Tax that's payable on the profit of certain assets
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit when you sell something that’s increased in value. Some assets, such as gifts, your main home and private cars, are tax-free, and you don’t have to pay CGT if all your gains in a year are under your tax-free allowance. It's also charged at two rates depending on whether you pay basic or higher rate income tax.
There is plenty you can do to head off the CGT threat, and a good financial adviser can save you significant amounts by simple planning and tax breaks.