Category Archives: Employers

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.  […]

Emma excels into financial planning role

Emma Purvis

Robson Laidler Wealth is moving forward with a senior financial planning promotion and a raft of new appointments as it continues to grow.   The financial planning firm has seen a 14% increase in turnover in its last financial year and is set to growth by a further 10% this […]

Hospitality sector – promote advance payments for Christmas parties now!

Christmas party VAT

To those of you in the hospitality and tourism sector, you have been enjoying a reduced rate of VAT (5%) since 12 July 2020. This reduced rate applies to most supplies made by hotels, tourist attractions, members’ clubs and most places that host events. It also applies to the food […]

Business Fraud – surely fraud wont happen to my business?

business fraud

There is an increasing amount of damage caused by fraud in the business world. It is easy to perceive this as a risk that just affects larger organisations or that it simply ‘won’t happen to a business’ like ours. These assumptions are dangerous and can post great risk if adequate […]

Business owners – how to prioritise your personal plans

business owner

We’ve met lots of business owners recently who are still working hard well into their 60’s.  This is typically because they love what they do.  But also it’s because they haven’t had a chance to consider making plans.  They are too busy!   So, why should you take your foot […]

How can I look after my employees’ financial wellbeing?

financial wellbeing

In these tricky times, how do you as an employer remain profitable whilst trying to look after the wellbeing of your employees? Many employers ask us what an acceptable level of employee benefits is and of course this has to fit within their budget.   The pension Since around 2012, […]

Concession on employee benefits during COVID

employee benefits

In the 2020/21 tax year, just ended on 5th April 2021, as an employee you may have received extra support from your employer to enable you to continue to work. HMRC introduced a number of concessions so that these necessary support measures are not taxable benefits for employees. They include, […]

Working from home – or living at work?

emma purvis

We’ve reached the anniversary of us all packing up our office and working from home! We cannot believe it’s been a year. It’s certainly had its ups and downs. Recently we read an article in The Times, which covered how six successful women work from home, so we thought we’d […]

Danielle’s wealth of knowledge makes her the perfect appointment

Wealth Management

Robson Laidler Wealth has strengthened its team with the appointment of Danielle Knowles, with more than 15 years industry experience, as a paraplanner.   Danielle, 37, has joined Robson Laidler Wealth from a specialist medical accountancy and financial planning firm where she worked in the Corporate Department for 12 years […]

Tax year end planning 2019 – Employees: sacrifice your bonus for an employer pension contribution

With tax year end just around the corner, it’s time to check you are making the most of your tax reliefs and allowances to save for a brighter future. You may want to consider: Employees: sacrifice your bonus for an employer pension contribution We’re approaching ‘bonus season’ for many companies. […]