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Universal Credit and why brokers need to take note

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Apr 2015

Universal Credit (UC) was initially introduced in 2013 and, with its continued roll out throughout 2014 and 2015, will eventually replace most existing benefits and tax credits.


HSBC shuts UK customers' Jersey accounts to 'prevent misuse'

HSBC is closing accounts on Jersey belonging to customers living in the UK amid checks on their identity and addresses.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Mar 2015

Tories target £1m IHT giveaway at wealthier households

Parents would be able to pass a main property worth up to £1m to their children without paying any inheritance tax (IHT), under plans in Treasury papers leaked ahead of Wednesday's budget.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Mar 2015

Other Tax articles

Judge's gavel

Lawyers call for group action against tax avoidance advisers

Lawyers are urging investors who have been advised to invest in disputed tax avoidance schemes to take their financial advisers to court for compensation.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Mar 2015

Stamp Duty 'headwind' predicted to challenge Foxtons

Stamp Duty changes introduced in December which made it more expensive to purchase a property over £1m are expected to be the ‘biggest headwind' to the fortunes of estate agents Foxtons this year.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Mar 2015

Stamp Duty changes spark interest from new BTL landlords

Changes to the Stamp Duty tax are having a “dramatic impact” on the buy-to-let market in London and Scotland, research commissioned by Bank of Ireland UK reveals.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Feb 2015

Personal allowance to rise to £10,600

The Chancellor will raise the personal allowance threshold to £10,600 in the next year, £100 more than the initially planned £10,500.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Dec 2014
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Small business rate relief doubled for a year

Small businesses have had the relief on their annual business rates doubled for the next year.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Dec 2014

Equity release and the pension conundrum

The pension changes of next April may be the most significant event to impact on the equity release market ever, shifting the landscape and providing fresh opportunities for lenders.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Dec 2014
Ed Miliband

Miliband savaged over Mansion Tax by Mylene Klass

Ed Miliband has come under attack for his party’s proposals for a Mansion Tax from an unexpected quarter.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Nov 2014
scales of justice

Adviser stole £30k from vulnerable clients before fleeing to Portugal

A financial adviser has narrowly escaped prison after stealing £30,000 from a vulnerable widow and her disabled son before fleeing to start a new life in Portugal.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Nov 2014
HM Revenue and Customs

Poll result: Tax dodgers - to tell or not to tell?

The majority of Mortgage solutions readership would inform HMRC if they were aware of someone deliberately dodging their tax liabilities.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Oct 2014
HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

HMRC paid out a record £400,000 in 2013 to people whistleblowing on tax avoidance activities, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Oct 2014

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