On 11 June 2012 the Government announced changes to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route. The changes came into effect for new applicants from the 9th July 2012 and were a response to the pressure on the government to […]
Strictly, you are UK tax resident for the whole of a tax year when you are UK resident for any part of it. But, if you leave or come to the UK partway through a tax year, HMRC operates a concession under which the year may be split (Extra-Statutory Concession A11).
While you will always be classed as UK resident if you are in the country for 183 days or more during a tax year, avoiding the 183 day threshold, and even avoiding the 90 days / year averaged over 4 years threshold, is not enough to prove non-residence.
If you are thinking about (1) Coming to the UK to work as professional Contractor, OR (2) Planning to work as a professional Contractor abroad, you need to know how UK Tax Residence and Domicile will affect what you pay.
If you’re on a temporary work visa (such as Tier 1 General or Tier 2 General), and yearn to be a pure freelancer (not always the best option!), you will be looking forward to the day that you can consider contracting after ILR is achieved as it means you will be on the same playing […]
After you have spent a certain period of time in the UK (generally 5 years for skilled workers) you can normally apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (also known as Permanent Residence). Following a further 1 year it is normally possible to apply for Naturalisation as a British Citizen and then a UK Passport.