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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
  • Making Tax Digital for VAT

    Making Tax Digital for VAT deadline: What you need to know before April 2019

    by Scott Brown | Feb 18, 2019
    The April 2019 deadline for Making Tax Digital for VAT is just around the corner. Here’s what it means for your UK business, and how you can make sure you’re ready.
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    Did you overpay HMRC? Here’s how to get your tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 07, 2019
    Every year more than 3.5 million people pay too much tax in the UK. Tax overpayments can occur without the taxpayer or HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) knowing, which is why it’s important to be aware of how it happens. These are some of the most common reasons HMRC could owe you money and how you can get it back.
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    Why the Portugal Golden Visa remains the best in the world

    by John Dunn | Jan 31, 2019
    Many South Africans are concerned about the current economic and political instability in the country and are looking for options. The Golden Visa can be the gateway to a better future for families, providing access to top education and increased personal security. The good news is that successful applications have been increasing since the programme started. Here’s why the Portugal Golden Visa continues to be the most popular and best of its kind.
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  • Business

    Will 2019 be a good year for UK contractors? IR35 and the loan charge

    by Ashley Deakin | Jan 24, 2019
    We’re hoping that the year ahead will bring some good news for contractors, but right now we’re seeing mixed feelings. Many of our contractors are feeling persecuted by a range of government initiatives and proposed directives. We’re getting lots of questions about the future of contracting given the proposed IR35 reform to the private sector in April 2020. We’re also seeing an attack on contractors who may have received payments through a loan or employee benefit trust scheme.
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  • Brexit

    Here’s what the new EU Settlement Scheme will mean for EU nationals living in the UK

    by John Dunn | Jan 24, 2019
    EU nationals who want to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit will need to apply for settlement under the new EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme is currently in its pilot phase and is set to officially open on 30 March 2019 (the day after Brexit). If you’re an EU citizen concerned about your future in the UK, here’s how to ensure you can remain in the UK.
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    The UK reveals its new skills-based immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals

    by John Dunn | Jan 22, 2019
    The new immigration system means that entry into the UK with a work visa will be based on skills and qualifications, rather than nationality. Let’s look at what’s going to change and what it means for those wanting to move to the UK to live and work.
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    Why so many people moved to the UK in 2018

    by John Dunn | Dec 12, 2018
    It’s official: The UK is the destination of choice for expats from all over the globe. But exactly how many people made the move in 2018? And which visas were they granted? Let’s take a closer look at just how many people visited and made the UK their home in 2018, and who knows, you may just be inspired to make the move yourself.
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    Four of the most important things you need when moving to the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Dec 12, 2018
    Whether you’re considering relocating to the UK permanently or want to spend a gap year in London, moving countries is not a simple process. It pays to do a little homework to ensure a successful relocation and to make things easier. An online search can provide an overwhelming amount of information, that’s why we’ve put together a simple guide on what to take care of first.
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    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make

    by Ian Henning | Dec 06, 2018
    The UK mortgage market is large and complex with numerous lenders and options available to a buyer. This can make it an especially daunting place for someone who is entering the market for the first time. With so many choices, buyers could make several mistakes that may affect one’s chances of securing a mortgage, achieving a lower loan, or result in a higher interest rate on the principal. So, before you unlock the door to home ownership, make sure you’re not committing any one of these common mistakes.
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    The Portuguese language test for citizenship and permanent residency

    by John Dunn | Nov 28, 2018
    Portugal’s Golden Visa programme offers an excellent lifestyle and financial investment for South Africans. But, after a successful application, you will still need to pass a Portuguese language test before being granted residency. We’ve put together a short guide to help you understand what this means and how you should go about preparing for the test.
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