Gibson Watts Global: PEO & EOR Services


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As a Global PEO & EOR service provider, we pride ourselves on our global reach, in-country knowledge, and ability to swiftly and efficiently mobilize workers around the world. Our robust PEO/EOR covers everything from global HR, payroll, compliance, in-country support, immigration, visas, and more.

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  • The UK’s corporation tax rates are the lowest in the G7 and the country also houses four of the world’s leading universities.
  • Britain ranks 5th in the world for growth opportunities and its capital city, London, is considered the ‘financial hub of the world‘.
  • The nation has record investments in fintech, cleantech and AI, along with a diverse population of 67 million.

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United Kingdom PEO Services

A lucrative place for doing business

There are many reasons why the UK is such a lucrative place for business amongst international companies; aspects such as the country’s economic stability, talented workforce, and business-friendly environment are just a few. In the 2018/2019-tax year, 672,890 start-ups were founded in the UK, and with good reason.

Gibson Watts Global offers a range of UK PEO and Employer of Record services to enable growing businesses around the world to compliantly enter the UK market without the need of a permanent entity or establishment. Choosing a PEO or Employer of Record route into the UK market significantly speeds up your time-to-market, and gives you access to the wider Gibson Watts Global Group’s support with recruitment challenges and consultancy support.

With our own head office being situated in London, we can offer UK PEO and Employer of Record services at much more competitive rates than other providers, and bring a compliant, fast, transparent, hassle-free process along with it.

Working in the United kingdom

Employment Information

Employees cannot work more than an average of 48 hours per week, unless they sign an agreement to this alongside their contract. 

Employees are generally paid at their usual hourly rate, however if they work more than normal full-time hours or at unsociable times, they may get pay more. 

Some employers in the UK give additional time off known as ‘time off in lieu (TOIL)’ in substitute of overtime pay. 

Income Tax Rates

The standard Personal Allowance is £12,570, which is the amount of income an individual doesn’t have to pay tax on. 

A worker’s Personal Allowance may be bigger if they claim Marriage Allowance or Blind Person’s Allowance. It’s smaller if their income is over £100,000. 

England & Wales

Personal Allowance 

Up to £12,570 


Basic rate 

Up to £50,270.00 (including the personal allowance)


Higher rate 

From £50,270.00 to £125,140.00


Additional rate 

Above £125,140.00



Personal Allowance 

Up to £12,570 


Starter Rate 

Up to £2,306.00


Basic Rate 

From £2,307.00 to £13,991.00


Intermediate Rate 

From £13,992.00 to £13,092.00


Higher Rate 

From £31,093.00 to £62,430.00


Advanced Rate 

From £62,421 to £125,140.00


Top Rate 

Above £125,140.00


National Insurance Contributions

From 6th January 2024, national insurance Class 1 contributions will be cut from 12% to 10%.

From 6th April 2024, national insurance Class 4 will be cut from 9% to 8% and the liability to pay Class 2 contributions will be removed from 6th April 2024.

Annual Leave Entitlement

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 28 days paid holiday (the equivalent of 5.6 weeks), this is calculated on pro-rata basis. Bank holidays do not have to be given as part of paid leave but can be chosen to by the employer. 

Public Holidays 2024

  • 1st January – New Year’s Day
  • 29th March – Good Friday
  • 1st April – Easter Monday
  • 6th May – Early May Bank Holiday
  • 27th May – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 26th August – Summer Bank Holiday
  • 25th December – Christmas Day
  •  26th December – Boxing Day


Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is paid for up to 39 weeks: Employees receive:

  • 90% of their average weekly earnings (before tax) for the first 6 weeks.
  • £184.03 or 90% of their average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks.
  • SMP is paid in the same way as the employee’s wages (for example monthly or weekly). Tax and National Insurance will be deducted. 
  • If the employee takes Shared Parental Leave, they’ll receive Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP). ShPP is £184.03 a week, or 90% of the average weekly earnings, whichever is lower.

Sick Pay

Employees will be entitled to a statutory rate of £116.75 per week of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they’re too ill to work. This is paid by the employer for up to 28 weeks.

Cultural Information

The United Kingdom is a diverse country with a large population of around 67 million.

A variety of culture and experiences can be found throughout the British Isles, and art and music are key parts of the country’s culture and heritage.

The United Kingdom boasts a rich history which can be explored and observed everywhere.

While the UK’s official religion is Christianity, British people are generally secular in their beliefs, with around 72% of the population not following any specific religion.

English is the official language of the United Kingdom, however Celtic languages including Cornish, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Gaelic, can all be heard throughout the British Isles.

Flexible Working

From 6th April 2024, the newly approved Employment Rights Bill (Flexible Working) will go through. The new regulations will mean that:

  • Employees can make a flexible working request twice every 12 months. Employees need to respond to each request within 2 months.
  • Any rejections of such a request must be discussed with the employee regarding the reasoning for rejection, as well as the impact their flexi-working could have on the company and how this could be limited.
  • Employees will no longer be required to have at least 26 weeks’ service to be entitled to make a flexible working request.

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