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England is growing in popularity with international contractors and recruiters due to some major projects in Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and IT. We organise business visas, work permits, local payroll and tax compliance for freelancers, recruitment agents and international companies providing services in England. Additionally England has a fascinating culture, relaxed lifestyle, great food and a wide range of regional travelling options. If you are thinking of doing an expat assignment in England - you've come to the right place!

England Contracting

Foreign contractors will need support to work in England as the Work Permit and Taxation Systems for contracting are quite complex. It is important to use experienced local providers for Immigration, Payroll and Taxation to be sure of compliance and reliability. We have partners that will be able to assist you with: Contractors Tax and Work Visas for Freelancers to ensure that you comply with local regulations and maximize your net income.

Management of Contractors in UK

Our assessed and qualified suppliers will ensure tax and work permit compliance but also that you’re retaining the highest possible net % return on your gross billing as is legally possible. Our services in England include:

Tax, Payroll and Employment Solutions for Contractors

Sponsored Work Permits and Business Visas for Contract / Freelance Workers

Salary Packaging

Self-Employed / Personal Companies

Immigration Lawyers

Expatriate Tax specialists

Insurance (Private Health / Travel / Professional Indemnity)

Bank Account Opening

Insurance (Private Health / Travel / Professional Indemnity)

Permit for Working as an Expat in England

You can reach all our solutions for England from these pages.

- Information on Taxation, Employment and Payment in England

- Information on Immigration and Work Permits in England

Work Permit Visa Solutions for Contracting in England

Recruiter Case Study:

A London based recruitment consultant had located the perfect candidate for his client, the English office of a German investment bank. However the candidate was a foreign national who needed a Work Permit. They needed a local entity to sponsor the work permit, run the local payroll and make sure the contractor was fully compliant. A colleague referred the agency to www.contractortaxation.com and our local partner was able to step into the breach to arrange an English Business Visa before the end of the week and then process the England Work Permit with the consultant already onsite for training. This meant the assignment was able to start on time and recruiter went on to place 3 more consultants into the project.


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One of the most consistently challenging aspects of contracting in England is complying with the country’s tax system. Whether you’re a contractor or a permanent employee, you have to pay tax on all of your earnings whilst you’re in the country. As well as paying tax in England, you might also still be eligible to pay some tax in your home country, and understanding the legislation behind this can be a challenge. Do you get double taxation in England? It will depend on your nationality and the nature of your assignment in England. Getting to grips with the basics of income tax in England and understanding your options helps you work out the best way to organise your affairs.

Paying Income Tax in England through Your Employer

If you’re working in England under a permanent contract, many employers will handle your tax under the PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) system. This means that they calculate and process your taxes in England for you and then send you a net wage. Your income tax, public health insurance, social security and other deductions will all be covered by this payment. This is the easiest way to handle your income tax in England, but contractors may not be offered this service because of their short stay with each employer.

Tax In England

Working Out Income Tax in England Yourself

Anybody who can’t pay their tax in England through PAYE is left with the prospect of filing a tax return and doing everything themselves. Do you know much about English Tax Law? Does England have a tax treaty with your home country? You will need to find out or find someone who can help! Not only does this eat into your free time, it’s also exceptionally difficult to get the most out of the system. The rules change frequently, so if you’re new to it you may be working on out-dated research and end up paying too much. Income tax in England can be anything from 20 to 50 percent, and you need to be sure you are placed in the correct tax brackets.

Using an Umbrella Company for Income Tax in England

Contractors in England are faced with masses of paperwork and numerous wasted hours filing a tax return unless they find an alternative option. An English umbrella company can act as your employer during your stay in the country whilst still allowing you the freedom of a contractor. The only difference is that you submit your timesheets to them; they’ll calculate and pay your taxes as you earn, and then you receive a net wage (as well as documentation for your records). The companies are experts in England taxation, and they’ll ensure that you keep the largest proportion of your earnings whilst complying with local laws. They can deal with any issues with the English tax office or tax department directly including processing your tax refund if you are eligible.

How We Can Help You with Tax in England

We work with numerous umbrella companies in England, many of whom are experts in tax and immigration laws. If you have any questions about tax in England, we’ll get the answers from them directly so you can rest assured you’ll be getting accurate information. We also have a comprehensive knowledge of the different services they provide, and we can help you find the right company to handle your income tax. We help oil and gas workers, software developers, IT project managers, testers, business analysts and telecommunications contractors get tax efficient payments and sponsorship for their England work permit. Our advice is 100 percent free, and it comes with no obligations. You will be paying taxes in England but without the overhead of directly dealing with the English tax authorities. Get in touch with us today for some reliable advice on tax in England!

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Client comment

"Great advice and excellent service on contracting and immigration solutions in the UK. I would highly recommend Tim and the team to assist you with accurate, clear and concise contracting advice in the UK or any other country for that matter."

Prishen Pillay,Global DBA Operations Lead

Shell International Trading & Shipping