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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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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
  • 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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    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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    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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  • Immigration

    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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  • 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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  • 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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