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Danby Bloch: Beware the hidden CGT liability on homes

People’s homes are mostly free of capital gains tax but there have been some changes in the last couple of years that could catch the unwary. One has been the reduction in the period for which a homeowner qualifies for CGT relief at the end of their period of ownership, even if they have left […]

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Sam Rees-Adams: The importance of doing nothing

Many years ago I taught a boy who regularly complained his mind was full and he could not learn any more. Funnily enough, his mind always seemed to become full when he was asked to do something he did not want to do. He was a modern day Hamlet, seemingly aware of the danger of […]

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Nationwide opens new age limit of 85 to borrowers with other lenders

Nationwide Building Society is to extend its new maximum age for borrowing of 85 to those remortgaging from other lenders from mid-July as well as its existing borrowers. Nationwide had already announced it was to allow existing mortgage customers with retirement income the option of borrowing up to the age of 85, which the lender […]

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