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Budget 2018: Pension tax relief receives stay of execution

The pension annual allowance will remain at £40,000, and chancellor Philip Hammond has also resisted tinkering with the thorny issue of pension tax relief.

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No-deal Brexit will lead to an emergency Budget

Budget 2018: Ahead of today’s autumn budget, chancellor Philip Hammond has admitted that a no-deal Brexit would require a

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Investment trust portfolios suffer from UK stock market slump

A sell-off in UK markets has hit both our conservative and adventurous investment trust portfolios.

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Another torrid week for markets: is the bull market now over?

If markets continue to fall, the S&P 500 will have seen two separate 10% drawdowns in the space of the year. 

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Active funds fail to keep pace with passive fee cost cuts

Despite the steady downward trend in active fees, passive investment funds have cut fees much more aggressively, with average fees being cut by 28% over the same time period.

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Gender pension gap: men have pension pots five times bigger than women

Women are retiring with pension pots significantly smaller than their male counterparts due to obstacles to saving at every stage of their lives, a report suggests. 

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Retirees risk annuity income going up in smoke by hiding lifestyle habits

Over-55s are at risk of receiving lower rates when purchasing annuities because the majority incorrectly believe that disclosing health conditions will reduce the income they can receive

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Inheritance tax receipts on course for new record high 

Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts are expected to reach another record high for the 2018-19 tax year, putting pressure on chancellor Philip Hammond to reform the system.

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Cash purchases of homes at record low amid dip in investor activity

The proportion of property in England and Wales bought with cash fell by nearly one-third in the first half of 2018 – the lowest level on record, research reveals.

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UK’s second-largest investment platform buys Alliance Trust Savings

Online stockbroker interactive investor, Money Observers parent company, ha

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Pension savers in ill health could be hit by 40% IHT bill after landmark ruling

Grieving families could see the money left behind by a loved one subject to a shock IHT bill after a court r

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British investors cool on UK residential property, but foreign buyers are still bullish

Despite the lack of interest from domestic investors, UK property still attracts significant interest from abroad.

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