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Doing financial business in the United Kingdom

International Context
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s most vital trade and financial centres.

Advantages include the UK’s geographical location and its time zone. This is ideal for same-day communication with Asia and the Americas. The UK also offers easy transportation access to other financial centres. And English predominates—another asset.

Legal History
The UK’s legal system is well established; it has contributed to the choice of the UK as a destination for international business.

Tax Overview
The UK’s regulatory environment is considered to be friendly. Of the G7 countries, the UK has the lowest corporate tax rate per se.

Despite recent changes, the personal tax regime applicable to UK resident but not domiciled individuals continues to be attractive.

In addition, the UK has the largest number of worldwide double-taxation treaties.

United Trust’s London office is a pivotal locale for doing cross-border business.