I'm about to start working for a company based in Malta that has no UK presence or offices and I will be their only UK based employee.
From a contract perspective I will be officially a contractor with no employee rights. However the actual working conditions are very much employer/employee e.g. sick/holiday pay, travel expenses, training etc. This arrangement is to simplify their paperwork and allow them to hire from any country and the employee handles their own taxes.
My issue is I cannot figure out what actual tax and NI I am liable for. My working relationship seems to put me directly in a "disguised employment/IR35" situation if I operate as a sole trader or limited company.
What potential routes are there for me given such a situation and will I/they be liable to pay employers NI contributions as well as my own?