Join our Euro 16 Fantasy Football league & help raise money for charity!

We’re kicking off the UEFA Euro 2016 with our very own Fantasy Football league, and we want you all to get involved in raising money & some Euro 16 fun! We’ll be raising money for the Jason Roberts Foundation who are working … Continue reading

Important notice for company car drivers

As of 1st June 2016, HMRC have updated their Advisory Fuel Rates. The following rates will apply to employees using a company car. Current Rates: Engine Size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less … Continue reading

We’re nominated for Business of the Year and we need your help!

It’s been a good 12 months for us. We’ve enjoyed record revenue growth, welcomed a wide variety of new and fascinating clients through our doors, bolstered both our management and support teams, and in March 2016 moved into our new … Continue reading

Sedulo take part in the Survive The Wild weekend challenge!

We’re taking on the ultimate survival weekend for Once Upon A Smile to help raise money! 10 members of the Sedulo team will be taking part in the Once Upon A Smile 2 day Survive The Wild challenge. Some of … Continue reading

Expert View – Qualifying conditions for the new Investors’ Relief

Following the release of the draft legislation, the ATT have expressed their disappointment with the complexity of the qualifying conditions for the new Investors’ Relief. As the qualifying criteria are so complex, the ATT believe that the relief will be … Continue reading

How private should your tax return be?

Recently, the Prime Minister take the unprecedented step of releasing details from his tax returns over the last six years. Although Mr Cameron hasn’t published his tax returns in full, the information released does include details of his income and … Continue reading

The boys are back to tackle the Manchester 10K

It’s nearly that time of year again when the Sedulo boys get their running trainers on and prepare to tackle the Great Manchester Run, on Sunday 22nd May. Our Director of Wealth Management Paul Lindfield, and Marketing Manager Adam White … Continue reading

Top 5 things you need to know about the National Living Wage

In the first budget of the new Conservative only budget in July 2015, George Osborne produced the Rabbit from the Hat. This was his new idea of a “National Living Wage” (NLW) to run alongside national minimum wage (NMW), the … Continue reading

POLL – Brexit, good or bad?

Brexit is a hotly debated topic, and one that was briefly mentioned in George Osborne’s Budget 2016 statement. But we want to get the view of what a potential exit from the EU would mean for business owners and professionals. … Continue reading

3 questions business owners should ask themselves right now about R&D

Claiming tax relief on research and development has been a hot topic for a few years now, however the latest developments (or at least from what we have seen) seem to suggest that there is an increased realisation amongst business … Continue reading

What is R&D relief worth?

The rate of relief is constantly changing and it is always worth looking out for changes to these in the Chancellor’s main budget speech and/or follow up budget press releases.

The current rate which has been effective since 1 April 2012 is 225%. This means that… Continue reading

We’ve moved!

Our new home, Regency Court, is right in the heart of Manchester city centre on the bustling Deansgate. All clients are invited to use our new space – whether it’s for a formal meeting, a chat over a coffee or even … Continue reading

Sedulo the lead advisor on £3m MBO of Stoke based IFA business

PSP Wealth Management have recently announced the completion of a Management Buyout led by Gareth Chell, Matthew Searle, Tim Vaughan and Richard Pateman for a headline consideration of £3m. Funding to support the transaction has been provided by Royal Bank … Continue reading

Expert View – Auto-enrolment commission ban confirmed for April

Early this week, the FT Adviser reported that the government has confirmed the auto-enrolment commission ban on occupational schemes, and the new arrangements will come into force from April 2016. In a document published by the Department for Work & … Continue reading

Top 5 predictions for Budget 2016 – Were we right?

It’s that time of year again when the tax industry look into their crystal ball and attempt to predict what the Chancellor might announce in his Budget next week. This will be George Osborne’s eighth Budget and our main predictions … Continue reading

Entrepreneur focus – Michael Jordan

Photo courtesy of Flickr Who is he? Michael Jordan, better known as MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, who in 1999, was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. He was born in … Continue reading

Increased urgency for high earners to top up their pension

Sedulo Wealth Management advisers are warning that the impending Budget on 16th March has increased the urgency for high earners to top up their pension funding prior to this date. From April, clients may see their pension annual allowance cut … Continue reading

Top tweets on financial advice

Our financial advisers took over twitter, and were ready to answer any questions you had on auto enrolment, life cover, pensions and many more. Here are our top tweets: Today marks the day of the highest influx of enquiries for … Continue reading

Do I need professional advice on auto enrolment?

There are a number of important business reasons why you should seek professional advice on auto enrolment.

The auto enrolment rules means that eligible employees should be automatically enrolled into your pension scheme without any barriers to entry AND without having to make any decision whatsoever! Continue reading

How to find your auto enrolment staging date

The pension regulator will notify you in writing starting 12 months before your staging date. You can find out your relevant staging date on the Pension Regulator’s website (click the button below for a direct link) by inputting your PAYE … Continue reading

Record-breaking tax return submissions made on xmas day and NYE

A record-breaking number of workers filed their tax returns on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Nearly 25,000 people stayed away from the end-of-year celebrations to submit their returns — the most ever, according to HM Revenue & Customs. More … Continue reading

Will flood victims be fined for missing tax return deadline?

For some of you, you’ll be glad to know that those affected by the December floods won’t have to meet the January 31 self-assessment deadline, HMRC has said. There have been special extensions granted for those who have a reasonable … Continue reading

Are tax enquiries expensive?

Yes, depending on the nature of the enquiry, time costs for dealing with HMRC, correspondence can run into thousands of pounds. Here, we offer a Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service, where for a small annual payment (additional to your tax … Continue reading

Our year review – 2015

2015 will be remembered as the year where significant steps were made across the board. New clients came in both numbers and variety; new staff of all levels of experience boosted our ranks, and all this has built up to … Continue reading

Sedulo 2016 office move

Here’s a sneak peek into what 2016 is going to look like for Sedulo! We have taken the step to move offices, and in the New Year we will see ourselves from currently having 3,000 sq foot of offices to … Continue reading

Barcelona Christmas Party 2015

It was that time of year again, the Sedulo annual Christmas party, where staff packed their bags (and Martin the Snowman) and headed over to the Spanish city of Barcelona. Throwing a Christmas Do abroad is one of our proud … Continue reading

How can I reduce property tax?

When renting out a property, the tax treatment depends on the kind of property you are renting out. The rules are different for; Residential properties, furnished residential lettings, furnished holiday lettings and commercial properties. Residential properties When renting out a … Continue reading

Barcelona – The Christmas party venue for 2015

We’re very excited to tell you that for this year our Christmas party will be held in the lovely Spanish city of Barcelona! We have a proud tradition of throwing a Christmas Do that isn’t necessarily the norm and with … Continue reading

Sedulo raise £20k of finance for business start up Watadventure

We have raised £20,000 of finance to help with the start-up of children’s book publisher Watadventure. The Manchester based company who specialise in producing personalised children’s books, will be using the monies to market the project which is currently pre-revenue … Continue reading

Tweets on the Autumn Statement

We gave control of our Twitter to our Tax team yesterday as they gave live updates on the Autumn Statement. Here’s a break down of what went down in the House of Commons: *Twitter Takeover* We're giving control to our … Continue reading