Moving to the UK

The UK’s diverse business environment is considered by many to be one of the worlds most sophisticated. UK residents enjoy a high standard of living, education and recreation and, as such, the UK is considered an attractive location for both businesses and individuals alike.

If you are US based and considering expansion or investment in the UK, we can support you and provide you with the following:

Registration formalities

We are able to assist you with every aspect of your business set up. We will work closely with you to ensure we understand your business needs, will ascertain the range of services most relevant to you, and establish the level of involvement you require from us.

Several legal structures are available for running a business in the UK including:

  • a UK company, often a subsidiary of your ultimate holding company;
  • a branch or representative office of the parent organisation; or
  • a limited liability partnership.

Tax efficient structure

Implementing a tax efficient structure is key in ensuring the commercial success of any overseas business.

Our experts have extensive experience of advising on both the financial and legal aspects of overseas groups seeking to expand into the UK and Europe and can guide you through the complexities of international tax to ensure that, wherever possible, withholding taxes are minimised and profits are repatriated in a tax efficient manner.

We can also assist in tax planning for any overseas employees/directors, either on a temporary or permanent basis.

A full range of services

Our US business desk team have successfully helped many US companies to establish their presence in the UK and have the wealth of experience to help you make the most of your opportunity.

We can provide you with a full range of professional services, including:

  • VAT and duty services;
  • audit services;
  • payroll and bookkeeping services;
  • management accounting services;
  • transfer pricing services;
  • accounts preparation services; and
  • assistance with opening a UK bank account.

Support to US individuals

We are able to assist with tax planning for your personal tax liability, which will be affected by your residence status in the UK. Early tax planning is essential in both cases before your arrival in the UK. Our tax experts have extensive experience in advising both businesses and individuals on international tax issues.

Doing Business guide

Each year we produce a ‘Doing Business’ guide which summarises the key issues and information for investors considering business operations in the UK, including procedural issues, local regulations and taxation.

Click the link to download our ‘Doing Business in the UK’ guide.

The next step

For further information about our US business desk or to arrange a meeting to discuss your specific circumstances, please contact:

Colin Jones, head of US business desk
020 7767 2688

Alternatively, please complete our online contact form here.