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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 
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    Applying for an emergency UK visa in South Africa

    by John Dunn | Aug 17, 2017
    If you’re in a bit of a pickle and need to get to the UK urgently, you can apply for a Super Priority visa and, if you’re eligible, you’ll receive your visa within 24 hours. Here’s everything you need to know about UK emergency visas.
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    Roommates, budget and location: Your guide to finding accommodation in the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Aug 11, 2017
    The key to finding the perfect home in the UK is to start searching as early as possible, gauge what’s out there and create a list of requirements before you move. It’s overwhelming when you’ve just arrived, but fret not, we’re here to help.
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    5 ways to meet new people in London

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Aug 07, 2017
    As an expat, you’ll likely want to make new friends in your new home, but Londoners can be tough nuts to crack and it’s easy to feel lonely. Luckily, we’ve got these helpful hints that’ll ensure you meet like-minded people and have fun doing it.
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  • SA and UK flag

    How many South Africans were granted British citizenship last year?

    by John Dunn | Aug 03, 2017
    Every year the Home Office releases statistics of the number of applicants who were successfully granted British citizenship. It’s no surprise that South Africa features highly on this list. The UK has long been one of the favourite emigration destinations for South Africans. Let’s take a look at why British citizenship remains such a popular choice for South Africans.
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    No pet left behind: Bring your furry friends with you to the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Jul 28, 2017
    Relocating to the UK and want to bring your pet across the ocean? Here are some important tips to help get them to their new home happy and safe.
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    Stoketoberfest is upon us

    by 1st Contact | Jul 28, 2017
    As the annual Oktoberfest draws nearer, Stoke Travel have once again delivered, by preparing a great all-inclusive package. This year’s package is aimed at party-goers and like-minded individuals that are planning on heading to Munich.
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    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 24, 2017
    When it comes to filing your tax returns, things can get a little tricky. All contractors must declare their earnings to HMRC and because it’s not just as simple as being an employee under PAYE with salary deductions automatically taking place, it can be quite confusing for first-timers. As with many things, a little help goes a long way. Below is some key information on paying tax as a contractor in the UK.
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  • choosing worker

    How to get a job after you’ve arrived in the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Jul 21, 2017
    Thousands of people pack their bags and head over to the UK to start a new life each year. However, unless you have plenty of savings or investments at your disposal, you’re going to need a job to get by. Here’s how to go about picking the right recruiter in the UK to help you secure the right job as most companies use agencies to secure positions.
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  • happy young couple

    Don’t do the long distance thing, extend your UK spouse visa

    by John Dunn | Jul 20, 2017
    So, you’re living in the UK on a spouse visa, and beyond the occasional skirmish over who has to hang up the laundry, everything between you and your partner has been peachy. However, there is a looming cloud on the horizon: Your partner visa is going to expire and if not renewed you could be sent back to your home country. Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Below is a guide on how to make sure you secure an extension for your partner visa.
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  • Bulldozer through maze

    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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  • london-bus-ben
    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 

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