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Today 08:38 PM
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Anyway let's leave it at this. Feel free to disagree, I'm just pointing out that post tax UK salary is ridiculous for the prestige that London firms have as compared to local firms. That's all. I have no incentives to prove or disprove anything. Thanks.
Just some back-of-envelope calculations.

NQ pay at a MC firm is around 100k a year. Using s://.thesalarycalculator.co.uk/salary.php, take home is then around £5,500 a month (SGD 9,000 or so).

Apparently A&G pays 7,000 SGD gross for their NQs?

So you can afford to pay 2,000 SGD in rent as a UK NQ, and still have your NET pay be higher in the UK than the gross pay.


And this is not even taking into account that UK trainees are paid at 45-50£ a year during their TC, while SG trainees get peanuts (or the different stages of the legal supply chain that Singapore firms and international firms sit).
Today 07:28 PM
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linus choo is pretty solid
Linus is good.
Today 06:21 PM
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am looking for in-house roles

any recruiters to recommend? thanks!
linus choo is pretty solid
Today 05:48 PM
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No you are right in that technically duration is same but the SG conversion is 2PQE = UK NQ. That's what the market adopts. Also you count SG Bar but not UK Bar?

Anyway not here to split hairs save as to point out even not counting rent SG salary is only a few% less if you use market conversion. Now it's going to be a bit different in that the PTP is going to be extended, so UK TC now > SG TC.

CPF is not tax. I never said it was. You did. It is a deduction but it is your money.

You're right about banded tax. And we are on common ground. I never said it was a 40% flat tax, that's not the way most countries work. All I'm pointing out is that the tax rate there is crazily high. UK firms should pay even more to give incentives because of the high taxes.

Not from UK uni btw, but did consider just applying there anyway.
Anyway let's leave it at this. Feel free to disagree, I'm just pointing out that post tax UK salary is ridiculous for the prestige that London firms have as compared to local firms. That's all. I have no incentives to prove or disprove anything. Thanks.
Today 05:42 PM
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eh bro, say u r delisted or listed uk uni, you still have to train 2 years rlt part a b pt
which is the same as the 2 years sqe TC mah
No one say CPF = tax. Ur comprehension got problem? CPF is a deduction.
CPF is not tax, but is your 2000 GBP deduction for rent considered tax?
How come u go minus rent, then say u only "earn" xxx?
What is your definition of "earn"?
U change goalpost when it suits you

40% tax is only for the band above 50k.
Whatever you earn up to 50k GBP is taxed at 0% + 20%
Which means for the same amt u are earning in SGD at a B4, converted to GBP ur tax band is only 20%
No you are right in that technically duration is same but the SG conversion is 2PQE = UK NQ. That's what the market adopts. Also you count SG Bar but not UK Bar?

Anyway not here to split hairs save as to point out even not counting rent SG salary is only a few% less if you use market conversion. Now it's going to be a bit different in that the PTP is going to be extended, so UK TC now > SG TC.

CPF is not tax. I never said it was. You did. It is a deduction but it is your money.

You're right about banded tax. And we are on common ground. I never said it was a 40% flat tax, that's not the way most countries work. All I'm pointing out is that the tax rate there is crazily high. UK firms should pay even more to give incentives because of the high taxes.

Not from UK uni btw, but did consider just applying there anyway.
Today 05:04 PM
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Foreign lawyer practising in Singapore here... are these a thing?!
YES.

It's a thing. Idk why SG doesn't adopt the UK/US style TCs which has consistently produced good candidates.
Today 04:41 PM
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Honestly I've been hearing conflicting reports, are they actually as horrible as stated, because I can see some good reviews on their linkedin too.

Can someone with 1st hand experience actually let us know how they behave?
Their reviews online , even on this forum, ish not bad
Today 04:01 PM
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not retained
if not retained do you pay for your own part B fees?
Today 03:40 PM
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Salty about US firms in NY sia. Big money low tax.

Unpaid TCs are the worst
Foreign lawyer practising in Singapore here... are these a thing?!
Today 03:12 PM
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note to n00bs, this is sarcasm. it always amazes me how people have consistently bad experiences w her
Honestly I've been hearing conflicting reports, are they actually as horrible as stated, because I can see some good reviews on their linkedin too.

Can someone with 1st hand experience actually let us know how they behave?
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