Temporary fix to cover doctors’ pension tax bills

Ministers have reportedly signed off a temporary plan to cover the pension tax bills of medical professionals in England, according to various media reports. The interim measure aims to tempt doctors and consultants back into accepting overtime shifts ahead of a...

‘Next govt. should lower pensions freedoms age’

Pension freedoms should be extended to people under the age of 55, according to the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA). Introduced in 2015, the freedoms offered more options to over-55s when it comes to accessing their pension before retirement. In the run-up...

HMRC chases information on landlords tax affairs

Tax information on landlords could be provided by tenants, following HMRC's step to directly ask them to act as informants. The Revenue has identified private-rented homes owned by landlords or offshore companies, and wants to check the correct amount of tax is paid...

Landlords take cover ahead of election

Residential landlords fear the buy-to-let sector could become a political hot potato in the run-up to the general election on 12 December 2019. The buy-to-let sector experienced a post-recession boom, but its growth has been impeded by a raft of tax measures...

Self-employed women ‘not saving enough’

Around one in three female entrepreneurs could be saving next to nothing towards their retirement, a report has claimed. YouGov polled 5,036 respondents on behalf of Scottish Widows found that 35% of self-employed women had no retirement savings. The report said that...