Tax and Commercial Benefits of Doing Business in the UK


Learn how your company can profit from the many favorable tax and commercial benefits in the UK by watching the On Demand Seminar, “Doing Business in the UK” , presented by Paula Ruffell, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie, London.

Seminar Presentation

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The 15-minute seminar, produced by and, presents details on corporate taxes in the UK. Currently at 20%, the rate is scheduled to be reduced to 18% in 2020. Ms. Ruffell points out that the UK will have the lowest corporation tax rate in the G20 and is one of the most generous regimes in the world for deduction of finance costs from taxable profits. Furthermore, she details tax exemptions and double tax agreements. UK business structures are presented and compliance and anti-avoidance rules relevant to multinationals are clearly explained. Lastly, other UK tax facts and current issues are explored, such as IP Tax Incentives, Transfer taxes, VAT, Rulings, Compliance and Disputes, changes to UK tax law and the uncertainty caused by a possible UK exit from the European Union.

Ms. Ruffell advises on controversy arising from UK and international tax issues. Previously a Solicitor at the UK’s inland revenue department for 8.5 years, she conducted civil litigation before the UK and EU courts arising from business tax, capital taxes, stamp duty and corporation tax. The Baker & McKenzie London Tax Department advises on the UK tax aspects of international projects and coordination of tax advice from many countries in multijurisdictional projects, such as international group structuring and mergers and acquisitions.