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

This document contains a short explanation of Capital Gains Tax, the allowances available in the 2017/18 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.
A short explanation of Inheritance Tax and how to plan for it in your tax planning.
The Advisory Portfolio Service can be accessed by our clients to provide additional, flexible guidance in relation to their investment and retirement portfolios. Delivered by our in-house Investment Committee in conjunction with your dedicated financial adviser this joined-up approach ensures that both the investment strategies adopted and your wider financial planning activities dovetail perfectly, providing you with a clear, accountable route to meeting your objectives.

Personal Finance

LONDON (Reuters) - British workers' overall pay rose at the fastest pace in more than two years during the three months to January, bolstering the chances that the Bank of England will raise borrowing costs in May.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pay awards by British employers are rising by the most in more than two years, according to a survey on Wednesday that suggests the Bank of England's expectations of higher pay are on track.
LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation was weaker than expected in February as the impact of the 2016 Brexit vote faded, easing some of the squeeze on households' spending power but doing little to change bets on a Bank of England rate rise in May.
LONDON (Reuters) - BT said on Monday it would close its defined benefit pension scheme after it struck an agreement with a major union on the future arrangements for 20,000 staff.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's pensions regulator will be able to impose "punitive fines" on companies which put their pension schemes at risk, the government said on Monday in a document outlining proposals to strengthen powers to protect employees after retirement.