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Inflation will cost households £630 a year

25/03/2011

Persistent inflation will cost British households an extra £630 a year simply to maintain the same lifestyle in 2011 that they enjoyed for 2010, research shows.


 

Financial Services Authority sets out business 2012 plan

22/03/2011

Against a backdrop of considerable change, with the UK government last year announcing plans for structural changes to financial regulation in the UK, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) have set out their business plan for 2011/1


 

Inflation climbs to 4.4% in January

22/03/2011

Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation has again risen to 4.4% for January, up from 4.0% in December


 

Household incomes drop £360 a year

21/03/2011

Median income for British households has dropped 1.6% a year since 2008, equivalent to some £360, according to an Institute for Fiscal Studies report published today.


 

Budget must end £130 million Channel Islands tax loophole

21/03/2011

End Channel Islands VAT avoidance for good and plough money into boosting community investment, urges business group


 

Income tax and National Insurance merger would penalise pensioners

17/03/2011

Ahead of next week’s budget, tax expert Simon Massey from accounting firm Menzies discusses the possible impacts of various proposed changes to the tax system.


 

Osborne must raise taxes on 'the rich' to close social care gap

17/03/2011

The £1 billion social care funding crisis – identified by The King’s Fund – is a pincer movement that could damage services for the disadvantaged and elderly, Unite, the largest union in the country, said today.


 

Councils to pay £70,000 for first time buyers

16/03/2011

First time buyers whose income can support the monthly mortgage payments for a property, but who do not possess enough capital for the deposit, can have the sum of up to £70,000 provided for them by the council.


 

Japanese Yen hits 16 year low against US dollar on meltdown concerns

16/03/2011

As radiation from Japan's damaged Fukushima reactor reaches Tokyo, the Yen has risen to a dangerous 15 year high after reduced fears of a meltdown calm speculative investors.


 

Renting out accommodation during the Olympics? Check the Tax Rules first

15/03/2011

Renting out accommodation during the Olympics?