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    Everything you need to know about setting up as a sole trader
    Aug 15, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Everything you should do on your look-and-see visit to Australia
    Aug 12, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    What a no-deal Brexit means for EU nationals and their partners
    Aug 12, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    How Boris Johnson’s election has caused trouble for the Pound
    Jul 31, 2019  |  by Sable International
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    10 reasons to move to Porto, Portugal
    Jul 29, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about applying for a UK Tier 2 (General) visa
    Jul 18, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Why we need more women-owned businesses
    Jul 16, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    7 ways to finance your small business
    Jul 16, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    18 things that surprise South Africans moving to the UK
    Jul 15, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Landed a temporary job Down Under? Get an Australian working holiday visa
    Jul 08, 2019  |  by Guest writer
 
 
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    Is there life after graduation in the UK? These are your UK visa options

    by John Dunn | Jul 24, 2018
    If you have just graduated from university and you plan on living the UK after your graduation, we have some good news for you: As a non-UK citizen, you have a variety of options when it comes to picking a UK visa. By choosing the right visa, you can extend your stay and open the door to permanent residency and British citizenship. However, you need to know exactly which visas you can apply for before you make any unnecessary and potentially costly applications.
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    A quick guide to the Australian partner visa

    by Sam Hopwood | Jul 16, 2018
    Applying for an Australian Partner visa is a difficult process. Not only does this visa work slightly differently to most other Aussie visas, but you also have to prove your relationship to the Australian department of Home Affairs in order for your application to be successful. What follows is a detailed breakdown of the visa’s requirements, so you can ensure you’re prepared before you embark on the application process.
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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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