Property

Every scam begins with a belief

Scams are becoming more prevalent as criminals create even more inventive ways to defraud people of their money.

A particular area of concern relates to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) where tax scams are on the rise. The main aim of these scams is to steal money from your bank

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Blink…and you miss it

Over the years we’ve got used to eagerly anticipating the Budget each spring.

What will happen to tax rates?

Will tax relief be slashed from pension saving?

By how much will cigarettes & alcohol go up?

What about the price of petrol?

Then a couple of years ago the Chancellor, Philip Hammond,

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Autumn round-up

This month – are you a net contributor to the state system? who takes the most out (and who pays the most in?);  capping energy bills and increasing rental income.

 

Rental cost soars
The amount of rent paid on residential properties in the year to June was £54 billion, says the Financial Times, having

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Harj’s Hearsay – property news

There have been a number of articles in the media recently about property issues, particularly around mortgage rates, wealthy and foreign investors and those looking to downsize later in life.

So here’s what’s been reported, along with Harj’s take on them:

 

 

Foreign landlords leave Britain
There has been sharp fall in the proportion of

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Owing tax in UK on money or assets abroad

In the last couple of years, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been getting more and more access to financial information about people’s overseas accounts and investments. This is thanks to agreements to increase global tax transparency and covers more than 100 jurisdictions worldwide.

 

HMRC therefore has unprecedented levels of information to

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Summer round-up

Childcare, property news, waiting longer for the State pension, student debt, care worries, losing out by not seeking help, fixing mortgage repayments, charitable donations on the up, and we’re not living as long as we thought we might!

All here – and more – in our Summer news round-up.

 

Summer childcare costs rise
The

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