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Client Corner – Jason Roberts Foundation

In our Client Corner this month is The Jason Roberts Foundation, a charity working to support young people, celebrate diversity and promote respect across the UK and Grenada. The Jason Roberts Foundation was set up in 2007 by former professional footballer, Jason Roberts. … Continue reading

IoD encouraging the claiming of EIS tax relief

The IoD (Institute of Directors) are calling on the government to help encourage more investment in small to medium sized businesses and start-ups. Many of their members are simply unaware of the tax relief available to incentivize an investor into … Continue reading

The Sedulo Community Project Golf Day

On Friday 18th September we were joined by clients, contacts and friends at Hazel Grove Golf Club, for our annual Sedulo Community Project Golf Day. On a day where the sunshine decided to match the immaculate playing surface, companies from … Continue reading

Expert View – Are EIS and SEIS tax breaks too complicated for most SMEs?

Accountancy Live have been discussing how the Institute of Directors (IoD) are calling on government to simplify the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) tax breaks for Continue reading

Top 5 Crowdfunding websites according to the internet…

Crowdfunding is an alternative means of funding that allows individuals to take their ideas forward and make them a reality with the power of other people, ‘The Crowd’. It is the practice of funding a project by raising monetary contributions … Continue reading

Sedulo’s Lee prepares to tackle to Ilkley Triathlon

On Sunday 20th September Sedulo’s Lee will be attempting his very first triathlon in which he will be swimming, running and cycling nearly 20km, in a bid to complete the sprint distance event, the Ilkley Triathlon. Taking part in a triathlon … Continue reading

Is a merger of income tax & social security realistic?

As each tax year passes we hear more and more people calling for a simpler tax system in the UK. As it stands, the UK tax system is one of the most complex in the world. When the Chancellor announces … Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC – R&D Tax relief comes in all shapes & sizes

Since its launch in 2000/01, 100,000 R&D tax relief claims have been made by UK businesses, accounting for around £9.5 billion in reclaimed relief and credits. Although this numbers are impressive, there are a number of businesses who undergo projects … Continue reading

HMRC crack down on online businesses

An interesting article appeared on BBC News recently, further highlighting HMRC’s crackdown by targeting internet companies who may have to provide more information on people and businesses who sell goods and services online. As stated in the article, HMRC are … Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC – Why businesses are flocking to the Isle of Man

In recent years, the Isle of Man has developed into a hotbed for business, and it’s easy to see why. Factors such as their advantageous tax regimes along with a genuine focus on attracting companies in the digital and gaming … Continue reading

My work experience at Sedulo – James Mounsey

In late June 2015, we welcomed Blue Coat School in Oldham student, James Mounsey, into our office for a couple of weeks of work experience. James is set to enter his final year of Sixth Form and got in touch … Continue reading

How the Summer Budget 2015 affects business tax

Corporation Tax rate The CT rate will be cut to 19% in 2017 & 18% in 2020. This is great news for Limited Companies as this will be the lowest rate in the G20. The Government have estimated that this … Continue reading

Other factors covered in the Summer Budget 2015

National Living Wage From April 2016 a new National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour for the over 25’s will be introduced. One of George Osborne’s catchphrases during his budget speech was “The Government wants to move from a low … Continue reading

How the Summer Budget 2015 affects managing your wealth

Inheritance Tax (IHT) Currently IHT is charged at 40% on estates over £325,000. Any unused allowance can be transferred to your spouse, so a married couple has £650,000 between them before IHT is paid. From April 2017 the Government has … Continue reading

The Northern Powerhouse in the Summer Budget 2015

Devolved power to Manchester The Government is working on devolving more powers to Manchester following the deal agreed back in November 2014. Fire Services will be under the control of the Mayor, a new Greater Manchester Land Commission will be … Continue reading

How the Summer Budget 2015 affects personal tax

Personal Allowance and Higher Rate Threshold Typical taxpayers will be £905 per year better off as a result of the increases to the right. The Government have already announced they want to increase the personal allowance to £12,500 and the … Continue reading

VIDEO – How customer demand for wealth management is shifting & how the market is responding

“Where we’re going now with these new trends and the new story of what’s going to happen in the next couple of years is really all about people making demands of wealth managers that are different to the demands that … Continue reading

VIDEO – our view of the Great Manchester Run

As promised, we completed the Great Manchester Run with a GoPro camera strapped to our heads in exchange for your generous donations towards children’s respite charity, Once Upon A Smile. Here is the result, our view of the Morrisons Great … Continue reading

Tweets to maximise the value of your business

We gave control of our Twitter to our Corporate Finance team last week and tasked them with coming up with some pearls of wisdom to maximise the value of your business, all within 140 characters. Here’s what they came up … Continue reading

David Evans swaps Howard Worth partnership for Sedulo

We have bolstered our tax offering with the appointment of David Evans who joins us from Cheshire based practice, Howard Worth. Evans, 29, was on the partner development programme at Howard Worth and had been at the firm for the … Continue reading

Our day at Chester Races

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for a day at the races at Chester Racecourse on Friday 8th May. We were joined by around 40 clients and friends at Chester’s iconic racecourse and, despite the adverse weather … Continue reading

Sedulo boys back in the Manchester Run

On Sunday 10th May the Sedulo boys are back on the track for the Great Manchester Run…and this time round they’ve got a GoPro! This year will mark our 4th entry into the showpiece event and, after handing to reins … Continue reading

What is an Information Memorandum?

If you are looking into the possibility of selling your business, you will likely have been advised on the need to pull together an Information Memorandum. But what is it and what does it contain? An Information Memorandum is essentially … Continue reading

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