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When you left the UK 30 years ago did you complete a Form P85 and send it to the inland Revenue as it was then?
Right Jonathan, belt and braces, send in a P85, fortunately there is no time limit as it its submission. It is available on the web and can be filed on line. On return to the UK just advice HMRC by letter. On receipt that Department will classify you as resident for the tax year following your return date and, furthermore, split the returning year into two portions, one non resident, the other resident. Make sure that any terminal bonuses etc are paid to you before you return to these shores. Thus any tax thereon, if any, will only be for the country in which you are residing.
Any new emoloyer will kick off UK PAYE again through the P46 process.
DWP may be able to help you with your NI number. I have the original allocation card from 1959!
They will not want details especially if you submit a P85.
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