Hi - this thread may be completely wrong. You can only give gifts tax-free up to a £3,000 HMRC annual allowance according to multiple sources. HMRC allows you to roll that over ONCE in your lift, so in one year you could up that to £6,000 by using 2 years' worth of allowances. Except for your spouse, this means that over and above £3k or £6k, tax does apply. It's got nothing to do with interest or dividends. It's gift tax.