close menu
  • 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
 
 
  • Australian flag and brick wall

    Avoid having your Australian visa cancelled in 2017

    by Sam Hopwood | May 17, 2017
    Every year thousands of would-be immigrants and visitors to Australia have their visas cancelled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DBIP). There are literally hundreds of reasons why a visa can be cancelled, so if you’re hoping to live, work or travel through Australia, you best be aware of some of the most common causes of cancellation.
    Read more
  • Bank notes from around the world

    You need to stop using your bank for international money transfers, right now

    by Gemma Blommaert | May 08, 2017
    If you regularly send money overseas, you probably use your bank to make the transfer. But unfortunately, banks aren’t the best solution. Independent foreign exchange providers can provide lower fees, better rates and faster service. Here are a few reasons why you should stop using your bank for international money transfers.
    Read more
  • Red London bus

    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.
    Read more
  • Young people jumping in air at beach

    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.
    Read more
  • Kangaroo sign 4km ahead

    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.
    Read more
  • Ship and boxes in harbour

    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.
    Read more
  • Union jack on fabric

    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.
    Read more
  • world currencies

    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.
    Read more
  • Coin stacks

    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.
    Read more
  • new job

    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.
    Read more
  • 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
 
 

Do you like cookies? We do, read why.