LISA left standing

The Help-to-Buy ISA is gone, though you can still pay in if you already have one. But is the Lifetime ISA really a good alternative for first-time house-buyers? Seek financial advice before investing.

Time to start your year end tax planning

The next Budget could affect pensions, capital gains tax & ISAs. Make sure your year end tax planning is complete before they are announced.

Happy 20th birthday

6 April marks the 20th birthday of the Individual Savings Account (ISA).

One more twist on buy to let

When George Osborne announced in his summer 2015 Budget a variety of tax changes aimed at discouraging buy-to-let (BTL) investment, they came as a surprise. To ease their impact, the then Chancellor phased in the most significant reform, a revised treatment of interest relief, over four years and deferred its start date to April 2017.

Protecting the state pension for stay-at-home parents

An issue concerning how the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) can potentially affect stay-at-home parents has emerged.

The 2018 investment year

The world’s share markets mostly saw falls in 2018.