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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
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    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
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    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
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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

    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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  • Accounting

    “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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  • Immigration

    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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    Kickstart helps to ease relocation stress

    by 1st Contact | Oct 09, 2012
    1st Contact, the most established relocation company for working travellers heading to the UK, developed the idea of a “Kickstart package” about six years ago. Their aim was to create a product that provides everything needed by people moving to the UK to live and work.
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    Cheap ways to stay in touch with the folks back home

    by 1st Contact | Oct 08, 2012
    If you’ve started a new life in the UK, you'll know those little pangs of homesickness only too well - particularly as the dark nights start drawing in and the beautiful beaches back home seem literally a million miles away. But while we can’t do anything about the British weather, there are simple ways to stay in touch with the folks back home...
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  • Tax refunds

    File late tax returns by 2 October, HMRC warns

    by 1st Contact | Sep 06, 2012
    HMRC will send out thousands of letters this week, urging taxpayers to deal with any outstanding tax returns – including any that are still outstanding for previous tax years.
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  • Immigration

    UKBA to launch immigrant database

    by 1st Contact | Aug 28, 2012
    The UK Border Agency has announced its intention to launch a database of information about immigrants to the UK.
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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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