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A JESMOND-based accountancy firm has reduced its carbon footprint by 86% in the last year and saved over £3,000 on energy bills as part of its new environmental policy. Robson Laidler has arranged new energy supplies to make its entire building on Fernwood Road powered by 100% biomass renewable electricity […]

Be Prepared for Changes to Prompt Payment Discounts

Newcastle-based accountancy firm Robson Laidler is reminding business owners that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced the rules surrounding VAT declaration on prompt payment discounts (PPDs) are changing from 1 April 2015. PPDs offer a reduction to the price of goods and services between a supplier and customer if […]

Employers to reveal gender pay gap

Martin Wardle, at Newcastle-based accountancy firm Robson Laidler is reminding companies that employ more than 250 people that they will soon have to reveal differences between average pay for male and female workers under a change to a law passing through Parliament. Large firms that do not comply with the […]

The TTIP of the iceberg

The future of the UK’s SMEs could be threatened if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is introduced. That’s the warning from Graham Purvis, at Newcastle-based Robson Laidler who goes on to argue that TTIP will have a huge impact on UK companies. “TTIP would bring benefits to big […]