Protection

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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Government should encourage people to pass on wealth during their lifetime

Here’s why the current inheritance tax system needs an overhaul to bring it into line with shifts in social trends and encourage lifetime gifting.

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How to use Aim shares to guard against inheritance tax risk

Many Alternative Investment Market-listed company shares are exempt from inheritance tax after you have held them for two years. Don’t let this estate planning benefit pass you by.

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Sweet charity: how the principles of philanthropy can benefit donors and good causes

Make your charity donations count by considering philanthropy services and giving the tax-efficient way, writes Sam Barrett.

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