Staffing and Recruiting Experts in United Kingdom

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Recruitment Agency Costs in United Kingdom

In United Kingdom, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in United Kingdom below.

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Employer Tax Costs in United Kingdom

Employers are required to contribute a total of 16.80% in taxes on top of an employee’s salary. National insurance contributions are 13.80% and a minimum of 3% goes to a pension fund.

Employee Income Taxes in United Kingdom

Employees in the UK are taxed 0% to 45% depending on their income bracket. Employees also have to contribute a minimum of 5% of their salary to a pension fund.

Employee Probation in United Kingdom

There is no law in the United Kingdom determining the length of a probationary period. However, it’s common for a probationary period to last no longer than six months. The probationary period may sometimes be extended, but this should be mentioned in the employment contract.

Employee Overtime in United Kingdom

Employees in the UK are not generally permitted to work more than 48 hours per week, but they can opt out of this limit in their contract.

Employee Notice in United Kingdom

For employment length that is greater one month but less than two years, an employer must provide one week’s notice. For every year of employment after that (up to 12 years), an extra week of notice is required.

An employee in the United Kingdom must only give one week of notice for the full length of their employment.

Employers and employees can agree longer notice periods in their Employment Agreements. Employers in the UK typically provide one to three month notice periods.

Termination in United Kingdom

Employees in the UK who are terminated after over one month's service are entitled to receive the above statutory minimum notice period. An employee may be dismissed without any notice period if they commit a serious breach of their employment contract (for example, gross misconduct).‍Any employee who has been employed for greater than two years has a right to not be unfairly dismissed. It’s not considered unfair dismissal if the employee was dismissed for: conduct, capability, redundancy, or breach of statutory restrictions, and if the employer can show they acted reasonably in following a fair process (ACAS provides guidance on this).‍An employee in the UK can also claim unfair dismissal if dismissed based on protected characteristics such as gender, race, religion, sexuality, political belief, union membership, taking parental leave, etc. If an employee is found to be unfairly dismissed, there is a possible compensatory award capped at one year's salary or £88,519 (whichever is lower).‍Any employee who has been continuously employed for over two years is entitled to a statutory redundancy payment (SRP) if he or she is dismissed on grounds of redundancy. SRP is calculated in accordance with a statutory formula based on the employee's age, salary and length of service.

How to Recruit in the United Kingdom

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