Tips for first-time Airbnb guests

Whether you’re globetrotting or simply going on a quick trip for work, Airbnb allows you to get that home away from home feeling. A favourite go-to for travellers from all over the world, there are a few things you need to know to be the best guest. Narrow down your search First thing’s first, decide […]

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Where is the happiest place to live in the UK?

According to the latest wellbeing analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Outer Hebrides is the happiest region to live in the UK. The survey assessed levels of anxiety in various areas in order to determine the overall population’s happiness. The Personal Well-being findings from the Annual Population Survey reveal that the islands […]

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How to spot a UK immigration scam

Applying for a UK visa can be stressful. It’s easy to get swept away when someone promises to help make it easier – or, if you’re told you need to hand over more cash to process your application. We look at a few of the most common UK immigration scams and ways you can protect […]

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Cost of living in London

Living in the UK, and London in particular, can be expensive. To help you work out your budget – and make sure you always have enough left for a pint at the end of the month – we’ve created list of approximate prices for some of your general expenses. All costs below are averages and […]

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[Update] Australian temporary activity visa framework

A new temporary activity visa framework will come into effect on 19 November 2016.  The Australian government aims to reduce the paperwork around these visas, by removing sponsorship and nomination requirements for certain short stay activities. What’s changing? There are currently seven temporary activity visa classes. This will now be reduced to four: Subclass 400 Temporary […]

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Banking could be a thing of the past

Technology is moving at warp-speed and many businesses are having to play catch-up. One of the most affected industries has been the financial services and banking sector. We look at a few ways banking has changed – for the better. Say goodbye to queues Remember the days of spending your lunch break in bank queues? […]

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How to create a VAT invoice

Whether you are a freelancer, a sole-trader or a contractor in the UK, it’s essential to know how to create a valid VAT invoice. We share a few basic facts and tips to help you out. The basics Value added Tax (VAT) is charged on sales made. As a standard VAT-registered business, you charge VAT […]

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