Overseas Companies Looking To Set Up in the Uk

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Overseas Companies

Setting up a new stand-alone entity in the UK or a subsidiary of a foreign parent company? We can help you navigate different legislation and tax requirements.

Are you an overseas business looking to set up in the UK and need some advice and guidance? Whether you are looking to develop new products, seeking new suppliers, supporting existing customers or hoping to find new ones, Page Kirk can help you.

As international business grows, the requirement to comply with different legislation in multiple territories places an ever-greater burden on companies. Brexit has added further to this already complex landscape, bringing European trading partners within new, more complicated and sometimes more restrictive regimes.

To reach a wider range of customers and generate higher profits, the most effective solution for many businesses may be to expand to overseas locations.


From incorporating a company in the UK through to tax registration and compliance, Page Kirk can help to make the transition as seamless as possible, enabling you to focus on successfully launching your business in the UK.

We can also help with globally mobile employees which, with the increasing trend for remote working, can add to the complexity businesses may face. We can advise on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and compliance implications of non-UK resident employees and directors or UK residents who spend time working overseas.


Foreign Businesses Setting Up in the UK

The UK has many complicated legal processes and tax obligations for overseas businesses, and we can help to navigate through all of the necessary paperwork. From annual accounts preparation to improving tax efficiency, we can undertake the complex work involved in business set-up and ongoing compliance.

Page Kirk can assist overseas companies in the following areas:

  • Establishing a UK branch or division, including company formation and compliance with Companies House requirements
  • Providing a UK registered office
  • Annual accounts preparation, including assisting in consolidation with overseas group companies
  • Determining liability for UK corporation tax, including an assessment as to whether a permanent establishment in the UK has been created or if a company is deemed to be centrally managed and controlled from the UK
  • Handling the compliance of UK corporation tax, including registration, corporation tax returns and dealing with HMRC
  • Advising on VAT, including the treatment of supplies of goods and services to UK customers and businesses, as well as the requirement to register for VAT in the UK
  • VAT compliance
  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE) advice and compliance, including specialist areas such as overseas employees or directors who are required to carry out some of their duties in the UK

As a digital-centric accountancy service, we can identify the most suitable systems for overseas clients, either to integrate with existing systems or as standalone solutions. Through our business expertise, we introduce both business process efficiencies and tax efficiencies to save you money, so get in touch with our team of overseas business experts today.

Why choose Page Kirk for Your International Accountancy and Tax Services?

Complying with different legislation in multiple territories can be complicated and time-consuming, but Page Kirk can complete all the necessary work on your behalf and become your dedicated point of contact for all enquiries. We can ensure that you are working in the most efficient way possible, through an ongoing, proactive approach to improving your business.

Our chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers can provide you with all the advice you need, taking the hassle out of your obligations, so that you can focus on running your business.

Page Kirk can assist overseas companies in the following areas:

  • A service that is tailor-made for you
  • Quick response time
  • Business heritage dating back over 120 years
  • Nottingham-based accountants with national and international reach
  • Valuable time savings through technological solutions
  • A dedicated tax department with a wealth of experience and expertise

Using an accountancy firm with international reach opens your business to a whole host of new opportunities for growth. At Page Kirk, we are proud members of the Accelerate network of accounting firms, affiliated with Crowe Global. We only use contacts within this network, who are required to pass quality control before being considered. This means we can access hand-picked firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world, giving us international contacts, up-to-date technical support and training.

With Page Kirk, not only will your business be compliant with laws and regulations, but you can also rest assured that our team will recognise operational areas for improvement, such as better structures and areas where technology can be used to bring down costs and increase efficiencies.

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Arrange a consultation to find out how we can help you. Call us today on 0115 955 5500 or email enquiries@pagekirk.co.uk.

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Page Kirk is a leading accountancy practice in Nottingham, but we service clients across the country, so wherever you are based, we can help. We will assign you an accountant to assist you in growing your business and improving its efficiency. Contact us to find out how we can help you today.

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From ensuring that you comply with your statutory requirements, to navigating the scaling-up of your business, through to effective profit extraction and dealing with your tax affairs, Page Kirk Nottingham accountants are here for you every step of the way.