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 2018/19 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

Eight people who helped others during the terror attack are among 20 honoured by the Queen for gallantry.
The former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said the BBC should "move on and not do it again".
Dominic Raab will meet the bloc's chief negotiator, as the EU warns states to step up plans for no deal.
Places with the highest premature mortality rates include Manchester, Blackpool, Middlesbrough and Hull.
Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.