Everyday money

Wage growth hits highest level in a decade with record numbers in work

UK wages are rising at their fastest level for nearly a decade and record numbers of people have a job, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

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December 2018: what are the best savings account rates?

Average rates are rising across the board for first time in seven years

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Pension dashboard moves a step closer to reality

The first pension dashboard will be launched in 2019, but state pension data will not be available straight away.

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Mind the gap: inheritance tax shortfall stands at £600 million

Inheritance tax receipts are on course to hit another record high in the 2018-19 tax year, but there’s an estimated £600 million gap between tax owed and tax paid.

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Probate fee hike slammed as an 'abuse of power'

Although the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has stated that estates will never pay more than 0.5% of their estate, the new charges will see costs soar for those with larger estates.

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Simplify inheritance tax process for bereaved families, says OTS

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has called on HMRC to reduce or remove the requirement to submit inheritance tax forms for smaller or si

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Controversial call for state pension to be means-tested

Will means-testing the state pension make the system fairer and more affordable?

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Revealed: the amount you need to save to secure a comfortable retirement

Instead of prioritising saving for retirement, many millennials find themselves in the position of juggling between paying off student debt and saving towards a house deposit.

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House price growth at slowest rate in five years

House prices have increased at their slowest rate since March 2013 at just 1.5% higher than last year, according to latest figures from Halifax.

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