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Shelby & Rachael take on the #Fab30 Color Run

On Sunday 5th July 2015, our own Shelby and Rachael will be joining 28 other ladies to take part in Once Upon A Smile‘s #Fab30 Manchester Color Run. The Color Run is not about how quickly you can get across … Continue reading

How Budget 2015 affects savers

Help to buy ISAs Help for those looking to save a deposit for a mortgage. This new offering comes with a boost from the government in the form of a tax free bonus. The bonus will be 25% of the … Continue reading

How Budget 2015 affects business tax

Update to the Annual Investment Allowance A welcome announcement from the Chancellor in relation to business investment in plant and machinery. We had a temporary “annual investment allowance”(AIA) of £250,000 due to expire on 31 December 2014 but this period … Continue reading

A tax give-away before Budget 2015’s even started

Of course everyone is waiting to see it there will be any last minute pre-election tax give-aways in his speech, but how many have forgotten one that was in last year’s speech but only comes into effect for 2015/16 i.e. … Continue reading

What are the tax advantages of EMI?

If the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share options are granted at “market value” then there will be no liability to income tax or national insurance either at the time of the grant or the exercise of the options. If the … Continue reading

Sedulo lend staff for Once Upon A Smile coin count

The Sedulo Community Project is not only about donating money, it’s about donating manpower too. On Tuesday 3rd March we’re donating 6 of our staff to the good people at Once Upon A Smile for a coin count at the … Continue reading

Sedulo Community Project gives back to the North West

We’re delighted to share with you that our Sedulo Community Project initiative has put back over £23,000 into the North West over the past 12 months! Through the Sedulo Community Project, we pledged at the beginning of 2014 to deliver … Continue reading

Do you need cash flow projections when selling your business?

The short answer to this question is yes, and let us explain why. For you to fully understand a business you’re looking to sell, and more importantly to demonstrate the potential of that business to an acquiring entity, you will … Continue reading

Should financial projections be optimistic or pessimistic?

If the projections are to be used for the purposes of internal budgeting then it can be demoralising for managers if the numbers are unachievable. In this instance a realistic approach should be adopted to challenge and motivate those responsible … Continue reading

Sedulo proud to Stockport RUFC’s Great Balloon Race

The first event the Sedulo Community Project has dipped into the pocket for in 2015 is the Stockport RUFC under 10s Great Balloon Race. The annual event is taking place on 6th February and is designed to raise funds so … Continue reading

Real life examples of tax enquiries

During 2013 almost 700 prosecutions were secured against tax and benefits cheats. There were 690 successful convictions as against 477 in the previous year. With prison sentences totaling 355 years it is clear that HMRC are serious about tackling evasion. … Continue reading

Who is a key person within your business?

Identifying a key person within your business is as simple as highlighting anyone whose loss, either permanent or temporary, would affect the business’s ability to maintain turnover and generate profits. Key person policies are generally used for profit and replacement, … Continue reading

If you receive this email about your tax return, delete it

A very quick post today and a bit of a ‘heads-up’ for anyone who has (or has yet to!) submitted their tax return this month. If you receive the below email claiming your tax return has been incorrectly filled out, … Continue reading

How to structure a due diligence report

Our Corporate Finance team run through step-by-step exactly what you need to put into a due diligence report. Continue reading

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (or SEIS)

What is SEIS relief? The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (or more often referred to as SEIS) is a tax incentive scheme initiated by the government in order to encourage lending to early stage businesses. This can be hugely beneficial for … Continue reading

Does a UK company have to registered for PAYE?

A very short post today, but this is a question we’ve asked with increasing regularity recently, particularly by overseas business looking to set up a UK based subsidiary. If the company intends to employ people in the UK then it … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from everyone at Sedulo

2014 has been good to us, and so have all the people we have had the pleasure of working with and meeting. From everyone in our office, we’d like to wish all of our friends, clients, acquaintances and anyone else … Continue reading

Winter 2014 top tweets

Our favourite twitterings to come through the @sedulogroup Twitter in Winter 2014… Continue reading

How easy is it to outsource an accountancy function?

The complexity of the task is obviously differs slightly on a business-to-business basis, but keeping on top of management information and cash flows are important in any business but more so where day to day presence by management is limited. … Continue reading

Winter 2014 Successes

Our highlights from Winter are: We welcomed new clients from industries such as retail, marketing, and web design. We recovered £77,000 in a research & development tax refund for one of our clients in the specialist print sector. We were … Continue reading

What do I need to file as a UK limited company?

If you either have a UK limited company or are looking to set one up, there are a few filing obligations you will need to adhere to… Statutory accounts As a limited company a set of financial statements are required … Continue reading

The Once Upon A Smile ‘Sponsor a Christmas’ Appeal returns

2014 marks the 4th year of the annual Once Upon A Smile Sponsor a Christmas Appeal. Previous years have seen smiles being put on the faces of hundreds of families and children who ordinarily face the prospect of waking up … Continue reading

2 of our apprentices become AAT qualified

Congratulations to 2 of our team, Josh Mulholland and Rachael Donlon, on completing their AAT qualification. Both Josh and Rachael joined us as apprentices at the end of 2011 and have worked their way up to meet this latest milestone. … Continue reading

Albufeira the Christmas party venue for 2014

We’re very excited to tell you that this year our Christmas party will be held the Portuguese city of Albufeira. Last year’s Christmas party was held a little further down the coastline in Lagos, and we enjoyed it so much … Continue reading

Registering a UK company for VAT

In the UK, a company is required to register for VAT as soon as it becomes apparent that the turnover in the coming 12 months will exceed £81k (tax year 2014/15). In order to register the company, a VAT 100 … Continue reading

Sedulo appointed accountants & advisors to the Jason Roberts Foundation

We are delighted to announce we have been appointed as accountants & advisors for the Jason Roberts Foundation. The registered charity, founded by former Wigan, Blackburn, West Bromwich Albion and Grenada footballer, Jason Roberts, was launched in May 2007 in … Continue reading

How to make an offer to buy a business

Following an initial discussion and an exchange of non-disclosure agreements, you can request some outline numbers on the target company on which to base an offer. You will have your own feelings on pricing and a corporate advisor will help … Continue reading

Frequently asked Crowd Funding questions

We’ve had a few successful fund raises through crowd funding recently (you can see them all on our Funding Wall) and, from speaking to those looking at raising finance through the platform, it seems there are a few frequently asked … Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC – Why Manchester is a great place for business

Manchester is not only a great place to live, it is also a great place to work and an even better place to set up a business. Entrepreneurs and business owners around the world are turning towards Manchester to provide … Continue reading

What happens to my pension if I change jobs?

If you are currently enrolled in a pension scheme but are soon to be changing employer, your new provider should also offer a workplace pension and depending on your former employer’s scheme then you may be able to transfer your … Continue reading

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