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

Our Autumn Statement predictions

With George Osborne set to deliver a joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review tomorrow, the rumour mills are turning with what will be announced. Whilst some assumptions are a little more obvious than others, there is still speculation as to … Continue reading

Top 3 most creative crowdfundings

Crowdfunding is an alternative way of funding that allows individuals to take their ideas forward and make them a reality with the power of other people, ‘The Crowd’.  We have searched around and came up with the top 3 creative … Continue reading

No wine for Elaine…

Throughout the whole month of November, Elaine will be attempting her ultimate challenge in order to raise over £100 for one of her friends, Alan Sneddon, who has taken on a challenge for Once Upon A Smile to make Christmas … Continue reading

Discussion – The increase in the small company definition

Dan Wilson, Head of Business Advisory, is discussing what the increase in the small company definition will mean for UK companies. The current audit threshold has been in place since 2009 and is the same as the small company definition, … Continue reading

Discussion – Audit Threshold Increase

Our Head of Business Advisory Manager, Dan Wilson is discussing both sides of the argument on whether increasing the audit thresholds will be beneficial to companies. “The increase in the small company threshold has thrown up debate about whether the … Continue reading

What is an annual return?

Companies registered with Companies House must also file an annual return each year as at the anniversary of the incorporation of the company, and are allowed to do so within 28 days of that date. They can be filed earlier … Continue reading

Top 3 key points to know for year end accounts

We’ve got you covered when it comes to year end accounts – from preparing and filing annual accounts to the completion of the corporation tax paperwork. So, we thought we’d break it down for you with our top 3 points, … Continue reading

What are management accounts, who needs them and why should I have them?

We break down the what, who and why all important questions on management accounts… What are management accounts? Management accounts are a set of summarized financial numbers which are designed to help business owners understand the parts of their company … Continue reading

Sedulo victorious at charity football tournament

On Friday October 23rd, we took part in the Once Upon a Smile charity 5-a-Side football tournament – and came out as the champions! The tournament, organised to raise funds for bereaved children in the North West, was held at … Continue reading

What are my year end obligations?

Companies must file accounts once a year at Companies House. Statutory abbreviated accounts must be filed at Companies House 9 months after your year-end date (6 months if a Plc). For small companies, an abbreviated set of accounts can be … Continue reading

Do you need to provide a personal guarantee?

If your business has been turned down for a commercial loan due to a lack of tangible security then the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (or EFG) may well provide a solution for you. Whilst the loans are guaranteed by the … Continue reading

Who can prepare financial projections?

Clearly a good knowledge of spreadsheets is required alongside a thorough understanding or accounting to create a working set of projections. This is because any change to say, sales levels needs to impact on profitability, debtor levels and also cash … Continue reading

The Top 5 benefits of confidential invoice discounting

Invoice financing, also known as confidential invoice discounting or factoring, is a genuine alternative to traditional bank funding and in many cases is a better option for businesses. Here are our top 5 reasons to consider this type of funding … Continue reading