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General

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


Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

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

Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, allow couples to obtain essentially the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. Initially the Act permitted only same-sex couples to form civil partnerships. This was altered to include opposite-sex couples in 2019. 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

Staff describe bins overflowing with bottles, people sitting on each other's laps and colleagues sleeping in the office.
Industry regulator Ofgem warns households that they should expect higher energy bills this winter.
The BBC understands an announcement could be made as soon as Thursday after growing pressure on Downing Street.
Ava White was stabbed to death in Liverpool city centre after a Christmas lights switch-on event.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says a UK official told her to sign a false confession before she was freed.