I'm planning on coming to the UK on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV). I am currently planning out my budget and how much I'd roughly require to live a decent-ish life !
Do people with WHVs also need to pay taxes ?? In which case, whats the percentage of the salary that is eaten away by taxes ? How is it paid ? Do we also have to pay for health insurance ?
I'd appreciate any insight into the above questions !! Thanks so much !
The short answer is yes you pay tax and national insurance, these are actually deducted from your pay by your employer, tax will be a basis rate.
However there may be allowances and so on that apply to WHV holders since all calculationas are based on total annual earnings.
Please look at http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/menus/helpline.htm
for all the detailed information.
Please let me know how this helps and get back to me for any more help I can offer.
Pradeepan, The web site address for the UK Inland Revenue home page is http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk ; the link I gave you is further along the way I suggest you atart at the home page.
Bob Flinn, (a TP, UK travel helper)
Yup Bob...u definitely did help ! I also came across another site. www.easyexpat.com which gave me a laymen's understanding of the taxes to be paid.
So i guess the first step in the UK is to get registered with the Inland Revenue and get a National Insurance number. Or does the bank account come first ?!?!?
Another bit of advice required : Do I first try and land a job before exploring flatshare options ? Or do i first set up base and then find a job around it ?
Planning on giving up a decent-ish job with an airline here in Dubai to come and explore UK / Europe. If I find UK as interesting as I've heard...I might decide to stay longer... I suppose the best time to land in the UK is April / May...correct ?
Thanks again Bob !
here has the accurate informations that you need!
I worked in the UK, and received a tax refund when I left.
I received your email and questions.
I worked in country pubs in the south of England ... East Sussex / Kent. Life in a small village really appealed to me.
I went in and out of the UK quite a few times. The last time in (through Dover), I was refused entry. As an Australian (with the same Queen as England), I'm not classified as European, so I had to enter through the very short non-European queue. Let's just say that the Home Office / passport control guy had too much time on his hands.
I persuaded his superior to allow me temporary leave to enter the UK. I stayed another five weeks, before flying out of the UK.
Wocca...can I ask why you were denied entry to the UK?? I am an Australian too and am about to enter the UK on a WHV. Terrified at the though of being turned away.
Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks