A fully outsourced business solution can provide an efficient and cost-effective entry into the UK market.

As the fifth largest economy in the world with a diverse market, the UK is a key jurisdiction for business owners with global expansion plans. But doing business in new territories means a new set of rules and regulations to navigate – an experienced guide is vital to reduce the risk of incurring unnecessary costs and resources.

As an international advisory and accounting firm, PKF Smith Cooper is well-positioned to help you establish your business in the competitive UK market. Situated in the Midlands near the UK’s largest commercial airport and at the heart of the UK’s only inland Freeport economic zone, our company combines global business connections and strong regional knowledge to deliver high-value outcomes for owners and entrepreneurs.

How we can help you do business in the UK

Our expert business advisers can help you take advantage of the benefits of doing business in the UK, while also helping you navigate and overcome potential challenges. Our award-winning and cost-effective advisory and compliance services cover all UK business operations, giving trusted support and added value at every stage of the business life cycle.

From company incorporation to specialist tax, accounts and VAT and Customs Duty support, our multidisciplinary team possesses in-depth knowledge and experience across a broad range of sectors, allowing us to deliver a fully bespoke service tailored to your needs and objectives. Our services can also be extended to helping you identify 3PL warehouse solutions and Customs Duty representation should these be required.

Our complete outsourcing solution ensures initial investment costs are kept to a minimum. We can also help you stay ahead of the curve by keeping you informed of impending legislative changes that could impact your international trading operations and adapting your strategies to maintain cross-border compliance.

Our services

Phase 1 – Incorporation set-up services 
Set up and incorporation of the UK Limited Company and legal documents  From £500 
Preparation and submission of initial VAT registration  From £2,250 
Application for a UK EOR number                                                              From £300 
Set up PAYE Scheme and register for UK taxes                                   From £1,750 
Payroll set up           From £400 
Phase 2 – Ongoing accounting and compliance services 
Company Secretarial services (including incorporation of a UK subsidiary)   From £350 per annum 
Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns  From £400 per return 
Preparation of year end accounts   From £3,500 
Corporation Tax return   From £750 per annum 
Monthly payroll (1-5 employees)   From £70 per month (including managed pension) 
Additional services 
Self Assessment Tax Return  From £450 per return 
Management accounts support  From £575 per day 
VAT Assist – dedicated indirect tax helpline service to deal with HMRC enquiries and ad hoc queries  From £250 per hour 
Corporate Tax advisory services, e.g. Transfer Pricing                  Bespoke 
Insurance cover                             Bespoke 
VAT Professional Fee Protection  Bespoke 

We pride ourselves on full fee transparency. Fees are always agreed with our clients before work commences. 

Expert advisory services for doing business in the UK

We have helped many businesses find success in the UK through international expansion. Contact us today to book a free consultation and discuss your plans with one of our expert advisers.

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