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

Jeremy Corbyn says his amendment to the Queen's Speech is a "test case" on opposition to austerity.
Families of the 96 victims of the 1989 disaster will be told later what prosecutors have decided.
People are also becoming more sceptical of the EU and more socially liberal, a survey suggests.
Doctors warn the national programme of changes is being rushed through and is wasting money.
The current system councils use "does not take into consideration important factors like cladding".