MSE News

October

Budget 2018: Most to pay less income tax from April

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the personal allowance for income tax will be increased from £11,850 to £12,500 from April 2019, while the threshold at which you pay a higher rate of income tax will rise from £46,350 to £50,000

30 October 2018

Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more

Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget

30 October 2018

Budget 2018: Premium Bond minimum to be lowered to £25

The minimum amount you can save in Premium Bonds will be cut to £25, and people other than parents and grandparents will be able to gift bonds to children, the Chancellor has announced

29 October 2018

Budget 2018: Universal credit work allowance increased

Universal credit work allowances are to increase by £1,000 a year for working families and those with disabilities, meaning an extra £630 a year in their pockets, the Chancellor revealed today.

29 October 2018

Budget 2018: Stamp duty relief to now include shared ownership properties

First-time buyers in shared ownership homes will pay zero stamp duty on the first £300,000 of any home that costs up to £500,000 with immediate effect, the Chancellor has announced. The change will be retrospective back to the last Budget (22 November 2017).

29 October 2018

Budget 2018: Government to press ahead with pension cold-calling ban

The Government is implementing legislation to make pensions cold calling illegal

29 October 2018

Budget 2018: National living wage to rise next April

The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 or over will rise from £7.83/hour to £8.21/hour next April, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced today

29 October 2018

Budget 2018: 50p coin for Brexit

The Royal Mint will produce a 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the European Union

29 October 2018

You can now pay upfront for your energy for the next year – but is it a good deal?

Small supplier Eversmart Energy has launched the cheapest one-year fix on the market – but you'll need to pay the whole cost upfront

29 October 2018

New top easy-access savings account as rates rise

Nottingham Building Society has launched a new market-leading online easy-access savings account, paying 1.55% interest on £1,000 or more

29 October 2018

Suggest a Story

Got a money-related news story that affects you? Email us