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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 2018/19 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

I made a reservation two months in advance – but now the same rooms are 25% cheaper
Richard Bannan, 64, on why his ‘frugal’ lifestyle wouldn’t change even if he won the lottery
Sheila Hastings took out critical illness cover, but faced a fight over her £280,000 claim
More than 15 councils across the capital have committed to joining the event on 22 September and will bar vehicles from some roads, with almost 80 streets being turned into motor-free zones.
The Royal Mint has increased its production of collectible coins in an attempt to appeal to a wider market as the use of cash declines across the country.