Council Tax: Millions left waiting for £150 rebate – but only weeks left to apply | Personal Finance | Finance

Alternatively, they can also check the social media accounts of their local council as many have used this to spread the information. Councils may ask households to share their bank details with their local authority through an online form, or by simply sending households Post Office vouchers to redeem the cash in branch. However, it is important More...

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By S.P. On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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Scam warning as fraudsters offer fake deals and products amid cost of living crisis | Personal Finance | Finance

Impersonation scams are also popular, with fraudsters pretending to be from groups such as Amazon. Scammers have even called people up pretending to be from HSBC UK’s fraud team to tell them that their account More...

By S.P. On Saturday, August 6th, 2022
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PIP claim: 8 myths stopping Britons from claiming up to £627 each month | Personal Finance | Finance

‘PIP is only for people with physical disabilities’ This is wrongly assumed by many people, but the most common reason for a claim is for support with a ‘hidden’ disability. There are hundreds of thousands More...

By S.P. On Saturday, August 6th, 2022
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HSBC issues warning about scam that could see Britons lose over £14,000 | Personal Finance | Finance

HSBC stated that investment scams were leading to the biggest losses for its customers than any other type of fraud. This type of scam involved customers being convinced to buy fake bonds or cryptocurrency. More...

By S.P. On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Cost of living crisis disproportionately effecting women, report finds | Personal Finance | Finance

The monthly outgoings of more than half, 54 per cent, have at least doubled since the beginning of 2022, researchers found. Compared with 58 per cent of men, 67 per cent say their financial situation has worsened More...

By S.P. On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Free TV licence available for some pensioners – are you eligible? | Personal Finance | Finance

Certain pensioners can get a free TV licence, avoiding the standard £159 a year bill. People aged 75 or older can claim the help if they or their partner receive Pension Credit. The free licence will cover More...

By S.P. On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Capital gains tax: Receipts rise to record levels – how to reduce your CGT bill | Personal Finance | Finance

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new data which shows the amount taken in capital gains tax has risen by 42 percent to £14.1billion for the 2020-21 tax year. This is a sharp rise from the More...

By S.P. On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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How the Ofgem energy price cap really works and what it means for YOU | Personal Finance | Finance

Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has today announced that the energy price cap will now be updated every three months instead of six, meaning customers bills could rise even further over the coming months. More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Inheritance tax warning: ‘More people in the South’ forced to pay thousands in IHT | Personal Finance | Finance

Financial analysts are sounding the alarm that “more people in the South” are becoming liable for the levy. This comes following the news that IHT receipts received by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reached More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Interest rates LIVE: Shock as BoE poised for interest rate hike | City & Business | Finance

Laura Suter, head of personal finance at AJ Bell, explained: “With the leap in inflation in May, better-than-expected UK growth figures and some pretty bullish comments from a number of the rate-setting committee, More...