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    How to get your business ready for the future
    Jun 19, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • Guide to UK PAYE tax forms
    A guide to UK PAYE tax forms P45, P60 and P11D
    Jun 14, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    The importance of purchasing travel insurance with a Tier 4 UK student visa
    Jun 13, 2019  |  by Guest writer
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    Why the Rand is tanking
    Jun 10, 2019  |  by Sable International
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    The 2019/20 tax year changes: What they mean for you
    Jun 10, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    10 reasons growing up abroad gives your children a head start in life
    Jun 06, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    It’s a great time to buy your first UK property – here’s why
    Jun 03, 2019  |  by Marlon Borez
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    Contractor mortgages: What you need to know for a successful application
    May 31, 2019  |  by Ian Henning
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    Do you need to complete a Self Assessment tax return?
    May 29, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Two new Aussie visa routes for skilled migrants
    May 23, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Is your forex broker saving or costing you money?

    by Tim Smith | May 15, 2018
    If you have a business with overseas suppliers, work abroad or make regular international money transfers for a pension or mortgage, you’re going to need to send money overseas. Currency exchange can be confusing and there’s a lot to think about before you start transferring. To help you navigate the minefield of foreign exchange, we’ve put together some useful tips to keep in mind when making international transfers.
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    7 in 10 contractors are stressed out by their accounts. Don't be like them.

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | May 09, 2018
    Self-employed individuals are the fastest growing section of the UK workforce. However, a recent survey of self-employed UK contractors found that, surprisingly, almost three quarters do their own accounting. The survey also found that doing your own accounts can lead to a lot of gnashing of teeth and incorrectly filed returns. Luckily, as with most things in life and business, there is a solution.
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    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city

    by Leanne Shrosbree | May 04, 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 thinking of making the move overseas to give your career a boost, for a change of scenery or for the sheer thrill of the experience, it’s an opportunity many never regret taking. Here are 10 reasons why you must make London your next home.
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    No penny left behind! A guide to expenses for contractors and their limited company

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 25, 2018
    One of the perks of working as a limited company contractor is that you’re able to get tax relief on a wide variety of business-related expenses via your limited company. But we know, keeping track of your expenses can be tough and figuring out which expenses are tax-deductible and which aren’t can make your head begin to spin. To help you get started, we’ve put together a quick guide on tax-deductible expenses for UK contractors.
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    Is your UK business prepared for Making Tax Digital?

    by Scott Brown | Apr 23, 2018
    The Making Tax Digital initiative is aiming to simplify the UK’s tax system, but many business owners feel that it is going to complicate their tax affairs and ultimately end up costing them more. The good news is that this shouldn’t be the case if you’re properly prepared.
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    If you’ve got an EU passport, this is how you can settle in the UK post-Brexit

    by Philip Gamble | Apr 18, 2018
    If you’re an EU passport holder and you’re living in the UK, or even if you’re thinking about moving there, you will be pleased to know that the UK and the EU have reached an agreement about the terms on which EU nationals will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit. A transition period will take place, but there are some key steps you need to take to ensure that you secure your rights to live and work in the UK in a post-Brexit world.
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    Thousands of South Africans eligible for British citizenship through double descent after ground-breaking Supreme Court ruling

    by Philip Gamble | Apr 17, 2018
    A recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the UK has opened a new route to British citizenship for thousands of previously disqualified South Africans. The ruling remedies some gender discrimination in the UK’s nationality legislation. If you have a mother who is British by descent (i.e. your mother’s father was born in the UK), then you could now have a claim to British citizenship through double descent.
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    Saying goodbye to South Africa? Financial emigration can give you access to your RA before you turn 55

    by Niel Pretorius | Apr 13, 2018
    South Africans who have already emigrated, or are thinking of doing so, have probably heard of the process of financial emigration. This process is more than just sending your South African assets overseas when you leave. Financial emigration allows you to withdraw and transfer your retirement annuities offshore before the age of 55. This way you don’t have to leave your retirement savings behind when you emigrate.
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    Successful Golden Visa applications skyrocket in 2018

    by Samantha Carter-Vawda | Apr 10, 2018
    Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Programme (GRPP) has become one of the most popular residency-by-investment programmes in the world. According to recent figures released by the Portuguese Immigration Services (SEF), over 6,000 applications have already been approved since the programme’s inception. In the last month, we have seen a record number of successful applicants approved, with South African participants on a steady rise.
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    Apply for your UK visa before the April 2018 increases

    by John Dunn | Apr 05, 2018
    The UK government has announced the new visa, immigration and citizenship application fees for 2018. The increases will affect visitor visas, work visas, student visas and settlement and naturalisation applications. Here’s what you’re going to pay if you apply after 6 April 2018.
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