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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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    25% of UK spouse visa applications are refused every year – make sure yours isn’t one

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 02, 2019
    Before 2012, applying for a UK spouse visa was quite straight forward and refusals were uncommon. Then the UK government introduced the £18,600 minimum income threshold and the refusal rate for spouse visas soared. Up to 25% of applications are denied every year. Last year alone, UKVI refused 8,514 UK spouse visa applications out of 33,456. Here’s our advice on how to ensure your application is successful the first time.
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    Australia’s new five-year parent visa – another way to bring your parents Down Under

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 01, 2019
    Australian migrants will be able to sponsor their parents to live in the country for up to five or ten years thanks to a new visa sub-category. Applications for the visa open from July 2019; here’s what you need to know.
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    How to calculate your costs before you immigrate to the UK

    by John Dunn | Mar 29, 2019
    When planning an international move it’s essential to be financially prepared. Costs add up and funds can disappear quicker than you think. It can be tough to keep track of every expense you’ll incur, so we’ve made it a bit easier. From your visa to your rent, and everything in between – here’s what to expect when you move to the UK.
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    Everything we know about the new Tier 1 Innovator visa

    by John Dunn | Mar 29, 2019
    The Tier 1 visa category will significantly change from April 2019. This was outlined in the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules published on 7 March 2019. The most notable changes include the closure of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) routes as well as significant reforms for the requirements of Tier 1 (Investor) visas.
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    Shipping household goods from South Africa to the UK, what you need to know

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Mar 29, 2019
    In the past five years emigration has tripled among South African home owners. We’ve helped quite a few of them with their visa and finances but one question we often hear is: What’s the most cost-effective way to get my belongings into the UK? We look at some of the best options below.
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    Scam watch: Beware of HMRC fraudsters in 2019

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 27, 2019
    Criminals use clever schemes and tricks to defraud millions of people each year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. So, what is phishing, how can you spot it and what should you do if you’re targeted?
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    The boom behind ESG investing – what’s actually driving the demand

    by Mike Abbott | Mar 26, 2019
    There’s a growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment throughout the world. Ethical investing has been around for many years, but what’s driving the current trend and what does the future hold?
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    Applying for a UK visa from Australia and New Zealand – what you need to know to avoid being refused

    by Sam Hopwood | Mar 20, 2019
    We find that UK visa applications often get refused because the applicant has failed to understand the UK immigration rules. The criteria and process when applying for a UK visa are complex, the fees are considerable, and the consequences of a visa refusal can be extreme. So, you want to ensure you get it right the first time. Below are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid when making your application.
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    Brexit: How to protect against currency fluctuations

    by Anton Van Teylingen | Mar 13, 2019
    For businesses involved with imports or exports, or who often deal in foreign currency settlement, exchange rate fluctuations can have a big impact on business. Those involved in Pound transfers have likely seen Brexit increasing their currency risk. For SMEs, exchange rate volatility can be dangerous. One strategy to protect businesses against fluctuations and secure their cash flow is currency hedging.
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    Contractor insurance: Choosing the right cover for your risks

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 12, 2019
    There are two distinct covers for contractors: public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. Consider your risks and find out which one is right for you – or if you need both.
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