Business guides

With the collective knowledge of our member businesses, we know every aspect of setting up and running a business in the UK.

Together with experts in their respective fields, we bring you a series of business guides to help you with the essential steps to establish your business in the UK and the key considerations for successful business operations that will help your business to grow and develop. With the first guides focusing on the first steps into the UK market, the forthcoming themes will span from tax, accounting and law, to marketing, HR and cyber security.

Setting up in the UK

Setting up in the UK

Setting up in the UK

Overview of first steps into the UK market

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

Are you ready to take your business abroad? Many Swedish businesses see a successful expansion to the UK as a gateway to the rest of the world. This is probably one of the reasons for the 1,000+ Swedish business already present in the country.  Using our local presence and knowledge of the market, we know which steps to take to set up and run a business in the UK.

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Registering a company in the UK

Registering a company in the UK

The basic steps for an overseas company to register a UK subsidiary

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

All corporations are required to register and be incorporated with Companies House, a UK government agency that handles corporate registration in the UK. Do bear in mind that a company is not required to register if they have no physical presence in the UK, but if you are looking to practically set up your business - this guide will walk you through the different steps.

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Managing employees in the UK

Managing employees in the UK

Key considerations when hiring and managing employees in the UK

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Goodwille

Whether you are planning to register a UK entity or scale a team, employ directly into your AB entity, or transfer employees to the UK from overseas, you must take local laws and guidelines into consideration. UK employment law is different than in Sweden, and if you get it wrong it can be costly. 

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Registering with HMRC

Registering with HMRC

Overview of the vital considerations when registering your company with HMRC

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Entreprenör

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, HMRC, is a non-ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regulatory regimes. This brand new business guide will lead you through the vital considerations when registering your company with HMRC, including those regarding corporation tax, registering for and paying VAT, and registering your company as an employer.

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Year-end accounting and taxation

Year-end accounting and taxation

Overview of the key requirements and processes to comply with the year-end filings at Companies House and HMRC

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Accountum

As a general rule, all UK registered companies and registered branches must file annual accounts and corporate tax returns for each financial period each year. This guide will go through the key requirements and processes to comply with the year-end filings at Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”).

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Relocating to the UK

Relocating to the UK

Navigating you through the process of renting or buying a property when relocating to the UK

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Consido

Home to some of the world’s top universities, art and entertainment and major international companies, London remains a very attractive location in which to invest, participate, learn, live and visit. As a result, it’s one of the fastest moving and competitive property markets in the world, which means finding a property can be a stressful and intimidating experience. We hope that this guide will answer some of your questions and help you a bit on the way.

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Six steps to good bookkeeping

Six steps to good bookkeeping

The necessary steps to set up processes for good bookkeeping.

By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Merryhill

Every business makes financial transactions buying, selling, paying wages and these must be recorded in the accounts. Each entry flows through to the tax returns and financial statements you have to prepare and file to stay legal. Good bookkeeping keeps that running smoothly. This business guide, brought to you by the SCC in partnership with SCC member Merryhill, takes you through six fundamental steps to good bookkeeping.

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We help businesses establish, grow and develop

We offer a range of business services to help both Swedish and British businesses establish, grow and develop. With the collective knowledge of our members and our extended network, we know every aspect of setting up and running a business in the UK. 

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