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    14 things to check and questions to ask when viewing a house [checklist]
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    10 cost saving ideas for your small business
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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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    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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    Moving to Portugal – how to choose the right school for your children

    by John Dunn | Mar 06, 2019
    Portugal has become an immigration hotspot thanks to its maritime climate, growing economy and friendly tax regime. For people moving with children, deciding on where to send them to school can present quite a few challenges. Make it easier with our guide to education in Portugal.
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    South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review – slow but important changes for investors and advisors

    by Mike Abbott | Mar 05, 2019
    The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will change the South African financial advice industry in fundamental ways. The shift to a client-focused, transparent system is both welcome and overdue. So, why has it taken so long?
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    Investors out, innovators in: UK Tier 1 visas set to change

    by Gary Kockott | Feb 19, 2019
    UK Tier 1 visa categories are under scrutiny after a surprise announcement on 6 December 2018 stated that the Tier 1 Investor route would be suspended. It was said that this route would no longer be open for applications, from 7 December 2018, and that new rules will be put in place sometime in 2019. The UK wants to crack-down on organised crime abusing the system for citizenship and encourage immigrants who will contribute to the economy.
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