Working outside the UK and delivering contracts in Europe post-Brexit

A significant impact of Covid-19 on the world of work has been the increase in employees working from abroad. In addition, Brexit has altered the landscape on which UK businesses win and deliver contracts in other European countries.

In this session you will hear from the global mobility experts from Menzies and DMH Stallard, and benefit from their joint experience of how to identify and navigate key legal and tax issues when doing business outside the UK.


Immigration: You will hear about the types of issues that can arise from working abroad either temporarily or permanently, and of the potential impact this could have on an intended subsequent return to the UK. The team will also explore the requirements for third country nationals (including British/non-Irish nationals) when delivering services in to Europe post-Brexit.


Business tax: Having employees located in another country, or delivering on contracts with overseas customers, can give rise to local tax implications. Taxing rights will depend on factors such as the nature of work being performed, the duration of the arrangements and relevant tax treaty provisions. We will consider what issues UK businesses need to be aware of when deploying staff overseas and winning contracts with international customers.


Global employment tax and social security: The rising trend of global remote working presents numerous challenges and opportunities to the employer. You will hear about the compliance aspects from an employment tax and social security perspective and get an understanding of the numerous issues that the employer needs to be aware of in order to mitigate the risks and reap the benefits of having a global virtual workforce in a post pandemic world.


Adam Williams Adam heads up DMH Stallard’s Business Immigration team, and has a wealth of experience advising businesses on the immigration aspects of international deals and the movement of workers across borders.

Nick Farmer Nick is an international tax partner at Menzies and specialises in helping businesses trade in new markets around the world.

Sanjukta Ray Sanjukta is a Global Mobility Tax Manager at Menzies and specialises in advising clients on employments tax and social security matters relating to globally mobile employees.

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Adam Williams


Specialises in guiding corporate clients through UK business immigration and labour law aspects of operating in the UK and moving people across borders.

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