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

Theresa May is defeated over her Brexit plans despite last-minute efforts to prevent a Tory rebellion.
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.
The comedian axes "all upcoming work projects" due to "unforeseen family circumstances".
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome tells the BBC his legacy will not be tainted after returning an "adverse" drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana.
Three-year-old Lia Pearson died after the fire - thought to have been a targeted attack - in Salford.