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    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
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    Kick-start your career with a gap year

    by 1st Contact | Aug 18, 2016
    Taking a gap year to travel and work is a big – and expensive - decision. But, if you use your time wisely, it can also lead to one of the most professionally and personally rewarding years of your life.
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    What to take with you when moving overseas

    by 1st Contact | Aug 18, 2016
    Whether you’re emigrating or simply going home, moving overseas can be a daunting task. This is especially true when it comes to deciding which of your belongings to pack and which to leave behind.
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    Tips to save money on airfares

    by 1st Contact | Aug 17, 2016
    We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the cheapest airfares.
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    Comparing government schools in Australia and South Africa

    by 1st Contact | Aug 15, 2016
    If you’re planning on making the move Down Under and are taking your family with you, it might be useful to know how the government schools in Australia differ from those in South Africa.
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    Can you pass the Australian immigration points test?

    by Sam Hopwood | Aug 12, 2016
    Australia is one of the most popular destinations for professionals who want to relocate. To make the move, you will have to pass what is often called an immigration points test. This crash course we’ve put together on the points system will help you figure out whether you’re eligible for an Aussie visa.
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    Stay safe online: A financial services security checklist

    by 1st Contact | Aug 11, 2016
    As more and more companies provide online services, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of people are falling victim to cybercrimes each year. If you’re going to be transacting on the World Wide Web, there are a few online security precautions you should consider taking.
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    Claim your mileage tax refund now

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 10, 2016
    UK contractors often do work that requires them to move across the country-side. Even if you’re not a contractor, you can claim back a portion of the money you spend on your business-related transport. This is what is often referred to as a mileage tax refund.
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    A guide to tax planning

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 10, 2016
    Income tax planning can make a big impact on the amount of tax you pay. Planning ahead allows you to take advantage of any opportunities to minimise your tax bill.
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    The benefits of filing your tax return early

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 03, 2016
    It’s worth making time for tax before your December holidays. Apart from not having to worry about your paperwork when you should be relaxing, there are a few additional perks for those who submit their returns ahead of the 31 January deadline.
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    How to get the best value for money when shipping your goods

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 22, 2016
    Whether you’re emigrating or simply flying home, shipping your goods will almost always work out cheaper than paying excess baggage fees at the airport. We look at a few things you should consider to ensure you get the best deal.
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  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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