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Alarm raised over ‘exploited’ capital gains tax

The National Audit Office is flagging up “exploited” capital gains tax that is set to cost the Treasury £18bn a year in 2015/16. The NAO’s latest report says that HM Revenue & Customs does not monitor tax relief proportionately. It says: “Given the scale of principal private residence relief, complexity of the rules and lack […]

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Ros Altmann challenges Govt on state pension triple lock

Former pensions minister Ros Altmann has criticised the Government for avoiding difficult decisions on the sustainability of the state pension triple lock. The Government has committed to increasing state pensions each year by either inflation, average earnings or 2.5 per cent, whichever is highest. Altmann says keeping the triple lock beyond the agreed 2020 date […]

Robert Reid: Where do we get the facts from on Brexit?

Getting focused messages across to clients is more important now than ever, considering such an indistinct future post-EU referendum. As the Government moves to try to exit the EU (I say “try” as I do not believe we will find it easy) it reminds me of a family party where people go to leave then […]

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Mothers missing out on millions

New HMRC figures show number of ‘mothers missing out on millions’ in pension rights has doubled in two years – Steve Webb Figures published on 24th March by HM Revenue & Customs show a doubling in the number of mothers missing out unnecessarily on vital pension rights because of a change in the rules on Child […]

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