Pensions Savings Investments

Budget 2010: personal tax

Perhaps the most eye-catching announcement of Alistair Darling’s 2010 Budget was the move to raise the stamp duty threshold for first-time buyers.

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Employers to be allowed to issue electronic P60s

Employers will be able to issue P60s in electronic form from the end of the coming tax year, 2010/11.

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ISA savers should consider switching accounts despite delays

People with savings in ISA accounts could be missing out on substantial amounts of interest, it has been claimed.

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Higher fees for new workers’ pension scheme

The government’s plans to establish a workplace pension scheme for lower paid employees have been criticised after it was revealed that people who join initially will have to pay a 2 per cent contribution fee.

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Venture Capital Trusts look set to stay

The government has indicated ahead of the Budget that Venture Capital Trusts will still have a part to play in the business economy.

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Savings rates continue to dip

Returns on savings accounts have shown a significant decline over the past few months.

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Pension schemes see fall in deficits

The shortfall in the funds held by the UK’s final salary pension schemes has declined significantly.

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HMRC warns of date for making extra NI shortfall payments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded some people that, if they wish to take advantage of the chance to top up more than six years of their NICs, they need to act quickly.

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