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How to plug the pension gender gap

Women are able to build pensions worth less than half those of men by retirement age, research shows.

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July 2020: what are the best savings account rates?

We share the best interest rates on Isas, bonds, and easy-access savings accounts.

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July 2020: what are the best savings account rates?

We share the best interest rates on Isas, bonds, and easy-access savings accounts.

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Removal of IHT sweetener for Aim shares ‘would be recipe for mayhem’

It is widely expected changes to inheritance tax are in the offing, potentially in next month’s Budget, with one fund manager commenting that any changes to the IHT exemption around Aim shares would be disastrous.

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Lasting Power of Attorney helps keep you and your money safe as you age

Those who have opted to put their pension savings into drawdown would be wise to have an LPA in place, argues Steve Webb.

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Tax

Tax gap at record low – but government may still ramp up efforts against tax avoidance

Figures published by HMRC show that the shortfall for the 2018/19 financial year was 4.7%. 

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How to plug the pension gender gap

Women are able to build pensions worth less than half those of men by retirement age, research shows.

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House prices fall for third month in a row

Halifax figures for the UK paint a more positive picture than those from Nationwide.

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