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Starting up in the UK

Offering a highly skilled workforce and a business friendly environment that has low corporation tax rates and one of the most generous R&D tax credit schemes in the world, it is unsurprising that the UK is ranked within the top 10 easiest countries to do business in.

Thinking of starting up a business in the UK?  Here’s what you need to know to set up.

Why the UK?

The UK offers many benefits for starting up a business.

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Choosing the right structure

It is important to decide on the right business structure when setting up.

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Employing your workforce

There are a number of areas to consider when employing in the UK.

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Corporation tax

UK businesses benefit from an advantageous rate of Corporation Tax.

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Tax incentives for the company

The UK offers a range of tax incentives to companies in the UK.

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VAT & duty planning for International Companies

Business activities are affected by VAT and other duties, although there are exclusions.

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Personal tax

In doing business in the UK, you will be subject to personal tax.

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There are various sources of finance that may be available for your business.

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Tax incentives for the investor

There are a range of tax incentives available to an investor in the UK.

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Bookkeeping, accounts and audit

Every UK registered company is required to prepare and file accounts once a year.

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Other considerations

There are other considerations you will need to make when setting up in the UK.

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