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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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    6 common accounting mistakes contractors make

    by 1st Contact | Jun 25, 2014
    If you work as an independent contractor or run your own limited company, you’re no doubt aware of how difficult it is to do the work that’s required of you, let alone keep a handle on your company’s finances. Here are six common accounting mistakes many contractors make – and how you can avoid them.
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    South Africans face red tape nightmare

    by 1st Contact | Jun 24, 2014
    The Home Office has once again been in the spotlight over the past month, due to two separate cases involving South Africans caught up in immigration bureaucracy.
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    Dormant companies can attract £1,000 late filing penalties

    by 1st Contact | Jun 23, 2014
    Many people are under the impression that dormant companies can be forgotten about, that they need not file a Corporate Tax Return and that they will incur no penalties for failure to submit one. This is simply not true and you should take care to avoid incurring unnecessary penalties.
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    UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

    by John Dunn | Jun 19, 2014
    If you're in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you'll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible.
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    Could you qualify for Irish citizenship?

    by 1st Contact | Jun 19, 2014
    With so much focus on British nationality and ancestry rights, it seems that Irish ancestry has stayed under the radar. But our research shows there are many people who aren’t aware that they may qualify for Irish citizenship through their grandparents.
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    Home Affairs travel regulations spark outrage

    by 1st Contact | Jun 12, 2014
    Newly-appointed South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is off to a shaky start. Under the auspices of curbing child trafficking (and the “efficient management of migration”), Home Affairs has revised their travel regulations to require anyone travelling into or out of South Africa with children to produce each child’s unabridged birth certificate.
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    Ten tips for hitting the ground running when you arrive in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Jun 09, 2014
    So you’ve got your visa and a seat on a plane to the UK, congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting adventure. At this point, you're probably feeling some anxiety at the thought of moving to a foreign country and starting a new life. Fear not. Here are our ten tips for finding your feet quickly.
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    7 rules to protect yourself from online scams

    by 1st Contact | Jun 03, 2014
    There are a number of online scams doing the rounds at the moment, including some that claim to be from the Home Office itself. Here are seven rules to follow to protect yourself from online scams.
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    Ancestry visa: Could you be eligible for British citizenship?

    by John Dunn | May 28, 2014
    The UK Ancestry visa allows Commonwealth citizens with a grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, to live and work in the UK without restriction for an initial five-year period. Common wealth countries that qualify include: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
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    Seven things to look out for in a shipping agency

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | May 28, 2014
    Shipping your goods abroad can add to the stress of relocating, if you choose a shoddy shipping agency. But a reliable agency will ensure a stress-free experience, avoiding any unwanted surprises along the way. The key word here: reliability.
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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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