The psychology of risk

The psychology of risk

The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, explains why we tend to over-insure small risks – and under-protect ourselves against big ones. If you had a pet, would you consider insurance to cover veterinary costs? How about insuring against a much more costly event: loss...

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New tax year checklist

New tax year checklist

Early use of the new tax year's allowances and exemptions could reap rewards over the longer term. Here are the key areas to think about. The health of family and friends will be uppermost in people’s minds right now. Consequently, the start of a new tax year may have...

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Budget 2020 – What it could mean for your money

Budget 2020 – What it could mean for your money

In this special report, we look ahead to the Budget, what the government might change and why recent developments are likely affect the chancellor's plans. Much of today's financial statement is expected to be devoted to the emergency measures designed to cushion the...

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Your tax return – it all adds up

Your tax return – it all adds up

Tax returns are often seen as a chore, but for higher earners, completing Self Assessment accurately is often a route to paying less tax. This year, about 11.7 million people are required to submit a tax return. But with just over a week to go until the deadline,...

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Tax – what to expect in 2020

Tax – what to expect in 2020

What does the new government mean for your money? Boris Johnson began the new parliamentary term last week with an 80-strong majority behind him, promising to leave the EU and hold a Budget within 100 days. If Chancellor Sajid Javid gives the Office for Budget...

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Dealing with estates with foreign assets

Dealing with estates with foreign assets

When someone dies, the administration of their estate needs to include all assets, wherever they are situated in the world. It has become quite common for individuals to own foreign assets, from holiday properties and possessions, to bank accounts or other...

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Putting protection back on the table

Putting protection back on the table

Protecting you and your family is just as important as investing money for the future. When it comes to exciting financial purchases, life insurance is never going to top the list. Most of us would rather bolster our investment portfolio, look at buying a rental...

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