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    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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    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
 
 
  • Immigration

    Considering applying for a visa? Your FAQs… Answered!

    by 1st Contact | Jun 23, 2010
    We receive a huge number of calls every day from people considering taking the plunge and living and working in the UK. And more often than not, the first couple of questions asked are pretty much the same. So we thought we’d equip you with heaps of info, even before you speak to a 1st Contact Visa Consultant!
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    Could you be due a UK Tax Refund?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 23, 2010
    Take the quiz and find out!
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    Been there, done that: Tips and advice from people who have lived and worked in London

    by 1st Contact | May 26, 2010
    If you’ve considered uprooting yourself and living and working in London, perhaps this will be the year you finally take the plunge… But what do you need to know to ensure that your move is the simplest, easiest, least stressful it can possibly be?
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  • Accounting

    So you want to be an independent contractor? Follow these 10 tips before leaping!

    by 1st Contact | May 10, 2010
    If you want to make a success of contracting in the UK, you must plan for success. This may sound obvious, but many people simply make the decision to contract and then expect the work to start flowing in. 1st Contact Accounting suggest that while you’re still earning a salary, you should plan exactly how you are going to go from employed to contractor, using these 10 steps as a guide:
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  • Immigration

    1st Contact with Rebecca Agnew

    by 1st Contact | Apr 16, 2010
    1st Contact meets Bec, a “Thirty-Something Uncomplicated, Navigationally-challenged And Mostly Independent Girl”. Bec tells us about what it means to be a Queenslander, a nanny in London, a Sunday Snapper and an Australian living in the UK.
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    New UK Tier 1 Highly Skilled Visa Criteria – Overseas Earnings Multipliers

    by John Dunn | Apr 06, 2010
    6 April saw the implementation of all the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) recommendations relating to the UK Tier 1 (General) highly skilled migrant category visa.
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  • Accounting

    UK Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2010 Budget Speech

    by 1st Contact | Mar 24, 2010
    The Budget Speech today delivered a ‘business as usual’ message for contractors in the UK. Contractors can breathe easy with no major changes from 1 April.
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    Bachelor Degrees Back for Tier 1 Visa

    by John Dunn | Mar 19, 2010
    The UK Government has announced that they have accepted all of the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) recommendations relating to the points threshold for the Tier 1 (General) highly skilled migrant category visa.
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  • Immigration

    Their UK visa headaches solved – a sunshine couple relocates

    by 1st Contact | Mar 03, 2010
    When Jaco Voges and his wife Madeleine step off the plane at Heathrow Airport, it will be spring. And even if it’s raining, in a sense, the sun will be shining for this young couple because not only are they both newly qualified chartered accountants, but they are also in possession of something highly sought after by prospective migrants: a Tier 1 Visa which allows them to live and work in the UK for three years!
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  • Tax refunds

    Claiming your NI rebate - take control of your finances

    by 1st Contact | Mar 03, 2010
    The deadline to apply for the NI (National Insurance) Rebate is the 5th April 2010 so don’t miss out on this opportunity to take control of your finances.
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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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