Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Bank Accounts – What Choices Do I Have?

There has been talk in recent months about the concept of a ‘loyalty penalty’; the lack of benefits enjoyed by customers who stick with their service providers compared with those who regularly switch their service providers. But that doesn’t apply to bank accounts does it? Aren’t accounts all the same? The short answer is no. Accounts vary and incentives to switch do exist. Here are some tips about the different types of accounts open to customers and some guidance on how to switch providers. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Threatened With Homelessness? Help Is Out There

Becoming homeless is a traumatic experience, emotionally and materially. Being ‘vulnerably housed’, that is feeling directly or indirectly threatened with homelessness, is almost as bad, causing anxiety stress and family breakdown. Actual and threatened homelessness is rising across Coventry and Warwickshire as Universal Credit continues to roll out. […]

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Finance Article – June/July 19

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

Contractor: Limited Company or Sole Trader?

Question

As a Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) contractor, on top of the normal issues surrounding whether to be a limited company or a sole trader, are there any CIS specific issues to be aware of? […]

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Citizens Advice Column – June/July 19

Council Tax – Are You Paying Too Much?

Council Tax (CT) is a local tax on domestic property collected by local authorities. The amount of CT you are liable for depends on the ‘banding’ of the property you are living in, and other factors. […]

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Money Matters – June/July 19

Short-Term Or Long-Term Mortgage – Which Is Better For You?

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of mortgage products available, and the trend towards offering non-traditional mortgage terms doesn’t help when you’re trying to decide which loan is best. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – June/July 19

Scams Awareness – Be Safe Online

Scams come in many forms, face to face, over the phone, by post and online, but online scams represent the fastest growing form of scams in recent years. We are all being encouraged to shop, bank and interact socially online but many people are uncomfortable doing so or not confident in their online security. Below are some simple tips for spotting online scams. […]

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Finance Article – April/May 19

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

What tax relief is available on a leased car?

Question

I was thinking about leasing a car as my local dealer has a good deal on at the moment. But I was wondering what tax relief I would get on it, can you talk me through it please? […]

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Money Matters – April/May 19

Open Banking: What’s In It For You?

Open banking has heralded something of a revolution in the retail banking industry in the UK. It offers protection if you decide to share personal banking information with authorised third parties, and as a bank customer could offer you access to financial tools and resources that make money management easier. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – April/May 19

Universal Credit: 10 Things (Prospective) New Claimants Need to Know

The number of people on Universal Credit (UC) in the UK in mid-January was 1.6 million; an increase of 300,000 from November 2018. UC continues to expand across Coventry & Warwickshire. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – April/May 19

Brexit and Consumer Rights: Should we be worried?

By the time you read this the UK will either have left the European Union without a ‘withdrawal’ agreement (a ‘no-deal Brexit’), left with a withdrawal agreement or have had departure suspended while negotiators look to dot i’s and cross t’s. As this piece is being written it is impossible to tell where we are and where, in consumer rights terms, we will end up. […]

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