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

Dominic Chappell, who faces charges, bought the department store chain the year before it collapsed.
No government borrowing was needed in July, but borrowing so far this year is £1.9bn above 2016.
German chain's market share is now 5.2%, a 0.7% year-on-year increase, due to demand from families.
The carmaker is offering £2,000 off some new models as "part of a journey" to improve air quality.
The Metropolitan police force has been accused of attempting to "demonise" the Notting Hill Carnival