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General

This section contains miscellaneous & general financial information that you may find useful when dealing with certain life events.


A short explanation of Inheritance Tax and how to plan for it in your tax planning.
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.

UK News

Politicians and experts are criticised over the fund, which cost £1.27bn and may have harmed patients.
Four people are arrested in London and Kent, but police say it is unconnected to Westminster incident.
Sgt Alexander Blackman is released after his conviction for murder was reduced to manslaughter.
The bank reports its first quarterly profit since 2015 and says cost-cutting is ahead of target.
It was "morally reprehensible" not to warn customers sooner about a second recall, MPs say.