Paying into a UK Bank Account

Payroll can pay your salary into a UK bank account or building society. We are currently unable to make electronic payments overseas. Therefore staff are required to set up a UK bank account for this purpose. The University has a Santander branch located on campus should you wish to open an account with them, although other banks are available. The University will be able to provide a confirmation of employment letter where required.


If you are coming from overseas to the UK you will need to complete a New Starter Declaration which is available to download from the HRMC website.

Please return this form to the Payroll Dept at University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH.

Further information regarding employees from overseas can be found at

If and when you leave the UK, you may be entitled to a refund of tax paid. For further information visit the HMRC website.

National Insurance (NI)

If you are coming from overseas to work in the UK you should apply for a National Insurance Number. This number is a unique identifier for you, and will allow any social security benefits that you may be entitled to, to accrue against your record. Please see here for further guidance.

There may be circumstances where you will be paying social security contributions in an EU country, and do not therefore need to pay contributions in the UK. Similarly, there may be circumstances where you are paying social security contributions (National Insurance contributions) in the UK and do not need to pay contributions in another country. Please contact Payroll Services for more information regarding National Insurance liability.

For more information on coming to work in the UK from overseas, please see the HMRC website.

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