Company formation in United Kingdom

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Company registration in United Kingdom: start a business in United Kingdom
How to set up a company in United Kingdom?

How to set up a company in United Kingdom?

Depending on the nature of your activity in United Kingdom, the type of structure that best suits your project on the British market (liaison or representative office, subsidiary, branch), and the legal form of business in United Kingdom that you will choose (sole proprietorship, limited liability company, etc...), the administrative procedures and formalities for the formation of the company in United Kingdom may vary. Generally, the steps to create and register a company in United Kingdom are:

  • Choice of the legal form under British law and the social capital
  • Drafting the company statutes in English.
  • Opening a British bank account
  • Registering the company in the British trade register
  • Obtaining a British tax identification number

After these steps of creation, you will receive all the necessary legal documents attesting the legal existence of your company or subsidiary in United Kingdom. Your United Kingdom business will also have to meet the specific accounting requirements of British business law.

United Kingdom: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Setting up your business in United Kingdom and starting from scratch to develop it in the British market can be an exciting challenge, but it can also be time consuming. Sometimes it is more interesting and faster to acquire a British competitor that is already well established in the British market. It is therefore necessary to study the British market carefully to detect the most interesting companies.

To create a company in United Kingdom, it is strongly advised to be accompanied by a British lawyer or an British expert who will be able to save you many problems in front of the subtleties of the British business law. 

nativExpand is your gateway to facilitate the creation of your company in United Kingdom. Thanks to a network of experts in company incorporation on the British market, we will accompany you and put you in contact with a British professional, ideally an English speaker or speaking your language.

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Setting up a subsidiary or branch in United Kingdom requires several steps: analysis of the economic model of the project for the British market, the choice of the legal structure in United Kingdom, the registration of the company in the British trade register, the opening of a British bank account and the tax and accounting formalities in United Kingdom with the specificities of the British law.

Before being able to domicile your company in United Kingdom, you must first set up a company in United Kingdom with a legal entity under British law.

To be accompanied by professionals (a British lawyer) is essential to succeed in setting up in United Kingdom and to develop your subsidiary on the British market. nativExpand connects you with a British expert from its international network.