I am currently researching the opportunity to open a foreign subsidiary of my software house in the UK. I am interested in a few issues:
- Accounting help: Do I need to hire an accountant? Approximate fees? What kind of services would the accountant need to perform for me provided that I do my own bookkeeping?
- Solicitor: Do I need one? Fees?
Do I need to register for VAT? Also can customer payments be made straight to the Italian company?
Also, do you know any agencies that provide free support to start-up businesses (excl Business Link)?