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

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

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

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… — Sedulo … 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

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

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

October top tweets

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

October Successes

As we enter the final quarter of a year that seems to have flown by, we have been able to celebrate seeing a variety of deals and projects through to completion. There were even successes of a very different kind for a couple of members of our team.

Our highlights from October are: Continue reading

The “Let Property Campaign” – Launched September 2013

HMRC are firmly of the belief that many of the estimated 1.5M landlords are underpaying tax, the shortfall estimated at £500M each year. HMRC have gathered information from a wide range of sources and will run this campaign for a … Continue reading

Latest industry to be targeted by HMRC Tax Enquiries campaign

HMRC are inviting Voluntary Disclosures from those who work in the filed of health and well-being, e.g. alternative medicine or therapy, physical therapy and or other forms of therapy. HMRC clearly believe that there are many people operating in this … Continue reading

Research & Development Claims

Are you undertaking research and development but failing to claim the tax relief that you’re entitled to? Recent HMRC figures show that there is a definite North South divide with only 10% of all small and medium company claims coming … Continue reading

Do we love our bank more than our partner?

Historically, people have been more likely to divorce than switch their current account to another bank. The average British marriage lasts just over 11 years, according to a recent survey, while the average relationship with your bank will survive for … Continue reading

Employee Shareholder Status

What is employee shareholder status? Employee shareholder is a new employment status, available from 1 September 2013. Employee shareholders have different employment rights to employees, and are awarded at least £2,000 worth of shares in their employer or a parent … Continue reading

Sedulo named as North West Finance Awards finalist

On Thursday 26th September, we were proud to be named as a finalist for Accountancy Firm of the Year (up to 5 partners) at the North West Finance Awards 2013. First of all, we’d like to congratulate Lamont Pridmore on … Continue reading

Sedulo September Successes

Another busy month, plenty more deals.

Our highlights from September are… Continue reading

September top tweets

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

What is the national minimum wage in 2013?

As of the 1st October 2013, the Government is changing the National Minimum Wage rate. Depending on your age and whether you’re an apprentice (you must be at least school leaving age), you can expect to earn the following.. Year … Continue reading

Lee Jones becomes a partner

As is being reported on The Business Desk, MIDAS and other media outlets, we are delighted to announce that Lee Jones has become a partner in the business. Lee has been with us since 2005 and is somewhat a veteran … Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go?

I was interested to read in the Financial Times this month that property prices are now rising the fastest since the peak in 2006. This, combined with historically low fixed-rate mortgage rates, raises the question of whether is now the … Continue reading

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