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Working in the UK after years abroad - WhatdoIgottado?

 
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rwpjobs



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Working in the UK after years abroad - WhatdoIgottado? Reply with quote

I'm going to be working in the UK this summer for the first time in yonks, and I've just been having a worrying conversation with my employer about tax codes, P45s and NI numbers. I mean, I certainly HAD all these things at some point, but I definitely don't have them now. Also, I'm gonna need a bank account in the UK for my wages, and I don't know if I can open one from abroad. Can anyone tell me what I need to do?
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gugelhupf



Joined: 24 Jan 2004
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Location: Jabotabek

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope I can help with a few of these details. Firstly, you will have (or be able to get) an NI number. Contact your local tax office or the NI contributions head office of the Inland Revenue. Try http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/cnr/p86_dom1.htm as a start. This gives you details of the forms you need to complete on arrival. Inform your employer that you are returning from abroad after a long absence and will bring with you these forms. He/she may well not understand the paperwork required either, so you may have to educate them. Have a fish around on the IR website. The bottom line is that once the paperwork is done you WILL have a tax code and NI number.

I doubt very much whether you can open a UK bank account from abroad. Having said that, it is very quick and easy to open one once you arrive. You will need a UK address.

If you have been abroad for more than about five years then you won't have a UK credit rating (unless you left under cover of darkness owing thousands in which case the black mark stays on file rather longer!) so you won't be offered much credit. A basic account that will allow your employer to pay you by bank transfer or cheque and allow you to withdraw money at an ATM is available from the Post Office or most high street building societies even if the major banks get fussy.
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Magoo



Joined: 31 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try HSBC. No overdraft, loans, etc., but, with their basic current account, you can be paid by credit transfer. Avoid the Bank of China at all costs Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: You are going to live WHERE ? Reply with quote

You will need a plentiful supply of Librium, Alcohol or other psychotropic drugs to help you cope with the awful reality of life in "Cool Britannia". Better you than me !
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Snoopy



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me inform you about the cowboy outfit I am working for in England. Send me a pm.
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leeroy



Joined: 30 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alcohol certainly does make London more enjoyable.
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Will.



Joined: 02 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, the alcohol diversity here is one of the wonders of the modern world. i have put on kilos since i got back. The food. Jellied eels. pie and chips. y'know proper soggy chips, not these twig things in fast food outlets. I like that, outlet... to let out food...to allow it to escape.
I have taken to having a cafe cooked breakfast too...only 'cos i can read the paper and have a cafetiere of coffee and get away for under a fiver. It is not worth doing it yourself. It takes longer at home i don't get to read the paper and I have to do the dishes too.
I love the holidays.
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mb2086



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatdoigottado:-

lesson plan: -

objective: to intoduce new english slang and to get the students to extract proper words.

Practice:

Ask the students to find as many words as they can hidden in the above expression. Then ask them to read the expression backwards. Then rearrange the letters to produce a completely new word altogether. Get them to mime the new word and then write lyrics for a new song based on their understanding of the new word.
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