Now Landlords Have To Check For Dirty Air In Buy To Lets

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Dirty air in buy to let homes is the net issue on the agenda for hard-pressed landlords. From next year, property investors must tell renters about pollution levels in their homes before a tenancy starts. The measure is part of ‘material property information’ landlords and home sellers must make available to potential tenants or buyers … Read more

Global Giant Shuts Poor Performing Funds

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Investors choosing to pull their cash from wealth manager Jupiter have triggered the closure of two under performing funds. The global investment giant has announced the Jupiter UK Alpha and Jupiter Enhanced Distribution funds will shut on March 31. The Jupiter UK Alpha fund has operated for more than 25 years. Investors have withdrawn huge amounts … Read more

Claiming UK State Pension As An Expat

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Many expats rely on their state pension payments to make ends meet, but can Britain be relied on to top up the payments in line with inflation each year? Unfortunately, for many retired expats the answer is no unless they live in one of a few selected places that have a special agreement with Britain. … Read more

Bing Ban For 500,000 Cryptocurrency Ads

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Microsoft’s internet browser Bing blocked more than 5 million cryptocurrency ads last year. The data was revealed in Microsoft’s annual review of advertising quality. Microsoft explained that digital advertising is a powerful and open channel. “it is also prone to abuse by bad actors trying to defraud and deceive users by delivering harmful and misleading … Read more

Entrepreneurs Raise Billions From Tax-Efficient Investments

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Savvy investors have ploughed cash worth billions into tax efficient savings, the latest official data shows. HM Revenue & Customs oversees three investment schemes offering generous tax breaks, raising almost £3 billion in the 2017-18 tax year. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) attracted the most cash – £1.9 billion going to 3,920 companies, says the … Read more

Self-Employed Will Only Save For Retirement If Forced

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Half of the self-employed would willingly save into a pension – but only if the government brings in automatic enrolment regulations. Otherwise, thousands of workers will continue without any retirement savings, says a new report by investment house Fidelity International. One of the big issues about saving for the self-employed is locking away money. Pension … Read more

Online Shoppers Just A Click Away From Crypto Payments

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If you want to go shopping online to pay in cryptocurrency, a new app for one of the world’s leading shopping platforms will open the way. Magento is a market-leading shopping and payment software system for online merchants with more than 200,000 web store outlets selling just about anything anyone would want to buy while … Read more