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Living and working in Britain: a survival handbook

Author: Hampshire, David Publisher: Survival Books, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 570 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781905303120Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print ZC100.63 .U5 H36 2007
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001237928
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Includes index

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Living and Working in Britain A Survival Book Contents 1. FINDING A JOB Immigration Employment Prospects Unemployment Age Discrimination Changing Workforce Education and Training Working Hours Commuting Industrial Relations Further Reading Britain and The European Union Qualifications Government Employment Service Recruitment Consultants Contract Jobs Part-time Jobs Temporary and Casual Jobs Holiday and Short-term Jobs Voluntary Work Working Women Job Hunting Salaries Self-employment Trainees and Work Experience Agricultural Workers Scheme Au Pairs Working Illegally Language 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 24 25 26 27 28 29 29 31 32 33 33 36 37 41 41 42 44 44 2. EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Terms of Employment Contract of Employment General Conditions 47 48 53 55 3. PERMITS and VISAS Entry Clearance Work and Other Permits 73 75 81 Settlement Deportation 97 97 4. ARRIVAL Immigration Entry Refusal Passport Stamps Customs Police Registration Council Tax Registration Embassy and Consulate Registration Finding Help Checklists 101 102 103 105 105 109 110 110 111 111 5. ACCOMMODATION Relocation Consultants Buying Property Rented Accommodation Utilities Heating 115 117 119 121 126 136 6. POSTAL SERVICES Business Hours Letter Post Important, Valuable or Urgent Post Parcel Post Post Collection Change of Address Postal Orders National Savings Accounts Miscellaneous Services 139 140 141 144 146 149 149 150 150 151 7. TELEPHONE Telephone Companies Installation and Registration Choosing a Telephone Standard Tones Using the Telephone BT Call Rates 153 154 155 156 157 158 162 BT Telephone Bills International Calls Public Telephones Mobile Telephones and Pagers Telegrams, Telex and Fax Directories The Internet Moving House or Leaving Britain Malicious Calls Emergency Numbers Service Numbers 164 165 167 169 172 173 175 175 176 176 177 8. TELEVISION and RADIO Television Radio 181 182 193 9. EDUCATION Further Information State or Private School? State Schools Special Education Private Schools Higher Education Further Education Language Schools 197 199 199 201 214 214 220 227 229 10. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Trains Underground Trains Buses Ferries and Eurotunnel Timetables and Maps Taxis Airline Services 233 235 241 243 246 248 249 250 11. MOTORING Vehicle Importation Vehicle Registration Buying a Car 257 259 260 262 Test Certificate Selling a Car Driving Licence Car Insurance Road Tax General Road Rules British Drivers British Roads Traffic Police Motorcycles Accidents Drinking and Driving Car Theft Fuel Speed Limits Garages and Servicing Road Maps Car Hire Motoring Organisations Parking 266 268 269 271 272 274 280 281 282 282 284 286 287 288 289 291 292 293 294 296 12. HEALTH Emergencies National Health Service Private Health Treatment Doctors Medicines Hospitals and Clinics Childbirth Dentists Opticians Counselling Drug and Alcohol Abuse Sexually Transmitted Diseases Births and Deaths 303 306 307 308 309 313 315 318 319 321 323 324 325 326 13. INSURANCE Insurance Companies Insurance Contracts Social Security Pensions 331 333 335 336 340 Accident Insurance Permanent Health Insurance Health Insurance Dental Insurance Buildings Insurance Home Contents Insurance Personal Liability Insurance Holiday and Travel Insurance Motor Breakdown Insurance 342 342 344 346 347 349 352 352 354 14. FINANCE British Currency Foreign Currency Credit Rating Banks and Building Societies Savings Accounts Cash and Debit Cards Charge and Credit Cards Loans Mortgages Council Tax Value Added Tax Income Tax Capital Gains Tax Inheritance Tax Wills Cost of Living 357 359 359 361 362 367 368 370 374 375 380 381 382 394 395 395 397 15. LEISURE Tourist Information Hotels Bed and Breakfast Self-catering Youth Hostels Caravans and Camping Museums and Art Galleries Gardens, Stately Homes, Parks and Zoos Cinemas Theatre, Opera and Ballet Concerts Social Clubs 401 403 404 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 417 418 Dance Clubs and Nightclubs Gambling Pubs Restaurants and Cafes Libraries 419 419 422 424 427 16. SPORTS Aerial Sports Cricket Cycling Fishing Football Golf Gymnasia and Health Clubs Hiking Motorsports Racket Sports Rock-climbing and Caving Rugby Skiing Snooker and Billiards Sports and Leisure Centres Swimming Watersports Miscellaneous Sports 431 433 434 435 437 438 440 441 443 444 445 447 448 449 450 450 452 452 454 17. SHOPPING Competition Shopping Hours Shopping Centres and Markets Food and Supermarkets Department and Chain Stores Clothes Newspapers, Magazines and Books Furniture Household Appliances Second-hand Bargains Home Shopping Shopping Abroad Duty-free Allowances Consumers' Association 459 462 463 463 464 468 469 470 472 473 474 475 477 478 479 18. ODDS and ENDS British Citizenship Climate Crime Geography Government Legal System Marriage and Divorce Military Service The Monarchy Pets Police Population Religion Social Customs Time Difference Tipping Toilets 483 484 485 487 488 489 494 498 499 500 501 504 506 507 508 509 510 511 19. THE BRITISH 20. MOVING OR LEAVING BRITAIN Moving House Leaving Britain 515 527 528 529 APPENDICES Appendix A: Useful Addresses Appendix B: Further Reading Appendix C: Useful Websites Appendix D: Weights and Measures Appendix E: Map 533 534 543 546 554 558 INDEX ORDER FORMS 561 575

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