Personal Tax

Average lifetime tax bill increases

The average UK household pays almost three quarters of a million pounds in taxes over the course of a lifetime, according to research by The Taxpayers' Alliance.

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New tax evasion plans revealed

HMRC has released further details about how it plans to crack down on offshore tax evasion.

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Dividend tax credits replaced by new allowance

Dividend tax credits will be replaced with a new £5,000 tax-free allowance from April 2016, the Chancellor George Osborne announced during his summer Budget statement.

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Tax-free childcare declared lawful

Government proposals to introduce tax-free childcare for working families have been declared lawful by the Supreme Court.

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Retired households face higher tax bills

Retired households face an average annual tax bill of £6,500, research by Prudential has found.

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Families could miss out on IHT relief

Up to 3,000 families may miss out on the government's proposed changes to inheritance tax, according to analysis by NFU Mutual.

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Retirees rely on state pension

The state pension will be the only source of income for 15% of people retiring this year, research by Prudential has revealed.

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Retirees breaking inheritance traditions

Traditional ways of passing on inheritance could be 'dying out', a report by HSBC has suggested.

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Tax plans lack strategy, says think tank

There is a lack of a coherent strategy across the taxation plans of the main political parties that would further complicate the tax system, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.

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Tax changes from 6 April

The start of the new tax year on 6 April saw new tax and regulatory changes come into effect. Here are the headline measures affecting businesses and individuals.

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