Probate fee increases abandoned

The government’s scrapping of the proposed restructuring of probate fees highlights the importance of having a Will - 54% of UK adults don’t.

What price our tax reliefs?

Recently released figures show the billions of pounds ‘lost’ to the government each year. Some may be in the next Chancellor’s firing line.

Starting early for tax year end investments

There is more time to capitalise on opportunities for early year end tax planning and VCTs are launching their fund-raising efforts now.

UK dividend growth continues, but for how long?

Recent data show that dividends from UK shares rose by nearly 7% year-on-year in the third quarter, but this upward trajectory may not last.

One step at a time – investing slowly

Investing a lump sum can be daunting, but phased investment could give you another route to making the most of your money.

Could your protected pension allowance tip over the edge?

An obscure adjustment to old pension benefits, mandated by the courts, might cost some pension owners many thousands in additional tax.

Blue chips take a knock as Marks & Spencer relegated

The gradual decline of M&S, which has been evident for some years, echoes many similar events over the years

Interest rates back on the slopes

Bank of England holds off following the Fed and ECB in interest rate cuts as the search for yields gets harder.

Annuity rates hit 25-year record low

Annuity rates hit their lowest level since 1994 in September, with implications for those making retirement decisions.

New thinking for Labour on taxes?

Potential reforms to income and capital gains taxes outlined in a new report from the IPPR could find their way into the Labour manifesto.