What is it like to work in the UK?
To work in the UK, the average working week is from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. Hours of work are expected to be set out in your contract of employment and unless you decide to, you shouldn’t have to work more than 48 hours in a week.
All employees also have the legal right to request flexible and part-time working practices.
Adult workers are entitled to benefit of a minimum of one day off per week, four weeks paid annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and sick pay. Employers are not demanded by law to give a chance of days off on bank or public holidays, although many still honour these dates.
There are eight banks/public holidays per year in England and Wales. These holidays include nine in Scotland and ten in Northern Ireland.
If you work in the UK, and if you are an aged individual between 16 to 24, you are entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage (NMW). As of April 2018, for workers who are aged between 21 to 24, the hourly rate is £7.38. For those aged between 18 to 20, it’s slightly less at £5.90.
If you work in the UK and aged individual from 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship then you will be entitled to the government’s National Living Wage (NLW) of at least £7.83.
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Income Tax is the tax you are mandated to pay once you start earning a wage. Taxable income includes the money you are earning from employment and any other profits you make if you are self-employed. Most people receive a personal allowance of tax-free income, which is presently £11,850. The basic rate of the Income Tax currently stands at 20%.