Tuesday, 30 July 2013

How to get your UK National Insurance (NI) Number

Aussie / Kiwis that are planning on working in the UK, listen up! The HMRC have made a couple of changes to the process of the getting a National Insurance (NI) number which means you don't need to go in for an interview anymore.

I called them up directly to get the facts straight and these are the steps:

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Top 10 Reasons People Hate Their Job

"How's work?" "It's alright."

Ever heard (or said) that? That usually translates to "work sucks, but it's money"! You might also have come across "I hate my job", "I hate my boss" or "I hate the company" - not everyone bothers with the niceties!

According to a recent survey by caterer.com, nearly 70% of people are completely miserable at work and 1 in 2 think about quitting their jobs on a daily basis. Here are the top 10 reasons why people hate their job:

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Djokovic vs Murray - Head to Head

With the likes of Federer, Nadal and Tsonga already out at this years' Wimbledon, it's looking quite likely that we'll be seeing Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the Finals - and why not? They were the 2 top seeds going into the competition!

This pair have only played each other once on grass - that was at the London 2012 Olympics, where Murray beat the world #1.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

UK Construction PMI - June 2013

The UK's construction sector grew for a second straight month in June, easing concerns over the country’s economic outlook.

Economists said the positive data raised the chances of stronger second-quarter growth than the 0.3% in the first three months of the year.

The construction PMI rose to 51.0 in June, the highest level since May 2012 and up from 50.8 in May.