August 9th, 2018

Robson Laidler’s client manager Jack Spoor takes a closer look at R&D tax credits…. INTRODUCTION HMRC has anecdotal evidence suggesting that up to 200,000 qualifying companies in the UK fail to claim research and development relief, be they SMEs or large businesses. For SMEs this could result in forgoing a corporation tax credit of up […]


August 8th, 2018

NEWCASTLE accountancy firm Robson Laidler has announced that it is well ahead of schedule to hit its ambitious target of raising £100,000 for local charities before 2020. The CSR team have confirmed that they have already reached £82,600 within only two years of setting the challenge and have helped over 100 different charities or community […]

Clever Banking Apps

August 2nd, 2018

Did you struggle to pay your 31 July tax bill? At Robson Laidler we are always looking for innovative ways to help improve the lives of our clients and make them savings so when HMRC comes knocking you are well prepared for the pinch. We’ve been doing our research and have picked out four useful […]

Why moving to the cloud won’t cost the earth

July 18th, 2018

Cloud accounting is a system that is growing in popularity across a range of businesses from the construction and retail sectors to new start-ups. Xero, a pioneer of cloud-based accounting software, offers a number of packages which prioritise security and data integrity whilst retaining the adaptability that enables you to match the system with your […]

WE KNOW / A much better way of selling for your business…

July 17th, 2018

The world of sales – love it or hate it, we are all involved in it. Most of us sell something or are sold something every day. Probably without even realising it… On your way to work today the person on the radio will have sold you the idea of staying with them by telling […]


July 16th, 2018

If you have offshore assets of any kind please read this notice: 30 September 2018 – is a vitally important date for all those who have, previously undisclosed offshore income and gains. This is the date by which you will have had to disclose income and gains and settled any tax liabilities arising. Why is this […]

Making people redundant: how much will it cost me?

June 25th, 2018

Whether it is due to a change in the focus of the business, a new method that doesn’t require the same staffing, or even the business itself closing down, sometimes businesses must make the difficult call of making an employee, or employees, redundant. However, in order to comply with the law there are procedures that […]

Turn your satisfied customers into raving fans…

May 25th, 2018

Step into your customers’ shoes for a moment and ask yourself these questions… If I were a customer using my business would I be happy with being simply satisfied? Would satisfaction mean that I would come back again and again? And would I refer my business to other customers? If the answer to these any […]

WE KNOW / about new tax allowances

May 24th, 2018

We are now contacting our clients to request the appropriate information for the completion of personal tax returns for the year ended 5 April 2018. There are two new allowances for the 2017/18 tax year and it is important that you let us know the appropriate information to enable us to claim them on your […]

Plastic not-so-fantastic; why higher taxes could be coming and what you can do to pre-empt them

May 15th, 2018

Due in part to the disturbing images and facts broadcast to millions of viewers in the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, the use of plastic has come to the forefront of the public consciousness. With EU legislation being proposed, and with pressure on the government to reduce the amount of plastic polluting the environment, Phillip Hammond […]