Child Trust Funds – does your child have £2,000 they don’t know about?
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Child Trust Funds – does your child have £2,000 they don’t know about?
Posted by Ben Locker on May 13, 2024

Child Trust Funds were introduced in 2005 and many parents took them up at the time. But it’s easy to lose track of what was paid in.

Rental reform – Section 21 abolition still a long way off
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Rental reform – Section 21 abolition still a long way off
Posted by Ben Locker on April 29, 2024

The government is committed to rental reform, but as the Renters Reform Bill passes the Commons Section 21 abolition looks a long way off.

Tax Evasion – HMRC techniques for discovery
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Tax Evasion – HMRC techniques for discovery
Posted by Ben Locker on April 26, 2024

Tax Evasion has become much easier for HMRC to detect in recent years following the development and deployment of their Connect system.

Can’t pay Inheritance Tax? You could apply for a grant on credit
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Can’t pay Inheritance Tax? You could apply for a grant on credit
Posted by Ben Locker on April 8, 2024

If you can’t pay Inheritance Tax on time, you may be able to apply to HMRC for a ‘grant on credit’ – giving you extra time to pay.

Is build-to-rent pushing smaller landlords out of the BTL market?
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Is build-to-rent pushing smaller landlords out of the BTL market?
Posted by Ben Locker on April 1, 2024

The number of build-to-rent properties in the UK is rising rapidly. But is their rise beginning to push smaller landlords out of the market?

Budget 2024: what it means for you
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Budget 2024: what it means for you
Posted by Ben Locker on March 6, 2024

On 6th March 2024, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled his Budget 2024. We look at the key announcements and what they mean for you.

State pension age to rise further?
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State pension age to rise further?
Posted by Ben Locker on February 5, 2024

Soon the state pension age will rise to 67. Yet new research suggests it will need to rise to 71 by 2050. When will you be able to retire?

Growth in late rent payments and landlord limited companies
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Growth in late rent payments and landlord limited companies
Posted by Ben Locker on January 15, 2024

Increasing numbers of landlords are experiencing late rent payments – while many others are moving their portfolios to limited companies.

2024 Budget date announced – how will it affect you?
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2024 Budget date announced – how will it affect you?
Posted by Ben Locker on January 4, 2024

The Chancellor has announced the date of the 2024 Budget. We look at what announcements he could make – and how they could affect you.

Inheritance Tax and the Acceptance in Lieu scheme
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Inheritance Tax and the Acceptance in Lieu scheme
Posted by Ben Locker on December 18, 2023

If you have an IHT, you may be able to settle it by donating items such as artworks and manuscripts via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

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