Monthly Archives: October 2020

How to accelerate business growth during a pandemic

business accelerator

Now more than ever being a business owner can be overwhelming. You may feel like you have cashflow pressure, no business strategy, low revenue or profit, people problems or generally feeling exhausted. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly become a heavy weight to bare. We have worked with some of the […]

What is green, clean and kind money?

good money week

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for many of us in various senses, but especially when it comes to finances. That’s why the theme of this year’s Good Money Week is ‘Clean Slate Green Slate’, encouraging people to consider green investment options, particularly as nearly 40% of us […]

Drawing an income from your pension and investments?

power of attorney

If you draw income from your pension or investments ask yourself  – do you have a Power of Attorney in place? If you are taking an income from your pensions and investments and these are managed by a financial adviser, then you will likely meet up with your adviser at […]

A guide to The Kickstart Scheme

kickstart scheme north east

On 8th July 2020, as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a new £2 billion Kickstart scheme to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds […]

It’s Good Money Week. But what is sustainable and responsible investment?

Good Money Week

What is sustainable and responsible investment? Over the past few years Robson Laidler has been looking at how we as a firm can make a difference.  To name a few, we are partners in the global B1G1 Business for Good community that supports the UN with its global sustainable development […]

Has Covid-19 affected my UK tax residency?

non resident tax

The rules regarding UK residency and UK tax position are not straightforward and we recommend that this is carefully reviewed to ensure your peace of mind. As well as the usual regulations, HM Revenue & Customs’ rules include a 60 day “exceptional circumstance” get out clause. However, this may not […]

Helping businesses drive forward with accelerator

accelerator

Robson Laidler has launched accelerator services to help people and businesses achieve their personal and professional goals and fast track growth.   Despite the coronavirus disruption Robson Laidler is still on track to turnover £5m this year and is embedding accelerator services into its overall offering to give businesses practical […]

Preparing for Brexit – Act Now

Brexit

With 2020 having been dominated by Covid-19 and its implications Brexit has, until now, taken a bit of a back seat. And yet, come the end of the year, when the transition period ends, there are some significant implications for all businesses.   Key things you need to be aware […]

Working at home tax deductions update

working from home

You may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have had to work at home on a regular basis, this includes if you have to work from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19), either for all or part of the week. Additional costs include things like heating, metered […]

Getting closer to 50 – financial planning priorities

Amanda Cowie

To round off with the Financial Planning Week blog posts from our team, Director and Chartered Financial Planner Amanda Cowie gives her thoughts on financial planning when you are nearing 50!…   If, like me, you are getting near your “special” birthday you maybe can’t believe that you are at […]