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if you've a termtime job, is it paid in equal amounts over the yr?

(18 Posts)
piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:11:00

Or do you get paid in the term time, and then nothing goes in in the holidays?


Oceansurf Sun 22-Sep-13 15:12:30

I get paid term time. Zilch in the holidays. It's hard!

piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:16:39

oh ok thanks, i thought (and am talking about a teaching assistant job here) it might be 12 monthly payments pro rata.

Pink01 Sun 22-Sep-13 15:16:42

I had a term time job that was paid hourly but the money was averaged out so we got 12 pay checks. It must vary from place to place.

Pink01 Sun 22-Sep-13 15:17:06


Pink01 Sun 22-Sep-13 15:17:41

Mine as an LSA job btw.

usualsuspect Sun 22-Sep-13 15:17:59

My wages,are split into 12 monthly payments.

piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:19:43

pink, that's what i thought.

I am confused really. have been looking into WTC too, and they say on the calculator to put in normal hours, which would be 16 hours, yet it's only for 38 weeks. It says you must put that in though.

Anyhow, i would get my normal unchanged CTC of £62, plus about £73 WTC, and a little help towards ctax and rent.

I worked it out that I would be better off by £60 for 16 hours.

piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:20:55

usual, thanks. it would be easier that way.

piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:23:35

it seems i would still get free prescriptions, which is a huge help. OMG tho, i just read that all people in Wales, Scotland and NI get free prescriptions.


LittleRobots Sun 22-Sep-13 15:23:58

I was wondering if a 16 hour term time contract counts as the all important 16 hour contract for working tax credits or not.

We're LSU exploring work options and the benefit side of it is a minefield.

piratecat Sun 22-Sep-13 15:55:26

i only read on the hmrc website that if you only work term time you put in your normal hours for a normal week.

I guess, in my case that the weeks i would get the £73 wtc in holidays equates to £70 i would get if i was unemployed.

holidaysarenice Sun 22-Sep-13 16:02:39

In the nhs it was a choice, either x bigger cheques or 12 equal ones.

BellaVita Sun 22-Sep-13 16:20:53

Mine is split over 12 months.

exmrs Sun 22-Sep-13 19:35:21

can someone clarify please if the job is term time and 16 hours do you qualify for working ta credits? and if so do you have to inform them every holiday you not working the 16 hours

lougle Sun 22-Sep-13 22:10:20

TAs/teaching staff are allowed to declare their term time working week for the whole year, despite being off work in the summer, etc.

" If you do regular term-time work

If you work a regular number of hours a week, but only during the school term, put down the hours you work during term-time." Here

Gooshka Sun 22-Sep-13 22:37:40

As i understand it, if you are on time sheets you'll get paid term time only. If you're on a fixed term contract or permanent, you'll get pro rata'd pay split equally each month. I'm a TA and this is how it is in our LA. Hope this helps.

piratecat Mon 23-Sep-13 11:18:20

thankyou for your help

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