Take home pay: £1520.00
Tax and NI: £480 (plus my employer pays... what?... another £100 NI?)
And expenditure is...
Rent: £750 (I have a single-bedroom flat to myself. This may well have to change soon, solely for reasons of economy)
Internet (including BT phone line): £30
TV License: £11
Car insurance: £90
Petrol: £200 (roughly)
Medical insurance: £48
Server and domains: £75
Council Tax: £80
Gas and Electricity: £40 (roughly)
Miscellaneous travel: £20
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Mobile: £45 (yes, I went and got an iPhone)
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As the astute of you will have noticed, this leaves me with some
I do bits of freelancing on the side still (just as well), and I have a few other bits and pieces to pay, but the above is pretty accurate.
I need to move (or find some lovely lassie who fancies sharing both my bed and the bills!) and I definitely need to go back onto the rollies (or give up smoking entirely). Still, it's lucky that I have a pay review coming up next month, eh?
So, could I do with that extra £480? Yes, I think that would make me rather more relaxed. I would certainly prefer that I spend it on living than some bunch of feckless fuckers spend it on expensive haircuts.
In the meantime, can I opt out of NI, please...?
UPDATE: I added in my mobile bill. Oh, and obviously I haven't included the fact that I am paying off my car still: there's still £700 to go on that (very reasonable terms from the Bank of Pater. I can't get a credit card, so abysmal is my credit rating).
Oh, and I had to pay the excess on fixing the window that some little scrote smashed: £60. Further, getting the car back on the road after the bastard rammed me into the central reservation cost another £210.