On the 6th April 2014 the personal allowance will increase to Â£10,000 (up Â£560) which means you can earn Â£10,000 before you pay income tax.
But you might want to keep your earnings below the NI Threshold, in previous years the employers and employee’s NI thresholds have been out of alignment but from 6th April 2014 they will be aligned, which means that earnings over Â£153 per week (Â£7,956 per year) will attract both 12% employeesâ€™ NI and 13.8% employersâ€™ NI. For earnings above Â£805 per week (Â£41,865 per year), the employeesâ€™ NI rate drops to 2% but the employersâ€™ NI rate remains unchanged.
So to avoid Income Tax and NI you would need to earn below Â£7,956.
But, there is some good news, from April 2014 there is a new ’employment allowance’ of Â£2,000 which you can offset against your employers NI.