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Coming to work in the UK

These pages tell you about working in the UK - what you need to do before you start work, the documents you’ll need, how you pay tax and National Insurance and where you can get help.

Documents you need before you can work in the UK
Visas, work permits and registration

Paying UK tax and National Insurance – an introduction
Paying tax and National Insurance on money you earn in the UK

Working for someone else (employed)
Paying tax and National Insurance as an employee

Working for yourself (self-employed)
What you need to do first, how you pay tax and National Insurance, VAT

Working in the construction (building) industry
How you pay tax as a ‘contractor’ or ‘sub-contractor’ in the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

Tax on income and gains outside the UK
How you pay tax on foreign income and gains, ‘residency’ and ‘domicile’

Financial help if you are on a low wage or have children
Extra money you can get, tax credits, Child Benefit

The national minimum wage
What the national minimum wage is, who it applies to and how much it is

Read a leaflet about coming to work in the UK

Follow the links below to read the leaflet ‘Coming to work in the UK? We’ll show you the way to pay your taxes.’ You can get it in Bulgarian, Czech, English, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Slovakian.

Read the leaflet ‘Coming to work in the UK? We’ll show you the way to pay your taxes’ :

Coming to work in the UK? - Bulgarian (PDF 851K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Czech (PDF 541K)
Coming to work in the UK? - English (PDF 491K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Hungarian (PDF 544K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Latvian (PDF 516K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Lithuanian (PDF 850K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Polish (PDF 545K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Portuguese (PDF 531K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Romanian (PDF 1MB)
Coming to work in the UK? - Russian (PDF 536K)
Coming to work in the UK? - Slovakian (PDF 874K)