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Do you need to pay tax on money received as a gift in the UK?

A quick answer is you dont need to pay tax on the money that you received as a gift. However, the people who give you money is liable for the tax which is under the category of inheritance tax. The annual exemption of inheritance tax for current tax... (read more)

  answered 12 years ago

What's the limit of tranferring money via online banking in the UK?

It really depends which bank you are using. If you have an account with Barclays, you are allowed to make a payment to an external account of up to £30k a day. If you have an account with Santander, you can make a payment of up to £100k a day. With... (read more)

  answered 12 years ago

Where is the Beagle breed originally from?

The Beagles are easy to care for dogs. As one of the most popular scent hound, the Beagles are originally from England. (read more)

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When was LOL first used?

The first time LOL used as Laughing Out Loud (or Laugh Out Loud) was by Wayne Pearson in the 1980s. You can read the story here. On 24 March 2011, LOL was first documented in the Oxford English... (read more)

  answered 12 years ago

Can the invitation letter for UK visitor visa be from me and my husband to my mum? And how long is the visitor visa, 3 or 6 months? Thank you

Yes, if you and your husband want to invite your mum come to the UK as a visitor, you need to write an invitation letter and sign it by both you and your husband. For the format of the invitation letter, you can check this question - (read more)

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Who wrote Les Miserables?

Les Misérables, one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, is written by French poet, novelist and dramatise Victor Hugo. First published in 1862, the French historical fiction examined the nature of law and grace and the nature of familial... (read more)

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Who is the director of Les Miserables (2012 film)?

Produced by Working Title Films, the 2012 British musical drama film is scripted by William Nicholson and directed by British... (read more)

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What's the composition of 18k yellow gold?

Gold itself is bright yellow color but can be mixed with other metals to give different colors. Yellow Gold 18K is made of 75% Gold, 10-20% Silver and 5-15% Copper while Yellow Gold 22k has 92% Gold, 4.2% Silver and 4.2% Copper. 22K is the purist Gold... (read more)

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What is the oldest department store in New York?

Also known as L&T, or LT, Lord & Taylor is the oldest upscale department store... (read more)

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How many children did Kirk Douglas have?

Born on December 9, 1916, the film legend Kirk Douglas married twice in his lifetime and had four sons. When he was 27 years old, Kirk married... (read more)

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What kind of visa do my mother need to come to the UK and visit my family? She is Russian and live in Bulgaria, but only has Russian pasport. Me and my husband are self-employed, thank you.

Bulgaria is a member of European Economic Area, but since your mum is a national of Russian Federation, she needs to obtains a visa before travel. You can use this questionnaire... (read more)

  answered 12 years ago

Who founded Quora?

The question and answer website- Quora was co-founded by Charlie Cheever and Adam D'Angelo. They knew each other while both of them worked in Facebook. (read more)

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When was the first edition of the Pirelli Calendar? Who were the models of the first Pirelli Calendar?

As a prestigious and exclusive "girly" calendar, the first edition of Pirelli Calendar dated back to 1964. The photographer... (read more)

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What is the immune system?

In simple words, the immune system is the body's defense against foreign invaders. It is a complex network of cells (white blood cells, or leukocytes), tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body against bacteria, parasites, fungi, viruses... (read more)

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Where does insulin come from?

Insulin is a protein that is secreted by islet cells within the pancreas (i.e. An organ that sits behind the stomach) in response to detected increase in blood glucose (blood sugar). This helps a cell to absorb sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into... (read more)

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What are the dates of the Rolling Stones tour in Europe in 2013?

The English rock band formed in 1962 celebrated their 50th anniversary by performing a handful concerts at the end of 2012. This includes gigs... (read more)

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What's the cheapest way to send a parcel from Britain to China?

It really depends on how big or how heavy your parcel is, how fast you want to send it through, or if you want an insurance or the tracking information along with the parcel. In general, if you want to send a small parcel which is less than 2kg, post... (read more)

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When is 2013 Chinese New Year?

The 2013 Chinese New Year is celebrated on 10th February 2013 (Sunday). The zodiac sign for 2013 is snake. Chinese New Year, also called Spring... (read more)

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