16-week delay for National Insurance number applications

by Leanne Shrosbree | Jan 25, 2022

National Insurance applicants are having to wait up to 16 weeks for number allocation, even when using the new online service.

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Steps to opening a Portuguese bank account from South Africa

by Leanne Shrosbree | Nov 5, 2021

Opening a bank account in Portugal can be a complicated process as most banks won’t allow you to open an account unless you visit a branch in ...

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Moving to the UK in 2022? National Insurance will cost you more

by Leanne Shrosbree | Sep 10, 2021

The UK government has announced tax hikes to fund a Health and Social Care Levy. This means a National Insurance increase in 2022.

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Guide to life: Find the right accommodation in the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | Jun 1, 2021

The quality and cost of accommodation in the UK can vary greatly. While it might be daunting to try and figure out where you’ll live when movi...

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Must know facts about the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | Apr 20, 2021

If you’re not sure where to start your UK research, have a look at some of the information below. This three-minute crash course will give you...

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Finding a community of expats in the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | Mar 15, 2021

Finding a community of like-minded expats in the UK from your home country can be challenging. Whether you’re contemplating the big move, or a...

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Beware of new HMRC National Insurance scam calls

by Leanne Shrosbree | Feb 24, 2021

Criminals have clever ways of defrauding millions each year. They often combine new-school technology with old-school tricks to get people to ...

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Do you know the difference between your NI and NHS number?

by Leanne Shrosbree | Feb 22, 2021

Most expats who move to the UK for the first time will need to get a National Health Service (NHS) number and a National Insurance number (NI/...

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A complete guide to the Scottish education system

by Leanne Shrosbree | Feb 5, 2021

Moving to Scotland can be an overwhelming experience. Aside from finding a new home, there are numerous other factors to consider, including s...

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