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With 66 million inhabitants, UK is the fifth most populous state in the European continent. It comprises of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The official currency is pound sterling (GBP).
One of the most visited places in Europe and one of the wealthiest economies in the continent, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will soon become the first ever Member State to leave the European Union.
Pursuant to the provisions of The Companies Act 2006, businesses in Britain may operate as sole traders, partnerships or limited companies. The latter may be limited by shares or limited by guarantee (mostly non-profits). Company name must end with the word “Limited” or “Ltd” (in Wales also “Cyfyngedig” or “Cyf”) but an entity may trade under a business name that is different from its registered name.
To set up an enterprise, shareholders need to prepare Memorandum and Articles of Association, appoint at least one director and register as a taxpayer. Limited companies may be established by a single shareholder. British companies register with Companies House. In the case of private limited companies there are no restrictions with regard to minimum share capital.
Limited companies are under obligation to file annual confirmation statements and statutory accounts. If certain conditions are met, the documents need to be audited. UK companies are also required to report details of their beneficial owners by keeping a register of people with significant control (PSC register) with Companies House. Registration for VAT is obligatory for entities with annual turnover exceeding 85,000 GBP.
Britain’s top fiscal authority is HRMC. Corporation tax is 19%. Companies that try to avoid UK tax obligations by diverting profits abroad may be charged 25%. Substantial R&D tax cuts are available for small and medium companies. Capital gains tax applies to partnerships and sole traders. For limited companies, capital gains are taxed according to general provisions. Enterprises with profits exceeding 1.5 million GBP are required to pay corporation tax in instalments. A thing to note is that HMRC charges daily interest on late tax payments.
The United Kingdom is known for robust economy and London is considered one of Europe’s biggest financial centres. British company law is business-friendly and transparent. In terms of nominal GDP, Britain ranks in the top ten most affluent countries in the world. The economy is driven largely by the service sector. Important industries are aerospace and pharmaceuticals.
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy and monarchy with Queen Elisabeth II acting as the head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of the government. The British parliament consists of the House of Commons (whose members are elected by general vote) and the House of Lords. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have autonomy in certain areas and have their respective national assemblies and governments.
The biggest bank in Britain is Lloyds, followed by Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC. The biggest foreign bank operating in the UK is Spanish Santander. The banking sector is supervised by Prudential Regulation Authority, a division of the Bank of England, the country’s central bank. Payment institutions and electronic money institutions are registered with Financial Conduct Authority.
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Our main clients are private investors, traders, law, audit, accountancy and tax advisory firms as well as banks and investment funds. Throughout the years of activity Shelfcompanies24 has been enjoying the reputation of the fastest and most responsive shelf company provider.
Our ready made companies have been formed and maintained by our team. Therefore we always guarantee their quality and that they are debt free, with no trading history and consequently riskless to build new ventures on.
Our services do not finish on the sale of shelf companies or company formation. We provide also many other related and necessary services so that we can be treated as a one stop shop in a business setup in many countries. We are also experts in tailor made company formation as well as compliance and registering various changes within the company like director appointments and dismissals, company name change, share capital increase or decrease, company address change and many other issues.
We also provide tax and legal advisory services that are inevitably required by the businesses. We cooperate with many reputable tax and legal advisory firms whose services we can also recommend when the nature of the problem requires certain field specialist engagement.
For those clients who have a need to present their companies documents in foreign countries we provide apostille and translation services. After company sale documents can simply stay with us for the purpose of their apostille or legalisation and sworn translation to any desired language. This service is mainly required when there is a need to open a foreign bank account for a shelf company.
Furthermore we have agreements with many different accounting offices so that we are able to offer a wide choice of the particular accountant that will be dealing with client’s company. Also in case two or more of our clients are trading partners we can ensure that their books will be handled by separate and independent accountants.
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Tomasz has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. His specialization was Finance. Tom supervises the whole business activity of ShelfCompanies24.com and manages all company’s affairs.
Company Formation Specialist
Anna has graduated from Cracow University of Economics as well as Lazarski School of Law. At ShelfCompanies24.com Anna is responsible for company formation, shelf companies, foreign bank accounts and customer service.
Piotr is a graduate of Law Faculty at University of Gdańsk. He is also an attorney. At ShelfCompanies24.com Piotr takes care of compliance, company registry issues and company formation.
Aleksandra has completed a master degree in law at Kozminski University in Warsaw. At ShelfCompanies24.com Aleksandra is responsible for customer service, logistics as well as relationships with the banks.
Julia is a graduate of Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagielonian University in Cracow and College of Law at Florida State University. At ShelfCompanies24.com Julia is responsible for company formation in various countries and taxation issues.