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

The 17-year-olds who were killed in Milton Keynes are named locally as Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice.
The government insists it will still meet the 31 October deadline, despite sending a letter asking for an extension.
Andy Murray wins his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final.
A dramatic late Ross Moriarty try books Wales a World Cup semi-final place as Warren Gatland's side come from behind to beat France 20-19.
The government changes the wording on its Get Ready for Brexit website after Saturday's vote.