Coronavirus Job Retention scheme extended until 30 April 2021

Posted on: 20 October 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention scheme extended until the end of 30 April 2021 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended: In a statement to the House of Commons on 5 November, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021.  The Chancellor went further yesterday (17 December), and confirmed he would extend the furlough scheme for an additional month as part of the government’s plan … Continue reading

Succession planning: what is next for your business?

Posted on: 01 October 2020

Succession planning is an important step to take to ensure the leadership continuity of a business. A time will come when a founder of a privately-owned company reaches a crossroads in their career and faces several difficult decisions about their future. Whether a founder continues to lead the business, sells the business, or retires, appoints a management team, and retains a chairperson position on the board, depends on their aims … Continue reading

Why every business needs a modern finance director

Posted on: 20 August 2020

Estimated reading time 8:00 minutes (but worth it!) As a supplier of FD Services, we often meet potential clients who are not entirely sure what a modern finance director does, or why they need one.   “I have a financial controller who is more than capable of producing a good, timely set of management accounts, what would a finance director add?” The modern finance director has changed, no longer are they … Continue reading

Isosceles Graduate Recruitment 2020: We are still (virtually) recruiting!

Posted on: 23 July 2020

Like many firms, Isosceles has had a graduate recruitment process in place for several years to attract top talent. Whilst the current global health crisis may have disrupted some firms, here at Isosceles we are working hard to get our clients through and need more talent to achieve this. In our latest blog, we reveal why we continued to recruit during this uncertain time and detail how we have used … Continue reading

How to achieve a fit for purpose finance function

Posted on: 09 July 2020

Entrepreneurial technology businesses are now in uncharted territory and experiencing a range of financial, HR and operational challenges as the coronavirus outbreak seeps into every aspect of operations.  Often, it is only when a crisis occurs that ineffective and inefficient structures in the finance team and the finance function emerge and create issues. In our latest blog, we explore how the deployment and management of a bloated finance team during … Continue reading

Summer Economic Update: Chancellor reveals plans to support UK recovery

Posted on: 08 July 2020

In his Summer Economic Update Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak today (8 July 2020) unveiled a ‘Plan for Jobs’ worth up to £30 billion to support the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. In his address in the Commons, the Chancellor delivered a much-anticipated statement on the Government’s plan for entering the second phase of the recovery. In our latest blog, we outline some of the notable changes to … Continue reading

Why growing US technology companies choose the UK for their European subsidiary

Posted on: 06 July 2020

Despite being divided by a common language there are shared cultural roots, which make the Anglo-American relationship important both economically and politically, and thus the UK the obvious choice (despite the emerging issues of Brexit) for US companies to establish their first European subsidiary. The Magna Carta sealed in 1215 is more than just a peace treaty between the quarrelsome and unpopular King John of England and a group of rebel … Continue reading

Accounts Outsourcing and AccountingTech, what’s the difference?

Posted on: 15 June 2020

The world of accounts outsourcing is changing rapidly As providers of accounts outsourcing 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

Practical ways to support employees through COVID-19

Posted on: 01 June 2020

Some practical ideas on how businesses can support employees through COVID-19 from both a mental health and a financial perspective. Estimated reading time: 6.5 minutes There is no doubt that Coronavirus has fundamentally altered how people work. Many employers have swiftly embraced a wholesale transition from office to home-based working to protect and support employees and their families, while those who cannot work from home now face strict and unprecedented … Continue reading

UK Government extends Bounce Back Loan scheme application deadline

Posted on: 28 April 2020

Yesterday (17 December), Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the extension of the 100% state-backed Bounce Back Loan scheme application deadline to support small businesses through the coronavirus outbreak. In this blog, we explore the policy, new application deadline of 30 March 2021, what it means for small businesses and how to access the funds.   Estimated reading time 2:00 minutes Updated: 17 December 2020 The Bounce Back Loan scheme … Continue reading