UK Employer of Record Services

UK Statutory Leave

Employer of Record UK Services

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UK Holiday Entitlement

Almost all workers are legally entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year. For employees working 5 days per week, this equates to 28 days per year. Public holidays can be included in the 28 days (8 public holidays in England, Wales and NI and 10 public holidays in Scotland).

Whilst some employers do offer the statutory minimum, it is common for employers to offer more than the minimum, with between 33 and 38 days being normal for those in senior positions.

UK Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 52 weeks of leave, of which the first 39 weeks are paid. Mothers can start their maternity leave 11 weeks before the baby is due. 

The employee will receive 90% of their salary during the first 6 weeks, and the employer will be responsible for this pay. The next 33 weeks are paid at £156.66 a week or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower). The final 13 weeks as unpaid leave.

Visit the UK Government website for more guidance.

UK Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to up to 2 weeks of paid paternity leave. Employees can opt to take only 1 week if they wish. The leave must be taken in one block. 

The employee will receive £156.66, or 90% of their average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Visit the UK Government website for more guidance.

UK Parental Leave

Parents are entitled to 50 weeks of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off. Either parent can take parental leave, the mother can only take parental leave once they have formally returned from maternity leave.

The first 37 weeks are paid at £156.66 a week or 90% of the employees’ earnings, whichever is lower. The remaining 13 are unpaid.

In addition to the standard SPL, employees are also entitled to an additional 18 weeks of unpaid leave that can be used up until the child’s 18th birthday.

UK Sick Pay

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 28 days. The first 3 days are unpaid and considered as a qualifying period. The remaining days are paid at £99.35 per week by the employer. Click here for more information.

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

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

Wondering what it’s like to work in the UK? We’ve got you covered in our extensive guide

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

Unsure what’s required when you are employing staff in the UK? Find out about UK Work Permits and Visas and how we can help

We take care of all payroll, hr and legal processing with our fully-manged EOR service in the UK. 

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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!