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Earn hundreds more in 2017 with our new tax year money-saving tricks

The new tax year begins on 6 April, and with it comes a raft of opportunities to save or make hundreds – and potentially thousands – of pounds in 2017....

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New tax year

New tax year: will you be better or worse off?

April 6 is one of the most important dates on the financial calendar – the start of the new tax year, which signals both the launch of a raft of...

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Council tax hike map revealed: how much will yours rise?

Council tax will rise by an average of 4% across England in the 2017-18 tax year – the biggest hike in more than a decade.  Some 320 out of 326 local authorities...

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National Insurance hike for self-employed scrapped by Chancellor

The government will no longer increase the level of National Insurance paid by the self-employed, just a week after announcing plans to do so in the 2017 Spring Budget.  Chancellor...

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Dodge the dividend tax hike

Three ways to beat the dividend tax hike

The amount you can earn from dividends before you start paying tax will be cut from £5,000 to £2,000 in April 2018, but there are steps you can take to protect...

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Budget 2017: all the key announcements

A new market-leading savings bond and some significant changes to the taxes paid by self-employed people were the highlights of Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Spring Budget as Chancellor.  While...

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Budget 2017: Tax hike for the self-employed

Self-employed workers could see their take-home pay squeezed by hundreds of pounds a year as a result of changes to the National Insurance system announced in today’s Budget. Contribution rates for self-employed...

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Budget 2017: will your National Insurance bill rise?

On Wednesday 8 March, Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first Budget speech, outlining his plans for taxation and spending for the coming year. But will you get a boost to...

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Budget 2017: what’s coming in the 2017-18 tax year?

This year’s Spring Budget, in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer announces key changes affecting our finances in the upcoming tax year and beyond, takes place on 8 March 2017....

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Last-minute online tax return tips

The deadline to submit your self-assessment tax return to HMRC is January 31. Which? money experts offer tips for those who have yet to submit their return.

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