lucky recipients of a government handout – usually £250 or £500 – which was locked away in a Child Trust Fund (CTF). CTFs were…

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'The Growth Plan' – a further update

At 6.00 am on Monday 17 October, the Treasury issued a press release announcing that the (new) Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, would making a statement “bringing forward measures from the Medium-Term Fiscal Plan”. The…

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The Growth Plan – an Update

On 14 October, as an important deadline loomed for Bank of England support of the government bond markets to expire, the government’s political turmoil ratcheted up as the fallout from the ‘fiscal event’ of 23…

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Timing is everything

September’s ‘mini-Budget’ made major changes to tax and national insurance contribution (NIC) rates, which have important short-term consequences.

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The fight against rising inflation

There are many simple ways to cut expenditure and ease the bite of inflation.

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Turbulent waters: A dramatic ending to Q3

The world’s share markets had an eventful end to the third quarter, down at least in part to the fallout from UK’s ‘mini-Budget’.

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Striking the balance: company or self-employed?

The announcements in September’s not-so-mini-Budget have altered the balance between operating your business as self-employed or via a company.

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Over-65s set new employment record

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics reveals that more people than ever are working beyond age 65.

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Inheritance tax receipts double in a decade

New data from HMRC show the Treasury’s inheritance tax (IHT) receipts have doubled since 2012/13.

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Is your interest getting too interesting?

Rising interest rates could mean you may start to pay tax on interest.

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