How Much?– a rough guide to UK living costs
Aside from personal expenditure, there are a number of additional costs which need to be taken into account before you can decide on how much you have to spend on renting/buying your new home...
UK Education at a Glance
All children between the ages of five and sixteen are required by law to receive full time education, usually at school but they can be home educated instead...
What Makes Britain Great #9
There are many foods which are traditionally British: roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, pie and mash and of course the great English breakfast fry-up. Fish and chip shops serve all sorts of things these days – pies, sausages, burgers and even curry...
Using Public Transport To Get Around London
Using rail, road and river to get around London is easy if you know how, so here are the basics. Don't worry, you'll be using the tube like a Londoner in no time at all...
What Makes Britain Great #8
British pubs aren’t famous the world over for nothing! The ‘local’ (as we call it) is the backbone of social life throughout most of the country, serving pints of real ale, lager and cider alongside continental beers, wines and spirits...
What makes Britain Great #7
There was a time when Britain was very much a class-ridden society. Today, multiculturalism and a changing economy are gradually eroding the British class system, but some features of the system still remain.
Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements – What To Look Out For
You’ve found your perfect property and verbally agreed the key terms of the Tenancy. The next stage is for the agent to draw up the paperwork...
What Makes Britain Great #6
Since 2011 the Cornish Pasty has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe. Pasties originated in Britain, specifically Cornwall, where for many years they were the daily meal for the miners who worked the tin mines.
What is a TV Licence?
If you watch or record television programmes as they're being shown live in the UK, you will need a TV licence. This applies whether you receive Freeview, Freesat or a pay-TV service in your home; whether you rent or own your accommodation; and whether or not you watch BBC channels.
What Makes Britain Great #5
Chivalry may be the courteous behaviour of a man towards a woman, but when is it out-dated and patronising, and when is it appropriate and well-mannered?