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The UK dividend recovery continues

New research shows that UK companies continued to increase their dividend payments to investors in 2022, albeit at a much slower pace than in 2019.

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A new tax regime for pensions?

A national think tank has proposed a new blueprint for taxing pensions, which might appeal to a future government.

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Looking forward to a Happy New Tax Year?

The new tax year starts on 6 April, heralding a raft of changes that will make an early tax review of the year ahead a wise move.

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The rising cost of retirement

How much income do you actually need in retirement? New research shows an increase that might surprise you.  

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Bereavement benefits extended to unmarried couples

The eligibility for some bereavement payments has now been extended to unmarried couples, but there are two major caveats.

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Pensions, death and taxes: the retirement anomaly

There is an interesting lesson to be learned from a think tank’s pension criticism.

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The inflation puzzle of 2022

Annual inflation in 2022 was 10.5%, but not all components rose by double digits.

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Making Tax Digital for income tax deferred

During the non-news week before Christmas, there was a significant announcement on the Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme for income tax.

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Value for money: State pension vs. NICs

Recent research has compared the value of personal national insurance contributions (NICs) with the value of state pension received. The results may surprise you.

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Don't forget the other student loan

When it comes to student loans, the media focus is usually on tuition fees (outside Scotland), but there’s another loan that shouldn’t be overlooked – and that includes Scotland.

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