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Opticians – tax considerations

One of the popular questions we get asked is about the provision of free eye tests and glasses by employers.   Currently, the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations state that, if you are a regular user of visual displays and need an eye test, your employer must pay for the […]

Normal Expenditure out of Income

In our previous blog, Inheritance Tax Exemptions – Christmas is a time for giving, we explained some of the main exemptions available to reduce your estate and any IHT liability it may attract. One such exemption, which is potentially the most valuable, is that of “Normal Expenditure out of Income”. […]

A-Z Tax Issues

This blog series of A-Z tax issues provides you with a quick and easy guide to the tax matters that you and your business may need to look out for. Our advice is based on the questions that our Tax Team, with a collective 200+ years’ experience get asked time […]

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What do you want, need and expect from your accountant?

As an accountant we understand that the current climate is affecting us all in many and different ways.  From businesses having to restructure and make changes to their workforce and work practices, to individuals and families having to tighten their belts, and re-evaluate their finances.   A recent report from […]

Robson Laidler recognized as a Best For The World™ for Governance

Robson Laidler recognized as a 2022 Best For The World™ for exceptional impact on its Governance Robson Laidler has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on Governance. Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to […]

North East Nurseries sold to award winning Kids Planet

NORTH East Nurseries Limited has been sold to Kids Planet Day Nurseries for a significant sum (on 7 July 2022).   The acquisition sees North East Nurseries five nurseries – Ashbrooke Day Nursery in Sunderland, Kenton Park Nursery in Gosforth, Southfield Day Nursery in Cramlington, Wallsend Day Nursery and Westerhope […]

Robson Laidler celebrates commitment to real Living Wage

Robson Laidler is accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the firm receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.   Robson Laidler has […]

Robson Laidler crowned North East Accountancy Firm of the Year

Robson Laidler Accountants has scooped the title of North East Accountancy Firm of the Year (51-200 employees) at the prestigious North East Accountancy Awards, which was held during a glittering ceremony last week (on 30 June) at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead.   The award comes hot off the heels […]

Positive Difference: June

Positive Difference As a B Corp we absolutely believe in Business Being a Force for Good and it’s important for us to carry on a bit of “cheerleading” in this area. Every month we highlight content, which showcases the positive difference businesses are making together with data and insights on […]

Considering Buying or Selling a Business? 11 Key Considerations

During the pandemic, we’ve received an increased number of enquiries from people wanting to buy or sell businesses and this shows no sign of letting up in the near future. Therefore, we have produced a useful guide, which covers some of the key considerations for those buying or selling a […]

Do I need to register, or remain registered, for VAT?

Of the many tax obligations people must consider, one of them is whether you need to become registered for VAT. VAT is chargeable on: any supply of goods or services; made in the UK; where it is a taxable supply; made by a taxable person; in the course of furtherance […]

Celebrating 10 years at Robson Laidler Wealth

Amanda Cowie celebrates 10 years at Robson Laidler Wealth this month working as a Director and Chartered Financial Planner. Here’s some of her highlights from the past decade…   You started in June 2012, is life as a financial planner been all that you expected?! Being married to a financial […]

R&D Changes April 2023

There has been a lot of chatter on Robson Laidler’s website and social media regarding R&D and the changes that have recently taken place. Whilst these changes have been notable, they are not exactly radical to the point where you need to rethink your entire R&D strategy. However, the additional […]

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