Personal Tax

Inflation rise puts savings under greater pressure

A combination of low interest rates and rising inflation means that savers are likely to see even poorer returns on their money.

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Rise in national insurance contributions could pressure wages

The Chancellor’s decision to increase national insurance contributions might see a squeeze on wages, a think tank has warned.

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Chancellor leaves gap between CGT and income tax untouched

Contrary to the expectations of some commentators, the Chancellor chose not to make any changes to the rate of capital gains tax in the pre-Budget Report.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: an overview

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling introduced a pre-election pre-Budget Report to the Commons that would, he said, “build a strong economy and a fair society”.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: personal tax

One of the major announcements in Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget Report was the decision to raise employers’ and employees’ national insurance contributions.

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Property price increases may need 'tax' controls

A member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee has suggested that taxation may be needed to curb future boom-bust fluctuations in the UK housing and commercial property market.

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Pensions could suffer if entrepreneurs shy from occupational schemes

Plans by the government to cut pension tax relief for high earners could have an adverse effect on workplace pension schemes, it has been warned.

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Rise in inheritance tax threshold may be frozen

Plans to exclude more homeowners from inheritance tax charges may become a victim of the effects of the recession, it has been suggested.

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