United Kingdom Offshore Company Formation Service

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For non-UK entities, a UK based company offers very attractive advantages.

UK companies can act as fiduciaries or "agency" companies for the non-UK parent company, providing banking and administrative service. Additionally, under certain conditions, the UK company does not have to register for or charge VAT, and can access all the benefits of the UK's banking, financial and communications infrastructure and labor talent. There are also significant tax and asset protection advantages in this type of arrangement. This is an extremely popular choice for many of our clients.


Key Features

Company type Private Limited Company.
Governing corporate legislation UK companies are regulated under the Companies Act 2006. The UK Companies House is the governing authority.
Information published relating to company officers Upon registration of the company, the names of company officers will appear on public record. A register of “people with significant control” has been in force since the 6 April 2016
Accounting requirement Accounts and tax filing must be submitted by year-end.
Taxation A tax rate of 21% applies for profits below £300k. For profits exceeding £300k a bracket applies (see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/corp.htm for details).
Standard currency GBP
Time to form The UK has a fast and efficient registry. Company formation can be processed electronically within a day.
Stability Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Communication Good communication means.
Time zone Convenient time zone (GMT).
Secretary required Yes
Paid up capital requirement Minimum share capital: £1.
Renewal Date Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal system Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.
Bearer shares Bearer shares are not permitted.
Additional Facts A UK company can act as an agent for a foreign company / also known as UK Agency structure.

Banking Options for the United Kingdom

We assist our clients in identifying the best banking solution for their particular needs from a variety of providers.



The United Kingdom is Recommended For

Real Estate Holdings
Traders and Investors
Advisers, Consultants and Counselors
Electronic Commerce and Digital Transactions
Business Holdings
Inheritance and Estate Planning
Expatriats and Offshore Workers