Tag Archives: accountancy

How to manage economic uncertainty

economic uncertainty

Managing economic uncertainty – 20 Practical Actions Businesses can take Having just emerged from the pandemic, the UK and global economy is facing a challenging future with rising inflation and interest rates globally. Global stock markets continue to perform well, but many would argue too well.   Closer to home […]

Getting to know us… Business Innovation Department

Robson Laidler

At Robson Laidler, we want you to get to know us better!   Today, we ask Arthur Liu from our Business Innovation (Accounting) Department 10 Questions…   How long have you been with Robson Laidler? At the time of writing, 3 years, and 11 months.   What is your current role […]

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 […]

Guidance for SMEs to Futureproof their business

In March, immediately after the Chancellors latest budget, we asked SMEs across the UK to share their outlook for the next 12 months.  The findings make for interesting reading – including: 46% of businesses with less than £250k turnover are expecting reduced income over the next 12 months. 67% of […]

Support Available to SMEs – A Handy Guide

cashflow and growth

Rishi Sunak recently introduced a number of new measures of support for SMEs as part of his budget.  He also extended some of the existing schemes as well as announcing some new initiatives designed to support the survival, growth and development of businesses.   From the extension of furlough to […]

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 […]

Marketing through a time of crisis

marketing in crisis

We’d all like to think we respond well under pressure. That we rise to the occasion. That we can think on our feet and have all the answers when the proverbial hits the fan. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. All good marketing plans have an element of flexibility – […]

Associate Dentists: Employed or Self-Employed?

NHS pension exit

2006 saw the introduction of the new NHS Dental Services Contract and the issue surrounding Associate Dentists and their Employment Status has been an issue for discussion ever since.   The big change in the 2006 contract was that the practice now owned the contract and Associates were engaged to […]

Top Earner Pensions – Trick or Treat?

High Earner Pension

NHS pensions made news this year, consultants and GPs blaming large tax bills, linked to pension statements, for making some work uneconomic. But why should high-earning power, coupled with pension provision, spell trouble – even for top-earners outside the NHS? Two key allowances are at play: the annual allowance (AA) […]

Advice for North East small businesses – should I go to a Limited Company?

limited company

A lot of people ask if they should incorporate – (start to trade through a ‘limited company’ rather than a sole trade or partnership). I can’t stress enough the importance and value you will have from a proper consultation with a qualified accountant or tax specialist to make sure everything […]