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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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Consider yourself an open-minded international traveller? These Spanish festivals are for you

    by 1st Contact | Feb 23, 2017
    Ready to run with bulls, party all night, help yourself to a bottomless supply of red wine and meet new international friends? Then Stoke Travel has the festivals for you.
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    Pay less tax: Choose the right contractor accountant

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 21, 2017
    Choosing an accountant is a critical decision for any contractor. A good accountant is an asset to your business, handling your affairs efficiently and ensuring that you stay compliant with ever-changing legislation. Below, we highlight five crucial factors you should consider before taking the plunge.
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    British citizenship and indefinite leave to remain: Why you need to know the difference

    by John Dunn | Jan 30, 2017
    People often confuse indefinite leave to remain with UK citizenship, or assume that they mean the same thing. Although there is a lot of overlap between the two, there are important differences that should not be overlooked.
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    A step-by-step guide to shipping your excess baggage

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jan 27, 2017
    Can’t seem to get your suitcase to close while packing? 1st Contact Shipping can safely get your goods to where they need to be. Whether you’re looking to avoid excess baggage fees, or would rather not have the hassle of travelling with all your belongings, we provide an easy way to transport your baggage internationally.
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    You could be eligible for British citizenship

    by John Dunn | Jan 20, 2017
    Since 13 January 2010, individuals with British born mothers have been able to gain UK citizenship through registration. If you qualify under section 4C of the British Nationality Act of 1948, you no longer need to apply via the standard Ancestral visa route to become a British citizen.
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    Get a job in the UK in 2017: How to format your CV and prepare for your interview

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Jan 19, 2017
    The UK is a great place to work. It is the world’s fifth largest economy and is one of the globe’s most important business hubs. Competition for jobs is high, but those with a valid visa and the right skills and experience could land their dream job in 2017.
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    Aussies: Move to the UK with your partner in 2017

    by Sam Hopwood | Jan 18, 2017
    If you’re Australian and your partner is a British citizen, or is a permanent resident in the UK, you can apply for a spouse or partner visa allowing you to work and live in the UK. There are more than a few eligibility requirements for this visa so it’s best to be clued up before you apply. We break down some of the spouse visa requirements so you can easily check whether you qualify.
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    Don’t get duped! The ultimate guide to tax refunds scams in the UK

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jan 16, 2017
    Whether it’s a bogus email or a fake phone call, scammers have more than a few tricks up their sleeves to get their hands on your personal details and your hard-earned money. Well fear not, with our up-to-date list of known scams we’ll help you spot a scam from a mile away.
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    Contractor tips: How to start a limited company

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jan 10, 2017
    Operating through a limited company is a smart way for contractors to structure their earnings and can be more tax-efficient than self-employment. There are many advantages to forming a limited company, but the process can be tricky. We've put together a quick guide to get you started.
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    Get world-class medical care in the UK: The immigration health surcharge

    by 1st Contact | Dec 22, 2016
    The National Health Service (NHS) provides free basic medical care to UK and EU citizens as well as UK visa holders. If you need a visa to travel to the UK, you may need to pay the immigration health surcharge to get access to the service.
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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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