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    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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    UK nabs best passport in the world for unrestricted travel

    by John Dunn | Oct 18, 2013
    The British passport was recently ranked the most desirable passport in the world for international travel, according to a global consulting firm in residence and citizenship planning.
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  • Immigration

    UK minimum wage increases from 1 October

    by 1st Contact | Oct 08, 2013
    On the 1st of October 2013, changes came into force whereby the national minimum wage (per hour rate) has been raised.
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    11 unusual facts about Portugal

    by 1st Contact | Oct 08, 2013
    Portugal is a country rich in history and culture, with a mild, temperate climate, excellent food and wine, and friendly, hospitable people. Here are 11 unusual facts about the country.
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  • Cost of living in London

    4 ways to kick-start your move to London

    by 1st Contact | Sep 04, 2013
    Considering moving to London? Take care of the 4 most important considerations and the rest will take care of itself. If you’ve started researching your options, you’ll know this move is not a simple process – whether you want to migrate to the UK permanently, or simply spend a gap year in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. But don’t throw in the towel if you’re feeling overwhelmed; there are only four things to take care off.
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    What you need to know about the UK's English Language Test

    by 1st Contact | Sep 03, 2013
    If you are a non-European migrant wanting to enter or extend your stay in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person already settled in the UK, you must now show that you can speak and understand English at an acceptable level.
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    1st Contact urges caution when dealing with visa companies

    by 1st Contact | Aug 11, 2013
    Visa and immigration companies were in the media spotlight recently, when many disheartened clients of a particular global visa and immigration company came forward to tell their tales of woe on a South African current affairs television programme.
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    Home Office files appeal against High Court minimum income judgement

    by John Dunn | Aug 05, 2013
    The Home Office last week filed an appeal against a High Court judgement on the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying for a visa via the family route.
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  • Accounting

    Six important steps to take before becoming a contractor

    by 1st Contact | Jul 01, 2013
    Considering giving up permanent employment to become a contractor? Before you hand in your resignation letter and print those business cards, it’s vital that you have looked at every aspect of your decision.
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    SA to turn tables on UK?

    by 1st Contact | May 29, 2013
    South African Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor made a statement in Parliament in May that has South Africans divided and Brits feeling a little anxious.
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  • Immigration

    UKBA overstays its welcome

    by 1st Contact | Apr 02, 2013
    Home Secretary, Theresa May, said in an unscheduled Commons statement last week that the UK Border Agency is to be abolished. May, said the agency had failed to balance the sheets in its five-year run and described it as a “troubled organisation” with a secretive culture
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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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