QUESTION: I have been reading about glitches in tax return software standards which means that taxpayers may have to file their 2016/17 tax return by paper instead of electronically to ensure they don’t overpay their tax.
DID you know that there is a big bronze padlock on your state pension? Since 2010, the value of the state pension has been protected by the ‘Pensions Triple Lock’, which increases its value in line with inflation, average earnings, or 2.
STOCK markets, pension funds and investment ISAs didn’t breathe a sigh of relief last week after Marine Le Penn’s far right party was defeated, that sigh was enjoyed on the first round when it was clear Le Penn would not win.
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.