United Kingdom - HR & HR Software Guide

Country Overview:

The United Kingdom is made up of Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, with the larger entity known as Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland shares a border with the Republic of Ireland, dividing the large island. For centuries, the United Kingdom was a global colonial power and is still a significant economic power on the world stage.

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Pound Sterling (GBP)

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Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

The UK uses either written, verbal, or implicit contracts. However, in many jurisdictions, it is a necessity to have a written agreement. 

Following are the statutory national holidays:     

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day 
  • April 2 – Good Friday 
  • May 3 – Early May Bank Holiday 
  • May 31 – Spring Bank Holiday 
  • December 25 – Christmas Day 
  • December 26 – Boxing Day 
  • December 27 – Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas Day 
  • December 28 – Substitute Bank Holiday for Boxing Day


The accounting standards follow the UK GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).


Corporate Tax 

The corporate tax rate in the UK is 19%. 

Value Added Tax (VAT) 

The VAT rate in the UK is 20%. 

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to the United Kingdom as of May 25, 2018.

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