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Beware of tough new rules for late-filed tax returns

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If you’re required to file a tax return, you need to act quickly to meet the 31 January deadline, to avoid triggering a hefty late penalty as new rules come into force.

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HSBC fined £10.5m for mis-selling to pensioners

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High street-bank HSBC has been fined £10.5 million for mis-selling investment products to elderly customers.

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Tolls set to add to motorists’ burden

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Motorists face higher taxes on car use as a result of government plans to introduce more toll roads in the UK.

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January’s 3p fuel tax rise scrapped

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Motorists given respite as 3p fuel duty increase planned for January 2012 is cancelled.

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How aggressively can a debt collector hound you?

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Debt collectors have been known for employing unscrupulous tactics when it comes to recovering owed money but new rules mean there are tougher restrictions to control those overstepping the mark.

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5 effects living longer has on your finances

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We’re an ageing population with increasing life expectancies but what affect will a longer life have on your finances? We look at the factors affecting your money.

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Beware: The new tax refund scams

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Taxpayers are being warned not to fall for new internet-based scams designed to con them into disclosing their bank details.

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Are you owed £400 by the taxman?

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Around 6 million workers and pensioners could be owed £400 by the taxman due to a blunder. Find out if you're one of the ones affected.

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How to cut your tax bill

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When economic times are hard it makes even more sense to pay as little tax as possible. Here's how to keep your tax bill low.

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Blog: Are council tax demands too heavy-handed?

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Council tax is the only household bill that can land you in prison for non-payment. Yet despite this threat, plenty of us still pay it late.

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