Moving to UK next month

Discussion in 'UK Community Board' started by suzanna1066@comcast., Aug 12, 2017.

  1. suzanna1066@comcast.

    suzanna1066@comcast. DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2007
    I am moving to the UK next month (yay!) and I am trying to finalize my budget. We are a family of 3. I am employed (being transferred to UK), my husband will be looking for a job once we arrive and we have a 13 year old daughter.
    One question I have is on NHS deductions: I have been plugging my salary into various tax calculators and it gives me an NHS deduction but never asks if I have dependents---unemployed spouse, minor child so I am very unclear on if the NHS deduction is just for me or for all in my household----any advice would be much appreciated!
  2. ScotScroogeMcDuck

    ScotScroogeMcDuck Mouseketeer

    Oct 25, 2008
    Hi, the NHS isn't an insurance model. Those earning a salary pay as part of your tax. Everyone is covered by the NHS, your whole family will be covered. There are private models in the UK which supplement the NHS (such as Bupa) that offer quicker / (in theory) better service.
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  4. tennisfan

    tennisfan Was told off for sliding down the bannister at SL Moderator

    Jul 15, 2004
    Are you confusing this with National insurance contributions? This isn't healthcare cover as such, part of the money paid goes towards the NHS which will cover medical needs, also monies from it go towards state pension
  5. Jon84

    Jon84 wdwaddictuk

    Jun 30, 2015
    The amount you pay in National Insurance contributions has no bearing at all on the availability of healthcare for you or your family. If you need a visit to a GP or Hospital, do not hesitate :)

    NI actually contributes to the NHS as well as State Pensions etc.
  6. crazymama

    crazymama DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 2004
    Plug for the NHS based on our recent experience. On vacation in London when daughter falls ill... showed up at St Mary's Hospital emerg with credit card and Health Insurance papers in hand. Told to fill out a form and that was the end of it. Wow... such great service (at least for us on that day.) Very grateful. :thanks:
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  7. Milhouse_

    Milhouse_ Earning My Ears

    Mar 3, 2016

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