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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
  • 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
 
 
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    6 steps to finding a job in the UK

    by 1st Contact | May 08, 2014
    If you're new to the UK or planning to move there, chances are you’re going to need a job – and soon. Here are five steps to find the perfect job using 1st Contact.
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  • Tax refund EYNTK

    How to claim tax back in the UK

    by 1st Contact | May 06, 2014
    If you’re yet to claim back your overpaid tax, you could be due a substantial amount of money. There are two ways to claim a tax refund: you can do it yourself through HMRC, or you can enlist the help of a reputable tax refund agency.
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  • Immigration

    10 lesser-known facts about Scotland

    by 1st Contact | May 06, 2014
    Albion, Pictland, Pretanikai Nesoi, Cruithintuait, Caledonia – call it what you like, Scotland has as many names as it does wonders. Here, we explore ten unusual facts about the UK’s northernmost country.
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  • Immigration

    Minimum income threshold: Additional info for family visa applicants

    by 1st Contact | Apr 29, 2014
    Two months ago, the Home Office challenged the High Court’s 2013 ruling on the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and their children. The outcome of the appeal is still being decided, but the government has published some extra info that will hopefully clarify things during this stressful time.
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    5 reasons people don’t claim their tax back

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 25, 2014
    Millions of Pounds of tax go unclaimed in the UK every year, mostly due to people misunderstanding the tax refund process. Here are the five most common reasons why people, year on year, fail to claim their tax back.
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  • Budget

    Changes to UK immigration rules

    by 1st Contact | Apr 14, 2014
    The Home Office recently announced a number of changes to the UK’s immigration rules, most of which took effect from 6 April 2014, with many coming into effect on 1 July 2014.
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  • Personal allowance

    Personal Allowance increase: 6 April 2014

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 04, 2014
    In his recent Budget Speech, George Osborne had some good news for UK residents: the Income Tax Personal Allowance will rise to £10,000 on 6 April 2014, and to £10,500 on April 6 2015.
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  • Immigration

    Changes to UK visa application centres

    by 1st Contact | Mar 28, 2014
    UK visa application centres in South Africa, Australia, India and Bangladesh have changed location to new addresses. If you’re planning on applying for a UK visa, you’ll need to do it at one of the new centres.
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    A guide to UK tax forms P45, P60 and P11D

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 27, 2014
    When you apply for a tax refund, you’ll need certain forms in order for everything to run smoothly. These UK tax forms are usually given to you by your employer or sent to HMRC , depending on your circumstances. Here you'll find a quick guide to forms P45, P60 and P11D.
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  • Tax refunds

    Am I due a tax refund?

    by 1st Contact | Mar 14, 2014
    HMRC holds over three million Pounds in unclaimed tax every year, most of it meant for people who assume they aren’t eligible for a tax refund. If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, there’s a good chance you’re due a tax refund.
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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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