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Young people


Whether you need help looking for a job, sorting out your income tax or finding out about your rights as an employee, this section has everything you need.

Job seekers

If you need help with claiming Jobseeker's Allowance, you can find it here. There's also lots of information on looking for work and training, along with advice on the different opportunities available to you if you're not currently working.


Everything you need to know about the world of work can be found here. Find out about your rights at work, tax matters, health and safety issues and much more.

National insurance

If you have just received your National Insurance card or you're having National Insurance contributions deducted from your pay, find out what it actually is, why you're paying it and why it’s important for your future.

Tax at work

Sorting out the tax on your wages can be a bit confusing if you've never done it before. Thankfully, Directgov has a helpful beginner's guide to tax.

Pensions and work

Face it - it's highly unlikely that you'll win the lottery so why not start thinking about how you'll pay all your living expenses when you retire. Find out how to set up savings schemes and pensions right here. 

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