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Posted by: viahero2k7 14.May.2014, 01:36 AM

Hi All

I got a job in UK ,1st question ,where is the best ,secure and cheap city to live for a family ?,also near to airport? some people told me about Birmingham and Glasgow ? any suggestions please for a family ?

2nd question ,about getting the national number in UK ,I believe for me I can get based on my employment ,but what about my Sambo and kids ? as all the family an EU citizens ,what should I do ? plz advice ,appreciating your help

Regards

Posted by: skogsbo 14.May.2014, 06:16 AM

1. Look at airport routes; thinking where your UK job is and where you want to fly to in Sweden. There isn't that much scope.

2. Look up HMRC (uk tax folk).

3. Go yourself for the first 6 months, it's easier.

Posted by: viahero2k7 14.May.2014, 06:37 AM

can you please explain N2 ? btw about N1 my work ll be virtual from any where in UK ,
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do you mean about tax ,its deference between the cities ?

Posted by: LLHope 14.May.2014, 07:33 AM

https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number

Posted by: yorkie redux 14.May.2014, 09:25 AM

You'll find the UK a piece of cake after Sweden.

I've worked extensively in the UK in government administration, so would be happy to answer any further questions. I also regularly fly between Sweden and the UK.

Posted by: Mo 14.May.2014, 09:37 AM

different airports take you to different destinations

LHR is the biggest (& generally most expensive)

You need to give us a clue about where you need to fly to, with regards to where to live it depends on what you like

Posted by: viahero2k7 14.May.2014, 03:23 PM

I can stay any where in UK ,but I dont know where smile.gif this why am asking ,good,secure ,cheap city ,any recommendations ?

Posted by: yorkie redux 14.May.2014, 04:06 PM

Cheaper cities will be in the North, such as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield or York.

I can vouch for Sheffield, it's very nice, with good access to the Peak District national park and plenty to do.

Personally, I would avoid Birmingham, London, Glasgow and anything in Essex.

Posted by: skogsbo 14.May.2014, 04:12 PM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 14.May.2014, 03:23 PM) *
I can stay any where in UK ,but I dont know where smile.gif this why am asking ,good,secure ,cheap city ,any recommendations ?

is it me or this like pulling teeth, how close to an airport to you want to be? if you fly every week then perhaps very close, once or twice a year, live where you want as an airport is hardly relevant.

Not want to state the obvious not every UK airport flies planes to every location in the world, so depending on where you want to be, what price you intend to pay for a ticket, if you will drive, taxi, train or walk to the station too... you expect exact answers, but give ZERO details.

Where to live, that's you choice, are you a village, city, town person? Countryside, rivers, seaside? Neighbours or miles from anyone? Flat or House? Budget? Buy, Rent, long or short term.. unless you give people some pointers you won't get any valuable information back. I've lived and worked in many parts of England, Wales and Scotland, but can't really help steer you to some good bits until you know what you want.

Posted by: skogsbo 14.May.2014, 04:18 PM

QUOTE (yorkie redux @ 14.May.2014, 04:06 PM) *
Cheaper cities will be in the North, such as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield or York.

I can vouch for Sheffield, it's very nice, with good access to the Peak District national park and plenty to do.

Personally, I would avoid Birmingham, London, Glasgow and anything in Essex.

I quite like glasgow and would certainly rate it above Manchester, Brum, Leeds etc.. But it's horses for courses, I just hate the traffic in the North now, M62, M6, M1, A1(M) all a joke.
At least with Glasgow or Edinburgh, the cities are busy, but they have many nice parts and once you got out the initial city, it's easy to escape to more rural places.

Problem is, the OP doesn't know what they want and they'll be tied to the UK's incredibly poor and variable broadband coverage.

