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.


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

Personal Finance

A new mortgage deal allows applicants to borrow up to 5.5 times their annual income. But do you risk taking on more debt than you can afford?
Emily Evans bought her first doer-upper in Bridgwater, Somerset, aged 19, with her then boyfriend. They put down a £16,000 deposit and snapped up the Victorian semi for £160,000.
Britain's biggest independent tour operator has suffered a dire few days that saw its share price fall 40 per cent after posting a £1.5 billion half-year loss.
The 2019 Toyota GR Supra has been developed and built in collaboration with BMW and its Z4 roadster. RAY MASSEY travels to Spain to put it through the paces on the road and track.
We take a look at some of the companies hitting the headlines this week and what may be in store for them.