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Is being in business stifling your freedom?

freedom of mind

Did you set up your own business under the premise that you would have more time, flexibility, and freedom – but it just hasn’t worked out that way? You may be getting lost under all those business owner hats and feeling overwhelmed. You may feel slightly sad at the ‘loss’ […]

The 5 key things business owners should do in January

checklist for businesses

It’s been almost a year since the first lockdown and arguably, as business owners we are all getting used to pivoting, working remotely and restrictions being placed on all aspects of our lives. But that doesn’t make it easier and it can be overwhelming to keep on top of the […]

We’ve smashed it! Over £170,000 raised for charity to mark 100th birthday

charity target

Robson Laidler has raised over £170,000 for local and national charities to mark its centenary year in business. We set an ambitious target back in 2016 to raise £100,000 for charity by the end of 2020 to celebrate our 100th year in business. We also set out to support 100 […]

Claiming the third tranche of SEISS – a Sting in the Tail?

SEISS

HM Revenue & Customs have slightly changed the requirements for claiming the third tranche of the SEISS compared to the previous two tranches – but the result may have a major impact on the self employed’s ability to claim the SEISS.   When claiming the first two SEISS grants the […]

Paying your 2019-20 tax bill in January 2021– start thinking now

tax return

You will be aware that HMRC allowed Self Assessment taxpayers struggling to pay their 2019-20 tax bill due to coronavirus (usually due by 31st July 2020) to opt to settle the majority of this on 31st January 2021 instead. For people with cashflow issues this will have been a welcome […]

Moving Home? Beware of a possible tax trap

moving house tax

The sale of your home is not always exempt from capital gains tax.  There are many quirks to the capital gains tax rules and we would recommend always contacting us for a quick chat if you are selling a property – or any other investment asset – even if it […]

Starting a new business?

Starting a new business

Mainstream media is highlighting the ravages of Covid-19 on our society and economy but in fact, anecdotal evidence suggests that it is not all gloom and doom: some people are even starting a new business.  And, if the expected slew of redundancies does indeed happen once the furlough scheme ends, […]

Robson Laidler secures £11m for businesses

Graham Purvis Robson Laidler

We’ve helped businesses across the region secure £11 million in financial support during the Coronavirus pandemic, saving 600 jobs to date. With a ‘business as usual’ approach our team has worked continuously throughout lockdown giving expert advice to business owners to claim Government grants and loans as well as advice […]

Claiming R&D Tax Relief? Be careful how you use Coronavirus financial support

R&D tax relief

R&D tax relief for SMEs is so generous that it is considered to be a Notified State Aid by the European Commission.   The problem is that much of the financial support brought in by the Government for businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic is also considered to be Notified State […]

Company cars and private use

company car

A benefit in kind tax charge arises where a company car is available for private use by an employee. The charge is reduced proportionately for any period of unavailability of at least 30 days. This period can span two tax years. H M Revenue & Customs’ reading of the legislation […]