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Temping in the UK
« on: December 15, 2003, 02:27:20 PM »
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I am sure a bunch of you have temped to pay the bills while looking for permanent work. Tax-wise, what happens when you are getting money taken out on a Temporary National Insurance number? Does the Temp agency take care of taking taxes out for you, or do you have to file as self-employed at the end of the fiscal year?
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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2003, 03:48:23 PM »
The two firms I took work for did in fact take out the taxes for me.  I also had my *real* NI number before I started working for anyone, so I didn't have to worry about "emergency taxes."  I would assume that, even though you are techincally considered self-employed whilst temping, as far as taxes are concerned if they take them out you're cool.
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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2003, 04:42:03 PM »
Actually, you wouldn't be considered as self employed as technically you have a contract with the temping firm, so you work for them, which is why they handle the taxes for you.

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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2003, 05:47:43 PM »
Yeah - but it's still considered self-employment because you control when/where/how you work, not the temp agency.  
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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2003, 07:15:53 PM »
The temp agency I worked for took my taxes out before I had my permanent NI number. No problems. When I got my real one, I gave it to them, they said thanks, and that was it.  :D
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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2003, 12:28:53 PM »
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Yeah - but it's still considered self-employment because you control when/where/how you work, not the temp agency.  


I hate sounding like I'm being confrontational, but you are not considered self employed if you work for a temp agency. You have a contract with the temp agency to work under them and they contract you out to other companies, therefore you're considered an employee of the agency. It's true, you pick where and when you work according to where and when you're needed, just like a permenant job.
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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2004, 06:29:04 AM »
Does anyone know of any temping agencies in Ireland for the medical field?


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Re: Temping in the UK
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2004, 04:14:49 PM »
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Does anyone know of any temping agencies in Ireland for the medical field?



Found these, hope they help:

http://www.irishjobs.ie/
http://jobs-ireland.com/
http://www.jobs.ie/

These are all general job sites. Just pick the category (ie. Medical) and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.
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