European investment in UK tech at a record high
May 11th, 2019
New figures released earlier this month show that European investment in UK tech firms reached a record high last year.
Looking after all of us
May 3rd, 2019
Here at Joelson we take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Mental health is a crucial part of the picture.
Tenzing & Chilango Founders on Starting a Start-up
May 2nd, 2019
A snippet of Eric Partaker, founder of Chilango and Huib van Bockel, founder of Tenzing, in action at Joelson’s Founders Fireside event.
New EU Rules for Gig Economy Workers
April 26th, 2019
The European Parliament has approved new regulations which guarantee improved minimum rights for ‘gig economy’ workers.
The imperative to settle bets in accordance with published rules
April 25th, 2019
In a recent blog, the Gambling Commission reminded operators to settle bets in line with their published rules and provided a few tips to help operators.
What can the second year of gender pay gap data tell us?
April 10th, 2019
Companies employing more than 250 people should by now have submitted their mean and median gender pay gap statistics for the second year or will be facing a penalty.
OakNorth trebles profits, continuing rapid growth
March 23rd, 2019
Digital bank, OakNorth, continues its rapid expansion, growing its loan facilities to £2.2bn. The company is reporting an increase in pre-tax profits.
How can employers promote diversity at board level?
March 22nd, 2019
News that The Investment Association has written to 69 major companies asking them to increase the number of women in their boardrooms is clearly a positive step in addressing gender imbalance at the most senior level. The news may also prompt employers to consider how they might narrow their gender gap in a practical way.
Private Sector contractors soon to be affected by IR35 rule change
March 19th, 2019
Recent changes to the IR35 rules affecting the public sector are to apply to the private sector from April 2020. The change shifts the onus on determining a contractors’ tax status from the individual with her/her own service company to the business contracting with that service company.
Flexible dress code: a new risk to employers
March 14th, 2019
News that investment bank Goldman Sachs has relaxed its dress code was widely welcomed. Many see the move as a shift towards a changing culture for an industry largely driven by tradition. However, the example led by the investment bank, which may prompt other businesses to follow suit, raises some important considerations for employers looking to adopt the same strategy.
“If you are reading this, pick up the phone and make an appointment with Joelson now, you will not find a better law firm. They have that extremely important and rare combination of legally perfect, commercially savvy and fun to work with. Thanks again for your dedication. Seeing our funding round is now closed, I miss you already.”
Huib (Hub) Van Bockel