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What are the benefits of working in UK?

Posted on January 16, 2023
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Is the UK a good country to work in?

When immigrants have to search a destination, the UK is one of the countries on the shortlist. The UK has more than 9.4 million immigrants. The country has the second largest economy in Europe and 5th largest all over the world. The unemployment rate in the country in September 2022 was 3.7 percent. If you want to work in UK, you need to improve your language skills to become an eligible candidate.

*Check your eligibility to migrate to UK through the Y-Axis UK Immigration Points Calculator.

Employment opportunities in the UK

The economy of the UK is dominated by the service sector, which includes banking, business, and insurance sectors. Other industries in the country where there is a skills shortage are:

  • metals
  • chemicals
  • aerospace
  • shipbuilding
  • motor vehicles
  • food processing
  • textiles and clothing
  • design
  • the arts
  • electronic and communications equipment

Benefits of working in the UK

The UK is one of the popular destinations where immigrants like to work. Here is a brief discussion of those benefits.

Earn two times more than your current salary

There are many jobs available in the UK and companies are paying high salaries. Salaries differ on the basis of industry, job, location, age, education level, work experience, and many other factors.

Some of the jobs along with their salaries can be found in the table below:

Occupation Salary
Accountant £36,000
Accounting Manager £55,000
Accounts Payable Specialist £27,000
Accounts Receivable Specialist £27,300
Administrative Assistant £22,399
Auditor £38,986
Bookkeeper/Clerk £24,375
Controller £30,000
Data Entry Clerk £22,425
Dentist £72,000/
Engineer £48,000
Health and Safety Officer £32,500
Human Resources Officer £28,972
Nurse £31,000
Office Manager £30,000
Payroll Specialist £32,031
Pharmacist £40,250
Plumber £32,000
Project Manager £46,688
Receptionist £22,838
Recruiter £30,476
Tax Accountant £44,675

Opportunity to get ILR

ILR lets immigrants to live and work in UK permanently. There is no need to apply for any visas after getting ILR. You can apply for ILR if you have worked in the country for at least five years. There are many benefits of ILR discussed below:

  • Freedom to live, work, and study without applying for any visa
  • Get the UK citizenship after living in the country as a permanent resident
  • No need to pay for the immigration health surcharge

Free Healthcare facilities

If you are born in the UK or you have received ILR, you will be eligible for getting free healthcare services from National Health Service.  The funding of the UK healthcare system is done through taxation. Due to this, NHS is able to provide free healthcare services to the citizens of the UK. Appointment with doctors and emergency surgery is free. You need to pay a fee for eye care and dental treatments. Free services provided by NHS are as follows:

  • Consultation with a nurse and a general physician
  • Accident and emergency services
  • Minor injuries treatment
  • Maternity services

Free Education for children

Schools in the UK are divided into state-funded and fee paying. The state-funded schools provide education without imposing any fees. These are usually primary and secondary schools. Grammar schools are also state-funded schools but they have some criteria for admission. Fee-paying schools are the senior schools. Students who want to go for secondary education have to pay tuition fee. The amount of the fees depends on the university.

Social security benefits

The Department for Work and Pensions provides social security benefits. People who have reached the state pension age are eligible to receive State Pension. Residents in the UK will receive Social Security benefits if they have contributed in the national insurance for a few years. The contribution to the national insurance is the payment made to the tax office.

Maternity/Paternity Pay

Maternity leave is granted to new mothers who can take leaves after childbirth.  Mothers can take maternity leaves of 52 weeks. Out of these, 26-week leaves are Ordinary Maternity leave and the remaining is Additional Maternity Leave. The salary for this leave depends upon the industry. Mothers are paid at a rate of 90 percent of their basic salary for the first six weeks. Paternity leaves can be taken for one or two weeks. You can avail of these leaves after the child birth.

Shared parental leave

Shared parental leaves give choice to both parents to take care of their child. The leaves can be taken in the following cases:

  • After the childbirth
  • Adopting a child
  • Child born through surrogacy

Each parent gets 50 weeks of shared parental leave and 37 weeks of shared parental pay.

Pension schemes

A workplace pension is the amount saved for retirement. Employers make arrangements for this pension. A percent of the employee’s pay is deducted and added to the pension scheme. This scheme will also provide tax benefits.

Besides workplace pension, here is the list of some other types of pensions:

  • State pension
  • Pension set by individuals

Holiday Pay

Workers who work for 5 days a week are entitled to get 28 days paid leaves per year. People who work for irregular hours get paid according to their time off.

Health insurance

Applicants will have to pay for a healthcare surcharge while submitting their visa applications. Healthcare is free in the UK through NHS but people who want to go to private healthcare providers can take up private health insurance. This insurance will pay some or all the medical expenses for private treatment.

Income Protection

Income protection insurance will pay regular income if you are unable to work due to illness, injury, accident, or any other reason. You will get payment till the time you get back to your work or you retire. You will be able to claim half to two-thirds of your salary before tax from your job.

Tax-free Childcare vouchers

You will be eligible to get £500 every 3 months for each child who needs child care. If a child is disabled, you will get £1,000 every 3 months. If you want to be benefited from the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme, you and your partner must be working and must not receive any support from Universal Credit or Tax Credit.

How Y-Axis assists you to work in UK?

Avail of the following services provided by Y-Axis to work in UK:

Are you looking to migrate to UK? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s no. 1 overseas immigration consultant.

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