General

This section contains miscellaneous & general financial information that you may find useful when dealing with certain life events.

The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate taxation and trust advice.


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 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.

UK News

The struggling department store chain plans to close the shops next year, affecting 1,200 staff.
Police have released footage of the suspected gunman involved in the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.
Emiliano Sala's father suffered a heart attack at his home in Argentina in the early hours.
The talks, involving the main NI parties and the two governments, will aim to restore devolution.
Nearly 200,000 current and former customers are receiving a share of repayments, thought to total about £6m.