General Information

Working in the UK

Finding a job in the UK will not only increase your income but will help you to settle into your new life in the country. There are many different kinds of jobs. Some will require qualifications or skill including English. Many jobs require you to work full time or part-time. “Normal working hours” are often 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.


Minimum Wage

From 1st of April 2019, the national minimum wage is £ 8.21 per hour, for 25 years old and over.  These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April and are different for the different age group. 


National Insurance number

In order to work in the UK, you will need your National Insurance number (NINO or NI number).  This is a unique number for each person. It records the tax and National Insurance contributions that you make. You can not work or receive benefits without your NINO.


Income Tax

Income Tax is a tax you pay on your income. You do not have to pay tax on all types of income.


Trade Union

A trade union is an organisation made up of members who are workers. The main aim of a trade union is to protect and advance the interests of its members.