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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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    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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    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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    6 Australian blogs we love

    by 1st Contact | Nov 17, 2015
    There are few better ways to get to know a new country than by looking through the eyes of a local. We’ve scoured the web for the best Australian blogs to help you suss out this incredible country, get great recommendations and embrace its quirky culture.
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    British citizenship for EU nationals: Important changes to legislation

    by John Dunn | Nov 16, 2015
    From 12 November 2015, EU nationals must apply for permanent residency if they want to naturalise and become British citizens.
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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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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