Can a Pakistani Setup a company in UK?

How to start a business in UK as a Non Resident

Accounting for startups –  Setup your Own Company in UK


If you’re looking for Accounting for startups in UK, we’re here to help. Many people are wary of taking a step forward because the country’s laws get hostile for new startups.


What Common Issues Does a Startup Face?


Apart from the nerve bending competition, the startup’s community faces trouble with international payments.  Even if their payments are here on time, the expenses outweigh the revenue generated from new sales. Talk about keeping up with the challenges. We help you identify all the loopholes, and make sure you’re not spending more than what’s required. The same amount can be spent on other opportunities.


Let Us Help you Setup


How to register a company in UK from Pakistan is the main question. Here at ACCOTAX – Pakistani Accountants in London, we provide Accounting for startups for problems faced by Pakistani entrepreneurs, and we’ve come up with solutions.  Let our accountants in London make things easier to understand for you. We’re friendly, proactive, young, and keep up with all the latest developments in your business to make sure you’re on top of your game. Please see the Step by step Approach. Here’s the plan for Accounting for startups:


  1. Set up a Limited company in the UK
  2. Open business bank accounts.
  3. Setup PayPal/Stripe or other accounts to get payments from international clients
  4. Grow your business and we will take care of all the accounting & Tax hassle.


Step 1. Set up a Limited company in the UKSee Packages


Being a Non-Resident in the UK, get help from pros. Let’s take a look at the process. It might not take more than a day to establish a company as long as the information submitted is correct. Move on with the process.


  • Provide us 2-3 names. We’ll help you figure out a name even if the name liked by you is taken.
  • Get each director’s/Shareholder’s passport (first page)
  • Proof of address of each director/shareholder i.e. driving license or a utility bill
  • Registered Office Address – we only charge £120 plus VAT a year
  • Service Address – Using our address will cost you £120 plus VAT per year.
  • Any other directors/ Shareholder full name & address.
  • Date of birth of each director
  • Country of Birth of each Director/ shareholder ( for Security Purpose)
  • Eye Colour of a Director/Shareholder (for Security Purpose)
  • Share capital details – we normally Issue 1 ordinary share or £1 each  to each shareholder
  • The nationality of each Director/ shareholder
  • The Occupation of each Director/Shareholder
  • Contact Telephone Number of Each Director/Shareholder
  • Principle Activity of the business


Please note the cost to set up a company is £100 plus vat ( £120.00). You might want to dig up on other company formation packages as well. Once you’ve submitted the information, the next step is to make sure we’ve submitted the information to the relevant authorities.  We keep up with you during this process. We make sure that we keep on updating you throughout the process.


Step 2. Open up your own business bank account


Once the company has been set up, the next step is to open a business bank account. Accounting for startups guides you on how to take the first step. Try opening a bank account with the following banks.





If you want to open a UK company bank account non-resident, we can help you with the process. The upfront fee to open a business account starts from £300 plus vat (one-off) and then a monthly fee that is charged by the bank (minimum £50 plus vat per month). Some banks also offer partnerships, so you’ve got to work on your research.


Step 3. Setup PayPal/Stripe Accounts


Connect your local bank account to PayPal and start off with getting the money on hands.


Step 4: Run your business and leave the rest on us.


Sit back and relax while we take care of all your accounts. Once everything has been set up, Being a Chartered Accountants for Non-Resident in London, we will take care of everything on your behalf. We make non-resident company formation simpler for you. We offer competitive monthly packages for small business based on your business needs.


What are the requirements of a UK Limited Company?


Many accounting for startups has given a complete guide in relation to your responsibilities once you have a limited company in the UK. Please visit ‘’ requirements of a UK limited company guide’’. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


If you only need to setup the company in the UK, The cost to setup the company is only £120.00( inc VAT). All you have to do is provide us information requested above, make the payment and we will start the process asap.

If you only need Registered office Address, the yearly cost is £144.00 inc vat. If you need to Registered office address as well, the cost is another £144.00 inc vat. If you take both, we will offer free directors Address, that will appear on the public records and the total cost will be £288.00 inc vat

Registered office, Serviced office & Company Formation:


For Non Residents, you need all this. If you need all, Company Setup, Registered office & Serviced office our fee will be £408.00 inc vat.


Registered office & Company Formation:


If you need both company setup & Registered office address then the cost will be £264.00 inc vat. This is ideal for those who may have an office in the UK. If you do not have an office address in the UK then you will need to go for the above options.


How do we pay?


The payment can be made on the link given below using your debit or credit card.

The monthly fee will then depend on the package that you go for. See packages here .The direct debit can be setup on the link given below. Setup a Direct Debit:


At Summer Budget 2015, the government announced legislation setting the Corporation Tax main rate (for all profits except ring fence profits) at 19% for the years starting 1 April 2017, 2018 and 2019 and at 18% for the year starting 1 April 2020. At Budget 2016, the government announced a further reduction to the Corporation Tax main rate (for all profits except ring fence profits) for the year starting 1 April 2020, setting the rate at 17%. Company/Corporation tax is paid on the Net profits the company has made during the accounting period.

As of the article published to date, As long as directors have performed the duties outside the UK, they will not pay any tax to pay on the salary received by the director. The same applied to the dividends. But being a resident of another country, you will have to declare salary & income in the country where you are tax resident.

The thresholds for registering for VAT or joining a VAT accounting scheme from 1 April 2017.


VAT Thresholds




VAT registration More than £85,000
Registration for distance selling into the UK More than £70,000
Registration for bringing goods into the UK from the EU More than £85,000
Deregistration threshold Less than £83,000
Completing simplified EC Sales List £106,500 or less and supplies to EU countries of £11,000 or less

We have provided maximum information in relation to the UK tax, if you have any other question, Please drop us an email to [email protected] Any other technical question may subject to our standard charges.


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