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    Making Tax Digital for VAT deadline: What you need to know before April 2019
    Feb 18, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    Did you overpay HMRC? Here’s how to get your tax refund
    Feb 07, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    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
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    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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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps

    by 1st Contact | Mar 15, 2018
    Working as a contractor in the UK has some great benefits. You’re effectively freelancing and, for the most part, you remain in control of when you work, how you work and what you choose to work on. This freedom can be incredibly rewarding, but for some, it can also lead to four-hour lunch breaks and leaving tax filing to the last minute. Structure and organisation are your friends when you’re your own boss, let’s take a look how you can make the most out of your career as a contractor.
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    Your current job could be your ticket to the UK

    by Philip Gamble | Mar 06, 2018
    With a big dip in net migration over the last year, the UK is experiencing severe skills shortages across all sectors. Skilled migrants have always been an important part of the UK workforce, and are needed now more than ever. If you’re a skilled individual, there’s never been a better time for you to move to the UK.
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    6 important steps to take before becoming a UK contractor

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 05, 2018
    At some point, just about everyone has considered giving up permanent employment to become a contractor or freelance worker. Skilled professionals are in huge demand in the UK right now, making it arguably a particularly easy time to freelance. However, before you hand in your resignation letter and print those business cards, it’s vital that you have looked at every aspect of your decision.
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 02, 2018
    No one likes doing their Self Assessment tax return, which is why so many of us leave it to the 11th hour in January. But what if we told you that filing your return early has loads of benefits and isn’t that hard? If you’re a UK contractor, especially if you’re working through a limited company, you definitely want to file as soon as you can.
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    Everything you need to know about extending your UK visa

    by John Dunn | Feb 28, 2018
    You need to know when your visa expires and whether you want to extend your stay well ahead of your visa’s expiration date. This guide will help you understand the extension process.
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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one

    by John Dunn | Feb 22, 2018
    If you have a degree from a UK university, it will be recognised by employers, universities and governments the world over. This article contains everything you or a family member will need to know, so you can easily join the thousands of international students who flock to the UK every year.
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    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Feb 21, 2018
    The biggest concern for most parents who are relocating to the UK with their family is where their children will attend school. While the UK school system may seem a little overwhelming and confusing at first, you’ll be pleased to know that not only is there a wide selection of excellent state-funded schools, it’s free for non-British citizens, too. We look at how the schools are structured, what they have to offer and how to go about choosing the right school for your child.
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    Why EU nationals are suddenly scrambling for British citizenship

    by Philip Gamble | Feb 09, 2018
    In 2017, the number of EU nationals applying for UK citizenship more than doubled compared to 2016. With the UK scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019, many Europeans are looking to secure British citizenship to avoid having to uproot themselves after Brexit. If you’re an EU national who wants to continue living in the UK, you should consider applying for UK citizenship sooner rather than later.
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    A guide to securing British citizenship as an EU national

    by Philip Gamble | Feb 08, 2018
    If you’re an EU national and want to secure your rights in the UK, the best way to do that is to apply for British citizenship now. If you've been wondering how to get this process started, this article should help you on your way.
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    Read this before you apply for your British passport

    by John Dunn | Feb 07, 2018
    I recently wrote articles on the looming UK visa fee increases, as well as the immigration health surcharge increase, but those aren’t the only fees increasing this year. The Home Office has announced that the price of British passports is set to increase on 27 March 2018. The fees have increased across the board, but in various ways. Let’s have a look at how and why the fees have changed.
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