Housing supply is on track to reach 300,000 new homes a year by the end of this parliament, according to the Chancellor - the highest level since 1970. This year, 220,000 additional homes will be built - the second highest level in 31 years.
Moneywise first reported on 15 January that some couples could lose out on up to £7,000 a year in benefit payments.
Now, the government has published its ‘impact assessment’ of the benefit change and found it stands to save up to £1 billion over the next five years due to the overhaul.
The government’s own data says up to 15,000 couples will be affected after the change is implemented on 15 May this year. The years after affect the following numbers:
The regulator has worked with other government agencies on Project Bloom, set up to tackle pension scams.
Project Bloom has identified a number of gangs with close family ties targeting pension savers. A number of criminal investigations into these family gangs are under way between TPR, government agencies and the police.
Political uncertainty is weighing on prices as it puts people off making big decisions resulting in a subdued market. However, a resilient jobs market and wage growth are keeping the market from falling harder, says Halifax.
The figures in Halifax bank’s latest house price index show 0.8% growth year-on-year for house prices.
The average pension cash withdrawal was £7,197 in the final three months of 2018, which represents the lowest figure on record since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. In the previous quarter withdrawals per person stood at £7,597.
The Premier League contributed a total of £3.3 billion in tax to the Treasury in 2016-17.
Premier League players themselves paid £1.1 billion of this, according to a report from accountancy firm EY. In total, the Premier League contributed £7.6 billion to the UK economy in 2016-17.
Contribution costs are set to rise from 5 April with the new tax year.
Pension provider Royal London is warning those people thinking of filling the gaps to make contributions before this date.
After two years in the works, the government has today implemented a ban on any cold-calling related to pensions.
This means in effect that any phone call that you receive from an unknown person or company, where they ask about your pension, is not a legitimate call.
According to the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) up to 150,000 married Isa holders die every year.
However, just 21,000 people took advantage of a little-known tax-saving scheme in 2017-18, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by financial provider Zurich.