Here are our picks of the stories your clients may have read in the weekend newspapers...
Eyes and ears
The FT reports HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is keeping a close eye on .... basically everyone. The report gave a top ten list of the ways the taxman keeps up to date, these included browsing Facebook, noting careless talk in the pub and talking to bitter ex-partners. The FT said HMRC "investigators will stop at nothing if they even suspect you have been lying on your tax return".
The Guardian's family finances section ran a report on ‘how to beat the taxman and keep your child benefit' on Saturday. It explained how parents earning over £50,000 will be worse off from January. But added: "One father of two, on £54,000 a year, found he could hold on to child benefit - and legally, too."
Unit trusts v investment trusts
On Saturday, the Daily Telegraph asked: who's the cheapest fund of them all? It reported star managers often run ‘mirror funds' with lower fees. But the piece asked does this make them a more attractive option? The piece said it is possible to get star fund managers to run your money for a third of his or her normal fee, but warned advisers "may not point out this option".
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