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    Making Tax Digital for VAT deadline: What you need to know before April 2019
    Feb 18, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    Did you overpay HMRC? Here’s how to get your tax refund
    Feb 07, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Why the Portugal Golden Visa remains the best in the world
    Jan 31, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Will 2019 be a good year for UK contractors? IR35 and the loan charge
    Jan 24, 2019  |  by Ashley Deakin
  • Brexit
    Here’s what the new EU Settlement Scheme will mean for EU nationals living in the UK
    Jan 24, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    The UK reveals its new skills-based immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals
    Jan 22, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Why so many people moved to the UK in 2018
    Dec 12, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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    Four of the most important things you need when moving to the UK
    Dec 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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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
 
 
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    Do you have exceptional talent? The UK has a visa especially for you

    by John Dunn | Dec 20, 2017
    If you’re exceptionally talented in the field of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts, you could be eligible for a special UK visa: The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. This visa allows you to live, work and eventually settle in the UK with very few restrictions. What’s more, the Home Office has just made it easier to get one of these visas.
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    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 19, 2017
    As exciting as it is to jet off to a new home, not many people look forward to the long-haul flight it takes to get there, especially in economy class. A flight from Sydney to London is 22 hours and let’s face it, that’s a long time to be in a confined space with a bunch of humans. However, there are a few things you can do to make your trip as pleasant as possible.
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    Can you inherit British citizenship from someone you aren’t related to?

    by Reg Bamford | Dec 19, 2017
    You may have heard that claiming British citizenship as a South African can get pretty bizarre. Sure, it’s easy when your parent (or, in some cases, your grandparent) was born in the UK, but it can a lot more obscure than that. There are hundreds of weird and wonderful ways you could be eligible for British citizenship, as one man found out last month.
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    How to choose the right forex partner for your business

    by Saskia Johnston | Dec 11, 2017
    A business’s forex requirements can range from simple to complex, so it’s important that you hire a forex broker who can help your business maximise outcomes. To help ensure you make the right decision, look out for these four key things when choosing a forex partner for your business.
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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa

    by John Dunn | Nov 27, 2017
    A two-year UK working holiday has been a popular option for Aussie and New Zealand youths for years. The Tier 5 working holiday visa allows young travellers to experience all that the UK has to offer, as well as work and earn Pounds while they’re there. Here are a few lesser-known truths about this popular visa.
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    Uncertainty is here to stay, so how do you roll with the punches?

    by Gary Kockott | Nov 24, 2017
    The one thing about South Africans is that we sure know how to take a punch, and boy have we had to suck up a lot of damage these past two years. The unpredictability and extreme volatility of the Rand has left local investors punch drunk and unable to figure out what their next move should be. In order to preserve or grow wealth as a South African, it’s becoming increasingly important to look abroad to ensure you aren’t held at the mercy of the Rand. But where do you start?
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018

    by John Dunn | Nov 23, 2017
    Once you obtain indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, you are just a few steps away from full British citizenship. The time it’ll take you to qualify for this sought-after status depends on which UK visa you are currently holding. Certain visas can make this process trickier than others, but regardless of which visa you’re on we’ve got the answers you’re after.
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Nov 22, 2017
    Amidst uncertain times in British politics and economics, the Chancellor's Autumn Budget was expected to tread a fine line. With little room to manoeuvre due to a slowing economy and uncertainty over Britain’s international relations, it comes as a relief that the Chancellor has not hit any panic buttons. We’ve summarised everything you need to know about this Autumn Budget below.
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    The 2018 guide to hiring a non-EU national in the UK

    by Philip Gamble | Nov 22, 2017
    While it’s common for UK employers to hire people from outside of the EU, it can be a long, complicated process. There are a few key things that you need to know about making the process as stress-free as possible for you and your potential employee.
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    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa

    by John Dunn | Nov 21, 2017
    Boasting rolling green hills, ancient churches and one of the most popular cities for overseas travel, it’s easy to see why thousands of people from around the world choose to get married in the UK. If you’re getting married in the UK, and you or your partner don’t already have a valid UK visa, you can apply for a Marriage Visitor visa which will let you get hitched in the UK.
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