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4 11, 2020

Immigration Update – New Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

By |2020-11-05T11:55:25+00:00November 4th, 2020|Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration, Services|

Immigration Update - New Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules The Home Office recently published their long-awaited Statement of Changes which sets out the changes to the Immigration Rules which are to be implemented post-Brexit. The various changes are summarised below. Many of the changes will take effect between 1 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 and will subject [...]

29 07, 2020

Immigration Update

By |2020-10-30T16:15:45+00:00July 29th, 2020|Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration, Services|

Immigration Update: The UK’s post-Brexit Immigration System On 13 July 2020, the UK government released a new policy paper telling us what the UK’s points-based system will look like post-Brexit. The new system will take effect on 1 January 2021, when freedom of movement between the UK and the EU comes to an end. The new rules and requirements will [...]

21 05, 2020

Immigration Round Up

By |2020-06-25T15:08:07+01:00May 21st, 2020|Immigration|

Immigration Round Up : COVID-19, the new post-Brexit Immigration System and more As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect our day-to-day lives, we take a look at the effect the pandemic has had on UK immigration and review the Home Office’s latest COVID-19 guidance. We also look at other recent developments in immigration law including the new points-based system [...]

28 01, 2019

Brexit Legal Update – The Impact of a No-deal Brexit on European Nationals Living in the UK and UK Immigration beyond Brexit

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00January 28th, 2019|Immigration, Services|

Whilst the Brexit debate shows no sign of slowing down, we have grappled with the current Home Office guidance to summarise what will happen in the event of the UK leaving the EU with a deal or without a deal (known as a “no-deal” Brexit). Note that this guidance is provided as a summary of the information available on 30 January [...]

17 07, 2018

Brexit Legal Update 2 – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00July 17th, 2018|Immigration|

In a document entitled “Statement of Intent” the Home Office has published further details about the scheme it intends to put in place for European nationals and their family members (living in the UK) in the lead up to Brexit, including draft Immigration Rules that set out in detail what the scheme will look like (the Draft Rules). It means we [...]

24 04, 2018

The Windrush Generation – Home at Last

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00April 24th, 2018|Immigration|

We have followed with interest the developments of this story and were delighted to hear Amber Rudd’s announcement yesterday that those referred to as the “Windrush Generation” will be granted British citizenship at no cost. This is a fantastic result for those caught up in the confusion, further details of which are below. The term “Windrush Generation” refers to migrants [...]

15 01, 2018

Brexit Legal Update – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00January 15th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In December, after months of negotiation, the UK government reached an agreement in principle with the EU across three areas including on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The Home Office together with the Department of Exiting the EU have published guidance accordingly. This guidance is not yet law and remains subject to change as negotiations continue. However, it [...]

29 03, 2017

Immigration Legal Update: Article 50 Triggered

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+01:00March 29th, 2017|Immigration|

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today which starts a period of negotiation between the UK and EU on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. How may this affect you? Article 50 formally triggers the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU. The UK will not leave the EU until that process [...]

22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By |2019-09-23T11:33:32+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By |2017-01-17T18:37:37+00:00January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

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