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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 
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    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 19, 2017
    As exciting as it is to jet off to a new home, not many people look forward to the long-haul flight it takes to get there, especially in economy class. A flight from Sydney to London is 22 hours and let’s face it, that’s a long time to be in a confined space with a bunch of humans. However, there are a few things you can do to make your trip as pleasant as possible.
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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa

    by John Dunn | Nov 27, 2017
    A two-year UK working holiday has been a popular option for Aussie and New Zealand youths for years. The Tier 5 working holiday visa allows young travellers to experience all that the UK has to offer, as well as work and earn Pounds while they’re there. Here are a few lesser-known truths about this popular visa.
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018

    by John Dunn | Nov 23, 2017
    Once you obtain indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, you are just a few steps away from full British citizenship. The time it’ll take you to qualify for this sought-after status depends on which UK visa you are currently holding. Certain visas can make this process trickier than others, but regardless of which visa you’re on we’ve got the answers you’re after.
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Nov 22, 2017
    Amidst uncertain times in British politics and economics, the Chancellor's Autumn Budget was expected to tread a fine line. With little room to manoeuvre due to a slowing economy and uncertainty over Britain’s international relations, it comes as a relief that the Chancellor has not hit any panic buttons. We’ve summarised everything you need to know about this Autumn Budget below.
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    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa

    by John Dunn | Nov 21, 2017
    Boasting rolling green hills, ancient churches and one of the most popular cities for overseas travel, it’s easy to see why thousands of people from around the world choose to get married in the UK. If you’re getting married in the UK, and you or your partner don’t already have a valid UK visa, you can apply for a Marriage Visitor visa which will let you get hitched in the UK.
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    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Nov 08, 2017
    London is often thought of as the only major attraction that the UK has to offer. However, the UK is one of the most diverse places in Europe. These are ten spots outside of London that are budget-friendly and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
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    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 31, 2017
    Once you’ve decided to ship your goods, you’re inevitably going to worry about how long they’re going to take to arrive. The time it’ll take your goods to get from A to B will mostly depend on the method of shipping you use, as well as the company you use to transport your goods.
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    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 30, 2017
    If you’re looking to claim your tax back from HMRC, you’ll need to ensure you have the relevant documents in order before you begin the process. This is what you need to sort out before you can claim back your hard-earned cash.
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    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed

    by Sam Hopwood | Oct 25, 2017
    The Tier 5 working holiday visa is a popular way for young Aussies to gain work experience in the UK and to travel throughout Europe. The UKVI has just made a significant change to the visa’s financial requirements. We go into the details of this change below.
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    Moving to the UK? Here’s some great news about the NHS

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Oct 18, 2017
    When US-based foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, did a study on 11 countries and their healthcare systems, the UK’s National Health Service ranked number one. This should come as good news to anyone thinking of moving to the UK.
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  • london-bus-ben
    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 

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