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Working and Jobs

Use this section to learn about the rights of workers, holiday regulations, and job hunters in the United Kingdom.

WORKING & JOBS: This section has vital information for those who are involved in the reserve forces and armed forces.

Anyone searchiing for a job will find the jobseekers section full of guidance and advice.

Find out about the JSA and several apprenticeship options.

Those who are already in work will also find help in this section.

There is plenty of information about your time off from work. That means holidays, maternity and paternity leave, and sick leave.

Work and Jobs Guide

Armed ForcesArmed Forces

ARMED FORCES BENEFITS: There is a list of benefits and concessions for those who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces. Check the financial help available for Armed Forces veterans and their families.


Finding a JobFinding a Job

JOB SEARCH: Looking for work begins with a job search at Jobcentre Plus. The government-funded employment agency has branches in almost every major city helping people of working age find a job.


Holidays, Time Off, Sick Leave, Maternity and Paternity LeaveHolidays, Sick Leave, and Time Off

TIME OFF WORK: Check out the rules for taking time off work and different consequences. As a rule, employees do get paid for time taken away from work.

MATERNITY ALLOWANCE: Find out what it is and whether you qualify. The exact Maternity Allowance amount you get depends on your eligibility. You may be eligible to get this benefit if you do not already qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay.

MATERNITY PAY & LEAVE: Statutory Maternity Pay is for those who take time off work to have a baby. In most cases, you are eligible to claim your maternity rights as well as a range of benefits income.

UNPAID PARENTAL LEAVE: A guide for employers and employees about Unpaid Parental Leave entitlement. There is further information about employee parental leave eligibility and maternity leave notice periods.


Your Pay, Tax and the National Minimum WagePAYE: Your Pay, Tax, and Wage

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS: The online 'better off calculator' is a Government guide to determine whether claiming tax credits is best for you or would vouchers from your employer be better. Parents should use the childcare vouchers better off calculator as a general guide only. Your actual entitlement for tax credits is calculated more accurately when you report a change in circumstances or make a claim.

NATIONAL LIVING WAGE: 2016 saw a significant rise in the mandatory National Living Wage for workers who are aged twenty five years or older and those based in the nation's capital also saw further hourly pay increases in the London Living Wage.

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: Although it is related to the Living Wage, the entitlements are not the same and employers may be penalized for not paying it. Find out exactly who get the National Minimum Wage and learn about the responsibilities for employers to ensure their workers receive the minimum amount due to them.

PAYE, TAX, & WAGES: This 'Pay As You Earn' (PAYE) section includes information about the National Minimum Wage and the current payment rates, how to keep pay and tax records, and payment rights for workers and employers.


Redundancies, Dismissals and DisciplinariesRedundancies and Dismissals

Redundancies, Dismissals and Disciplinaries - Includes solving a workplace dispute, calculating redundancy pay and dismissal


Working and Jobs Overview