Don’t miss out on R&D Tax Incentives for 2017

Posted on: 31 October 2019

Year-end 31st December? Don’t forget, with all the election commotion, if your business’ year-end is 31st December; you’ve got only eight weeks to claim for qualifying R&D activity undertaken in 2017.  Use it or lose it! R&D tax credit claims can be backdated for up to two years after the end of the financial year during which the R&D activity itself took place – meaning a claim can theoretically be … Continue reading

Outsourced Accounting and AccountingTech, what’s the difference?

Posted on: 15 October 2019

The world of outsourced accounting is changing rapidly As providers of outsourced accounting to growing technology companies, we are seeing an increase in the number of exciting and innovative AccountingTech startups seeking our services to help them to scale. This sector includes online book-keeping, expense management, planning and tax software solutions. With the investment community readily investing in UK AccountTech companies (like the ones below), the disruption of the traditional … Continue reading

Start-up FD; who are they and how are they different?

Posted on: 17 September 2019

There is no getting away from it; a full-time finance director is a prohibitively expensive resource for most early-stage technology businesses. So frequently in the early days, the Founder handles the strategic financial challenges, and a financial controller or finance manager (or indeed office manager) keeps Companies House and HMRC happy as well as getting the invoices issued and the bills paid. Nevertheless, the business will eventually outgrow these accounting … Continue reading

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

Posted on: 01 September 2019

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 (2020). The reforms will mean that the qualifying business using such consultants will have new responsibilities for the administration of HMRC related payments and may incur additional costs. What is changing? In summary, where the new IR35 rules apply it will be the … Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday Leave Facts for all Employers

Posted on: 20 August 2019

As we come up to the most popular holiday time of summer, the August Bank Holiday weekend, we thought today would be the perfect time to remind employers of their obligations with regards to managing annual leave. The UK minimum annual holiday allowance is 28 days for full-time employees, which includes the eight bank holidays. These are the ‘statutory’ days.  Remember that workers do not have an automatic right to … Continue reading

Isosceles Sponsor Cambridgeshire Community Rugby Team

Posted on: 02 August 2019

We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the 2019 tour kit of the U16s rugby team at Shelford Rugby Club (with Ensors, YuTree and the Cambridge Building Society) for their post-GCSE tour of Holland.  They took a squad of 17; although two were sadly forced to spectate after sustaining injuries earlier in the season! Andy Taylor, our man in Cambridge, is rightly so their very proud Coach.   … Continue reading

Six Degrees Charity golf day for Macmillan Cancer Support

Posted on: 16 July 2019

We were delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Six Degrees Golf Day charity event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, at the New Zealand Golf Club in Surrey at the end of June. Isosceles sponsored the Nearest the Pin Competition and our very own Conor Gleeson was a member of the winning 4-ball. Macmillan Cancer Support is the corporate charity of Six Degrees.  They support people through … Continue reading

Graduate Accountants Programme 2019

Posted on: 25 June 2019

Our Search for 2019 graduate accountants has begun! If you know someone who is looking to train to Chartered Accountant (ACA) or Management Accountant (CIMA) status and build a great future as an accountant, please ask them to get in touch today via our Graduate Accountants Recruitment page.  The application deadline is 21st July. We’re not a traditional accounting practice Isosceles is a business and corporate adviser to entrepreneurial technology … Continue reading

Employee disputes don’t just happen to big companies

Posted on: 29 April 2019

You might think that employee relations issues are the preserve of the big companies, but they are just as likely to affect startups and emerging companies too. One of the biggest dangers is ignoring an employee relations dispute and hoping it will go away.  It rarely does. Around 1.2 million people contacted ACAS last year alone whilst claims rose by 29% from 1,700 to 2,200 per week. Compensation awards are … Continue reading

Heather scores opening try for Harlequin Ladies at The Game Changer

Posted on: 04 April 2019

We are very proud of our Graduate Accountant Heather Cowell; Heather joined us in September last year with her motto “do more with your day”.  Not only is she working extremely hard for her Isosceles clients and studying for her accountancy exams, but she also plays rugby for Harlequins Ladies (she is currently the 2nd top try scorer in the Tyrells Premier 15s) and is an active supporter of women … Continue reading