Hire in the UK without your own local entity.

Use Pilot as your employer of record and hire employees in the United Kingdom and 100+ other countries.

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“Finally, someone figured out a simple and powerful tool. Everything we need is here.”

JUAN CAVIGLIA, CO-FOUNDER, MEITRE

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The problem

Opening your own entity is expensive and time-consuming.

When you open a legal entity in the UK, you need to:
  • Set up an HMRC account, register with them, and do monthly filings
  • Find a local lawyer to set up contracts
  • Hire a local HR expert
  • Find a local finance specialist to run payroll
  • Offer a pension scheme and match 4% of the salary to employee accounts
  • Do end-of-year filings with your own entity
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The solution

When Pilot acts as your EOR, you don’t need to set up your own entity.

With Pilot as your employer of record, you don’t need to hire experts in British laws, or be one yourself. You don’t need to know what HMRC and PAYE are, or the notice period for someone with 6 years of experience (it’s 3 months). We provide localized contracts, run payroll, take care of taxes, and make sure you stay compliant. Plus, we don’t charge any setup fees, just a low flat monthly fee.

How does an employer of record (EOR) work?

When you work with an EOR, they legally act as an employer for your employees. Global EORs have local entities set up in different countries, so you don’t need to set up the entities yourself if you’re hiring in those countries. Pilot enables you to hire employees in the United Kingdom and 100+ other countries, because we have entities set up around the world. As your EOR in the UK, we provide local contract templates and take care of payroll, benefits, and compliance for your British employees.

Localized guidance on hiring anywhere.

  • Country-specific HR expertise

    Our team of local HR experts is a one-stop source for you – no need to have extensive knowledge of British labor laws. Pilot ensures you stay compliant.
  • Clear, step-by-step onboarding

    Pilot’s guided onboarding process walks you and your new hires through a clear list of onboarding tasks, so you don’t have to be a local expert on how to onboard an employee in the UK
  • Intuitive platform & friendly support

    The user-friendly platform is automated and self-serve. If you need support, though, we’re happy to chat with you or your employees.

Expert and responsive immigration assistance.

Pilot helps with visas, work permits, and other processes for your international employees and their dependents.

If you want visa assistance, our team provides an assessment of how likely it is to acquire the visa, the typical turnaround time, and the best options for obtaining the visa.


Check out our case study to learn how Pilot helped a client move a team member from Switzerland to Canada (during a pandemic).

    One platform for your entire team.

    • A central system, from onboarding to custom reports

      Pilot supports both contractors and employees in the United Kingdom. Onboard your employees and contractors using Pilot, and store and analyze data for your whole team in one place.
    • Say goodbye to multiple payroll systems

      Run payroll for all your workers — employees and contractors, in the UK and beyond — from one platform
    • Benefits for contractors and employees

      Your team deserves the best, wherever they happen to live. Offer world-class benefits to your team members in 175+ countries, including health insurance, paid time off, pensions, and more.

    Provide benefits for your team, anywhere.

    • Benefits for contractors and employees

      Your team deserves the best, wherever they happen to live. Offer world-class benefits to your team members in 175+ countries, including health insurance, paid time off, pensions, and more.
    • Get insights into local best practices

      Did you know that in Poland, private health insurance isn’t mandatory, but most workers still expect it to be offered? Our team will share advice like this, so you don’t have to be an expert in country-specific best practices.

    Ready to dive in?Talk to our team today.

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