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    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
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
 
 
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    How to open a UK bank account as an Australian

    by Sam Hopwood | Jul 20, 2017
    If you’d like your life in the UK to get off to a smooth start, sorting out your UK bank account is a must. Opening a UK bank account is notoriously difficult for a new arrival, thankfully we’re here to help. Read on to learn how to get your UK bank account sorted the easy way.
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    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 11, 2017
    If you’re working as a contractor in the UK, you’ll no doubt have heard about IR35 and its severe tax implications. Due to the complexity of the legislation, many contractors rely on HMRC’s online tool to work out whether or not they fall within the scope of IR35, but this could be a costly mistake.
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  • Tax refunds for pensioners

    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 10, 2017
    Whether you receive a state, company or personal pension through PAYE in the UK, there are a number of reasons why you may end up overpaying tax. However, many people who have a pension in the UK are unaware that they are due a tax refund. The good news is that there could be a cheque waiting for you at HMRC, and we can help you get it.
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    UK visa applications for South Africans: How to get tested for TB before you apply

    by John Dunn | Jul 06, 2017
    As a South African, part of the process of applying for a UK visa is getting tested for Tuberculosis. The process is relatively straight-forward but you’ll have to ensure that the clinic that tests you has been approved by the UKVI. Every year the UKVI updates their list of approved clinics where you can get screened at, read on to find out which clinics have been approved.
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  • Australia coastline

    Thinking of applying for an Australian visa? Here’s some exciting news

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 28, 2017
    Applying for an Australian visa can take a long time. It can take months for the government to let you know if your visa has been approved, which can leave you stressed out and frustrated. In an effort to reduce waiting times, the Australian government has announced that they will be modernising both visa and citizenship applications. This overhaul has several important implications for anyone looking to move Down Under, or apply for Australian citizenship.
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  • Man in airport

    Don’t get caught out! Your guide to airline luggage allowances

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 16, 2017
    There’s always that one person at the airport who’s laden with enormous bags, boxes, briefcases and sporting equipment. We’ve all been stuck behind someone who takes ages to check in all their items and then haggles over the exorbitant excess baggage fees at the check-in counter. Don’t be that person. Use our guidelines below to ensure you stay within your baggage allowance when flying.
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  • Sydney bridge and Aussie flag

    Aussie visa fees to increase across the board

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 15, 2017
    The Australian government announced in the last Budget speech that visa fees will increase on 1 July 2017. What’s more, visa fees will continue to increase annually thereafter. The good news is that the increases (for this year at least) are not massive. We’ve put together a list of the increases for some of the most common types of visas below.
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  • Australian flag on material

    It just got tougher to become an Australian citizen

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 12, 2017
    The Australian government has implemented changes to citizenship applications that make it much tougher for people living and working Down Under to become full citizens. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has moved to put Australian values at the heart of the naturalisation process. Find out what this means for you.
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  • Online money transaction

    You won’t be fooled again: Transfer money online safely

    by Gemma Blommaert | Jun 01, 2017
    Many people fall victim to international money transfer scams. However, with a few simple precautions you can send money internationally with peace of mind. Follow these guidelines to ensure that the forex service you use takes care of your money.
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    Heads up for South Africans looking to apply for a UK visa: The UKVI has issued a warning

    by John Dunn | May 31, 2017
    UK Visas & Immigration has released an important message for all South Africans wanting to apply for a UK visa.
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  • 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
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
 
 

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