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How To Open A Bank Account In The UK

Wednesday July 15, 2020 (11:46:53)

Bank notes were first introduced in the UK in around 1661, and the Bank of England was established in 1694. However, the evolution of the banking landscape in the UK, which has made it as it is today, only really gained traction after the First World War. There are currently around 344 banks in the UK and around 52 building societies. A few large banks dominate the sector, such as Lloyds Group, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and HSBC.   more ...

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How To Rent Or Buy Property In The UK

Thursday May 14, 2020 (12:06:01)

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, attracts many expats. It offers great prospects in terms of education and work, and a high quality of living to those who can afford it. If you're looking to rent or buy property there, then read on to learn about your options.   more ...

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How To Apply For A Visa In The United Kingdom

Thursday March 19, 2020 (18:54:34)

It’s worth mentioning at the beginning of this article that, as you are most likely aware, the UK is in the throes of leaving the European Union (EU). This means that the reciprocal agreements with the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) are subject to change. Whilst the UK have left without a deal as of January 31st 2020, there will be a transition period of at least one year, during which time no changes will be implemented. If you are in any doubt, you should check your government advice website, or contact your local embassy or consulate to seek clarification.   more ...

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How To Find A Job In The UK

Tuesday March 03, 2020 (12:03:24)

Your ability to find employment in the UK will depend to a certain degree on what happens after Brexit. However, the UK and EU governments seem keen to establish a reciprocal relationship that benefits all parties. For example, the UK government has recently announced that it does not intend to deport EU citizens who have not yet completed their full residency applications, even after Brexit has taken place. Work is still available in a wide range of sectors for third party nationals, and the UK government publishes an updated skills shortages list on the gov.uk website. London and the South East currently have the highest number of new vacancies.   more ...

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Dental And Ophthalmic Care In The UK: How To Find The Right Options For You

Monday January 27, 2020 (13:12:29)

Dental care in the United Kingdom (UK) is categorised in two ways: NHS and private. Most dentists provide both, so it is usually a case of finding out which treatments are available on the NHS and which require private care.   more ...

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Maternity Care In The UK: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday January 27, 2020 (13:01:32)

Most women in the UK choose to be supported by the National Health Service (NHS) throughout their pregnancy and birth. The care offered by the NHS is not only free but also of a high quality. The NHS cover antenatal care, labour and birth, and postnatal support.   more ...

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How Does The Quality Of Healthcare In The UK Compare With The US?

Monday January 27, 2020 (12:54:14)

The United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) healthcare services are ideal representatives of two extremes; the former relies on public funding whilst the latter has the largest private sector funding system in the world.   more ...

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How Will The UK’s New Rules Affect Expat Contractors?

Monday November 11, 2019 (19:23:40)

Officially known as the Intermediaries Legislation, the Off-Payroll workers' rules or IR35 takes its name from the original 1999 press release published by the then Inland Revenue (now HMRC) announcing its creation.   more ...

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Complementary Therapies In The UK And How To Access Them

Monday November 11, 2019 (12:04:00)

In the stressful context of 2019, many of us are spending more of our time and resources focusing on our well-being. Spending a little time on self-care is a vital part of surviving the day to day stresses of adulthood. Whether it’s a payday treat to ourselves; a reward for a job well done; or a chance to escape the noise and chaos of a busy home, complementary therapies can add some much-needed respite to our schedule.   more ...

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New To London: How To Find A Co-Working Space

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:31:24)

If you’ve just moved to London and have a remote job, or you’re a freelancer who needs a working space that isn’t your kitchen table, worry not; the British capital is full of excellent co-working spaces nowadays!   more ...



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