Being a contractor or freelancer in the UK allows you to control your income and your working hours. However, when it comes to filing your tax returns, things can get a little tricky. All contractors must declare their earnings to HMRC and because it’s not just as simple as being an employee under PAYE with […]
Being a contractor or freelancer in the UK allows you to control your income and ...
Thousands of people pack their bags and head over to the UK to start a ...
If you’d like your life in the UK to get off to a smooth start, ...
So, you’re living in the UK on a spouse visa, and beyond the occasional skirmish ...
Thousands of people pack their bags and head over to the UK to start a new life each year. However, unless you have plenty of savings or investments at your disposal, you’re going to need a job to get by. Here’s how to go about picking the right recruiter in the UK to help you […]
If you’d like your life in the UK to get off to a smooth start, sorting out your UK bank account is a must. Opening a UK bank account is notoriously difficult for a new arrival, thankfully we’re here to help. Read on to learn how to get your UK bank account sorted the easy […]
So, you’re living in the UK on a spouse visa, and beyond the occasional skirmish over who has to hang up the laundry, everything between you and your partner has been peachy. However, there is a looming cloud on the horizon: Your partner visa is going to expire and if not renewed you could be […]
If you’re working as a contractor in the UK, you’ll no doubt have heard about IR35 and its severe tax implications. Due to the complexity of the legislation, many contractors rely on HMRC’s online tool to work out whether or not they fall within the scope of IR35, but this could be a costly mistake. […]
Whether you receive a state, company or personal pension through PAYE in the UK, there are a number of reasons why you may end up overpaying tax. However, many people who have a pension in the UK are unaware that they are due a tax refund. The good news is that there could be a […]
As a South African, part of the process of applying for a UK visa is getting tested for Tuberculosis. The process is relatively straight-forward but you’ll have to ensure that the clinic that tests you has been approved by the UKVI. Every year the UKVI updates their list of approved clinics where you can get […]
Applying for an Australian visa can take a long time. It can take months for the government to let you know if your visa has been approved, which can leave you stressed out and frustrated. In an effort to reduce waiting times, the Australian government has announced that they will be modernising both visa and […]
There’s always that one person at the airport who’s laden with enormous bags, boxes, briefcases and sporting equipment. We’ve all been stuck behind someone who takes ages to check in all their items and then haggles over the exorbitant excess baggage fees at the check-in counter. Don’t be that person. Use our guidelines below to […]
The Australian government announced in the last Budget speech that visa fees will increase on 1 July 2017. What’s more, visa fees will continue to increase annually thereafter. The good news is that the increases (for this year at least) are not massive. We’ve put together a list of the increases for some of the […]