Voices Little security: rents are the biggest factor in the cost of living crisis

If we don't like rich landlords then we can raise taxes on the rich generally, but it will be a brave politician who suggests it

Thousands of workers cheer SAYE increase

A little-noticed measure announced in Thursday's Autumn Statement could prove to be a tremendous boost for tens of thousands of lower-paid workers who save through their company's share option scheme.

Money alert: ISA limits 2013-14

So now we know how much we'll be able to stash away in our tax-free individual savings accounts from next April.

Thousands of workers cheer SAYE increase

A little-noticed measure announced in Thursday's Autumn Statement could prove to be a tremendous boost for tens of thousands of lower-paid workers who save through their company's share option scheme.

George Osborne fails to win over corporate critics on business rates

Package of reliefs and cap on rises not strong enough to boost companies’  cash flows and investment, the Chancellor is warned

Andy McSmith's Diary: Bad news - Capita’s visa task bombs. Good news - they’re paid by results

More than a year has passed since the UK Border Agency awarded a four-year, £30m contract to a private firm, Capita, to track down immigrants who have overstayed their visas in the UK. Hiring a private firm for a task that is normally the responsibility of the state did not escape criticism. “We are appalled the Government has offered a contract of this size to a private company,” Ruth Grove-White, policy director at the Migrants Rights Network, told The Independent.

Autumn statement 2013: Treasury targets tax advisers avoidance loopholes

The proposed clampdown could be in breach of EU rules and predicted an appeal

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been accused of attempting to hide the bad news by announcing it at the same time as the Autumn Statement

New Universal Credit benefits system to miss 2017 deadline, admit ministers

Around 700,000 claimants will not transfer to the new system until 2018 at the earliest, Department of Work and Pensions admits

What does the Autumn Statement mean for the property market?

Capital Gains Tax to be introduced for non-residents who sell residential property in the UK

Autumn Statement 2013: Income tax relief for investors participating in social SMEs

Investors buying shares or providing loans to firms carrying work for the social good are expected receive income tax relief when they invest and capital gains tax relief when they sell.

Autumn Statement 2013: At a glance

The main points of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement:

George Osborne is delivering his Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement 2013: 'Plan is working, but the job is not yet done', says George Osborne

The measures outlined by the Chancellor included the scrapping of the petrol tax rise of 2p a litre planned for next year

Autumn Statement 2013: Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years

For more than 90 years, all vehicles on British roads have been required to display a tax disc.

David Cameron is currently on a three day trip to China

No tax cuts until end of decade says Prime Minister with married couples set to benefit further

Prime Minister said austerity measures will remain in place past 2018 but would like to “extend” tax breaks for married couples when possible

The retailer says it was easier for John Spedan Lewis to give his company to staff in 1929 than for philanthropists to do the same today

Sir Charlie Mayfield: In for an early Christmas present?

John Lewis's chairman hopes the Chancellor will be more hare than bear when he makes his Autumn Statement

Andy McSmith's Diary: Nadine Dorries reveals humiliation pays, but not as much as we thought it did

More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.

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