Internationalisation services

Whether internationalising for the first time or entering a different market, we provide practical support to UK companies looking to grow their business overseas and we are able to advise and assist you during the whole internationalisation process.

Across the world governments are making efforts to facilitate cross-border trading and improve transport and communications infrastructures. As it becomes easier to do business internationally, an increasing number of dynamic, high growth companies keen to maintain their leading edge are looking to transfer their expertise overseas.

Supporting you throughout the internationalisation process

Whether you are a newly formed company, growing international small or medium sized enterprise, or a major international company, we focus on creating value by acting as a one-stop-shop for UK owned businesses planning investments overseas. 

We recognise that to operate successfully on an international scale you will need to develop coordinated strategies to overcome the barriers to doing business in a new market. Our experts will walk you through the different steps involved in the internationalisation process, including helping you establish the right business contacts and gain an understanding of the local regulatory requirements and ways of doing business.

We also provide advisory services in relation to the local tax environment, including structuring, compliance and dealing with the local respective authorities as regards direct and indirect corporate and personal taxation, as well as transfer pricing, customs and other fiscal areas.

Ongoing support through our international network of offices

We provide ongoing cross-border assistance through our cohesive international network, UHY international.  With a presence in every major financial centre around the world, we can introduce you to commercially focused audit, accounting and tax professionals who can provide ongoing advisory services to your new overseas operation. 

Latest news

Amount spent by businesses on R&D jumps 10% to reach record high of £13.2bn

The increased investment in R&D by small businesses is partly driven by the removal in April 2012 of a minimum R&D investment requirement of £10,000 to qualify for tax credits.
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Boutique spirits follow craft beer revolution with trebling in number of new distillers

The number of applications for distiller’s licences has trebled in a year as entrepreneurs rush to replicate the craft beer revolution.
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Parents investing just 25% of children's ISAs in shares - but will the cautious approach pay off?

Just a quarter of the money saved in junior ISAs is invested in shares, suggesting that parents of young savers are taking a cautious approach, which could risk underperforming in terms of long-term returns.
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London creating 20 times as many businesses per head as the rest of the UK

Colin Jones, partner, explains our research that shows London outdoes the rest of the UK’s top 150 towns and cities for business generation, creating 20 times more additional new businesses* per capita than the rest of the UK.
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HMRC child benefit letters causing widespread confusion

HMRC has caused widespread confusion with an indiscriminate mail-shot to higher rate taxpayers receiving child benefit which suggests that they may owe additional tax, however, HMRC appears to have sent taxpayers these letters without checking whether or not the charge had already been paid by their partner.
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UHY Hacker Young appoints new Audit Partner from Grant Thornton

Subarna Banerjee, formerly Audit Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP, is joining our London office as an audit partner and will Chair our charity and not-for-profit group.
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HMRC tighten up disclosure rules

HMRC have announced a number of changes to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility to limit the benefits for those that HMRC sees as abusing the arrangement.
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Bank lending in the UK is still stalling, down 2.2% in real terms last year - and far behind G7 average

In our recent study we have found that bank lending to the private sector in the UK is still lagging far behind the G7 average, despite all the Government’s efforts to boost the availability of credit.
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28 out of Top 30 highest income tax areas are 'Stockbroker Belt' towns

Our research shows this is due to the shift of the tax burden onto higher earners, who have been hit by an increase in the upper rate of tax, which now sits at 45p.
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Money raised in IPOs on AIM triples - highest sum in six years

The Alternative Investment Market has delivered its biggest year for IPOs since 2007/8.
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Demands on academy governors prompting growing recruitment crisis

Our recent research into academy school governance shows that the increased responsibilities placed on Governors at academy schools risk creating a recruitment crisis.
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HMRC pays out £4.6 billion in corporation tax refunds

Figures obtained by us reveal that some 286,000 businesses received a corporation tax rebate in the year to 31 March 2013.
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Information flows from Switzerland to HMRC...

The 2011 UK-Swiss Tax Agreement is concerned not just with the levying of withholding taxes. It also provides for the passing of information in respect of Swiss accounts to HMRC.
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London’s Silicon Roundabout remains top area for UK start-ups

Our recent research shows that the area around Silicon Roundabout is once again the most prolific area of new business generation in the UK.
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Small Cap Awards winners announced

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards winners have been announced.
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The Small Cap Awards 2014 Nominees

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards shortlist nominations have been announced.
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The Small Cap Awards 2014

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards will shine a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community.
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1 in 2 HMRC VAT fines against businesses ruled incorrect

HMRC has disclosed that one in two penalties it issues against businesses for the late filing of VAT are incorrect.
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Latest publications

SRA Board retain accountant's report

The SRA Board retained the requirement of law firms to commission an accountant's report following the negative feedback obtained in the recent consultation on proposed changes to their reporting accounting requirements.
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Taxflash: Mileage rates - September 2014

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HMRC regularly publish approved ‘fuel only’ rates which have, again, changed.
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VATflash September 2014

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If your business is involved in the area of digital downloads, or electronically supplied services to give it its more accurate label, you will need to prepare for the new VAT rules coming into force on 1 January 2015 across the EU.
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2014 Academies Financial Handbook

Download our summary and comments on the newly released 2014 Academies Financial Handbook.
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Doing business in the UK

A detailed report providing key issues and information for investors considering a business operation in the UK.
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Experience with stock market clients

Our Capital Markets specialists have significant experience advising and supporting fully listed, AIM and ISDX clients. This document provides a list of stock market clients as at August 2014.
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Academy schools update: August 2014

Download our most recent academy schools update which concentrates on the risks involved with academy governance, the academies Risk Protection Arrangement, your impending auto enrolment staging date, the recent EFA investigations into academies and handy tips for the lead up to your audit.
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Taxflash: Users of tax schemes face large tax bills this Summer

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Our dedicated tax investigations team can provide impartial and practical advice in how to deal with the very real consequences of participating in a tax scheme.
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UK tax guide 2014/15

Download our guide for practical tax tips to guide you through the tax system and help you plan to minimise your liability.
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UHY's AIM Review 2013/14

As part of our commitment to the small cap community we have developed a review of the AIM market.  
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Tax update, issue 43

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Our regular summary of all the latest tax issues that will affect you and your business.
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Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin explained

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Why Bitcoin has taken the financial spotlight this year.
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VATflash July 2014

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Our July VATflash discusses the changes to customs procedures for imports of goods into the European Union.
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Dealsflash: London Nusantara Plantations plc

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We recently acted as reporting accountants for the admission to ISDX of London Nusantara Plantations plc.
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UHY Insights: Financing Growth, June 2014

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Following our recent FD Forum we would like to share with you the UHY Insights paper on Financing Growth. This document highlights the importance to businesses of being informed and prepared and contains useful information and recommendations to help achieve this.
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UHY International Business issue 29

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The latest issue of our twice-yearly publication featuring articles on current business affairs in countries & business cultures around the world.
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UHY service offering to Academy schools

Whether you are thinking of converting to academy school status or have already done so, we can help you with the complex array of issues you will need to deal with from best value audit and accounts to preparation to fundraising and VAT issues.
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Taxflash: Mileage rates - June 2014

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HMRC regularly publish approved ‘fuel only’ rates which have, again, changed.
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Documents

Internationalisation Services

Download our guide to how our highly experienced, partner-led team can support your international expansion.
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Internationalisation checklist

Our checklist which can help support your international expansion.
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