Posted by: viahero2k7 14.May.2014, 04:49 PM

because I need to travel often to Sweden ,I need to be near to the airport,

its long term ,but I have 3 months trail so I might continue or no ,I like country side but secure for family and near to transportation and the airport ,even if I will fly every few months it will be huge problem to reach the airport

Posted by: skogsbo 15.May.2014, 06:33 AM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 14.May.2014, 04:49 PM) *
because I need to travel often to Sweden ,I need to be near to the airport,

its long term ,but I have 3 months trail so I might continue or no ,I like country side but secure for family and near to transportation and the airport ,even if I will fly every few months it will be huge problem to reach the airport

why a huge problem?

Places like Manchester, East Mids and others have rail links direct to them. So you only need to look at where they fly to and then the train links, simply live anywhere along route. Like the trans pennine trains that go Manchester Airport, that gives you a huge scope. They are putting a new train line into Manchester so it will only get better. Other airport links; Glasgow and Edinburgh are a pain and need a bus link.

Not that many places fly direct to Sweden, but several more go to Copenhagen, so you can simply get a train north.

I think you should go first for at least 6mths, you simply don't know the lie or the land etc. and you don't even know if you will have a job still in 4mths. One step at a time.

Posted by: Great Scott 15.May.2014, 07:39 AM

QUOTE (yorkie redux @ 14.May.2014, 05:06 PM) *
Cheaper cities will be in the North, such as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield or York.

I can vouch for Sheffield, it's very nice, with good access to the Peak District national park and plenty to do.

Personally, I would avoid Birmingham, London, Glasgow and anything in Essex.


Why not Essex, it has the best connection to Sweden on its door step, has the best possibility of jobs, close to London and tons of things to do.

Posted by: yorkie redux 15.May.2014, 12:07 PM

It's not Essex, it's the people.

It has a culture rich in gypsy travellers and junior gangster types.

If that floats your boat then go for it.

Posted by: yorkie redux 15.May.2014, 12:07 PM

It's not Essex, it's the people.

It has a culture rich in gypsy travellers and junior gangster types.

If that floats your boat then go for it.

Posted by: Somebody 15.May.2014, 02:26 PM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 14.May.2014, 03:23 PM) *
I can stay any where in UK ,but I dont know where smile.gif this why am asking ,good,secure ,cheap city ,any recommendations ?

relax man...relax smile.gif
Each big city in the UK, like everywhere else in the world, has better and worse areas.
Generally you might feel a little unsafe after dusk when you compare it to rich areas in Sweden.
You, as a Swede, would probably also be a "perfect prey" for chavs smile.gif
Generally look for the places with good schools...they are much more expensive, but usually much safer..
I would go for Manchaster or Bristol.

Can you work in any location in the UK? how does this work ? no "fixed" office?

Posted by: eurogoose 15.May.2014, 03:25 PM

Hi there - you really do need to think carefuly about how you are going to get to work as the roads in the UK are so terribly congested. You need to choose a city that has good railway connections and good access to the Motorway system. If your employer is based in the North, you may want to consider Manchester. It has pretty much everything that you could want in a city. Leeds would be another good choice if it is anywhere near your employer. Avoid London at ALL costs!!!

As for National Insurance numbers, contact a local HMRC (Tax) Office or even your local Job Centre Plus. They would be able to help you no doubt.

The advice you have been given already about coming alone for the first six months is VERY good advice indeed. If you are going to rent a property you will find that most agreements are for six months at a time, so if you took out an agreement on a small place just for yourself you would be able to search around for somewhere bigger (and maybe a change of area depending on how you find it over in the UK). It would seem pointless taking out an agreement on a 'family' sized property if it is only you going to be living in it for the first six months.

As I have said, Manchester has a lot going for it in terms of life and culture. Within a short drive there is a lot of beautiful countryside, and the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is great for a day trip (Mountains, coastal areas etc.)

Once again, if your employers Offices are in the South of the country it would be silly to locate yourself in the North (or anywhere other than the South really!) as travel by road in the UK can be - to say the least - exhausting...especially on anything like a regular basis.

I have recently moved to Sweden from the UK (I am English) to resettle here and get married to my fiancee.

If you have any other questions I will be glad to help.

