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    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
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
  • UK biometric card

    How to get your UK biometric card

    by 1st Contact | May 10, 2016
    Anyone who wants to live in the UK for longer than six months will need to get a biometric resident permit (BRP). This document is essential, and yet many are unaware that they need one. Below I briefly explain what the BRP is and why you’ll need a biometric card before you go to the UK.
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  • Benefits of switching from a Tier 2 to a spouse visa

    Benefits of switching from a Tier 2 visa to a spouse visa

    by John Dunn | May 06, 2016
    Officially known as a “family of a settled person” visa, the main advantage of the UK spouse visa is that there are no work restrictions. Unlike a Tier 2 visa, where you are only allowed to work for your sponsored employer, you may be employed by anyone.
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    Is this the end of AUD rally?

    by 1st Contact | Apr 28, 2016
    Over the past four months the strengthening of the Australian Dollar against major global currencies has exceeded the expectations of most analysts. During mid-April the AUD hit 22 month highs against both the GBP and USD. However, recent inflation data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has forced many to question whether the bull-run is at an end.
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  • Could you have paid too much tax

    Could you have paid too much tax?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 25, 2016
    If you’ve changed jobs, earnings or benefits during the last tax year, you could be entitled to a tax refund. It’s always great to have a little extra cash in your back pocket, so we’ve rounded up the 10 most common ways that you could have paid too much tax.
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  • Uk contractors forced to overpay VAT

    UK contractors forced to overpay on VAT

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 22, 2016
    There is growing concern that the Flat Rate VAT system for UK contractors will end up forcing some small businesses to pay more VAT. Reports of HMRC ignoring verdicts of tax tribunals and forcing small businesses to pay higher VAT rates than required have begun to surface.
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  • Up and away for AUD

    Up and away for the AUD

    by 1st Contact | Apr 14, 2016
    The AUD built on the gains made against the Pound from previous weeks. Traders needing to buy GBP on 14 April would have done so at a year high rate of 0.541. This represents a gain of close to 20% from the year low in early September.
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    Exploring London with our April Instagram takeover

    by 1st Contact | Apr 07, 2016
    In the latest of our Instagram takeover series, we spent the weekend in London with Candice Light, as she showed us around the city she now calls home.
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  • 27_Self-Assessment-tax-returns-in-numbers

    Self Assessment tax returns in numbers

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 07, 2016
    As the 2016/2017 tax year kicks off, we look back at a few interesting facts and figures from the last tax season.
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  • Expand your business to Australia

    Expand your business to Australia

    by Sam Hopwood | Mar 31, 2016
    The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) is a popular visa category for applicants who are sponsored by an approved Australian company. What most applicants are unaware of is that this visa can also be used by overseas businesses wishing to expand into Australia and employ foreign citizens.
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  • 28_The-2016-March-Budget-summary

    The 2016 Budget summary

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 16, 2016
    On 16 March, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, read the Budget Statement for the 2016/17 tax year and beyond. The March Budget was directed at future generations and continuing the national recovery.
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  • 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
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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