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    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
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    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
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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
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    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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    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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    Your 2017 guide to transport in London

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Apr 18, 2017
    Getting around London can be overwhelming and confusing for any newcomer, with a myriad of routes leading to any one destination. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you navigate the intricate web that is London’s transport system.
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    Do La Tomatina 2017 the easy way with Stoke Travel

    by 1st Contact | Apr 12, 2017
    Buñol is a small Spanish town just an hour from Valencia. Once a year, this sleepy city hosts the biggest tomato fight in the world – La Tomatina. This is the sauciest festival around and you don’t want to miss out on the mayhem. Our friends at Stoke Travel have made it easier than ever.
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    In a rush to emigrate? Here’s how long it takes to get an Australian visa

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 11, 2017
    The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently released a list of processing times for Australian visa applications. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular visas and listed their processing times below to help you figure out how long it’ll take you to make the move Down Under.
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    5 common shipping mistakes and how to avoid them

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 05, 2017
    Anyone who has ever shipped goods overseas will know there’s always a certain amount of anxiety that comes with waiting for your belongings to arrive at their destination. We’ve rounded up some of the most common shipping mistakes and how to avoid them.
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    Removal of 28 day grace period for those who overstay their UK visa

    by John Dunn | Mar 21, 2017
    In November 2016, UKVI announced that the 28 day grace period for those who overstay their UK visas will be done away with. Failure to renew one’s visa is a serious offence and could lead to deportation. Follow these guidelines to ensure that you don’t find yourself in this sticky situation.
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    Contractors: How to make the most of your foreign currency payments

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 16, 2017
    Many freelancers and contractors earn a living by doing work for clients all over the world, meaning they get paid in different currencies. Although this is often a complicated transaction, it doesn’t have to be. Below are a few tips for being paid in a different currency.
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    Incoming minimum wage increase for UK workers

    by Scott Brown | Mar 13, 2017
    As of 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage is set to increase to £7.50 an hour. The increase was announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s annual Autumn Statement last year. Hammond said he hopes to get the minimum wage to £9 an hour by 2020.
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    Just landed an interview? All you need to know about the psychometric tests you may face

    by 1st Contact | Mar 10, 2017
    This article covers everything you could ever need to know about psychometric testing. Psychometric tests are an obstacle you are likely to encounter if you are a job seeker looking for a new job or if you are interested in a career change. Different companies are referring to different tests when they say ‘psychometric test’, and this may be a little confusing for you as an applicant. That’s why I’m here to go over the ins and outs of psychometric testing with you.
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    Spring Budget 2017: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Mar 08, 2017
    On 8 March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. It was notably shorter than the Autumn Statement delivered in November 2016, but there are still some key points you should take note of. See our summary below.
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    South African entrepreneurs: This could be your ticket to the UK

    by Scott Brown | Feb 23, 2017
    The UK has always been a great place to do business, with hundreds of start-ups and entrepreneurs flocking to London every year. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa allows anyone outside the EU to get in on this action through a capital investment into an existing or new UK business.
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  • 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
  • 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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