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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’ […]

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

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 […]

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

The deadline for submission of forms P11D and P11D(b) to HMRC advising of benefits in kind provided to employees, is 7 July 2021. Employers need to look at this now, particularly as the provision of company cars and furlough may provide problems. A benefit in kind tax charge arises where […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax – temporary reduced rates

Stamp Duty

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) costs have been reduced following the Government announcement in the Summer Statement. There is a temporary reduction in SDLT rates for residential completions that take place between 8 July 2020 and 31 March 2021, raising the nil rate threshold to £500,000 from £125,000. The reduction […]

Corporation tax losses as a result of Covid-19?

tax loss

Is your company expecting to make a loss as a result of the global pandemic?   If so, you may be interested to learn that HMRC has recently updated its guidance relating to repayment of corporation tax based on anticipated losses.   Tax repayments are possible where surplus losses made […]