On 25 November, George Osborne announced the revised Budget for the 2015-16 financial year and beyond. This is his eighth budget and it focused on putting both economic and national security first, bringing down national debt and becoming the most prosperous and secure nation in the developed world. Here are some of the key points […]
On 25 November, George Osborne announced the revised Budget for the 2015-16 financial year and ...
It’s just over a month until arguably the biggest night of the year. New Year’s ...
The UK Self Assessment tax deadline is coming up on 31 January 2016. If you ...
Start-up accelerators and the Tech Nation Visa Scheme: How to increase your chances of a Tier 1 visa
The UK’s Tier 1 visa is making headlines with the announcement of the new Tech ...
It’s just over a month until arguably the biggest night of the year. New Year’s Eve brings with it thousands of options to welcome in 2016. We found the Best New Year’s parties in the UK – from diamonds and black-tie to tiki fancy-dress, ‘60s dress up and more – consider your New Year’s plans […]
The UK Self Assessment tax deadline is coming up on 31 January 2016. If you were self-employed or were a director of a company during April 2014 and April 2015, you may need to complete a tax return. Never fear though, 1st Contact Accounting can make this process quick and easy. What is Self Assessment? […]
The UK’s Tier 1 visa is making headlines with the announcement of the new Tech Nation Visa Scheme. This initiative supports start-ups by making it easier for skilled non-EU tech workers to work in the UK. We take a look at how this compares to one of the UK’s 30 other start-up accelerators to gain […]
There are few better ways to get to know a new country than by looking through the eyes of a local. We’ve scoured the web for the best Australian blogs to help you suss out this incredible country, get great recommendations and embrace its quirky culture. Londoner in Sydney Created by Annabel Symonds, Londoner In […]
From 12 November 2015, EU nationals must apply for permanent residency if they want to naturalise and become British citizens. What does this mean? EU nationals won’t automatically get permanent resident status after living in the UK for five consecutive years. You will need to hold permanent residency for at least one year before applying for […]
One in every three people is due a UK tax refund, but millions of Pounds lie unclaimed with HMRC every year. We share the most common signs that you could be owed a tax refund. After all, who doesn’t like a surprise cheque in the mail? Why would you have overpaid tax? You may have […]
New to London? We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite London blogs that will help you live like a local in no time. Whether you’re on the lookout for a new coffee shop or restaurant, upcoming events or somewhere to escape to for the weekend – we’ve got you covered. Food Have you heard […]
UK immigration laws for the recruitment of non-EU nurses have been temporarily relaxed by Home Secretary Theresa May. This follows calls for the Home Office to add nurses to the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List (SOL). These health care workers will now be exempt from new rules coming into effect in April 2016. This make […]
Last weekend’s semi-finals saw both Argentina and South Africa (contrary to this humble author’s gutsy predictions) fall out of the race for the Webb Ellis Cup. These teams will now compete on Friday in the bronze final. That means Saturday’s final will be a trans-Tasman affair with Australia and New Zealand both looking to secure […]