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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    1.2CHF to the GBP?

    It used to be 2.2 before the financial crash. Those were the days.
    They were indeed. But at least now everything in the UK is cheap. For me.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by edison View Post
    Visited Basel regularly back in 2013-14 during my first ever contract gig.

    Wallet bustingly expensive is what I remember.
    1.2CHF to the GBP?

    It used to be 2.2 before the financial crash. Those were the days.

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  • BlasterBates
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    If you decide to commute from Germany or France you will need to register there and you will need to submit a tax declaration. However in Germany for example I wouldn't expect you to pay any more tax than you would in Switzerland. You should check this though.

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  • edison
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    Visited Basel regularly back in 2013-14 during my first ever contract gig.

    Wallet bustingly expensive is what I remember.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by ensignia View Post
    While we're on the topic - has anyone contracted at Roche before?

    UK gig but the hiring manager said he'd prefer someone move to Switzerland in around 9 months.
    Yes. Massive company so much depends on exactly which department/project you'd be working on.

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  • NotAllThere
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    There's also a tram line that goes from St Louis in France.

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  • Noiro
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    Forget the rate - first talk to the agent about practicalities. Who is the contract with and how is tax paid. If you're not resident in Switzerland then your time in the country will be extremely limited (90 days per annum) so commuting in and out is unlikely to be an option.
    Keep in mind dual taxation - whatever you earn in Switzerland is likely to be taxed in your home country, but only the main income tax is normally covered by dual taxation agreements. As such all the extra costs - including employee and employer taxes and social security - will not count against your own income tax. Then work out what the day rate on offer means to you.
    Living costs are certainly very high in Basel compared to neighbouring French and German towns so worth a commute if possible. There's a tram line that goes straight into central Basel from Germany which may be a good option depending on where the client is.

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  • NowPermOutsideUK
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    You will get an in figure which means you pay employer tax as well as employee tax. I think 800 is low and 1k a day is average.

    just be aware that commuting each week like the old days are over. You need to really live here which is easier said than done

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  • ensignia
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    While we're on the topic - has anyone contracted at Roche before?

    UK gig but the hiring manager said he'd prefer someone move to Switzerland in around 9 months.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Maybe 800 CHF per day, maybe a bit less. Tax is relatively low if you don't live in the city.

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