Facilitating global growth

Enabling business growth is at the heart of everything we do. PwC serve a wealth of internationally active organisations through our global network, investing time to understand client's global goals and helping to create the value they're looking for. Our teams align to specific overseas markets, matching linguistic skills, market experience and industry specialisms to provide clients with bespoke, practical advice. We work closely with our international colleagues countries on behalf of our clients to create a truly global, joined up network. We have experience in providing services to clients across a variety of sectors including Tech, Media & Telecoms, Retail & Consumer, Financial Services and Industrial Products & Services.

PwC are proud partners of the Invest in GREAT Britain campaign. Working collaboratively with the Department of International Trade (DIT), PwC’s global network of professional advisers enable client to assess, enter and succeed in new international markets.

 

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Why businesses are investing in the UK

Business environment

  • Attractive business environment with legal, political and economic stability and strong economy
  • Central time zone
  • Good transport infrastructure, English language, give access to world markets

Skilled workforce

  • World leading for numerous industries e.g. financial sector, technology, creative industries
  • Top class universities and R&D infrastructure
  • Attractive location for employees with access to good schools, leisure activities
  • Workforce diversity

Business focused tax regime

  • UK has one of the lowest headline CT rates in G20 at 20%, reducing to 17% in 2020.
  • Northern Ireland corporate tax rate 12.5% from 2018.
  • Relatively low social security costs vs other European countries

Innovation incentives

  • Generous R&D credits giving ‘above the line’ benefit for large business
  • IP amortisation regime gives tax deduction for post April 2002 IP
  • Patent Box gives 10% tax rate on certain profits from patented IP.
  • World-beating regime of tax credits for creative industries

Territorial Tax Regime

  • Territorial tax regime largely seeking to tax only UK related profits
  • Tax-free sale of subsidiary companies
  • Extensive treaty network reduces withholding taxes substantially
  • Access to interest deductibility rules

Government support and certainty

  • HMRC engagement before businesses commit to move to UK
  • Ongoing certainty available
  • Regional grants available plus practical help from the government’s UK Trade and Investment (‘UKTI’)

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Philip Martinos

Partner, Inbounds, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 2625

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