2

I am visiting UK for an exhibition where we are presenting our product. During the exhibition days (2 days), we wish to hire a local UK resident event assistant on an hourly basis for those 2 days. Can we do that? We are registered company in India.

  • 1
    If you are presenting a product, shouldn't you have a work or business visa yourself? – Weather Vane Mar 9 at 8:50
  • 4
    The Standard Visitor Visa is both a personal and a business visitor visa, much like a US B1/B2. To me, at least, this is an interesting question. – MadHatter Mar 9 at 8:53
  • 1
    @Neo I suspect this is prohibited under Immigration Rules V4.5 gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/… (c) establishing or running a business as a self-employed person. On a practical note, how would you deal with employer responsibilities regarding income tax and National Insurance contributions? In the UK Most people pay Income Tax through PAYE. This is the system employers use to take Income Tax and National Insurance contributions before they pay the employee – Traveller Mar 9 at 8:53
  • 4
    The problem is that if you hire them directly you need to pay national insurance and Income tax (PAYE) on any wages you pay, which in turn requires being registered with HMRC and quite a bit of setup. The alternative is to go through a company which will invoice you and do all that themselves. – jcaron Mar 9 at 8:54
  • 1
    @jcaron I'd guess that all the OP needs to do is to hire someone as a service. As an analogy there wouldn't be an issue if the OP hired someone to mow a lawn or wash a car. I'm sure there are staffing agencies that can supply labor. – Peter M Mar 9 at 13:18

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.