Working In UK

Whether you’re in IT, oil and gas, software development, or telecommunications, working in UK requires a lot of forethought. Will you be subject to any visa restrictions, and will that affect future contracts in UK? How will you know what you owe in taxes, and how will you pay them?

Sometimes it’s hard to find reliable answers to questions like these. Keep reading to learn more about the issues that go along with contracting in UK, as well as how you can address them efficiently.

Working In UK

Getting Started: Do You Have a Contract Lined Up in UK?

If you don’t already have a potential contract in UK, you have a couple extra steps.

First, you need to research the demand in UK for your skillset. This is a crucial step; without it, our help is premature and you’ll lose out on time that would be better spent looking for work.

After you’ve extensively researched your prospects, check out our guide for finding work.

If you’re already negotiating or considering a contract and want to skip to how we can help you, jump here.  

Are There Any Restrictions on UK Work Permits?

Once you have a potential job, it’s time to start thinking about work permits. To work in the UK, you need a sponsored work permit.

How Does the Tax System in UK Work?

As an independent consultant, taxes can be a headache even if you’re already familiar with the tax system.

When consulting in the UK, you face both a foreign tax system and potential tax liability in your home country. You’ll want to ensure tax compliancy (while not paying more than you have to), but that can be difficult without specialist advice.

Facing these issues on your own is a huge time commitment and can distract from the reason you’re there in the first place: your contract.

Is There a Way to Make Working in UK Easier?

Yes. A popular solution for contractors is to use a contractor management company (or an “Umbrella Company”).

An Umbrella Company acts as your “employer,” despite the fact that you maintain your independence as a contractor. The Umbrella Company collects and processes your payments, deducting the necessary amounts for tax or social security. 

Furthermore, as specialists in tax law in UK, they can assure that you’re keeping as much of your earnings as you legally can.

How We Help with Working in UK

If you’re already negotiating a contract in UK, an Umbrella Company is often the most effective way to eliminate the headaches of working in UK.

Unfortunately, there are many different Umbrella Companies in UK, each with their own advantages, fees, and structures. Finding the right company for you can be just another chore on an increasingly long list of things to sort.

For free, we help match contractors with Umbrella Companies. With a broad database of contractor management companies and years of experience working with local partners in UK, we can put you in contact with the best company for your position.

We listen to your individual circumstances and offer straightforward feedback. We will never forward your information without your permission, and we don’t charge anything, ever. Get in touch with us, let us know your details, and cut through the hassles of working in UK.

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