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Moving back to UK from Abu Dhabi but continue to be employee

Old May 9th 2014, 11:51 am
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Hi, I need some advice on how feasible this would be. I have been working in Abu Dhabi for 4 years as a web designer. I am now moving back to the UK in July. My empolyer is thinking about offering me to stay employeed by them but just work from the UK. What I would like to know is:

1. Would the salary go into a UK account or stay in Abu Dhabi?
2. Would I have to pay tax on the salary
3. Would this situation affect me getting a mortgage even if I was able to show payslips - bank statements etc

Thanks for any help/suggestions on this as I think it would be a great option, but not sure on how it would affect tax/mortgage offers etc.
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Hi, I need some advice on how feasible this would be. I have been working in Abu Dhabi for 4 years as a web designer. I am now moving back to the UK in July. My empolyer is thinking about offering me to stay employeed by them but just work from the UK. What I would like to know is:

1. Would the salary go into a UK account or stay in Abu Dhabi?
2. Would I have to pay tax on the salary
3. Would this situation affect me getting a mortgage even if I was able to show payslips - bank statements etc

Thanks for any help/suggestions on this as I think it would be a great option, but not sure on how it would affect tax/mortgage offers etc.
1. Wherever you like
2. Yes, unless you keep the salary in AD and (illegally) don't declare it in blighty
3. Depends on your decision with respect to number 2.
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Yeah, as above--fairly simple. If you live and work in the UK, you pay UK income tax. Remain employed by a UAE employer, and get your salary paid in UAE: you still live and work in the UK (and benefit from all the things which taxes pay for).
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Thank you for your answers.I would be happy to declare the tax. Would there be any problem being self employed and only have the one employer/contract?

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Thank you for your answers.I would be happy to declare the tax. Would there be any problem being self employed and only have the one employer/contract?

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It used not to be a problem. I set up a limited co for 35 quid, employed my wife and myself, paid us salaries and took dividends. That was 15 years ago though.
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