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Some info on new government loans

Recovery loan scheme

We’re helping clients assess if they might need funding and loans available to help. The government recently launched its new Recovery Loan Scheme, so we wanted to make sure you knew your options. Here’s five things to know about the scheme: There’s no turnover or trading history requirements Personal guarantees […]

Top Tips for Cashflow Planning

cashflow tips

As everyone who’s ever started their own business can confirm, cash is king. Without a steady flow of capital into the business, your ability to expand – and even to stay afloat – is likely to be severely compromised. That’s why cash flow management and forecasting play such a vital […]

Time saving tips for business owners and managers

time saving

We receive a lot of questions along the lines of “how can I plan more efficiently?” or “how can I access my information in real time?” The answers all come back to one key element that not many of us have a lot of – time. Here’s our top three […]

Motivation and Motivational Mapping

motivational mapping

What does it mean to me and my people? With most journeys you take you are likely to check a map. A map helps you understand the route you need to take to get to your destination – or goal. Motivation is energy; it is what fuels us to take […]

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 […]

Where have HMRC enquiries gone?

hmrc

If you are wondering where HMRC have been enquiry wise then wonder no more. They will be back with a vengeance. HMRC all but stopped enquiries (tax investigations) from mid April 2020 as it shifted many of its investigations staff into helping taxpayers with emergency coronavirus support schemes. As a […]

Robson Laidler raise money and food for Durham Food Bank

Staff at the Durham office of accountants and business advisors Robson Laidler have donated £100 and collected 14.5kg of food items for the Durham Christian Partnership, County Durham Food Bank.   Robson Laidler staff along with their family and friends donated the goods and raised money via asking clients which […]

How to write a business plan for 2021

Most business owners will be pleased to see the back of 2020 and should already have made suitable changes to their business strategy for 2021.   Any good business coach will tell you, if you want to survive and thrive, you cannot leave your success up to chance. This year […]

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 […]

Guide summarising government support for businesses

business support

Following the second national lockdown we have created a handy guide for businesses of all sizes to understand the support available to them and to find out more, including links to apply under the various schemes.   Over the course of the year the government has responded to the devastating […]