Category Archives: Business

Getting to know us… Audit Department

Robson Laidler Michael Johnstone-Clement

At Robson Laidler, we want you to get to know us better!   Today, we ask Michael Johnstone-Clement from our Audit Department 10 Questions…   How long have you been with Robson Laidler? Since 19th July 2021.   What is your current role at Robson Laidler? Audit Junior.   What […]

The 4 Key Things Businesses should do in January

businesses in January

It’s the start of a new year and with the new year comes opportunity as well as challenges for businesses. Two years on from the onset of the pandemic, we still find ourselves dealing with some restrictions. Arguably we are getting used to the different measures that have been and […]

The Autumn Budget Statement – Tax Tricks or Treats?

The Autumn Budget Statement – Tax Tricks or Treats?

On Wednesday 27 October the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Autumn Budget Announcement.  In the run up to Halloween we ask whether it delivered tax tricks or treats?   The Autumn Budget Announcement trumpeted a “New Age of Optimism”, but there were ominous signs of tax increases to come.  […]

Robson Laidler Featured on BBC’s Look North

Robson Laidler on BBC Look North

Robson Laidler had its first TV debut last night featuring on the BBC Look North programme. The programme discusses The North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Good Work Pledge’ of which Robson Laidler are an accredited business, achieving high standards across the five pillars of Good Work Practice, which are: Promoting Health and […]

How to improve an underdeveloped team

underdeveloped team

If you have the responsibility of managing a team then you may be aware of some challenges that are hindering your teams’ performance. Underdeveloped teams need to be addressed promptly before low morale and skills gaps turn into ‘runaway poor performance’, which in its extreme can result in a total […]

Developing your team after lockdown

developing your team

Identifying top performers As many of us re-enter the challenging and busy office environment of a post-pandemic world, employers may be wondering how to reengage their employees and ensure top talent continues to be developed. Perhaps some of your top performers have reached burnout and are struggling to get back […]

Give your finance function the attention it deserves

Give your finance function the attention it deserves.

As a business owner are you sometimes guilty of not showing the finance function of your business the attention it deserves? We have a great analogy on this!… Most people treat accountants like they do their car tyres. It is bewildering when people scrimp on tyres for their car. Let […]

Gifts – tax considerations

gift tax issues

There are fewer than 100 days left until Christmas where the season of goodwill, merriment and office parties will creep upon us once more. You may wish to consider the tax liabilities associated with gifts. Many companies view gifts as an ideal means of promoting their business and boosting morale […]