Tips for a successful start as an expat in the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | May 17, 2019

You’ve worked your way through some tough decisions and now you’re moving abroad. Here are our words of advice if you’re thinking about choosing the e...

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Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone

by Leanne Shrosbree | Jun 12, 2018

Many people will agree that getting your National Insurance (NI) number is probably one of the most challenging aspects of moving to the UK. Unfortuna...

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10 reasons why London is still our favourite city

by Leanne Shrosbree | May 4, 2018

London remains a top destination for anyone who’s looking to work, study or live abroad, and there are loads of great reasons for this. Whether you’re...

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Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps

by 1st Contact | Mar 15, 2018

Working as a contractor in the UK has some great benefits. You’re effectively freelancing and, for the most part, you remain in control of when you wo...

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Get your child into state-funded school in the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | Feb 21, 2018

The biggest concern for most parents who are relocating to the UK with their family is where their children will attend school. While the UK school sy...

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The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?

by 1st Contact | Jan 30, 2018

Access to healthcare is a basic human right in both Australia and the UK. The national healthcare systems in these countries are major drawcards for f...

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To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent

by Leanne Shrosbree | Jan 19, 2018

When moving to the UK, you’re going to need to figure out where you’re going to live. Most people choose to rent when they first move to the UK, and o...

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How to open a bank account in the UK

by Leanne Shrosbree | Sep 14, 2017

Opening a bank account in the UK as a newcomer is notoriously difficult and irksome, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve got loads of experience...

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5 ways to meet new people in London

by Leanne Shrosbree | Aug 7, 2017

As an expat, you’ll likely want to make new friends in your new home, but Londoners can be tough nuts to crack and it’s easy to feel lonely. Luckily, ...

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