Efficient Entry with the Self Sponsorship Visa UK

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If you have ambitions to come to the UK to run your own business, one of the most important tasks will be obtaining the right visa. Self sponsorship for a UK work visa is one option that has grown considerably in interest in recent years. Following significant changes in the immigration routes for foreign nationals […]

Starting a Business in the UK: A Guide

With a strong and agile economy, and exceptional global connections, the UK is strategically positioned to offer unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses from around the world. Bolstered by a transparent legal system and a supportive regulatory environment, the process of starting a business in the UK is designed to encourage investment and welcome those […]

No Sponsor Licence Renewal Requirement From 6 April 2024

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The requirement for UK sponsors to renew their sponsor licence every four years is being abolished, under new Home Office rules confirmed today. In light of the changes, UK sponsor licences due to expire on or after 6 April 2024 are now being automatically extended by 10 years. Licences that are automatically extended will not […]

How to Get Endorsed for an Innovator Founder Visa

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Before you can make your visa application to the Home Office for an Innovator Founder visa, you first have to secure endorsement from an authorised endorsement body. In this guide, we explain the endorsement process and share tips on how to maximise your prospects of obtaining endorsement for your business.   What is endorsement? Endorsement […]

Types of Company Structures in the UK

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When starting a business in the UK, you’ll need to consider the type of structure under which that business will be run, as this will have legal and tax implications. There are a number of options to choose from but, unless you understand all the pros and cons, and how each structure operates in practice, […]

UK Expansion Worker Visa: Set up in the UK

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The UK Expansion Visa allows overseas companies to deploy key personnel to the UK to set up operations and expand their business. Part of the more extensive Global Business Mobility Route, this visa opens up much-needed opportunities for global workers who benefit the British economy by commencing trading in the United Kingdom on behalf of […]

How to Protect Intellectual Property Rights in the UK

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From an invention and innovative design, to a brand name or business identity, intellectual property can represent potentially valuable commercial assets that need to be legally protected, whether trading on home turf or overseas. Having the right type of intellectual property protection will help you to maintain your competitive edge, preventing people from stealing or […]

Innovator Founder Visa Guide

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Following the closure of the Start up visa and Innovator routes, the sole route for foreign nationals to set up and manage their own business in the UK is the Innovator Founder route. The Innovator Founder visa is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a successful business in the UK. […]

Apply for a Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence

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Any UK business looking to recruit an overseas national under the skilled worker route must first have in place a valid licence to sponsor this category of worker. In this guide for businesses, we explain the rules and requirements to apply for a skilled worker sponsor licence and obtain the necessary permission to hire non-UK […]

What is a Sponsorship Licence?

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The United Kingdom has a sponsorship-based system for work and business visas. This means that all companies seeking to bring over foreign national employees must have a valid sponsor licence from the UK Home Office. If your business would like to send an employee to the United Kingdom or bring an employee from abroad, you […]