General

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

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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 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 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

A free vote by MPs is an option, says Brexiteer Liam Fox - but he thinks a new EU referendum unlikely.
A boy aged five dies in hospital following the deaths of his mother and eight-year-old sister.
Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas beats Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.
The PM accuses her predecessor of "undermining" talks with the EU and "insulting the office he once held".
Some birds, frogs, fish and insects could not be saved on "one of the zoo's toughest days".