- There is an accessible health-care system which is free for many persons.
- You can live in any of the wonderful cities or the amazing countryside.
- The UK is home to London, which is considered to be the financial capital of the world.
- The country is diverse with a variety of cultures.
- The UK has some of the most prominent universities, colleges and schools in the world.
We can provide you with a seamless one-stop service to make the UK your home – from an initial consultation through to becoming a becoming a resident. We can provide expert advice and assistance with the following Business visas:
- Tier 1 - Investor Visa
- Tier 1 - Entrepreneur Visa
- Tier 1 - Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
- Tier 1 - Exceptional Talent Visa
- Representative of An Overseas Business Visa
- Turkish Businessperson Visa
The UK is the most ideal destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe. In fact, more companies establish their European headquarters in the UK than anywhere else in Europe. It is easy to see why:
- Companies based in the UK can reach more than 500 million consumers across Europe;
- You don’t pay any duties when importing or exporting within the European Union (EU). The UK also has free or preferential trade agreements with many non-EU countries;
- The UK has double taxation agreements through treaties with other countries. Therefore, most UK based companies will not pay Corporation Tax on foreign dividends.
- Value Added Tax (VAT) is payable on most goods and services supplied in the UK. The current VAT rate is 20%. Goods imported or purchased may also have VAT. However, a company has to charge VAT when its taxable turnover is above a certain threshold.
- If you want to form a new limited company in the UK, you need to register with Companies House. It costs £12 and it takes about 24 hours.
- Tax credits are available for companies involved in Research and Development (R&D). These companies pay a lower rate of Corporation Tax. Companies may get a 100% deduction of Corporation Tax on work related to R&D. Large companies can get a further deduction from their taxable income which is 30% of their current spending on qualifying R&D. Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) can get a further deduction from their taxable income of 125% of their current spending on qualifying R&D; and
- It’s also easier to do business in the UK than any other major European economy (According to: World Bank 2014. Doing Business 2014 3. Ernst & Young 2014. UK Attractiveness Survey).
If you need assistance with any of these visas, please please get in touch.