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332. Posted by e_scissors (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Quoting gopeace

Dear all,

Any Malaysians (Singapore PR) have applied for their UK WHV in Singapore?

What is the tax like in UK?

With Peace...

You can find more about taxes on this site http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/

Its a bit complicating. But generally most full-time person will be taxed 22% and then you need to paid 8% for national insurance. You will be taxed if you work full-time, otherwise you can be exempted.

333. Posted by e_scissors (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Quoting dindi

" no recourse to public funds, to work as a working holiday maker changes must be authorized."

DK

Im sure it mean you can't received any unemployment benefit which alot of UK citizen tend to abuse. you should have full working rights for any jobs... the last time i heard of it.

334. Posted by soarer (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Quoting e_scissors

Quoting gopeace

Dear all,

Any Malaysians (Singapore PR) have applied for their UK WHV in Singapore?

What is the tax like in UK?

With Peace...

You can find more about taxes on this site http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/

Its a bit complicating. But generally most full-time person will be taxed 22% and then you need to paid 8% for national insurance. You will be taxed if you work full-time, otherwise you can be exempted.

NI is 11%, threshhold of 90+ pounds a week, meaning is not liable.

Wages, from full or part time, are never exempted from tax if you exceed the personal allowance which is 4000++ pounds.

335. Posted by sylvyy (Full Member 25 posts) 11y

Just want to give out some tips here. I've been here for more than 2 weeks now and I find it's difficult to find a job and I asked a couple of friends here. I think my CV is the problem. Second is I trusted job centre too much. So I think what you guys should do is brush up your CV before you come and print out 10 or 20 copies cause you need to distribute it to everybody. Every store you walk in they'll ask for CV even a waitress job or sales assist in tesco. Get online fill up job application form cause they have it online, send out CV through email one month before you come here cause they need time to process especially those office job.

I hope that help. Talk to you guys later!!

336. Posted by sally_c (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

From what I know, it is hard to get a job. But my advise is to get any job you can if it's your first job in the UK. Not having a job history here can give doubts to the person who wants to hire you. So, just work for a month or so and whatever comes next will be much easier.

Good luck to all of you.
Cheers

337. Posted by Priss (Full Member 23 posts) 11y

Ok...about jobs here...
It is not as easy as getting a retail or waitressing job in Malaysia. Here, yeah it is true that EEVVVEERRYYYYBOOODDDYYYY here will want a CV first before even considering hiring you.... the problem is that most of us Malaysians don't know how to write a proper one....

I'd advise going online and checking out how proper CVs are written...example: the best CV's are only 1 PAGE LONG.... there are more tips online... just Google it...

Siew Yit took about 2 weeks to find something, on the flip side, i got a job within 5 days of being here.... i landed on a Sunday, was hired by Thursday.... in fact they wanted me to start the following Friday!

Th trick is to spend a good few days applying online.... sure it's tedious, some ppl will want to to fill out additional forms and you've definately gotta cater your cover letter to the job... but it'll pay off! Think about it... after applying you've gotta WAIT for them to get back to you... why not wait while you're still back home? Oh, and when i say spend a good few days just doing that, i mean the WHOLE day....i applied for no fewer that 30 or 40 jobs.... most i got rejected from, fewer said they'd get back to me, only ONE had me call them when i landed... (that's the job i've got rite now)... so be perpared..

And think about it... once you get here you won't really be in the mood to job hunt.... think about it... you've landed in a new country... you wont wanna be stressing about finding a job! That's just a fact! YOu'll wanna see things, do things... so it'll help if you've already got a couple of interview and things waiting...

One thing you've gotta remember... you're here on a working HOLIDAY VISA.... remember that holiday part... you wanna make this an enjoyable experience... so stress out back home before you get here!!!

338. Posted by yogb21 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hey !

I just arrived from Sweden to London on WHM.

They just asked me about my study details in Sweden..and nothing else..No health check and nothing...

London is quite cold if you are coming from Asia...but very warm if you are coming from North Europe

Best Wishes

/ Yogesh
(Indian)

339. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hey everybody..... Am nE0 from Bombay(india) lookin' ahead to fly to London on the WHM durin' mid-march. I must admit that people hv been awesome in the TP forums especially this thread here. I was wonderin' if a personal loan is acceptable for such a purpose , meanin' , would these guyz accept personal loans ? TBH , I dun hv a lotta money to show as evidence of funds ,hence the thought of personal loans . I can easily guess that it might lead to a lot more questions and more stress as a result. Am tryin' to persuade my dad and mom to fund me as am plannin' this visit newayz. My main objective is to get to London , work some office jobs for approximately a year ; earn some substantial amount and then head to australia for my gamin' studies. I've 2 years of work experience in customer support. My most recent employer was EDS and I was designated as the help-desk co-ordinator there. What do ya experienced folks think abt my odds of landin' an office job. I found that there are 100+ jobs available in GameStation (a computer games store) thruout the UK. Also , I hv this thing in mind. Would these employers accept my application before I get to London but after I get my visa which means am legally allowed to work in the UK ? Anybody from Bombay applyin' for this visa within next 2 weeks are free to contact me at this email : [email protected].

Thanx mates ,

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340. Posted by Erina_Ng (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hi all~ it's a really helpful and interesting forum. just want to wish u all out there happy chinese new year! sylvyy, hope u can get the job u want very soon.
have a smiley day!

regards,
\(^o^)/

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