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Gulf business desk

Our London based Gulf business desk team provide the full range of audit, tax and advisory services to support companies and individuals that are looking to move to the UK and UK companies and individuals with business interests in Arabian Peninsula.

Our strength for our Arab clients, apart from our expertise and professionalism, is that we have a team with language capability, if required, who are familiar with the culture and mindsets of our clients from the Arabian Peninsula.

The Gulf business desk works closely with the UHY offices in the region and also services clients from areas including  Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.A.E..

Moving to or investing in the UK

Our dedicated team are able to act as your first point of contact to provide professional assistance and support to help you make the most of the many opportunities available in the UK.  If you are considering the UK as a possible location, we can act as a one-stop shop and provide the full range of UK professional services, including tax, audit and advisory services.

Read more about our services to clients moving to or investing in the UK.

Investing in the Arabian Peninsula

Support and advice from a company with a connection between the UK and the various Gulf states will undoubtedly make the process of cross-border expansion or investment smoother and less stressful.

If you are a UK company looking to set up operations in the gulf, we can work alongside our UHY member firms in the relevant jurisdictions to support you during your expansion and will walk you through the different steps involved in the process.

Read more about our services to UK clients with business interests in the Arabian Peninsula.

Investing in UK property

We have extensive experience in advising and assisting overseas investors in UK property, from direct investment in ‘buy to let’ investment property, to complex commercial and trading structures.

Our specialist teams have assisted property investor clients in the following areas, adding value through our advisory services, including:

  • ‘Non-Resident Landlord’ (NRL) registration with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Preparation of UK tax returns
  • Completion of the annual ATED Returns
  • Establishing an offshore holding structure
  • Advising on avoiding UK inheritance tax
  • Advising on tax on disposal

Read more about the tax issues for those investing in UK residential property and the ways in which we can help.

The next step

We have also produced a ‘Doing business’ guide which summarises the key issues you will need to consider when setting up business in the UK, including details on procedural issues, local regulations on foreign investment, and taxation.

For further information about our Gulf business desk and how we can help you or to arrange a meeting to discuss your specific circumstances, please email gulfdesk@uhy-uk.com or speak to:

Mark Giddens, head of  Gulf business desk
020 7767 4651