There are advantages to planning your ISA investments around the start of the tax year.
With ISAs all the taxation benefits occur after investment is made, yet the focus is often on year-end contributions. Various articles on ISAs filled the weekend press in March, and are set to re-emerge like a financial sign of spring in 12 months’ time. (more…)
There will be no Spring Budget this March, but that does not mean the Chancellor is staying silent.
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February and March are rightly popular times for reviewing and making pension and ISA contributions. By this stage you should have a good idea of what your income for the tax year will be and how much you may be able to contribute as a one-off payment before 6 April arrives.
- Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000
The government has announced plans for a further increase in state pension age.
New Finance Bill promised to catch discarded Budget provisions (more…)
The general election left the future of many spring Budget announcements up in the air, but that situation may soon change. (more…)
Philip Hammond has not had much luck with what he said would be his first and last Spring Budget. His proposal to increase Class 4 national insurance contributions from April 2018 survived only a week before being dropped. (more…)
2017 will make the protection of large deposits easier thanks to the latest revision of deposit protection limits, thought to come into effect at the end of January