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United Kingdom

Welcome to United Kingdom!

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities? We got this.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us in your corner. We tailor our services to fit your unique needs so you shine no matter where you operate in the world.

Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Worker Classifications

Employees in the UK may be classified as casual, which means they work as needed. If there is no minimum number of guaranteed weekly hours, a "zero hours contract" may be considered.

Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted in the UK without a maximum duration. However, successive fixed-term contractors for four or more years will be automatically deemed permanent.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted in the UK and there is no maximum, but they are customarily for three or six months.


Workers are entitled to public holidays as prescribed by their country/state. Most of the UK recognizes 8 bank holidays per year. If required to work any public holiday, the worker is entitled to a day of in lieu.


Workers receive 20 days of paid vacation per year (in addition to the 8 public holidays) and do not carry over year over year. Vacation time is accrued per paycheck and if unused, paid out upon termination.

Sick Leave

Most Workers qualify for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they are sick for at least 4 days in a row. SPP payments are typically a reduced portion of the Worker's normal pay for up to 28 weeks.


Overtime is only paid if agreed to in the employment contract and based on Client approval in accordance with business necessity.


Unless a Worker is guilty of gross misconduct or loses the right to work in the UK, employers are required to dismiss Workers fairly and reasonably. That includes, among other considerations, providing the requisite notice based on the Worker’s length of service or payment in lieu, if permitted. 


Workers must give Client and/or Contractor two weeks’ notice of termination of their employment unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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