International Firms Seeking Establishment in the United Kingdom

Assisting companies in navigating tax and accounting regulations when establishing presence in the UK.

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Overseas Companies

Establishing a new independent entity in the UK or a branch of an overseas corporation? Allow us to guide you through various laws and tax obligations.

Are you a foreign enterprise aiming to establish a presence in the UK and in need of expert advice and assistance? Whether your objectives involve product innovation, supplier collaboration, customer support, or market expansion, Leewop is here to support you every step of the way.

As global commerce evolves, adhering to diverse legal frameworks across multiple jurisdictions presents an increasingly demanding task for companies. The aftermath of Brexit has further complicated this landscape, subjecting European trading partners to new, intricate, and occasionally more restrictive regulations.

For many businesses seeking to broaden their customer base and enhance profitability, venturing into international markets may prove to be the most viable strategy.


From incorporating a company in the UK through to tax registration and compliance, Leewop can help to make the transition as seamless as possible, enabling you to focus on successfully launching your business in the UK.

We can also help with globally mobile employees which, with the increasing trend for remote working, can add to the complexity businesses may face. We can advise on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and compliance implications of non-UK resident employees and directors or UK residents who spend time working overseas.


Foreign Businesses Setting Up in the UK

The UK has many complicated legal processes and tax obligations for overseas businesses, and we can help to navigate through all of the necessary paperwork. From annual accounts preparation to improving tax efficiency, we can undertake the complex work involved in business set-up and ongoing compliance.

Leewop provides support to foreign companies in the following areas:

  • Establishing a UK branch or division, including company formation and compliance with Companies House requirements
  • Providing a UK registered office
  • Annual accounts preparation, including assisting in consolidation with overseas group companies
  • Determining liability for UK corporation tax, including an assessment as to whether a permanent establishment in the UK has been created or if a company is deemed to be centrally managed and controlled from the UK
  • Managing UK corporation tax compliance, including registration, filing corporation tax returns, and liaising with HMRC
  • Providing guidance on Value Added Tax (VAT), including handling the treatment of goods and services supplied to UK customers and businesses, and the necessity to register for VAT in the UK
  • Ensuring VAT compliance
  • Offering advice and ensuring compliance with Pay As You Earn (PAYE), covering specialized areas such as overseas employees or directors who are required to perform some of their duties in the UK

As a digital-centric accountancy service, we can identify the most suitable systems for overseas clients, either to integrate with existing systems or as standalone solutions. Through our business expertise, we introduce both business process efficiencies and tax efficiencies to save you money, so get in touch with our team of overseas business experts today.

What Sets Leewop Apart for Your Global Accounting and Tax Needs?

Complying with different legislation in multiple territories can be complicated and time-consuming, but Leewop can complete all the necessary work on your behalf and become your dedicated point of contact for all enquiries. We can ensure that you are working in the most efficient way possible, through an ongoing, proactive approach to improving your business.

Our chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers can provide you with all the advice you need, taking the hassle out of your obligations, so that you can focus on running your business.

Leewop can assist overseas companies in the following areas:

  • A service that is tailor-made for you
  • Quick response time
  • Business heritage dating back over 120 years
  • UK -based accountants with national and international reach
  • Valuable time savings through technological solutions
  • A dedicated tax department with a wealth of experience and expertise

Using an accountancy firm with international reach opens your business to a whole host of new opportunities for growth. At Leewop, we are proud members of the Accelerate network of accounting firms, affiliated with Crowe Global. We only use contacts within this network, who are required to pass quality control before being considered. This means we can access hand-picked firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world, giving us international contacts, up-to-date technical support and training.

With Leewop, not only will your business be compliant with laws and regulations, but you can also rest assured that our team will recognise operational areas for improvement, such as better structures and areas where technology can be used to bring down costs and increase efficiencies.

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Switching to Leewop from your current accountant is seamless and straightforward.

Leewop stands out as a premier accounting firm in the UK, serving clients nationwide. Regardless of your location, we are here to support you. We'll match you with a dedicated accountant who will assist you in advancing your business and enhancing its effectiveness. Reach out to us today to explore how we can assist you.

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