Personal tax

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.

Ex-partners run up shared credit card debts

Ex-partners rack up an average of £457 in debt on shared credit cards, according to figures released by uSwitch.

Average lifetime tax bill increases

The average UK household pays almost three quarters of a million pounds in taxes over the course of a lifetime, according to research by The Taxpayers' Alliance.

New tax evasion plans revealed

HMRC has released further details about how it plans to crack down on offshore tax evasion.

Dividend tax credits replaced by new allowance

Dividend tax credits will be replaced with a new £5,000 tax-free allowance from April 2016, the Chancellor George Osborne announced during his summer Budget statement.

Tax-free childcare declared lawful

Government proposals to introduce tax-free childcare for working families have been declared lawful by the Supreme Court.

Retired households face higher tax bills

Retired households face an average annual tax bill of £6,500, research by Prudential has found.

Families could miss out on IHT relief

Up to 3,000 families may miss out on the government's proposed changes to inheritance tax, according to analysis by NFU Mutual.

Retirees rely on state pension

The state pension will be the only source of income for 15% of people retiring this year, research by Prudential has revealed.

Retirees breaking inheritance traditions

Traditional ways of passing on inheritance could be 'dying out', a report by HSBC has suggested.

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