Monthly Archives: June 2023

What is National Insurance?

National Insurance pound

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable by almost every worker and employer throughout the UK. They are an important deduction from your salary as the amount of Class 1 NICs you’ve paid throughout your lifetime affects your rights to the state pension. Likewise, those who are self-employed need to pay […]

What is ESG and why should I be thinking about it within my organisation?

What is ESG and why should I be thinking about it within my organisation?

What is ESG In short, ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. These three elements encapsulate an organisation’s key internal and external impacts, with stakeholders of all types, including customers, becoming increasingly conscious of their significance. Concerns about the impact of business activity on the environment specifically have remained a […]



In the UK, dividend waivers are a mechanism that allow a shareholder to give up their right to receive a dividend payment from a company. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as, to reduce the company’s tax liability or to distribute profits in a more tax-efficient […]

Robson Laidler shortlisted in Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards 2023

Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards 2023 finalists have been released and Jesmond and Durham-based Robson Laidler has been shortlisted for the Employer of the Year category.   This year, all records were broken with over 450 nominations being submitted, of which over 350 were apprentices from over 250 different employers. Organisations […]