US businesses looking to expand their horizons and take their operations international are often pulled toward one location. With its shared language, familiar westernised culture and impressive economic status, the UK is an incredibly popular choice for American businesses. But aside from the obvious lack of needing to overcome a language barrier, there are dozens of reasons why the UK is often the first choice for many US organisations.
With tax incentives for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), a welcoming approach to American entrepreneurs and ease of doing business, it’s little wonder that so many US companies make the leap across the pond.
However, the UK is not without challenges for those looking to expand into this small but mighty country. Everyone is still navigating the impact of Brexit and what it means for international trade, and the UK is renowned for its strict employment laws and tax obligations. There are also some cultural nuances to consider that you’ll need to familiarise yourself with before expanding into the UK.
We’ve taken a deep dive into everything you need to know as a US business looking to make the move to Old Blighty — and how a little help might go a long way…