Thanks again for the reply Steve,

I was hoping to get the Flat and NIE sorted out within a week but it looks like its goin to take a while to get set up there.

My main concern is running out of money before finding work.

If I do get a room in a house how long would it take to get my name on the bills so that I would have proof of address.

After applying for the NIE do they post the number out to you or do you return to the police station to collect it.

If I could return and collect it could I not just bluff with the address on the form( assuming they didnt look for proof )