Getting your UK work permit as a consultant is more difficult than for normal employees. Almost everybody who wants to start consulting in the UK will have to do so under a Tier 2 UK work permit, which is “sponsored” by an employer. This employer is also 100% responsible for running you through their payroll or PAYE (Pay As You Earn) payment system whilst you are sponsored by them. As a consultant, you’ll probably be working for numerous clients during your five-year stay, which means you have to change your work permit regularly. Using a consulting company can make the entire process much simpler.
How to Get Your UK Work Permit as a Consultant
Instead of paying additional fees and being buried by paperwork every time you change employer, you can be sponsored by a UK consulting company for your entire stay. You technically become an employee of the company but they serve a purely administrative role, so you can still take projects as you ordinarily would. Many of them can sponsor you for your Tier 2 UK work permit, which means you won’t have to change it with each new employer.
How We Can Help with UK Work Permits and Payroll
The main thing we do is offer advice. If you’re hoping to start consulting work in the UK under a Tier 2 work permit, we can get you the information you need and help you find sponsorship. We’re partners with a multitude of UK consulting companies, and we’ll check with them to ensure you receive accurate information. We also have a detailed knowledge of their offerings, and we can find you a company which will sponsor your work permit and help you with payroll. We have experience helping oil and gas workers, telecommunications specialists, IT project managers, software developers, testers and business analysts get sponsorship and tax-efficient payments. Our advice is completely free, and there is no obligation. Get in touch with us today and see what we can do for you!