Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009. After her illness the 38-year-old lost half of her income while her bills rocketed, leaving her and her children 'financially crippled'

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Budget 2013: Income Tax - Allowance rise introduced a year early

Workers will pay no tax on the first £10,000 of their wages from next year – 12 months earlier than originally planned. Bringing forward the personal allowance rise will mean a cumulative benefit for typical basic-rate taxpayers of £705 since the coalition took power, according to Treasury figures.

Budget 2013: Personal Finance - Government will 'name and shame' tax avoidance advisers

Financial advisers who devise tax avoidance schemes, like the one previously used by the comedian Jimmy Carr, are going to be "named and shamed" as part of a drive to claw back nearly £5bn a year in tax that at present vanishes down loopholes.

Numbers game: Parents struggling with the rising cost of childcare were to be given tax allowances of up to £1,000

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Yvette Cooper, shadow minister for women and equalities, told The IoS the “astounding” figures “show how the Tory economic plan has failed”

'Mummy tax' attacked by Labour

More than a million people are going to be affected by a "mummy tax" on working women, Labour warned last night. According to new research compiled by the Commons library, the coalition's plans to cut maternity pay in real terms means that 1.2 million people, including fathers and children, will feel the knock-on effect of their family finances changing.

Almost half of councils set to ignore council tax freeze

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The tax authorities named and shamed tax defaulters on Thursday, publishing their names and adresses on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg at Hampshire Cricket Club, Eastleigh

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Older people affected by the Liberal Democrats’ proposed “mansion tax” could have payments deferred until after death if they are unwilling to pay up during their retirement, Nick Clegg has suggested.

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With the threshold fixed until 2019, many more ordinary families will need to consider estate planning. Esther Shaw looks at the issues

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