Sell on eBay, Etsy or Vinted or rent your home on Airbnb? Firms will now report your earnings to HMRC – so check if you need to pay tax
Firms such as eBay, Etsy, Vinted and Airbnb will soon start passing on certain information about you to HM Revenue & Customs.
3 January 2024
Scottish Budget 2023: Income tax shake-up confirmed from April 2024 – here's what's changing
From 6 April 2024, the threshold at which earners in Scotland start paying certain rates will rise for some tax bands, while a new "advanced" rate tax band will be introduced. The "top" tax rate will also increase.
19 December 2023
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax
If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
23 March 2023
Scottish budget: Higher earners to pay more tax and benefits to rise by 10.1% – what the changes mean for you
Deputy first minister John Swinney has announced major income tax rises for higher earners in Scotland from April next year.
15 December 2022
Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine
If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2022
Chancellor's emergency fiscal budget – Jeremy Hunt scales back energy support and reverses tax reforms: Here's what you need to know
New Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has reversed a host of tax reforms and drastically scaled back energy help previously announced in September's mini-budget.
18 October 2022
Top 45% rate of income tax will remain in place, as Government U-turns on plans to scrap it
The change means those earning above £150,000 will continue to pay a higher marginal rate of tax, as they do now.
3 October 2022
Mini-budget 2022: Income tax to be cut for millions from April – what it means for you
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced big tax cuts for individuals and businesses including a major shake-up to income tax.
23 September 2022
Budget 2021: Income tax thresholds frozen – meaning many will pay more
Income tax thresholds are to rise from April 2022 and then be frozen for a further fours years until April 2026, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed
3 March 2021
Filing a self-assessment tax return? You've got until 31 January
If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their self-assessment tax return, you've less than a month until the deadline. Act NOW to avoid a £100 fine - especially if you're filing for the first time, as it could take up to 10 working days to receive an activation code
3 January 2019
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
23 January 2024
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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