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Inward investment

The UK is a great place to invest. Our goal is to help you gain more from that investment by working with you to understand your ambition and deliver advice that works for you.

When you’re looking to set up operations in the UK from abroad, you want to work with people who understand what you need and can make things happen, efficiently and expertly.

Our team understands the issues and concerns facing inward investing companies of all sizes, from startups to international groups. This includes businesses across the technology and digital sector.

We provide a full finance department service to many clients meaning they can focus on commercial matters and growth. We also provide specialist advisory in many areas including:

  • Tax planning and transfer pricing
  • Acquisitions
  • Human resources

David Landau

Partner, Head of Financial Services and Inward Investment

T +44 (0)20 8922 9304

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Outsourced accounting services

Many companies, both UK and foreign-based, use our outsourced accounting services. Our specialist outsourcing team offers:

  • Preparation of annual financial accounts
  • Company secretarial services, including setting up and establishing a business in the UK
  • Bookkeeping
  • Liaising with parent company auditors regarding year-end
  • Monitoring cash flow
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Payroll
  • Reporting
  • Reporting formats

Statutory audit

For larger companies whose UK operations have their own accounting functions, we can provide a cost effective audit, either to meet statutory requirements or as directed by the parent company.

Other accounting services

We are experienced in international accounting standards and can advise on issues arising between the UK and your home country. We can help you put in place all the appropriate accounting systems, procedures, controls and reporting requirements. We also advise on accounting software.

Tax services

Our specialist tax advisers are used by many other accountancy firms for tax consultancy. They provide advice ranging from compliance issues, such as corporate, personal and VAT returns, to sophisticated tax planning around company structures, acquisitions and disposals.

We are also experts in dealing with specific overseas tax issues. These include structuring your UK operations in a tax efficient vehicle, transfer pricing, double tax treaties, interaction of home and UK taxes, VAT issues, import duty, employee tax and residency.

Employment issues

Employment law is a minefield for all companies and particularly if you are new to the UK. We can guide you on issues such as contracts of employment, recruitment, remuneration and employment policies and procedures.


We can arrange introductions to banks and other funding sources and assist with negotiations. We also advise on issues including foreign currency and treasury management.

Acquisitions and disposals

We have a dedicated corporate finance team whose experience will help guide you every step of the way when making an acquisition in the UK. We can assist with negotiations, undertake due diligence and advise on issues such as deal structure and warranties, as well as tax considerations.

International support

BKL is also a member of AGN International, a network of accounting and advisory businesses spanning over 80 countries. This enables us to provide even stronger support to our clients based overseas.

For more information or help from one of our inward investment specialists, please contact us using our enquiry form.

You can also find out more about our services to international clients here.

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