2 jobs with the same employer

Hope I am in the right location with this question.

I have a job working 3 days a week at a hospital. I am about to take on a second job working 2 days a week at the same hospital (same employer).
I will be paid on the same day for both jobs.
I will have the same pension plan for both jobs.

Please can anyone tell me anything I need to know from a pay / tax point of view?
Out of interest, will I pay more tax having 2 jobs than I would having 1 job and working 5 days a week?
Thank you in advance for your kind help.

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  • GrumpyDil
    GrumpyDil Posts: 1,565
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    In your scenario I would expect your salary to be paid under one employee record. Simply put why would they create two records given it is the same employer?

    My daughter works in a school and is employed to do two different jobs, paid at slightly different rates. All that happens is that the hours are itemised on her pay slip to show x hours at rate y and a hours at rate b. 
  • Undervalued
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    Hope I am in the right location with this question.

    I have a job working 3 days a week at a hospital. I am about to take on a second job working 2 days a week at the same hospital (same employer).
    I will be paid on the same day for both jobs.
    I will have the same pension plan for both jobs.

    Please can anyone tell me anything I need to know from a pay / tax point of view?
    Out of interest, will I pay more tax having 2 jobs than I would having 1 job and working 5 days a week?
    Thank you in advance for your kind help.
    No, although with the vagaries of PAYE it might take a while to settle down and sort itself out!

    Your tax (and NI) is based on your total earnings and not on how many jobs / employers are involved. 
  • Ah thanks, all very helpful. I had this vague unsettling memory of 2 jobs meaning more tax or something like that. Glad to hear that’s not the case. 
  • badmemory
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    Once the tax settles down it should be no problem.  Will you be paying NI on either job?  If not that could be an issue.
  • badmemory said:
    Once the tax settles down it should be no problem.  Will you be paying NI on either job?  If not that could be an issue.
    The OP is employed in both jobs by the same employer so total remuneration goes on one payslip and NI would be calculated in line with the total earned, not separately on each element.

    The only possible complication for the OP is if one job is as a "permanent" employee and the other is on the bank.
  • chrisbur
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    Just to clarify the situation regarding national insurance on two or more jobs. 
    If the jobs are not related then NI is calculated on each job separately (ie you get the full NI allowance for each job) 
    If the jobs are related (as is the case here) then NI is calculated by adding the earnings from the jobs together (ie you get one NI allowance to cover both jobs)
    If the jobs are related but the employer is not able to add them together for some reason then it goes back to the same as unrelated jobs and each job gets an NI allowance.
    So probably they will be added together and one NI allowance but you will not know for certain until payments start to be made.
  • EnPointe
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    edited 11 November 2023 at 11:05PM
    Ah thanks, all very helpful. I had this vague unsettling memory of 2 jobs meaning more tax or something like that. Glad to hear that’s not the case. 
    if you had 2 employers it would mean more NI  as NI is  calculated on each pay run in isolation ( meaning that back pay and  held over variable pay  can lead to an NI shafting)

    in pre RTI days AND if neither job paid more than the personal allowance it would mean arranging to split your personal allowance for income tax 
  • chrisbur
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    edited 14 November 2023 at 9:05AM
    EnPointe said:
    Ah thanks, all very helpful. I had this vague unsettling memory of 2 jobs meaning more tax or something like that. Glad to hear that’s not the case. 
    if you had 2 employers it would mean more NI  as NI is  calculated on each pay run in isolation ( meaning that back pay and  held over variable pay  can lead to an NI shafting)

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    For most people having two separate employments will result in paying less NI than if the two payments were made as one employment.  Yes there can be occasions when as a result of say backpay the NI result comes our a bit higher (due to 12% NI being paid on some money that if it was all for one employment would be at 2% and the difference is greater than the benefit of the extra NI free allowance) ; but for most this would be more than compensated for by the reduced NI for the rest of the year. Also only likely to affect anyone whose back pay took them to over 5.5 K combined income for the month.  
    Not sure what is meant by "held over variable pay" but if that is again a one off or occasional then same applies and if it is causing higher NI every month then an NI refund would be due.

    The real danger with two employments is to low earners where both employments are below the lower earnings limit so that no NI credits are recorded for the year so that the year is not a qualifying year for state pension.

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