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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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    Why having a partner on an Ancestry visa is the best

    by John Dunn | Jul 16, 2018
    While there are a variety of partner or spouse visas in the UK, as a partner of an Ancestry visa holder, you are entitled to certain benefits that other partners are not. In the article below, I’ll look at the situation as it pertains to partners of Ancestry visa holders, then I’ll explain how the situation differs for partners of EU nationals, non-EU nationals and British citizens.
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    You can receive your rental income tax-free if you don’t live in the UK

    by Ian Henning | Jul 12, 2018
    Investing in a UK property can be a great way to secure an income stream, but the taxation surrounding rental income is steep and things can get complex pretty quickly. Fortunately, if you are deemed to be a non-UK resident for tax purposes, you could be eligible for the Non-resident Landlord (NRL) Scheme. This set of tax rules allows you to receive your full UK rental income, free of any UK tax.
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    New UK visa for entrepreneurs doesn’t require you to have a degree

    by John Dunn | Jul 03, 2018
    If you’ve ever thought about starting a business in the UK, you’ll be happy to hear that the Home Secretary has just announced a new UK visa route especially for people like you. The “start-up” visa has particularly interesting requirements. Let’s look at this new visa route in more detail.
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    IR35: Are you in or are you out?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 02, 2018
    As a limited company contractor in the UK, there are a lot of rules and regulations that you need to know about, particularly where your taxes are concerned. One set of rules that seems to put most contractors into a state of panic is IR35. While IR35 is complicated, with enough research, and some good advice, you’ll be able to understand how it could impact you as a UK contractor.
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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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