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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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What happens to my pension if I change jobs?

If you are currently enrolled in a pension scheme but are soon to be changing employer, your new provider should also offer a workplace pension and depending on your former employer’s scheme then you may be able to transfer your … Continue reading

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Why choose an MBO over a trade sale?

There are numerous benefits of an MBO process over that of a trade sale for both the management team and the vendor. From the management team’s perspective, they get rid of the uncertainty that new ownership will bring whilst also … Continue reading

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September 2014 top tweets

INFOGRAPHIC: Why #Manchester is a great place for businesses to thrive… http://t.co/IHPS1O05NC pic.twitter.com/RGitnAUSDx — Sedulo (@sedulogroup) October 16, 2014 Auto enrolment – why you should seek advice. @sedulogroup makes it easier for us to choose. http://t.co/GAoapC8yQA — unbiased.co.uk (@unbiaseduk) September … Continue reading

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How to register a company in the UK

For those overseas companies wishing to register a UK establishment there are certain procedures it will need to follow. Under the Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 an international company who has set up a UK establishment must register the establishment and … Continue reading

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September 2014 Successes

Our highlights from September are: We welcomed a number of new clients from industries such as recruitment, engineering, digital marketing and gaming. We were delighted to begin work with 3 new local charities. We were also delighted to welcome a … Continue reading

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What conditions need to be met for SEIS?

Many of the qualifying conditions for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) apply equally to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), but because this is aimed at much smaller start up companies there are some important differences as detailed below. The qualifying … Continue reading

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When should you start a pension?

Ideally, you should start making contributions to a pension as early as possible. Personal Pension plan benefits are on what is called a money purchase basis. That is, the eventual benefits will depend on how big your pot is and … Continue reading

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What is auto enrolment postponement and what does it do?

An employer can choose to postpone automatic enrolment for up to three months for some or all of their staff (and for different time periods and for different staff if required). Essentially, postponement is the postponement of the assessment of … Continue reading

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What does a set of financial projections look like?

A set of financial projections usually consists of three key statements; these being the profit and loss account, cash flow and balance sheet. Each of these is usually broken down into monthly segments to plot trends and spot areas of … Continue reading

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Surge in demand for funding assignments

It is proving a busy time for the CF team with 14 live funding projects of various magnitude and across a selection of industries. This surge in demand has led us to explore a number of avenues to get these … Continue reading

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