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Autumn Budget 2017: income tax rate boost for low and medium earners

The second Budget statement of 2017 had little surprises, with Chancellor Philip Hammond announcing modest increases to personal allowances and the higher rate threshold, as well as measures to cut...

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Inside binary options – Britain’s biggest investment con

Binary options are one of the fastest growing financial products in the world, but in most cases they’re quite simply a fraud. UK investors have reported losses of more than...

Will the base rate rise hit your credit card bill?

The Bank of England recently raised interest rates for the first time in a decade – but will this drive up the cost of your credit card, overdraft or personal loan?...

tax on dividends

Ask an expert: “How do I work out tax on savings and dividends?”

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. Please could you help me work out...

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Simplified tax returns for millions

Death of the tax return? HMRC simplifies self assessment

Millions of people could be freed from the hassle of submitting a tax return, as HMRC begins its roll out of a simplified system for some taxpayers. Around 11 million...

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new digital probate service

Online probate service launched: how to speed up your application

If you’re the executor of an estate in England and Wales, you can now apply online for probate using a new digital service launched by HM Courts and Tribunal Services....

Council tax

Should you appeal your council tax bill?

Some 10,670 households managed to cut their council tax bill in the past year by challenging the government’s valuation of their property, latest figures from the Valuation Office show. Between...

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Saint or sinner

Exclusive: wealth manager St James’s Place misleading customers on charges

A Which? Money investigation has found financial advisers from the UK’s biggest provider failing to comply with transparency rules on the disclosure of charges. Our 12 undercover meetings with advisers...

Why taking money from your pension could hit you with extra tax

The amount you can save into a pension once you’ve started taking money from is being slashed to just £4,000 a year, in a move that could cost savers £3,600 in lost tax relief. Normally...

Inheritance tax hits record high

Inheritance tax bills top £5 billion for first time

Inheritance tax (IHT) bills have soared to their highest-ever level, with HMRC collecting £5.1bn in the past 12 months, according to its latest receipts. This is the first time that...

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