Best regards,

Jonathan

Posted by: eurogoose 15.May.2014, 03:33 PM

P.S.- I don't know if Sweden issue 'European Health Insurance Cards' but that is what I had to apply for and bring with me to Sweden. This entitles me to Health Care at local cost in any EU country. I will use it until I am issued with my Personummer. Without an EHIC card you would probably have to pay for any medical treatment privately (and more expensively). Maybe you will have some kind of health care package with your new employers in UK? Best to be prepared in advance though. Once you have decided where you will live you will need to find out where your nearest Doctors surgery is and go register with them as a new patient..

Posted by: eurogoose 15.May.2014, 03:45 PM

PPS. - before I moved out here to Sweden I was visiting regularly. I used Norwegian.com and flew from Manchester. Their flights were always great value - especialy if booked some time in advance. I got some really knock-down deals that way. My home was in Cheshire, but it was just so so easy to jump on a train that took me directly to Manchester airport for flights. That way I avoided all the driving AND the excessive car-parking charges that you get at all airports these days..

Posted by: viahero2k7 15.May.2014, 06:39 PM

Thanks all ! about my work its virtual you can say any where in UK ,so what am looking for easy to commute ,not expensive ,secure ,peace and family place to live ,appreciating all suggestions about Manchester ,any other suggestions ? Eurogoose,any idea about registering my wife and kids in UK ? as for me I can through my employee but what about my family ,I was checking the website but I was losted ,as its not clear for the EU citizens how to be registered there if not working ?
thanks for the suggestions about staying alone for 6 months ,but I dont think it will work as I have small kids and need to help with smile.gif thanks all and looking for more suggestions

Posted by: viahero2k7 16.May.2014, 03:52 AM

Hi eurogoose

what about Newcastle ? its nice and cheap for few months as I saw onlline what do you think about it ?

Posted by: skogsbo 16.May.2014, 05:50 AM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 16.May.2014, 03:52 AM) *
Hi eurogoose

what about Newcastle ? its nice and cheap for few months as I saw onlline what do you think about it ?

airport is useless. No flights to Sweden. They don't even fly to Copenhagen anymore.

It's cheap for a reason. Better to live in North Yorkshire, Co. Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire... travel to Manchester for flights, but live miles out from their desperate road network. I spent 2hrs driving 20miles(30km) to the airport in the morning the last time I was there.

ps. you really will be causing yourself a huge amount of stress trying to move everyone over from day1. Especially if you are already asking simply question here about HMRC etc. unless your company will pay for someone to do all the admin for you.

Posted by: viahero2k7 16.May.2014, 05:58 AM

North Yorkshire ? about the airport its not only for Sweden, for international flights but no often ,
what I need to settle down in secure ,not expensive *because i was checking reading and London waw * plus too much traffic, so I need the help of the British ppl ,

about moving the whole family ,yes I agree with you its scandal ,because until now am not able to figure where to move first because I dont have any specific location in UK ,so it become my priority to find family secure ,and cheap * as its not like Sweden smile.gif every where somehow the same !* but in UK ,for ex in reading 2 beds apartment pass the 1000P the same in Leeds around 300 ! and so on but I need some expert advice ,as even for my self to keep on jumping in UK ,it wont be fun smile.gif appreciating your help all

Posted by: viahero2k7 16.May.2014, 06:09 AM

btw,when you are talking about cheap ,do you mean the rent only ?

Posted by: viahero2k7 16.May.2014, 08:57 AM

I called HMRC this morning sad.gif the guy simply asked me to search the internet ! but my question what about my family ,how to register them there ?

Posted by: Somebody 16.May.2014, 11:35 PM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 16.May.2014, 07:57 AM) *
I called HMRC this morning sad.gif the guy simply asked me to search the internet ! but my question what about my family ,how to register them there ?

Do not worry about administration part that much...being an organized Swede you will sort all out in less than a week.
once you have a job there will be no problem with insuring your family and so on.

I would avoid Leeds. It is not the safest place...

But the main question is: do you really have to be live in a big city?
have you considered living in a town located close to a big city?
better for kids/ green/cheaper/heathier/often chav free

you have to be prepared to buy a car there anyway...
public transport (maybe except London) is nothing to compare to with a Swedish one.
used mostly by kids, scumbags and grannies...not as cheap as here either

I do not know how old your kids are, but a good school should
be one of the key factors when picking a place to live.

