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Branch office vs. Branch registration in the UK

2018-03-12T11:12:21+01:00February 25 th, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

Branch office vs. branch registration in the UK - this is often the key question in the minds of most decision makers of overseas based companies when looking to setup and expand into the UK. However, when the enquiry enters a UK based professional's inbox, the same question can have a very different meaning. We [...]

Paul attends #IRLisbon18 DealMakers conference

2019-11-07T18:47:08+01:00February 12 th, 2018|UK Legal|

Having had possibly one of the longest journey's to Lisbon out of all attendees, Paul arrived in Lisbon after a short stop in London having left Auckland at the beginning of the week. Copenhagen was also visited briefly. This culminated in one of the regular meetings of International Referral members at the Dealmakers conference [...]

UK VAT Registration for online businesses

2017-08-10T15:14:08+01:00August 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 [...]

What is a Confirmation Statement in the UK?

2018-04-01T05:25:46+01:00April 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. It is a report containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. It is also a requirement for LLP’s (limited liability partnerships) [...]

Benefits of a UK based accountant

2017-07-22T19:54:27+01:00February 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+01:00January 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+01:00December 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 about [...]

International Accountants in London – a global outreach

2016-11-18T12:15:17+01:00May 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. [...]

Does my UK operation need an audit?

2016-08-14T17:36:04+01:00October 9 th, 2015|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

A main question we are asked is whether the UK operation need’s an audit. The threshold for compulsory filing of audited financial statements rose on 6 April 2015 to those businesses with a turnover of £10.2 million or more for periods commencing from 1 January 2016. This is part of a new European Commission directive [...]

Director’s duties for a UK Company

2018-02-25T13:11:28+01:00August 13 th, 2015|UK Legal|

The duties of UK company directors have previously evolved through statute and subsequent case law. The Companies Act 2006 embraces case law and requires directors follow courses of action that should be in the best interests of the UK company. This should ultimately lead to the development and success of the company. Directors must not act in [...]