In November 2016, UKVI announced that the 28 day grace period for those who overstay their UK visas will be done away with. Failure to renew one’s visa is a serious offence and could lead to deportation. Follow these guidelines to ensure that you don’t find yourself in this sticky situation. Why was the grace […]
In November 2016, UKVI announced that the 28 day grace period for those who overstay ...
Many freelancers and contractors earn a living by doing work for clients all over the ...
As of 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage is set to increase to £7.50 ...
The UK has always been a great place to do business, with hundreds of start-ups ...
Many freelancers and contractors earn a living by doing work for clients all over the world, meaning they get paid in different currencies. Although this is often a complicated transaction, it doesn’t have to be. Below are a few tips for being paid in a different currency. Getting paid Being paid in various currencies can […]
As of 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage is set to increase to £7.50 an hour. The increase was announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s annual Autumn Statement last year. Hammond said he hopes to get the minimum wage to £9 an hour by 2020. Current vs new minimum wage The new hourly rate will […]
Written by: Jennifer Feldman This article covers everything you could ever need to know about psychometric testing. Psychometric tests are an obstacle you are likely to encounter if you are a job seeker looking for a new job or if you are interested in a career change. Different companies are referring to different tests when […]
On 8 March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. It was notably shorter than the Autumn Statement delivered in November 2016, but there are still some key points you should take note of. See our summary below. Economy The UK is forecast to be the second fastest growing […]
The UK has always been a great place to do business, with hundreds of start-ups and entrepreneurs flocking to London every year. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa allows anyone outside the EU to get in on this action through a capital investment into an existing or new UK business. Visa requirements This visa allows applicants […]
Ready to run with bulls, party all night, help yourself to a bottomless supply of red wine and meet new international friends? Then Stoke Travel has the festivals for you. Running of the Bulls! What: Feel alive (and hopefully stay alive) when you run with the bulls in Pamplona. In addition to the wonderful terror that […]
Choosing an accountant is a critical decision for any contractor. A good accountant is an asset to your business, handling your affairs efficiently and ensuring that you stay compliant with ever-changing legislation. Below, we highlight five crucial factors you should consider before taking the plunge. 1. Certification Anyone can call themselves an accountant or financial […]
People often confuse indefinite leave to remain with UK citizenship, or assume that they mean the same thing. Although there is a lot of overlap between the two, there are important differences that should not be overlooked. Indefinite leave to remain Indefinite leave to remain ILR allows you to live and work in the UK. […]
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