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    1. Overview Your limited company pays less Corporation Tax when it gives the following to charity: money equipment or trading stock (items it makes or sells) land, property or shares in another company (shares in your own company don’t qualify) employees (on secondment) sponsorship payments You can claim tax relief by deducting the...
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    1. Overview Donations by individuals to charity or to community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) are tax free. This is called tax relief. The tax goes to you or the charity. How this works depends on whether you donate: through Gift Aid straight from your wages or pension through a Payroll Giving scheme land, property or shares...
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    1. Bursaries, scholarships and awards Students in higher education can apply for money directly from their university or college on top of any other student finance – you don’t have to pay this money back. Each university or college has their own rules about bursaries, scholarships and awards, eg: who qualifies how...
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    The majority of this website is a free of charge information service which is designed to provide you with an insight into varies issues you may encounter when trying to integrate within the British system. Should you require individual help with a particular problem then you will need to became a member. Our members enjoy a wide range...
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    1. Apply for a council home You apply for council housing through your local council. Each council has its own rules. You’ll usually have to join a waiting list and you’re not guaranteed to get a property. Ask your council how long you’re likely to have to wait. You can apply if you’re 18 or over (some councils...
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    Get a copy of your police records Contact your local police for a copy of the records they hold about you. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to ask your local police for a copy of the records they hold about you. This is called a ‘subject access request’. You may need to show...
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    1. Overview Before you can vote in UK elections or referendums you need to register to vote. Your name and address will then appear on the electoral register. You can vote: at a polling station by post by proxy (getting someone else to vote for you) You can register at 16, but you can’t vote until you’re...
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    Use the Check and Send service at selected Post Office branches to reduce the chances of your passport application being rejected. You can’t use this service if you apply online. Find a Post Office that offers the Check and Send service – choose ‘Passport Check and Send’ from the drop down list. What...
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    We have already looked at how to place our children in schools abroad and how to help them fit in once they have made the transition to a foreign school but it is worth noting that the reverse can apply as foreign students are now becoming commonplace in our schools in the United Kingdom. This can...
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The majority of this website is a free of charge information service which is designed to provide you with an insight into varies issues you may encounter when trying to integrate within the British system. Should you require individual help with a particular problem then you will need to became a member. Our members enjoy a wide range of services which can help them solve problems they may encounter in everyday life.   There are four ways to obtain assistance with your problem.   Our team has learnt,...
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INTEGRATION

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day but give a man a fishing rod and he can eat all year”.

The majority of UK charities,  whose sole purpose is to help East Europeans, do so by acting as an immediate problem solver. A phone call, a letter, an email or a form completed may solve the immediate problem but it does not solve the long term problem which is that the client needs to know how to deal with problems themselves because this is all part of the INTEGRATION process, being confident and feeling secure enough to build a new life without the need to visit a charity for help every time a problem arises. 

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