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Races at the Regency Club raises £630.00 for Val Thompson.

The Regency Club welcomed eighty of Manchester’s finance professionals for a day of races mixed with some St Patricks Day shenanigans. The set-up of the day replicated a true race day experience with our very own Sedulo style race cards, … Continue reading

Miss Group continues aquisition growth strategy with the purchase of US hosting company

The acquisition will allow Miss Group to further penetrate what is a very competitive market in the US Miss Group, one of the world’s fastest-growing web hosting companies, has completed the latest step of their ongoing acquisition strategy with the … Continue reading

Excitement builds for Salford Red Devils and Toronto Wolfpack ahead of the Rugby League season

With the recent World Cup occupying the minds of rugby league fans over the close season, as well as England’s brave attempt to conquer the southern hemisphere just falling short in the final against the Aussies, attention now turns to … Continue reading

Sedulo complete acquisition of historic Leeds-based Accountancy practice

Sedulo have announced expansion plans with the acquisition of Leeds accountancy firm Bartfields. Introducing the existing Manchester team to the fellow northern city will instantly double the firm to 100 members of staff across all accountancy specialisms including Tax, Corporate … Continue reading

Sedulo welcome Head of People and Culture

And the company are looking to build on their Wellbeing and development innitiatives in 2018. The importance of workplace culture is vital to any well-performing company and Sedulo are showing their commitment to this with the appointment of Head of … Continue reading

The investment landscape this year vs last year

The investment landscape for 2017 was far better than expected. The global economy certainly performed ahead of expectations, showing decisive and synchronised growth for the first time in several years, and this meant that lingering fears about the Eurozone recovery … Continue reading

OUT NOW: Sedulo Times – Jan / Feb ’18 Edition

The January/ February ’18 edition of the Sedulo Times is now out.

Umezushi expand to new site with Kitchen In An Arch concept

The sushi scene is on the rise and with critically acclaimed restaurant offerings such as Umezushi it comes as no surprise. Boasting freshness and quality the Japanese inspired menu offers a range of authentic yet affordable dishes to please all … Continue reading

A coffee with….Stephen Dinsmore

The man who can get money into your business quick – Sedulo’s Senior Funding Manager, Stephen Dinsmore. On Monday 4th December 2017, the Sedulo Funding Solutions team welcomed it’s latest funding manager to the fray in the form of Yorkshire-bred … Continue reading

Where does our tax get spent?

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A lot of taxpayers view the money they’ve paid to HMRC as income lost, without of course remembering that the government reinvests this cash into our public services. As part of the annual budget, documents … Continue reading

Technology powers the world’s Top 5 billionaires today

Technology is the power behind the world’s richest, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index. The latest figures indicate a technology dominance, with 3 of the 5 richest billionaires from a tech background, but who is No.1? Here are the Top 5… … Continue reading

Make way for the King of the north

From the streets of Manchester to the MOBO’S, Crumpsall born grime artist Bugzy Malone is smashing his way through the urban music scene. Going back to where it all began at the young age of 17, Bugzy would freestyle to … Continue reading

Manchester microbreweries – the ones you need to watch

Over the past few years, microbreweries having been quietly boosting the Manchester beer scene. However, with an eclectic selection of them now right on our doorstop, it is no surprise they are beginning to give the usual pub / bar … Continue reading

Is it really a mundane budget or is there a hidden agenda? – EXPERT BUDGET 2017 VIEW

Pleasingly there was no stealth attack on pensions for a change, and the beneficial, tax advantageous pensions freedom laws remain intact. With this, the lifetime allowance has now started to increase by inflation from historically the lowest level since the … Continue reading

A future full of change – Expert Budget 2017 View

According to Philip Hammond, yesterday’s Budget was one for “supporting families and business in the near term; setting a path to a prosperous, more open Britain; and building an economy that is fit for the future.” Perhaps the biggest news … Continue reading

Download your free Autumn 2017 Budget Summary

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond laid out his first Autumn Budget. You can read (or download) all of the key tax measure updates and changes which may affect you, your family for free here… (Download the PDF here.) … Continue reading

OUT NOW: Sedulo Times – Oct / Nov ’17 Edition

The October / November ’17 edition of the Sedulo Times is now out. Or download the PDF here.

Personal tax procrastination – three excuses that didn’t dodge the tax penalty

There’s a lot to be said for those who don’t manage to submit their tax returns on time. But for some of the population whose tardy timekeeping leaves them in a bit of a pickle, it can often resort to … Continue reading

Kettlebell Kitchen open second site at first street

After what can only be described as a whirlwind of a year, the team over at Manchester-based healthy fast food-food joint Kettlebell kitchen are showing no sign of slowing down, with the launch of their second Manchester outlet. Since opening … Continue reading

3 quick questions with Kettlebell CEO, Carley Jones…

Sedulo caught up with Kettlebell’s commander in chief, Carley Jones, to find the answers to a few quick fire questions and hear all about the new store venture as well as what’s next on the cards for the entrepreneur and … Continue reading

Joe Hughes gunning for European glory

On Saturday 2nd December, Malmesbury-born boxer, Joe Hughes, will face off against Anthony Yigit for the Swede’s European Junior Welterweight title. After narrowly missing out on the British Super Lightweight belt following April’s draw with former British welterweight king, Tyrone … Continue reading

Three ways you can be healthier in work today.

There are many challenges employees face in the workplace from day to day, but one particular obstacle is the pressure to ‘Stay healthy’.With the constant temptation of the weekly ‘bake off’ or the ‘mid week treat’ it can often seem … Continue reading

Life after private equity investment

A question that is regularly asked at the outset of a fundraising campaign is ‘How will my PE company investment affect my control of my business in the future?’. It’s an important question to ask, and the implications should be … Continue reading

Defined Benefits Scheme – Why is the transfer value high?

Members of defined benefit schemes have the right to a transfer value, known as a cash equivalent transfer value, every 12 months from the scheme administrator. The transfer value is based on many factors; your benefits in the scheme, age, … Continue reading

Defined Benefits Scheme – Will interest rates go higher?

It is extremely difficult to call the top of any market and this is no different. It would appear though, that with news recently from the Bank of England that interest rate rises by the end of the year are … Continue reading

Defined Benefits Scheme- What should I do?

Many people with defined benefit schemes are looking to take advantage of the current high transfer values, and transfer the funds to a personal pension. With the new flexible pension rules, there is a clear attraction to higher tax-free cash … Continue reading

Report: HMRC scrutinise R&D tax relief applications as the number of claims rises

Following research by international law firm Pinsent Masons and as reported in CCH Daily, the amount of R&D tax credits that are being investigated by HMRC has risen four-fold from £90m to £425m in the past year. With the amount … Continue reading

Like what we do? Vote for us for in the Talk of Manchester awards

We’re proud to say that we have been nominated for the Best Accountancy Practice, Best Corporate Finance and Best IFA accolades at The Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2017. This is our second year at the awards, with our Wealth … Continue reading

Using business relief to combat rising inheritance tax figures

As reported in Professional Adviser, the latest Office for Budget Responsibility figures are reporting that inheritance tax (IHT) paid to the government will break the £5bn mark in 2017, potentially reaching £6.2bn by 2022. So these reports beg the question, … Continue reading

How to value your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes

To value an estate for IHT purposes you need to list out all the assets and work out their value at the date of death. Common assets include the following: (this is not a full list) Money Property & land … Continue reading

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