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Relevant financial news and information around how recent events and legislation could affect your wealth.
In an age where technology can go a long way to protect us all from fraud, why do many scams still work?
Reducing inheritance tax
The government’s inheritance tax take surged 9% to pass more than £5 billion for the first time in the year to May 2017, according to HMRC – and bills are expected to rise further.
Planning for retirement
Aubrey de Grey, Cambridge University geneticist, postulates that somebody alive today can expect to live to 1000 years old. His prediction may be extreme – but our lives are getting longer.
UK Prosperity Map
The Barclays UK Prosperity Map is an in-depth view of the different prosperity drivers across the UK regions. The map compiles different measures gleaned from official data – including GDP, employment, enterprise figures, household expenditure and number of millionaires – to give an overall score for each region.
UK Property Predictor
The Barclays UK Property Predictor provides a three-to-five year forecast of property hotspots, revealing the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to see the biggest rises. The Property Predictor uses factors including rental trends, employment levels and commuter behaviour as well as current house prices to create an index of future property trends.
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