The 2014 Budget Speech took place just a few hours ago, and with it came a string of forecasts for the year ahead. Our Accounting team have unpacked the contents of Chancellor Osborne’s red briefcase to see how today’s speech affects you.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we’ve put together a handy list of important financial dates in 2014 for you to diarise.
From colourful drinks to tatty red briefcases, the UK Budget speech is not without its unusual anecdotes. We’ve picked 10 interesting facts about the Chancellor’s speech, which takes place on 19th March this year.
17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day (or Lá Fhéile Pádraig in Irish), that time of year when 13 million pints of Guinness are downed in honour of Ireland’s beloved patron saint. Here are eight random facts about St Paddy’s Day.
It may have its roots in New Zealand, but Kiwi expats have brought Waitangi Day celebrations to the UK in style. 2014 is no different, and Saturday 8th Feb sees a pub crawl along the London Underground Circle Line.
Philip Gamble visits Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in March to conduct another series of free British Nationality Seminars. The seminars are a popular starting point for South Africans hoping to either emigrate or work abroad.
The 2014 edition of the TNT Travel Show will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Saturday 1st March. 1st Contact is once again proud to be exhibiting at the annual event.
Whatever your budget, music tastes or wardrobe options, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy this New Year’s Eve in the UK. Here are the top eight places we’d love to find ourselves at as the clock strikes 12.
It’s December, the Christmas lights are up, and it’s high-time we previewed the hottest entertainment offerings on the local theatre circuit. Fortunately, there’s something for everyone in London this year.
Sable Group’s Saskia Johnston talks about her experience at the 2013 SA Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The awards recognise excellence within the South African business community in the UK and are always a highlight of the year.
Travel Talk is celebrating their 14th anniversary in style at the Temple Walkabout in London. There’ll be fantastic giveaways, free cupcakes (yes, cupcakes!), and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. And for only £10 deposit, you’ll get up to 60% off selected Travel Talk tours. The party kicks off at 6pm on Thursday 12th December.
Today is the fifth National Freelancers Day, celebrating the great role that freelancers play within the economy. The day aims to bring together “business leaders, political heavyweights and independent professionals to reflect on the power of the freelance model.”
The 2013 edition of the South African Business Awards will be held at Dexter House in Tower Hill, London, on the 28th November 2013 . As a Platinum Sponsor of the event, Sable Group will sit on the panel of judges, adjudicating the awards that recognise vibrant South Africans working in the UK.
With a distinctively cold, wet November predicted, why not get outdoors and enjoy everything London has to offer in the build-up to Christmas? Here are eight great things to do in London this Christmas.
London has something for everyone this month, so choose what blows your hair back and get out and make the most of these last days of summer.
First Festival Travel is offering all 1st Contact clients a £20 discount off their popular Hogmanay coach tours.
If the beer-laden Oktoberfest is on your bucket list, we have several discounted 4- to 7-day trips for you to choose from.
The world’s biggest food fight is only a few weeks away. First Festival Travel is offering all 1st Contacters a Deluxe La Tomatina package.
Our friends at Topdeck Travel have two special offers for you this month. Either opt for an epic 30% off Europe trips, or choose to chuck tomatoes in a Spanish street for the craziest hour of your life. Or both, if you can!
The annual Homelanz event is taking place on Saturday the 10th of August in London’s Boston Manor Park. Gates open at 11AM and live music commences at 11.45AM.