Finance in the News – w/c 15.02.21

Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Expats stranded by pandemic face heavy tax toll
Overseas workers and business travellers forced by Covid-19 travel restrictions to breach tax residency codes.
City centre housing rents fall as tenants move to suburbs
Pandemic is driving ‘race for space’ boosting outlying suburbs.
Is the party over for top tech stocks?
A decade of dominance is a long time in market history.
40% of advisers lift fees to pension transfer clients
Many advisers pull out of market, blaming soaring insurance costs.
Should I give away my assets before the Budget?
Case study: I want to give away a property and some shares.
Where do the next generation of investors go from here?
After riding the Reddit wave, short-term trading could develop into a longer-term habit.

THE TIMES

Mark Atherton: What I’ve learnt about investing
After more than two decades at The Times, their investment editor shares some of his hard-earned wisdom in his final week.
Budget tax rise targets: Pensions, landlords and the self-employed
With the need to pay for the pandemic, there are likely to be changes that will hit your pockets, if not next month, then soon.
Without tech, the FTSE will remain unloved
Next weekend marks the first anniversary of the Covid market crash — the moment when the 12-year bull run ended in a 35% fall on the FTSE.

THE TELEGRAPH

“‘I’ve taken £300,000 out of my pension before Rishi Sunak taxes it away’”
Tax relief to lump sums, retirement savings are at risk in the next Budget.
British funds knocked off top spot as investors flock to Fundsmith
Global stock funds now hold more of investors’ cash than those buying UK companies.
Five tax rises Rishi Sunak is considering – and the chances of them happening at the Budget
Budget day is just around the corner, as Rishi Sunak faces down a £400bn deficit.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

Is there any point in an Isa? Decision time as the deadline looms
The tax year ends on 5 April, and so does the chance to take out an Isa for 2020-21, with all its tax-free perks. But is it worth it?
From the self-employed to those on furlough, what are the mortgage options?
The number of new deals has risen but rates and terms for different categories of borrower vary.

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