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Living in UK, working remotely for a Swiss company

I have been offered a job as a software developer with a company in Zürich.

I will continue to live in the UK and will work remotely, but will spend around two weeks every three months in Zürich.

I will be paid a monthly salary, and will be their only employee in the UK.

According to the contract, for the periods that I spend in Switzerland deductions will be made just as they would be for any other employee:
  • AHV - old-age pension
  • ALV - unemployment benefit contributions
  • UVG - accident insurance
  • KTG - social security sickness contributions
  • taxes

For the other weeks of the year, I will have to take care of doing these correctly myself in the UK.

I am not familiar with such arrangements, and I think that this is a first for the employer too.

Is this the standard way of going about things? It does seem to me that having a salary that is taxed partially in the UK and partially in Switzerland will make things quite complicated for me, and having a pension based on contributions of a mere 8 weeks a year seems inefficient.

Any advice would be appreciated!
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