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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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Residential Freehold vs Long Leasehold – what’s the difference?

Many of our clients have asked us to explain the difference between “freehold” and “long leasehold” interests in properties. In essence, if you buy a UK residential property freehold, you own the building, including the land it’s built on. If you buy a residential property leasehold, it’s slightly different – you don’t actually own the land or building, you just have the right to use […]

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Setting up a business in the UK – what choices do you have?

Are you a foreign national wanting to carry out business in the UK? That’s a positive step. After all, the UK is one of the largest economies in the world. In terms of GDP, it’s the sixth richest country with one of the highest wealth per capita. With a stable economic system and a diverse […]

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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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What fundamental legal concepts do I need to know?

This briefing note describes some fundamental legal concepts that are important to running a UK business. It is an abbreviated extract from a book written by Simon Edrich “Doing Business in Great Britain” which is due to be published shortly.

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How do I open a UK branch, partnership or sole trader?

This briefing note is about how to open a UK branch, partnership or sole trader business. It is an abbreviated extract from a book written by Simon Edrich “Doing Business in Great Britain” which is due to be published shortly.

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Closing a UK limited company

Striking off is the simplest way to close a company There are four main ways that a company can be closed. Compulsory Liquidation: when a creditor forces a company to close. Member’s Voluntary Liquidation: when the members (shareholders) close an active company that can pay its bills. Creditor’s Voluntary Liquidation: when the members close an […]

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