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

Outsourced Accounting and AccountingTech, what’s the difference?

Posted on: 15 June 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

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

How to survive HR due diligence

Posted on: 19 March 2019

It may sound crazy, but the ideal time to prepare for an exit is at start-up.  The documentation required in a data room during an M&A transaction can be overwhelming and will certainly be time-consuming. Information on the obligations the company has to, and from, its people will be of fundamental interest to a prospective buyer, and if your record keeping is not up to par, it will be difficult, … Continue reading

Making Tax Digital deadline; are you ready?

Posted on: 07 March 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a huge change in the way businesses (and individuals) report tax and is still a source of concern for many businesses. MTD is a government initiative aimed at simplifying the way businesses report their income, expenditure and taxes; making it easier for businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. After April 2019 you’ll no longer be able to submit … Continue reading

Payroll changes coming up for 2019-20

Posted on: 02 March 2019

The new payroll year starts on 6 April 2019. To help keep employers on top of statutory changes that will apply from then, we’ve pulled together a summary of the key things to be aware of. Changes to detail that must be shown on a payslip For pay periods starting on or after 6 April, payslips must show the number of hours worked where the hours worked affects the amount … Continue reading

EMI Schemes and qualification for Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Posted on: 03 February 2019

(Updated 4th February 2019) Where shares are acquired under an EMI scheme; it is not necessary to own 5% of the shares in a company in order to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief.  This means any uplift in value will be taxed at 10% rather than 20% (or 10% for basic rate taxpayers) from 6 April 2016. Attracting, recruiting and retaining employees through an EMI scheme An EMI scheme is a … Continue reading

Isosceles invests in its business intelligence dashboard

Posted on: 31 January 2019

Over the last 12/18 months, Isosceles has been delivering increasing value to our clients with business intelligence through the use of PowerBI and other interactive data visualisation tools, such as Tableau and Qlick.  Insights that were once only available to large companies with deep pockets are now available to medium and smaller businesses too. We are committed to developing our business intelligence dashboard further for our clients and investing in … Continue reading

Minimum pension contributions will increase in April 2019

Posted on: 10 January 2019

Employers who have eligible workers in an automatic enrolment pension scheme should be aware that minimum pension contributions increase in April 2019. The minimum contributions payable, and the relevant dates are shown in the table below: Minimum Pension Contributions Effective 6th April 2019 Key points to note Employers can choose to pay more than the legal minimum pension contributions, which could be used to reduce the amount workers contribute, but … Continue reading