Premium bonds are an incredibly popular savings vehicle with over 21 Million bond holders and around £72 Billion ‘invested’. And yet, they really aren’t a savings vehicle at all. There is no interest rate although NS&I provide a guide ‘return’ of 1.4% (effective from 1st December 2017). But this return is in the form of […]
With effect from 6 April 2016, a new savings allowance is to be introduced under which the first £1,000 of interest earned each year by basic rate taxpayers and the first £500 of interest earned by higher-rate taxpayers will be free of tax.
The child benefit tax charge, introduced on 7 January, affects over one million families. A family with two children could see their annual spendable income drop by up to £1,752 p.a. in 2013/14; those with three children could lose £2,449 pa. At a time when prices are rising faster than incomes, it will be critical […]