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    14 things to check and questions to ask when viewing a house [checklist]
    Nov 22, 2019  |  by Sable International
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    10 cost saving ideas for your small business
    Nov 20, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residence programme: How you can make your income tax-free
    Nov 12, 2019  |  by Cláudia Mendes
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    What’s the difference between a UK Marriage Visitor visa and a spouse visa?
    Nov 08, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Hiring your first employee for your UK business? This is how much it costs
    Oct 31, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    The 8 most popular jobs for international students in the UK
    Oct 31, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    The NHS: How to use the UK’s healthcare service
    Oct 30, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Invest in Australian property and earn permanent residency for you and your family
    Oct 18, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Silver Coast Portugal: Your guide to a dream expat destination
    Oct 14, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Common rental scams and how to avoid them
    Sep 26, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
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    Are you an EU national going to go study in the UK? Here’s how to get your NI number

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Aug 08, 2018
    If you’re from the EU and are planning on working in the UK while studying, you’re going to need a National Insurance (NI) number. While getting an NI number as a newcomer is a particularly tricky and often frustrating process, with the right help you’ll be able to sail through the process without any stress. Here’s how we’ve helped thousands of expats start their new life in the UK hassle-free.
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    How you can stop worrying and learn to love outsourced accounting

    by Scott Brown | Aug 03, 2018
    If you’re looking for new ways to streamline your company’s day-to-day operations and increase its bottom line, you need to ensure that your accounts are in order. Deciding on using an in-house or outsourced accountant can be tough. There are numerous benefits to using the latter, let’s take a detailed look at some of these.
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    A more affordable way to get an EU residency

    by Andrew Rissik | Jul 30, 2018
    It just got more affordable to invest in Europe’s most sought-after residency-by-investment programme: Portugal’s Golden Residence Programme. For as little as €350,000, you can invest in Portugal, earning you a “Golden Visa” which entitles you and your family to EU residency. There has been a lot of interest in the programme from all over the world, especially from South Africans who are looking for dual citizenship.
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    An Australian visa for South Africans over 45

    by Sam Hopwood | Jul 26, 2018
    Many people are under the impression that there isn’t an Australian visa option for them. This is because the age limit for most Aussie visas sits at a strict 45. However, if you have a successful business, and you’re willing to relocate your business and yourself to Australia, you could be eligible for a Business Innovation visa. This particular visa allows you and your family to relocate to Australia together, so if you’ve ever thought about making the trek Down Under, this could be your opportunity to do so.
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    Self Assessment deadline reminder! Second payment due end of July

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 25, 2018
    If you’re a contractor in the UK, you probably know all about the often-dreaded Self Assessment tax return. Anyone who receives income from a source other than usual employee wages, pensions and savings needs to file a Self Assessment tax return. If your 2016-17 tax liability was over £1000, you would be required to make pre-payments, called “payments on account” against your 2017-18 Self Assessment return. The second payment on account is due at the end of this month, and failing to pay it can result in some pretty heavy penalties.
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    Is there life after graduation in the UK? These are your UK visa options

    by John Dunn | Jul 24, 2018
    If you have just graduated from university and you plan on living the UK after your graduation, we have some good news for you: As a non-UK citizen, you have a variety of options when it comes to picking a UK visa. By choosing the right visa, you can extend your stay and open the door to permanent residency and British citizenship. However, you need to know exactly which visas you can apply for before you make any unnecessary and potentially costly applications.
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    A quick guide to the Australian partner visa

    by Sam Hopwood | Jul 16, 2018
    Applying for an Australian Partner visa is a difficult process. Not only does this visa work slightly differently to most other Aussie visas, but you also have to prove your relationship to the Australian department of Home Affairs in order for your application to be successful. What follows is a detailed breakdown of the visa’s requirements, so you can ensure you’re prepared before you embark on the application process.
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    Why having a partner on an Ancestry visa is the best

    by John Dunn | Jul 16, 2018
    While there are a variety of partner or spouse visas in the UK, as a partner of an Ancestry visa holder, you are entitled to certain benefits that other partners are not. In the article below, I’ll look at the situation as it pertains to partners of Ancestry visa holders, then I’ll explain how the situation differs for partners of EU nationals, non-EU nationals and British citizens.
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    You can receive your rental income tax-free if you don’t live in the UK

    by Ian Henning | Jul 12, 2018
    Investing in a UK property can be a great way to secure an income stream, but the taxation surrounding rental income is steep and things can get complex pretty quickly. Fortunately, if you are deemed to be a non-UK resident for tax purposes, you could be eligible for the Non-resident Landlord (NRL) Scheme. This set of tax rules allows you to receive your full UK rental income, free of any UK tax.
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    New UK visa for entrepreneurs doesn’t require you to have a degree

    by John Dunn | Jul 03, 2018
    If you’ve ever thought about starting a business in the UK, you’ll be happy to hear that the Home Secretary has just announced a new UK visa route especially for people like you. The “start-up” visa has particularly interesting requirements. Let’s look at this new visa route in more detail.
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