Report spares thousands from loan charge bills

An eagerly anticipated report into the controversial loan charge has given thousands of people an early Christmas present. The Government has announced a string of concessions to lessen the severity of the policy, which had caused serious distress. Up to 50,000 people...

Grandparents’ spending on festive gifts to hit £2.8bn

Grandparents are set to spend £2.8 billion on gifts for their grandchildren this Christmas, a report has claimed. Research from SunLife claimed the average grandparent will spend £81 on each grandchild before 25 December 2019 - up from £67.62 in 2018. The average...

‘We need action, not another review’

A report into the tapered annual allowance is expected by early February, but that's not soon enough for one campaign group. Despite the new government only being formed six days ago and with Christmas looming, Royal London has called for more urgency. Health...

Is the lifetime ISA finally set to take off in 2020?

The help-to-buy ISA closed to new applicants last month, leaving first-time buyers with the one government-backed savings vehicle to consider going into the new year. Launched in December 2015, existing savers into the help-to-buy ISA can continue to save up to £200 a...

Expected tax changes in 2020

Usually, by this time of year we'd have a fairly clear picture of the tax changes set to take effect in April. But 2019 has been unusual in many ways, and as the Budget originally planned in November was cancelled to make way for the general election, there's been no...