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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 10:27pm On Oct 20, 2017
Lexusgs430:


Are you forgetting the cost of British rail tickets? Not everyone uses an oyster card........


oyster card is only London thing and you can use it for both rail and bus within London

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Ishilove: 11:34pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:


This was why i said that your assumption is a false one, not everybody earning that amount has 5kids to feed or have a house already.

Average cost of bus pass in the UK is about 60-70 in most cities (London excluded), if you are earning £11,500 a year and spends £250 monthly on food alone then you will have serious problem saving a penny.

People earning £11,500 a year are working part time and if you have kids and working part time then the govt will still pay your rent and you will be getting child tax credit for each child under the age of 16
sad

*melancholic sigh* sad

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 11:42pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:



oyster card is only London thing and you can use it for both rail and bus within London

And those that reside outside London?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 11:48pm On Oct 20, 2017
Lexusgs430:


And those that reside outside London?

Just a weekly ticket which comes in different forms, in many cities it cost £15-20

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 11:52pm On Oct 20, 2017
Ishilove:

sad

*melancholic sigh* sad

You lost me there

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 2:45am On Oct 21, 2017
justwise:


Your calculation is base on false assumption and not a realistic situation,

If your yearly salary is £11,500 then you can't get a mortgage, you can't spend £300 a month in transport alone and you can't spend £250 on feeding alone.
Rightly said. I think it'll be really tough subsisting a family (even of 2) on £11,500 without any kind of government support. That's why they stipulated that even a British national inviting his non-EEA spouse to the UK must meet a minimum income requirement of £18,600 per year, This income threshold is even higher if one is also sponsoring children. They don't want anyone to be a burden on the government, because it is almost certain that people earning that low will surely request for benefits and tax credits etc

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 7:52am On Oct 21, 2017
UKmigrant:
Rightly said. I think it'll be really tough subsisting a family (even of 2) on £11,500 without any kind of government support. That's why they stipulated that even a British national inviting his non-EEA spouse to the UK must meet a minimum income requirement of £18,600 per year, This income threshold is even higher if one is also sponsoring children. They don't want anyone to be a burden on the government, because it is almost certain that people earning that low will surely request for benefits and tax credits etc

Nobody on full time employment earns £11,500 year that is very little, if you are married or a single mother on low income you have support from the govt to supplement your income.

My mate who is married and earning about £21,000 a year gets working tax credit which is about £174 a week per child, single mothers on low income gets about £800 a year or more.

Not only that he gets discount on his council tax.

As a single person i pay more tax than him, so even as i probably save more money than he does he still get extra from govt which i don't.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 1:55pm On Oct 21, 2017
justwise:


Just a weekly ticket which comes in different forms, in many cities it cost £15-20


Weekly travel card, £15 - £20? Just bus pass or a combination of all?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 2:22pm On Oct 21, 2017
Lexusgs430:



Weekly travel card, £15 - £20? Just bus pass or a combination of all?

Bus
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 2:36pm On Oct 21, 2017
justwise:


Bus

Now you are talking..... Do you know how much a combination of all costs?
Passengers cannot always hop on the buses..... Times when traffic is heavier or alarm clock refused to bang..... etc etc etc

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by blank(f): 3:01pm On Oct 21, 2017
Justwise, this thread is being derailed. Let's leave this thread for the Op to update us on his travel plans whilst a new thread is created for this argument

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 3:43pm On Oct 21, 2017
blank:
Justwise, this thread is being derailed. Let's leave this thread for the Op to update us on his travel plans whilst a new thread is created for this argument

Derailing and nairaland threads are synonymous.........
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 4:42pm On Oct 21, 2017
justwise:


This was why i said that your assumption is a false one, not everybody earning that amount has 5kids to feed or have a house already.

Average cost of bus pass in the UK is about 60-70 in most cities (London excluded), if you are earning £11,500 a year and spends £250 monthly on food alone then you will have serious problem saving a penny.

