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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
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    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
 
 
  • Kickstart

    Job hunting tips for the new year

    by 1st Contact | Dec 15, 2015
    Hoping for a change of scenery in the new year? Joining a new company or moving overseas can help you take your career to new places. We’ve put together a few job hunting tips to help you land your dream job – wherever that may be.
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    Digital technology specialists to be added to the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List as of February 2016

    by John Dunn | Dec 14, 2015
    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has added four more positions in the tech sector to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). This is part of a project of ongoing revisions to this list. Product managers, data scientists, senior developers and cyber security specialists will now be seen as priority applicants for Tier 2 visas.
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  • Immigration

    UK Tier 1 visa requirements have changed – what you need to know

    by John Dunn | Dec 11, 2015
    Tier 1 is the top-tier points-based visa category and caters for high-net-worth migrants. We look at the changes that came into effect in November and the impact they will have on prospective applicants.
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    Top 5 places to take your gap year

    by 1st Contact | Dec 10, 2015
    Have you just finished school? With no mortgage, full-time job, homework or studies to worry about, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have more freedom than you do right now. It’s the perfect time to explore and adventure. We look at the top five places to take your gap year.
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  • Kickstart

    10 free things to do in London these holidays

    by 1st Contact | Dec 09, 2015
    The holidays are officially here. Between end-of-year functions, gifts and nights out, Pounds can seem to fly out of your bank account. We’ve found free things to do in London to keep you entertained these holidays, without costing you a penny.
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  • Immigration

    The Registered Traveller visa service makes life better for UK frequent flyers

    by John Dunn | Dec 09, 2015
    Keen to get through UK border control faster? Offering express lanes and eliminating the need to fill in a landing card, the Registered Traveller service is available to people over the age of 18 from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or the USA.
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  • Accounting

    Contractors – should you work from home or join an office?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 02, 2015
    Being a contractor allows a level freedom that’s not available to most employees. With this autonomy comes the decision of whether to work from home or join an office. Research has shown that people are more productive when they’re alone, but more collaborative and innovative when together. We look at both options and highlight a few pros and cons.
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  • Immigration

    Australia needs skilled South Africans

    by Roderick MacLeod | Dec 01, 2015
    Are you a skilled South African who has always thought about living in another country? Australia’s Skilled Independent visa is one of the best routes to residency available to emigrants. Here’s a rundown on what skills are in demand and what you need to know to apply.
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    Self Assessment: 1st Contact Accounting makes it easy

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 24, 2015
    The UK Self Assessment tax deadline is coming up on 31 January. Never fear though, 1st Contact Accounting can make this process quick and easy.
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  • Tier 1 Exceptional talent

    Start-up accelerators and the Tech Nation Visa Scheme: How to increase your chances of a Tier 1 visa

    by John Dunn | Nov 18, 2015
    The UK’s Tier 1 visa is making headlines with the announcement of the new Tech Nation Visa Scheme. This initiative supports start-ups by making it easier for skilled non-EU tech workers to work in the UK. We take a look at how this compares to one of the UK’s 30 other start-up accelerators to gain entry into the country.
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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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