Personal tax

Insolvencies continued to fall in 2015

The number of people being declared insolvent was at its lowest level for a decade, according to the Insolvency Service show.

Record rise in new year tax return submissions

The number of people submitting their self-assessment tax return online on new year's eve rose to 24,546.

Home buyers benefit from stamp duty changes

The average home buyer is £4,500 better-off after stamp duty changes were introduced on 4 December 2014.

HMRC reveals next stage of modernisation programme

HMRC has announced further plans in its modernisation programme to improve service quality and creation of 13 new regional centres over the next 5 years.

Paper tax return deadline on 31 October

The deadline to submit your paper tax return is fast approaching.

1 in 8 SMEs use personal loans for funding

1 in 8 SMEs has used credit cards and personal loans to fund their businesses over the last 12 months, according to new research by Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Inheritance tax bill exceeds £3 billion

The inheritance tax paid on 17,900 estates exceeded £3 billion in 2012/13, according to Prudential.

Pensioners pay a tenth of income tax

Over-65s pay 11% of the UK’s income tax bill according to figures released by Prudential.

Avoidance crackdown nets record collection for HMRC

The government has now collected a record £1 billion in tax payments from individuals using tax avoidance schemes as a result of new collection rules, according to HMRC.

Two fifths of students not insured

With a record number of students due to start university in the coming months, there are concerns that many students do not have contents insurance.

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