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    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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    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
 
 
  • Immigration

    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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  • Shipping

    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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  • Kickstart

    21 essential apps that will change the way you travel

    by 1st Contact | Feb 24, 2015
    Gone are the days of over-burdened tourists drowning under maps and translation books with cameras strapped around them. These days all you need to get the most out of your travels is your mobile phone.
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    Update coming for UK visas

    by John Dunn | Feb 16, 2015
    Home Secretary Theresa May has announced plans to streamline the UK visa system in an effort to do away with unnecessary and financially unsound bureaucracy.
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    7 traditional British dishes that have (somehow) stood the test of time

    by 1st Contact | Feb 12, 2015
    When you think of British food it’s usually pork pies, bangers ‘n’ mash and fish and chips that come to mind. While these are popular and traditional British dishes, there are others that are far more interesting, historical or downright weird.
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  • Accounting

    6 simple ways for SMEs to cut costs

    by 1st Contact | Feb 05, 2015
    Cost management for small businesses and contractors is vital, but knowing where to cut down without negatively affecting the quality of your products/services or the efficiency of your business is not particularly easy.
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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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