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    Making Tax Digital for VAT deadline: What you need to know before April 2019
    Feb 18, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • Businessman-running
    Did you overpay HMRC? Here’s how to get your tax refund
    Feb 07, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Lisbon-aerial
    Why the Portugal Golden Visa remains the best in the world
    Jan 31, 2019  |  by John Dunn
  • Business
    Will 2019 be a good year for UK contractors? IR35 and the loan charge
    Jan 24, 2019  |  by Ashley Deakin
  • Brexit
    Here’s what the new EU Settlement Scheme will mean for EU nationals living in the UK
    Jan 24, 2019  |  by John Dunn
  • recruitment
    The UK reveals its new skills-based immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals
    Jan 22, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Why so many people moved to the UK in 2018
    Dec 12, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • London-Eye
    Four of the most important things you need when moving to the UK
    Dec 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make
    Dec 06, 2018  |  by Ian Henning
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    The Portuguese language test for citizenship and permanent residency
    Nov 28, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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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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    Contractor? SME owner? You’re going to need a specialised accountant

    by Scott Brown | Mar 26, 2018
    You’ve probably considered getting an accountant to handle your financial affairs at some point. However, the type of accounting help you need will depend greatly on the size and structure of your business. We cover a few scenarios below so you can figure out what kind of accounting help would best suit your needs.
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    New Aussie visa route for highly skilled migrants

    by Sam Hopwood | Mar 23, 2018
    A new visa scheme to attract highly skilled migrants and help Australia compete globally will be piloted from 1 July 2018. The government hopes the Global Talent Scheme will deliver innovation, transfer skills to local workers and help grow Australian businesses. If you’re skilled in your field, this could be your opportunity to move Down Under.
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    What UK businesses need to know about hiring non-EU nationals

    by Philip Gamble | Mar 19, 2018
    For UK-based businesses, the road to hiring a non-EU national is fraught with what seems like endless red tape and legislation. But with an understanding of what is required, and a little bit of help, the process can become a whole lot easier. Before you hire anyone, you should always make sure you’re clued up on what your options, responsibilities and duties are.
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