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

Theresa May plays down her Commons defeat as she arrives in Brussels for dinner with EU leaders.
Former Bishop of Chichester George Bell was accused of sexual abuse decades after his death in 1958.
Chief of the defence staff Sir Stuart Peach warns disruption to undersea cables could be "catastrophic".
Commission set up by murdered MP Jo Cox says nine million adults in the UK are affected.
Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.