General

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


Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

This document contains a short explanation of Capital Gains Tax, the allowances available in the 2020/21 tax year, and how you can use it in your year end tax planning.

Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships

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.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

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

UK News

The new system for setting Covid restrictions in Scotland adds two levels to the three tiers used in England.
"We all hope to be in a position" to allow families to spend Christmas together, a government minister says.
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics
Authors say no child must go hungry this winter, amid continuing row over free school meals.
Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will shut when the 17-day lockdown starts at 18:00 BST.