Moving to NL...

Moving to NL...

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RizzoTheRat

Original Poster:

20,536 posts

156 months

Friday 2nd March 2018
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Well 7 months after the original job advert I've just been told I should be getting a provisional job offer in the next few days (currently contracting in the same department).

So what questions do I need to be asking either here or in the UK before accepting?

I'll need to confirm with someone how tax in the UK would work, my wife will be staying in our house in the UK for the first 6 months or so and then we'd be looking at renting it out, so I'll have an income in the UK, but the NL salary is tax free so I assume the reciprocal tax agreements don't come in to it and I just self asses in the UK as normal. Do I need a random UK accountant for that or someone who specialises in ex-pats?

Any good recommendations for online estate agencies to look at housing options, I've been browsing funda.nl so far. Job's on the outskirts of The Hague so good transport links around but I've got used to being close enough to run commute while I've been contracting here so it'd be nice to be relatively close.

What's the cheapest way to move money from the UK to NL? I have sayings in the UK that Id be looking to move to NL to buy a house 6 months or so down the line, so I've got a bit of time to wait to see if the exchange rate gets any better.

Job includes medical insurance, and I believe that will also cover my wife, but are there any other expenses I need to be thinking about that I don't have in the UK?

On the assumption that I'll eventually move back to the UK (it's an initial 3 year contract with a reasonable chance of extending to 9 years and slim chance of longer), is it worth, or is there even a mechanism to, pay UK national insurance so I'm still eligible for a UK state pension if they still exist when I get there in 22 years time?

I'm assuming at the moment that my wife being able to work here after March 2019.

troc

2,646 posts

139 months

Friday 2nd March 2018
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Job on the outskirts of the Hague, tax free?

EPO?

If so, hello from me. Pop in and say hi.

RizzoTheRat

Original Poster:

20,536 posts

156 months

Saturday 3rd March 2018
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NCIA. Think there's a few EPO people in the cricket team though.

troc

2,646 posts

139 months

Saturday 3rd March 2018
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Ah. The other outskirts of delft. You have dunes and rabbits. We have a motorway frown

RizzoTheRat

Original Poster:

20,536 posts

156 months

Friday 16th March 2018
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Provisional job offer arrived...for about 15% more than on the original job advert as that was on last years pay scales and they've bumped me up several pay steps within the grade, so it looks like this may well be happening.

Any expat advice gratefully received.