VR Arts launch event

On Thursday 9th February, we hosted the launch of VR Arts, a Future Artist company, in our Regency Club. VR Arts is the UK’s first dedicated Virtual Reality creative space. It’s a space dedicated to the exploration, experimentation and creation … Continue reading

What you need to know about FinTech

As a business owner, you may have seen the word FinTech all over the internet, being used by an accountant, a peer or even your bank manager, or maybe you didn’t want to ask “what is it?”. Our funding experts, … Continue reading

Is Asset Finance the best type of finance for your business?

We gave our Funding team control of our news feed, where they’ll be talking all about the different types of funding solutions that are available to you and your business. This week, the team focused on Asset Finance, and whether … Continue reading

How do management accounts help your business grow?

Management accounts are simply a tool to enable owners/managers of a business to make informed day to day and short term decisions on a timely basis. The key benefit of management accounts vs statutory accounts (ignoring the formatting of course!) … Continue reading

North West businesses missing R&D tax savings

Businesses across the North West aren’t taking advantage of government incentive schemes. According to a recent report, research has shown that North West businesses are losing out on millions of research and development tax relief every year compared to similar … Continue reading

Self Assessment tax return deadline is fast approaching

The deadline for filing Self Assessment Tax Returns online is nearing! WHEN IS THE TAX DUE? HMRC’s unmistakable advertising campaign has been going a while now, giving all taxpayers a reminder that they must submit their return for the 2015/16 … Continue reading

Our 2016 in review

An exciting year which has included new projects, clients, colleagues, departments and a new home is nearly over! Here are the highlights of another busy year… THE COMPANY Possibly our biggest development this year happened in February/March, as we moved … Continue reading

Sedulo advise office supplier Egan Reid on their 3rd acquisition

Corporate Finance Partner, Benn Longshaw is delighted to have advised Egan Reid on the acquisition of the stationery and furniture business from Bridson and Horrox for an undisclosed amount. Bridson and Horrox is the largest supplier of stationery and office … Continue reading

Sedulo Autumn Statement 2016

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 saw Chancellor Philip Hammond announce his first (and last) Autumn Statement, setting out the Conservative government’s plans for taxes, spending and borrowing, in a post-Brexit Britain. As it turned out, the most exciting announcement was that … Continue reading

Top tweets on the Autumn Statement 2016

Wednesday 23rd November 2016, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons, setting out the Conservative government’s plans for taxes, spending and borrowing, as the UK prepares for Brexit. Here are the top tweets from … Continue reading

Bank Referral Scheme – the panacea for small business or an accident waiting to happen?

The Bank Referral Scheme launched this week after years of lobbying, negotiating and planning. Small businesses, refused finance by banks, will now be offered an alternative as banks are mandated to refer their declines (of which there are estimated to … Continue reading

Jack Askham joins Sedulo for work experience

Last week, we welcomed Jack Askham into our office for work experience. Jack is in his last year at college, currently studying towards his A Levels in Economics, Geography and Psychology. Jack joined our Accounts department for a week, to … Continue reading

You may do more R&D than you think

Do you produce something innovative and unique? If the answer is yes, then it is possible that you might be undertaking qualifying R&D. Businesses who undergo projects to either create new products or systems or to upgrade and improve existing … Continue reading

We caught up with our new starters

There’s been quite a few new faces join our teams over the past few weeks, so to introduce you to the new members, we caught up with them to see how their time at Sedulo has been so far! MACAULEY … Continue reading

We’re up for Best IFA at the Talk of Manchester Awards and we need your help!

We’ve been nominated for The Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2016 – Best IFA and we need your help! It’s a great honour for Sedulo Wealth Management being shortlisted in the Best IFA category at the prestigious Talk of Manchester Business … Continue reading

Sedulo sponsor the Stockport Rugby Club festival

On Saturday 8th October, we proudly sponsored the Stockport Rugby Club festival! The money that was raised on the day and through various sponsorship helped cover the costs of the day, with the surplus going into a development fund which … Continue reading

Changes to auto enrolment minimum contribution increase dates

As a result of Government reforms, between 2012 and 2019, all employers will have to provide a qualifying workplace pension, automatically enrol all of their employees who meet certain criteria and contribute a minimum of 3% of qualifying earnings (i.e. … Continue reading

What is classed as a company car?

A company car is a vehicle provided by an employer to an employee, which is available for their private use. Usually referred to as a Benefit In Kind (BIK) this is a perk that is in addition to a normal … Continue reading

Kyle Turnbull finishes accountancy work experience at Sedulo

We recently welcomed Kyle Turnbull into our office for a couple of weeks of work experience. After finishing University with a 1st, Kyle joined our Accounts department for 2 weeks, where he applied all that he learnt into practice! We … Continue reading

The minimum wage is increasing from the 1st October 2016

From 1 October 2016, the Government is increasing the Minimum Wage rate. The NMW rates will rise between 3% and 4.7% for workers under the age of 25 and apprentices. The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on the … Continue reading

The history of Regency Court

Deansgate is one of Manchester’s oldest streets, and these days it’s known for situating hundreds of Manchester’s most adored shops, restaurants and businesses. 62-66 Deansgate, once known as The Hayward’s Building was designed by the architect practice of Corbett, Sons … Continue reading

Sedulo the official cup sponsor of Stockport County FC

For the 2016/17 season, Sedulo will be the official cup sponsor for Stockport County FC’s campaigns in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. In a unique deal, we struck the five figure agreement with the club to cement our place … Continue reading

Don’t leave property income up to chance

When renting out a property you have to inform HMRC as you may have to pay income tax. If you do not inform HMRC you could be charged a penalty. Profits are worked out as: Total Rental Income X Less: … Continue reading

Catch up with our new starters

We’ve had a two new faces come through our doors in the last week, so we caught up with them to see how their first week at Sedulo has been for them! Amy Higinbotham– Tax Apprentice It’s my first 9-5 … Continue reading

What is “Qualifying R&D”?

Qualifying R&D is any project that seeks to advance science or technology in relation to your trade. Specifically, this will include such things as: Experimental or theoretical work designed to increase knowledge Development of new products, processes or services Design … Continue reading

We caught up with our Accounts Semi-Senior, who is back from her 3 month sabbatical

Our Accounts Semi-Senior, Natalie Rabuszko is back from her travels, after taking a 3 month sabbatical to experience South East Asia! We caught up with her to find out all about what she got up to… Which countries did you … Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Company Car Tax

We are often asked by business owners whether it would be beneficial for them to run their car through their business. Our tax experts have created a free downloadable guide on the taxation of company cars, which covers all the … Continue reading

Winners at the City of Manchester Business Awards 2016

On Thursday 14th July, we attended the City of Manchester Business Awards 2016, hosted at Manchester Cathedral, and we are extremely proud to announce that we won our first City Of Manchester Business Award! We are delighted to have received … Continue reading

Top tweets on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur

On Wednesday 29th June, we hosted the JCI Manchester Ultimate You series seminar event, at The Regency Club. Managing Director Paul Cheetham took to the panel to talk about his experience of entrepreneurship and was joined by our Corporate Finance … Continue reading

Poll – EU Referendum, remain or leave?

Thursday 23rd June 2016 will see the UK decide its future in a referendum on membership of the European Union. But first, we want to get an idea of which way business owners & professionals will be voting. We’re running an anonymous poll … Continue reading