Report spares thousands from loan charge bills

An eagerly anticipated report into the controversial loan charge has given thousands of people an early Christmas present. The Government has announced a string of concessions to lessen the severity of the policy, which had caused serious distress. Up to 50,000 people...

Grandparents’ spending on festive gifts to hit £2.8bn

Grandparents are set to spend £2.8 billion on gifts for their grandchildren this Christmas, a report has claimed. Research from SunLife claimed the average grandparent will spend £81 on each grandchild before 25 December 2019 - up from £67.62 in 2018. The average...

‘We need action, not another review’

A report into the tapered annual allowance is expected by early February, but that's not soon enough for one campaign group. Despite the new government only being formed six days ago and with Christmas looming, Royal London has called for more urgency. Health...

460,000 taxpayers chase income tax refunds

Taxpayers are being urged to check if they have overpaid income tax, following reports that around half a million people tried to claim refunds. A Freedom of Information request submitted by Royal London showed that around 460,000 people have chased HMRC for income...

Call for new approach to mortgage regulation

UK Finance, a body representing organisations in the finance and banking sector, has called for a more coordinated approach to housing policy and the regulation of mortgages. In its report The Changing Shape of the UK Mortgage Market, published last week, the...