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General

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


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 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.

UK News

A team of 30 surgeons in London operated on the babies weeks before they were born.
Planners are allowing edge-of-town housing estates where car travel is only option, researchers say.
Internet users say the suspect is the "spitting image" of actor David Schwimmer, aka Ross Geller.
Studies suggest children born later in the school year perform less well than older classmates.
Freight firms will be urged to use Belgian ports if delays at Calais threaten vital drug shipments.