Yes, all types and sizes of businesses across any sector located anywhere in the world can open an entity in the UK.
To form a limited company in the UK, you need a company name, the business activity of the company, a registered office address in the UK, and the details of the company directors, shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC). The beneficial owners of the company, those owning more than 25% of the issued shares, may also be required to provide proof of ID and address. Contact us for a free consultation to get more details.
The EOR or the PEO acts as the employer of the staff on behalf of a client company. Overseas companies wishing to expand to the UK can hire local staff or international staff through an EOR provider like Great Borders. EORs provide employee management services such as hiring, onboarding, payroll, tax, benefits management, employment visas and all other HR duties. By choosing this service overseas companies can save significantly in their expansion costs.
As an EOR / PEO we only manage the human resources aspect and payroll and employment compliances of your employees. However, you still: Directly manage your staff on a day-to-day basis. The employees report directly to you Terms related to the employment conditions are decided by the client and these will be clearly agreed in the engagement contracts.
Yes ,we can be an employer of record for even one staff of yours in the UK.
Overseas company intending to establish a commercial presence for the company in the UK can send a senior employee of their company as a Sole Representative under the sole representative Visa UK category.
This commercial presence may be a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary concerned with the same type of business activity as the parent company. The parent company must have no branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK.
In order to be eligible for a sole representative Visa UK, an applicant must be recruited and employed outside the UK by the overseas company they intend to represent in the UK. Applicant should have full authority to take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business for the purpose of representing it in the UK. Applicant should also able to meet the English Language Requirement.
The Start-up and Innovator routes are designed to attract entrepreneurial talent and innovative, scalable business ideas to the UK. Start-up is for those setting up an innovative business for the first time, and Innovator is for those with industry experience and at least £50,000 funding. These routes is to open to both EEA and non-EEA citizens. Applicants can be individuals or teams.
Under a points-based immigration system, anyone coming to the UK for work must meet a specific set of requirements for which they will score points. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.
A total of 70 points is needed to be able to apply to work in the UK
Under the new skilled worker system, anyone coming to the UK to work will need to demonstrate that they have a job offer from a Home Office licensed sponsor. The job offer is at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A Level and equivalent) they speak English to the required standard and the job offer must meet the applicable minimum salary threshold. Contact us for a free consultation to get more details.
From January 2021, the current Global Talent route will open to EU citizens on the same basis as non-EU citizens. This means the most highly skilled, who can achieve the required level of points, will be able to enter the UK without a job offer if they are endorsed by a recognised UK body, as approved by the Home Office.
Please provide your details and your query on the contact page on our website and our team will contact you to book an initial free consultation to know more about your company and how we can assist you with your UK expansion plans. The team will advise you of the most cost -ffective way to help you setting up your UK branch office or subsidiary in the quickest possible way so that you can start finding new customers and focus on growing the business.
We are headquartered in London; our other offices are in UAE and India. We are in the process of setting up our offices in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and many more in the coming months.