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

MPs say they will conduct a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector.
The Brexit secretary promises the UK will maintain high standards and regulations outside the EU.
Briton Elise Christie's hopes of winning a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she is disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat.
The inquiry into child sex abuse in Rotherham finds more than 100 additional victims and survivors.
Hannah Turtle admits suffocating her baby boy James, after changing her plea midway through her trial.