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 UK is in danger of losing almost 20 years of earnings growth, warns an independent economic think tank.
The jury in the case against Emile Cilliers, accused of trying to kill his wife, is discharged.
Jon Venables, who killed toddler James Bulger in 1993, is suspected of having child abuse images.
Labour says it takes sexual harassment claims "extremely seriously" and has launched an investigation.
The former chart-topper is suspected of sending "malicious communications" via social media.