Scottish council tax frozen

Scottish council tax frozen

Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s First Minister, has announced that council tax rates will be frozen in the next financial year to support people struggling with the effects of high inflation.

First Minister Humza Yousaf said

Cost of Living payments 2023-24 support

Cost of Living payments 2023-24 support

The Cost of Living support package has been designed to help over 8 million households in receipt of means tested benefits. The details for Cost of Living Payments due in the 2023-24 tax year were published earlier this

Have you downloaded your HMRC app?

Have you downloaded your HMRC app?

HMRC’s free tax app is available to download from the App Store for iOS and from the Google Play Store for Android. The latest version of the app includes updated functionality to check your Child Benefit and State

Bank deposits covered by FSCS

Bank deposits covered by FSCS

Your eligible deposits with all High Street bank are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

The present limit of this FSCS guarantee is £85,000 and this applies to total deposits held at a bank,

Reforms to powers of attorney

Reforms to powers of attorney

These legal agreements enable a person to grant decision making powers about their care, treatment or financial affairs to another person if they lose mental capacity.

The Powers of Attorney Act fires the starting gun

National Living Wage potential boost

National Living Wage potential boost

The government looks likely to accept the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission with a boost to the National Living Wage rate.

In summary:

National Living Wage will rise to two-thirds of average