People earning £11,500 a year are working part time and if you have kids and working part time then the govt will still pay your rent and you will be getting child tax credit for each child under the age of 16

Oga justwise, by family of five he meant two parents and three kids not five kids as you implied. Most likely such a person will be on welfare aka child benefit, let's assume he is not paying mortgage then what of rent? He might pay from 400 to 600 pounds per month depending on how he wants to live his life. In all, it's not a good thing to earn such per year while living in UK. This is the reason some people living in there cannot invite friends and family over because they are already a liability to the country so it has stripped them of their legal rights to host any possible visitors

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 4:58pm On Oct 21, 2017
blank:
Justwise, this thread is being derailed. Let's leave this thread for the Op to update us on his travel plans whilst a new thread is created for this argument

We have discussed this before when he starts writing the actual diary all these debates will stop.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 5:13pm On Oct 21, 2017
Pidgin2:


Oga justwise, by family of five he meant two parents and three kids not five kids as you implied. Most likely such a person will be on welfare aka child benefit, let's assume he is not paying mortgage then what of rent? He might pay from 400 to 600 pounds per month depending on how he wants to live his life. In all, it's not a good thing to earn such per year while living in UK. This is the reason some people living in there cannot invite friends and family over because they are already a liability to the country so it has stripped them of their legal rights to host any possible visitors

You made a lot of false assumptions here, if the family of 5 are on welfare then they will be living in council house, housing association accommodation or private rented which the government will pick up the cost.

Again like I said before..nobody working full time earns as little as £11.500 a year, people coming to the UK on work visa like the op earns far more than that for a start.

You can still invite friends or families and nobody strips you that right because you don't earn enough. Inviting people does not mean that you will be paying their flight ticket or hotel accommodation.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by damoceile: 9:10am On Oct 22, 2017
Oga UKmigrant once you reach, Pls endeavour to feed us with pictures right from Heathrow airport down to your doorstep.... Í Dey Follow you bumper to bumper

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Justice96: 5:40pm On Oct 22, 2017
Nice tread
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:14pm On Oct 22, 2017
Reporting live from London!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by cuteguy201: 7:17pm On Oct 22, 2017
Oshe!
Nice weather, Init?.... Smiles

UKmigrant:
Reporting live from London!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:28pm On Oct 22, 2017
cuteguy201:
Oshe!
Nice weather, Init?.... Smiles

Just about last night at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:29pm On Oct 22, 2017
cuteguy201:
Oshe!
Nice weather, Init?.... Smiles

Na so o baba, chilly kinda weather...

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by damoceile: 7:31pm On Oct 22, 2017
Abeg wey Heathrow airport, I wan see all those mini trains wey dem say e dey the airport

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:32pm On Oct 22, 2017
Thank God got to London in one piece. The poundo yam in my hand luggage was siezed at Istanbul Airport by one silly lady like that and she trashed it right in my presence shouting "forbidden". I wish I fit knock am for head. Thing pain me no be small!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:32pm On Oct 22, 2017
Enroute London from Istanbul...

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:38pm On Oct 22, 2017
London Heathrow Airport. I took the fast Heathrow Express train straight to London Paddington Station. This set me back by £22!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:39pm On Oct 22, 2017
More

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 7:41pm On Oct 22, 2017
UKmigrant:
London Heathrow Airport. I took the fast Heathrow Express train straight to London Paddington Station. This set me back by £22!

Heathrow express train just pretty fast, worth that £22

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:41pm On Oct 22, 2017
Got to London Paddington in less than 20 minutes. This would have taken longer if I used the tubes, moreso I didn't want to suffer too much cos I had quite some baggages!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 7:44pm On Oct 22, 2017
More pics from Paddington Station...

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 8:07pm On Oct 22, 2017
Yipeee! grin



Oga don arrive.


Just pass item 7 come my side

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by damoceile: 8:14pm On Oct 22, 2017
Heathrow airport, I'm just so obsessed with that airport... Heard there are better airports in some other places... But Why I like this airport I simply don't know... Í go surely get there someday

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by LMay(f): 11:05pm On Oct 22, 2017
UKmigrant:
Thank God got to London in one piece. The poundo yam in my hand luggage was siezed at Istanbul Airport by one silly lady like that and she trashed it right in my presence shouting "forbidden". I wish I fit knock am for head. Thing pain me no be small!

Sorry about that. It's because you put it in your hand/cabin luggage. Next time, put the Poundo in your main luggage.

White powdery items are a contraband. Food is also a contraband in hand luggage. I still carried 3kg of Poundo yam via Istanbul airport last week. It wasn't seized. Since its a connecting flight, it won't be assessed at Istanbul.

I'm a regular Turkish Airlines flyer. I now have a degree in luggage packing grin

By the way, I like the way you write.

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