Good luck!

Posted by: viahero2k7 17.May.2014, 02:41 AM

QUOTE (eurogoose @ 15.May.2014, 04:45 PM) *
PPS. - before I moved out here to Sweden I was visiting regularly. I used Norwegian.com and flew from Manchester. Their flights were always great value - especialy if booked some time in advance. I got some really knock-down deals that way. My home was in Cheshire, but it was just so so easy to jump on a train that took me directly to Manchester airport for flights. That way I avoided all the driving AND the excessive car-parking charges that you get at all airports these days..



QUOTE (skogsbo @ 16.May.2014, 06:50 AM) *
airport is useless. No flights to Sweden. They don't even fly to Copenhagen anymore.

It's cheap for a reason. Better to live in North Yorkshire, Co. Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire... travel to Manchester for flights, but live miles out from their desperate road network. I spent 2hrs driving 20miles(30km) to the airport in the morning the last time I was there.

ps. you really will be causing yourself a huge amount of stress trying to move everyone over from day1. Especially if you are already asking simply question here about HMRC etc. unless your company will pay for someone to do all the admin for you.



QUOTE (Somebody @ 17.May.2014, 12:35 AM) *
Do not worry about administration part that much...being an organized Swede you will sort all out in less than a week.
once you have a job there will be no problem with insuring your family and so on.

I would avoid Leeds. It is not the safest place...

But the main question is: do you really have to be live in a big city?
have you considered living in a town located close to a big city?
better for kids/ green/cheaper/heathier/often chav free

you have to be prepared to buy a car there anyway...
public transport (maybe except London) is nothing to compare to with a Swedish one.
used mostly by kids, scumbags and grannies...not as cheap as here either

I do not know how old your kids are, but a good school should
be one of the key factors when picking a place to live.

Good luck!



Yes I consider small town as I am living in a small town neat to Goteborg,I dont like cities smile.gif about the kids they are small 2 and 3 years ,I was checking Newcastle its cheap and ppl saying its peaceful place ,what do you think about it ? any other suggestions ? as long as I have good internet connection at my home its enough ,and in case I need to fly I will travel to the airport ,and this is not going to be the case for the 1st few months at least ,thanks in advance for your help

Posted by: viahero2k7 17.May.2014, 02:58 AM

Swedish driving license does it work in UK ?

Posted by: Great Scott 17.May.2014, 10:19 AM

QUOTE (viahero2k7 @ 17.May.2014, 03:58 AM) *
Swedish driving license does it work in UK ?


100% yes, go here to find out.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence-

You should end up with this. If the picture does not show click on text should then open.



Posted by: viahero2k7 17.May.2014, 07:27 PM

QUOTE (Great Scott @ 17.May.2014, 11:19 AM) *
100% yes, go here to find out.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence-

You should end up with this. If the picture does not show click on text should then open.





Thanks ,what about small villages ? any suggestions ?

Posted by: Great Scott 18.May.2014, 01:37 AM

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43979236.html

20 minutes to Stansted, close to Braintree for good shopping, train to London 15 minutes away. Good area.

Rightmove is the best place to look for all sorts places to live in the UK.

Posted by: skogsbo 18.May.2014, 05:39 AM

I'm a little suspect of OP - how can anyone manage to secure employment in another country, yet have no idea of the way forward over anything else?

Posted by: viahero2k7 18.May.2014, 07:31 AM

QUOTE (Great Scott @ 18.May.2014, 02:37 AM) *
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43979236.html

20 minutes to Stansted, close to Braintree for good shopping, train to London 15 minutes away. Good area.

Rightmove is the best place to look for all sorts places to live in the UK.



Thanks

Posted by: flyiboy2 8.Feb.2015, 12:17 PM

My question is for the original poster .. Where in Sweden Will U be going to ? After moving to the UK ? Gothenburg,Sweden,etc..

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