Working in NHSScotland
- European Economic Area neighbours - coming to Scotland is very straight forward. No visa is required so all you need is your desire to come and be a part of our amazing country.
- Outside of the European Union - we will require you to apply for a visa. There are several different types of visa you can apply for and you must remember to do this before travelling to Scotland as you can be refused entry if you do not have the required papers.
For more information visit the TalentScotland website.
You must pay Scottish Income Tax if you live in Scotland. Scottish Income Tax applies to your wages, pension and most other taxable income.
If you’re employed or get a pension, your tax code will start with an “S” – advising your employer to deduct tax at the Scottish rate.
The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April the following year.
For more information visit the Government's website.
National Insurance is a tax system in the United Kingdom paid by workers and employers for funding state benefits and to qualify for certain benefits and the State Pension. You pay NI if you’re 16 or over and either an employee earning above £162 a week or are self-employed and making a profit of £6,205 or more a year.
You need a National Insurance number before you can start paying National Insurance Contributions.
You may already have a National Insurance Number printed on the back of your biometric residence permit (BRP). You don’t need to apply for NI number if you already have one, or one is printed on your BRP.
If you do not have NI, you must apply but you can only apply for it once you’re in the UK. You must have the right to work or study in the UK to get an NI number.
You can start working before your NI number arrives but only if you can prove you’re eligible to work in the UK. You should discuss this with your employer first.
For more information visit the Government’s website.