February 5th, 2010
This year a record 6.4 million people filed their tax returns online, according to HMRC.
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December 31st, 2009
VAT is going back to 17.5% from tonight, but many retailers are eager to not let this put us off our post-Christmas shopping, in many cases “graciously” not passing on the increase to their customers.
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December 29th, 2009
Here’s the second in our crystal ball gazing series of expert predictions for 2010, this time we’ve got the thoughts of Jasmine Birtles who runs MoneyMagpie, and is also a finance journalist and writer of several books.
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December 28th, 2009
The Government’s VAT discount is due to end on 1st January, when it returns to 17.5% from 15%. Many retailers are using this as an added incentive to get you in their shops over the next few days with the promise of bigger-than-normal savings seeing as the prices will be …
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December 22nd, 2009
Ed Bowsher, head of consumer finance at lovemoney.com, has given his predictions for our finances in 2010, looking at inflation, interest rates, mortgages, savings, house prices and tax.
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December 10th, 2009
Today’s pre-budget report presented by Chancellor Darling has taken most of today’s headlines, with politics seeming to overtake economics this time round, obviously with an eye on next year’s General election.
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November 13th, 2009
Lovemoney has released the results of a survey it has done looking at which tax is the most hated in Britain, and a third of those questioned named council tax as the one they hated more than any other.
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November 3rd, 2009
VAT goes back to 17.5% on New Year’s Day, but drinkers will get a few more hours to enjoy the reduced rate of 15%
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October 20th, 2009
Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) should be an integral part of your savings strategy, but there tends to be quite a bit of confusion about what they are and their benefits. LoveMoney gives the truth about 10 ISA myths.
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April 22nd, 2009
Today’s Budget included some interesting announcements, but with all the details being discussed left right and center, it can be difficult to work out whether you’ll win or lose. Let’s take a look at the headlines and take a look at a calculator that will help you find out whether …
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