Working in the UK

General information about eligibility to work, compliance and UK employment law.

Visa / Work Permit Working Hour Allowances
Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa This is a visa which allows people who have successfully completed a UK degree within the last 12 months to remain in the...
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016 at 12:06 PM
National Insurance - Overview
What is a National Insurance Number? Your National Insurance number is your own personal account number.  The number makes sure that the National Insura...
Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 3:56 PM
How is my Tax calculated?
There are two taxes that agency workers have to pay (PAYE and National Insurance), the amount varies each week depending on your total earnings and individu...
Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 at 10:40 AM
Contract for Services - Overview
What is a Contract for Services? A contract for services is commonly used when a person works on a part-time or casual basis. The contract estab...
Sun, 29 Mar, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Employment status - Employed or self-employed?
Employed or self-employed?  From the 6th April 2017 there is a change in legislation (IR35) which may affect your Employment Status working as a contra...
Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 4:13 PM
Using an Umbrella Company
Operating via an umbrella company offers many financial advantages if you are a professional employed on both long and short-term contracts.  Selecti...
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 at 3:44 PM
Compliance Documents
Compliance Documents Why are these important? Under the Home Office guidelines - To prevent illegal working and to monitor working hours the system st...
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 at 3:48 PM
Working Time Directive (WTD) 48 Hour Opt Out
You can choose to work more than 48 hours a week on average if you’re over 18. This is called ‘opting out’. The Working Time Directive is a Europe...
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 at 1:04 PM
Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR)
What is AWR? The Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are designed to give temporary agency workers "equal treatment" - as if they were an equi...
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 at 5:47 PM
Do students have to pay tax on part-time jobs?
HMRC have now withdrawn PAYE and NI concessions for students.  As of April 2013 students will be treated in the same way as all other employees for PAYE ta...
Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 4:41 PM