Differences between US and UK employment law – an introduction

Posted on: 04 May 2021

Several US clients who are considering employing their first UK employee have asked us to explain the differences they should be aware of between US and UK employment rights. Although we cannot detail the entirety of UK law in a blog, here are the key differences in US and UK employment law to be aware of.  Some of the rights will have qualifying criteria and there may be some differences … Continue reading

Accountancy training at Isosceles: A conversation with CEO Mike O’Connell 

Posted on: 20 April 2021

Last time, we sat down with Mike to chat about diversity and inclusion at Isosceles. In this week’s discussion, Mike explores the range of finance and accountancy training opportunities available to the team at Isosceles.    We are an ‘FD College’   “We commit to our teams that we are an ‘FD college’”, Mike asserts, “and provide the environment where you can feel confident investing your career, taking you from an early-stage graduate accountant with limited experience to a finance … Continue reading

How do you tell if your business is prepared for exit?

Posted on: 20 April 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 2:00 minutes We are frequently asked, “what does an exit ready business look like?”.   This article introduces the seven key factors which affect value in the eyes of an acquirer and what a business prepared for exit looks like.  It also reveals how you can assess how ready your business is for exit. For some private companies, an exit may not be an immediate priority, but for venture … Continue reading

Diversity and inclusion: A conversation with Mike O’Connell  

Posted on: 15 April 2021

We recently caught up with Isosceles CEO Mike O’Connell to discuss the company’s recent WeThrive engagement survey.   This week, Mike discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion at Isosceles. Related | Employee engagement and Isosceles life On diversity and inclusion… “I think every company needs to examine what it’s doing,” Mike reflects, “and we can do a lot more”.   “Why would any business person deny themselves the opportunity to work with the best people?” Mike asks. “Why would you deny your clients and staff the opportunities … Continue reading

Isosceles launches company-wide health, fitness and wellbeing competition

Posted on: 23 March 2021

Isosceles is delighted to share that its team is fully engaged and actively participating in the company-wide ‘Spring into Easter’ challenge a company-wide health, fitness and wellbeing competition. Launched in conjunction with Isosceles’ social committee and Ceramex Head of Operations Kai Smith, the competition is focused on improving the health, fitness, and wellbeing of all our employees. Starting on Monday 1 March 2021 and concluding on 30 April 2021, ‘Spring … Continue reading

Employee engagement and Isosceles life: a conversation with our CEO

Posted on: 22 March 2021

Our feature series continues this week with Mike meditating on Isosceles’ recent WeThrive employee engagement survey and outlining a range of other exciting projects in the pipeline. Mike, the floor is yours. On Isosceles’ recent employee engagement survey… Isosceles recently conducted an employee engagement survey to determine the wellbeing of its people. Referring to how Isosceles utilised WeThrive to complete this task, Mike explains: “The WeThrive engagement survey is an … Continue reading

How to find and secure growth funding

Posted on: 17 March 2021

There’s plenty of growth funding available for tech businesses, but is your business able to take advantage of this type of investment, and if so, what do you need to do to secure it? What is growth funding? Growth funding (also known as growth capital) is a type of investment usually through a Private Equity firm, but sometimes from high net worth individuals in return for an equity stake in … Continue reading

Budget 2021: Optimistic Budget for Tech Companies from Sunak

Posted on: 16 March 2021

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his highly anticipated 2021 Budget in Parliament on 3 March to remedy the pandemic-ravaged economy. Isosceles CEO Mike O’Connell shares his thoughts on the 2021 Budget and some specific areas of interest unveiled within it. The chancellor’s second annual Budget outlined the government’s fiscal plans for the year ahead and included several notable provisions to cure the malignant health, social and economic effects … Continue reading

How will taxation reforms of consultants (IR35) affect SMEs?

Posted on: 01 March 2021

New ‘off payroll’ rules will apply from April 2021. Changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules in the private sector originally scheduled for April 2020 were delayed but will now take effect from 6 April 2021. As a result, the IR35 tax rules that apply to consultants working in the private sector through intermediaries such as personal services companies will change from the new tax year (2021). The reforms will … Continue reading

Employee wellbeing and motivation in the world of remote working

Posted on: 27 February 2021

As we near the anniversary of the start of the first UK lockdown, since when many office-based workers will have worked from home almost exclusively, employers will be wondering what new activities they can put in place to embrace employee wellbeing and keep their team engaged with each other and with the business. Zoom quizzes, social lunches, virtual coffees, on-line yoga, virtual escape rooms, home schooling tutors – employers have … Continue reading