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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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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
 
 
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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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    How a World Passport got Mos Def thrown in jail

    by Roderick MacLeod | Jan 20, 2016
    The World Passport is back in the headlines this week thanks to Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), who was arrested this week in South Africa. After arriving in the country some time ago, on a US passport, he attempted to leave on a World Passport. Below is a breakdown on what a World Passport is and where you can (and can’t) use them.
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    Your South African citizenship may have been revoked

    by John Dunn | Jan 19, 2016
    Thanks to a law created in 1949, South Africans who have acquired citizenship in another country, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Home Affairs, run the risk of losing their South African citizenship.
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  • Pension savings

    Why UK contractors should set up a pension

    by 1st Contact | Jan 18, 2016
    Whether you are a pay as you earn (PAYE) contractor or you work through a limited company outside of IR35, you should be investing in some form of pension savings. Our sister company, Sable Wealth can help you pick the right pension.
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  • Youths

    The UK wants more Australian and New Zealand youths

    by John Dunn | Jan 13, 2016
    There’s good news for prospective travellers from Australia and New Zealand, as the UK has raised the annual visa allocation for both countries under their Youth Mobility Scheme.
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    How South Africans can invest in UK property

    by 1st Contact | Jan 11, 2016
    Young South Africans looking to buy property should consider investing in the UK. Not only is it a great way to earn solid returns in Pounds, but it also helps protect you from Rand depreciation. Our sister company, Sable, can help you start investing in the UK property market.
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  • Kickstart

    Tips to deal with home sickness

    by 1st Contact | Jan 07, 2016
    You’re excited to start your new adventure, but even the most experienced travellers can suffer from home sickness. We share a few tips to help you manage the most common symptoms.
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    Tips to deal with SAD in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Dec 23, 2015
    Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression closely tied to seasonal variations in light. Affecting over half a million people per year, it is particularly common for those who have moved to the UK from sunnier climes. We look at a few ways to prevent or alleviate its symptoms.
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  • Immigration

    New work visa proposed for Indian students in the UK

    by John Dunn | Dec 21, 2015
    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, wants to introduce an innovative work visa for Indian students. This new permit will allow them to work in the UK for two years after completing their studies at a British university.
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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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