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Proposed capital gains tax changes prompt investor worries

Plans by the new government to increase capital gains tax in certain instances so that it more closely matches income tax have raised concerns among investor groups.

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Pension schemes in the red again

Final salary pension schemes registered a deficit last month after moving briefly into surplus in the previous month.

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General Election 2010: a hung Parliament

With no party capable of commanding an overall majority in the House of Commons, here is a brief recapitulation of what each of the main parties has promised on business, tax and the economy.

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Savers under the cosh

A combination of low interest rates and rising inflation has made it exceptionally tough for the UK’s savers.

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Parents more inclined to give sooner rather than later

Increasing numbers of parents are giving money in advance to their children rather than leaving them bequests in their wills as a means of saving on inheritance tax.

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Think-tank warns on tax rises and spending cuts

A leading think-tank has argued that none of the three main political parties has ventured far enough in identifying the sort of spending cuts and tax rises that may be necessary to reduce the UK’s budget deficit.

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Companies make early dividend payments

UK companies brought forward over £840 million in shareholder dividend payments ahead of the end of the tax year.

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