KNOWLEDGE BASE Building Your Workforce In The UK


October 30th, 2019 Update: On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 but the process has proven to be very complicated and dates and outcomes have continued to shift. On October 28th, 2019, the EU agreed to push the extension deadline to January 31, 2020. 

We will continue to update this bulletin as information is provided.


Expansion Guide - Building Your Workforce In The UK


If you are expanding into a new country, you are now faced with how you will staff your operation. You may be able to do it from your home country, but chances are you are going to need people on the ground. This is an area where you will want to obtain assistance from someone familiar with local laws and regulations to ensure that you completely understand your options and are in compliance with HR laws and regulations. 


Know Employment Law In The UK and your options for Hiring In The UK as you build your workforce

Familiarize yourself with Employment Law In The UK
Decide who you would like your first employees to be in the UK - Will you go? Send people from the home office? Hire locally?
Determine if they will be they be permanent or temporary, and if temporary, freelance, consultants, contractors
For any employee going into the UK, know your Visa options, which are summarized on the Hiring In The UK page
Determine where you need help with understanding your options and any applicable regulations


Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about your options for building your workforce in these related Globig Knowledge Base sections.

Employment Law In The UK

Hiring In The UK


Globig Resources

Use these related resources if you would like to learn more on your own. 

Employment Rights Act 1996

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

Representatives of an Overseas Business Guide

Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Visa

Tier 2 Policy Guide

Agency Workers Regulation 2010

HM Revenue and Customs

National Insurance Contributions

Advisory, Conciliation and Abritration Services

Acas Written Statement Sample Framework

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998

Holiday Entitlement Calculator

Statutory Sick Pay

Maternity Leave

Statutory Maternity Pay

Paternity Leave

Statutory Paternity Pay

Maternity and Paternity Pay Calculator

Adoption Leave

Statutory Adoption Pay

Shared Parental Leave and Statutory Shared Parental Pay

Unpaid Parental Leave

Fair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

Guide to Dismissing Staff


Statutory Redundancy Pay

Employing people resources from


Globig Marketplace

Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in the UK?

The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI. 



Do you have additional questions or want some help?

Globig is here for you.  Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away to assist you in your global expansion. 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Building Your Workforce In The UK