Now 3 weeks into my new job and have just received my first pay!
Still waiting for my old employer to pay my final salary and redundancy payment and provide me with a P45. Not having a P45 means that my new employer has had to use the emergency tax code so I have been taxed on all my income.
I have found that I can’t join my new employer’s pension scheme for 3 months as they have a delayed auto-enrollment date. They don’t backdate either which seems to be permitted under the move to auto-enrollment. Ah well, at least they seem to be aware of what they need to do and will be offering a scheme although it will not be very generous it is better than nothing and I get some tax advantages from saving into a pension scheme.
Other than that, I am settling in and meeting loads of people. Will see how it goes as I am unsure if its a good move for me. After all the upheaval at my last place, I feel somewhat down on the whole business environment at the moment. I need to continue to work and concentrate on my FI plan to free me from this treadmill.
Off to see how my finances are for the end of November.