Informed Choice Radio - personal finance peace of mind with Martin Bamford

In this episode of the podcast, I take a look at everything you need to know about the final Spring Budget which took place on Wednesday lunchtime.

I talk about the current state of the economy, changes to personal taxation for shareholders and the self-employed, and what the Budget means for pensions.

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Personal finance news update

-Unclaimed cash lying dormant in investment accounts could provide a £2bn windfall for charities and community causes.

-Women in some ethnic groups have narrowed the gender pay gap and overtaken the earnings power of men.

-The estate agents Foxtons has reported a 23% fall in revenue from its property sales during 2016.

-New research has found 40% of people over 40 have no idea of the cost of a basic lifestyle in retirement.

-The squeeze on family and public finances will continue until well into the 2020s, according to a prominent think tank.

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Get answers to your personal finance questions

Do you have a personal finance or investing question for Martin?

Email martin@icfp.co.uk or ask on Twitter @martinbamford.

You can call our dedicated podcast voicemail line on 020 8144 2745 with your question or visit www.icradio.co.uk/voicemail to leave an online voice message.

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Aftershow links

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