London’s most famous public transport system – the Underground – is an institution. Hate it or love it, anyone who’s ever been to the city has undoubtedly used it at some point. Here are 50 facts to share with fellow travellers on your next journey. An average of 2.7 million Tube journeys are made on the London […]
London’s most famous public transport system – the Underground – is an institution. Hate it ...
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) released its revised Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the skilled ...
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released a discussion paper proposing ...
The Australian Government has announced that it will reduce the cost of a working holidaymaker ...
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) released its revised Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the skilled visa programme in September. This list serves to identify the skills that are most in demand in Canberra. Changes to the list The newly released list includes 11 new occupations, including graphic designer, human resource adviser, web designer and mechanical […]
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released a discussion paper proposing a temporary visa for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents. What is a temporary visa? Essentially, a temporary visa allows holders to spend short periods of time in Australia for tourism or to visit family and friends. Certain temporary visas […]
The Australian Government has announced that it will reduce the cost of a working holidaymaker visa from AUD440 to AUD390 from 1 January 2017. In a media statement, MP Scott Morrison also announced that the proposed increases to working holidaymaker tax rates would not go ahead. Earnings up to AUD37,000 will be taxed at 19%, […]
The Flat Rate VAT scheme is a commonly used option for contractors. This scheme is specifically aimed at those companies providing a service, as they generally don’t have large amounts of VAT to reclaim for business purchases. The basics If your business is VAT-registered, then the VAT you must pay to, or may reclaim from, […]
We all know that excess baggage fees are ridiculous and that it’s not pleasant to carry four suitcases around. The best way to get around it? Ship your goods. When you’re loading your things onto a carrier, you will need to give some thought to the “what if” of something not arriving at its destination. […]
Does VAT make your head spin? We’ve put together a basic guide on everything you need to know about VAT as a contractor in the UK. What is VAT? Let’s start with the basics. VAT, or value added tax, is a tax levied on the consumption of goods and services, ultimately paid by the final […]
If you’re a teacher in the UK, you may be due a tax refund from HMRC. Amongst others things, you could claim for professional body membership fees, specialist clothing, equipment and the use of your car for work purposes. Who is eligible? Anyone working as a teacher or in the education profession could be eligible. […]
Having a car in the UK can come in handy for work commutes and trips to the coast alike, but getting stuck with a lemon can be more hassle than it’s worth. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid buying a dud. Where to start First thing’s first, set a budget. You […]
According to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), one in ten EU workers are planning on leaving the UK – and their jobs – following June’s Brexit vote. During the survey, which involved 800 companies, the BCC found that some EU employees had already resigned because of the referendum. The BBC commented […]