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Inheritance tax payments hit new record high

Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts are rising at an ‘alarming rate’, hitting £5.3 billion over the past year to the end of February, new figures show.

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UK housing market remains ‘flat’, but crash looks unlikely

The housing market remains subdued with little change in monthly house prices between January and February 2018, ranging from -0.3 per cent from Nationwide to +0.4 per cent from the Halifax.

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Trump trade war hits Japan – but investor sentiment was already weakening

Market turbulence has returned, following the heighted trade tension between the US and China.

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One in three expect to retire in their seventies

The Retirement Expectations study, which explores individuals’ attitudes to their health and retirement benefits, found that the number of workers who anticipate working over 70 has risen from 17 per cent in 2010 to 32 per cent

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Seven last-minute Isa tips

The end of the tax year is looming, so it’s time for investors to make use of their Isa allowance, or lose it forever.

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Woodford ejected from the UK equity income sector

Neil Woodford has become the latest name to be ejected from the Investment Association’s (IA) UK equity income sector. 

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Grandparents can claim pension boost for looking after grandchildren

A grandparent who looks after a grandchild, so that the child’s parent can go back to work, can boost the amount of state pension they receive. 

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Isa and pension deadlines: Five pitfalls to avoid

The end of the tax year is fast approaching and with it comes the usual last-minute rush to top up Isas and pensions. 

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'Next generation' investment trust dividend heroes revealed

Investors searching for investment trusts that offer the prospect of consistent dividend growth can choose from an 21-strong list that has been put together by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

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The savings accounts that are beating inflation

Savers are facing a battle as the UK’s rate of inflation continues to be higher than the interest rate offered by almost all savings accounts.

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Inflation cools, but spring rate rise still on cards

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation fell to 2.7 per cent in February, down from 3 per cent in January, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  

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Last-minute tips for cash Isa savers

Cash Isa rates continue to edge up slowly as we approach the end of the tax year on 5 April. 

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