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VIDEO – How customer demand for wealth management is shifting & how the market is responding

“Where we’re going now with these new trends and the new story of what’s going to happen in the next couple of years is really all about people making demands of wealth managers that are different to the demands that … Continue reading

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VIDEO – our view of the Great Manchester Run

As promised, we completed the Great Manchester Run with a GoPro camera strapped to our heads in exchange for your generous donations towards children’s respite charity, Once Upon A Smile. Here is the result, our view of the Morrisons Great … Continue reading

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Tax Assistant / Apprentice | Vacancy

We looking for a new Tax Assistant / Apprentice to join our team. Your role will be to assist the Head of Tax and other members of the Tax Team to continue to deliver a first class service to clients. … Continue reading

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Tweets to maximise the value of your business

We gave control of our Twitter to our Corporate Finance team last week and tasked them with coming up with some pearls of wisdom to maximise the value of your business, all within 140 characters. Here’s what they came up … Continue reading

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David Evans swaps Howard Worth partnership for Sedulo

We have bolstered our tax offering with the appointment of David Evans who joins us from Cheshire based practice, Howard Worth. Evans, 29, was on the partner development programme at Howard Worth and had been at the firm for the … Continue reading

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What is an Information Memorandum?

If you are looking into the possibility of selling your business, you will likely have been advised on the need to pull together an Information Memorandum. But what is it and what does it contain? An Information Memorandum is essentially … Continue reading

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How Budget 2015 affects savers

Help to buy ISAs Help for those looking to save a deposit for a mortgage. This new offering comes with a boost from the government in the form of a tax free bonus. The bonus will be 25% of the … Continue reading

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Bookkeeper | Vacancy

We need a bookkeeper with an eye for detail. Is it you? If so, we want to hear from you. If you’re eagle-eyed and have experience in using Sage Line 50, you might just be what we’re looking for. The … Continue reading

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How Budget 2015 affects business tax

Update to the Annual Investment Allowance A welcome announcement from the Chancellor in relation to business investment in plant and machinery. We had a temporary “annual investment allowance”(AIA) of £250,000 due to expire on 31 December 2014 but this period … Continue reading

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A tax give-away before Budget 2015’s even started

Of course everyone is waiting to see it there will be any last minute pre-election tax give-aways in his speech, but how many have forgotten one that was in last year’s speech but only comes into effect for 2015/16 i.e. … Continue reading

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What are the tax advantages of EMI?

If the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share options are granted at “market value” then there will be no liability to income tax or national insurance either at the time of the grant or the exercise of the options. If the … Continue reading

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Do you need cash flow projections when selling your business?

The short answer to this question is yes, and let us explain why. For you to fully understand a business you’re looking to sell, and more importantly to demonstrate the potential of that business to an acquiring entity, you will … Continue reading

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Should financial projections be optimistic or pessimistic?

If the projections are to be used for the purposes of internal budgeting then it can be demoralising for managers if the numbers are unachievable. In this instance a realistic approach should be adopted to challenge and motivate those responsible … Continue reading

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Real life examples of tax enquiries

During 2013 almost 700 prosecutions were secured against tax and benefits cheats. There were 690 successful convictions as against 477 in the previous year. With prison sentences totaling 355 years it is clear that HMRC are serious about tackling evasion. … Continue reading

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Who is a key person within your business?

Identifying a key person within your business is as simple as highlighting anyone whose loss, either permanent or temporary, would affect the business’s ability to maintain turnover and generate profits. Key person policies are generally used for profit and replacement, … Continue reading

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If you receive this email about your tax return, delete it

A very quick post today and a bit of a ‘heads-up’ for anyone who has (or has yet to!) submitted their tax return this month. If you receive the below email claiming your tax return has been incorrectly filled out, … Continue reading

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How to structure a due diligence report

Our Corporate Finance team run through step-by-step exactly what you need to put into a due diligence report. Continue reading

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The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (or SEIS)

What is SEIS relief? The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (or more often referred to as SEIS) is a tax incentive scheme initiated by the government in order to encourage lending to early stage businesses. This can be hugely beneficial for … Continue reading

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Does a UK company have to registered for PAYE?

A very short post today, but this is a question we’ve asked with increasing regularity recently, particularly by overseas business looking to set up a UK based subsidiary. If the company intends to employ people in the UK then it … Continue reading

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Winter 2014 top tweets

Our favourite twitterings to come through the @sedulogroup Twitter in Winter 2014… Continue reading

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How easy is it to outsource an accountancy function?

The complexity of the task is obviously differs slightly on a business-to-business basis, but keeping on top of management information and cash flows are important in any business but more so where day to day presence by management is limited. … Continue reading

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Winter 2014 Successes

Our highlights from Winter are: We welcomed new clients from industries such as retail, marketing, and web design. We recovered £77,000 in a research & development tax refund for one of our clients in the specialist print sector. We were … Continue reading

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What do I need to file as a UK limited company?

If you either have a UK limited company or are looking to set one up, there are a few filing obligations you will need to adhere to… Statutory accounts As a limited company a set of financial statements are required … Continue reading

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Albufeira the Christmas party venue for 2014

We’re very excited to tell you that this year our Christmas party will be held the Portuguese city of Albufeira. Last year’s Christmas party was held a little further down the coastline in Lagos, and we enjoyed it so much … Continue reading

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Registering a UK company for VAT

In the UK, a company is required to register for VAT as soon as it becomes apparent that the turnover in the coming 12 months will exceed £81k (tax year 2014/15). In order to register the company, a VAT 100 … Continue reading

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How to make an offer to buy a business

Following an initial discussion and an exchange of non-disclosure agreements, you can request some outline numbers on the target company on which to base an offer. You will have your own feelings on pricing and a corporate advisor will help … Continue reading

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What is a business valuation based upon?

When formulating how to value a business, you essentially need to assess the financial strength of the business. To do this, the valuer will try to normalise the historic annual profitability by adjusting reported results for one off or unusual … Continue reading

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Frequently asked Crowd Funding questions

We’ve had a few successful fund raises through crowd funding recently (you can see them all on our Funding Wall) and, from speaking to those looking at raising finance through the platform, it seems there are a few frequently asked … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC – Why Manchester is a great place for business

Manchester is not only a great place to live, it is also a great place to work and an even better place to set up a business. Entrepreneurs and business owners around the world are turning towards Manchester to provide … Continue reading

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How to find your auto enrolment staging date

The pension regulator will notify you in writing starting 12 months before you staging date. You can find out your relevant staging date on the Pension Regulator’s website (click the button below for a direct link) by inputting your PAYE … Continue reading

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