Couples able to pass on £950,000 tax-free as inheritance threshold to rise
Parents and grandparents passing on their home will be able to leave up to £950,000 tax-free from the start of the 2019/20 tax year
2 April 2019
Government announces probate fees hike
The Government has announced changes to probate fees which means some will pay almost £6,000 more - but for estates worth less than £50,000 you won't pay anything at all
6 November 2018
Inheritance tax changes to be rolled out from tomorrow - what it means for you
Parents will be able to leave homes worth up to £850,000 to their children without them paying inheritance tax
5 April 2017
It takes two... 15 MoneySaving tips for couples
Better together? 15 top MoneySaving tips for couples
15 March 2016
Summer Budget 2015: Inheritance tax threshold to rise to £1m on properties
Parents will be able to leave homes worth up to £1 million to their children without paying inheritance tax from 2020
8 July 2015
The Conservatives win the election, but what does it mean for your wallet?
Find out how the Conservative Party's policies affect your pocket
8 May 2015
Homes worth up to £1m could escape inheritance tax
Parents may be able to leave homes worth up to £1 million to their children without paying inheritance tax
17 March 2015
Over 55 and haven't made a will? It's Free Wills Month
Free Wills Month enables over 55's who live in England or Wales to get a will written or amended for free
3 March 2014
Government unveils £75,000 care bill cap
Bills for long-term care in old age are to be capped at £75,000 in England, the Government has announced
12 February 2013
Couples should do it together on Valentine's Day (to save money)
We're often asked for our top Valentine's tips, and the simple answer is couples save if they do it together
14 February 2012
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
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17 June 2022It 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.
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24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
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