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|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by abuhusna1: 2:59pm On Nov 27, 2023
HenryG:If you use your country as country of residence while opening account on exchange you won't be affected in the uk but if you put uk as country of residence your file will one day be sent to hmrc for tax purpose
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 2:59pm On Nov 27, 2023
You are right.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 3:02pm On Nov 27, 2023
But it's true though. The shortage list allows you to pay 20% less than the going rate, some companies esp SMEs would definitely pay much less.
I laughed in Spanish when on the BbC last week, an Asian man said he couldn't find a mechanic to employ in the UK.Another said he couldn't find chefs🙄 - both occupations are on the shortage list and they went to Pakistan / India to recruit, maybe directly from their communities, who knows.
Where is the evidence that they tried to recruit broadly in the UK first?
How much do you think they will pay the mechanic and chef that they have already done such a favour to by bringing them and their families (both real and arranged lol) to the UK?
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by karixz: 3:04pm On Nov 27, 2023
I just said physical cause I already have Revolut
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 3:05pm On Nov 27, 2023
Lol no worries. You've summed it up perfectly
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by HenryG(m): 3:20pm On Nov 27, 2023
Thank you. I used UK as residence. I bought Crypto less than £100 but I didn't trade neither did I sell. It was opened on Saturday and I have closed the account on Sunday midnight. Am I safe like this? Will data still be sent to HMRC?
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by abuhusna1: 3:21pm On Nov 27, 2023
HenryG:Yes. That is nothing significant
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by HenryG(m): 3:22pm On Nov 27, 2023
abuhusna1:Thank you for your response
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 3:29pm On Nov 27, 2023
don't sound like braverman here o, how many locals are truly willing to work as chefs or mechanics? I have worked in a local council so I Know firsthand, despite all the training available for locals to do in these areas, how many come forward for it at the end of the day? I once asked someone what's really the problem, and with shame he told me our folks are not interested. We see these things but many will say it's a lie.
As for that shortage list by the way apart from the healthcare roles, not many foreign workers are recruited for other roles so I support that it should be scrapped cos it's obvious it doesn't make sense and the policymakers know this already. It's a huge cost to employers to bring in foreign workers in the first place and it's because of the waivers the healthcare industry enjoys reason they can bring in as many as they like.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 3:29pm On Nov 27, 2023
A company isn't compelled to offer sponsorship if it believe it can find the skills it needs in the domestic market. I work for a global FS consulting company and they don't sponsor. I assume it's a choice - probably due to the costs and legal paperwork, maybe also the strict background checks that go back 5/6 years. If they're struggling to find a specific skill set, then they turn to the contractor market.
They do hire associates that are on PSW though, I've interviewed a number of international students who I assume have the right to work from PSW, but interestingly majority of the candidates I've seen were India and China. Even though my company doesn't sponsor, 1- 2 years working on projects at tier one banks would put these candidates in a strong position to get hired and sponsored by another firm.
So I agree with @dupsyshoo that PSW isn't a waste, but at the same time it's not the government's responsibility to ensure sponsorship for all beyond PSW.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 3:32pm On Nov 27, 2023
Suella-let here 😂....Locals aside, you're telling me they couldn't find a chef or mechanic or barber within the vast Indian, Pakistani, Bangledeshi communities already in the UK They had to go and find some in India? Ok....
I don't think they should scrap the list entirely as there are some roles that make sense e.g. welder, civil engineer etc...but it needs to be refined so that it doesn't simply become an avenue for employers to get cheap labour in.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Raalsalghul: 3:37pm On Nov 27, 2023
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 3:54pm On Nov 27, 2023
if they were never allowed into the country, who would have done it, I remember one Justwise comment way back as in 'What is the real definition of a local or British'
We also seem to be putting everyone inside the same bucket, locals can also refer to graduates here who already have some experience but are limited by visa length, this is where the system needs more definition. If more efforts are made to retain graduates without the burden of sponsorship, it's even easier to control migration, but if you put both inside and outside the country in the same bucket then there will be chaos like the selling of COS.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Newbie123: 4:18pm On Nov 27, 2023
Op, just a little off topic...
Please did you register your place of residence as UK or Nigeria?
I updated mine to Nigeria. Now I can't see trades on P2P from Nigeria. I can only see in UK. And I can't even trade
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by babranancy: 4:19pm On Nov 27, 2023
Where can one purchase affordable car please. I am in need of one right now.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 5:04pm On Nov 27, 2023
Ok if that's it, it's better to stay under the radar, while hugging the upper limit of £50k... Except there's a quantum leap from £49,900 to an amount where the net amount (aft. Tax) would be a positive difference...
£50k is equiv. To £40k aft. Tax @20% PIT
£65k is equiv. To £39k aft. Tax @40% PIT
There must be a hidden incentive I'm missing here...
The breakeven point is about £68k @40% PIT.
"idea is need 😂"
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 5:09pm On Nov 27, 2023
You seem to be very detailed, and know what you want. My surprise is why you did not channel this energy into researching about crypto in the UK before tasting the juicy fruit...
