UK companies for tax-efficient “trading”, “holding” investments & work visas

UK companies can be used for international “trading” in goods and services, as tax-efficient “holding” companies to own shares in subsidiaries or as entities to facilitate visas under the Tier 2 Sponsor Licence scheme for non-EEA staff to work on UK projects.  UK companies can be set-up quickly (within hours), easily and without any of the red-tape that needs to be negotiated in other jurisdictions.