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

A ton up for Funding Solutions

Our Funding Solutions team are celebrating their 100th business helped in the 10 months since opening their doors back in September 2016 – That’s a new business provided with access to funds every other day! In that short time we’ve … Continue reading

Top planning tips for Inheritance Tax

We’ve put together our top planning tips for Inheritance Tax and how you can reduce your IHT and protect your assets. Live 7 years! If you give assets away and survive 7 years then there will be no IHT on … Continue reading

Bon Voyage to our Marketing Executive, Jules

Last Friday we bid a fond farewell to our Marketing Executive, Jules, as she leaves us to travel around South East Asia and Australia. Since joining us back in 2015, Jules established herself as a key member of our team … Continue reading

Government announce delay to making tax digital proposals

David Evans, our Tax Partner, discusses the announcement of this delay and what it means for businesses going forward. Last week the Government finally gave in to pressure and announced that they would delay the rollout of Making Tax Digital … Continue reading

What is IHT | Sedulo

What is Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax or “IHT” is a tax which is paid on the value of someone’s estate after they have died. It is also paid on certain gifts made during someone’s lifetime. The estate includes their property, money and possessions. There … Continue reading

Royal Ascot at the Regency raises £1,900 for charity

We welcomed our clients and contacts to our offices for our Royal Ascot day last Friday. It was a great day, filled with socialising, drinking and of course betting.  A special thanks to all who joined us, and for those who couldn’t make … Continue reading

City of Manchester Business Awards 2017 – Accountancy firm of the Year

On Thursday 22nd June, we attended the City of Manchester Business Awards 2017, hosted at the Principle Manchester, and we are extremely proud to announce that we won our second City Of Manchester Business Award! We are delighted to have … Continue reading

Royal Ascot at Sedulo

Come and enjoy the thrills of the Ascot festival from the comfort of our Regency Club event space on Deansgate, in what should be a fantastic day of networking, drinking and fun! Tickets to attend are completely free, but limited, … Continue reading

An easier & quicker way to fund your business

With a new business helped with funding every other day since the launch of the Funding Solutions division back in September 2016, we’re excited to announce that our new website is now live! Check out the new website by visiting … Continue reading

VIDEO: Take a look around The Regency Club

We recently welcomed the ILoveMCR team to our Regency Club home, where they interviewed and chatted with our Managing Partner, Paul Cheetham. The video showcases our creative working space, which has been the host of many corporate and networking events … Continue reading

Quarterly Tax Update – Top Tweets

On Friday 9th June, our Tax department presented their quarterly tax update for this year to the team, over a few breakfast bites and hot drinks. The Tax team covered topics on the Finance Act, Making Tax Digital and recent … Continue reading

Election Summary – Investment Market reaction

As the results of the 2017 General Election finish on a ‘hung government’, our Chartered Financial Planner, Gareth Rose, FPFS, takes a look at the reactions from Investment Markets. Take a read below of Gareth’s election summary: I think Theresa … Continue reading

Fragrance Shop – Financial Controller Vacancy

We are supporting our friends at the Fragrance Shop, to find a Financial Controller to join their finance team. The Financial Controller will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance department, operational finance team and reporting functions. They … Continue reading