Inheritance tax is one of the most hated around. Despite the fact that most people will never leave enough wealth to have it charged on their estates, we really don't like the idea of 40% above a certain amount going to the taxman. But IHT is also a tax that can be avoided. How? Listen to this week's podcast to find out, as Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and Sarah Davidson discuss all things inheritance. They look at how it works, ways to avoid it and the traps you could fall into. If Chancellor Philip Hammond is listening - and we sincerely hope he does tune in – then he can get some feedback on an idea he was credited with this week: taking some money off the old, to give to the young.
After its recent ban in Scotland, fracking is firmly back on the media and political agendas. But is fracking a necessary economics boost for the country, or an environmental disaster we should avoid at all costs?
In our first transmission from the New Economics Foundation, host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF’s Environment Lead, David Powell, alongside Weekly Economics Podcast newbie Hanna Wheatley, Researcher at NEF.
One of the most striking developments in the past few years has been the disenfranchisement felt by many towards business and politics, particularly among the young, to the extent that it’s become a threat to the very continuation of the free market and capitalism. Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation, joins our host Simon Rose to discuss a set of proposals he has developed intended to introduce a more egalitarian form of capitalism, giving everyone in our society the opportunity to benefit from wealth creation enabled by the free market.
Bitcoin recently hit a new high of $5000. Expert on cryptocurrencies and UK Managing Director at trading and investment platform eToro, Iqbal Gandham, joins Simon Rose to discuss what cryptocurrencies actually are, the technology behind them, the risks and what investors should be looking out for.
In our first episode of Modern Mindset, Adam Cox has a discussion with Perry Carpenter, a cyber security evangelist, talking about the growing issues concerning phishing and ransomware and how emails play to the human emotions of fear, curiosity and greed. A warning of modern day tactics by someone who has been on the front line of cyber security his whole working life.