Budget 2013: Winners and Losers

Investment Sense Verdict_istockToday’s Budget included a wide range of measures which will affect us all; but were you a winner or a loser? For once there seems to be more winners than losers. However, with so many announcements, changes and alterations it might be a case of ‘swings and roundabouts’. Read on to find out if you have gained more than you have lost. Winners Tax-payers The Personal Allowance, the amount which can be earned before tax is paid, will increase to £10,000 from April 2014, a year earlier than ...

Autumn Statement 2012: Winners & Losers

Autumn Statement 2012: Winners and LosersToday’s Autumn Statement included a wide range of measures which will affect us all. Were you a winner or a loser? With so many announcements and changes it might be a case of ‘swings and roundabouts’. Read on though to find out if you have gained more than you have lost. Winners Low paid workers Low paid workers will particularly benefit from the increase to the Personal Allowance, which means that from April 2013 people will be able to earn £9,440 before they start to pay ...