My Significant Other is going to start a job on the first working day of October with An exemplary salary of (let's say) £2000 a month (before taxes). She's to be given a signing bonus of (let's say) £1000 (before taxes).
Are these going to be taxed accordingly, or would she first need to hit the £11.500 personal allowance before any of her income is taxed.
Judging by my own personal experience back in 2014 I started in September. Received tax free pay for the first 6 months. Then got an "after-probation" raise but also run out of allowance and, after raise started getting less than what I was earning during my first 6 months. After the new tax year began my wage normalised for the next 12 months.
So which one would it be, £3000 at the end of the month, or close to £2200 - £2300 ?