UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants

Moving to the UK

The UK is the number one gateway to Europe and its diverse business environment is considered by many to be one of the world’s 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 Israeli-based and considering expansion or investment in the UK, we can support you and provide you with the following:

Practical relocation services for individuals

We are experienced in dealing with a range of relocation challenges and can provide practical and commercial solutions, including advice surrounding tax structuring and the effective application of the ‘resident/non-domicile’ rules for individuals settling in the UK.

With our extensive contact base we can also make introductions to other professional advisers such as lawyers, bankers, property experts and consultants, where required.

Tax efficient structure

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

If you are considering setting up business in the UK, your company will be subject to UK taxes if it is resident or carries on trade in the UK. We can advise you on your group structure, including planning and the repatriation of profits to help minimise your UK tax liabilities.

We can also assist in 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.

Raising capital on UK stock market

Raising capital on the London Stock Exchange’s junior Alternative Investment Market (AIM) or ISDX market can facilitate your expansion and raise your global profile.

London is the third largest equities market in the world by value of trading, and the London stock exchange has an outstanding reputation among capital markets. Overseas companies are actively encouraged to utilise the exchange to raise capital.

We are ranked 9th* amongst the UK’s audit firms for advising stock market clients and our team of UK specialists regularly work alongside our UHY international offices on IPOs or dual listings of overseas companies.

Doing business in the UK 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 or to arrange a meeting to discuss your specific circumstances, please contact Derek Levy, head of our Israel business desk, either by phone on 020 7216 4658, or email him at d.levy@uhy-uk.com.

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