Your finances

Emergency tax codes on pension withdrawals: Beware of higher charges

Over-55s planning to make an ad hoc withdrawal from their pension this year are being warned that they could be stung with an even heftier tax bill than they had expected.

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Prudent Parent: avoid this common Junior Isa mistake

With my son only a couple of months old and dribbling being his main hobby, it was decided that the only present under the tree for him would be a Junior Isa.

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Banks boost profits on back of over-60s’ current account cash

High street lenders are raking in profits from their older customers who leave substantial sums in current accounts that pay low interest.

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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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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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Tax

Make the most of pension tax relief before it is too late

Time may be running out for higher earners to make the most of pension tax relief and the annual £40,000 limit before the government moves the goalposts.

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Health secretary seeks Lifetime Allowance rule change for doctors

Health secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly in discussions with chancellor Philip Hammond over doctors’ pension tax treatment.

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Housing market outlook worst for 20 years as Brexit black cloud looms

Sales are expected to slump in the months leading up to Brexit, according to surveyors.

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