General

This section contains miscellaneous & general financial information that you may find useful when dealing with certain life events.


This document contains a short explanation of Capital Gains Tax, the allowances available in the 2017/18 tax year, and how you can use it in your year end tax planning.
Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, allow same-sex couples to obtain essentially the same rights and responsibilities as civil marriage. Though from March 2014 full same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales, civil partnership remains available. Designed to be very much equivalent to marriage for same sex couples, a civil partnership carries both rights and responsibilities, in very broad terms, attracting the same legal and tax protections/advantages/disadvantages as a traditional marriage. This article explains further.
A short explanation of Inheritance Tax and how to plan for it in your tax planning.

UK News

The appointment of Sir Martin Moore-Bick is likely to be confirmed in a government statement.
Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter while five others will be prosecuted.
Police officer Wayne Marques confronted the three London Bridge attackers armed just with his baton.
The 23-year-old was leading a minibus group on a tour when he fell from a cliff in Orkney.
Gemma Dowler has written a book about Milly's life and the trauma of her murder.