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Spring Budget: a pre-election balancing act

What was almost certainly the last Budget before the election was a serving of the widely expected, sprinkled with a handful of small surprises.

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2023: The year of disinflation

At the start of 2023, the Prime Minister pledged to halve inflation. The goal was reached, but how much credit can he take for the achievement?

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The future of the State pension

Public opinion is pessimistic about the future of the State pension.

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HMRC, eBay and second-hand news

The media storm surrounding HMRC taxing eBay and other online sellers from the start of 2024 was, in fact, itself counterfeit goods.  

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On your marks – an early Spring Budget for 2024

A date to note in this year’s calendar is the early Spring Budget on Wednesday 6 March.

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Lessons from the FTSE at 40

As the FTSE 100 turned 40 on 3 January 2024, we look at how it compared to its predecessor and the lessons learned from four decades of growth versus inflation.

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A revamp for individual savings accounts

From 6 April 2024, individual savings account (ISA) rules will be changing, mostly for the better.

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The widening gap: National Minimum Wage vs. new State pension

The gap between two government set income levels is the widest it has ever been.

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Time for tax year-end planning

With Christmas and the New Year over, it is time to turn your thoughts to planning for the tax year end.

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The regulator attacks greenwashing

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new rules to ensure a green label on a fund is more than just marketing puff.

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