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The Chancellor brought forward an election pledge to increase both the Personal Allowance and Higher Rate …

Just after 3.30 pm today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, stood up to deliver the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 and the last before Brexit.

He started by saying this would be a Budget for “hard-working families … who …

In the next 20 years, the number of elderly people needing constant care is expected to double, according to research from Newcastle University. You’ve probably thought about how long your pension needs to last and whether you’re saving enough. But …

Investing can seem like a daunting process. But getting to grips with investing can lead to greater financial security and growth.

Whether you’re investing for the first time or expanding your portfolio, it’s important to understand how your objectives and …

Inheritance Tax has hit a record high and with property prices soaring, now is the time to think about how to minimise the bill your loved ones will be left with.

Talking about what will happen to your wealth when …

Brits who are heading abroad for their retirement have revealed the hotspots that are tempting them; of course, there’s more to think about than just the destination of your new home.

For some approaching retirement, leaving the UK behind for …

Using your gifting allowance effectively could mean you’re able to leave your children or grandchildren a significant gift behind in the form of a £1 million pension. Discover the steps you can take to reach this goal.

With auto-enrolment now …

Did you know the average pension scam victim loses £91,000? Be sure you’re aware of these five sure-fire ways to spot a fraudster and protect your life’s savings.

Pension scams are a subject we have written about a lot, but …