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Business expansion resources

We've put together a few resources to help you understand what it takes to expand your business into the UK.

These documents should answer many of your questions, but if you have any more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7759 5326, or send an email to and we'll get back to as soon we can.


Doing business in the UK

This guide provides a general overview of how businesses operate in the UK. In particular, it will give you information on business setup for any non-UK entities wishing to do business in the UK.

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Establishing an entity

Here we provide an overview of the legal requirements needed to establish a UK entity. This document also covers company director responsibilities, as well as employee regulations and immigration-related issues.

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An overview of UK taxation

This guide looks at most aspects of taxation that you will have to deal with when expanding into the UK. Corporation Tax, VAT, personal taxation, entrepreneurs' relief, payroll taxes as well as the tax implications of research and development are explained in this document.

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Regulatory matters to consider

While various EU regulations impact on trade in general, the UK attaches great importance to free competition. As a result, there are no exchange controls in the UK. Price controls and restrictions on foreign ownership or investment are generally not imposed.

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