Moving to the UK - Pre-Immigration Tax Advice

As an internationally recognised law firm based in Central London, we are well placed to provide essential planning advice to individuals moving to the UK. 

We offer you specific and tailored advice on issues including:

Reviewing your tax status on moving to the UK, including advice on:

  • the UK statutory residence test;
  • the application of split year treatment;
  • your domicile and deemed domicile status; and
  • the relevance of double tax treaties to your personal situation.

Planning for living in the UK in a tax efficient fashion, including advice on:

  • reviewing and adapting how you hold worldwide assets, whether personal, business or philanthropic in nature, in light of your arrival in the UK;
  • the arising and remittance bases of taxation and how to structure your personal tax affairs in a tax efficient fashion;
  • funding your living costs in the UK and structuring your UK and non UK bank accounts;
  • ensuring that any plans made regarding your investments or businesses are compliant with your immigration status and visa requirements;
  • investing in and managing UK and non UK businesses whilst UK resident;
  • tax issues arising in relation to employment and self-employment;
  • tax and practical issues and drafting appropriate documentation when purchasing or transferring a UK property;
  • tax planning for married and unmarried couples moving to the UK; and
  • tax and succession planning for you and your family.

To provide you with a service that meets all of your requirements, we work closely with our colleagues in other relevant departments, including our top-ranked immigration team and our real estate team.  

We can also liaise directly with your existing financial advisors,  such as accountants, bankers and trustees, or work with our network of accountancy, financial and cross-border advisors to offer you a comprehensive service and save you having to communicate with parties separately.

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