Author Archives: Gemma Graham

Covid-19: Guidance for separated parents

advice for separated parents

Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives and separated parents may be confused as to what happens to child contact arrangements during the lockdown. Every case is different, and we urge families to contact a specialist family lawyer for more detailed advice but here are some general pointers: 1. […]

Marketing through a time of crisis

marketing in crisis

We’d all like to think we respond well under pressure. That we rise to the occasion. That we can think on our feet and have all the answers when the proverbial hits the fan. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. All good marketing plans have an element of flexibility – […]

Self employed millennials heading for a rocky retirement

Millennial retirement planning

Recent research from Fidelity suggest that those who are self employed between the ages of 23 and 38 (millennials) are not saving enough for retirement. Two in three young self-employed workers surveyed by the investment firm and pension provider said they had no pension savings whatsoever, with nearly three-quarters of […]

Accountants saddle up for charity

Robson Laidler charity fundraising

Our brave staff along with their friends and family, are taking on The Coast 2 Coast Challenge for charity this August.  The 16 strong team will cycle approx. 150 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over three days to raise funds for the Firm’s Charity of the Year, the Freeman Heart […]

North East Medical Professionals – are changes to pension tax rules affecting you?

NHS Pension blog

Has anyone noticed the increase in the number of articles lately relating to doctors and their pensions? One of the more recent headlines this April was the British Medical Association warning the Chancellor that senior doctors would have to cut their NHS working hours if the recent changes to pension […]

We’ve smashed our £100k target for North East charities

Accountants raise £100K for charity

Robson Laidler Accountants has raised more than £100,000 for North East charities and community groups following our record-breaking fundraising campaign. Smashing our intensive four-year fundraising goal to raise £100,000 to mark our centenary year next year, we have exceeded this 18-months ahead of schedule. Staff have raised cash donations as […]

Can I order a prescription for financial piece of mind?

NHS Pensions

We know / that as busy medical professionals, it’s difficult to find time to prioritise your own plans.  For most doctors, your NHS Pension will underpin your plans to reduce hours/stop work altogether later on. However, there have been so many changes to the NHS Pension and pension legislation in […]

Robson Laidler is the new name for Straughans

Robson Laidler Accountants

The same excellent service – just a new name on the door. We are delighted to confirm that from Tuesday 23rd April Straughans Accountants in Chester-le-Street will be renamed and re-branded as Robson Laidler. This name change is the final phase of the acquisition journey since we acquired Straughans more […]

We’ve cashed in on gold for healthy work award

Gold Better Health at Work Award

Robson Laidler has been honoured Gold standard for our commitment to keeping our workforce healthy. We received the Gold Better Health at Work Award as part of an initiative to promote health and wellbeing in workplaces across the region. The award comes at the same time that recent research reveals […]