When your business is planning to expand to the UK, you will be pleased to find that the UK has a world-class pool of talent. UK workers benefit from the government’s investment in science, technology and digital training. UK universities also provide some of the best graduates in the world.

Talent

The UK is one of the top European countries for attracting, cultivating and retaining global talent. We have a flexible labour market and have one of Europe’s largest workforces.

Employment laws

The UK has clear and flexible employment laws to promote the interests of the employees. The employment laws are also in place to ensure your business hires the right people with the right skills from the outset.

Employment costs

In the UK people are encouraged to work and low wages are discouraged thanks to the the government operating a national minimum wage. National insurance is a tax and has to be paid for all employees. As an employer you will have to pay 13.8% national insurance in addition to the 12% employees pay on any earnings over £122 per week.

Top university graduates

The UK has four of the world’s top 10 universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London) and is passionate about investing in skills.

Developing talent through apprenticeships

In the UK, apprenticeships are offered which is a job with training, so apprentices earn while they learn. Apprenticeships enable businesses to grow talent and are available in hundreds of occupations across all sectors of the economy. The UK government supports employers with some of the training and assessment costs for apprentices that work at least 50% of their time in England.

Bringing talent to the UK

The UK allows you to bring overseas talent to the UK through visa and immigration rules. Read more around this here.

Hiring the right staff

We offer recruitment support and HR advice when it comes to employing staff in the UK. If you would like to find out more information about the support we offer, please get in touch.