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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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    Non-EEA student visa applications on the rise

    by 1st Contact | Feb 06, 2013
    Despite all the student visa reforms that took place in 2012 – including the removal of the post-study work route for almost all jobs – recent figures released by UCAS have shown a marked increase in student visa applications.
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    New "Life in the UK" test to be introduced

    by 1st Contact | Feb 05, 2013
    A new 'Life in the UK' test for migrants wishing to seek permanent residence in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen will be introduced on the 25th of March 2013.
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    TB testing for South Africans going to UK

    by 1st Contact | Jan 08, 2013
    South Africans intending to go to the UK for 6 months or more will now have to undergo tuberculosis testing as part of the visa application process.
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    Celebrating 150 years of the London Underground

    by 1st Contact | Jan 08, 2013
    Wednesday the 9th of January marks 150 years since the first London Underground train made its maiden voyage. Many events have been planned for the month and the rest of the year to celebrate this monumental occasion.
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    20 interesting facts about air travel

    by 1st Contact | Dec 04, 2012
    Maximum speeds, the longest flights, flight attendants’ weight and pilots’ meals – here are 20 little-known facts and snippets about air travel and its history.
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    Australia Working Holiday visa price hike faces opposition

    by 1st Contact | Dec 03, 2012
    The Australia Tourism Export Council (ATEC), joined by about 30 prominent youth and backpacker industry bodies, has written a letter to treasurer Wayne Swan, urging the government to rethink their plans to increase the cost of a working holiday visa by almost 30%.
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    Immigration scam ringleader jailed for 6 years

    by 1st Contact | Nov 07, 2012
    An investigation by the UK Border Agency’s criminal and financial investigation team has culminated in the arrest of 9 people, including ringleader Ruth Nabuguzi, who received a sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment.
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    “Self Assessment” – what you should know about late tax filing penalities

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    Make sure you don’t cut into your annual take-home pay by being forced to hand over hundreds of Pounds in tax penalties, which most likely could have been avoided in the first place.
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    Five reasons why CVs end up in the bin

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    If you are serious about landing that dream job – the one you actually enjoy going to day after day – the first step is getting your CV to survive the “NO” pile. No easy feat when you consider that recruiters can end up with hundreds, even thousands of CVs for a single job.
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    For butter or wors: Your guide to South African shops in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    If you’re a Saffa who's new to the UK, you might already be missing some favourite flavours from home. But don’t fret - there are many physical and online stores that specialise in South African food imports.
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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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