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Why the UK is perfect for Australian businesses

by Sable International | Jan 07, 2016
  • We specialise in helping Australian businesses extend their operations into the UK. This article lists a few reasons why the UK is a preferred destination for Aussie business.

    Low Corporation Tax

    The UK is an extremely business-friendly country; the historically low Corporation Tax is evidence of this. The 20% cap on this tax rate makes it the lowest in both the G20 and G7. This is an indication of the UK’s commitment to a pro-business environment in which Australian companies can thrive. 

    Do note, as a client of Sable International you will have access to our UK tax experts.

    The UK is a gateway to the European market

    Trying to set up operations in Europe can be extremely challenging for Australian businesses. Language barriers and the non-flexible employment legislation common in the European market are two of the greatest barriers to entry. Once established in the UK, however, it is much easier for companies to expand into the wider European economic area.

    Fintech growth 

    Financial technology (fintech) grew rapidly in 2015, with London establishing itself as one of the top destinations for fintech companies looking to expand their reach internationally. The UK fintech industry is currently booming and there has been a concerted effort by government to encourage foreign businesses to set up operations in the UK. 

    A wide variety of working visas

    There are a range of specialist visas offered by the UK to highly skilled workers. These visas enable you to bring your trusted team with you into in a new environment. 
    If you want help with applying for visas don’t hesitate to contact our sister company, 1st Contact Visas. Our immigration experts will be able to guide you through the application process.

    You don’t have to be based in London

    The development of HS2 High Speed Rail Network in the UK will be a huge asset to businesses that situate themselves outside London. This new railway will connect secondary cities, like Birmingham, to the capital.

    Setting up in a smaller city enables you to buy/rent office space and hire staff at lower costs. This lowers your overheads while keeping you within striking distance of London. You save money without losing touch with one of the world’s international business hubs.

    To begin the process of expanding your business into the UK market and beyond speak to a business relocation expert at by calling +44 (0) 20 7759 7584 or sending us an email.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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