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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
  • 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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    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
 
 
  • 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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    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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  • 1st Contact makes claiming your UK tax refund easy

    1st Contact makes claiming your UK tax refund easy

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 15, 2016
    We take the hassle out of claiming a UK tax rebate. In our 15 years of service, we have helped more than 200,000 people who have paid tax in the UK with over 250,000 claims.
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    AUD shines bright

    by 1st Contact | Mar 15, 2016
    Importers breathed a sigh of relief this week as the AUD continued to strengthen against all major currencies. Trading last week saw the AUD reach a six month high against the USD as the Aussie Dollar broke through the 0.750 mark.
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  • UK leader in IT contractors

    UK is leader in IT contractors

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 09, 2016
    With a booming economy and increased business opportunities, UK businesses are making extensive use of IT contractors. A recent survey shows that, with usage at 76%, these numbers are significantly higher than the international average.
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    UK’s new immigration and nationality charges: How much will you pay?

    by John Dunn | Mar 02, 2016
    From 18 March 2016, the various costs associated with visas and immigration protocols for the UK will change. We take a look at what you can expect to pay for some of the more popular visa categories.
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    Three reasons why skilled people from around the world move to Australia

    by 1st Contact | Feb 17, 2016
    Skilled workers from around the globe have been steadily moving to Australia over the last few decades. 1st Contact Australia can help you apply for and receive the appropriate visa. Read on to find out exactly why so many young professionals are heading to Australia.
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  • Tier 1 Exceptional talent

    Here’s how you can potentially get a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa

    by John Dunn | Feb 09, 2016
    In a bid to drive local tech development, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has made it easier for highly skilled non-EU IT professionals to acquire a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa to live and work in the UK. If you work in tech and have previously been unable to apply for a British work visa, you may be able to do so now.
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    NHS surcharge extended to Australians and New Zealanders

    by John Dunn | Feb 05, 2016
    From 6 April 2016, Australians and New Zealanders living in the UK will have to pay a £200 annual fee to the NHS. Once you’ve paid this surcharge you will be given access to the NHS as if you were a permanent UK resident.
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    The 10 most ridiculous excuses for not submitting your Self Assessment tax return on time

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 01, 2016
    The 31 January Self Assessment tax return deadline is fast approaching. While the best option is always to submit your tax return on time, if you do have an excuse, we recommend that you avoid using one from the list below.
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  • 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
  • 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
 
 

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