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Hiring & Firing

Skilled Workers Visa – how much does it really cost?

Helping UK companies with Overseas Employee Sponsorship Licences As I’m sure you know, free movement of workers between the EU and the UK has ended and we now have a new immigration system. This system requires both the UK company that will employ the worker and the EU worker to follow a complex and expensive […]

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Increases in National Insurance and Dividend Tax

Proposed increases in National Insurance and Dividend Tax Yesterday (7/9/21) the UK Government announced its plans for a 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance Contributions (normally considered as a tax to fund pensions) and Income tax on dividends. The aim of the increases are to raise about £36 billion over three years, which is […]

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Questions that need to be answered for the Sponsor Licence

What are the questions need to answer for the Sponsor Licence? Find below the questions (verbatim) that need to be answered in the first stage of the Sponsor Licence request:  Why are you applying for a sponsor licence?  What sector you operate in?  What are your opening/operating hours?  You must provide an up-to-date hierarchy chart detailing any owner, directors and board […]

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How to hire overseas workers post Brexit

Overview   Brexit came into force on 1 January 2021. From this date employers wanting to recruit from outside of the UK need to follow the new immigration system. In most cases, this means that the employee will need a Skilled Worker Visa. To get this the employee needs to:  have a job offer from a licenced sponsor  be applying for a […]

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Job Retention Scheme ‘Furlough’ – changes from July

Purpose of note  In this note you can find information related to the new Job Retention Scheme rules ‘furlough rules’ that will be applied from 1 July 2021.  Furlough scheme  In March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced the Furlough Scheme, a subsidy aimed at helping companies forced to lay off employees because of COVID-19. In September 2020, the UK Government replaced the initial scheme with another scheme the Job Retention Scheme. This scheme […]

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Short-term Visitor Rules for overseas workers in the UK

Overview The aim of this note is to provide an update on our understanding of some of the rules that came into effect from 1 January 2021. As we have mentioned in previous notes , the rules place significant restrictions on the ability of EU citizens (including overseas directors of UK companies) to work in […]

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Working abroad – PAYE aspects

PAYE when you go abroad The purpose of this note is to explain the UK payroll situation when an employee of a UK company goes to work abroad. It is a question that we have recently been asked because Covid has forced lots of employees to stay abroad for longer than they had initially anticipated. […]

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On Furlough? Need to apply for Pre Settled Status?

Purpose of note The purpose of this note is to remind European nationals (and their employers) that they need to apply for UK ‘Pre Settled Status’ by 30 June 21. If they don’t, they will need to follow the points-based immigration rules, which will make it much more difficult for them to work in the […]

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