Setting up a Company in the UK – Why Consider the Dixcart Business Centre?

There may be several reasons why individuals wishing to establish a company in the UK might consider the use of a Business Centre, providing not only serviced office capacity, but also substance. Business Centres can offer a productive work environment and a cost-effective option for organisations with international interests wishing to operate from a particular location.

A company establishing itself in the UK will require premises for staff, and for any company set up in the UK, management and control of the business must take place there.

Substance and Value Creation

Substance is an important factor for organisations to consider, especially international companies wanting to establish subsidiaries in other countries. In addition, measures are being implemented around the world, to ensure that corporate tax is levied where the real value creation of a business takes place.

Companies must show that the management, control and day to day decisions concerning their activities are taken in each specific foreign jurisdiction where they have a branch or subsidiary, and that the company itself operates through an establishment that provides a real presence in that location.

Tax Advantages Available to UK Companies

  • The UK has one of the lowest rates of corporation tax in the western world. The current UK corporation tax rate is 19%.
  • There is no withholding tax on dividends.
  • Most share disposals and dividends received by holding companies are exempt from taxation.
  • Controlled foreign company tax rates only apply to a narrow classification of profit.

For more information on the advantages available to companies and foreign individuals relocating to the UK, please contact: advice.uk@dixcart.com.

Why Consider Dixcart Serviced Offices in the UK?

The Dixcart Serviced offices in the UK provide high quality, flexible furnished accommodation, and sophisticated IT and communication systems.

The offices, which can accommodate 2-6 people, are all on ground floor level and offer a quiet and modern working environment with plenty of natural light. Each room is fully furnished, with telephone handsets and controlled air conditioning. There is a shared reception area and kitchen facilities specifically for serviced office clients. Meeting and boardroom facilities are available in the building and there is some on-site parking.

Serviced office for 4 people
   Serviced office for 6 people

Meeting room available for hire

Location of the UK Business Centre: Dixcart House

The Dixcart Business Centre in the UK is located at Dixcart House on Bourne Business Park, Surrey. Dixcart House is 31km from central London and just minutes from the M25/M3/M4/M40. Train services from Weybridge serve central London and you can be in the heart of the capital in 30 minutes. With only a 20-minute drive to Heathrow Airport and 45 minutes to Gatwick Airport, Dixcart House is ideally placed for individuals needing to travel internationally.

Located close to extensive amenities and established Green Belt, the Business Park offers an environment of the highest quality. Situated between Weybridge and Addlestone, the Business Park benefits from close access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops, and a wide choice of hotel and leisure facilities.

Additional Services at Dixcart House

We have 6 meeting rooms and a large boardroom, which can accommodate up to 25 people comfortably. The space can be divided into smaller meeting rooms or a theatre style seminar space, if required.

Dixcart House offers a flexible and safe office environment with 24-hour access to the serviced offices for tenants. The reception area is staffed during normal business hours and the receptionists greet visitors, co-ordinate meeting room bookings and provide secretarial services, if required.

How Can Dixcart Help?

Many businesses starting operations in a new location will require additional professional support for their growing business. Professional accounting, tax and legal staff are in the same building and can offer expert advice in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate and Employment Law
  • Human Resources
  • IT Support
  • Payroll
  • Tax Support and Advice

Dixcart also has established relationships with key contacts working in many other businesses in the UK and can assist with introductions to other professionals.

Summary and Substance

Increasingly, substance is a critical matter for a business, the Dixcart Business Centre at Dixcart House can assist in providing and demonstrating the following:

  • A physical presence.
  • Management, control and decision-making processes that can be demonstrated to be made in the UK.
  • A company that has local employees and pays local income tax and social security contributions for them.

In addition to the Business Centre in the UK, additional Dixcart Business Centres are located in Cyprus, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Madeira (Portugal) and Malta.

Further Information

For further information regarding the Dixcart Business Centre in the UK, please contact Fiona Douglas or Julia Wigram: advice.uk@dixcart.com or your usual Dixcart contact.

The data contained within this document is for general information only. No responsibility can be accepted for inaccuracies. Readers are also advised that the law and practice may change from time to time. This document is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute accounting, legal or tax advice. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this document.