Your finances

Osborne set to raise IHT threshold to £1m for couples

Inheritance tax (IHT) will only be payable on family homes worth £1 million or more, chancellor George Osborne has confirmed.

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June 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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Millions handed back in overdraft fees

£47 million in refunds secured by the competitions watchdog for bank customers. 

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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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Seven ways to use stock market falls to benefit your finances

From drip-feeding to tax and pensions, Hannah Smith examines how you can use falling markets to your advantage when it comes to financial planning.

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Tax

25 years of Aim: how the junior market has become less risky

Its biggest companies today include Fevertree, Asos, and Boohoo, while this years winners may be firms able to help the world confront Covid-19, such as Novacyt.

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Three in four willing to pay more in income tax to tackle coronavirus debt

Most accept increasing income tax is the price that must be paid, but there is little support for changes to the state pension triple lock and pension tax relief. 

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What does Covid-19 mean for house prices, and will it be the property market’s biggest crash?

The coronavirus pandemic could influence the type of property we choose to buy in the future, and its location.

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