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Holding company formation in 5 hours from £52.00

The advantages of registering a holding company in the UK: changes to taxation laws have resulted in the United Kingdom becoming a cost-effective and tax-saving location for holding companies establishment. With these advantages, and ongoing changes likely, it is vital to work with proven experts in holding company incorporation. Our consultants ensure clients to get the practical and adventitious of holding companies start up advice: setting-up of a new holding company in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We can provide you the domiciled service address in London, Sussex, Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and in Glasgow. We can also help with the bookkeeping and accountancy services for your international holding enterprise.


Formation of a holding company for UK customers

£52.00

NO HIDDEN CHARGES

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This holding company formation with Barclays, RBS, Lloyds business bank account is for clients, who have an address in the UK, & want to keep it simple, paper free, no hassle or gimmicks.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the registration of a holding company:



£67.00

NO HIDDEN COSTS

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This holding company registration with guaranteed bank account is for people who already have a registered address in UK & require to register a holding company plus extra documentation provided by e-mail & by post.

This holding company registration offer includes all services mentioned in the first option, plus:



£110.00

NO HIDDEN FEES

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This package is for customers who want all the traditional trappings of holding company registration with impressive bound documents.

This offer includes all holding company establishment benefits mentioned in the first & the second options, plus free delivery of:



£117.00

ANNUAL FEES FROM £75.00

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This holding company formation in London package especially for expatriates & UK residents, who are requiring registering a company with a registered office address in London.

This holding company establishment offer includes all company setting up benefits & items mentioned in the first & the second options, with the addition of:





Registration of a holding company for non-British customers

£147.00

ANNUAL FEES FROM £105.00

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This holding company incorporation in UK package especially for non-UK residents, who are requiring registering a holding company with a legal address in London.

The following items are included into this holding company registration offer:



£172.00

ANNUAL FEES FROM £155.00

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This holding company start-up package especially for non-UK residents, who are requiring opening a holding company with a legal address in Edinburgh.

The following items are included into this holding company set-up offer:



£172.00

ANNUAL FEES FROM £155.00

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This holding company creation package especially for non-UK residents, who are requiring establishing a holding company with a legal address in Belfast.

This holding company registration includes everything in the second option, plus:



£172.00

ANNUAL FEES FROM £155.00

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This holding company establishment package especially for non-UK residents, who are requiring creating a holding company with a legal address in Liverpool.

The following items are included into this holding company set-up offer:




Establish a holding company in London, Edinburgh or in Belfast!

Holding company registration in UK: one of the key reasons for the registration of an advantageous and competitive environment is that the majority of both share disposals and dividends received are now exempt from tax. Of course, there are some exemptions to this, and certain requirements do need to be met. The knowledgeable team at Coddan will be happy to explore these with you. Reformation is also under way regarding the taxation of both offshore finance and overseas-controlled companies, where they were previously subject to the taxation in Great Britain. It's increasingly possible that both will eventually benefit from extremely low tax rates.

Establish a holding company in England, Wales, Scotland and in North of Ireland: a holding company here can benefit from their parent/subsidiary and interest and royalties directives. Two key advantages are: allowing dividends to be paid to a British holding company free of any withholding tax on shareholdings above 10%; enterprise to receive interest from any EU member states, providing the UK holding entity has a minimum of 25% of the shares in the EU company which pays the interest.

Another positive is the extensive network of treaties the UK can access, including double tax treaties with countries like the USA and China - which can significantly reduce withholding tax on dividends. It is also possible that, in future, overseas branches may be exempt from UK tax. In addition, that interest expenses on funding for share acquisitions can be tax deductible, so why not register a holding company in United Kingdom?

We have this experience and can also help with the appointment of a nominee secretary and directors, provision of a registered office in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Liverpool or in Manchester, VAT registration, trademark registration, the issue of subscriber shares, and other key areas. To discuss your specific requirements about holding corporation establishment with one of our expert, simply call +44 (0) 330 808 0089 or + 44 (0) 207 935 5171.

 

Benefits to establishing a holding company in the United Kingdom

Holding Company Formation in UK

Is the United Kingdom a good place to register a holding firm? The short answer to this often-asked question is "yes". There are a range of reasons for this to be seen as a positive decision to open a holding enterprise in United Kingdom. The recent return to the country of a number of holding companies who had previously moved elsewhere suggests a change in both government attitude and behaviour. It's also the case that the largest number of new holding entities being incorporated throughout Europe over the last few years has been in this country.

Coddan does not hide any fees from our consumers, because the price of a holding company startup in London, Edinburgh or in Belfast transparency is essential to us. Our incorporation service' fees and holding company post-formation fees are provided to our customers upfront.

Subsidiary companies incorporated in an EU country may pay dividends to its UK holding company which will not be penalised for withholding tax in the originating country if the EU subsidiary Directive applies. If this fails, the dividend may still qualify through one of the UK's double taxation treaties. Holding companies registered in Great Britain benefit from relief for foreign taxes through the EU Directive, under the terms of a treaty, or unilaterally if neither applies. This usually means no liability for UK corporation tax on the holding company. Dividends paid by a holding company, and dividends received by a company from another UK based limited company are exempt from corporation tax. An exemption from capital gains tax applies on any shares disposal by the holding company.

What is a holding company?

Forming a Holding Company in UK

A holding company is an individual legal entity that exists in order to own or "hold" assets. These assets can be anything that has value, so although stocks and shares in other companies are very commonly owned by holding companies, there are many other asset forms which can also be held. These other assets might include trademarks, brand names, and patents; private equity funds and hedge funds; traded public stocks; bonds; real estate and property; and even creative rights, such as to songs, books, or films.

With regards to the ownership of shares, a registered holding company can own 100% of the shares of a private company or limited liability partnership, or another corporation. In many cases a holding company may own several companies that each form a part of a much larger international group. In these circumstances, the holding company exists in order to protect the assets from each other, and ultimately to protect the profits from loss in the face of disaster.

For example, in the chemical industry, a single holding enterprise may own subsidiary companies that in turn own several patents and brand names pertaining to particular products. They might also own the manufacturing companies that produce these products. If one or more of the manufacturing companies go bankrupt, the subsidiary companies will be unaffected by this, and the holding company will still own the brand names and the patents. This enables the business to re-establish itself quickly, and without further losses.

Be aware of a holding company registration: by definition, a holding firm does not conduct business operations, although where it owns the majority of shares in a public or limited company, it may choose to provide executive oversight of that company, informing the corporate policies by which it functions. Generally, however, the holding company formation does not have an everyday role in any of its investments. These are run by their own management teams, and many holding companies act as merely passive investors.

For the British holding company creation packages, we provide include registration of a holding association with Companies House, the appointment of directors and a company secretary, the issue of subscriber shares, the provision of a domiciled office address, and assistance with opening a business bank account. We also provide the completion of AGM and EGM minutes and resolutions, a tax review that looks at the formation of the holding company, VAT submission, and a series of post-incorporation services for your convenience.

If you would like to know more about the holding company startup services provided by Coddan, please telephone our business consultants on +44 (0) 330.808.0089 or +44 (0) 207.935.5171 to discuss your requirements.