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Average rent growth slows in May

Renting a home? Average rent for homes across England and Wales is now at £792 per month, an increase of 1.8% over the last 12 months.

Fewer retirees able to pass on inheritance

Planning on leaving an inheritance to your family? The number of new retirees passing on inheritance to their loved ones has fallen to its lowest level in 6 years.

Landlords return to property market

Following changes to stamp duty land tax from 1 April 2016, landlords are slowly returning to the buy-to-let property market.

HMRC call times triple

Average HMRC call waiting times have tripled over the last 18 months, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of £97 million last year.

Wedding season 2016 – gifts and tax relief

With wedding season fast approaching, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is reminding guests of the tax relief available if they choose to make a gift to a married couple.

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