March 9, 2018

Last weekend, the Laurus Associates team made it through the snow to attend the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) conference at Redworth Hall Hotel in County Durham.

Laurus Associates directors Colin Dawson and Karen Barwick are passionate about staying...

November 1, 2017

“The average number of sick days for a UK employee is 4.3 days a year. 14% of businesses see staff take more than seven days off each year.” (Office for National Statistics, 2017)

“Absenteeism costs the UK economy £15 billion a year.” (National Institute for Healthcare...

October 4, 2017

“More than half of UK SMEs would close within a year should a key employee die or become critically ill.”

“A third of SMEs said they had not even considered key person insurance, while another third had not got round to looking into it.”

(Legal & General’s ‘State of the...

August 15, 2017

The sooner you start planning for retirement, the better your lifestyle in retirement can be. As the saying goes, ‘youth is wasted on the young’, so take a look through our ‘Five Questions to ask yourself in Retirement Planning’ and start imagining life after work, wha...

July 3, 2017

As of April 2018 all UK employers must have begun enrolling staff into a workplace pension by law. We are now well into the small business staging phase with duty dates for new employers now in effect.

For many new business owners, the prospect of setting out a workplac...

June 12, 2017

Here we share how an entrepreneurial couple transformed a derelict town hall into thriving business premises, using their pension fund.

CASE STUDY: Newburn Town Hall

Client Situation

Entrepreneurs David and Elaine Milbourne both ran separate businesses in different locati...

May 8, 2017


In a surprise move on 18th April, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she is calling a snap general election: “I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a g...

March 29, 2017

The nature of running a business can make saving into a pension feel wasteful when your focus is on the here and now. However, what many of our clients don’t realise is that your pension can actually help grow your business, as well as generate an even bigger nest egg...

December 14, 2016

Last year we were finalists in the Corporate Adviser Awards 'Small Firm of the Year' category and this year we are hoping to win it!

We were awarded this accolade due to the following criteria we met: 

  • We demonstrated innovation in the delivery of corporate financial...

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