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Food for thought if you're thinking of relocating to the UK... some helpful articles to help with the process if you want to go it alone

The Lowdown on UK Schools

There are two main types of school systems available for families moving to London. State schools, which are funded by the government (and therefore free), and Independent or fee paying schools.  Apart from the cost, what are the differences?…

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What makes Britain great #18

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, commonly known as simply 'Wimbledon', is another great British institution. The first Wimbledon championship took place back in 1877, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world although Men’s Singles was the only event...

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Rental Home Insurance

When you rent your home, the building isn’t yours. If a wall falls down it’s the landlord’s responsibility to pay for it to be repaired. As a renter, all you need to worry about are your possessions which means you only need a home contents insurance policy…

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What Makes Britain Great #18

We British love our Sunday roasts!  These usually consist of roasted meat with potatoes and vegetables, covered in gravy.  The most British of meats is beef (which is why the French call us ‘rosbifs’, but that’s a different story)…

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Expat Needing A Mortgage?

For some UK citizens, living abroad for a couple of years can be very tempting.  An exciting adventure, a chance of a lifetime, a fantastic opportunity to try something new.   If you want to buy a property when you return, however, it can cause a few problems…

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What Makes Britain Great #17

If there is one thing us Brits are known for, it’s having a sense of humour. This is just as well given some of the name calling that has happened over the years. We have been called many things – here are just a few of them…

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Holidays With Your Dog

The UK is such a great place to travel with your dog, wonderful places to explore, some fantastic country side to walk in and many many delightful pubs to have a well-earned post walk rest but how easy is it to get to places like France or Ireland with your dog in tow?

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Electricity, Gas and Water in the UK

There are a wide variety of utility suppliers out there, and many factors to consider when choosing one. The wrong choice can lead to unfair utility bills, tricky exit fees and hidden costs that you might not be aware of but finding the right company that can offer a good deal in the long-term may take quite a bit of research…

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Choosing An Internet Service Provider

In the United Kingdom – or even just in London alone, there are countless ISPs to choose from so which one to pick can be a minefield. Here are some of the most important things to help you make the decision…

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How To Become A British Citizen

You’ve been living in the UK for a while and you love it here so much you want to make it official and become one of us. You may be able to apply for British Citizenship but before you do, there are many requirements you need to fulfil. This article should give you an insight…

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Living in London with a dog

The UK is a country that adores animals. Brits take care of their pets as if they were a member of the family, sometimes even better. London, in particular, is a very dog-friendly city. If you’re thinking about relocating to London with your furry friend, read on…

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Technology Update

Our app is a great way to stay up to date with your relocation process. By eliminating the need to send tons of emails, we can direct our focus to other areas of the process like finding the right school for your children, or that perfect place to call home…

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How to get a UK Visa

If you’re thinking about travelling to the UK for a visit, to work, for business or to study, the whole process of obtaining a visa can seem like a daunting process. With the right information and guidance, however, it doesn’t need to be…

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Getting to London by Road

So you want to live in the outskirts of London or even further afield, and need to get into the centre of town.  You don’t want to let the train take the strain, but what can you expect if instead you travel by road?  What are the roads like? How bad is the traffic?...

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What Makes Britain Great #16

Afternoon tea, the most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s, it was not until the mid...

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What Makes Britain Great #15

Unlike in some other countries, in the UK, tipping in restaurants is usually ‘discretionary’. It is not necessary to tip at all if you are unhappy with the level of service you’ve received…

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Conveyancing – 10 Steps to Success

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling property. If you’re a first time buyer here in the UK, it can literally be like talking in a foreign language. Here are the 10 most important things you’ll need to know before you find a property and place an offer…

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