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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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    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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    Goodbye to Tier 1?

    by 1st Contact | Nov 25, 2010
    After a few interesting months of businesses, individuals, agencies and the Home Office “feeling out” the Interim UK visa cap, Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday announced the new, permanent measures to control the numbers of people coming into the UK from outside Europe.
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    20 interesting facts about South Africa

    by 1st Contact | Oct 18, 2010
    Last month we gave you 20 interesting facts about the land down under. This month, we feature South Africa. You might know already that South Africa has 11 official languages and was the recent host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but here are 20 lesser known facts about this friendly and fascination country.
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  • Immigration

    You’re moving to Manchester? Really?

    by 1st Contact | Oct 15, 2010
    Some years ago, if you mentioned you were moving to Manchester, you’d say it in a whisper, and then titter nervously since the response would be predictable: “You’re moving … where?” And they’d look at you as if you’d lost your mind. Not any longer. Manchester has had a face lift. It walks with a swagger. And the newcomers just keep pouring in.
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  • Immigration

    Calls for government to rethink the UK visa cap

    by 1st Contact | Sep 08, 2010
    A growing number of employers' groups are calling for the government to rethink the Visa cap as the effects of this new cap are already being felt in many sectors.
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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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