Protection

Keep your wits about you – a history of financial scams

How to avoid becoming an investment fraud victim.

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Changes to EIS start to bite, despite inheritance tax receipts at record high

Tax relief on investments in small privately-owned companies fell by 22% in 2016/17, the latest figures show.

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Ask Money: does regular gifting impact the IHT allowance?

Jamie Favell helps a Money Observer reader with a question about inheritance tax and CGT.

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Fraudsters using fake celebrity news in ‘get rich quick’ investment scam

Similar investment scams on Instagram have cost unsuspecting victims more than £3 million.

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Editor’s Comment: why is Lasting Power of Attorney such a big deal?

Setting up a power of attorney early on in life is a low-cost precaution that could spare you distress further down the line, argues Faith Glasgow.

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Financial scams are on the rise: six ways to spot one

More than five million Britons have fallen victim to a financial scam, research reveals.

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Eight in 10 have no Power of Attorney in place: here are the pitfalls

Faith Glasgow explains why its better to dedicate time to putting a lasting power of attorney in place while you still can.

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Capital gains and inheritance tax haul hit record highs  

The big driver behind the capital gains tax increase is the

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How using an inheritance for good means less tax

As well as benefiting others, charitable giving can reduce the inheritance tax rate by up to 4%, writes Carl Drummond.

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