Doing business in foreign countries offers lots of opportunities and possibilities for you as an entrepreneur in the real economy. That also holds true for the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is an ideal location for doing business or starting a company. Not all the rules are the same, however, so you must be well prepared as you commence your activities there.
Along with Belgium and Germany, the United Kingdom is one of the Netherlands’ biggest trading partners. There’s a lot of investment by companies in both countries. You also don’t have to worry much about language barriers, and you can easily travel back and forth by plane, by boat or by train (through the Chunnel).
One question about doing business in the United Kingdom has very much been on the minds of many small and medium sized companies recently: what’s the Brexit all about? The Brexit has resulted in all sorts of developments in the United Kingdom, and the prospects for the future are not clear yet. The prevailing uncertainty will not be dispelled until the final agreements have been made with the EU on the consequences of the Brexit. Yet, with the right support, your business plans can definitely be and remain feasible. In cooperation with our British colleagues from our Moore network, we’re keeping track of the latest legislation for you.
Below, we’ve set out several questions which we’re often asked about doing business in the United Kingdom:
We are a member of Moore Global, an international network of independent accountancy and tax advice firms. Moore Global is active in more than 110 countries across the world. The 300 affiliated organizations together have more than 610 offices. Our goal is to completely eliminate your worries about doing business across borders, so, if necessary, we rely on the knowledge of experts from other countries.
Through such cooperation at the local level, we can assist you with the knowledge and expertise you need in a targeted fashion. We not only help you to comply with the legal formalities, but also advise you on tax optimization and tax planning.