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2.27 million investors hit by new tax on investment income

Peter McGahan
TWENTY-nine years ago when I began this role, I was always told that governments never made tax legislation retrospective – ie going back on their word, which affected people who had made plans based on previous legislation.

Brutal costs of using banks to exchange foreign currency

Peter McGahan
WITH the Easter holidays upon us and the summer season on the way, I thought I would cover the ways to save significantly on holiday purchases, and rather than paying banks, you might enjoy an extra few bottles of wine here and there.

The rising cost of staff pay

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: I have a small team and have heard that the National Living Wage went up earlier this month – could you please tell me by how much? ANSWER: The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law.

The £3,420 buy to let mortgage imprisonment

Peter McGahan
THE buy to let mortgage market boomed as many investors, unhappy with near zero returns on their cash, moved to buy a property to provide themselves with a sustainable income.

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