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What is stamp duty - and do I have to pay it?

As of 8th July 2020 residential buyers do not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), the tax you pay when you buy a house, unless the house you're buying is worth more than £500,000. This is in force until 31st March 2021 when previous SDLT rules will apply where only first time buyers are exempt from this tax up to £500,000 or other buyers purchasing houses under £125,000.

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What do you do with multiple pensions?

What do you do with multiple pensions? Here's the best approach for those who move jobs.

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The hidden costs of moving house

A house-buyers' list of what might cost you extra cash up front, which you might not be told about at the start of your journey.

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Power of Attorney: How to ensure you have a say in mum or dad's care

Power of Attorney: The steps you can take to ensure that your parent's later life decisions rest with you.

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Inheritance Tax FAQs

You may lose some of your legacy in tax to the Treasury instead of it going to your family. Here's how to get things in good order.

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How to trace a lost pension – and what to do with it

Find out how to track down lost pensions and combine separate schemes by following the simple steps outlined in this guide.

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How to save money for Christmas

Planning ahead now can give you a more affordable Christmas. Starting early, setting small and regular amounts aside and setting yourself a budget are all important when it comes to budgeting for Christmas time.

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How to ensure you have a say in mum or dad's care: How to ensure you have a say in mum or dad's care

There may come a day when your loved ones are unable to make a decision on their future care. here's what you can do to help.

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How to avoid leaving your family in debt after your funeral

The average debt taken on by families who found it hard to pay for a funeral was £1,680 in 2017 but you can avoid this with a pre-paid funeral.

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How long would your savings last if you couldn’t work?

The average worker’s savings would only support them for 32 days, according to a survey which found that only a quarter had enough spare cash set aside to see them through a single week if they stopped earning.

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