The history of the city of Coventry begins in Saxon times. It was originally a small settlement in the forests of Arden. The settlement was called Cofantree. The name Cofantree was probably derived from a combination of the settler’s surname “Cofa” and the word tree and meant a tree belonging to Cofa. The foundation of… Continue reading History of Coventry
Experience abroad is a great way to score points in a job. But what are the chances for German students and graduates? For UNICUM, insiders present the career opportunities in selected countries. This time: Great Britain. THE JOB MARKET IN GREAT BRITAIN Like many other European countries, Great Britain is going through hard times. Austerity-Britain… Continue reading Job opportunities in the United Kingdom
Starting a business in the UK is much easier than in other countries, because it does not require the fulfilment of many complicated formalities. Apart from that the British tax and business laws are so clear that the subsequent running of the company, tax settlements and payment of contributions do not cause many difficulties for… Continue reading Starting a business in UK
The UK is a real melting pot of nationalities, cultures and religions. Therefore, none of the public holidays has retained to this day a strictly religious character. Fear of discrimination has meant that in public places you will rarely find, for example, the wish “Merry Christmas”. It is replaced by the safe “Happy Holidays” British… Continue reading What traditions and customs are cultivated in the UK?
You can use the PAYE payroll system software yourself or delegate its maintenance to an accounting office. Irrespective of the option you choose, you are obliged to collect and record details of payments to employees. In case of any irregularities resulting from failing to meet the obligations related to PAYE, as an employer you are… Continue reading Starting Payroll in Great Britain
How are holidays celebrated in the UK? Those not associated with any particular religious event are not rich in traditions or rituals. May and August bank holidays are usually an opportunity to relax, not burdened with any requirements of tradition or custom The British love outdoor barbecues, and the fact that over 80% of the… Continue reading What do UK residents do on their days off?