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

Personal Finance

A new criminal offence of neglecting pension responsibilities will be announced in a pensions white paper this week, the prime minister has confirmed.
THE NUMBER of people taking out equity release has doubled in the last five years, driven by greater choice, more flexible options and falling interest rates.
Investment trusts, like bank branches, are a little old school. Many have been around since the late 19th Century and are steeped in history.
Every weekend, This is Money rounds-up the share tips from the Sunday newspapers. This week, Trinity, Equiniti, Shaftesbury and John Laing are in focus.