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How to keep your head during Brexit induced investment market volatility

As the old Chinese curse has it: “May you live in interesting times”. With Brexit negotiations ongoing, it’s certainly interesting times in British politics, with likely consequences for investment markets.   There’s still a great deal of uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit. The anticipated ‘decisive vote’ has been postponed, […]

Amanda gains much sought after later life accreditation

Robson Laidler Wealth Director Amanda Cowie has recently received an accreditation from the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).  There are only three other Independent Financial Advisers in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear who hold this. The Later Life Advisers Accreditation has now become established as the industry standard of […]

Amanda gains accreditation

Top Xero apps for businesses

Apps, add-ons, integrations, these are all words you will hear a lot these days. They’re everywhere now; phones, televisions even accounts software! What are they? Well, in a nut shell they’re tools that allow you to do things more efficiently (in this instance run a business), as well as tailor […]

Top Xero apps for business

How serious are you about building your credibility?

How to build credibility in your business? When you watch a movie, you can almost believe anything on-screen, because it’s not real life, it’s fantasy. The skills of the characters in the movie, ‘The Incredibles’ for example – we know that people cannot lift cars, move faster than a speeding […]

How serious are you about building your credibility?


It is now six months until Making Tax Digital (MTD) kicks in. So here at Robson Laidler Accountants we are ready to guide you. WHAT IS MTD? MTD is a government initiative to bring the tax system online. It means linking business accounts through to HMRC’s systems in an automatic […]

Why Xero and not any other?

Xero…what makes it great?   (Short version)  Everything!  (Extended version)  It starts right back from the founder and his vision to make a platform to allow ‘beautiful business’.  The motive is quite simple, it helps you take control of the numbers, so you can focus on what you do best.    It […]

Why Xero?

Invoicing made easy with the help of Xero

Invoicing customers and getting paid on time is a vital part of any business and it is essential that this is done effectively, efficiently and economically. This important element of your business is perfectly covered by the Cloud software package Xero, here’s how they do it… The first benefit of […]

Invoicing made easy with the help of Xero

A Budget for Britain? Comment from Lorraine Harnby Tax Manager.

This was the last Budget before Brexit therefore it perhaps came as no surprise to see an emphasis to promote business and trading in the UK. This came in the way of an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance from it’s current level of £200,000 to £1million for the next […]

A Budget for Britain

Budget 2018 – what it means for you.

Despite some of the predictions raised in my last post (Pensions – Still a good option?) there was little in this year’s Budget to affect our clients financial planning strategies.  The Chancellor was perhaps looking to reinforce the message of “austerity is coming to an end” with a Budget give […]

Pensions – Still a good option?

Amongst all the talk of Brexit in the news at the moment there is also the small matter of the Budget, which Philip Hammond delivers to parliament on Monday 29 October. The Budget speech is a useful update on the state of the UK economy as well as providing information […]