Under the EC Association Agreement, you can come and set up your own business without the usual, and generally prohibitive, need to invest £200,000. You will find further details of the requirements and procedures for this programmer in the EC Association Agreement and working in the UK page.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, then simply help you with obtaining the relevant visa. However, we find that many people want to come to the UK and to work as freelance IT professionals, but do not really want the hassles of administering and running a company. If you are in that position, then we have an offering that can help you focus on what you do best and leave the rest to us.
Office with PC where you can be based when looking for contracts
Advice on the UK contracting market
Assistance in finding a contract
Opening a bank account for the business
Assistance with opening a personal bank account
Filing of annual returns for the business
Filing of your personal tax returns
NB Once you have spent a year in the UK, the opportunities become even greater – we can then help you move to other EU countries such as Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, etc.