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United Kingdom

Open a company in the United Kingdom

Why open a company in United Kingdom?

The United Kingdom has one of the most successful economies in the EU. It attracts more inward investment from Asia and the US than any other EU country. This success is reflected in the number of foreign companies that have set up business in UK. Foreign investors have cited a number of reasons for choosing UK company registration, including the following:

  • Size of the market – it is the world’s 4th largest economy
  • Strong currency – the pound has performed better than the euro
  • Location and language – a natural point of entry into the EU
  • Government policy – the UK has a liberal business environment

At the same time, it should be noted that the UK doesn’t have a particularly attractive tax regime – full corporate income tax is 30% – and there are few general incentives.

What are the main types of UK Company Incorporation?

  • Private limited company (Ltd)
  • Public limited company (Plc)

What are the main features of a private limited company?

  • The most popular format for foreign investors
  • Only one shareholder needed, ideal for wholly-owned subsidiary
  • Minimum one director and a company secretary
  • Accounts to be filed annually
  • The minimum capital requirement is at least £ 1. We recommend that the bank account be opened with at least £ 100.
  • To enter VAT, it is necessary to have physical presence in the United Kingdom and to prove that the business exists in the Country. 
  • It is necessary to go personally in order to open a bank account.

What are the main features of company formation with a PLC?

  • Minimum share capital of £50.000
  • At least 25% of the share capital must be paid up
  • Minimum of two directors and a company secretary
  • Financial statement to be audited if turnover exceeds £1m

UK Company Incorporation

How easy is it to recruit staff in the UK?

Foreign companies will find little difficulty in recruiting local staff. British workers are generally well educated and motivated and able to adapt to different management styles.

What is the British regulatory environment like?

The UK government places a priority on attracting investment from abroad, and has sought to ensure that the regulatory environment is as liberal as possible. There are very few restrictions on foreign ownership or investment, although certain sectors, such as financial services, are strictly regulated to protect the consumer. The authorities also enforce laws guarding against the abuse of monopoly powers.

What is the corporate tax rate in the UK?

The corporate tax rate is 28% on profits.

UK Company Registration

Are there financial incentives available in the UK?

Financial incentives are available for companies who wish to set up business in UK and are willing to invest in specific areas and sectors. Grants may be provided to assist job-creating investment in certain areas of the UK, mainly outside London and the south east. Other incentives take the form of research and development grants, technical assistance for exports, and export credit guarantees.

How much does it cost to open a company in the United Kingdom (UK)?

The value is € 1,500 and the services included in this amount are: UK business opening, bank account opening and VAT registration.

Mandatory virtual office outside London (in Bushey, Hertfordshire) for 12 months
at a cost of € 3,000

For virtual office in the city of London, the value of the above services becomes
€ 4,000.

How can I obtain more information about opening a company in the UK?

Please contact us if you have questions and/or want to receive more information on opening a company in the UK.

Support

The benefits of having your own company are virtually unlimited. Opening and managing a company with Europa Expert’s orientation is even simpler and easier. We provide all the needed support to open and manage your company in the UK.

Services we provide
Consulting for new companies (company’s name, website, etc.)
Initial registration
Corporate documents
Bank account in British bank
Business Address and Mailbox in UK
Fiscal registration (VAT)
Accountancy (according to British Law)
Annual tax declaration
Virtual Office in UK

United Kingdom

Open a company in the United Kingdom

Why open a company in United Kingdom?

The United Kingdom has one of the most successful economies in the EU. It attracts more inward investment from Asia and the US than any other EU country. This success is reflected in the number of foreign companies that have set up business in UK. Foreign investors have cited a number of reasons for choosing UK company registration, including the following:

  • Size of the market – it is the world’s 4th largest economy
  • Strong currency – the pound has performed better than the euro
  • Location and language – a natural point of entry into the EU
  • Government policy – the UK has a liberal business environment

At the same time, it should be noted that the UK doesn’t have a particularly attractive tax regime – full corporate income tax is 30% – and there are few general incentives.

What are the main types of UK Company Incorporation?

  • Private limited company (Ltd)
  • Public limited company (Plc)

What are the main features of a private limited company?

  • The most popular format for foreign investors
  • Only one shareholder needed, ideal for wholly-owned subsidiary
  • Minimum one director and a company secretary
  • Accounts to be filed annually
  • The minimum capital requirement is at least £ 1. We recommend that the bank account be opened with at least £ 100.
  • To enter VAT, it is necessary to have physical presence in the United Kingdom and to prove that the business exists in the Country. 
  • It is necessary to go personally to the partner of the company in order to open a bank account

What are the main features of company formation with a PLC?

  • Minimum share capital of £50.000
  • At least 25% of the share capital must be paid up
  • Minimum of two directors and a company secretary
  • Financial statement to be audited if turnover exceeds £1m

UK Company Incorporation

How easy is it to recruit staff in the UK?

Foreign companies will find little difficulty in recruiting local staff. British workers are generally well educated and motivated and able to adapt to different management styles.

What is the British regulatory environment like?

The UK government places a priority on attracting investment from abroad, and has sought to ensure that the regulatory environment is as liberal as possible. There are very few restrictions on foreign ownership or investment, although certain sectors, such as financial services, are strictly regulated to protect the consumer. The authorities also enforce laws guarding against the abuse of monopoly powers.

What is the corporate tax rate in the UK?

The corporate tax rate is 28% on profits.

UK Company Registration

Are there financial incentives available in the UK?

Financial incentives are available for companies who wish to set up business in UK and are willing to invest in specific areas and sectors. Grants may be provided to assist job-creating investment in certain areas of the UK, mainly outside London and the south east. Other incentives take the form of research and development grants, technical assistance for exports, and export credit guarantees.

How much does it cost to open a company in the United Kingdom (UK)?

The value is € 1,500 and the services included in this amount are: UK business opening, bank account opening and VAT registration.

Mandatory virtual office outside London (in Bushey, Hertfordshire) for 12 months
at a cost of € 3,000

For virtual office in the city of London, the value of the above services becomes
€ 4,000.

How can I obtain more information about opening a company in the UK?

Please contact us if you have questions and/or want to receive more information on opening a company in the UK.

Support

The benefits of having your own company are virtually unlimited. Opening and managing a company with Europa Expert’s orientation is even simpler and easier. We provide all the needed support to open and manage your company in the UK.

Services we provide
Consulting for new companies (company’s name, website, etc.)
Initial registration
Corporate documents
Bank account in British bank
Business Address and Mailbox in UK
Fiscal registration (VAT)
Accountancy (according to British Law)
Annual tax declaration
Virtual Office in UK

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 FAX: 11 3957-1612

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 Bela Vista – São Paulo/SP

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