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    UK employment contract: Checklist
    Apr 18, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    How “yours, mine and ours” complicates the estate planning process: Advice for blended families
    Apr 17, 2019  |  by Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield
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    11 excellent ways to spend your UK tax refund
    Apr 09, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Your guide to UK tax reliefs for SMEs
    Apr 04, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • London-business
    The UK still the best country for business in 2019
    Apr 04, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • Mortgage Concept
    The perfect time to secure a better interest rate on your remortgage
    Apr 03, 2019  |  by Ian Henning
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    25% of UK spouse visa applications are refused every year – make sure yours isn’t one
    Apr 02, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Australia’s new five-year parent visa – another way to bring your parents Down Under
    Apr 01, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    How to calculate your costs before you immigrate to the UK
    Mar 29, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Everything we know about the new Tier 1 Innovator visa
    Mar 29, 2019  |  by John Dunn
 
 
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    Thousands of UK healthcare jobs up for grabs as Tier 2 visa limits are scrapped

    by John Dunn | Jul 02, 2018
    The NHS has been experiencing a serious shortage of medical professionals recently, with one in 11 health service posts remaining vacant. To remedy this shortage, the Home Secretary has lifted the restriction on the number of visas granted to medical professionals looking to live and work in the UK on a Tier 2 visa. If you’re a doctor or a nurse that has always dreamed of living in the UK, now could be the perfect time to submit your visa application.
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    South African investors set their eyes on Portugal’s booming property market

    by Andrew Rissik | Jun 29, 2018
    Since Portugal launched its Golden Residence Permit Programme (GRPP) in 2012, buyers from all over the globe have flocked to the stunning Iberian country to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities the programme has to offer. South Africans, in particular, have quickly realised that an investment in the GRPP offers the chance to secure their family’s future with a hard currency investment that also opens the door to EU residency.
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    Don’t overpay on your tax! Make sure you’re on the right tax code

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 28, 2018
    It’s understandable that when you look at your payslip the only number that catches your eye is your take-home salary. However, there is a particularly important combination of numbers and letters that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s your tax code, and you need to ensure that it’s correct. Being on the wrong tax code could mean that you are paying significantly too much tax, and that’s something no one should ever be doing.
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    The good character requirement: Minor offences that could cost you your British citizenship

    by John Dunn | Jun 26, 2018
    Regardless of the route taken to British citizenship, every applicant will have to satisfy the good character requirement. As the name suggests, it is used by British officials to assess your character and determine whether you could be conducive to the public good in the UK. While there are some obvious reasons for applications being refused, there are also minor breaches that could result in an application being red flagged and possibly denied. It is the latter that you need to be more concerned with.
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    Having British citizenship doesn’t guarantee you a British passport

    by John Dunn | Jun 25, 2018
    You may be under the impression that when you are granted British citizenship you are automatically given a British passport. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You can only apply for your British passport after you have attended your British citizenship ceremony, and there are circumstances in which you may not be granted one despite being declared a full British citizen. Let’s clear up some of the common misconceptions about getting a British passport.
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    UK pensions: Between a QROP and a hard place? Or is it a damp SIPP?

    by Niel Pretorius | Jun 21, 2018
    Those who have worked in the UK for a few years, and then left to live elsewhere, will know just how hard it is to make sure your UK pension is both reasonably accessible and not overly taxed. Innumerable people from around the world have worked in the UK and have retirement savings from the work they did there. There has been a lot of noise in this space over the last few years, and a lot of unscrupulous advisors have made a lot of money as a result. If you have a UK pension and no longer live in the UK, then you need to continue reading.
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    IT contractor in the UK sues HMRC for £27,000 in landmark IR35 case

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 18, 2018
    A UK IT contractor working in the public sector recently won his appeal against Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The dispute was over a £27,000 tax bill he was hit with thanks to IR35 rules. A sound knowledge of IR35 legislation helped this contractor win his case, and the win has since cast further doubt on HMRC’s interpretation of IR35. If you’re concerned about falling within IR35 we suggest you read on.
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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Jun 12, 2018
    Many people will agree that getting your National Insurance (NI) number is probably one of the most challenging aspects of moving to the UK. Unfortunately, they are right, especially if you do it alone. Luckily, we’ve been helping newcomers to the UK apply for and receive their National Insurance numbers for years with much success. By using our service we’ll make sure your NI number gets sorted, the easy way.
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    What to do with your living annuity when you retire abroad

    by Niel Pretorius | Jun 11, 2018
    If you have a living annuity in South Africa but no longer live in The Republic, you will need to make sure that you plan accordingly to minimise your tax liabilities in your adopted home.
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  • house-london

    In the UK, mortgage inaction is pickpocketing thousands of homeowners

    by Bill Monty | Jun 07, 2018
    We are currently in an interesting time within the British mortgage market cycle. According to figures produced by HM Land Registry in February 2018, over the last 12 months, house prices across England have increased by 4.1%, yet London has shown a decline of 1.0%. With Brexit on the mind of many, and London seen as the financial hub of Europe, it is not surprising to see the impact of this within the data.
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