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 2019/20 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 marriage. Though from March 2014 full same-sex marriage was legalised in England, Scotland 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

Boris Johnson is to tell the European Commission president he will not agree to another delay.
A judgement rules the men were victims of "highly offensive" graffiti at their Colchester barracks.
The paper claims the ex-PM has only ever felt "privileged pain" and reflects on the death of his son.
Lawyer Peter Duncan was attacked outside a branch of Greggs in Newcastle city centre last month.
A man will appear in court charged with the murder of 21-year-old Bethany Fields.