Looking to expand into the UK from abroad?

As well as traditional accounting and tax services, we can provide specialist advice to UK companies with overseas operations, UK subsidiaries and branches of overseas companies, businesses investing in the UK for the first time, as well as private individuals. 

With fewer restrictions, a favourable tax regime, one of the most generous R&D tax relief schemes in the world, and a springboard to Europe, the UK continues to be Europe’s leading destination for companies expanding their global business. Here at JPW Accountancy LLP, we have experience assisting overseas companies set up and run their business in the UK.

Our own in-house professionals have many years' experience assisting international companies; however, we are aware our knowledge has its limitations and so we work along with companies across the world to ensure we always offer our clients a truly global service.

Whether you need advice on trading with the UK, or if you need to establish a company from overseas, we're here to help you find the best way to expand your business.

JPW Accountancy LLP is registered with the UK Government's Department for International Trade. See our profile here.


Why choose the UK?

The UK plays an important role in international trade and economy. It is a leading European business centre that attracts more than 35% of all foreign investment in Europe. It has an open economy and one of the lowest tax rates. The UK offers cultural and ethnic diversity, high-quality workforce, endless business opportunities and access to high-technology and innovative sectors. According to various rankings, the UK is among top countries for ease of doing business. Of course, the UK legal system is highly regulated, but its regulations are tailored to business needs and provide good opportunities for business growth. Despite Brexit, the UK remains a stable business environment with an approach tailored to overseas investment. In fact, post-Brexit, the UK will likely become even more attractive for foreign businesses, as it looks towards non-European overseas investors.


What about trading with the UK from abroad?

If you need advice on starting to trade with the UK, import/export duties, VAT etc, we have the expertise to help you know exactly the costs of trade and the best way to get started. Contact us for more information.


How do I setup a UK company?

Wanting to take the next step and establish a legal entity in the UK? Contact us to speak to us about our international company formation bundles. See below for more information.


What is included?

  • Company Formation

All the necessary legal work completed, your online application sent directly to Companies House for approval and your new company could be trading in as little as 48 working hours (subject to Companies House workload and operating hours).


  • UK Postal Address

To register a business in the UK you need a UK address. We can arrange the setup of a London address to use as your Registered Address and directors' service address, with any important business post being forwarded to you or sent by email, wherever you’re based.

  • Electronic Company Documents

Once incorporated, we’ll send you digital copies of the Certificate of Incorporation to prove your company exists, shareholder certificates that confirm the ownership of shares in your company, as well as the Memorandum & Articles of Association that set out how your company will be run and governs its relationship with the outside world. (Printed copies can be provided for an additional cost.)


  • Person of Significant Control Register

We will help you maintain a Person of Significant Control Register to keep you compliant with Companies House in the UK. (First year included.)

  • Fraud Protection Service

We will help protect you and your company from identity fraud by disabling paper company filings and by signing you up to email notifications. So, if any changes are made to your company without your authorisation, you can act swiftly to correct them.


  • HMRC Corporation Tax and VAT Registration

We will take care of your registration with HMRC for Corporation Tax and VAT. Filing of returns can be arranged as part of our accountancy packages.

  • Online Cloud Bookkeeping

For a monthly cost, or as part of one of our accountancy packages, we can arrange for a QuickBooks or FreeAgent cloud bookkeeping package, ensuring you are compliant with HMRC rules on record-keeping and VAT filing. For more information please click here.