Tax Benefits of a UK Holding Company

UK Company

By Shona Hastings, 16.12.2021 What is a Holding Company? A holding company is also known as a parent company whose primary business is holding a controlling interest in the securities of a subsidiary company or companies. A holding company doesn’t typically produce goods, services, or trade itself as its main purpose is to hold assets, Read more…

New EU Vat Rules & How to Establish a Drop Shipping Company

EU VAT Rules

By Shona Hastings, 24.11.2021 Foreign investors are increasingly looking to European countries as a gateway to access and sell in the European market. Many are turning to drop shipping as a viable option to operate an eCommerce business and increase their reach and target consumers in various parts of the world. New EU VAT rules Read more…

International Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2021 and the Benefits of Incorporating a Company in Seychelles

incorporating a company in seychelles

By Shona Hastings, 19.10.2021 Seychelles gained its independence in 1976 and is now officially known as the Republic of Seychelles. The economy in Seychelles has steadily grown over the years solidifying its reputation as a major financial hub within Africa. The Republic of Seychelles has become a popular and attractive location for offshore incorporation. Following Read more…

Five Cost Effective Countries for Doing Business in Europe

Doing Business in Europe

By Shona Hastings, 24.09.2021 Deciding on the best country in Europe to start a business can be a complex task. From market research to the costs and requirements involved, there is a lot to learn before you commit to taking the leap. European countries offer many different advantages in terms of corporate law, business environment, Read more…

Sweden Becomes the European Equivalent to Silicon Valley

Sweden tech companies

By Shona Hastings, 23.08.2021 Entrepreneurship is growing rapidly helping Sweden to become a hotspot for tech start-ups. Sweden has earned recognition as the European equivalent to the Silicon Valley. Home to some of the biggest global brands, Sweden tech companies include Spotify, Klarna & Ericson. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report for 2020, Sweden Read more…

EU Trademark Registrations Set to Reach Nearly 100,000 by the End of 2021

European Trademarks

By Shona Hastings, 21.07.2021 An EU trademark registration is the most effective way to add protection to various business assets such as company/brand names, logos, or taglines. Despite the restrictions enforced by many countries over the last number of months, the pandemic has not slowed down EU Trademark registrations. According to the Statistics for European Read more…

New European Online Seller Regulation Requires Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) 2021

SCA regulations

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 28.06.2021 Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a European regulatory requirement that came into force in the first six months of 2021 for many countries within the European Economic Area. It is essential that businesses selling products or services online update their online payments systems to comply with the new SCA regulation as Read more…

Tax Benefits of becoming a Non-Habitual Resident in Portugal

Portugal NHR tax regime

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 27.05.2021 The Portugal NHR tax regime offers lucrative tax breaks for foreign residents residing in Portugal. The Non-Habitual Residents (NHR) scheme allows for substantial tax savings for those who qualify and has been highly successful in attracting international investors and self-employed professionals. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of this scheme by operating companies Read more…

How IR35 Tax Legislation Affects UK Contractors and UK-Based Companies?

UK Contractors IR35

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 22.04.2021 On 6th April 2021, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC) brought significant changes to the IR35 Tax Legislation into force. The legislation sets out clear rules for classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of as an employee. IR35, also known as intermediaries’ legislation, was included as part of the Read more…

Why UK Companies have been advised to move to the EU Post-Brexit

business in the UK after brexit

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 05.02.2021 On 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom ceased to be a part of the EU single market and customs union changing business in the UK after Brexit. The conclusion of Brexit has inevitably resulted in additional bureaucracy that now poses a serious threat for certain business operations across European borders. More Read more…