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Setting up a business in the UK

Setting Up a Business

Cornwall: A gateway to the UK market.
Expand and grow in the UK and international market with a skilled workforce, lower costs and unique financial incentives.
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UK Corporate Tax Rate Comparison

Talent & Skills

In Cornwall, you’ll find varied and unique talent – and high levels of staff retention. Learn more.

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Financial Support

Cornwall has the financial support options to take your business to the next level. Find out more.

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Funding

Cornwall has a wide range of funds just waiting for innovative businesses. Explore the region’s opportunities.

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Infrastructure

With Cornwall’s superfast broadband, your business stays connected to the rest of the world. Learn about our business infrastructure.

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Workspace

The spaces you work in matter. Find your dream premises in Cornwall.

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Lower Operating Costs

Cornwall’s lower operating costs enable you to reach your growth potential and thrive in your sector.

UK Business Visas
UK Business Visas

Wherever you’re coming from in the world, if you want to establish your business and begin operating in the UK, your first priority should be obtaining a relevant visa.

Set Up UK Company Non Resident
Set Up UK Company Non Resident

When you set your business up in the UK, you’ve got a number of options for the kind of entity it can be.

UK Business Bank Account Non Resident
UK Business Bank Account Non Resident

To operate in the UK, you don’t necessarily always need a UK bank account. However, establishing one (or more) is a good idea, as it adds credibility for your company.

UK Business Funding
UK Business Funding

Funding is essential for any business. Once you’re established in the UK, you’ll be able to benefit from a large number of different UK business funding, grants and support options.

BIG Fund - BIG Productivity - Funding for Business
BIG Fund

BIG fund from BIG Productivity provides funding for business development projects in Cornwall.

Aerospace fund from Aerospace Cornwall
Aerospace Fund

Think your business isn’t part of the space and aerospace sectors? You might be surprised. Discover what the aerospace fund from Aerospace Cornwall has to offer.

Legal Obligations of a Business UK
Legal Obligations of a Business UK

Once you’re established in the UK it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the legal obligations of a business in the UK.

UK Business Tax
UK Business Tax

The UK business tax system as a whole is relatively simple to familiarise yourself with.

UK Workforce
UK Workforce

You’ll find world-class talent in the UK workforce that can help take your organisation to the next level.

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Whether you’re looking to locate in Cornwall, or to start exporting beyond its borders, get in touch with our friendly team to talk through your needs.

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