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Polka Dot Travel secures £1.2m Coronavirus Business Loan

The region’s fastest-growing independent travel agents have secured a £1.2m loan to protect the business from the significant impact of COVID-19. Following support from Stuart Dutton, Head of High Growth at Sedulo, Polka Dot Travel has successfully obtained a £1.2m … Continue reading

Comparing the Coronavirus business care packages – Canada vs UK

The Coronavirus pandemic has provided businesses worldwide with challenges they’ve never faced before, resulting in governments across the globe providing unprecedented care packages to help those businesses survive. In the third instalment of Toronto Wolfpack’s Running with the Pack webinar … Continue reading

How Coronavirus has impacted the markets

As the Coronavirus pandemic has continued to sweep across the planet at a breath-taking rate, it has dominated the news, taking up countless hours of airtime and significant space in the press.  Although very much a secondary issue to the … Continue reading

Sedulo confirm UK’s first successful coronavirus emergency business loan

We’re delighted to have assisted in the first new business approval and pay-out of a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme in the UK. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK … Continue reading

New Business Unusual episode, now on iTunes & Spotify

COVID-19 Lockdown: Week 2 This week, lawyer Kevin Poulter and accountant / business owner Paul Cheetham-Karcz discuss the latest updates and guidance around support for businesses during COVID-19, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, furlough, the Job Retention Scheme, … Continue reading

COVID-19 Guidance | The updates you need to know

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) On 8th April, speaking to the Treasury Select Committee, HMRC’s chief executive Jim Harra confirmed that HMRC are currently beta testing the JRS system with the aim of going live to employers on 20 April. … Continue reading

Four reasons why you should submit your R&D claim now

March has marked a record month for the Sedulo Innovation team in terms of demand for R&D Tax Relief. In the first month to include emergency continuation measures in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, business owners are increasingly looking … Continue reading

New podcast launched for businesses impacted by COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses and business owners across the UK, you can now get a full breakdown of the latest updates from Government and support-options available in a weekly podcast.  Aptly titled Business Unusual, the newly-launched podcast is co-hosted by … Continue reading

How to access the Small Business Grant Scheme and Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme.

The Government have launched two new Business Grant Support Funds in response to the disruption caused to businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first supports small businesses that pay little or no business rates with a £10,000 cash payment. The … Continue reading

Sedulo signs with the aces

We’re delighted to confirm that we’re the official accountants to newly-formed Rugby League club, The Ottawa Aces. The Canadian side will join League One in 2021 and play home matches at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium, and base their pre-season camp … Continue reading

How has COVID-19 impacted the Mortgage market?

Lots of people are feeling the impact of the current uncertainty, worries can settle in especially about the roof over your head if your income and cashflow situation is changing. But this crisis is very different from the credit crunch in … Continue reading

Access the free cash in your business, fast, with R&D Tax Relief

R&D (Research and Development) Tax Relief rewards businesses with valuable sources of cash who invest in innovative activities that create transformative improvements or new products, processes or services. R&D Tax Relief is an effective way to gain access to cash … Continue reading

The mental health impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world we are being advised to prepare for the possibility of isolation and/or quarantine. Today we ask the question, what would be the possible psychological impact of COVID-19 and self-quarantine/isolation. There is a constant … Continue reading

Relieve pressure of looming Tax payments with Time to Pay

Following on from the recent budget announcements and subsequent updates from the treasury, we have put together a quick update on the latest position for applications for Time to Pay (TTP).  What is Time to Pay (TTP)? Time to Pay … Continue reading

Receive cashflow support through a variety of funding options

The current climate is making for hugely unsettling times as a business owner. Whether sales are drying up as people are staying at home or you are struggling to get paid from customers, every business in the UK is being … Continue reading

Sedulo Coronavirus guidance – Sensibly, business as usual

As you will be aware, the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving each day. Using the latest government advice, as well as knowing the resources we have here at Sedulo, we are operating under a ‘Sensibly, business as usual’ plan as it … Continue reading

