China Desk

How can we help

The OECD reports that the UK has climbed to the top of the league table for foreign investment in Europe, bringing in $253.7bn (£197bn) in 2016, and is second only to the US in the OECD club of 35 rich economies.

The UK’s popularity among Chinese and other international investors is hardly surprising when you consider the benefits that the country offers:

  • Fifth largest economy in the world
  • Deep capital pool
  • Easy access to talent
  • Primary European destination for new headquarters location
  • Stable and independent legal system
  • Mature infrastructure to support overseas investors
  • Home of the world’s most widely spoken business language

PKF Littlejohn’s expert team can help you to assess, prepare, finance and undertake your investment into the UK:

We can also assist you in managing your investment on an ongoing basis:

Assurance

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Internal audit
  • Forensic Accounting

Taxation

  • International & UK tax structuring
  • Corporation tax
  • Personal tax
  • Mobile employees
  • Transaction tax
  • Indirect tax - cross border

Outsourcing

  • Company formation
  • Virtual FD
  • Payroll
  • Company secretarial

Why us?

To find out more about doing business and investing in the UK, download our latest guide.

PKF Littlejohn is different because we are one of only a handful of UK-based professional services firms that has experience of working in China.

This track record – combined with our commitment to staffing the team with native Mandarin speakers - means that we appreciate the subtleties of Chinese business culture, understand the differing international accounting standards, and are skilled at preventing and resolving the potential difficulties involved in transactions between China and the UK.

Based in London’s Canary Wharf financial services district – close to London City Airport and a short journey from London Heathrow Airport via the Elizabeth Line, which will open later this year - our understanding of corporate China is matched by our access to the UK’s main capital markets.  We are widely recognised by influential commentators such as the Adviser Rankings Guide as one of the leading advisers to listed businesses on UK markets, such as AIM and the Official List.

And as part of the PKF globally accountancy network, we can tap into the expertise of over 22,000 colleagues in 440 cities in 150 countries around the world.

Our expertise in the region