Category Archives: Blog

Clarity on the implications of basis period reform

tax basis reform

As the tax season approaches you may be confused over the changes with the tax basis period reform, particularly if you have a financial year that doesn’t align with the standard 31 March or 5 April.   There has been some misunderstanding regarding whether businesses can distribute excess profits if […]

Robson Laidler Join Northern Law Awards Judging Panel

John Holbrook Legal Accounting

Robson Laidler Accountants Director John Holbrook will join the Northern Law Awards judging panel this year for the first time. John will judge the Law Firm of the Year (6+ partners) category at the judging day on 22 May at St James Park, Newcastle.   Joining John on the judging […]

Robson Laidler Accountants listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work 2024

Robson Laidler Accountants has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK for 2024 by The Sunday Times. With a team of 94 staff across its two offices in Jesmond and Chester le Street, the accountancy and business advisory firm made the list and is […]

New Rules for Registered Office Addresses: What You Need to Know

Company building and checklist

As part of our commitment to keep you ‘in the know’ with changes in legislation that impact your business, here is an update under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act that states new rules for registered office addresses. It’s crucial for all companies to stay compliant with these new […]

What Expenses Can You Claim As A Dental Associate?

Dentist expenses receipt

Here is a quick start guide to what expenses you can claim as a dental associate: Professional Subscriptions: Professional Indemnity – MPS, MDU, DDU, etc. General Dental Council ICO Royal College of Surgeons Dental magazine subscriptions   Training: Training courses that help you: Improve skills and knowledge you currently use […]

How Long Do You Need To Keep Business Financial Records For?

Filing cabinet containing business records

How long do you need to keep business financial records? Ever wondered about the optimal duration to retain those crucial financial records? Well, according to HMRC regulations, businesses are advised to keep their financial records for a span of 6 years post the accounting year end. However, the importance of holding […]

What happens if you don’t file your tax return before 31st January?

What happens if you don’t file your tax return on time? You should have filed your 2023 Personal Tax Return and Partnership Tax Returns by 31 January 2024. If you did not file on time HMRC will charge an automatic £100 penalty to individuals. For a late submission of a […]

Robson Laidler maintains ‘excellence status’ in workplace health

Gemma Graham Better Health at Work Award 2024

We are very proud to have achieved the top level of ‘Maintaining Excellence’ standard in the Better Health at Work Award programme. As the region’s first B Corp certified organisation Robson Laidler runs on the triple bottom line principles of People; Planet: Profit with each having equal importance. We have […]

Understanding HMRC Letters Regarding Company Capital Allowances / Annual Investment Allowance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has initiated a correspondence campaign, sending letters to companies regarding their capital allowance claims, specifically the Annual Investment Allowance. These letters, while potentially raising concerns, shouldn’t necessarily spark alarm. Let’s delve into what these letters entail and how companies should respond.   Understanding the Purpose […]

Spring Budget 2024 – Robson Laidler’s Reaction

Spring Budget 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his ‘Budget for Long Term Growth’ on Wednesday 6 March 2024. His speech promised ‘more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes’. Here’s a response from our Tax Consultant Kerrianne Naylor Wood: “For the last few years, the pre-Budget bombast and boom has vastly […]