Title says it all, can I as an immigrant have access to a personal allowance in the UK? As I understood, it's a set value of income that is not taxable. Is this for everyone or for citizens only?
You can't claim the Personal Allowance if you are non-UK domiciled and claim the special 'remittance' basis of tax - whereby you only pay tax on income you bring into the UK. If you think this applies to you, please contact the HMRC tax enquiry helpline for non-UK residents.
But I have asked a friend who lives in the UK about this, and he says it's for citizens only... I can't find any documentation that confirms that though.