Personal tax

The inheritance tax paid on 17,900 estates exceeded £3 billion in 2012/13, according to Prudential.

Over-65s pay 11% of the UK’s income tax bill according to figures released by Prudential.

The government has now collected a record £1 billion in tax payments from individuals using tax avoidance schemes as a result of new collection rules, according to HMRC.

With a record number of students due to start university in the coming months, there are concerns that many students do not have contents insurance.

Ex-partners rack up an average of £457 in debt on shared credit cards, according to figures released by uSwitch.

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