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HMRC own goal saves VAT for sports facilities

HMRC has announced a change in policy following the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision in the case of Goals Soccer Centres plc. This applies to all organisers of sports leagues and competitions where pitches and league / competition management services are being supplied. Continue reading

Sedulo Newsletter – January 2014

Interested in what we have been up to over the past month? Click the link to view our January 2014 newsletter! Continue reading

Sedulo advises on the acquisition of Just Search by Digital Next

Digital Next have announced the acquisition of Just Search, one of the founding members of the search industry. This represents a huge step forward for the firm and adds to already remarkable organic growth achieved throughout the UK, Australia and the US. Continue reading

January Successes

There were certainly no January blues as far as our team were concerned.

Here are our highlights from January… Continue reading

January top tweets

Take a look at some of our favourite tweets to come through the @sedulogroup Twitter account over the past month… Continue reading

Entrepreneur Focus – Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is an American entrepreneur best known for being the brains behind daily deals website Groupon.

Read about him, his business exploits and some of his activities outside of business in our Entrepreneur Focus… Continue reading

Rob Johnson becomes ACCA qualified

We are delighted to congratulate Rob Johnson on becoming ACCA qualified after passing his final exams in December. Rob joined us in July 2012 after spending 3 years as an accountant at his previous place of work, and his qualification … Continue reading

Pre year end tax planning for individuals | Guide

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Crowd funding | Guide

  Covered in this guide… What is crowd funding? Why choose crowd funding over bank debt? What does the application process involve? What can the funding be used for? What are the typical rates of interest? How much can a … Continue reading

Valuing a Business | Guide

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Workplace pension or personal pension?

In short, workplace pensions have some beneficial aspects over personal pensions, however, you may not benefit from individual advice to ensure that achieve your personal goals. If you are self-employed then you will not have any workplace pension and so starting a personal pension plan is critical. Continue reading

Self assessment deadline; the stats & facts

With the 31st January self assessment tax return deadline looming, we pulled together an infographic with a few stats, facts and terrible excuses to paint a picture of how people approach HMRC’s annual cut-off date. Continue reading

Natalie Rabuszko joins our team

We are delighted to welcome Natalie Rabuszko as the first new member of our team in 2014. Natalie joins us as an Accounts Assistant after graduating from the University of Manchester with a Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree. After realising … Continue reading

Simon+Simon fashion label team up with Sedulo

Simon+Simon, the new brainchild of former Henleys Clothing director and owner Simon Peters, has appointed our Managing Director, Paul Cheetham-Karcz, as a Finance Director for the brand. For a number of years we have worked with an array of fashion … Continue reading

Merry Christmas, from everyone at Sedulo

November 2013

Interested in what we have been up to over the past month? Fill in your details to the right to view our November 2013 newsletter! Included in this issue: Elaine Cheetham-Karcz wins Supervisor of the Year at the Damar Training … Continue reading

Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline

The 31 January 2014 filing deadline for personal self assessment tax returns is fast approaching. There are heavy penalties in place for late submission and these can very quickly mount up to £1,200. There is no longer any provision for … Continue reading

Auto-enrolment; at what cost?

UK organisations are facing £15.4 billion in set-up costs to meet the requirements of auto-enrolment legislation, according to research by independent economic consultancy Centre for Economic Business Research (CEBR) and commissioned by Creative Auto Enrolment. The Finding your way out … Continue reading

Elaine Cheetham-Karcz crowned Apprenticeship Supervisor of the Year

On the 7th November, our Payroll & Company Secretarial Manager Elaine Cheetham-Karcz was awarded the Supervisor of the Year Award at the annual Damar Training awards evening. Elaine, who acts as supervisor to all 6 of our apprentices, received the … Continue reading

Christmas Toy Appeal 2013

The 3rd annual Christmas Toy Appeal is almost upon us. A joint initiative between ourselves and respite charity Once Upon A Smile, the Christmas Toy Appeal reaches out to children in the North West who are subjected to terrible living … Continue reading

November Successes

The year may be coming to an end, but our efforts certainly are not.

Here are our highlights from November… Continue reading

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

George Osborne announced several new measures on taxation that will affect many taxpayers over the coming years. These are mixed with a little good news hidden in with measures to collect more tax and national insurance. We will have the … Continue reading

November top tweets

Congratulations Elaine Cheetham of @sedulogroup winning Supervisor of the Year at our @Apprenticeships awards — Damar Training (@DamarTraining) November 8, 2013 The impact of a UK capital gains tax on foreign-owned property is likely to be small… http://t.co/DKy9IohJFc — Sedulo … Continue reading

Client Corner – Fatsoma

Fatsoma are the next entrants in our Client Corner after enjoying some considerable success this month. The Manchester firm operates the UK’s fastest-growing event ticketing platform and is used by 8,000 businesses across the UK and more than 900,000 members. … Continue reading

Principal Private Residence Relief

In addition to the Let Property Campaign we covered last month, HMRC have been pursuing a number of cases through the courts in connection with claims to “Principal Private Residence Relief” (PPR). HMRC have had a lot of success in … Continue reading

Sedulo Newsletter – October 2013

Interested in what we have been up to over the past month? Fill in your details to the right to view our October 2013 newsletter! Included in this issue: Our office expansion at Deansgate Locks. We announce the brave souls … Continue reading

Deansgate Locks office expansion

Due to the rapid growth of Sedulo Wealth Management, we have expanded our office space by taking a third floor at our head office based at Lock 90, Deansgate Locks in Manchester city centre. As well as our Wealth Management … Continue reading

Movember 2013

It’s that time of year again when brave souls donate their top lip space in the name of divine moustachery and, of course, charity; it’s Movember. Our Movember team, going by the name of Sedu-Mo, consists of (from left to … Continue reading

Co-operative Bank – what if it fails?

With our local banking institution, Co-operative Bank, gathering more negative attention, we felt it was important to put this news into perspective and to provide you with the facts. They have previously been downgraded to below investment grade which means … Continue reading

Client Corner – Contract Blinds

Contract Blinds are next in our Client Corner after they recently completed a £280k contract at the new Co-operative Group headquarters in Manchester. Contract Blinds specialise in the manufacture, supply and installation of all types of commercial blinds, window film, … Continue reading

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