What’s changing and what’s not – your new tax year checklist

At a glance In a welcome move in his Spring budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt cut employee National Insurance Contributions for the second time this year. But with tax thresholds frozen, many people find themselves slipping into a higher tax band – and paying more tax....

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By Matthew Forbes
4 April 2024

Financial own goals: five mistakes elite sports stars typically make

At a glance There are countless examples of elite sports stars running into money troubles during or after their...

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By Matthew Forbes
26 March 2024

How to give your whole family a head start this year

At a glance Putting your family first When you’re in your 40s and 50s, you can sometimes feel like...

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By Matthew Forbes
22 March 2024

Why do we find it hard to save for our future self?

At a glance “Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?” It used to be a favourite closing...

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By Matthew Forbes
22 March 2024

Pensions for children – what you need to know

At a glance Saving for retirement might not be something you think about starting while you’re still reading bedtime...

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By Matthew Forbes
22 March 2024

Selling your business: how to filter serious buyers from speculators

At a glance Finding a buyer for your business is a lot like dating. Approaches from potential acquirers are...

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By Matthew Forbes
19 March 2024

How you can make the most of your ISAs before tax year-end

At a glance Time to take stock of your ISAs ‘Max out your ISAs.’ It’s the tax year-end mantra...

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By Matthew Forbes
15 March 2024

Five ways to cope with higher business taxes

At a glance In the past two years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have faced a troubling swathe of...

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By Matthew Forbes
15 March 2024

Reduce your Capital Gains Tax bill by splitting assets with your other half

At a glance Thinking of selling your second property? Cashing in a share portfolio? When you sell an asset...

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By Matthew Forbes
13 March 2024

How to mitigate your Inheritance Tax bill

At a glance Nobody likes talking about death, and many of us aren’t that keen about talking money either....

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By Matthew Forbes