The most exciting announcement in the Autumn Statement was that it was to be the last Autumn Statement, with it being replaced by the annual Budget, giving more time between the Budget and the start of the next tax year … Continued

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We are proud to announce that Carbon has once again been awarded the ‘Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice’, making 2016 the fourth year in a row it has secured the award. Operations Director Shireen Fernie was delighted to collect … Continued

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Human beings are hard-wired to do things, and, if anything, the pace of modern life has intensified that basic instinct. Our culture encourages us to maximise our time, to keep To Do lists, and to cram our diaries with appointments. … Continued

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15th November 2016

Why do costs matter so much?

In Monday’s edition of the Press & Journal, Carbon’s Investment Director, Barry O’Neill used the popular TV show, The Apprentice, to highlight why it is important to be aware of the costs within your investments, and why you should always … Continued

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One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of active fund management, despite all the evidence that for most of us it’s a thoroughly bad idea, is that the case for using active funds sounds so very plausible. It seems … Continued

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The ‘Carbon Fivers’ charity cycle has been toasted by Scots round-the-world cyclist and Winning Scotland Foundation ambassador Mark Beaumont at a celebratory event held at Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens. The Carbon team, who completed climbs totalling 33,500 feet while negotiating the scenic but … Continued

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9th November 2016

You’re hired!

Donald Trump used to utter these words in the hit cross-Atlantic TV show The Apprentice. Today, the American electorate have given the same endorsement to him: “You’re hired”. Despite having recently experienced our own ‘surprise’ victory in a two horse … Continued

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The hunt for Lord Sugar’s next business partner continues in the hit TV show The Apprentice. This year’s batch of ‘wannabe’ entrepreneurs were tasked with spotting the desirable items amongst a batch of curios and collectibles and then selling them … Continued

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