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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
  • 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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    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
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
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    Did you overpay on tax? Here’s how to find out

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 11, 2015
    One in every three people is due a UK tax refund, but millions of Pounds lie unclaimed with HMRC every year. We share the most common signs that you could be owed a tax refund. After all, who doesn’t like a surprise cheque in the mail?
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  • Immigration

    UK immigration temporarily eases Tier 2 visa requirements for nurses

    by John Dunn | Nov 05, 2015
    UK immigration laws for the recruitment of non-EU nurses have been temporarily relaxed by Home Secretary Theresa May. This follows calls for the Home Office to add nurses to the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List (SOL). These health care workers will now be exempt from new rules coming into effect in April 2016.
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  • Kickstart

    5 ways to build a new community when emigrating

    by 1st Contact | Oct 28, 2015
    Starting an adventure in a new country is a thrilling experience. However, settling in to your new home will also mean having to find a new circle of friends – which can be one of the more difficult aspects of emigrating. We share a few tips that could help you settle in.
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    Visa news: Student visa maintenance fee regulations are updated

    by John Dunn | Oct 23, 2015
    A new maintenance fee structure is coming into force on 12 November 2015. If you’re an international student planning to study in the UK, you should apply for your Tier 4 visa in the next 30 days to avoid this. Maintenance fee requirements for students in the greater London area will increase from £820 to £1,015 per month. If you have any dependents, their maintenance fees will also increase, from £460 to £680 per month.
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  • Forex

    1st Contact Forex beats the banks, every time

    by Gemma Blommaert | Oct 21, 2015
    With 1st Contact Forex, you can transfer your money all over the globe for far less than if you used a traditional bank. We've decided to explain exactly why we beat banks, every time.
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    G’day, mate – an introduction to Australian lingo

    by 1st Contact | Oct 19, 2015
    Known as “Aussie Strine”, Australian slang is one of the most colourful and descriptive forms of speech you’ll encounter. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites – a ripper of a list that will defo help you out next time you’re thinking of cracking a tinnie with a few mates.
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    Splurge with your HMRC tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 16, 2015
    With one in every three people working in the UK due a tax refund, it’s easy to get excited about some of your hard-earned cash making its way back to you. The average refund is £1,250 – and, while investing or saving might be the responsible thing to do, we’ve rounded up a few items that would definitely tempt us to let go of a few Pounds.
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    Why contractors need accountants

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 15, 2015
    Self-employed contractors have a freedom that is not readily available to full-time employees. However, this freedom comes with a unique set of tax challenges. This article shares some of the many benefits of outsourcing your accounting requirements.
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    Moving from Australia to London – a first-hand account

    by 1st Contact | Oct 14, 2015
    While colourful brochures and polished websites are a helpful starting point when thinking about moving overseas, few things are as valuable as first-hand advice from someone who has already been through the process. Celestè Sullivan, who recently moved from Melbourne to London, shares a few helpful tips as well as the highlights of her journey so far.
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    20 strange facts about Australia

    by 1st Contact | Oct 09, 2015
    From its rich Aboriginal history – with tales of megafauna and three meter tall kangaroos – to the country’s obsession with “barbies”, “footie” and “thongs”, we delve deeper to share a few strange-but-true facts of the land Down Under.
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  • 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
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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