Finance in the News – w/c 20.01.20


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


“Could new regulation spell the death of trusts?”
Huge shake-up of the rules in March will open trusts to intense scrutiny.
“‘Woodford effect’ weighs on stock market minnows”
Liquidity concerns affect investment performance of the UK’s smallest companies.
“Pensions tax relief, buy to let and buying a new car”
The well-advised wealthy are worrying that pensions benefits could be cut.
“Hopes rise of change to pensions taper threshold”
Government said to be considering a move to be announced in the Budget to ease NHS crisis.
“Hand me my pensions crystal ball”
The newly self-employed have a lot to learn about saving for retirement.
“What Trigger’s broom can teach us about investment?”
How much have the assets in your portfolio changed over the years?


“Banks reduce interest rates and drop benefits from savings accounts”
Just five days after being told to help savers more, 16 banks have cut their best deals.
“Add your debt to your Netflix, gym and veg box subscriptions”
A new service offers to lend you money for a fixed fee over a 12-month contract. It’s simple, but is it value for money?
“Buy-to-let is like a Saturday job. It’s eating our weekends”
Having a buy-to-let is the equivalent of a Saturday job for middle-class adults.


“New law to save families being forced from homes by unaffordable inheritance tax bills”
Adult siblings living under the same roof are rallying round a proposed change in the law that would stop them being forced out of their homes by unaffordable inheritance tax (IHT) bills when one of them dies.
“Over-50s hit by rising car premiums – here’s how to beat them”
Older motorists are paying ever-increasing insurance premiums while younger drivers pay less – but there are ways for the over-50s to beat the rise.
“Why British investors need to cut back on domestic stocks
Investors are dangerously exposed to domestic stocks and should invest more overseas to protect their portfolios, research has suggested.


“Funeral send-off costs rise as unicorns and disco hits add sparkle”
Personalised send-offs more popular than ever, with average costing £2,300, says SunLife.
“‘Sajid Javid must deliver a UK budget that works quickly – a tricky task”
The Tories need to satisfy their new northern voters fast. Not easy given the economic problems are structural.

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