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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
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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
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    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
    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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    Visas update: Children of unmarried British fathers born before 2006 can now claim British citizenship

    by John Dunn | May 01, 2015
    As of 6 April 2015, section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014 came into force making provisions within the British Nationality Act 1981 to allow anyone who was born before 1 July 2006, regardless of age, to apply for British citizenship through a UK-born father. We look at what this change means for you.
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    Tories vs. Labour on UK immigration

    by 1st Contact | Apr 30, 2015
    With the 2015 UK elections set to take place in early May, Tories and Labour are still almost equal in recent polls. There is no clear victor in sight, and it’s uncertain what the UK immigration landscape will look like in a year. In this article we examine the implications of a Tory or Labour victory on UK immigration policy.
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  • Kickstart

    Your guide to London hostels and flatshares

    by 1st Contact | Apr 21, 2015
    You’ve packed up your belongings, your passport is safely tucked away and you’re ready to start a new adventure in the UK, but where are you going to stay? Fear not! 1st Contact Kickstart has some great recommendations for hostels in and around London, as well as options for a slightly longer visit.
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    UK Budget Statement 2015: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Mar 18, 2015
    On 18 March, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the budget for the 2015/16 financial year and beyond. This is a budget directed at savers, pensioners and continuing the national recovery.
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    UK visas update: New NHS surcharge and other immigration changes

    by John Dunn | Mar 17, 2015
    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) recently announced updates to the UK immigration rules, which will come into effect on 6 April 2015. We take a detailed look at the UK visa changes and how they may affect you.
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    The weirdest things lost (and found) at sea

    by 1st Contact | Mar 16, 2015
    Whenever you ship goods internationally it’s always a worry that they might not make it. Count yourself lucky that you haven’t had to deal with ducks, Lego, shoes and over £20 million worth of silver. We take a look at the weirdest items lost (and found) at sea.
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    Take a holiday courtesy of HM Revenue & Customs

    by 1st Contact | Mar 11, 2015
    UK taxpayers can expect an average tax rebate of around £1,250 this year and, while investing the money is always a good option, sometimes it’s nice just to spoil yourself. Here are some of our favourite holiday experiences that cost less than your UK tax rebate.
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    4 avoidable reasons people miss out on UK Ancestry visas

    by John Dunn | Mar 02, 2015
    In this article, we look at the four most common reasons why people don’t apply for their UK Ancestry visas – and how to get around them.
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    6 reasons to celebrate the full English breakfast

    by 1st Contact | Mar 02, 2015
    The UK has a long history of trade and exploration, and much of what’s on a modern menu has its origins in the far-flung places that ruddy and moustachioed Britons used to call home.
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  • Accounting

    A guide to issuing shares in your limited company

    by Scott Brown | Feb 24, 2015
    When you decide to start you own business, you can choose to work as a contractor or set up a private limited company. If you decide on a limited company, you’ll need to appoint shareholders and directors, decide how many shares to allocate and how much share capital to put into the company. This guide will help you understand what share allocation is all about.
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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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