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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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
 
 
  • The best apps for living in London

    The best apps for living in London

    by 1st Contact | May 13, 2016
    London can be overwhelming, even for the most experienced traveller or resident. From navigating public transport, finding the perfect cup of coffee, to deciding whether you’ll need your umbrella on your daily commute: If you have a smartphone, these apps have you covered.
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    Looking ahead: Personal tax allowance changes in 2017 and beyond

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | May 13, 2016
    With the 2015/2016 tax year now behind us, we now look ahead to the expected changes in personal tax allowance in the coming year. As it stands, there’s good news for both low- and high-income earners.
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  • Gold coins and shipping strange things

    Gold coins and shipping strange things

    by 1st Contact | May 12, 2016
    The recent sale of a 100 kilogram gold coin in Canada left the new owners with a hefty decision: How to get their new possession home?
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  • UK launches online visa applications in SA

    UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

    by John Dunn | May 11, 2016
    There’s good news for those who are planning a trip to the UK. The arrival of a new online visa application service – Access UK – will make applying for visitor visas significantly easier.
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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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