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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Kids going to school

    Everything you need to know about sending your kids to school in the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | May 18, 2017
    Relocating your family to the UK can seem a bit daunting. Ensuring your kids find a school that is the right fit for them is important, but the UK school system is complex, and can be tricky to navigate as a first-timer. Luckily, we have a handy breakdown of the UK school system below. Read on so you can be fully prepared to make the best decision for your children.
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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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