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Jun
10
2019

EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report
#Corporate #Setting up in the UK

According to EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report the UK has retained its position as the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) projects in Europe while Northern Ireland has recorded a 74% year-on-year increase in FDI projects. Although the report may seem, on the surface, indicative of the UK’s robust ability to still attract investment despite the overwhelming uncertainty of Brexit, there are some key caveats to an optimistic outlook. ...

Jun
07
2019

Immigration Update: Brexit
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The UK government is to expect its third Prime Minister in July in the 3 years since the EU Exit Referendum took place. The new leader is likely to define the course of Brexit negotiations, and its outcome. As thing stand, the UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019....

May
31
2019

MAC Report: Shortage occupation list needs significant expansion to meet skills gap
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Migration Advisory Committee in its latest report, published this week, recommends a major review of the SOL so that includes almost 9% of jobs in the labour market, a significant increase from the current 1%. The Migration Advisory Committee or otherwise known as MAC offers government advice on its immigration policy, and on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). ...

Apr
09
2019

Setting up business in the UK – Key considerations regarding staff
#Setting up in the UK #Employment

When it comes to setting up business in the UK one of the key things you need to think about is who is going to operate that business for you. Your staff are crucial to the successful operation of your business and it’s important to ensure they are properly recruited and engaged and that you have the correct framework and procedures in place to manage your relationship going forward. ...

Mar
07
2019

Business Immigration routes to the UK
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Brexit noise is deafening for those wishing to migrate to the UK. However, the UK Immigration routes remain open for business. Businesses who have utilised these routes have been able to utilise global talent to further their business needs....

Dec
03
2018

What it takes to trade globally
#Setting up in the UK #Employment #Information Technology

Whatever the shape of Brexit, or no Brexit, the opportunity to do more business around the wider world has figured large in the national debate, and is still a core issue of concern in the proposed Brexit deal....

Apr
04
2018
Sep
24
2013

A quick guide to doing business in the UK
#Setting up in the UK

There are great opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs and companies to make use of the dynamic and open business climate existing in the UK, as well as a highly skilled workforce. In addition a transparent tax regime, the familiarity of the English language and trusted legal and accounting systems makes the UK an appealing destination for many foreign companies....

Jul
25
2013

The UK must act as a bridge for trade between Europe and the growing economies of the Commonwealth
#Setting up in the UK

According to a panel of leading experts, the UK and EU are missing a wealth of opportunities from the fastest growing economies in the world because of barriers to trade with the Commonwealth....

Jan
03
2013

Where Are The Brits? Advice to UK Exporters from Baroni Limited
#Setting up in the UK

This is a question I hear often when meeting foreign business leaders and ambassadors. To what are they referring? World recession and the general decline in business globally, normally means that businesses are clamouring for opportunities the world over....

Jan
12
2011

Neighbourhood Development Orders
#Setting up in the UK

In the recently published Localism Bill, the same rules regarding the body that can be a qualifying body entitled to initiate the process for making a neighbourhood development order and as regards the neighbourhood area, are applicable to neighbourhood development orders as they are to neighbourhood development plans....

Jan
10
2011

Neighbourhood Development Plans
#Setting up in the UK

The Government`s intention to involve local communities in planning matters was well publicised over a number of months but ministerial statements left it unclear how the proposed neighbourhood plans would relate to strategies and policies contained in local planning authority development plan documents, such as Core Strategies, that have been gradually emerging through the local development framework system introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Localism Bill published last month has clarified some of the main areas of uncertainty....

Dec
02
2010

New Homes Bonus
#Setting up in the UK

The Government`s proposals for a New Homes Bonus payable to local authorities have been trailed for several months by Ministerial statements and Press reports. An announcement in early August confirming that a New Homes Bonus scheme would be introduced did not in fact confirm the previously stated intention to match the Council Tax on every new home with payment of an equivalent amount as grant, to the local authority, annually for 6 years. This broad approach has however recently been confirmed by the detailed proposals set out in the Department for Communities and Local Government`s consultation paper (November 2010), which is primarily addressed to local authorities for views on the detailed workings of the arrangements. It applies to England only....

May
10
2010

Update on new use class for homes in multiple occupation
#Setting up in the UK

Factsheet on new definition of houses in multiple occupation...

Apr
12
2010

Improved Permitted Development Rights for Non-Domestic Development
#Setting up in the UK

An amendment to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order, applicable to England only, has come into force on 6 April....

Apr
06
2010

Community Infrastructure Levy - An Outline
#Setting up in the UK

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in the Planning Act 2008 as a levy on development to provide funding for infrastructure to serve development across the area of the charging authority rather than the infrastructure directly required for that individual development. It replaces the proposal, at the Bill stage of the Act, to charge a tax on the increase in development value resulting from the grant of planning permission, to be called Planning Gain Supplement. Liability to CIL will derive from the grant of planning permission....

Mar
25
2010

Exemptions from Design & Access Statements for Planning Applications and other Amendments to the Town & Country Planning General Development Procedure Order
#Setting up in the UK

The latest GDPO Amendment Order which comes into force on 6 April 2010, in relation to England only, contains a variety of changes to the procedural arrangements...

Feb
08
2010

Flat Sharing - New Planning requirements for homes in multiple occupation
#Setting up in the UK

New planning requirements for houses in multiple occupation...

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