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    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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    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
 
 
  • Accounting

    Do you have your P60?

    by 1st Contact | Jun 08, 2011
    It’s the end of the tax season and now is a good time to apply to claim back any tax you may have overpaid in the last tax year, as well as the past 4 years, if you haven’t claimed previously.
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  • Immigration

    Alternative English tests for Australian visa applicants

    by 1st Contact | May 24, 2011
    For more than 45 years, Australian higher education institutions have accepted TOEFL scores for admissions. Now Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen has announced that from 1 July student visa applicants will be able to use the US-based TOEFL test as proof of their English language proficiency.
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  • Immigration

    Why “Down Under” is Still Tops

    by Sam Hopwood | May 18, 2011
    So you’re thinking about moving from the UK to Australia? Immigration websites and forums are always full of questions and conversations about this very move and the consensus seems to be that the grass is indeed greener on the Other Side.
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  • Accounting

    Payroll vs. Limited Company? Which is the better option for you?

    by 1st Contact | May 03, 2011
    One of the biggest decisions facing contractors today is whether to start a Limited Company or work through an Umbrella Payroll Company. If you are a contractor in the UK or considering living and working in the UK as an independent contractor, make sure you understand your options before making any decisions.
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    Top 20 books set in London

    by 1st Contact | Apr 14, 2011
    London is indeed a one-of-a-kind city; a city that gets under your skin. Maybe this is why it has long been a favoured subject of novelists, lyricists and filmmakers.
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  • Tax refunds

    Claiming a tax refund: Is it worth the hassle?

    by 1st Contact | Apr 08, 2011
    Many people don’t bother to apply for a tax refund because they either believe they are not due anything, or they feel the hassle far outweighs what they might get back. But the truth is with just a phone call to 1st Contact Tax Refunds, and a little time and energy to get the right documentation together, you could receive back an average of £850 – possibly even more if you haven’t claimed at all in the past 5 years.
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  • Immigration

    Immigration fees increases on the cards

    by 1st Contact | Mar 03, 2011
    Earlier this week, Immigration Minister Damian Green issued a Written Ministerial Statement proposing certain immigration and nationality fees increases, set to take effect from 6 April this year.
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    Visa changes you MUST know before April

    by 1st Contact | Feb 14, 2011
    On 23 November 2010, the Home Secretary announced a number of changes to UK immigration law and policy as part of the government's commitment to place a limit on non-EU migration to the UK.
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    Tier 1 Visa Cap Reinstated

    by 1st Contact | Dec 21, 2010
    Yesterday we reported that the temporary cap on Tier 1 (General) and Tier 2 (General) had been deemed unlawful by the UK High Court. Unfortunately, this ruling has been nullified by this morning’s sitting of parliament.
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    20 interesting facts about New Zealand

    by 1st Contact | Nov 26, 2010
    We’ve looked at Australia’s quirkiness and some amazing facts about South Africa… This month, we turn our attention to New Zealand, with the Top 20 Interesting facts about this nation.
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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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