Personal tax

Most workers favour flexible retirement

264,000 people take up pension freedoms in Q2 2018.

Inheritance tax receipts rise to £5.2bn

Receipts have increased 10% a year since 2009.

Stamp duty break saves first-time buyers £284m

Around 121,500 buyers benefitted from the tax break.

MPs call for end to Lifetime ISA

Treasury committee criticises “complex” savings product.

People urged to renew tax credits

‘Renew tax credits online to avoid losing payments’, HMRC says.

OBR sparks tax hike speculation

Increasing taxes ‘will partially pay for NHS pledge’.

1 million married couples missing out on tax break

Eligible couples could claim up to £900 in tax relief.

Over-40s ‘should pay new tax to fund elderly care’

Proposed reforms could make social care funding available to all.

Parents urged to take up tax-free childcare

31% parents feel stressed arranging childcare for the holidays.

Working pensioners pay £8.6bn in income tax

17% of people work past state pension age.

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