Week two of the Rugby World Cup was a dramatic one with some teams falling off the pace while others started to come right. The All Blacks are all but assured of a quarter final berth, but their SANZAR rivals, Australia and South Africa, are still in real danger of not qualifying for the knock […]
Week two of the Rugby World Cup was a dramatic one with some teams falling ...
There’s nothing quite like a London gig. Whether you’re in the mood for rock, smooth ...
Amidst all the recent currency fluctuations and market doomsday predictions our team at 1st Contact ...
South Africans holding dual nationality were given a bit of a shock on Sunday. It ...
This is the first in a series of Friday Rugby World Cup round-ups. Each week we’ll be taking a look at how the Southern Hemisphere giants fared in England. The first weekend of the tournament saw a few shock results but the natural order was restored from Monday. South Africa Being lost in the wilderness […]
There’s nothing quite like a London gig. Whether you’re in the mood for rock, smooth jazz, pop, indie-hipster-folk or doom metal, the Big Smoke’s numerous concert halls and music lounges have you covered. Here we take a look at some of the best venues in the capital. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Ronnie Scott’s is one […]
Amidst all the recent currency fluctuations and market doomsday predictions our team at 1st Contact Forex have put together an infographic showing you exactly how much bang, or more accurately, beer, you can get for your buck. It’s good to know that during stints of forex volatility and economic turmoil, you can always rely on […]
South Africans holding dual nationality were given a bit of a shock on Sunday. It was announced that the ANC is set to discuss the possibility of banning dual citizenship at its general council meeting next month. It all started last July at the ANC’s Lekgotla, when it was suggested that dual citizenship be done […]
International shipping is something we all rely on but don’t often think about. In this article we’ve collected some incredible facts about freight shipping to help shed light on this under-appreciated but vital industry. 90% by sea Rose George in her book Ninety Percent of Everything reveals that over 90% of everything we buy is […]
So, you’ve just landed in London, you’ve dropped off luggage at your new digs and you’re ready to start experiencing the UK’s famous pub culture. Well, instead of following the herd to the usual spots, we recommend going on a pub crawl with a twist. To help you out we’ve found six unique London pubs, […]
In the last few years, HMRC have increased the enforcement of IR35 provisions to ensure that only those with a status of “self-employed” (as per their definition) receive the tax breaks they are entitled to. This article will take a look at some basic steps you can take towards ensuring your contracts remain IR35 friendly. […]
This week the Home Office updated the rules for non-EU students studying in the UK. There are now massive restrictions on students working while they study. Other changes have also been made to the student visa system, which you need to be aware of if you intend to study in the UK. Who can no […]
When the hustle and bustle of central London becomes too much, a day-trip to the outskirts and beyond can be just the thing to perk up your spirits. Whether you’re looking for a bit of history or you want a great day out for the kids, this selection gives you a little bit of everything.