Monthly Archives: December 2020

We’ve smashed it! Over £170,000 raised for charity to mark 100th birthday

Robson Laidler has raised over £170,000 for local and national charities to mark its centenary year in business. We set an ambitious target back in 2016 to raise £100,000 for charity by the end of 2020 to celebrate our 100th year in business. We also set out to support 100 […]

Planning for 2021? Are you kidding me?

Peace of mind

If all plans are out of the window is it worth planning at all? What a year!  If anyone had told us we would not have believed them. So many plans cancelled. But what about our clients’ long term financial plans?  Were they even affected by the Covid pandemic?  Not […]

Tax Reminder for NHS Pension Members

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NHS Pension Members – Don’t forget to declare excesses from your 19/20 pension savings on your January Self Assessment return. If you have exceeded your Annual Allowance for 19/20 and you don’t have sufficient unused annual allowance to carry forward to cover the excess, you must declare this on your […]

Where have HMRC enquiries gone?

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If you are wondering where HMRC have been enquiry wise then wonder no more. They will be back with a vengeance. HMRC all but stopped enquiries (tax investigations) from mid April 2020 as it shifted many of its investigations staff into helping taxpayers with emergency coronavirus support schemes. As a […]

Robson Laidler raise money and food for Durham Food Bank

Staff at the Durham office of accountants and business advisors Robson Laidler have donated £100 and collected 14.5kg of food items for the Durham Christian Partnership, County Durham Food Bank.   Robson Laidler staff along with their family and friends donated the goods and raised money via asking clients which […]

IR35 & the Off-Payroll Rules

IR35

IR35 has been around since April 2000 and exists to allow HMRC to challenge the employment status of those workers who provide their services via an intermediary, such as a limited company but who would be an employee if the intermediary was not used. HMRC refers to such workers as […]

How to write a business plan for 2021

Most business owners will be pleased to see the back of 2020 and should already have made suitable changes to their business strategy for 2021.   Any good business coach will tell you, if you want to survive and thrive, you cannot leave your success up to chance. This year […]

What is a Business Health Check?

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“Organisational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in any business.” Patrick Lencioni It is easy to get caught in day-to-day business operations, but it is essential to take time out to work on the business. Just like going to a doctor’s appointment to check a minor ailment before it […]

What are employer Christmas gift tax rules?

employer christmas gift tax

Many employers like to reward their employees at Christmas – whether it be a party (and/) or a gift. However, the tax office is for life, not just for Christmas and unwary employers can fall foul of tax rules if the gifts aren’t of the correct sort and cost. The […]

How financially healthy is my business and future?

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Most business owners are focussed individuals and love what they do. Our financial planning team RL Wealth are in the fortunate position to see the whole picture.  They can see the turnover, the profits, the tax return but, because it’s about balancing the business finances with the owner’s personal financial […]