“Hold your investments” – Coronavirus statement following recent market volatility

In light of recent events surrounding Coronavirus and its impact on financial markets, we felt it appropriate and important to provide some reassurance in case of concern about what these developments might mean for pensions and/or investments. Coronavirus has rapidly … Continue reading

Download your free 2020 Budget guide

Yesterday’s Budget was one of firsts; the first in over a year, the first post Brexit, the first under Boris & the Conservative majority Government, and the first for new Chancellor Rishi Sunak. In the lead up my colleagues were … Continue reading

Find out what the 2020 Budget means for your business with our live Q&A events

The first Budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government will take place on March 11, with newly-appointed chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering the government’s yearly announcement of its plans for tax and spending for the coming financial year. Get live reaction from … Continue reading

Approaching different challenges with the right mindset – A chat with Adam Fogerty

It takes a unique mindset to continually challenge yourself, set new goals and dive head-first into challenging environments. Former rugby league player, boxer and actor Adam Fogerty has embraced this way of thinking throughout his career, whether it was winning … Continue reading

Sedulo strengthen community links with Michael Carrick Foundation partnership

We’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Michael Carrick Foundation and are looking forward to becoming part of Club 16 later this year, the Foundation’s exclusive membership initiative. The Michael Carrick Foundation is striving to create opportunities … Continue reading

How Toronto Wolfpack are acting as a conduit for Canadian businesses in the UK

As the world’s first transatlantic sports team, Toronto Wolfpack are blazing a trail for fellow Canadian businesses and enterprises to open their doors to a wealth of opportunities in the UK.  Since being promoted to the highest step on the … Continue reading

Doing things differently in a crowded industry – A chat with Jessica Hampson

In many of today’s competitive industries, being different and standing out from the crowd could be the difference between winning new clients and keeping them. Hear how the founder of Liverpool-based disruptive law firm CEL Solicitors, Jessica Hampson, has successfully … Continue reading

Are Leeds United “Marching on together” to become one of the biggest teams in world football?

The 23rd edition of the Deloitte Football Money League was published in January showing the largest 20 clubs in terms of revenue in World football, and the numbers keep getting bigger and bigger. Barcelona topped the tree for the first … Continue reading

What’s fuelling our Innovation acceleration?

As a nation of innovators, what’s fuelling our Innovation acceleration? Being financial advisors to entrepreneurs, we’ve supported hundreds of businesses in successfully qualifying nearly a billion pounds in Research and Development (R&D) expenditure over the last 10 years.  We’ve also … Continue reading

Riding the ups and downs in business – A chat with Chris Cope

It’s no secret that launching your own business is challenging, full of ups, downs and certainly no guarantee of success. Chris Cope is the founder of P81, branding and product specialists with over 15 years’ experience in the leisure industry, … Continue reading

Out now: Sedulo Times Q1 2020

The Q1 ’20 edition of the Sedulo Times is now out.  Scroll and swipe below for your dose of industry news, stories and interviews from around the North…

Boda Skins boast best year-to-date

Launched in 2013 and founded in Manchester, Boda Skins is a global fashion brand recognised for their handmade leather jackets worn by celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Khloe Kardashian, Candice Swanepoel and Johnny Depp. From initially starting the business with a … Continue reading

Sedulo become members of the LMA 1919 club

We are delighted to confirm that we’re now an LMA 1919 Club Member! The LMA is the collective, representative voice of all managers from the Premier League, the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet Leagues 1 and 2 and the FA … Continue reading

Exclusive ‘Property Club’ offers unique investment opportunities

Sedulo Property Club sources high-quality commercial properties specifically targeting assets with high-end blue-chip tenants on long-term leases. The Club’s acquisitions will focus on recognisable brands such as Starbucks, Burger King, SIXT, PureGym, Costa Coffee, Papa Johns and Greggs. Properties range … Continue reading