News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday next week on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland just after the 1pm News with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights.

Moneysucks for musicians

Have a look at the first part of our new series on how musicians can best maximise and protect their income from their own words and music.

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Tax Stuff

How taxing can a tax rebate be?

Under the ‘What will happen’ section of the form I was then told that "The Tax Repayment Agency will retain 40% excluding VAT for processing and administration. Terms & Conditions at www.taxrebate.co.uk\terms.pdf" Forty percent! Wow. for doing something that I could do myself! Continue reading

Pensions – how the Chancellor fudged the changes

The Government, in particular George Osborne who was Chancellor at the time, made it all sound really attractive when he stood up on Budget day and announced the changes. ‘It’s you money, you should be able to do what you like with it’ was what he seemed to be saying and while, within limits, that’s the case what the Chancellor didn’t explain very well Continue reading

They really did want my passport details.

As part of some research I was doing the other day I decided to check out my own State Pension entitlement. I logged on to the www.gov.uk website and then realised that I would have to set up a… Continue reading

Rachael’s Tax Dilemma

What follows below is Rachel's account of a recent trip to Belgium with some tax questions that it raised for her. We have then answered these questions for Rachel but in a way that we hope will benefit all musicians who have an uncomfortable relationship with HMRC (otherwise known as The Revenue!). Find out more about Rachel and her music at www.rachelhair.comor http://tinyurl.com/6fzw5uu Continue reading

News

What do you think about the supermarket story that BBC has been running all week? Obviously the supermarkets ned to take more care with their ticketing and pricing policies but should we as consumers be more careful as well?

60 Second Tips

In a brand new series listen to and watch Fergus Muirhead here as he explains common money and consumer issues in less than one minute.
This series will build up over the next few months into a valuable library of money and consumer tips, all delivered in a simple and straightforward way.