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For those researchers planning to move to the UK, and are interested in finding out what is available in career development, it is important to see what your host institution offers. In the UK, universities and researcher institutes should be the first point of contact for advice, they often offer a number of key services, which may include the following: Careers Service or department – where researchers can get tailored support and advice....
Most countries operate a unique educational system and have specific professional bodies offering accreditations. Getting your qualifications formally recognised will help you find both study and work roles whilst in the UK. Why get your qualifications recognised? Once your professional qualifications have been recognised, you will be able to access the profession and practise it on the same terms as nationals of, and those who qualified in that...
Social Security Find out about the types of welfare funding and social security you are entitled to while in the UK. Pensions Saving and planning for a pension is important. You may be entitled to a state pension while in the UK depending on your residency status.
Access to money Making your money accessible is important if you plan to live in the UK. Opening a bank account successfully is the first step in ensuring your money is secure whilst in the UK. Moving your money When moving to the UK, you should consider the costs involved when moving your money internationally and any other costs associated with making money transferrable.
Communicating with others Find out about the ways you can keep in touch with friends using mobiles phones, the internet and post. Driving in the UK Learn about driving in the UK and what you need to do if you would like to drive or bring your car to the UK. Transport Find out about the best way to get around the UK.
Are you planning to bring your family with you, or to start a family in the UK? Find out about the benefits you could be entitled to, as well as information on pregnancy, childcare, schools, and family rights. Government provided benefits Find out about tax credits and child benefits for which you may be eligible to apply. Childcare If you are planning to bring your children to the UK find out about the types of childcare available and how you...
In Sweden, taxes are almost always withheld at the time of payment. Your employer is obliged to deduct tax from your salary before you are paid. There are some exceptions to the regular tax system, e.g. tax relief for foreign key personnel and a special income tax for non-residents (SINK) if you stay for less than six months. Note, if you come to Sweden on a scholarship that is tax free, you will not be entitled to the same benefits from the...
After you retire, your pension will probably come from several different places. If you have worked and lived in Sweden, you will get a national public pension based on the income you paid tax on. You might also have an occupational pension and a private pension scheme. The Pension Pyramid illustrates the various sources of pensions in Sweden. The base is formed by the national retirement pension paid by the Swedish Pensions Agency. Most...