Initially I was onsite from an Indian Software Services company. Last year, a UK based consultancy company filed a work permit (for 5 years) under their name. Basically they have employed me and have placed me on a contract with their client.
They take between 13% and 19% margin, depending upon the rate from the client. But I have to pay the employer's NI. I dint have to pay for the WP processing or anything, and these people are pretty flexible with my salary structure and any documentation needs. It's run by a couple, who themselves are IT contractors. So they were able to understand my needs and concerns. End result = I am earning 70K, whereas earlier with Infosys (onsite) I was getting 38K.
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For details of employers that can help in this way please send your CV to James.Dunlop@workpermit.com