22nd March 2012

Budget 2012

Here is a summary of the measures introduced by George Osborne in the 2012 Budget. Read the full Budget Report here, or visit the HM Treasury Wesbite. 50p Income Tax rate cut to 45p George Osborne confirmed that the 50p … Continued

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Pensions Director, Hazel Brown, provides sound advice on making your pension pot work for your circumstances in this article for Aberdeen’s Press & Journal. Read More >

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6th March 2012

Nell Nelson Talk

We are pleased to announce that cyclist and nutritionist Nell Nelson has agreed to speak at an exclusive event for Carbon. On Wednesday 25th April 2012, Nell Nelson will be speaking to Carbon’s guests at Edinburgh’s Bonham Hotel. The talk … Continued

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Investment Director, Barry O’Neill, discusses gold and the reasons why Warren Buffett shuns its potential, in this article for Aberdeen’s Press & Journal. Read More >

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We are delighted to announce that Carbon Financial Partners will be supporting the Bill McLaren Foundation Golf Day, which is to be held in May. We recently provided support for the Foundation’s Voice of Rugby Dinner, which has been heralded … Continued

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27th February 2012

Q&A, Press & Journal

Read Investment Director, Barry O’Neill’s, latest contribution to Aberdeen’s Press & Journal’s Financial Q&A section. Read More >

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Carbon’s Pensions Director, Hazel Brown, provides her top tips for minimising the impact of Quantitative Easing in her latest article for Aberdeen’s Press & Journal. Read More >

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Carbon’s Managing Director, Gordon Wilson, explains why the Bank of England’s latest measure of Quantitative Easing (QE) could have a negative impact on retirement funding. Read More >

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14th February 2012

reducing the cost of investing

Q. When does the word “total” not mean “total”? A. When used by the fund management industry in the term “Total Expense Ratio” (TER). As an investor in a fund you might reasonably expect the TER to express the entire … Continued

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14th February 2012

Income tax planning

Tax planning for higher earners should be a year round discipline rather than making hasty decisions to beat impending deadlines. An effective rate of income tax of 60% was introduced from the start of the 2010/11 tax year as a … Continued

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