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    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make
    Dec 06, 2018  |  by Ian Henning
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    The Portuguese language test for citizenship and permanent residency
    Nov 28, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • Passport-travel
    The UK’s in-country visa application process is about to change
    Nov 26, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • UK-family
    UK citizenship case study: How an adopted child can have more rights than a natural child
    Nov 19, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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    Britain - a good time to invest? Make use of your 2018 investment allowance
    Nov 14, 2018  |  by Andrew Rissik
  • Business-concept
    Moving your business to the UK? You’ll need to understand the UK’s VAT regulations
    Nov 12, 2018  |  by Scott Brown
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    Highlights from the 2018 Autumn Statement
    Oct 30, 2018  |  by Scott Brown
  • man-in-front-of-shop
    A quick guide to UK business tax
    Oct 26, 2018  |  by Scott Brown
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    South Africans and Australians can expect to pay more for access to the UK’s National Health Service
    Oct 16, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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    Claim a British passport from your great grandparent
    Oct 16, 2018  |  by John Dunn
 
 
  • Typical-english-house

    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make

    by Ian Henning | Dec 06, 2018
    The UK mortgage market is large and complex with numerous lenders and options available to a buyer. This can make it an especially daunting place for someone who is entering the market for the first time. With so many choices, buyers could make several mistakes that may affect one’s chances of securing a mortgage, achieving a lower loan, or result in a higher interest rate on the principal. So, before you unlock the door to home ownership, make sure you’re not committing any one of these common mistakes.
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  • Lisbon-castle

    The Portuguese language test for citizenship and permanent residency

    by John Dunn | Nov 28, 2018
    Portugal’s Golden Visa programme offers an excellent lifestyle and financial investment for South Africans. But, after a successful application, you will still need to pass a Portuguese language test before being granted residency. We’ve put together a short guide to help you understand what this means and how you should go about preparing for the test.
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    The UK’s in-country visa application process is about to change

    by John Dunn | Nov 26, 2018
    The way you apply for a visa extension, settlement or citizenship within the UK is changing. The new system aims to make the process quicker, easier and more secure for applicants.
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    UK citizenship case study: How an adopted child can have more rights than a natural child

    by John Dunn | Nov 19, 2018
    Over his 24 years working with UK nationality, Philip Gamble has seen a fair amount of strange and unusual claims to British citizenship. A recent case involving the adoption of a child in South Africa by a UK-born man may be one of the more unusual.
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    Britain - a good time to invest? Make use of your 2018 investment allowance

    by Andrew Rissik | Nov 14, 2018
    South Africans are, by now, well familiar with the concept that when there is uncertainty in a country the local currency devalues and becomes volatile. Nowhere is this truer than in the UK as it nears the looming Brexit deadline. But, when a currency is under pressure, it presents fantastic buying opportunities to investors using foreign currency.
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  • Business-concept

    Moving your business to the UK? You’ll need to understand the UK’s VAT regulations

    by Scott Brown | Nov 12, 2018
    If you’re thinking of establishing a business in the UK, it’s essential that you understand how the UK’s VAT system works. Having a knowledgeable accountant working with you will not only ensure that your VAT is managed correctly and efficiently, but that you comply with HMRC’s rules.
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    Highlights from the 2018 Autumn Statement

    by Scott Brown | Oct 30, 2018
    On 29 October 2018 the Chancellor presented his Autumn budget. The budget gave an overall update of how the economy has fared over the year and what spending is planned over the next four to five years. Below is a summary of some of the main points that we think are relevant to you.
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    A quick guide to UK business tax

    by Scott Brown | Oct 26, 2018
    With so many complicated Corporation Tax rules in the UK, knowing which types of taxes apply to your business can be tricky. It’s vital that you understand your tax obligations before you begin so you can accurately plan your venture’s future. With proper planning, you will ensure the necessary systems are in place which in turn will allow you to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of running your business.
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    South Africans and Australians can expect to pay more for access to the UK’s National Health Service

    by John Dunn | Oct 16, 2018
    The UK government has just announced a proposed increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge fee this year. The increase will affect thousands of non-EU nationals who are currently living, working and studying in the UK.
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  • british-passport-on-map

    Claim a British passport from your great grandparent

    by John Dunn | Oct 16, 2018
    Philip Gamble, our British nationality expert, has come across a rare situation where a client qualifies for registration as a British citizen on the basis of quadruple descent. What does that mean? Simply put it means some people may be able to claim British citizenship from their great grandfather’s birth in the UK.
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