Setting Up A Business In The UK

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner Stuart McWilliams
Stuart McWilliams
Stuart is an accredited specialist in immigration law and a partner in our Litigation division in Glasgow. 
0141 274 1147

The UK has always been an attractive destination for overseas investors, and there are a number of visa categories that allow inward investment to the UK including:

  • The Tier 1 (Investor) visa for High Net Worth Individuals looking to invest at least £2 million in UK companies
  • The start up and innovator routes for people looking to set up a new business in the UK
  • The overseas representative route for established businesses looking to set up a UK branch and invest in the UK market

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Each of these categories has distinct rules and can allow you to set up a business, but choosing the category which best fits your long term needs will not always be easy and will depend on your personal circumstances and factors such as:

  • How much do you want to invest in your UK business, and how do you want to make the investment?
  • What type of business do you have, and can you get an external body to endorse it as an innovative business idea?
  • Your own personal history, and
  • Who do you want to run the business in the UK on a day to day basis

Our specialist team is able to help people looking to invest in the UK by:

  • Identifying the best route to use for your initial move
  • Explaining the long term requirements for remaining in the UK
  • Connecting you to the other professional services you will need to ensure you meet the Immigration Rules in the long term; and
  • Preparing and submitting visa applications to avoid the cost and hassle of a visa refusal