Chancellor George Osborne has announced another significant change in pension legislation. Not only will the members of defined contribution pension schemes have freedom to withdraw their entire pension funds, should they choose to do so from April 2015, but if they die before … Continued

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19th September 2014

Scotland votes ‘No’

The votes have been counted and we now know that Scotland is to remain within the UK. There is therefore no need to take any action at this time. Westminster has made a promise to the Scottish people to devolve … Continued

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At the start of September, a dozen or so of us completed the Five Ferries cycle; the weather was fantastic and a great day was had by all. The statistics for the day: 5 ferries. 75 miles cycling. 12 hour … Continued

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A feeling of pride is building at the Carbon Offices, we’ve just been shortlisted for a third award.  This time, The Courier Business Awards 2014 where we’ve been selected in the Services Business of The Year category.  Needless to say, we … Continued

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It’s been a fantastic few days for Carbon Financial Partners following the announcement that we have been named as a finalist for two major national awards. Institute of Financial Planning’s (IFP) “Recognising Excellence” award Last week, it was announced that Carbon Financial … Continued

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We were blessed with some good weather on Tuesday 26th August at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Golf Day on the Rosemount Course at Blairgowrie Golf Club. Carbon were delighted to sponsor the event and we were pleased that everyone … Continued

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It wasn’t only the sunshine that blessed Perthshire Rugby Club on Sunday, two Scottish legends helped to light up the proceedings.  Andy Nicol and Chris Paterson kindly gave their time to help coach the mini rugby section at the club. … Continued

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There’s some interesting and cautionary advice from Carbon’s Investment Director, Barry O’Neill in yesterday’s Press & Journal. Barry examines a new offshore investment fund being launched by former England football manager, Terry Venables. Whilst such investment opportunities might be attractive … Continued

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20th August 2014

Summer 2014

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Commenting in The Scotsman’s article on the 3rd August about the FCA‘s statement outlining the risks of funds in relation to corporate bonds, John Bell advises caution and a greater level of understanding before investing.  The FCA has concerns that … Continued

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