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Our guide to the UK Work Culture and what to expect

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Work Culture in the UK

What’s it like doing business in the UK? What’s it like to live there? Find out about the UK work culture in our quick, fun facts:

In the UK, normal business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm

The United Kingdom was classified as the sixth easiest country in which to conduct business in the 2016 global "Doing Business" index. The UK is the fifth-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of about $2.945 trillion US.

The UK was formerly a major manufacturer, but today it is dominated by the service industry, which in 2012 accounted for almost 75% of GDP. Particularly financial services have a significant impact on this.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch. You failed to notice anything more than a random collection of letters didn’t you? This is actually the name of a Welsh town. It is the second-longest place name in the world.

British folk love a curry, and it is estimated that there are more Indian restaurants in London than in Indian urban centres like New Delhi or Mumbai.

UK Work Culture

The do’s and don’ts of working in the UK


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We are UK EOR experts

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in the UK. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Enhance your understanding of what’s included with Statutory Leave in in the UK

Unsure about what’s required when employing staff in the UK? Find out about UK Work Permits and Visas here 

Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in the UK with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits

Find out how payroll works in the UK and what you can expect when it comes to salaries, bonuses and rates of pay

We deliver a fully managed EOR Service in the UK, including payroll, hr and legal compliance support

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!