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by dupyshoo: 5:11pm On Nov 27, 2023
This is not correct, your entire £65k is not taxed at 40%.
Your first 12570 is not taxed, the next 37,700 (12,571- 50,270) is taxed at 20%, from 50,271 to 125,140 is taxed at 40%.
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|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by AntiMCU: 5:47pm On Nov 27, 2023
Hi Oga Schoolhike,
I wanted to use this opportunity to thank you.
Got a success mail for the role of an Admin Officer at DWP today all thanks to your tips on applying for civil service jobs as a way of getting into the professional sector.
Was beginning to doubt myself and abilities during this job search: hopefully, this is an opportunity I can build on thanks to you.
Meanwhile, I still await feedback on the NHS graduate trainee scheme. Hopefully, that pans out well too.
Meanwhile, all these so called highly-skilled immigrants, you guys should have stayed back and develop your country na since you believe you so smart and savvy. Na for inside another man country una wan dey class una self instead of being humble. Wetin dey pain me be say this might be coming from someone that has not migrated let's say up to five years.
If na person dey dan tey, I for understand. Tueh!
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by eniola1010(m): 7:08pm On Nov 27, 2023
Boss abeg, there was a time you posted on thread how to apply for civil government job you posted the link, also u posted the link to get nhs jobs, please can u post both links again
And also pls whats the best way of getting entry level project management jobs, no much role opening like that on indeed.
I just need a platform i can apply to as much project management entry role jobs as possible
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hustla(m): 7:16pm On Nov 27, 2023
Errr. i doubt i am the person you are referring to my Oga but the NHS jobs I have applied to are on https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/search
Civil service ones - https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi
I don't really know much about PM jobs
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|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by babajeje123(m): 8:02pm On Nov 27, 2023
Goke7:Post study is never a waste of time. One of the challenges our people have is their inability to delay gratification. Our people don't want to sow today to reap a better tomorrow. I finished my Msc in January and opted for post study. Meanwhile I got a job with a trust who was not going to sponsor and won't still allow me to start till I get my post study. It was a band 3 role but I went for it. Paid £8k plus for the whole family and started the job. Few friends who heard I opted for post study abused hell out of me since I could have used the money to buy COS. To sha cut the story short, got a higher band for the same role with another trust who sponsored. Few weeks back, we applied and received £1600 plus as IHS refund, part of the post study ihs and part of dependants ihs. So you see, there are numerous opportunities in this country such that one doesn't need to cut corners. People just need to define and stick to what they want.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Poanan: 8:20pm On Nov 27, 2023
Dupsy things have changed now. When was this if you dont mind me asking.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 8:37pm On Nov 27, 2023
Ok progressive tax. Thanks
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 8:40pm On Nov 27, 2023
babajeje123:You can only speak for yourself, you can’t speak for others. Circumstances and experiences differ from one person to another. Not everyone on the psw route will get a sponsorship job and that’s a fact. We have been told here that no company is under obligation to sponsor anyone. And some of these people in this circumstance are the ones going to other countries yet we will condemn such move and say it’s not greener on the other side or they don’t know what they want. We need to be more sensitive to the diverse situations of others.
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|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 8:58pm On Nov 27, 2023
UK government have now moved from cutting illegal migration, to cutting legal migration.......😜😁
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by igbsam(m): 9:05pm On Nov 27, 2023
How did you go about this renegotiation ? I intend to do that with them too
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by dupyshoo: 9:06pm On Nov 27, 2023
Believe me, it was worse. We were the last set that did post study visa before it was stopped. Theresa May was Home Secretary then.
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Raalsalghul: 9:16pm On Nov 27, 2023
I resonate with your argument especially at the bold. The healthcare sector seems to be the only sector that is immune in this whole immigration craze. You can see this from how they're talking about increasing salary threshold for the skilled worker visa "except" the same much aligned care sector. So it makes sense for people to jump into that field as a way of sorting out their immigration issues/stay and then worry about career later by upskilling.
This is not me saying most people should settle for care, in fact as an immigrant in the United Kingdom, it'll be the ideal situation to get sponsored in your desired career but in a case whereby that is not happening, it only makes sense to sort your immigration issues (By getting the CARE COS which is the most readily available ) first before worrying about career. It's been pragmatic and strategic at the same time.
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|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hustla(m): 9:17pm On Nov 27, 2023
Everytime cut cut cut, remove, stop, never any addition or improvement
|Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by triplo3: 9:22pm On Nov 27, 2023
Nothing like affordable car again in this youkay! Gone are the days of cheap oldie for £600 or lower. Then after finding cheap car, insurance go show you shege lol.
Jokes apart, try gumtree, facebook marketplace (beware of scammers) and auto trader. Go for manual from 2005 upwards. Ford and Japanese products are reliable. I’m assuming you just need to move from point A to B…hence the basics. Anyway, whatever the cost, cars are worth it. Taxis are expensive and public transport generally wastes valuable time, plus winter is coming /is here. Goodluck!
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