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Monthly Archives: January 2015


Tax-deductible expenses If you’re self-employed, you can claim expenses against your tax bill, but not all business expenses qualify so it’s important to make sure your claim is valid. Unless something you buy for your business is a capital asset, … Continue reading

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Property income

Tax-free extra income By signing up to the ‘rent a room’ scheme, not only could you enjoy the extra income from the rent, but also up to £4,250 a year is free from tax. ‘Rent a room’ relief is an optional … Continue reading

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Dawn of a New Year

What will feature in your top New Year’s resolutions? As we have now entered a New Year, setting clear goals is critical for the success of any financial resolutions. Year after year, achieving financial health and wealth is likely to … Continue reading

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Employee benefits

Take your pension to the max Pensions have long been seen as a tax-efficient form of investment. The contributions that you pay into your pension will benefit from tax relief and aren’t subject to tax while they’re invested in your … Continue reading

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Full nest households

The financial pressure on parents providing board to their adult offspring Parents with adult children living under their roof are spending £1,200* more than their Empty Nester counterparts each year on every day household expenditure, bringing the total annual cost … Continue reading

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Workplace challenges for older workers

One in three could not carry out current jobs past their traditional retirement age Employers estimate up to a third of their staff would struggle to continue in their current jobs past traditional retirement ages, research for MetLife Employee Benefits[1] … Continue reading

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