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

It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
Not washing hands after going to the toilet is behind the spread of a key strain of E. coli.
Support for families of British people murdered abroad can be "patchy and inadequate", a report says.
Families of children with special educational needs face a "treacle of bureaucracy, MPs say.
Evening doses gives more protection against heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.