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					 Working in the UK for
International Students

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Introduction

•   Your Name
•   Job Title
•   Service Name
•   Institution Name
Today’s Topics
•   Do you have the right to work in the UK?
•   National Insurance Numbers
•   Tax and National Insurance
•   Your rights in the work place
•   Questions and Answers
Do you have the right to work in the UK?

  •Are you;
    an EU Student?
    a new member state student? (including
    Romanian & Bulgarian students)
    an overseas student?

  •The rules vary depending on which country you
  are from
If you are an EU student…
•   Austria              •   Italy
•   Belgium              •   Liechtenstein
•   Republic of Cyprus   •   Luxembourg
•   Denmark              •   Malta
•   Finland              •   Netherlands
•   France               •   Norway
•   Germany              •   Portugal
•   Greece               •   Spain
•   Iceland              •   Sweden
•   Ireland              •   Switzerland
                         •   United Kingdom
If you are an EU student…
•   YES – You have the right to work in the UK!
•   No restrictions on your work
•   Full entitlement (as if you were a UK student)
•   Must apply for a National Insurance Number
If you are a student from an EU new
member state..
 • Poland          •   Slovakia
 • Latvia          •   Slovenia
 • Lithuania       •   Hungary
 • Czech           •   Estonia
   Republic
If you are a student from an EU new
member state..
•   YES – You have the right to work in the UK!
•   No restrictions on your work
•   Full entitlement (as if you were a UK student)
•   Must apply for a National Insurance Number
•   Must also register with the Workers
    Registration Scheme
Workers Registration Scheme
• From 1st May 2004, students from these
  countries working for more than 1 month must
  register

• If you are working 10 hours or less then you
  should still apply, however your payment is
  likely to be refunded

• If you do not apply within 1 month of starting
  your employment will be considered illegal
 Workers Registration Scheme
• Costs £90 with your first application, decisions are
  made within 24 hours of payment. Successful
  applicants will receive a registration card and
  certificate, a copy is also sent to your employer

• If you take up a new position then you should apply
  for a new registration card. There is no additional
  fee for subsequent registration certificates
 Workers Registration Scheme

• After you have been working legally in the UK for
  12 months without a break you will have the full
  rights of movement

• Application forms can be obtained by

  telephoning 08705 210 224 or
  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
Bulgarian & Romanian Students

• From 1st January 2007, students from Bulgaria &
  Romania must register for the Workers
  Authorisation Scheme before starting work

• Your certificate will provide authority for you to
  work.
Bulgarian & Romanian Students
• Any employment is limited to 20 hours a week in
  term time, but you can work full time in your
  holidays and on work placements, and for up to
  four months after your studies end

• As part of your application, you will be required
  to demonstrate that you are enrolled at a
  genuine educational institution

• Unlike the Workers Registration Scheme, there
  is no charge
If you are an overseas student…
• YES - If your passport has a Restriction and not
  a Prohibition
• Can only work twenty hours per week during
  term time
• Can work full time outside of term time
• Cannot be self employed
• Must apply for a National Insurance Number
More information from …

• Your Student Services
• International Office
• Students’ Union Advice Centre
National Insurance Numbers
• You may be asked for it on application forms

• Cannot be discriminated against if you don’t
  have a permanent number
Local Information
• Speak to Job Centre Plus National Insurance
  Number Allocation Service by ringing the
  National Contact Centre line
  0845 6000 643

• An appointment will be made within 14 days of
  your telephone call and the appointment will be
  within 2-3 weeks.
Who can apply?
• Any one who has been offered a job and had
  evidence of this, e.g. a letter from and employer
  stating when they want you to start
• Anyone who has started work and has evidence
  of this from the employer
• Anyone who is actively seeking work has
  evidence of this. It could be a letter thanking
  you for your application but stating that at this
  stage the employer has no work to offer you
Tax Coding
International Students need to pay tax at the same
  rate as a UK citizen

• Personal Allowance 09/10        £6,475
How do I get tax back?
• Submit your P45 to your employer
• If you are not taking a new job request a P50
• Complete the Inland Revenue’s Student Tax
  Checker at www.hmrc.gov.uk/calcs/stc.htm
National Insurance payments
  All employed people who earn over a certain
  amount each week will pay National Insurance
  (NI)

• If you earn £110 or less per week from 6 April
  2009 - 5th April 2010, you will not have NI
  contributions deducted from your wages.

NB: This amount changes on 6th April each year.
Your rights in the workplace
• National Minimum Wage (from 1st Oct 09)
  £5.80 for 22 years plus
  £4.83 for 18-21years
• Breaks
  20 minute break when the work day is longer
    than 6 hours
• Holiday Pay
  Four weeks paid holiday per year (pro rata)
 Additional Resources
UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs
  www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Home Office: UK Border Agency
  www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/
British Council’s - Find your way to work 2009/10
  www.educationuk.org/downloads/find_your_way_to_work_0910.pdf

British Council:
  www.educationuk.org
NASES
  http://www.nases.org.uk/students
Any questions?