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Ask an expert: ‘Can my mum claim state pension credits for looking after my kids?’

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. My mother is 59 and helps...

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General election and tax: what we know so far

With just a month to go until 8 June’s general election, Britain’s political parties are steadily setting out their plans for how they will raise revenue and spend should they take...

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Ask an expert: ‘How much inheritance tax will my children pay if I leave them my £500,000 home?’

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. I’m a single, 69 year-old woman...

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tax changes suspended

Major dividend tax and pension cuts suspended… for now

The government has suspended major changes to dividend tax and pensions ahead of the snap general election. The changes were supposed to be implemented in the 2017 Finance Bill, but...

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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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