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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
  • 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
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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
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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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    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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    7 ways to beat the “Heathrow Injection”

    by 1st Contact | Aug 01, 2012
    The urban dictionary defines the Heathrow Injection as “a metaphor for the weight one inevitably gains when one migrates to London for an extended stay”. If you’ve had friends depart for London only to arrive home two years later decidedly porkier than when they left, you’ll know about the phenomenon already.
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    UK Border Agency announces changes to immigration rights of EEA nationals

    by 1st Contact | Jul 19, 2012
    The UKBA recently announced that changes have been made to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, dealing specifically with the rights of EEA nationals (and their family members) to enter and live in the UK.
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  • Accounting

    Limited company vs. umbrella company: Which is right for you?

    by 1st Contact | Jul 05, 2012
    If you’re a contractor in the UK (or thinking about becoming one), one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to trade as a sole trader or run your own limited company.
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    The Expat Chronicles - Meet Rory

    by 1st Contact | Jul 04, 2012
    This month we spoke to Rory, who moved his family from South Africa to London a year and a half ago. While he’s earning a great salary and his family enjoys the shopping, they’re missing the perks they were used to back in SA, so they are already planning their move back.
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    20 Interesting Facts about Migration

    by 1st Contact | Jun 07, 2012
    Us humans having been seeking greener pastures for about as long as we’ve been on the planet. Here are 20 facts about migration and the consequent remittance around the world.
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    UKBA IT Crash Delays Biometric Visa Issuing

    by 1st Contact | May 12, 2012
    The UK Border Agency faced a new crisis last week when their IT system crashed under the huge volume of applications, making it impossible to verify or issue biometric visas. Hundreds were turned away at the Croyden office as a result.
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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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