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So far Paul Beare has created 16 blog entries.

Checklist for opening a UK bank account for an overseas company

2017-10-13T11:18:35+00:00 October 9 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

There is no precise “how to open a UK bank account for overseas owned companies” handbook. Unfortunately, it is often easier for UK banks to decline to open an account, than it is to complete the hurdles and internal challenges they face from a compliance perspective. Below, we have prepared a checklist for opening a [...]

Paul Beare – Berlin – September 2017 #IRBerlin17

2017-08-31T09:15:20+00:00 August 31 st, 2017|Setting up in the UK|

We are delighted to announce that Paul Beare will be visiting Berlin in September as part of the IR Global conference series. This follows previous successful events in Singapore, San Francisco, Brussels, Miami, Dubai and Shanghai. It will be a group of 100 like-minded accountants, lawyers and financial service specialists in attendance from over 40 jurisdictions. [...]

UK VAT Registration for online businesses

2017-08-10T15:14:08+00:00 August 10 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK, UK Accounting, UK Legal, UK Tax|

HMRC's more rigorous approach to company's that need UK VAT Registration for online businesses set a precedent earlier this month (1 August 2017) with eBay resulting in customers no longer contracting with eBay Europe in Luxembourg, but now trading with eBay (UK) Ltd. This meant for the customers of eBay (UK) Ltd, that VAT will [...]

Paul Beare Ltd working with Singapore companies setting up in the UK

2017-07-22T20:00:59+00:00 April 26 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK|

We are pleased to announce that Paul Beare will be returning to Asia further supporting Singapore based companies setting up in the UK. Paul will be speaking at The British High Commission to potential and current inbound UK start-ups. The presentation “Doing Business in the UK: Practical points for setting up in the UK economy, tax [...]

What is a Confirmation Statement in the UK?

2017-04-12T01:15:30+00:00 April 12 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Legal|

The Confirmation Statement in the UK (form CS01) was previously known as the Annual Return (form AR01) – but it also captures other data that must be filed. On a specific date – it is a ‘snapshot’ containing accurate data about a limited company in the UK. A confirmation statement is a report containing accurate [...]

Benefits of a UK based accountant

2017-07-22T19:54:27+00:00 February 24 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK, UK Accounting, UK Legal|

We sometimes hear people say that they do not need a UK based accountant for their UK operation, especially in the early days of setting up a UK business. Others have an approach that an accountant is just there to ‘fill out forms to keep the tax man happy’. For an overseas company having a [...]

Bill English attracts attention – New Zealand companies setting up in the UK

2017-07-22T20:08:14+00:00 January 14 th, 2017|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Legal|

The (recently appointed) New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English met with his UK counterpart - Theresa May at 10 Downing Street London yesterday. High on the agenda – New Zealand companies setting up in the UK and what would happen as a result of the UK Brexit move. May and English have had preliminary conversations [...]

Employment at Will in the UK

2017-07-22T20:05:59+00:00 December 16 th, 2016|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

We were recently asked to provide UK payroll services to a West-Coast company taking on their first employee in the UK. We scheduled an initial discussion with that company, a software/technology firm in the Bay area, to find out more about their intentions and what was being offered to the UK hire. They knew [...]

UK Inward Investment and Brexit

2016-11-18T12:15:16+00:00 October 4 th, 2016|Setting up in the UK, UK Tax|

With the growth forecast recently updated for the UK the UK Economy - is this a time for overseas companies at setting up in the UK to rethink their expansion strategy? Granted, whether you voted LEAVE or REMAIN, this is good news for the UK economy. However, what does that mean for companies looking to [...]

International Accountants in London – a global outreach

2016-11-18T12:15:17+00:00 May 10 th, 2016|UK General, UK Legal|

As a firm of International Accountants in London, we know many of our clients and potential clients are often looking at setting up in the UK with a view to running their European operations out of London. I previously wrote about Why Networking is important to Paul Beare last year and of our membership of IR Global. [...]