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Expanding to the UK: A guide for AU startups

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What to know before you go

If you’re thinking about expanding to the UK but don’t know where to start (and don’t have time to do all the research), you’re in luck. Having done it ourselves – for our startup clients and our own business – we’ve put together a guide full of practical advice about how to set up right from the start. Grab it before you go!

What’s inside?

Your useful guide to expanding your startup to the UK, with practical advice to make sure you’re on top of the requirements from the very start.

With this guide, you'll learn:
  • Different business structures and what’s usually best for startups
  • Companies House and how to comply with your UK legal obligations 
  • HMRC and the main tax schemes and bank account options
  • How to pay staff in the UK and the main visas you’ll come across
  • Funding support, such as the Export Market Development Grant, R&D tax relief and UK startup concessions 
This guide is not a complete list of the many forms, visas and intricacies you’ll come across.

Instead, we’ve stuck to the key areas that are important at the beginning of your UK expansion journey. Remember, we've done this too so we know it can all seem pretty complex to begin with!

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Read this bit! As with all our resources, please don’t take this as personal advice for your business or situation.
You need to speak to us for that.

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