Category Archives: Blog

Getting to Know Us – Amanda Cowie, Robson Laidler Wealth

Amanda Cowie

When we meet someone in real life, we ask questions to get to know them better. We listen to their anecdotes, ideas, opinions, and beliefs. We try to unearth their story, and to tell our own. The end goal is to connect. In business the rules don’t really change. We […]

Financial well-being health check for 2020

2020 piggy bank

Love it or hate it, the word “well-being” is being used a lot at the moment, usually in a mental or physical context. At Robson Laidler Wealth we believe that your financial well-being has an effect on how you feel generally that’s why it’s so important. Last New Year I […]

North East Business Owners – Be, Do, Have

be do have

Our success in life depends largely on our mindset. Those who wait until conditions are perfect are unlikely to achieve their goals as they’re always waiting for the right time and never take that first step. There are three small words whose order can heavily influence the outcomes we achieve: […]

Business owners – Want more money, more time or less stress?

Freedom

We believe our clients all deserve the three freedoms: Financial Freedom; Time Freedom; and Mind Freedom. In other words, more money and time to spend on important things outside of their business, along with less stress. Is your business stifling your freedom? Being in business is tough. At times, you […]

Manifesto Review – Tax Policies

manifesto

It is important to establish that we have no “political axe to grind” here. We simply wanted to set out an impartial summary of the manifesto pledges of the two main political parties with a little bit more digging into the possible implications for individuals and businesses. Summary of Conservative […]

Didn’t we have a lovely time, the day we went to Xerocon…

xerocon

Our people attended Xerocon 2019 last month to learn the latest updates from Xero and its App partners.  The main theme was ‘Communities of Purpose’, which fits perfectly with what RL is about. Here’s some quick sound bites from our team and what they took away from the event: “I […]

Pensions tax Impacts on the NHS – A Solution for 2019/20

NHS Pension

The NHS has announced that that clinicians who exceed their NHS pension annual allowance in this financial year are not left out of pocket. It will cover all pension saving in the NHS schemes in 2019/20 (but not annual allowance tax charges falling due on pension saving outside the NHS […]

North East Women – are you financially resilient?

Talk to 10K

Recently we hosted an event in conjunction with a national initiative introduced by the Chartered Insurance Institute.  The theme was “Insuring Women’s Futures” and it deliberately coincided with National Talk Money Week on the basis that if you get women talking about issues through raising awareness then things might start […]

Landlord advice on Let Property Campaign

Let Property Campaign

“An Englishman’s home is his castle,” or so goes the oft-quoted adage…But what happens if you receive an unexpected Let Property Campaign letter from HMRC which states you may have underpaid tax?  For many people a buoyant property market is the principal barometer of the health of the economy and […]

Brexit’s Impact on Innovation: What is the future for R&D Tax Credits

Brexit

INTRODUCTION Brexit has becoming synonymous with the word uncertainty. Indeed, the events of the previous week that have blown the plan to deliver Brexit by the 31 October out of the water have perfectly encapsulated this sentiment. Parliamentary debates about backstops and no deals and everything in-between have left all […]