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How to avoid paying Social Security in two countries

Do you work overseas? Are you in danger of paying social security contributions twice? If you’re an employee or if you’re self-employed, and you’re working overseas, there’s a danger that you’ll find yourself paying your social security contributions (Called National Insurance or ‘NI’ in the UK) twice, ie social security contributions in the overseas country […]

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National Insurance – UK regulations for non-UK citizens

National Insurance – Your questions answered What is National Insurance? National Insurance (NI) is a tax that must be paid by anyone who works in the UK, earning over £184 per week. National Insurance was originally introduced as an ‘insurance scheme’ to provide benefits for those who can’t support themselves. However, it’s now viewed as […]

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Post-Brexit recognition by the UK of EU professional qualifications

During the UK’s membership of the EU, professional qualifications obtained in any EU country formed part of a reciprocal system. This permitted EU nationals to have their qualifications recognised across the EU, allowing them to practise their profession throughout the region. Since Brexit, that system no longer applies. However, as part of the EU withdrawal […]

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What are the Tax Benefits of a Pension?

Pensions provide a number of tax benefits that, when combined, can give a considerable boost to your final retirement fund. In this article, we explore these benefits and look at how you can make the most of your pension pot. Pension tax relief – what is it? One of the best reasons to save for […]

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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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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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