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Rise in capital gains tax receipts boosts UK government’s finances ahead of Brexit 

UK public debt surplus is at its highest ever level for January, we run through the reasons why.

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If your fund’s star manager quits, your returns will likely be lower

An analysis of 15 investment funds found that after a star manager left, relative performance declined. 

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Why the days of a cash Isa rate war are over  

This year, so far, things have been pretty quiet on the Isa front. We explain why savers should not expect a cash Isa rate war to break out in the foreseeable future. 

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Two fund managers fined for manipulating IPO prices

Hargreave Hale was ordered to pay £306,300 and River and Mercantile Asset Management (RAMAM) £108,600 by the UK’s financial watchdog.

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Are family gangs behind pension scams?

The Pensions Regulator has shed some light on the criminals at the centre of multimillion-pound pension scams - so-called 'fraudster families'.

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More than half of Britons expect to work past 65

Majority of adults think that they will need to work beyond state retirement age because they have insufficient pension funds

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UK house prices: affordability improving at fastest rate in eight years

However, house price growth remains weak, analysis reveals.

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Just 10% of global shares cut their dividends in 2018

It was a tricky year for investors to make money, but dividend increases across the board softened the blow.

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How tax has risen sharply for high earners over the past decade

Exclusive research for Money Observer has found how those earning more than £150,000 a year now pay considerably more tax compared with a decade ago.

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Seven high-yielding shares where dividends look vulnerable 

Dividend Danger Zone: the shares that look like they may struggle based on a number of valuation metrics. 

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UK house price growth slumps to five-year low

Annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013.

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