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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
  • 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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    UK should ease visa regulations for Russia, says ambassador

    by 1st Contact | May 10, 2012
    In a recent speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko said that the UK government should ease UK visa restrictions and that this would go a long way to developing trade and tourism for both countries and strengthening their ties.
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    4 reasons people don’t claim their tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 12, 2012
    It is estimated that 1 in 3 people who work or have worked in the UK are due tax back and there are literally million of Pounds lying at Home Office waiting to be claimed.
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  • Immigration

    Strong opposition to new student visa rules

    by 1st Contact | Mar 06, 2012
    Immigration minister Damian Green last week announced that new rules will soon come into force that will help to reduce abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only “the brightest and the best students” can stay and work in the UK. The most controversial of the new rules is undoubtedly the abolition of the post-study work visa from April this year. This visa allowed self-financing students from India and other non-EU countries to work in the UK for two years after their studies were completed.
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  • Forex

    NEW: Money transfers to Zambia

    by 1st Contact | Mar 06, 2012
    1st Contact Forex is constantly expanding their service to more and more countries. Their latest addition is Zambia!
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    UK Border Agency Price Hike

    by John Dunn | Feb 13, 2012
    On April 6th 2012 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is going to increase visa applications by as much as 50%. This is in line with the UKBA’s strategy of reducing the cost of its services to taxpayers.
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  • Kickstart

    The easy way to open a bank account in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Nov 29, 2011
    Opening a Bank Account in the UK is notoriously difficult, irksome and often quite stressful. But with the right information, advice and support, it doesn’t have to be that way.
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    Have a pint with your pet: 10 pup-friendly pubs in London

    by 1st Contact | Nov 04, 2011
    If you’ve ever taken your dogs for a walk and then wished you could stop at a pub for a beer on your way home, here’s your chance! Our list covers many areas and most of them are close to a park or common, meaning you can walk your dog and then wet your palate!
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  • Immigration

    New Zealanders in UK threatened by visa changes

    by 1st Contact | Sep 27, 2011
    Amidst pressure on the UK Government to find a solution to the high levels of unemployment, the tightening of visa rules for workers outside of the EU is threatening many New Zealanders’ rights to stay in Britain long-term. Up until now, New Zealanders working in the UK have been able to apply for “settlement” after five years, allowing them to confidently settle into careers, marry and have children.
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    Passing on nationality to your offspring

    by 1st Contact | Sep 09, 2011
    What are the rights of British Citizens when it comes to passing on British Nationality to their children?
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    The Expat Chronicles: From Port Elizabeth to Australia

    by 1st Contact | Sep 09, 2011
    This month we chatted to Carina, wife to Jacques and mother to 4 boys, aged 4 – 12, who took the plunge in 2009 and moved to Australia.
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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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