Living and Working in Britain: A Survival Handbook

Living and Working in Britain: A Survival Handbook

by David Hampshire

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781901130225
Publisher: Survival Books Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Living and Working Guides
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

David HampshireDavid Hampshire’s career has taken him around the world and he lived and worked in many countries before taking up writing full-time in the ‘80s. He’s the author, co-author or editor of some 25 titles, including Living and Working in London, Living and Working in France, Living and Working in Spain, Living and Working in Australia, Living and Working in Canada and Living and Working in Amerca, plus numerous books about London. David was born in Surrey (England) and lived and worked in London for many years. He now lives in Bath (Somerset) in England

Table of Contents

1.Finding a Job19
Immigration20
Employment Prospects20
Unemployment21
Age Discrimination22
Changing Workforce22
Education & Training22
Working Hours23
Commuting23
Industrial Relations24
Britain & The European Union24
Qualifications25
Government Employment Service26
Recruitment Consultants27
Contract Jobs28
Part-Time Jobs29
Temporary & Casual Jobs29
Holiday & Short-Term Jobs31
Voluntary Work32
Working Women33
Job Hunting34
Salaries36
Self-Employment37
Trainees & Work Experience40
Agricultural Workers Scheme41
Au Pairs42
Working Illegally43
Language44
2.Employment Conditions47
Terms Of Employment48
Contract Of Employment52
Employment Conditions54
3.Permits & Visas73
Entry Clearance75
Work Permits80
Settlement96
Deportation97
4.Arrival99
Immigration100
Entry Refusal101
Passport Stamps103
Customs103
Police Registration107
Council Tax Registration108
Embassy Registration108
Finding Help108
Checklists109
5.Accommodation113
Relocation Consultants115
Buying Property117
Rented Accommodation119
Utilities124
Heating134
6.Postal Services137
Business Hours139
Letter Post139
Important, Valuable Or Urgent Post142
Parcel Post144
Post Collection147
Change Of Address147
Postal Orders148
National Savings Accounts149
7.Telephone151
Telephone Companies152
Phone Installation & Registration153
Choosing A Phone154
Standard Tones155
Using The Telephone156
BT Calling Features158
Information & Entertainent160
BT Call Rates161
BT Telephone Bills162
International Calls163
Public Telephones165
Mobile Telephones & Pagers167
Telegrams, Telex & Fax170
Directories171
The Internet173
Moving House Or Leaving Britain174
Malicious Calls174
Emergency Numbers175
Service Numbers175
8.Television & Radio179
Television180
Radio190
9.Education195
Further Information196
State Or Private School?197
State Schools199
Special Education212
Private Schools212
Higher Education218
Further Education224
Language Schools226
10.Public Transport231
Trains233
Underground Trains238
Buses240
Ferries & Le Shuttle244
Timetables & Maps246
Taxis247
Airline Services248
11.Motoring255
Vehicle Importation257
Vehicle Registration258
Buying A Car260
Test Certificate264
Selling A CAr266
Driving Licence267
Car Insurance269
Road Tax270
General Road Rules271
British Drivers276
British Roads277
Traffic Police278
Motorcycles279
Accidents280
Drinking & Driving282
Car Theft283
Fuel285
Speed Limits286
Garages & Servicing287
Road Maps289
Car Hire290
Motoring Organisations291
Parking292
12.Health299
Emergencies302
National Health Service303
Private Health Treatment304
Doctors305
Medicines309
Hospitals & Clinics311
Childbirth313
Dentists314
Opticians316
Counselling318
Drug & Alcohol Abus319
Sexually-Transmitted Diseases321
Births & Deaths321
13.Insurance325
Insurance Companies327
Insurance Contracts329
Social Security330
National Insurance332
Pensions334
Accident Insurance336
Permanent Health insurance336
Health Insurance337
Dental Insurance340
Buildings Insurance340
Home-Contents Insurance343
Personal Liability Insurance345
Holiday & Travel Insurance346
Motor Breakdown Insurance347
14.Finance349
British Currency351
Foreign Currency352
Credit Rating353
Banks354
Building Societies356
Savings Accounts360
Cash & Debit Cards361
Charge & Credit Cards363
Loans367
Mortgages368
Council Tax373
Value Added Tax374
Income Tax375
Capital Gains Tax386
Inheritance Tax387
Wills388
Cost Of Living389
15.Leisure393
Tourist Information395
Hotels396
Bed & Breakfast399
Self-Catering400
Youth Hostels401
Caravans & Camping403
Museums & Art Galleries403
Gardens, Stately Homes, Parks & Zoos404
Cinemas405
Theatre, Opera & Ballet406
Concerts408
Social Clubs410
Discotheques & Night-Clubs410
Gambling411
Pubs413
Restaurants & Cafes416
Libraries418
16.Sports421
Aerial Sports423
Cricket424
Cycling425
Fishing427
Football428
Golf430
Gymnasia & Health Clubs431
Hiking432
Motorsports434
Racquet Sports434
Rock-Climbing & Caving436
Rugby437
Skiing438
Snooker & Billiards439
Sports & Leisure Centres440
Swimming441
Watersports442
Miscellaneous Sports443
17.Shopping447
Competition450
Shopping Hours451
Shopping Centres & Markets451
Food & Supermarkets452
Department & Chain Stores455
Clothes456
Newspapers & Books458
Furniture460
Household Appliances461
Second-Hand Bargains462
Home Shopping462
Shopping Abroad465
Duty-Free Allowances466
Consumers' Association467
18.Odds & Ends469
British Citizenship470
Climate471
Crime473
Geography474
Government475
Legal System479
Marriage & Divorce482
Military Service484
The Monarchy484
Pets486
Police488
Population490
Religion491
Social Customs492
Time Difference493
Tipping494
Toilets495
19.The British497
20.Moving or Leaving Britain509
Moving House510
Leaving Britain511
Appendices515
Appendix AUseful Addresses516
Appendix BFurther Reading524
Appendix CUseful Websites526
Appendix DWeights & Measures534
Appendix EMap of France538
Index541
Order Forms551

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