EU countries consist of 27 countries in Europe. EU stands for European Union and it is a political and economic union of 27 countries. Each EU member country must meet the Copenhagen Criteria, in other words, the membership conditions.
The EU adopts a single market where businesses can trade and move freely within the EU member countries. 19 of the EU countries use the euro as their national currency.
On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU.
List of the countries in the EU
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Doing business with the UK
The UK government encourage UK businesses to trade internationally and also welcome foreign businesses into the UK.
UK businesses expanding into overseas markets
If you are a UK business and would like to expand your business overseas, you may contact the Department for International Trade regional offices in the UK. They provide support and help to businesses.
Overseas businesses expanding into the UK market
If you would like to expand your business in the UK, you may contact the British Department for International Trade in your home country. Click here for the Department for International Trade offices worldwide.
Generally, an overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.
Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.
Get information about a UK company
Companies House maintain a public register of businesses registered with them. The information you can get include the following:
- Signed and approved Company accounts
- confirmation statement
- The company date of incorporation
- Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
- Current and past company registered office addresses.
- Company registration numbers.
- Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
- The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
- insolvency information, if applicable.